TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Indie film: It really is who you know

Google co-founders and billionaires Sergey Brin and Larry Page are entering the indie film business, helping to finance a friend’s independent movie. broken_arrow.jpg


The Internet tycoons are the executive producers of “Broken Arrows,” — not be confused with the John Woo movie of similar title — and it tells the story of a man “who loses his pregnant wife in a terrorist attack and then takes a job as a hit man.”

The AP also reports that:

“The film is written and directed by Reid Gershbein, a computer graphics designer at Dreamworks Animation who became friends with the Google founders when they were doctoral students in computer science at Stanford.”

Ok. Point of information? We checked out Reid’s indie film blog. And all we can say is this: It contains an alarming surfeit of emoticons, and new entries from Reid receive colorful headlines like, “Yay! Update!”


Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!