inkpop Fundamentals: April 1, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 1, 2010
★Sleeping Beauty’s evil queen to hit the big screen! With the success of the live-action version of Alice in Wonderland, screenwriter Linda Woolverton and Disney have decided to try their luck at taking on Maleficent, the evil queen popularized in 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, via a big screen version told from the point of view of the Mistress of All Evil. The buzz is that Tim Burton has shown interest in the project. The Hollywood Reporter.
★The return of The Baby-Sitter’s Club inspires entrepreneurship in girls When Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club books hit shelves back in 1986, it was commonplace for girls to baby-sit in order to earn spending money. Now, with the reissue of the series (due out today – April 1), coupled with the state of the economy, it is believed that female readers will be inspired to follow in the footsteps of Dawn, Claudia, Mary-Anne, and the rest of the BSC to strike out and create their own businesses. The Wall Street Journal.
★Do you Hulu? For those with limited access to a TV, or simply lacking the funds required to pay for cable or expensive movie tickets, Hulu.com’s presence has been widely appreciated. While the service, which allows those within the United States to watch full-length movies, and episodes of popular TV shows such as The Office and Family Guy free of charge is loved by visitors; network backers are unimpressed by the large bandwith bills accrued by Hulu, and are demanding that visitors be forced to pay a subscription fee to continue using the service. Ad Age.
Over to you…if you could turn any fairytale into a live-action version, which one would it be and why? Have you ever attempted to start your own business to earn extra money? If Hulu starts charging, will you stop using their service?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)