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Publisher Weekly choses ghostgirl as one of their summer staff picks – the only YA novel on the list of adult reads. “The big theme in YA this summer is the undead teen or can’t or won’t die…An exemplar is Tonya Hurley’s consistently witty ghostgirl, which begins as perpetually sidelined Charlotte Usher chokes to death on a gummy bear, then skips out of deadiquette school in hopes of wooing her longtime heartthrob, never mind that ‘he doesn’t know I’m alive’ – ahem.
Tonya Hurley was nominated for the Rockefeller Foundation Award in film.
Active member since 2001.
Report of ‘Kiss My Brain’ being scored by Vince Clarke and premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Script optioned by Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Productions.
2007 Webby Awards – www.ghostgirl.com announced as Official Honoree of the 2007 Webby Awards — among only a dozen sites similarly honored such as DKNY, The New York Times, Nickelodeon and Sony.
United Nations/ Poetry Festival DVD – ‘Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles’ included on a compliation DVD along with Abbas Kiarostami, Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, and Martin Espada. Available in Rattapallax Magazine through the United Nations in NYC during the Poetry Festival and distributed in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Executive produced by Bob Holman, who won several Emmys for his poetry films and produced “The United States of Poetry” for PBS. Past compilations featured artists and poets such as Lou Reed, Saul Williams, Rick Moody, Ernesto Cardenal, Sharon Olds, Marilyn Hacker.
AOL- ghostgirl on RED – ghostgirlonred.com has launched and is currently live on AOL’s RED.
KISS MY BRAIN – KISS MY BRAIN playing at the Institute for Contemporary Art in London
Edinburgh Film Festival – best friEND premiered at the 2002 Edinburgh Film Festival on August 22 and 24th.
Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles will run on the CBS Jumbo-Tron throughout the month of May in Times Square in New York City.
IFC – Independent Film Channel will broadcast Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles starting this August.
Don’t miss this exclusive screening of “Baptism of Solitude-A Tribute to Paul Bowles” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Tonight’s episode of the PBS series showcasing the work of New York filmmakers includes a hilarious short by Tonya Hurley, Solo-Me-O.
In the Mix:
Tonya first performed Kiss My Brain as a spoken word piece at St. Mark’s Church “Poetry Project” in NYC.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Tonya Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in English/Writing. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers, shooting several experimental films on Super 8.
Friday Highlights –
The movie’s wirter/director, Hurley describes the music as ambient and says, ‘if anyone can make brain chemicals audible, it’s Vince Clarke.
Kiss My Brain –
Olsen Twins Go To Fox Family…
Fox Family orders 26 segs of Olsens…Cohen will write the preem episode with Tonya Hurley…
Erasure’s Vince Clarke did the score for a short film, ‘Kiss My Brain,’ being screened today as part of the L.A. International Film Festival.
The World According to Girls – Kiss My Brain, an animated short film by Tonya Hurley screens along with other shorts by women at the Anthology Film Archives.
Tonya Hurley’s ‘Kiss My Brain’… quirky, animated warning of the ultimate balancing act: Controlling all those chemicals that make us what we are.
Solo-Me-O/directed by Tonya Hurley.
Kiss My Brain – Quite possibly the first animated work to deal with the topic of brain chemicals in relation to emotional states.
Reel New York. Three works explore kinship ties. Included: Solo-Me-O, about a widow’s graveside visits to deceased relatives.
Kiss My Brain is an animated short dealing with the topic of brain chemicals…It is currently doing the film festival circuit.
How I set Myself Apart from the Rest… Tonya Hurley writes and directs her own films…
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