Kirikou and the Sorceress

ShareIn a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he's not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village.

- Written by Tom Zoerner

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Friday Giveaway: 16 Vintage Children's Books

I'm feeling juvenile today, so this week's giveaway will be these 16 vintage children's books.

To enter here, just leave a comment below. You can also enter on FacebookTwitter or via email.

I'll gather up all the entries and select a random winner tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST.
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Can you turn this logline from producer Edward Saxton into a 15 page winning script?

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Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the 7th Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to turn this idea into a solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success, just like past winner, Tyler Marceca with The Disciple Program.
The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is an international competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers, and Tyler's winning script sold to Universal Studios with Mark Wahlberg attached to star and produce.
Tyler has been enjoying the spotlight, but took a moment to talk to us about his experience with the contest:
"No other contest offers what the Industry Insider Contest does -- a chance to develop your script alongside an industry professional. Some contests are about cash and prizes. The Industry Insider Contest is about advancing your career and developing material that can be successful in the marketplace. It's about opening up doors. Not only was my Story Specialist, Mario a consummate professional but an invaluable source of critical feedback. He brought tremendous energy and insight to each of our weekly sessions. You would think he was earning a ten-percent manager's cut. Mario (expletive) rocks."

Do you have what it takes to be the next success story?

Working from this A-list logline from Edward Saxon, Academy Award-winning® Producer of Silence of the Lambs, and Academy Award- winning® film Philadelphia, you're challenged to create up to the first 15 pages of an original script based on the given concept. Make it your own - drama, action, dark comedy... anywhere your imagination takes you!

"After a storm destroys her small farm, killing her mother and father, an adolescent girl is sent off on a journey of survival."

But it doesn’t stop there. The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest goes much further than your average competition, by providing the top 10 finalists with mentors to guide them through the entire script creation process, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay to be judged by a panel of Hollywood power players.

Heres how it works:

  • Entrants write up to the first 15 pages of a script based on the logline above, provided by Edward Saxon
  • The top 10 finalists are chosen from the submissions, and receive a personalized letter of congratulations from Edward Saxon
  • Each of the 10 finalists receives a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter to professionally format their work as they enter into a 12-week Story Specialists mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay based on the given logline
  • After 10 weeks of mentoring, the finalists submit their rough drafts to our professional script readers for comprehensive Development Notes, and then have two weeks to work with their mentor and notes to complete the final draft of their screenplay for judging.
  • Edward Saxon and production company Benderspink judge the completed screenplays and choose a winner
The lucky winner receives transportation and lush accommodations at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, a classic Industry lunch with Edward Saxon at The Ivy, a meeting with Benderspink, and more.

Put down your pens and let your light shine this holiday season! Calling all writers ...

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Friday Giveaway: The Fairy Tales of Andersen and Brothers Grimm - contest closed

Friday Giveaway: The Fairy Tales of Andersen and Brothers Grimm - contest closed:

"The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales" and "The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales" both published by Chatham River Press, 1984. Bound in "genuine bonded leather" with gilt decoration and lettering. Each book is about 800 pages and contain black and white illustrations from various artists.

Contest now closed, back with a winner in a moment

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The Avengers Trailer Sets Download Record

The Avengers Trailer Sets Download Record:
via: MovieWeb
Marvel Studios announced today that the trailer for next summer’s most highly anticipated movie, Marvel’s The Avengers, has been downloaded over 10 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers (, shattering the most-viewed trailer record in the site’s history.
The trailer, which debuted Tuesday, October 11, exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers, gives fans a sneak peak at Marvel’s The Avengers – the Super Hero team up of a lifetime-based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.


Fables of Fortune

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On the Shoulders of Giants Teachers' Kit

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All items will come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guaranteeing that you are receiving an authentic piece of memorabilia signed by him.

