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Fan Films Put You To Sleep? Enter Sandman

In my new book on the history and future of fan films, Homemade Hollywood, I profile “Comics To Film,” a cool class at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. Every time it’s offered, Professor Dan Galiardi takes his class through the process of adapting a comic book character to the big screen, assigning the [...]

FCT Roadtrip Report: Five Towns College

Is a roadtrip a roadtrip if it’s only a 40-minute drive? On Election Day, I spoke about fan films as a guest speaker at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. About a year ago, I sat in on the school’s “Comics To Film” course and interviewed its professor, Dan Galiardi, for Homemade Hollywood, so [...]

Help A Fan Film Fan Win ‘Greatest Fear’ Contest!

Here’s a chance to easily help out a fan film fan and filmmaker. The other day, I spoke about fan films at Five Towns College (which I’ll blog about later) and afterwards, I met student filmmaker Joe Pomarico. A talented guy, he’s currently a top runner in AMC’s “Greatest Fear” Video Contest, where people submitted [...]

New York Comic Con 2008 Fan Film Panel Wrap-Up

This was my third visit to the New York Comic Con, which, gee, is in its third year. As always, it was a blast. All of New York City decided to fly its proverbial freak flag and jam into the Javits Center. I read that they were expecting 60,000 people this weekend, and I think [...]

BIG FAN FILM Panel at NY Comic Con This Weekend!

Going to New York Comic Con in New York City this coming weekend? Make sure you check out the fan film panel! I set this up a while back and roped in a bunch of folks–it’s a real ‘who’s who’ of the East Coast fan film world. In fact, the only drawback is that halfway [...]

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