• MeetUp.com for Screenwriters

    MeetUp.com for Screenwriters

    Most screenwriters dread networking events. The very thought of having to weave your way through a group of people you don’t know while balancing an expensive cocktail isn’t for everyone — especially if you tend to spill things. You hope for a friendly face in the crowd that will start-up the conversation, but that doesn’t always happen. Yes, when things […]

  • Don’t Be That Guy: Etiquette On Reading & Responding

    Don’t Be That Guy: Etiquette On Reading & Responding

    By this point, if you are a writer, particularly a screenwriter, you have seen this article making the rounds on the internet – “Why Producers Will Not Read Your Script”. You probably looked at it and went “Thank the flying spaghetti monster this isn’t me! Who does that?!” The truth is, many writers do.   This type of interaction doesn’t […]

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    Top Female Slashers

    Hollywood is and always has been a boys club. It’s notorious for perpetuating female stereotypes and leaving the women in the industry to be looked upon as eye candy. But there are a lot of actresses who aren’t content with only being the leading lady on-screen and leaving the business to the men. These are what we affectionately refer to […]

  • What About Bob…McKee?

    What About Bob…McKee?

    When I first saw the movie  “Adaptation” eons ago back in London, 2 things crossed my mind: 1)    Why is Nick Cage acting so nutty? I mean, this whole “writer’s block” thing can’t be that bad can it? Come on lad, cheer up… it’s only writing. 2)    Whoa that Robert McKee character in that auditorium scene is MEAN. Good thing I […]

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    Favorite animated 90s girls, from the cool to the cruel.

      We all loved Mean Girls, so how about some animated ones? Here’s a list of animated 90s girls, from the cool to the cruel. -Natalie Carroll 1. Name: Ashley Funicello Spinelli – Show: Recess. Recess was soaking in social commentary that drifted right over most of our 90’s baby heads, but what we did grasp from the program was […]

  • Oscar Season-ings… 2014!

    Oscar Season-ings… 2014!

    Once again, we are delving into what truly matters this time of year: what food to serve at your annual Oscar party. This year, we’re attending a friend’s soiree, so, thank goodness, don’t need to worry about cooking at all! We highly recommend this tactic. That said, here are some themed recipes we thought up for this year’s Oscar season: […]

  • We’re Gonna Need a Bigger List…

    We’re Gonna Need a Bigger List…

    First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who has shared and commented on our top 100 list. Studio System, Ava DuVernay, Gurinder Chadha, Asia Argento, Zoe R. Cassavetes, Lynn Shelton, Isaiah Washington, Haifaa al Mansour, and everyone else who was kind enough to retweet and pass around: thank you. We greatly appreciate the input and time everyone has taken […]

  • Top 100 Movies of All Time… By Female Directors

    Top 100 Movies of All Time… By Female Directors

    Everyone has lists. AFI has lists. Spike Lee has lists. Sight & Sound has lists. But in all this listmaking, more often than not, female directors get shafted. Sure, some of that is the typical Academy frustration – that old dudes (or old straight white dudes, much of the time) are the majority of voters on many of the most […]

  • Strong Female Characters from Literature

    Strong Female Characters from Literature

    There has recently been a backlash to the idea that we need more “strong women” in Hollywood films and television, primarily because of the narrow view that “strong” must equal “muscular” or weapons-wielding or otherwise pugilist in some way. As such, we’ve decided to post some of our favorite female characters, whose strength of mind and character are what makes […]

  • Make Art Make Money

    Make Art Make Money

    We are all artists. We are all artists trying to make a living. As we climb the ladder of Hollywood success, it’s natural to study those that came before us, hoping to glean the answer to the age-old question “HOW DID THEY DO IT?!” Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens […]

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by / on April 24, 2014 at 9:37 am / in Guest Posts, Hollywood 101, Hollywood Etiquette, Writing Tips

