A TALK WITH THE FATHER OF 'THE GODFATHER'
Why would a big-time Hollywood filmmaker create a Web site for no-name, would-be writers? To find out more about Francis Ford Coppola's new project at http://workshop.lather.com, Business Week Production Copy Chief Larry Dark recently interviewed the Oscar-winning producer and director via E-mail. Here's how it went:
Q: What were you hoping to create and get out of this site? What was your motivation for creating it?
Q: How would you assess the range of quality of the writing on the site?
Q: Does the subject matter of the stories reflect on the medium? The Internet?
Q: Are there types of stories or subjects that are common among the postings?
Q: Do you expect to check the site and read the stories often? Do you check the ratings and tend to read the higher-rated stories?
Q: Is there a story now posted that you think is particularly good and has a good chance of making it into the magazine?
Q: Is Zoetrope All-Story committed to publishing in its print version any of these stories?
Q: Do you see potential in the Internet as a medium for fiction outside of the print version of the magazine?
Updated Mar. 26, 1998 by bwwebmaster
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