Last spring, immediately upon graduating from my MFA Program, I hopped in the car and drove from my home in New York City to Los Angeles. My plan was to submerge myself in the world of entertainment and look for any kind of work in the industry, hoping to form alliances and make contacts that […]
Recently I re-watched the fascinating documentary Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show which can be found on iTunes here. It’s a good documentary for TV writers, especially, and TV lovers may also enjoy learning about what goes on behind the scenes. As I watched, one of the things I couldn’t help notice was […]
I really enjoyed making this video essay — so much so that I think I’ll keep making them. I’d love to know your thoughts.
Last night I saw someone do something very brave. My friend, Theresa Rebeck, a very successful playwright, TV writer and novelist, got up in front of a group via Text of Theresa Rebeck Laura Pels Keynote Address.
I went back to school this spring, and will finally have my bachelors in TV Writing and Media Arts within the year. For my American Cinema Class, I have to choose a major star or director to focus a research paper on. We’re supposed to pick three films over the course of their career and […]
I’m a 4 am writer. I love the quiet, the darkness, the lack of ringing phones and pressing business. It’s just me, my two sleeping dogs, and my laptop. One of my mantras is “stay off the internet,” but I’m not always that strong. Especially if I’m waiting to hear from someone. The days I […]
I was distressed to discover that it’s been almost a year since I’ve blogged. Certain life events interfered with the process for me, and it’s only now that things have settled down that I can commit to blogging on a regular basis. One of the main occurrences was a job in a production company in […]
If you’re a relative beginner, like me, it is time to accept that screenwriting comes with a long and difficult learning curve. In addition to the daily requirement of hours at the keyboard, one of the ways you can set yourself up to succeed is through ongoing involvement with screenwriting classes. Mine is with Writers […]
It’s a whole new month – the summer is flying by and I’ve hardly blogged at all. I’ve been very busy, interning for a production company, writing my original pilot, looking for paid work and reading and evaluating scripts. Not to mention trying to keep my two lazy teens busy and all the maintenance tasks […]
Not that long ago, great summer TV was an oxymoron. Luckily, those days are gone. Here are some shows I recommend catching up on: Newsroom by Aaron Sorkin – HBO Wow, what an exciting show! I think it might even be better than the West Wing. I just watched the first two episodes back to […]