We all know some of the big names in the blogging world, of those fine folks who have snagged book deals. 2004 was the year of The World According to Mimi Smartypants, and the blogger anthology Never Threaten to Eat Your Coworkers: the Best of Blogs, among others. But now self-publishers are making it happen with movie and teevee deals.
Good things are happening for artist and animator Amy Winfrey, creator of the online cartoon Making Fiends (and a South Park alum). She’s made a deal with Nickelodeon. They’ve launched a new site called TurboNick, where they are streaming her web episodes, releasing two at a time (find them under the Nicklusives category). There are also plans to show the web episodes on TV in the near future, and from there, who knows? But fans can cross their fingers for even more.
And local (Minneapolis) celebrity blogger Diablo Cody has made it into IMDB, with her first Hollywood screenplay. Exciting stuff. Even better, she recently signed a two-picture script deal with Warner Bros. If that weren’t enough, she has a book deal to boot. Her comedic memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper, will be published next year by Gotham.