THE SPACE BETWEEN by Brenna Yovanoff

SIGNED BOOK SUNDAY

Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

BLACKWELL Official Trailer Blast

Sean Penn

BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF

Susan Cunningham

CROW FLIGHT Official Blog Tour

Ashley Eckstein

HER UNIVERSE

M.M. Vaughan

FRIENDROID Official Blog Tour

Crystal King

THE CHEF'S SECRET

Seven Jane

THE ISLE OF GOLD Official Blog Tour

Jim C. Hines

TERMINAL UPRISING

Ashley and Leslie Saunders

THE RULE OF ONE

Lisa Edelstein

UNZIPPING Short Film

Mark Rivers

BIG MOUTH - Podcast

Jodie Lynn Zdrok

SPECTACLE Blog Tour

Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

DAMNED

Tom Bilyeu

IMPACT THEORY

Michael Malarkey

PROJECT BLUE BOOK

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mammoth Film Festival - Blair Bomar Interview



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Blair Bomar is an actress and producer, known for Queen of the South (2016) and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014).

MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™
The Mammoth Film Festival is a retreat for those who love, create and enjoy film. An all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, California as it's beautiful backdrop. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. A focus on independent creation and absolute risk-taking in the world of multimedia, film and television. So put your snow boots on, bring your skis, grab some free popcorn and enjoy this exciting festival.

The Mammoth Film Festivals central aim is to lead the charge for an ever-changing landscape of film and media. As content continues to be consumed on new and different platforms, the fear exists that independent film will become lost in the wayside. Mammoth Film Festival aims to be an important institution towards fostering independent filmmakers and their stories so that strong and important voices always have a way to continue to be seen and heard. The film and media showcase of the Mammoth Film Festival has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. A celebration of independent creation and absolute risk-taking in the world of multimedia.
      


Blair Bomar on the Red Carpet with JBN Journalist, Allan Forte.

MAMMOTH MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.
The Mammoth Media Institute is an organization that utilizes this destination location (Mammoth Lakes, CA) to bring independent film and television, VR, documentaries, film education and more to the eyes and ears of industry professionals, distributors, producers, financiers etc.

We do this by creating a multiplatform festival (Mammoth Film Festival™) showcasing this media, generating publication with our partners and advisory board through the support of our sponsors. We also have a film education program (Mammoth Film Summit™) that is held twice a year one in Mammoth Lakes and one in a hand selected city in the US. It’s purpose is to educate newer film makers with a broad variety of seminars with working professional: producers, actors, writers and directors. The funds generated go into the institute to host the festival and the film education programs, also to film grants awarded to film makers throughout the year at events across the nation.

Blair Bomar on the Red Carpet at Mammoth Film Festival.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH JASON O'MARA and ALEXA DAVALOS
JOURNALIST: ALLAN FORTE
LOCATION: MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL, MINARET CINEMAS, MAMMOTH LAKES, CA  FEBRUARY 7TH - 11TH
INTERVIEW: 
FEBRUARY 10TH


Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

ABOUT MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™
Mammoth Film Festival is an all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, California as it's beautiful backdrop. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. Founded by Actor and Filmmaker Tanner Beard, who serves as President, the festival had its launch in 2018. Tomik Mansoori and Theo Dumont are Co-Founders of the Festival with Actress Alexandra Chando serving as Festival Manager.
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Jessica Branton Author Interview


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Jessica Branton​​ wrote her first novel at the age of fourteen. She has published short stories, poems, and newspaper articles since the fifth grade. Today, she is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrated. Charlie’s Port publishes her blog, and her plays have been produced by Act One Theatre in Cartersville and The Oak Theatre in Atlanta. She served as president for two years at On The Spot, an improvisational troupe that travels nationally. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Georgia and will obtain her M.A. in English from Georgia Southern University in May of 2019. She continues to dream up stories and scribble them down when she has the chance.

