Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it. Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all and especially our children. Chris Atkins presents Starsuckers as a series of five lessons on fame in the modern world: how children are persuaded that fame is something they want, how television and the media reinforces the importance of celebrity and the efforts to attain it, how the mind and body reinforces our need to follow the activities of well-known people and strive to join their number, how the press became addicted to celebrity coverage, and how the art of promoting fame has led to celebrities and their handlers controlling the press instead of the press having say. Along the way, Atkins demonstrates how celebrity news with no basis in fact gets into print, why newspapers will run press releases almost verbatim, how parents will eagerly sign away the image rights to their kids, how certain mass scale charity events end up helping the performers far more than the causes they designed to support, and how publicists keep accurate but unflattering stories out of the news.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mark Victor Hansen Writers Conference - Got an Extra Grand 2 Spare? If so, You're Invited

At one point, Mark Victor Hansen, best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, was where you are right now. He had wanted to become an author, but didn't know the best way to turn his manuscript into a published book. That was years ago though, because since then, Mark has sold hundreds of millions of his books around the globe.

Now he wants to share all he has learned and help you get published. At his new Writer's Extravaganza conference, he has brought together a team of leading speakers and experts who can help you:
Choose our best publishing strategy
Learn why you need to brand yourself and why this is so important
Build your book into a business
Market your product to the masses
Protect your intellectual property
This two-day conference has a limited number of openings, but AuthorHouse has made special arrangements with Hansen to hold a select number of seats for aspiring authors like you.
To learn more about the conference and reserve your space, click on title above;

Don't let this opportunity to get tips from a best-selling author and publishing industry insiders pass you by. Register for the Writer's Extravaganza today.


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P.S. Seating is limited, so don't delay. Sign up now.