On the Shoulders of Giants Teachers' Kit

On the Shoulders of Giants Teachers' Kit
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Each Kit Includes: (1) On the Shoulders of Giants 18x24 Movie Poster by Bua. (1) On the Shoulders of Giants Widescreen DVD. (1) 24 Page Teachers' Lesson Plan: A comprehensive guide to help you teach your students the history of the Harlem Renaissance. (1) "On the Shoulders of Giants" Book: An easy-to-understand yet fascinating history into the Harlem Renaissance, from its music and singers to its poets, writers, sculptors and dancers. Kareem even tells the story of the Harlem Rens, the greatest basketball team you've never heard of — and how their struggles and eventual victory were a precursor to the Civil Rights movement itself. (1) Vol. 1-4 Audio Documentary CD: Join Kareem in this audio documentary as he shares his insights and experiences about the history and origins of basketball. Listen to private and fascinating conversations with Kareem and Bob Costas as they talk with 20 sports legends such as Coach John Wooden, Jerry West, Dr. J and many more. (1) Access to the online Interactive Study Guide.
Schools - please email to request an order form for volume pricing.

Sponsors - Please donate a Teachers' Kit to schools of your choice.

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Friday giveaway: Two Harry Potter first editions

Friday giveaway: Two Harry Potter first editions:

Special giveaway today, two first edition, first printings: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

Enter here on the site by leaving a comment, or you can enter on Facebook or twitter.

I'll pick a winner from the three sites at random tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST.

On a more serious note, I'm sure many of you have heard about the record flooding in central and southern New York as well as Pennsylvania. The bookstore made it through the rain without any problems, but our family's other shop - a used furniture and antique store - did get quite a bit of water. In fact, we have been unable to get to the shop since Wednesday, as many roads in the area are either closed or washed out. We went through the same thing in 2006, and we'll be fine.

Other communities in the area may not be. Just to the west of us, Sidney, NY is experiencing "catastrophic flooding." It will be a long time before the people and businesses there will return to life as normal. Sidney is also home to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, a friendly little animal shelter where I was lucky enough to meet and adopt my two dogs. Even after adopting my second dog, I make a trip down there every other weekend or so to meet the new arrivals and to give them the proceeds of my clearance sales from the store. They are good people and take good care of animals in need.

I'm not sure how they are faring during this crisis, but I know that they got hit pretty hard in 2006. If you love animals and enjoy the giveaways here at Forgotten Bookmarks, think about donating a dollar or two - I'll post a PayPal donate button below. 100% of the proceeds (and proceeds from will go to the shelter. I'll take whatever is in the account to them as soon as the roads are passable. If you don't donate here, think about donating to Southern Tier chapter of the Red Cross.

Donations are ABSOLUTELY not required to enter.

Thanks for reading this, and good luck on the giveaway!

Proceeds go to Delaware
Valley Humane Society

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Larry Crane - What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up ?

Larry Crane - What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up ?:

Larry Crane - What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up ?

Larry Crane What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up ?
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A Very Advanced Course for Release Technique graduates only!

A six week course on 16 CDs, complete with a workbook and a partner to release with. This is an advanced course for Abundance Course graduates only.

Are you ready to go all the way to freedom? Are you ready to stop tolerating things in your life? Are you ready to take charge of your life and do what you truly love? If you are finally ready to really find the way, then this 8 tape series is for you. This advanced course works on the fear of dying and working on these deep, suppressed areas allows you to go very, very deep. And the wanting to be separate, which is a very deep hidden program.

What you will discover:

Discover how to have the life you truly love
Discover how to do only what you love
Enjoy a life free of worry and stress
Increase self confidence
Attain better relationships at work and home
Be the person you were always meant to be
Get clear on your goals and then reach them
Make the most of your life and have the freedom to choose
Get unstuck and move forward with a wonderful life
Get clear on the direction you should go in life
Take back your life and your power
Be in charge of your life, fully
Move beyond constant, frenetic doing
Lift the ceiling of your success once and for all
Resolve money issues and have financial abundance
Create the life you always wanted






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