Saturday, April 24, 2010

Janice Kennedy One-Act Play NIght

Janice Kennedy, whose Legacy Screening, "Man, Woman, Blackbird," closed the '09 Broad Humor Festival, is seen here out on the town with fellow Broad, Annmarie Hehir, at the Lex Theater in Hollywood.  The evening consisted of 3 one-act plays penned by Kennedy, including the stage play, "The Dark," upon which the film was based.  One feature of Janice's writing is her use of multiple actors to portray multiple aspects of women's personality or the "ghost" of their experience that hovers around the lives of the characters.  Kudos to Janice and to the producer/director Jennifer Bushnell for getting more women's writing up where the world can see it.

More info at - click on "Women at Work Onstage."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Great Screenwriting Advice

Screenwriting is such a tough combination of writing from your heart and taking care of business.  Playwrights have the luxury of messing around with structure any old way they please so long as it works.  Movies, falling as they do on the business side of the art/craft divide, demand scripts that toe the structure line much more closely. 

In that vein, I would like to suggest that all you writers out there check out the tips on Julie Gray's Silver Screenwriting site here.  Julie writes the fabulous screenwriting blog, Just Effing Entertain Me and runs The Script Department script consulting service. She's also giving a workshop at Broad Humor, so you'll get a chance to hear her and meet her there.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Bag Ladies?

Here are the first bags hot off the sewing machine. These are not for sale and cannot be had for love nor money.  Got to get a film or script in the festival if you want one.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Festival Bags

Many of the broads from Year 1 have told me how much they liked their one-of-a-kind festival bags that they got in our inaugural event.  As Sarah Schenck ('06, winner for Best Feature '07) said, "I loved it so much I used it till it fell apart!"

Well, for year 5, I'm doing it again.  I've gathered bits of fabric samples and am re-cycling them by making bags for all the participants this year.  So if you want another bag, you have to send us a film or script! And remember, if you make a short for our Legacy program, you pay no fee and are guaranteed a showing.  And a bag!