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Hey, fellow Zep heads! Some of you might remember me from my rather spotty postings here, over several years. Or not. Anyway, since I love Led Zep, and I love Led Zep fans, I thought I'd post my little Call for Submissions here. Would you like to write a short chapter for my upcoming book? The Movie That Changed My Life is a collection of stories written by people from all walks of life (doctors, store clerks, astrologers, chefs, woodworkers, truck drivers, etc.) about a film that touched their lives in some significant way. These anecdotes need not *all* be earth-shattering or profound. Some will be laugh-out-loud funny or maybe centered around crazy experiences while a certain movie was playing; they can be about a movie you didn’t know changed your life until later (first-date movie with spouse-to-be, perhaps?); the first film you ever saw; a movie that made you decide to go into a certain profession, or made you realize it was time to quit your job, etc. These stories can be centered around any kind of feature film – documentary to horror, silent to animated, noir to giallo, and everything in between. It will be a fun, fast read. Kindle to start, and maybe print-on-demand in the future. I cannot pay you for your contribution, but I am giving 25% of net sales to Reel Grrls. At Reel Grrls, girls ages 9 - 21 learn production skills through hands-on workshops and classes taught by female media professionals and educators. Reel Grrls is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. = = = Here’s what I need: Your name, your profession. (Student or Retired is OK, too.) Your email address (for my use only, not to be published). The story. From 500 – 750 words. Somewhere in your story, you must include the name of the movie, what it’s about, and talk about a scene from it that stuck with you. The story must have heart – whether it’s funny or poignant, it has to be entertaining! A short, snappy bio about you; no more than 3 or 4 sentences. Be as funny or as creative as you can! Boring bios… bad. Please add your twitter, instagram, blog, or website. = = = The deadline is July 1, 2015. By sending your story, you agree that you understand: it’s a contribution, and that it may be edited for content and grammar, punctuation, etc. Send it to me at: BlueStreakProductions@gmail.com My name is Staci Layne Wilson, and you can check Amazon Kindle for my other books (just so you know you’re not sending your stories into a black vortex of “?”)
Just for fun, here is the Oscars ballot for tonight's awards show. Play along and see how you match up with your friends and neighbors. There are 24 categories. BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash BEST ACTOR Steve Carell - Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper - American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch -The Imitation Game Michael Keaton - Birdman Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore - Still Alice Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon - Wild BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Robert Duvall - The Judge Ethan Hawke - Boyhood Edward Norton - Birdman Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher J. K. Simmons - Whiplash BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Patricia Arquette - Boyhood Laura Dern - Wild Keira Knightly - The Imitation Game Emma Stone - Birdman Meryl Streep - Into the Woods BEST DIRECTOR Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman Richard Linklater - Boyhood Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How to Train Your Dragon 2 Song of the Sea The Tale of the Princess Kaguya BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Ida - Poland Leviathan - Russia Tangerines - Estonia Timbuktu - Mauritania Wild Tales - Argentina ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Jason Hall - American Sniper Graham Moore - The Imitation Game Paul Thomas Anderson - Inherent Vice Anthony McCarten - The Theory of Everything Damien Chazelle - Whiplash ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo - Birdman Richard Linklater - Boyhood E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman - Foxcatcher Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness - The Grand Budapest Hotel Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler CINEMATOGRAPHY Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski - Ida Dick Pope - Mr. Turner Roger Deakins - Unbroken COSTUME DESIGN The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milena Canonero Inherent Vice - Mark Bridges Into the Woods - Colleen Atwood Maleficent - Anna B. Sheppard Mr. Turner - Jacqueline Durran DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM CitizenFour - U.S./Germany Finding Vivian Maier - U.S. Last Days in Vietnam - U.S. The Salt of the Earth - France/Brazil Virunga - U.K./Congo DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - U.S. Joanna - Poland Our Curse - Poland The Reaper (La Parka) - Mexico White Earth - U.S. FILM EDITING American Sniper Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Whiplash MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING Foxcatcher The Grand Budapest Hotel Guardians of the Galaxy MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game Hans Zimmer - Interstellar Gary Yershon - Mr. Turner Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory of Everything MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie - Shawn Patterson "Glory" from Selma - John Stevens & Lonnie Lynn "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights - Diane Warren "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me - Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond "Lost Stars" from Begin Again - Gregg Alexander & Danielle Brisebois PRODUCTION DESIGN The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Interstellar Into the Woods Mr. Turner ANIMATED SHORT FILM The Bigger Picture - U.K. The Dam Keeper - U.S. Feast - U.S. Me and My Moulton - Canada A Single Life - Netherlands LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM Aya - France/Israel Boogaloo and Graham - U.K. Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) - France/China Parvaneh - Switzerland The Phone Call - U.K. SOUND EDITING American Sniper Birdman The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar Unbroken SOUND MIXING American Sniper Birdman Interstellar Unbroken Whiplash VISUAL EFFECTS Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Guardians of the Galaxy Interstellar X-Men: Days of Future Past
So, I understand that Led Zeppelin song rights to put them in movies and TV can cost a GREAT DEAL of money and make it prohibitive. Words to this effect were given by TV creator/producer Eric Kripke while commenting on his show "Supernatural." If you are a fan of the show, you will have noticed several of the episode titles come from Zeppelin songs, as well as a lead character having his favorite band as Zeppelin and songs between "Traveling Riverside Blues" and "Ramble On." Any idea WHY Zeppelin song usage is so expensive? I would think they would want to introduce new generations to their music? I'm deffinately NOT saying they should sell usage rights for product advertising (see fiasco of "The Doors" and "Light My Fire" with Pontiac), but usage in "approriate" venues like certain TV and Movies would boost album sales and widen the fan base. Any idea how much it would be to afford a Zeppelin song?