Thanks to all who joined Larry and Judy on #scriptchat last weekend. It was a lively discussion on what it was like to turn Tiger Eyes from a book into a film. For those who missed it, the archive of the discussion may be found HERE. As the discussion occurred on the night of the series finale of Breaking Bad, Judy made sure that the chat didn’t spill over. She’s a fan of the show. But before everyone ran for the TV, Larry dropped a scoop about where Tiger Eyes is headed next. See if you find that in the transcript.
The next day, Judy was up bright and early to participate in the launch of the New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books list and a showcase of The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter exhibit. She appeared with equally iconic children’s author Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Catepillar).
As the opening event was attended by elementary students from Public School 41 in Greenwich Village and Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, Judy recounted to them what it was like for her as an elementary school student. “I was for a while shy and quiet in first grade, second grade and third grade. For some reason, I had a complete change and I became more outgoing. I always had stories inside my head, ALWAYS, but I never told anybody about them because I thought if I did, they would think I was weird. I kept my stories to myself. I never wrote them down, never dreamed of writing them down. They were there for me.”
Her advice for starting to write? “Start on the day something different happens.” Also, if you’ve ever wanted to Judy Blume to read to you, you’ll really enjoy the video.
The event was live streamed, but also recorded and you may watch their chat here:
Later, she toured the exhibit and found herself in the car from The Phantom Tollbooth. FUN!
A reminder that Tiger Eyes is now available in the US and Canada via iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation Network and Youtube Movies. If you haven’t check out it out, make plans to do so this weekend. If you are lucky enough to live in the Washington, DC or Seattle areas, the film will be on the big screen. In Washington, DC, it will play the Jewish Literary Festival on October 15 with director Lawrence Blume in attendance. In Seattle, it will play the Northwest Film Forum for a week starting October 25. Tickets are available here.
We are working on getting the film into other countries. So far, we’ve heard fan requests from UK, Ireland, Germany and France. If you would like to see Tiger Eyes in your country, give us a shoutout on our Facebook page or a tweet to @tigereyesmovie.