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Posts Tagged ‘Peter Rubie’

Readers Collect the Best Writing Books

flashlightworthy.pngLast week, we asked a simple question (inspired by Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations): What books helped you learn how to write?

Responses have poured in ever since we asked, a virtual bookshelf full of writing handbooks by teachers, authors, and bestselling novelists. Be sure to check out the original Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations post, Ten Great Books on Writing.

The complete list of reader-submitted suggestions follows after the jump. If you missed the first round, feel free to add your favorites in the comments. We’ll periodically update the list for readers.

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FinePrint Literary Management Hires Pouya Shahbazian to Helm Film and Television Deals

fineprintlogo.pngFinePrint Literary Management has hired Pouya Shahbazian as a literary manager/producer. Shahbazian will focus on book-to-film and TV deals for FinePrint and lead FinePrint Productions–”producing and packaging film and television projects.”

The new literary manager will replacing Brendan Deneen, who just joined the Thomas Dunne imprint editorial team at St. Martin’s Press. Over the course of his career, Shahbazian has worked as a Los Angeles attorney and at the Broder-Webb-Chervin-Silbermann Agency. In February 2007, he co-founded ManDown Pictures & Management, and has produced number of film and television projects.

FinePrint CEO Peter Rubie had this statement: “Bringing in fresh talent has allowed us to reexamine and refine how we’re handling book-to-film and TV at FinePrint, and what it is we intend to do with FinePrint Productions, the development company that Brendan and I put together and that Pouya will now be running … While we’re sad to see Brendan leave us, we’re delighted to welcome Pouya Shahbazian into the dramatic rights hot seat.”