Author Description

Lauren Saccone

Lauren is a freelance writer, social media consultant, and paralegal. A Jill of all trades, she enjoys pop culture, film, comics, literature, archery, and copious amounts of caffeine.

Stacks of books
I love reading lists. They help a reader organize their literary plans and map out a direction they want to pursue. Sometimes the lists have a theme: graphic novels, historical fiction, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, etc. But this summer, the...
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It’s been a busy week at VM Productions: we’ve been connecting with fans across social media platforms, hired some new people to the team, and dealt with some unusual situations (although at this point, unusual is quickly becoming the...
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THE CAMERAS WERE FORBIDDEN..."
Multitasking has become a way of life since I took up the search for Robert Hurley. In between promoting Dostoyevsky Reimagined: The Making Of Notes From The New World, I’ve been hard at work trying to uncover anything about a...
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Big changes have been going on with VM Productions, as those who follow our Facebook page are well aware. Shari has departed (along with a few other team members) in a sudden exodus. The rest of the team has rallied,...
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Award-winning filmmaker Vitaly Sumin keeps his influences close to his heart. While many filmmakers try to diminish (or outright deny) the books and movies which helped shape their art, Sumin has always proudly shared his enthusiasm and love for...
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Film is a fascinating medium. There’s nothing about it that doesn’t draw the eye and ignite the imagination. People adore every facet of movies and movie-making: from entertaining trivia to exhaustive details of how the film came to life....
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky and cinema have a long and complicated history. There have been dozens of adaptations of his work over the years with filmmakers trying to capture the unique sensibility that makes the Russian author so compelling. His rich...
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Film adaptations are a tricky thing: they can be complete disasters that shame the source material, or they can leave you thinking about the original content in a whole new way. This problem is compounded when filmmakers attempt modern...