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David Wisehart
Los Angeles, CA
Writer, Director, Producer
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I like it. Cleaner, easier to read.
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Thanks for letting us know about this. I checked out the sight. Very interesting. I am seriously thinking about posting my novel there in the next few days. I'll give yours a read soon, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2010 on My new Authonomy addiction at Flogging the Quill
Ideas are common, and overrated. Not only does everyone have ideas, but they are often the same ideas. In Hollywood, it's called parallel development. We've probably all had the experience of seeing a movie based on one of our own unexpressed ideas, or an invention based on an idea we thought of first. Many times I've started working on film scripts or outlines, then let them sit for too long, only to find someone else produce a very similar film. They had no way of knowing what I was working on, and yet there was my idea, up on the screen. Written by someone else. They didn't steal it, because it wasn't mine. Our ideas are not our own. They don't belong to us until we give them life. That's why you can't copyright an idea, only the expression of an idea. Steven Spielberg once expressed it like this: imagine great ideas are floating in the air all around us; they pop in and out of people's minds, from one head to another, seeking to be born; eventually, the idea finds fertile ground in the mind of someone able give it life, able to write it, or direct it, or produce it; but if the idea comes to the wrong person, or at the wrong time, it quickly moves on. If you've got a great idea, make it your own by making it real. Or you'll lose it to someone else who will. - David
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Great list! I've been doing most of these for my upcoming production, "Valentino: a play in verse." Hadn't considered PPC ads. Worth looking into. Thanks, Ken!
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