Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Oscar picture

Monday, 27 December 2010

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

"The Pillars of the Earth" is nominated for three Golden Globe awards

The day before yesterday I received some good news from Ken Follett about the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth.

The television mini-series of my novel, The Pillars of the Earth, has been nominated for three Golden Globe awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and also for a Writers Guild of America award.

Tandem's production of The Pillars of the Earth received a nomination in the Best Mini-Series category, Ian McShane received a nomination in the Best Actor category for his performance as Bishop Waleran, and Hayley Atwell received a nomination in the Best Actress category for her performance as Aliena. In addition, the Writers Guild of America has nominated the scriptwriter, John Pielmeier, for an award in the Best Writer: Long Form-Adaptation category.

I am delighted that the series, which has been so very well received wherever it has been screened, has been honoured in this way. If you have not yet had a chance to see 'Pillars', it is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Monday, 20 December 2010

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Blog update

This blog will be updated next week.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


I will update this blog next week.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Coming soon...

I'm sorry I haven't updated this blog since last week. I have been (and I am) busy writing some articles, reading, updating my other blogs,... Soon, I will write a post about writing (I haven't forgotten).

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Films to be released in October (IV)

Title: Hereafter
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Cast: Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr, Cécile De France, Lyndsey Marshal.
Synopsis: Hereafter tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might--or must--exist in the hereafter-.

Release Date: October 22nd, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Films to be released in October (III)

Title: Stone
Directed by John Curran
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj.
Synopsis: The film is based on a play by Junebug screenwriter Angus MacLachlan. De Niro will play a parole officer who develops a friendship with a teaching assistant.

Stone is about a convicted arsonist (Norton) who looks to manipulate a parole officer (De Niro) into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife (Jovovich) in the lawman's path.

Release Date: October 8th, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Title: It's Kind of a Funny Story
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Zoë Kravitz, Viola Davis.
Synopsis: World-premiering at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. What’s a 16-year-old boy doing playing music and table tennis with adult psychiatric patients – on a school day? It’s kind of a funny story…“It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name, is the new comedy-drama from acclaimed writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. It’s @5:00 AM on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner (played by Keir Gilchrist of “United States of Tara”) is bicycling up to the entrance of a mental health clinic; this bright 16-year-old is stressed out from the demands of being a teenager. Before his parents (Lauren Graham [of “Parenthood”] and Jim Gaffigan [of “Away We Go”]) and younger sister are even awake, Craig checks himself into Argenon Hospital and is admitted by a psychiatrist. But the youth ward is temporarily closed – so he finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover”), soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts of the upcoming “Scream 4’), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoë Kravitz of the upcoming “Mad Max”). With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him by the adult ward’s staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis), Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.»

Release Date: October 8th, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Title: Red
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, John Malkovich.
Synopsis: Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.

Release Date: October 15th, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Films to be released in October (II)

Title: Barry Munday
Directed by Missi Pyle
Cast: Mae Whitman, Judy Greer, Patrick Wilson, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle.
Synopsis: Barry Munday, a suburban wanna-be ladies man, wakes up in the hospital after being attacked in a movie theater, only to realize that he is missing one of his most prized possessions... his testicles. To make matters worse, Barry learns he's facing a paternity lawsuit filed by a woman he can't remember having sex with. With this being Barry's last chance to ever be a father, Barry reaches out and embraces the journey of parenthood and the onslaught of bumps that face him along the way. Filled with an ensemble of unusual characters, BARRY MUNDAY is the surprisingly heart-warming tale of a guy who finds it took losing his manhood to be a better man.

Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Title: Buried
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Robert Paterson, José Luis García Pérez, Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis.
Synopsis: Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

Release Date: October 8th, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Title: Life as We Know It
Directed by Greg Berlanti
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Christina Hendricks, Josh Duhamel, Jessica St. Clair, Josh Lucas.
Synopsis: Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they'll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.

Release Date: October 8th, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Films to be released in October

Title: Let Me In
Directed by Matt Reeves.
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas.
Synopsis: Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen's efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Title: Case 39
Directed by Christian Alvart.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Callum Keith Rennie.
Synopsis: In Case 39, family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all... until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) and the child's cruel and dangerous parents. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm Lily, their only daughter. Frightened for her life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron (Ian McShane) and takes Lily in while she continues the search for the perfect foster family. Just as it seems as though Lily is on her way to a more loving home, under the guidance of Emily and psychiatrist (Bradley Cooper), dark forces surrounding this young girl come to light and, little do they know, their attempts to protect her will only bring on greater horror…

Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Source: Moviebew

Title: The Social Network
Directed by David Fincher.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Armie Hammer.
Synopsis: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrpreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Source: Movieweb

Sunday, 26 September 2010

From cover to cover: the importance of design in publishing

The Society of Young Publishers and Friends is running an interesting event. Here you have the information.

