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Contest: Win a Hardcover Copy of Bruce Campbell’s New Book Hail To The Chin

Back in 2002, beloved actor Bruce Campbell pulled back the curtain on his unconventional career and the making of the Evil Dead movies in his autobiography If Chins Could Kill, and now, like a blast from a boomstick, Campbell is back with a bang on the printed page with his follow-up book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, co-written with Craig Sanborn. With the new book hitting shelves beginning August 15th from Thomas Dunne Books, we've been provided with one hardcover copy to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) hardcover copy of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.

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Booger Tells All: Curtis Armstrong Talks 'Revenge of the Nerd' Memoir (Q&A)

Booger Tells All: Curtis Armstrong Talks 'Revenge of the Nerd' Memoir (Q&A)
The man behind many unforgettable supporting roles — Booger in Revenge of the Nerds — and voices — Snot Lonstein on American Dad! — takes center stage in his own life in his new memoir, Revenge of the Nerd: The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger (Thomas Dunne, July 11). Armstrong writes about everything from making Risky Business with Tom Cruise (read an exclusive excerpt) to growing up in the 1960s and early '70s to partying with John Goodman and being a father. Reviews have been good. Armstrong, who...
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Booger Tells All: Curtis Armstrong Talks 'Revenge of the Nerd' Memoir (Q&A)

The man behind many unforgettable supporting roles — Booger in Revenge of the Nerds — and voices — Snot Lonstein on American Dad! — takes center stage in his own life in his new memoir, Revenge of the Nerd: The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger (Thomas Dunne, July 11). Armstrong writes about everything from making Risky Business with Tom Cruise (read an exclusive excerpt) to growing up in the 1960s and early '70s to partying with John Goodman and being a father. Reviews have been good. Armstrong, who...
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[Giveaway] Bruce Campbell’s “Hail To The Chin” book coming August 2017

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[Giveaway] Bruce Campbell’s “Hail To The Chin” book coming August 2017
For horror fans, anything involving Bruce Campbell is a guaranteed entertainment success, no matter the format. Fifteen years after the release of his bestselling memoir If Chins Could Kill, Campbell returns with the follow-up book Hail To The Chin to be released via Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press this August! Read more below: It’s been 15 years since […]
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HeyUGuys join The Night’s Watch for Game of Thrones Season 7 & you can too!

  • HeyUGuys
Author: David Sztypuljak

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited along to a rather special event as Sky Atlantic gave us the chance to join the Night’s Watch in celebration of Game of Thrones season 7 coming back our screens on Monday July 17th at both 2am (to simulcast with the Us) and 9pm later that evening.

Hosting the event were Game of Thrones Weapons Master Tommy Dunne (who has also worked on movies including Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, Blood Diamond, & The Bourne Ultimatum to name but a few) and Stunt Coordinator Rowley Irlam (whose CV is just as impressive and includes Casino Royale, Captain America, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Skyfall, Captain Phillips and many more) who would be putting us through our paces using both the sword and the bow. I’d done a little bit of archery before so wasn’t too
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Iggy Azalea Options ‘Bad Girl Gone’ Novel For Movie

Iggy Azalea Options ‘Bad Girl Gone’ Novel For Movie
Exclusive: Pop star Iggy Azalea and her Azalea Street Productions have optioned rights to Temple Mathews’ upcoming novel Bad Girl Gone, which will be published this summer by Macmillan’s St. Martin's Griffin and Thomas Dunne Books. The pre-empted deal comes on the heels of the Aussie singer and model signing a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios, where she is developing reality TV series and high-end scripted fare. Mathews, author of the…
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Twin Peaks,’ James Dean, ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Aliens,’ and More

It’s time to head back to Twin Peaks, salute some major names (Gus Van Sant, James Cameron, Hal Ashby, Guillermo del Toro, Orson Welles), icons (James Dean), and (former) power players (Mike Ovitz). Plus, Harry Potter, Seinfeld, and McDonald’s! Let’s start with a loving look back at 50 years of the starship Enterprise.

Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years (Titan Books)

There have been a number of interesting books released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, but there’s no question that 50 Artists 50 Years is the handsomest. As the title makes clear, the premise is simple: 50 respected artists, all with wildly unique styles, were tasked with creating a work of art highlighting some element of the Trek universe. There’s plenty of original series — Glen Brogan’s jaunty representation of the bridge of the Enterprise is my personal favorite — and lots of Spock. Plus, Leonard Nimoy himself
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First Star Trek Movie Almost Had Kirk Fist-Fighting Jesus

First Star Trek Movie Almost Had Kirk Fist-Fighting Jesus
This year marks the momentous 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, which started in 1966 with creator Gene Roddenberry's beloved TV series. The franchise celebration will include a new big screen movie Star Trek Beyond, along with a 50th Anniversary convention in New York City later this year. Last week, a new book was published entitled The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek - The First 25 Years from Thomas Dunne Books, with the second volume, covering the last 25 years, debuting August 30. This book by journalist Edward Gross and television writer/producer Mark A. Altman features amazing new information about plot details that didn't quite make it into the first Star Trek movie, 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The original TV series only ran for three seasons between 1966 and 1969 before it was canceled, but reruns in syndication were bringing in huge ratings, which lead
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Time-Travel Tale ‘The Tempest’ in the Works as a Movie (Exclusive)

Cross Pictures has optioned the film rights to Julie Cross’ time-travel young adult novel “Tempest,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Producers are siblings Scott and Sean Cross, who are not related to Julie Cross. The Cross brothers are the co-founders of the Los Cabos International Film Festival, which launched in 2012, and the Vail Film Festival, which began in 2003.

