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Sideways Author Rex Pickett Names WriteBrain Media for PR

In Academy Award, Alexander Payne, Entertainment, LinkedIn, Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media on April 29, 2009 at 8:08 pm

For Immediate Release: Santa Monica, CA — April 29, 2009– Rex Pickett, the novelist behind the movie Sideways, the film that changed the fortunes of the wine industry worldwide, is pleased to announce that publicity and social media firm WriteBrain Media is now handling his personal brand management, social media and public relations. WriteBrain Media also represents NY Times and USA Today best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson (co-author, “DUNE” series ) and L.A. Banks (Vampire Huntress series).
“Denise Dorman and her team at WriteBrain Media bring a lot of enthusiasm and energy, something I haven’t had in the past,” said Pickett. “I’m looking forward to working with them.” “Promoting Rex is a labor of love because my team and I genuinely enjoy his writing, and we share the same vision for his forthcoming projects,” added WriteBrain Media founder Denise Dorman.
Pickett, currently working on his next novel for Alfred A. Knopf, is also looking forward to the production of his next script, Repairman, a character-driven, personal triumph story about a coin-operated washing machine repairman, afflicted with fetal alcohol syndrome, who sets an example for those around him with his rigorous honesty and his unselfish devotion to his paralytic mother. For more information, please visit

About Rex Pickett:

Novelist, Screenwriter, Director. A graduate of UCSD in film and writing, Pickett’s up-and-down career was beginning to look like a series of near misses until the stars aligned and director Alexander Payne, handed an unpublished manuscript by his assistant with glowing recommendations, read Sideways on a flight back from the Edinburgh Film Festival. He got off the flight and immediately called his agent and announced that it was going to be his next film. Turned out his next film was the critically-acclaimed About Schmidt. But he couldn’t shake Sideways loose from his mind and it turned out to be his fourth, and most successful, feature film of his career, garnering over 350 awards from sundry critics’ and other awards’ organizations, including five Oscar nominations (it won for Best Adapted Screenplay), two Golden Globes (Best Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay), six Indie Spirit Awards, five New York Film Critics’ awards, five L.A. film critics’ awards, and too many others to mention. In addition, Pickett’s short script, My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York, directed by Barbara Schock for the AFI, won the 2000 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. Pickett is also the writer and director of two indie features made in ’80s (California Without End in 1984 and From Hollywood to Deadwood in 1989 — released by Island Pictures). Pickett lives in Santa Monica.

Media Contact:
Denise Dorman, Publicist
WriteBrain Media
Phone 24/7: 630.845.4694

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