Friday, March 26, 2010

Miley, Toya and the University of Georgia Press

The Miley Cyrus movie The Last Song opens Wednesday, and we're dying to know if we're in it.

Filmed in and around Savannah, shooting for the movie included a scene where Cyrus's character buys a copy of TURTLES OF THE SOUTHEAST, but none of us were invited to the premiere last night, so we don't know if the book made the final cut.

If you don't want to sit through young love on the beach to see books on screen, catch season 2 of BET's reality show Tiny & Toya, which premieres April 13. Sometime this season, Toya visits Atlanta's Shrine of the Black Madonna bookstore and discovers Calvin C. Johnson, Jr.'s EXIT TO FREEDOM.

If you prefer your university press books in a more expository context, seek out the forthcoming BBC documentary "Deep South," which will feature several of our editions of works by Erskine Caldwell, including TOBACCO ROAD and JOURNEYMAN.