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Morgan Spurlock Wants to Hear about Your Failed Novel

Filmmaker and author Morgan Spurlock posted a casting call for failed writers and dreamers on our job boards. The notice includes a specific request for people who have failed in their quest to write the Great American Novel.

Spurlock will choose a few lucky failures from the New York area to feature in an upcoming documentary series. If you are interested, swallow your pride and follow this link to apply for the series.

Here’s more from the post: “Is there something that you have always dreamed of doing but have been too afraid of failing to try? Did you always want to open a restaurant, write that Great American Novel or maybe even climb a mountain! If you are ready to overcome that fear of failure, then we want to hear your story. Morgan Spurlock (30 Days, Super Size Me, A Day in the Life ) is looking for real people with big dreams to be part of a new documentary-style program for Yahoo! This brand new series, Failure Club,” is about embracing the fear of failure in order to change your life. Meeting each week over the course of a year, 7 different people will come together to form this unique Club where they will help each other achieve the things they’ve only dreamed of.”

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Morgan Spurlock Focuses On Comic-Con in Book & Film

Morgan Spurlock, the Academy Award-nominated director of Super Size Me, has a new documentary film and companion coffee table book out about Comic-Con.

In Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, the filmmaker explores the iconic nerd fest through the eyes of seven dedicated fans. The film comes out in theaters this fall, but the book is on shelves now.

Spurlock explained the idea in an interview with Entertainment Weekly: “The idea of it was we were going to find different people who represented Comic-Con — an artist, a writer, a comic-book shop owner, a collector, someone who is competing in the masquerade. The guts of the film is us following these people and telling the story of Comic-Con through their experiences.”

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Morgan Spurlock & Eugene Jarecki Talk About Turning Books into Movies

From releasing through iTunes a month before its theatrical opening to the ‘Name Your Price’ promotion, the Freakonomics documentary has made headlines for months. To find out more about the making of this book-based-movie, this GalleyCat correspondent interviewed two of the six directors Morgan Spurlock and Eugene Jarecki.

Both directors are published authors and seasoned filmmakers. Jarecki directed The Trials of Henry Kissinger and Why We Fight. He also wrote The American Way of War.

Spurlock appeared on Media Beat this year, talking about Freakonomics and his breakout hit, Super Size Me. He explained: “I read more law in the course of making this film than a criminal would.” He wrote Don’t Eat This Book and Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? to accompany his documentary films.

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Morgan Spurlock Adapts “Freakonomics”

This week on mediabistro.com’s Media Beat feature, filmmaker and author Morgan Spurlock talked about his newest project–an adaptation of the economics book, “Freakonomics.” You can watch the short interview in the video embedded above.

Here’s more from the post: “In this first installment, Spurlock praises Michael Moore’s sense of humor, talks about bringing the book Freakonomics to the big screen, and recounts the making of Super Size Me. ‘I read more law in the course of making this film than a criminal would,’ he said of his breakout hit.”