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CONTACT: Kevin Straight, kstraight13@gmail.com

STAR TREK FAN FILM WILL BE SET FROM THE KLINGON POINT OF VIEW

Montrose, CA: 16 September 2016

Amateur filmmaker Kevin Straight (Handyman Kevin, Star Wars: The Bluff) is currently in pre-production on the short fan film Klingon Evening News, set in the Star Trek universe. The film, written by Straight and story artist Joe Orrantia (Phineas and Ferb, Anastasia), will portray a newscast from the Klingon capital in from final years of the Klingon-Federation Cold War. There will be no human characters in the film.

The film is tentatively scheduled for release in the last quarter of 2017.

Links:

Website of Kevin Straight's production company

Joe Orrantia's IMDB page

Joe Orrantia's Website


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CONTACT: Melissa Li, creativeminority@altervista.org

NON-FICTION WRITER BRANCHES INTO FANTASY

Montrose, CA, May, 19, 2015

Kevin A. Straight (36), best known for blogging about literature and history and for his monograph Freight Forwarding Cost Estimation: An Analogy Based Approach (2014), ventured into new territory, self-publishing The Phylactery, a contemporary fantasy short story.

"I've actually been writing fiction, including fantasy, since 4th grade," explains Mr. Straight, "I thought it was probably time some of it saw the light of day."

When asked why he chose a to self-publish instead of following a more traditional route, he replied, "I think soon most short fiction, especially genre fiction, is going to be self published. There are relatively few magazines left that handle speculative fiction, and most of them are trying to position themselves in a more literary way. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it means that there aren't really any good intermediaries for pulp sci-fi and fantasy. If you want to sell it, you're better off selling directly to the readers. Ultimately, I think disintermediation will be a good thing, because readers will have better access and writers will get to keep more of the value from the product."

The Phylactery is set in a slightly fictionalized Riverside, CA in the present day and follows the misadventures of an evil wizard trying to salvage an evil scheme in which everything seems to be going wrong. It is available world-wide in the Amazon Kindle Store.

Kevin A. Straight is currently writing a non-fiction book, 14/2: A History of Outside Scholarship and the Fourteenth Amendment, which will be published by Creative Minority Productions in 2017.

URL for the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XV8NAAK

Kevin A. Straight's website/blog: http://www.kevinastraight.com


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STREAMING DIY SHOW RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

Montrose, CA, April, 25, 2015

Creative Minority Productions (CMP) announced today that the popular YouTube show Handyman Kevin has beel picked up for a second series of at least 13 episodes, and relased a new trailer for the show.

Handyman Kevin is hosted by blogger Kevin Straight, who is also under contract to write at least one nonfiction book for CMP. The show focuses on home repairs and do-it-yourself projects, with a strong emphasis on using simple tools and eaily available materials.

URL for Series II Trailer: https://youtu.be/sgPLIXC7XRM

URL for Kevin Straight's Blog: http://www.kevinastraight.com


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