7/02/2015

Fireworks and celebration

What a great way to start off the Summer.  I really appreciate everything from PBS, John Wesley Anderson, and everyone who has been to contributing to the Tava Gathering.  Thanks to Damon, Rachel, Courtney and Steve, Samsung, Paladino Casting, and Big Picture, as well as everybody at Hanger 30, and of course Max!  Have a great holiday weekend!


6/21/2015

Co-writing History, some amazing attachments, and one kick ass Asian girl who made a movie about Native American's

Here's to true Independent film and the brave souls who stay true to themselves in the making of them.  An absolute privilege to spend some time today at the workshop/screening/celebration of Chloe Zhao's film "Songs My Brothers Taught Me", and her dog, Taco.

Chlo√© is a Beijing-born, US-based filmmaker. Her feature debut “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” premiered in US Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and had its international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film, with Irene Bedard and Forest Whitaker producing, garnered a Golden Camera nomination at Cannes. Chloe was supported by organizations such as Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, IFP, Film Independent, Cinereach and Time Warner Foundation. She was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2013. Chlo√© received her BA in Politics from Mt Holyoke College and MFA in Film Production from NYU. She is currently developing her second feature titled “The Last Prairie” set in the Sandhills of Nebraska.



I'd also like to celebrate the amazing steps being taken with Future Proof and features to come, as well as to Greg himself for the brilliant performance in London last week, and the agent it secured him!  

Finally,  I am looking forward to co-writing a "UNTITLED" historical "fiction" feature based on and written with the biographer, for the next month!  Fascinating stories material, that really writes itself.  The documentary for PBS begins filming Monday!

6/01/2015

How did it become JUNE?!!

A whirlwind of a month.  Thanks to Rob, Carol, Paula and Dick for the patience and hard work. Amazing music, of every instrument and lots of beautiful premieres. Congratulations to John for the incredibly successful book launch, Greg for his opening and new beginnings with a stronger, better team, and AJ for some amazing possibilities coming into frame!  Looking forward to co-writing the as yet untitled feature film, first draft due for July 14, and looking forward to the possibilities with June's auditions/callbacks/meetings/tests.  Off I go!!!

5/10/2015

open sky

A big shout out to Dick, Adam, James, Sylvia, Sky Theory, Studio A, The Live Room, Allen, Meghan, Patrick, everyone at casting and my LA family. And a big congrats to Kate for signing with her first agency!  Great things ahead! Let the music commence, and onto set we go! xxx

5/01/2015

May Day!

Sadly returning from London, after a wonderful trip in support of Raindance short "Close Distance Focus", Future Proof Films, and Symbiosis Films.  Many thanks to AJ Papaj, Greg Keith, Rebecca Broadbent, my London Family, Reg and the invite to ANTI-SOCIAL, Raindance, Ian Prior, LSDA for the help, everyone backstage at the Cambridge Theatre, particularly Kevin, Lea, and Bernie, everyone I hope to see again at casting, Daphne for the love and foot warming, Suzy for the tea and conversation, but most of all, the fierce, creative, wonderful and amazing Francesca Broadfoot for the care and company!




3/23/2015

Busy, busy, busy...

From one side of the country to the other, what a time it's been!

Many thanks for the consideration, support, possibilities and a few wonderful "comes to fruitions". SO blessed with the support of - Michele, Marnie, Rose, Dick for all the hard work, Rob and Carol and everyone at Maximum.  Annie for the patience and playing phone tag. Jenni and Cesca for the skype love. To Di and Nic and my LA family. BeFilm, BerlinShorts, Aspen and Palm Springs for their consideration, Greg, Alex, my friends at SWSX, Future Proof, good thoughts sent out to Symbiosis for killer development possibilities, and to "The Water King" for its semi-final placement in Screenwriting/Feature Drama at NAFF.  Congratulations on the premiere of "Brainstormers" to Ryan and Bill and thanks for inviting me to the party! A hop across the pond to the UK in APRIL for some dancing in the rain.

2/25/2015

we're at it again

Thanks AtlantaShorts Fest, SOHO, TIFF for the consideration!  Looking to the future with Greg, Alex, Noof, and Future Proof Films