Executive producers are Brendan Deneen, head of Macmillan Entertainment, and Mimi Polk Gitlin, a former producer for Ridley Scott and former executive at Grosvenor Park Media. She and Scott produced 1991’s “Thelma and Louise,” which Scott directed.

“Tempest” is the first of a science fiction trilogy that also includes “Vortex” and “Timestorm,” published by Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Publishers. “Tempest” was published in 2012, followed by “Vortex” in 2013 and “Timestorm” in 2014.

The story follows a 19-year-old time traveler who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years.
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Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh Signs Deal for Book on ‘The View’

Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh Signs Deal for Book on ‘The View’
Variety New York bureau chief Ramin Setoodeh is writing a nonfiction book about “The View,” the ABC talk show that for two decades has been a staple of the cultural zeitgeist, a must stop for presidential candidates and A-list celebrities, and one of the biggest ratings forces in daytime television.

Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, has acquired North American rights for the work, scheduled for a 2017 release. The book will focus on behind-the-scenes relationships — and drama — at the show that Barbara Walters launched in 1997 with the goal of providing a forum for strong women to express their different points of view. Over 19 seasons, “The View” has offered new platforms for major talent such as Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, and launched the careers of Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd.

“‘The View’ is a groundbreaking TV show that deserves its own book,
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'I Married a Mobster' Producer, New York Daily News Writer Team for Philadelphia Mob Boss Bio (Exclusive)

'I Married a Mobster' Producer, New York Daily News Writer Team for Philadelphia Mob Boss Bio (Exclusive)
Ralph Natale, the boss of the Philadelphia Mob in the mid-90s, is set to tell his story with the help of producer Dan Pearson (I Married a Mobster) and New York Daily News investigative reporter Larry McShane. Lost Lives and Forgotten Vows will be published by Thomas Dunne Books in Fall 2016. Natale becomes only the second Mafia Godfather to tell his own life story, following New York’s Joe Bonanno. The book pitches “a behind-the-scenes master’s class on organized crime.” Natale is reported to have gotten his start in organized crime when he took control of

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The Walking Dead: Invasion Release Details & Cover Art

Since 2011's The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, fans of Robert Kirkman's living dead world have been able to get their Walking Dead fix in novel form in addition to the comic book series and TV show. Last year, Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga kicked off a brand new 4-book series with The Walking Dead: Descent and it's now been announced that Bonansinga's follow-up novel, The Walking Dead: Invasion, will be unleashed in October. Along with its release date, the new zombie novel's cover art and synopsis have been revealed, with the latter teasing the apocalyptic challenges Lilly Caul will face this time around, including the deranged Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz.

From Thomas Dunne Books, The Walking Dead: Invasion is slated to hit shelves on October 6th. Here's the official synopsis:

"Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors
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Game Of Thrones season 4: 67 things we learned from the DVDs

Cameos, mistakes and in-jokes. We’ve trawled the Game Of Thrones season 4 DVD commentaries for what went on behind the scenes…

Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 4.

If you’re a busy Game Of Thrones fan who can’t find the spare ten hours required to re-watch season four with the accompanying disc commentaries, then we have your back. Gleaned from said audio tracks provided by the cast, crew and creators George R.R. Martin, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, is the below list of nerdy facts and anecdotes about the making of season four.

Granted, skip the commentaries and you won’t experience first-hand Peter Dinklage’s rendition of Let It Go from Frozen, a stream of filthy innuendo from Lena Headey, or the general sense of awe, adoration and good-natured mockery everyone who works on the show has for everyone else (“If only you could act, Peter
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Comic Book Release List – April 23, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Action Lab Entertainment

Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99

Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Bill Blankenship), $2.99

Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover C Steve Bryant), $3.99

Jack Hammer #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Ionic), $2.99

Jack Hammer #3 (Of 4)(Cover B Des Taylor), $3.99

Skyward Volume 2 Strange Creatures Tp, $8.99

Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover A Amanda Coronado), $3.99

Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover B Gayle Middleton), $4.99

Archie Comic Publications

Betty And Veronica #270 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Betty And Veronica #270 (Ryan Jampole Chibi Tea Party Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic The Hedgehog #259 (Sega Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic The Hedgehog #259 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

Aspen Comics

All New Soulfire #4 (Cover A V. Ken Marion), $3.99

All New Soulfire #4 (Cover B V. Ken Marion), $3.99

All New Soulfire #4 (Cover C V. Ken Marion), $3.99

All New Soulfire #4 (Cover D V.
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Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga are Back with The Walking Dead: Descent

We interviewed Jay Bonansinga when he was wrapping up The Governor novels and it seemed very likely that he’d be back for more novels set in The Walking Dead universe. Fans of his work won’t have too long to wait, as it has just been announced that Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga will kick off a brand new 4-book series with The Walking Dead: Descent.

