Making the Media Rounds Talking Star Wars Casting In the UK

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I've been on a few BBC stations talking about the news that Star Wars Episode VII will hold open auditions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. If you want to listen to the interviews, I've embedded them below.


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Some Thoughts on Star Wars Episode VII "Release-Gate"

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Last Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter published an article describing an internal dispute between Disney CEO Bob Iger and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy regarding the appropriate time to release the most eagerly anticipated movie of this decade, Star Wars Episode VII.
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Adventures In Print Magazine Freelancing

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When I was six years old, I drew a picture of a house. I wouldn’t call it a particularly magnificent house, but someone at Highlights for Children magazine evidently liked it, because my drawing appeared in a 1997 issue of the magazine. That was a pretty big deal for me. You never forget the first time your work appears in a commercial publication, especially if you didn’t get paid for it. (Curse you and your fine-print voluntary submission policy, Highlights!)
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Star Trek Into Darkness Discussion On Google Hangouts

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Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt and I hosted our second “Get Thee to the Geek” Google Hangout last night, this time discussing the latest Star Trek movie. Anthony Pascale, editor-in-chief of TrekMovie.com, and Bonnie Burton, all-around geek extraordinaire, joined us to talk about the ups and downs (but mostly the downs).
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I’ve Got a New Web Show and its Name is Punny

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I’m really excited to be starting a new project this summer along with my friend Christian Blauvelt of Hollywood.com. A few weeks ago, Christian asked me to co-host Hollywood.com’s summer Google Hangout series, “Get Thee to the Geek,” with him. Even if the subject matter -- weekly discussions about geek culture - hadn't appealed to me, I might have said yes for the punny title alone.

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Star Wars. Puns. Enough Said.

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I put together a list of original and, dare I say it, clever Star Wars puns for The Official Star Wars Blog, as part of their pre-game festivities for May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Anyone who knows me can tell you that puns are a specialty of mine, and since Star Wars is a passion of mine, I really enjoy it when I can mix the two.
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The End of The Clone Wars

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Lucasfilm announced today that its animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is not getting a sixth season. It's not completely done and over with, because Lucasfilm Animation still plans to release "bonus content" based on the episodes they produced for Season 6. As a big fan of the series, I wanted to share my thoughts about what this means for me, for fans, and for the franchise in general.

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Open Letter to the Mainstream Media: How to Cover Star Wars News

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Hello, mainstream media. It’s me, Eric. Since you’ve already started writing a lot of stories about Star Wars, I thought it would be a good idea for us to clarify a few things. Some of your reporters may have never seen a Star Wars movie, but they still ought to employ proper journalistic skills in covering developments pertaining to the franchise. Let’s review a few of the do’s and don’ts so that you don’t have to make embarrassing mistakes and I don’t have to go on Twitter and criticize and/or mock you (usually both).
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Thoughts On J. J. Abrams Directing Star Wars Episode VII

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The biggest news in Star Wars since Disney bought Lucasfilm broke early Saturday morning: J. J. Abrams, who directed the 2009 Star Trek film and this year’s sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, based on a screenplay by Michael Arndt. Predictably, several people have asked me what I think of this development (including USA Today and MTV News), so I thought I’d write a brief blog post to explain my reaction.
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