        
  


Can you tell us when you started HOW TO EXPERIENCE DEATH FOR BEGINNERS, how that came about? 
It all started with Casey Darling. I loved the supernatural, and was kind of a dark teenager, so I had the idea of a psychic linked to death. From there, the story kind of exploded out of me.

What is needed for a story to be good? 
I think I’m still trying to figure that out haha. However, I think good, real characters and an interesting plot is important.

What do you hope for people to be thinking after they read your novel? 
I hope they hold on to and think about the people they care about. I hope they realize that people struggle in different ways and it is important to notice that and be there for them.

What chapter was the most memorable to write and why? 
Honestly, the prologue. That was the first chapter I ever wrote, and it felt so indicative of what the rest of the book would eventually be.

Which character have you enjoyed writing the most? 
Probably Danny. He’s similar to a friend I used to have (though my family and I have debated about which friend that is). He was a nice guiding light throughout the book.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author? 
To just keep writing. It sounds simple, but it really is important to keep practicing and expanding your repertoire.

What are some of your current and future projects that you can share with us? 
Sadly, I’m currently focused on writing my Master’s Thesis. However, I do have plans for a sequel for this book, and I have several other ideas with a few substantial chapters on my computer.

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why? 
I had to really think about this, but I think I might introduce Cameron to Sam from the Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater. I think the two could really connect since they both have a deep pain. On top of that I love that author and book, so connecting my world with hers would be astonishing.

Do you have any fun Halloween experiences you can tell us? 
My birthday is actually right around Halloween so when I was younger we did a lot of cool parties near or on Halloween. My favorite one was probably the time a couple of my friends and I dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland and had a tea party.

What's your most missed memory? 

There’s a house I used to live at that was right in front of a huge forest. I used to explore the woods on my own. Practically every day I would travel through the dense trees, winding river, and hilly landscape. I miss those woods a lot.

Have you ever written a love letter? 

When my current boyfriend went to Italy I wrote him a letter and told him to open it when he was lonely. I didn’t mail it, but I think that counts.

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on? 

I desperately want to explore all of Europe. I know that’s a common adventure, but how great would it be to explore Ireland’s country side?

What was a time in your life when you were really scared? 

First, you need to know that I worry about everything. So, when I was young, maybe middle school, I was stuck at a gym during a tornado warning. I was waiting on my mom, but I didn’t have a cellphone, so I didn’t know where she was or when she was coming. I was convinced there was going to be a tornado. It doesn’t sound terrifying, but I expected death. I’m still scared of tornados to this day.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know? 

I am not the best at remember trivia. Although, I did just learn that Mercury ends up being closer to Earth than Venus is because of its orbit. Since Mercury goes around the sun so fast it ends up being on the same side of the sun as Earth more often than Venus is. I heard this from a professor and it just seemed ludicrous to me.

What did you do for your last birthday? 

I actually had class until eight on my birthday last year, so I didn’t get to do much. However, my boyfriend bought me an adorable cookie cake and we ate sushi together. I went home the next weekend to visit my family.


Casey Darling can enter the minds of people when they die. After receiving romantic advances from the enigmatic new guy at school, a serial killer invades her small town. Local police grow suspicious as she appears at crime scenes, but an FBI agent believes in her psychic powers. Will Casey fall in love or help take down a psychopath? Maybe both.

[Trigger Warning: This book contains situations of self-harm and stalking.]

Praise for HOW TO EXPERIENCE DEATH FOR BEGINNERS

Casey and her circle of friends are well-drawn... a solid and multilayered thriller. KIRKUS Reviews

A competent first novel... Branton is skilled at misdirection. IndieReader

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mammoth Film Festival - Haley Joel Osment Interview


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Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene Osment. His sister is actress Emily Osment. His ancestry includes English, German, and Irish.