Due out on October 14th from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, the new story will focus on Lilly Caul, a survivor of the battle between The Governor and Rick’s group at the prison. According to EW, we’ll see Lilly “returns to the town [Woodbury] and attempts to rebuild it after the Governor’s failed assault on the prison”.

This adds a lot more credence to the idea that Lilly Caul will make a return to the comic book series
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Comic Book Release List – March 12, 2014

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Andrews McMeel

Pearls Before Swine Pearls Fall Fast Tp, $18.99

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #208, $3.99

Steampunk Red Riding Hood (One Shot), $3.99

Ape Entertainment

Free Mars Volume 2 Ashes To Ashes Gn, $7.99

Arcana Studio

Howard Lovecraft And The Kingdom Of Madness Gn, $14.95

Spotlight Gn (not verified by Diamond), $14.95

Steampunk Originals Volume 2 Gn, $14.95

Archie Comic Publications

Archie #653 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Archie #653 (Ramon K. Perez Sugar Sugar Variant Cover), $2.99

Fox #5 (Alex Toth Throwback Variant Cover), $2.99

Fox #5 (Dean Haspiel Regular Cover), $2.99

Fox #5 (Dean Haspiel Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99

Fox #5 (Howard Chaykin Variant Cover), $2.99

Fox #5 (Mike Cavallaro Variant Cover), $2.99

Fox #5 (Mike Norton Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #61 (Sega Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #61 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

Aspen Comics

Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #1 (Of 4)(Cover A
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Weston Ochse Gives Us an Update on 'Seal Team 666,' the Film Industry, and The Rock

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Weston Ochse Gives Us an Update on 'Seal Team 666,' the Film Industry, and The Rock
Between the time Thomas Dunne published horror author Weston Ochse's first book in the Seal Team 666 series around Thanksgiving of 2012 and the 2nd book, Age of Blood, around Halloween of 2013 an amazing thing happened, Hollywood came knocking. Weston took a few minutes out of his busy signing schedule to talk to us about it.

Where did Seal Team 666 come from?

Myself, Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum and a whole bunch of other folks were at a Dead Dog party at World Horror Convention is Austin. We were getting pretty hammered when one of the guys came running in and said "Turn on the TV!" We turned on the TV and President Obama was on announcing the take down and killing of Osama Bin Laden. It was ridiculous how cheerful and happy we felt about the death of this guy. Because he was the cause of so many deaths of Americans and so much anger.
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The Steward of Christendom: Theater Review

The Steward of Christendom: Theater Review
Thomas Dunne (Brian Dennehy), based upon the great-grandfather of playwright Sebastian Barry, had been commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police in the years before Irish independence in 1922, responsible for enforcing order on behalf of British rule. His fellows derisively dismissed him as a “Castle Catholic.” In The Steward of Christendom, set 10 years later, Dunne now resides in a small room of his own atop a rural madhouse, stripped not only of authority and status but down to his dirty drawers and shoeless, a ranting King Lear of the civil service. Like Lear, Dunne has three daughters,

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Macmillan Publishers Expands Film Division

Macmillan Publishers Expands Film Division
Macmillan Publishers announced that it was expanding its in-house film and TV efforts from the Thomas Dunne imprint at subsidiary St. Martin’s Press to the entire company. It is re-christening the initiative Macmillan Entertainment and dropping the earlier Macmillan Films name. The company has projects in development at MGM, Legendary Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and The Weinstein Company. The major book and magazine publishers, notably Random House and Conde Nast, have started or expanded in-house film divisions in recent years to expedite the page-to-screen process and to capture more of the revenue that a hit

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Book Publisher Macmillan Bolsters Film Shingle Run By Brendan Deneen

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Book Publisher Macmillan Bolsters Film Shingle Run By Brendan Deneen
Macmillan Publishers has strengthened its commitment to shepherding film and TV adaptations of its book titles by forming Macmillan Entertainment. The division will be run by executive editor Brendan Deneen, who has been an editor since 2010 at the St. Martin’s Press imprint Thomas Dunne Books. This isn’t exactly a big revelation, considering that Deneen has been setting up film projects for Macmillan since 2010, when book, magazine and newspaper publishers really started seeing the revenue potential of holding onto ancillary rights and sharing in the riches of option deals. Related: Macmillan Publishers Starts Film/TV Unit Deneen came to publishing from the film business, starting as a development/production executive for Scott Rudin and for Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The label already has projects at MGM, Legendary Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, BenderSpink, and The Weinstein Company, among others. Editors throughout Macmillan are generating original ideas in conjunction with Macmillan Entertainment,
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