MeetUp.com for Screenwriters

Most screenwriters dread networking events. The very thought of having to weave your way through a group of people you don’t know while balancing an expensive cocktail isn’t for everyone — especially if you tend to spill things. You hope for a friendly face in the crowd that will start-up the conversation, but that doesn’t always happen. Yes, when things […]

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by / on April 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm / in Hollywood 101, Hollywood Etiquette, Representation, Writing Tips

Don’t Be That Guy: Etiquette On Reading & Responding

By this point, if you are a writer, particularly a screenwriter, you have seen this article making the rounds on the internet – “Why Producers Will Not Read Your Script”. You probably looked at it and went “Thank the flying spaghetti monster this isn’t me! Who does that?!” The truth is, many writers do.   This type of interaction doesn’t […]

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by / on April 10, 2014 at 9:17 am / in Best Of, Chix in the Biz, Guest Posts

Top Female Slashers

Hollywood is and always has been a boys club. It’s notorious for perpetuating female stereotypes and leaving the women in the industry to be looked upon as eye candy. But there are a lot of actresses who aren’t content with only being the leading lady on-screen and leaving the business to the men. These are what we affectionately refer to […]

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by / on April 3, 2014 at 9:35 am / in Guest Posts, Out and About, Reviews, Writing Tips

What About Bob…McKee?

When I first saw the movie  “Adaptation” eons ago back in London, 2 things crossed my mind: 1)    Why is Nick Cage acting so nutty? I mean, this whole “writer’s block” thing can’t be that bad can it? Come on lad, cheer up… it’s only writing. 2)    Whoa that Robert McKee character in that auditorium scene is MEAN. Good thing I […]

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by / on March 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm / in Best Of, Guest Posts, Television, Uncategorized

Favorite animated 90s girls, from the cool to the cruel.

  We all loved Mean Girls, so how about some animated ones? Here’s a list of animated 90s girls, from the cool to the cruel. -Natalie Carroll 1. Name: Ashley Funicello Spinelli – Show: Recess. Recess was soaking in social commentary that drifted right over most of our 90’s baby heads, but what we did grasp from the program was […]

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by / on February 13, 2014 at 10:11 am / in Films, Hollywood 101, Oscars

Oscar Season-ings… 2014!

Once again, we are delving into what truly matters this time of year: what food to serve at your annual Oscar party. This year, we’re attending a friend’s soiree, so, thank goodness, don’t need to worry about cooking at all! We highly recommend this tactic. That said, here are some themed recipes we thought up for this year’s Oscar season: […]

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by / on February 6, 2014 at 10:15 am / in Uncategorized

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger List…

First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who has shared and commented on our top 100 list. Studio System, Ava DuVernay, Gurinder Chadha, Asia Argento, Zoe R. Cassavetes, Lynn Shelton, Isaiah Washington, Haifaa al Mansour, and everyone else who was kind enough to retweet and pass around: thank you. We greatly appreciate the input and time everyone has taken […]

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by / on February 6, 2014 at 10:01 am / in Best Of, Films

Best Action Sequences on Film

True confession: the Script Chix are big action movie fanatics. We would easily point to DIE HARD as our favorite Christmas movie, and, anytime an action film comes out, there’s a 99% chance that one – or both – of us will see it in theaters. So, without further ado, here are the Script Chix picks for best action sequences […]

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by / on February 1, 2014 at 10:00 am / in Best Of, Chix in the Biz

Top 100 Movies of All Time… By Female Directors

Everyone has lists. AFI has lists. Spike Lee has lists. Sight & Sound has lists. But in all this listmaking, more often than not, female directors get shafted. Sure, some of that is the typical Academy frustration – that old dudes (or old straight white dudes, much of the time) are the majority of voters on many of the most […]

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am / in Best Of, Books, Films, Television

Favorite Adaptations

Having recently watched award season darling Blue Is the Warmest Color, we thought we’d delve in to some of our favorite adaptations of all time. If you were a child of the 70s/80s/90s, you may remember this introduction to numerous made-for-TV adaptations: WonderWorks had a number of great book adaptations during the 80s/90s, and many of them top our list […]

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