Osment began acting at the age of four, when he tried out for a Pizza Hut commercial in a shopping mall. The commercial launched his career, and he landed his first television role later that year. As a young child, his first film role was as Forrest Gump (1994)'s son, also named Forrest Gump, in the 1994 film of the same name as well as making a small appearance in Mixed Nuts (1994). He had roles in numerous TV series, including Thunder Alley (1994), The Jeff Foxworthy Show (1995), and, most notably, the final season of Murphy Brown (1988), in which he replaced Dyllan Christopher as Murphy's son Avery. Osment also made numerous guest appearances in various TV series, including The Larry Sanders Show (1992), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) (as a child dying from AIDS), Touched by an Angel (1994), Chicago Hope (1994), The Pretender (1996), and as a child dying from leukemia in the emotional episode 'Angels and Blimps' (1999) of the series Ally McBeal (1997). Osment starred in Bogus (1996) with Whoopi Goldberg and Gérard Depardieu, and appeared in the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Lake (1998) with Yasmine Bleeth, as well as I'll Remember April (2000) with future The Sixth Sense (1999) co-star Trevor Morgan.

He first achieved stardom in 1999 when he appeared in the blockbuster The Sixth Sense(1999), co-starring Bruce Willis. For this role, Osment won the Saturn Award for best young actor. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, but lost to Michael Caine, with whom he would later star in Secondhand Lions (2003). Osment (voice) also made three minor guest appearances on Family Guy (1999) in 2000. One of Osment's lines in The Sixth Sense (1999), "I see dead people," is often repeated or parodied on television programs and in other media. The 2000 Academy Awards ceremony honored another of Osment's future co-stars, BestActor Kevin Spacey, who, along with Helen Hunt, appeared in Osment's next film, Pay It Forward (2000). The following year, Osment appeared in Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), cementing his stature as one of the leading young actors in Hollywood. This role earned him his second Saturn Award. Also in 2001, Osment starred in a Polish film, Edges of the Lord (2001), as Romek. The movie was never released theatrically in the United States. Osment has since provided voices for The Country Bears (2002) and The Jungle Book 2(2003). More recently, Osment was the voice of Sora, the main protagonist of the Walt Disney Company and Square-Enix's Kingdom Hearts (2002) video-game series, which was extremely financially successful as well and generally well-received critically. He was also the voice of Takeshi Jinno in the "Time to Shine" episode of the IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix (2005) animé TV series.

Osment also worked in Home of the Giants (2007), playing a high school journalist opposite Ryan Merriman and Danielle Panabaker. He also played Helmuth Hübener in the film Truth & Treason (????). On July 20, 2006, Osment was injured in a one-car accident. His blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.16%, twice the legal limit in California. On August 18, he was charged with four misdemeanors, including driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana while driving. He pleaded no contest on October 19 and was sentenced to three years' probation, 60 hours in an alcohol-rehabilitation and education program, a fine of $1,500, and a minimum requirement of 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings over a six-month period.

      


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A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.



EXTREMELY WICKED SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE
RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2019
DIRECTOR: Joe Berlinger
WRITER: Michael Werwie
CAST: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, Jim Parsons and John Malkovich


Haley Joel Osment with JBN Journalist, Americo Galli at Mammoth Film Festival.

Haley Joel Osment on the Red Carpet at Mammoth Film Festival

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH HALEY JOEL OSMENT
JOURNALIST: AMERICO GALLI
LOCATION: MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL, MINARET CINEMAS, CA  FEBRUARY 7TH - 11TH
INTERVIEW: 
FEBRUARY 9TH


Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

ABOUT MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™
Mammoth Film Festival is an all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, California as it's beautiful backdrop. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. Founded by Actor and Filmmaker Tanner Beard, who serves as President, the festival had its launch in 2018. Tomik Mansoori and Theo Dumont are Co-Founders of the Festival with Actress Alexandra Chando serving as Festival Manager.
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Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok




Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: 
Tor Teen (February 12, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765399687
ISBN-13: 978-0765399687


