It's imperative for writers seeking to tell stories through long form (otherwise known as television - but even that definition is raidily evolving with streaming and on demand platforms) to consider the opportunities presented by festivals such as NYTV. The New York Television Festival just wrapped up it's week long event with screenings, panels and gathering opportunites at spaces such as the Helen Mills Theater, Event Space, the SVA Theater (as a selection judge for SVA's
Very proud to share and congratulate this years honorees for The WGA's Feature Writers Access Project. The program was established in 2012 to address the needs of raising the profile and hopfully create employment for minority, female, and over 60 writers. We need more programs like this across the board. Friends and collegues of mine have been fortunate to begin their careers through diversity hiring programs at FOX and NBC. Please follow the link to WGAWest's site to learn
My conversation with Richard Hull is now available through our Membership Subscription. Rich is an amazing friend and visionary Producer (She's All That, On The Line, For The Love of Liberty: America's Black Patriots) and Media Executive. He's the Executive Chairman of Latin Everywhere - Latin Everywhere connects Spanish-speaking audiences around the world with entertainment on every digital media device. Latin Everywhere controls one of the largest Spanish-language content l
Nora Dunn, who is a brilliant writer, actor, and a friend of mine - has an excellent essay on her Huffington Post Blog regarding Amy Schumer's recent SNL Monologue and Hosting. I love both of these bright, strong, fiercely funny women. I think Nora brings up some excellent points worth sharing and discussing. From Nora: "Why must we abandon a feminine notion of attraction to be set free? Why must we take on the personage of the quintessential bad-boy, the misogynist frat hous
Congratulations to this year's Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Winners! via Deadline The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 30th annual Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The competition, which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters, awards fellowships with the understanding that recipients will complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. This year’s competition saw a total of 7,442 submitte
So let's begin... My hope with this blog is to provide inspiration, timely insights into the practical grind of writing, news regarding film festivals, screenplay competitions, conferences that I know to be legit. Just like in my work, and my life - I approach these things with humor and honesty and heart. As we create a little community, I encourage you to share your thoughts. But please be respectful. xoxo GiGi #hello #beginnings #film #tv
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