Meira Pentermann

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Blacklisted or Ostracized? Tell Me About It

Every time I speak about my experiences with the publishing industry, someone taps me on the shoulder, eager to share a story of their own. It should not surprise me – Big Hollywood is a site dedicated to the biases

'Nine-Tenths' Excerpt – Part 2

Leonard Tramer’s time machine takes him nowhere near the past, but meddling with time destroys his future. When he steps out of the defective machine, he enters a totalitarian state which resembles East Germany more than the free world he

'Nine-Tenths' Excerpt – Part 1

Leonard Tramer’s time machine takes him nowhere near the past, but meddling with time destroys his future. When he steps out of the defective machine, he enters a totalitarian state which resembles East Germany more than the free world he

Bringing the Freedom of Street Markets to the Publishing World

I love art fairs and street markets, spending the day wandering from booth to booth, catching photographers, painters, glassblowers, and sculptors arranging their pieces in aesthetic displays, hoping to catch the eye of a spontaneous shopper. I admire artists who

The Stasi: Hollywood's Best Kept Little Secret

Judge Hollywood not only by what it spits out, but also by what it chooses to avoid. I am always surprised when I have to explain to someone who the Stasi were. In fact, as a default I use the-Stasi-East-German-secret-police