PIERSONS' _GRAINY PICTURES_ HELD HOSTAGE BY AMBITIOUS FILMMAKER - indieWire - April 18th, 1997

In an ambitious stunt that underscores the passion and creativity among emerging filmmakers, a self-proclaimed "cyberterrorist" is holding the Internet name to famed indie producers-rep John Pierson's company, Grainy Pictures, hostage. The incident, which sounds more like a segment from Pierson's television show SPLIT SCREEN, reveals the lengths to which some are willing to go to get the attention of people like Pierson, who can help jump start their film projects as well as their careers.



HotWired News - April 21st, 1997

Unable to convince Pierson - independent producers' rep, author of Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of Independent Cinema - to read his script, Michaels and his assistant director, Greg Chamberlain, hatched a plot to register Internet domains under Pierson's name and that of his production company, and then hold those domains hostage until Pierson proved he'd read the script.



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