The Mormon Lit Blitz is going on this week. The New York Times produced an in-depth article on the BYU Animation program, its success in placing graduates with Hollywood studios, and the issues of how Mormon values play in the entertainment world. There was also a notable article about gay Mormon characters in recent theatrical pieces. BYUtv presented its first scripted dramatic television series. Brandon Sanderson’s new YA series got starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, as well as some less enthusiastic reviews. Richard Paul Evans has a new bestseller, and Laura Andersen and Rachel Whipple debuted with national novels. TC Christiansen’s latest movie will be opening, and Mahonri Stewart’s Mormon theater anthology is now available. Please send any news or corrections to mormonlit AT gmail DOT com.
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The Mormon Lit Blitz is going on now, at James Goldberg’s Mormon Midrashim blog. So far there have been stories or poems by Jonathon Penny, Scott Hales, Sarah Dunster, Ben Crowder, Hillary Stirling, Merrijane Rice, Steven Peck, Marianne Hales Harding, Emily Harris Adams, and Katherine Cowley. There are separate posts to comment on each work.
When Hollywood Wants Good, Clean Fun, It Goes to Mormon Country. New York Times article about the BYU Animation program and its success in placing graduates with Hollywood studios. Continue reading