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July 21st 2009
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July 21st 2009
Terry's July Update
Today we have been finishing the editing of Unseen Academicals.
It has been an immensely complex month with the Darwin Festival in Cambridge, the Oldie literary lunch, an honorary doctorate from Bradford; all of which has been exacerbated by a breakdown in one of our main machines.
Next week we go to see the National to discuss their upcoming adaptation of Nation. It will be my first actual physical contact with them.
Now, what you have all been waiting for; we have just received the following from Mob films. It pretty much speaks for itself and one can tell by some of the little details that they have become used to dealing with fans :) This is their show and now that we have got to know them, we are leaving it to them to select whom so ever they consider most suitable. We are not seeking nor do we expect any special choice in the matter and so please do not contact us in the hope that we can push you forward, because we can’t.
Quite a lot of our time has been spent experimenting with Dragon Dictate v10. The trouble with speech-to-text software is that it’s at its best when it has a limited vocabulary. The program is pretty ace at business and legal letters, but an author potentially uses just about everybody’s vocabularies and it doesn’t understand, for example, the difference between in and inn. It would be handy if it could have a drop-down menu in cases like that. It could also do with a more sensible interface. Nevertheless, we are educating it as we go and it’s certainly an improvement on my typing now. We did like the rendition of pioneer as ‘pie on ear’ and for some reason it will occasionally throw up a speech-to-text translation which no amount of forensic study will recognise as the original words said. However, it’s helped me write a large chunk of I Shall Wear Midnight and quite a few episodes from a possible autobiography.
I shall see a few of the lucky ones on set very soon.
All the best.
Fan Days in Budapest
We have now identified 3 days in August that we could invite a limited number of fans to Budapest to act as extras alongside our Hungarian extras during the shooting of Going Postal.
The days are Monday and Tuesday 10/11th August (a maximum of 15 fans) and Friday 21st August (maximum of 12 fans) Total 27 fans.
PLEASE NOTE : Only EU nationals can apply, due to European labour laws.
We would ask the 15 people who put themselves up for the 10/11th August to commit to the two days filming (Monday and Tuesday) to keep continuity for the scenes that will be filmed over those two days. If they can’t commit this time, then they should not apply for these two days.
Those who apply for and are chosen for the 21st August will only be expected on the one day.
What we will supply:
Transport (bus) to and from a central Budapest pick up point to the studio prior to and post filming at a time to be arranged by us (likely to be 7 a.m. ‘ish’ pick up, return 8 pm ‘ish’).
Costumes, which will be returnable to the costume department post shoot.
Lunch and refreshments while at the studio.
You will receive an HUF8.000 per day allowance (approx £24), the same rate as the Hungarian extras.
What we won’t supply:
Transport to and from Hungary (planes, trains, automobiles, boats or bikes etcetera).
Food and drink over and above the lunch and refreshments supplied on set.
A credit on the film.
All applications should be made by email to our coordinator Victoria - firstname.lastname@example.org - which should include a photograph, which needs to be identifiably you, but does not need to be in costume.
The deadline for applications is 8 p.m. on Wednesday 29th July 2009.
We will draw names on Thursday 30th July and will let people know who have been accepted by email on that day.
Producer - Mob Films
Unseen Academicals, The Illustrated Carpet People,
The Discworld Calendar 2010 and Nation paperback
Signed copies will be available to pre-order shortly.
Keep checking back!
Going Postal - Cast List
Below is the current cast list which we shall add to as and when we
Moist von Lipwig - Richard Coyle
Reacher Guilt - David Suchet
Lord Vetinari - Charles Dance
Adora Belle Dearheart - Claire Foy
Drumknott - Steve Pemberton
Groat - Andrew Sachs
Miss Cripslock - Tamsin Greig
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