Monday, February 26, 2007

His 99th birthday

Yep, if the King of Cartoons, namely Tex Avery, were alive today he'd be celebrating his 99th birthday. Not only that, there'd be a lot of more entertaining animated shows on as well. That man's imagination could add life to anything.

Last year I celebrated his 98th birthday by drawing this keen picture. This year, I'll show one of the cartoons he was most known for.

Of course, if you do the math, you can easily figure out that 99 + 1 = 100!!!! Yes, next year at this time it will be Tex Avery's big centennial. It would be great if we could celebrate that all through 2008 with a big budget biographical movie about his life. The man is indeed deserving of such an honour. But, since that doesn't seem to be happening, we'll just have to find our own ways to celebrate. All bloggers and non-bloggers alike should each come up with some sort of tribute, preferably something that could be visible from space. Let's make 2008 the year of the Tex.



    Production Company Launches Grassroots Internet-based Outreach to Discover an Unknown Screenplay Writer, and will Finance, Produce, Promote & Distribute their Film

    SAN FRANCISCO – March 1, 2007 – Following the success of fellow Bay Area user-based phenomena and, is set to challenge the film studio model, selecting ONE SCREENPLAY WRITER’S

    treatment to finance, produce, promote and distribute as a film.

    CONCEPT will use the internet and internet communities as a gateway for America’s undiscovered creative talent

    to open doors and break down the walls of the Hollywood mansion. The entire film production process will be revealed

    online at, including reality TV style confessionals with all of the “cast & crew” involved.


    To finance, produce, promote and distribute a full-length independent feature film.

    “I’ve lived to L.A. and tried to break into ‘the movie business,’ and found it near impossible,” says B MOVIE ONLINE

    founder and CEO Brian T. Nowac. “Nowadays, anyone can make an independent film, but its distribution begins and ends

    on via their laptop. They might get 50,000 views but then they’re stuck. B MOVIE ONLINE is made for

    these guerrilla screenplay writers/filmmakers– but we’ll use our nontraditional film production, financing, internet buzz and

    cyber communities, and get the film off the desktop and on the big screens.”


    San Francisco, 2006—Just as Kevin Costner knew if he “Build it, [they] would come” in Fields of Dreams, Nowac scouted

    the streets of San Francisco and discovered the experts he wanted for his innovative film production company. Experts in

    marketing, music, finance, web design, and film production jumped at the chance to join him in his project, B MOVIE

    ONLINE. They designed and built to be a revolutionary communication web site totally driven by

    video vs. text; and thus the production of B MOVIE ONLINE began.

    On February 21, 2007 – not just a website, an interactive video portal to the behind-the-scenes world of

    an independent feature film – was launched. It caught the eyes of thousands of people, in hundreds of cities, in over twenty

    countries around the globe, and sparked controversial internet dialogues in cyber communities.

    Through April 9, 2007, will accept applications for its Script Writer SearchTM. From this pool of

    applicants, ten screenplay writers or script writers will be chosen for “first-round interview” where they will be asked to

    submit a full-length version of their script. These writers will also post “behind-the-scenes” videos, drawing viewers into

    the excitement of the potential film to be made. Shortly thereafter, the playing field will be narrowed down to three script

    writers, who will be asked to submit a video pitch of their script, to be featured on

    At that point the script writer selection process will close – and the Script Writers Search will conclude.

    This process of talent discovery will then reform to cast & crew the film; again the whole process of talent procurement and

    selection will be revealed online through videos on Imagine, a whole film production process, up close

    and personal on videos around the globe, securing the best undiscovered talent for each phase. This behind-the-scenes

    footage of the ins-and-outs of an independent film is unparalleled.

    The final chapter will be the major distribution and release of the B Movie Online film on screens around the globe,

    bringing new characters to the excitement of moviemaking.


    Members of B MOVIE ONLINE hail from all over the United States from Cuyahoga Falls, OH, to Belmont, MA, to San

    Ramon, CA and many more.

    Main Character: Brian T. Nowac

    Character Description:

    Brian T. Nowac, 31, a San Francisco, CA resident, is a 1993 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and earned

    his BA in Mass Media Communication from the University of Akron in 1999.

    After college, Brian spent a year as a reporter for the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press before making the move into the

    world of advertising. While cutting his teeth in advertising Brian picked up skills in graphic design, marketing and public

    relations. He also began the startup of a small media production company in Akron, SSC Media Productions.

    Brian made the move to San Francisco, California in 2004 to pursue his desire to work in the video & film

    production industry.

    Soon after, Brian joined the roster at BARS+TONE video production ||| online media (Bars and Tone) as a post

    production intern, later that same year he was promoted to staff editor and official poster boy. Working his way up, Brian

    became BARS+TONE’s Senior Editor in 2005 and then partner in January of 2006.

    In January 2007, Brian founded B MOVIE ONLINE, of which he is CEO, Executive Producer and Director.

    For more information about B MOVIE ONLINE, please contact:


  2. He's legit, you can find more information about him at the following:

    You wont find anyone who "has been burned by him before" because he is not, nor has he ever been in the business of "burning" anyone.

    He can easily see why you would be a bit leery of him or his project B MOVIE ONLINE, being a writer yourself. Many writers are taken advantage of especially when it comes to Hollywood.

    However, ask yourself, do you think the people who have shown their faces through video so publicly on the web site would have done so if their effort was not legitimate?

    He would very much like to hear from you directly and answer any questions regarding himself or B MOVIE ONLINE.

    If for nothing more than to stop referring to himself in the third person in this message.

    Brian T. Nowac

  3. his cartoons were quite delightful.
    Thanks for the terrific post!

  4. maaaaaan i love tex! i'll save the date, and have a blowout next year! thanks much for the heads up!