Praise for SPECTACLE

"Clever and full of murder, Jodie Lynn Zdrok's Spectacle had my eyes glued to the pages as the body count rose, and mystery stacked upon mystery as our heroine closed in on a killer who seemed miles ahead of the Parisian authorities. Fans of serial killers and criminal investigations will find much to love, and fascinating passages about morgue tours will appeal to the morbid rubbernecker in us all." ―Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“With a fierce heroine, grisly 19th-century murders, and a mystery that left me on the edge of my seat, Spectacle is an immersive, Parisian, YA From Hell that I absolutely devoured!" ―Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and #MurderTrending

"Zdrok explores the universal fascination with death, set among the darker corners of 1887 Paris, and the very idea of the morgue viewings (to which parents brought their children) is chilling...Grisly, plot driven―and very creepy. Fans of historical thrillers that invoke the enduring spirit of Jack the Ripper will have fun." ―Kirkus Reviews

“Hints of the murderer’s identity are subtly and intriguingly folded into the story, and unresolved plot threads pave the way for future cases, during which Nathalie can discover more about her powers. The blend of history, mystery, and fantasy makes this debut novel a good pick for fans of Libba Bray’s Diviners series or William Ritter’s Jackaby books." ―Booklist

“The book seamlessly brings several threads together: the mystery of the murder and the horrors of the killings themselves; the beauty, bustle, and darkness of nineteenth-century Paris (the killer’s pursuit of Nathalie through the catacombs is thrillingly described); the bizarre but historically based practices of morgue viewing and blood transfusions for magic; and the destructive nature of family secrets and their generational effects. ...the tension amps up to a gasp-worthy climax.” ―Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Zdrok has concocted an ambitious Victorian-era story. ...Intricately plotted, the story's pace burns slow before racing ahead to set up and topple assumptions about the true identity of the Dark Artist.” ―School Library Journal


A YA murder mystery in which a young reporter must use her supernatural visions to help track down a killer targeting the young women of Paris.

Paris, 1887.

Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize each day's new arrivals, a task she finds both fascinating and routine. That is, until the day she has a vision of the newest body, a young woman, being murdered--from the perspective of the murderer himself.

When the body of another woman is retrieved from the Seine days later, Paris begins to buzz with rumors that this victim may not be the last. Nathalie's search for answers sends her down a long, twisty road involving her mentally ill aunt, a brilliant but deluded scientist, and eventually into the Parisian Catacombs. As the killer continues to haunt the streets of Paris, it becomes clear that Nathalie's strange new ability may make her the only one who can discover the killer's identity--and she'll have to do it before she becomes a target herself.


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Jodie Lynn Zdrok holds two MAs in European History (Providence College, Brown University) and an MBA (Clark University). In addition to being an author, she’s a marketing professional, a freelancer, and an unapologetic Boston sports fan. She enjoys traveling, being a foodie, doing sprint triathlons, and enabling cats. She is represented by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.
        

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Celebrity Bowling Tournament - Mammoth Rock-n-Bowl



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Kevin Dillon, Josh Duhamel, XZIBIT, Jennifer Morrison, Tanner Beard, and Ryan Rottman.

MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™
The Mammoth Film Festival is a retreat for those who love, create and enjoy film. An all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, California as it's beautiful backdrop. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. A focus on independent creation and absolute risk-taking in the world of multimedia, film and television. So put your snow boots on, bring your skis, grab some free popcorn and enjoy this exciting festival.

The Mammoth Film Festivals central aim is to lead the charge for an ever-changing landscape of film and media. As content continues to be consumed on new and different platforms, the fear exists that independent film will become lost in the wayside. Mammoth Film Festival aims to be an important institution towards fostering independent filmmakers and their stories so that strong and important voices always have a way to continue to be seen and heard. The film and media showcase of the Mammoth Film Festival has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. A celebration of independent creation and absolute risk-taking in the world of multimedia,
         
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Paul Khoury, Ashley Greene, Adelai
de Kane, Haley Joel Osment, James Lafferty

MAMMOTH MEDIA INSTITUTE, INC.
The Mammoth Media Institute is an organization that utilizes this destination location (Mammoth Lakes, CA) to bring independent film and television, VR, documentaries, film education and more to the eyes and ears of industry professionals, distributors, producers, financiers etc.

