back when I first started playing around with this website (could it really
be eight years ago?), I was mainly just trying to teach myself a
little about all the new-fangled "cybernet" technology I'd heard so much
about, with all the links and the clicking and whatnot. Now, strangely
enough, I've evolved into a full-fledged resident of the inter-tubes, what
with my online screenwriting courses at UCLA
Extension (featuring students from literally the four corners of the
Earth) and the Ol' Blog Shop,
current home (for all you single digits of fans) of my ongoing pulpy fiction
serial, Test Drive
(after its former online home, Shuffleboil,
closed its borders and became strictly the domain of its two lovely and
talented creators, John & Jana.
But the Ol' Bait Shop footprint
in cyberspace continues to grow, with a new and improved New
England Screenwriters website about to launch, just as soon as I make
a few last minute tweaks and figure out how to get my @&%#$! PayPal
button to work right...so if you or anyone you know has a movie idea or
finished screenplay that needs help, please to spread the word!
I've also ventured further into
the blogosphere, with posts as a new regular contributor to
Screengrab movie forum over at Nerve.com,
where I share webspace with esteemed culture vulture and longtime Bait
Shop habitué, Baron Von Doviak.
there's new Bait Shop material over on the YouTubes (and, eventually, 48.tv):
De Zomer Kamp,
the Team Bait Shop/Burt Wood
entry in the 2008 48 Hour Film
Project (Boston edition). Our genre this year was fantasy, and
the elements used by all teams were (1) a receipt, (2) a diplomat character
named Reggie/Regina Higginbotham and (3) the line, "This could get complicated."
In other movie news, The
Meat City Beatniks creeps ever closer to completion (along with
which is creeping even slower)...but hopefully, by the next Bait
Shop update, one or both of these marathon projects will be...well, even
still yet closer to completion!