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Author Leo Adam Biga to Sign His Alexander Payne Book at Various Events as Shooting Continues on the Filmmaker’s New Picture, ‘Nebraska’

October 21, 2012 4 comments

Author Leo Adam Biga to Sign His Alexander Payne Book at Various Events as Shooting Continues on the Filmmaker’s New Picture, ‘Nebraska’
With the first week of filming on Alexander Payne’s Nebraska complete, Omaha-based writer Leo Adam Biga has a new round of signings set for his book on the Oscar-winning filmmaker.  Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film – A Reporter’s Perspective 1998-2012 is generating strong interest from the public and the media.  The book is a compilation of Biga’s decade-and-a-half reporting on Payne and his work.
This is the first comprehensive look anywhere at one of cinema’s most important figures.  Go behind-the-scenes with Biga to glimpse aspects of Payne’s creative process.
Biga’s occupied the enviable position of covering Nebraska’s most famous native son outside of Warren Buffett since nearly the start of Payne’s filmmaking career.  He’s reported from the set of Sideways. H e’s conducted exclusive interviews with the artist and his collaborators.  Biga’s stories about Payne have appeared in alternative news weeklies and other Omaha publications.  His new book represents the first time his Payne stories have been collected in one volume.  The book is being published with the assistance of Concierge Marketing Publishing Services in Omaha and Biga’s own Inside Stories.
This is a must-read for any casual fan or serious student of Payne because it provides for the first time the arc of his filmmaking journey.  That journey has largely played out in his home state, where he’s returned to make his new film, Nebraska.  Biga expects to be covering the shoot.
The author is doing a series of book events this fall to discuss the book and his many years covering Payne.  At each venue he will personally sign copies.  The book retails for $19.95.
The author’s fall signing schedule is:
Sunday, Oct. 28
3 pm
Indigo Bridge Books
701 “P” Street, Suite 102, The Creamery Building, Lincoln, Neb.
Saturday, Nov. 10
1 pm
The Bookworm 
(Countryside Village), 87th and Pacific, Omaha
Friday, Nov. 16
6:30 pm
St. John Greek Orthodox Church
602 Park Ave., Omaha
Tuesday, Nov. 20
6:15 pm
Florence Branch Library
2920 Bondesson St., Omaha
Preview the book at  Pre-orders are being taken at  It will be available from and Barnes and Noble and on Kindle, iPad and other e-reader devices by November 13.
“I’ve long admired Leo Biga’s journalism and prose portraiture for its honesty, thoughtfulness, and accuracy. On a personal note, throughout many years of being interviewed, I find Mr. Biga’s articles about me to be the most complete and perceptive of any journalist’s anywhere. They ring true to me — even in critique — in a way that reveals the depth of his talent in observation, understanding, and expression.” Alexander Payne
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