We do this by creating a multiplatform festival (Mammoth Film Festival™) showcasing this media, generating publication with our partners and advisory board through the support of our sponsors. We also have a film education program (Mammoth Film Summit™) that is held twice a year one in Mammoth Lakes and one in a hand selected city in the US. It’s purpose is to educate newer film makers with a broad variety of seminars with working professional: producers, actors, writers and directors. The funds generated go into the institute to host the festival and the film education programs, also to film grants awarded to film makers throughout the year at events across the nation.

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Xzibit and Ryan Rottman at Mammoth Rock-n-Bowl.

"THE "BIGGEST FIRST YEAR FESTIVAL" OF ALL TIME TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST FESTIVAL FOR OUR FILM. IMPECCABLE CURATION, WELCOMING STAFF, USEFUL PANELS, KILLER EVENTS (THINK A CHAMPAGNE GONDOLA RIDE UP TO THE AWARDS CEREMONY), AND DOZENS OF FILMMAKERS AND INDUSTRY POWER-PLAYERS. I'LL DEFINITELY BE SUBMITTING FOR YEAR TWO." NIKHIL M.

"AMAZING. THIS IS THE KIND OF FESTIVAL YOU WANT TO BE ACCEPTED TO. GREAT PARTIES, GREAT ORGANIZATION, AMAZING MOVIES! DEF SHOULD BE IN EVERYONE’S RADAR FOR YEARS TO COME." ALEJANDRO M.

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Dingo, Logan Paul, Dylan Efron.

"LOVED THIS FEST AND WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMMING, THE PANELS, THE EVENTS, THE LOVED THIS FEST AND WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMMING, THE PANELS, THE EVENTS, THE PARTIES, THE SWAG, THE NETWORKING, THE RED CARPETS, THE INTERVIEWS, THE HOSPITALITY AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, THE GEOGRAPHY! NEEDLESS TO SAY I HOPE TO BE BACK SOON ." ROMINA S.

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Jennifer Morrison and Josh Duhamel at Mammoth Rock-n-Bowl.

AMAZING FESTIVAL... A FIRST YEAR FESTIVAL SHOULD NOT LOOK AS GOOD AS THIS. THE SELECTION OF FILMS WAS RIDICULOUSLY-GOOD, I WAS SO HONORED TO JUST BE APART OF THIS CROP. THIS TEAM ALSO RUNS HOLLYSHORTS, WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS IS AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP OF FESTIVALS. IF YOUR FILM GETS IN HERE -- LOOK YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND GO, "WOW, I'M A SOLID FILMMAKER." JASON HONEYCUTT


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Alexandra Chando, Kat Graham, Lamorne Morris, Scott Haze, Blair Redford

THE JBN MEDIA TEAM AT MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL
JBN TEAM: JAMES, AMERICO, EDWARD, ERIK, ALLAN AND KATRINA
LOCATION: MFF, MINARET CINEMAS, MAMMOTH LAKES, CA ― FEBRUARY 7TH - 11TH



Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

Mammoth Film Festival™ will be from February 7 - February 11, 2019 at Mammoth Lakes, CA. For more information or tickets visit: https://www.mammothfilmfestival.org

ABOUT MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™
Mammoth Film Festival is an all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, California as it's beautiful backdrop. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. Founded by Actor and Filmmaker Tanner Beard, who serves as President, the festival had its launch in 2018. Tomik Mansoori and Theo Dumont are Co-Founders of the Festival with Actress Alexandra Chando serving as Festival Manager.
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