Category Archives: Housekeeping

Finally, The Fan Film Book Has A Cover!

Here it is, after about 18 different attempts: At the top, is a behind-the-scenes shot from Star Wars: Revelations and the bottom is from a promo shot of Chris, the head of Blinky Productions which makes those great Blue Bettle and Power Girl movies. function change_color(input, id) { var obj = document.getElementById(id); if (obj) { [...]

Homemade Hollywood and James Bond

To quote the not-so-great Jim Anchower, “I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya,” but it’s been busy around here, between writing, working and presentations. In fact, one of my fan film presentations got mentioned in a Newsday article on Hofstra University’s recent academic symposium on James Bond. I held back [...]


“Hey,” you say. “Whatever happened to that ‘Name the fan film book’ title contest? You know, the one where that Clive guy wanted someone to come up with a better subtitle to his upcoming book about fan films, and in return, they’d get a free copy when it comes out, plus their name in the [...]

‘Name The Fan Film Book’ Contest!

OK, I need your help, but it takes almost no effort and you get something cool for your time! See, I’m writing the first book ever about fan films–it’s coming out next year from Continuum Books, and knock on wood, it’s gonna be pretty darn good. Mostly it’s going to be the history of fan-made [...]

Fan Film Book On The Move

It’s been a little insane in my house recently–I did eight speaking engagements in July, made business trips to London (covering Live Earth and Metallica at Wembley Stadium) and Austin (Summer -yawn- NAMM), and managed to squeeze in a two-day vacation. Amazingly, my kid still recognizes me. With all that travelling, though, I’ve still found [...]

Homemade Hollywood Rocks Out

This book keeps taking surprising twists and turns—let’s just say that when I started writing, I never figured I’d wind up interviewing punk rock legend Tommy Ramone! It was surely the first interview he’s done where there wasn’t one question asked about The Ramones; the bemusement in his voice was palpable. In the meantime, I [...]

Homemade Hollywood Fan Film Book Underway!

JUNE, 2007 UPDATE: Writing this book is a slow, painstaking process that is driving me crazy, and I love every minute of it. With the first month of work officially done, I’ve written about 9,000 words or so; when you add that to the 14,000 I’d already written prior to signing the deal, it’s a [...]

Contact Clive About The Fan Film Book!

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I’m Writing The First Fan Film Book!

The Good News: I’m starting work on the first ever book about fan films; it’ll be published by Continuum Publishing, and is tentatively titled Homemade Hollywood. The book will explore different aspects of fan flicks, from their rich history, to their sociological impact, to their implications for Big Media in the future. Plus, y’ know, [...]

Gray Areas Update: Harry Potter Fan Films

Those who enjoyed last week’s ruminations on Harry Potter fan films will be happy to learn that one of the two dramatic flicks I mentioned, Sirius Black and the Secret Keeper, actually is online after all. Thanks to its costumer/ associate producer, Erin Pyne, for the tip. She’ll make her screenwriting/directing debut when her new [...]

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