People Have Said About Me
“I have had the great privilege of working with the amazing GiGi New.
I was floored by her extraordinary writing ability and work ethic.
She's hard working, talented and on a personal level - a kind, generous supportive mentor.
Any student would be lucky to learn from her.”
- Gloria Calderone Kellett
Executive Producer/Creator One Day at a Time
“GiGi is an absolute joy!
She’s creative, thorough, diligent, and as pleasurable a writer as I’ve ever worked with.
I cannot endorse her enough!"
- Ann Marie Sanderlin
Producer/ Studio Executive
Bedtime Stories, Race to Witch Mountain,
Freaky Friday, College Road Trip
“GiGi New is creative, tenacious and dedicated.
An effervescent personality mixed with sharp instincts make her a pleasure to work with.”
- Emily Cutler
The Odd Couple
Gigi makes the normally painful experience of going back to outline enjoyable!
Her feedback is always concrete and specific.
She is a wonderful combination of nurturing and demanding. I left every session energized.
– Laurie Criego
Winner UCLA Professional Programs
In my experience as a performer and teacher at New York City’s People’s Improv Theater, I've had the opportunity over the years to get script notes and gain insight and advice from several well-known screen and television writers.
Yet it wasn’t until working with GiGi that I was able to get my screenplays polished to the point of being salable, marketable, and simply on an artistic level – finished.
Through a combination of good humor, analytic genius, and an ability to see both the macrocosmic and microcosmic level of a script -
everything from the big picture of your story to the dialogue and wording.
GiGi will take you from the seed of an idea, a rough draft, or a project that’s “almost there” to a state where it’s ready to be shown to the world.
Viva la GiGi!
- Brett Wean Writer and Teacher
Columist Script Magazine, The
People's Improv Theater, Wean
I'm supremely lucky to have crossed paths with GiGi.
She has been instrumental in helping me craft my tentative efforts into strong, viable scripts.
I'm a professional writer, and so one might think that I would not need GiGi's services... but then one would be terribly mistaken.
GiGi gave me unrelenting support, spot-on advice, and razor-sharp insight about what worked and didn't work in my scripts.
When you work with GiGi, you get all of that and you also get deadlines, which of course are a writer's best friend, or at least one of the more reliable ones.
On top of all of this, GiGi remained friendly and upbeat and funny through the whole process.
Where did this woman come from?
I think she dropped out of the sky.
People say you can't teach someone to write, but GiGi is living proof that that is not true.
If working with GiGi is something you are thinking about doing, stop thinking about it right now and call her up and get a slot.
I am dead serious.
- Laura Buchholz
A Prairie Home Companion
GiGi is a truly dedicated consultant and mentor; working with her has been an invaluable experience in augmenting my writing skills for film and television.
She provides focused, candid criticism that evidences her comprehensive knowledge of the craft, while balancing it with positivity to motivate and support you in reaching whatever individual goal you have set for your work.
I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from her.
- Stephanie Weber
I was immediately struck by GiGi’s delightful combination of insider savvy, practical approach and deep understanding of effective writing.
I have finished a television pilot and I am now working on a feature film.
GiGi has the ability to continuously inspire me to work to my absolute highest potential as well as staying on course, an often times daunting task.
I have written for years as a hobby, this is the first time I have a finished product that is not only marketable but that I am deeply proud of.
Sometimes the stars align and bring people in your path at the exact time you need them most –
GiGi is one of those people for me!”
- Kristi Broderick
For many years I had worked on a movie concept and finally began the process of writing a screenplay.
I was hesitant to have an expert look at my work as I didn't want my 'dream' to be shot down.”
After I met with Gigi I was so encouraged, my dream now felt like a possibility.
What amazed me were two things:
First - she totally understood what I was trying to do.
Before that I felt like no one understood my story.
Second - she pointed to the areas that needed improvement without making me feel discouraged.
My consultations with Gigi ended up being the highlights of my year!"
- Dean Rice
Having a passion to write is one thing, knowing how to do it effectively is another.
One of the things I like the most about Gigi is her style.
She's positive, supportive and responsive.
It's also clear she knows her stuff and has a good sense of reasonable goals and timelines.
As a result, I was able to complete two great TV spec scripts in what ultimately seemed like no time at all.
- C. Colin Cox