For years the big Hollywood studios
have dominated the film industry and have migrated to a model of producing a small number of big blockbusters each year, that
follow a set template to maximize profits. Jayson Grayson, an ex-Wall Street quant, creates software to predict the success
or failure of a movie before it is developed. In doing so, he upsets the existing Hollywood establishment that is evolving
toward more expensive movies shown
in increasingly expensive venues.
ebooks can be purchased for the Kindle and the Nook via Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
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Ass Backwards gets Distribution Deal
We signed a distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures. The deal includes theatrical (November
8, 2013), VOD (September 30, 3013), and DVD releases(January 4, 2014).
Inventions now available as an eBook on Kindle.
Paul converted his novel "Inventions" to an eBook that is now available on the Kindle. This
new eBook has the interactive capability of allowing readers to exit portions of the book and discuss the book on Facebook.
Valley premiers in digital media via iTunes
Paul is an executive producer of Magic Valley which was released on digital media on April
9, 2013. It is available via iTunes and Amazon Instant movies, with more platforms to come. Watch the trailer.
Ass Backwards premiered at Sundance on January 21, 2013.
Paul is an executive producer of Ass Backwards,a comedy that will premier at the 2013
Sundance Film Festival. This is a culmination of two years of work.
2012 was a busy one. I completed my memoir that puts my life into the context of the building blocks of success.
I'm actively working with my agent to find a publisher. My new novel is now 50% complete. It's called the
LA Hustle and is about the film industry.
This website was initially dedicated to the marketing of my novel, “Inventions.”
However, after the publication of the novel and subsequent book signings and readings, it became clear
to me that the novel was only telling a part of the story that I wanted to tell.As I interacted with people
of all ages and races, they wanted to know more about me and the experiences that had led to my success in several fields.I put fingers to keyboard and began writing a memoir that traced my story from birth through my retirement.But as I wrote, I realized there was another even more important story that needed to be told.What
were the precepts that lead to my success?What had I learned from the failures and successes I experienced?How could others benefit from these lessons?As I analyzed this, I developed 11 building blocks
I decided to describe my story within the context of
these building blocks. Given today’s corporate culture of short term vision, and lack of fidelity to workers,my recommendation is that individuals assemble these building blocks during their career and endeavor to create their
own businesses as soon as possible.Each part of the book is intended to provide lessons learned from my
career as it relates to each of these tenets.Though my memoir is still in process, I have concluded
that people need these lessons even faster than I can write my memoir and have it published, so a part of this website will
be dedicated to discussing these building blocks.Each week, I will write a narrative on one of these building
blocks.I will endeavor to analyze the relevant events of the weeks in all venues and relate them to the
building blocks.I am also providing a blog on this site so that readers can comment on my weekly narrative.I encourage you to do so, and I also encourage you to write to me and tell me about your attempts to construct your
own pyramid of success.
Introduction to Paul's novel: "Inventions."
For a preview of the book, play the trailer above
Paul Woodring's first novel, Inventions, is now available. This website
discusses the content of the book and its relevence to today; details the author's background; provides an interview with
the author regarding the book; and provides links for purchasing the book.
Paul at a school in South Africa
If you want to contact Paul to appear before your group,