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(OR EL DUDERINO IF YOU'RE NOT INTO THE WHOLE BREVITY THING)

-- On Screenwriting and Related Topics

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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Get Schooled Now!

Some of you may remember a few mentions I've made over the years about my friend Brooks' feature film, Schooled. Since he developed the script within the context of our writing group, I got to see its development from its early stages, all the way through to final production and release.

Well, he has recently released the DVD for sale, and as a special promotion, you can not only purchase it at a discount of 20% off list price, but he has also rounded up a free package of extra "add-ons" that are valued over $100. These are aimed at related topics or interests, and if the film interests you, the add-ons should as well.

Starring Daniel Kucan (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), the film is a dramatic look at how we educate our children. It questions the mainstream education system and explores alternative ways of fully respecting children while also educating them. It's screened all over the world and gotten rave reviews, especially from the alternative education community.

Any of my readers who have school-aged children should consider watching this film for the questions it raises and the discussions it may spark. But any of you who enjoy supporting indie film should also be interested. I'm proud of Brooks' effort, and hope you'll consider supporting him as well.

To learn more about the special offer and DVD release, click HERE.

Here are a few endorsements for Schooled from the alternative education community:

"A RARE, REFRESHING AND AUTHENTIC LOOK AT THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EDUCATION FREED FROM THE NEED TO MANIPULATE" -- Dr. Jan Fortune-Wood, Author, Winning Parent, Winning Child

"SO REAL AND HONEST. INSPIRING. AFFIRMING." -- Isaac Graves, Conference Director, Alternative Education Resource Organization

"IF YOU DON'T SEE SCHOOLED YOU WILL FOREVER BE FOOLED BY THOSE WHO MANAGE THE FORCED SCHOOLING SCHEME" -- John Taylor Gatto & Roland Legiardi-Laura of The Odysseus Group

"CHALLENGES YOU TO CONSIDER LETTING KIDS DIRECT THEIR LIVES" -- Sara Bennett, Co-Author, The Case Against Homework

"UNLIKE MANY OF THE 'TEACHER AS HERO' FILMS (DEAD POETS) OR 'ANTI-HERO' (HALF NELSON), SCHOOLED TAKES THE AUDIENCE TO THE HEART OF A TEACHER'S BELIEFS." -- Dr. Ken Alexander, Sr. Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Australia

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BUY Schooled HERE

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1 Comments:

Blogger Nathan said...

I love your blog--I've been a reader for awhile, now.

If anyone is interested, I've started a blog recently geared toward semi-professional screenwriters -- those people who aren't newbies, but aren't yet comfortable with the title "professional."

Here's the link: www.scriptfaze.com

Thanks so much...

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