Company; The Society of Young Publishers and Friends
Name: From cover to cover: the importance of design in publishing
Date: Tuestday, 28th of September · 18:30 - 21:30
Place: Women's Library, London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street,
London, United Kingdom

About the event: Don't judge a book by its cover? Whoever came up with that proverb clearly didn’t realise quite how influential a striking cover image and an engaging blurb can be for a potential book buyer.

At our September speaker meeting we’ll be asking a panel of industry experts to share their thoughts on what makes a book cover successful.

James Spackman, Sales and Marketing Director at Hodder & Stoughton, has kindly agreed to re-visit th ...e topic of his talk at this year’s Bookseller Cover Design conference and explain to us the importance of a good blurb.

Tony Davis, Design Director at Art Meets Matter (best known for their iconic Penguin merchandise), will be talking about design more generally and the way that words and images interact both on and off the page.

Together we’ll analyse some of the biggest books from the last decade and then look to the future, questioning whether the emergence of ebooks renders cover designs unnecessary or whether we always really will judge a book by its cover.

Join us on 29th September from 6.30pm at the Women’s Library in London Metropolitan University, E1 7NT, or for drinks afterwards at B@1 Spitalfields, E1 6AN.

To register for this event, please visit the SYP website: http://www.thesyp.org.uk/events.php.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Coming soon... "Fall of Giants"

I have recently received a newsletter from Ken Follett telling me about his new book Fall of Giants and the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth. Next week Fall of Giants will be released, so I think it would be nice for you to know some official piece of news.

Information from the mail I received:

In Fall of Giants I follow the destinies of five interrelated families – one American, one Russian, one German, one English and one Welsh – through the earth-shaking events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. It will be available in hardcover, audiobook and several e-book formats.

Fall of Giants is the first novel in my Century trilogy. The second book, due to be published in 2012, will feature the lives of the children of the characters who appear in La caída de los gigantes during the Great Depression and the Second World War. The third book, due out in 2014, will be set in the Cold War and will be about the grandchildren of the original characters.

Information taken from his web:

Fall of Giants is a magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in the Century trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families – American, German, Russian, English and Welsh – as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage,

Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man’s world in the Welsh mining pits…Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House…two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription and revolution…Billy’s sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London….

These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty.

As always with Ken, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic.

In future volumes of the Century trilogy, subsequent generations of the same families will travel through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century, changing themselves – and the century itself. With passion and the hand of a master, Ken brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

Source: Ken Follett

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Follow me on Twitter

I can't update as much as I want this blog. I have a lot of work to do and I just have time to post on El bolso amarillo. That's why I suggest you to follow me on Twitter. I post often in this social network. You will konw pieces of news from my blogs and other interesting news.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Steve Carrell's new film

Steve Carrell has a role in the film Dinner For Schmucks, a remake of a French film.


Rudd stars as Tim, a financial analyst with his eye on a big promotion. Once he's called into the boss's office after a knock out presentation that promotion is within his reach as he's invited to an exclusive dinner party at which the guests are required to invite the biggest idiot they can find. As luck would have it Tim runs over Barry (Carell) with his Porsche as Barry is rescuing a dead mouse to add to his collection. Tim sees it as a "sign from God" and invites Barry as his guest. The rest pretty much writes itself.

The French has already been a blockbuster in France and Spain. Besides, it has also been performed as a theater play. I didn't enjoy the French film but I guess I am not the target. I think this new movie can get to more people.

Director: Jay Roach
Cast: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

How to Write Fantasy

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Films to be released in September (III)

The American. Anton Corbijn. Shining Desk
Title: The American
Directed by Anton Corbijn.
Cast: George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Irina Björklund, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli.
Synopsis: Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Release Date: September 1st, 2010
Source: movieweb

The Romantics. Galt Niederhoffer. Shining Desk
Title: The Romantics.
Directed by Galt Niederhoffer.
Cast: Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Jeremy Strong.
Synopsis: Over the course of one raucous night at a seaside wedding seven close friends, all members of a tight, eclectic college clique, reconvene to watch two of their own tie the knot. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend.

The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore... without the groom.

Based on the heralded novel by producer, novelist, director Galt Niederhoffer, The Romantics is a Zeitgeist love story and generational comedy that breathes new life into the genre and recaptures the camaraderie of youth.

Release Date: September 10th, 2010
Source: movieweb


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