Monday, 30 June 2014


Time for another Q&A blog.

So if you have a question about ANYTHING to do with pop culture and the business behind it, leave it in the comments, and, depending on the response, I will post the answers on Friday or Monday.



  1. I have start my own publishing company call Blaster books but i now looking for Arthur can you hellp me?

    what is going on at NBC now ?

  2. You've talked before about how revolutions are making the ability to create movies cheaper and cheaper and with distribution being practically free now... how long do you think it will be until we see a self-releasing revolution in the movie business like we've seen the self-publishing one in the book business? Do you think that might be the next indie upheaval?

    You've spoken a lot about the jobs in Hollywood, but I'm curious how those jobs interact with each other. Like when the director wants a change, do they call the writer or just do it without them? How much do the editor & director get along? Those are such examples, I'm sure there's many more but I can't think of them right now. (hey... could be a new blog topic series)

    I know you don't like predicting the academy awards, but what about the razzies?

    Ever thought about doing your own awards?

  3. I see on this:

    The words:
    "A wickedly satirical..."

    That and your previous post on satire makes me wonder... D what do you think are the best and worst satires out there? And (if "worst" doesn't cover it), what do you think is the satire that most missed the subject it was aiming for?

  4. On the topic of a movie producing revolution - I've noticed that the imdb trailer page frequently posts trailers for small-budget films, which are given the same space as new releases as big studio or pseudo-indie films. So far, so good. The other thing I've noticed is how awful the trailers are, and how well they dissuade me from any curiosity about the films they tease. If you work from the rule that a trailer usually features the best bits of any film, they work as negative advertising. It's nice to hope that, with production costs falling and distribution networks being given an end-run, a whole bunch of talent that had fallen through the cracks would emerge, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

  5. What was your science fiction book about?