• ZONE 2 Is Coming Soon!

    ZONE 2 Is Coming Soon!

    We don’t typically talk about our sister company, Under The Stairs Entertainment here. However, we are bursting at the seams to share with you our latest project – ZONE 2!   It is the story of a mother and her disabled son fighting for survival in the dreary underworld of Zone 2. Written by Lydia Mulvey Directed by Anna Elizabeth James And produced […]

  • Twin Peaks

    #TVphilePhoto

    What?! You thought we wouldn’t do a #TVphilephoto to follow up our #cinephilephotos?! Ha. Without further ado – #TVphilephotos! In honor of one of our favorite shows of all time coming back, we’re starting out with TWIN PEAKS! This show has everything, mystery, intrigue, strong female characters, surrealism, and damn fine coffee!   Another favorite and personal inspiration THE TWILIGHT ZONE. […]

  • Hollywood Weekly Magazine’s First Annual Film Festival

    Hollywood Weekly Magazine’s First Annual Film Festival

    I had the pleasure of covering the Hollywood Weekly’s first annual film festival on Saturday, September 20th at the iconic William Morris building’s Charles Aidikoff Screening room. This event paid tribute to legends in the film and TV industry at a really iconic place as Aidikoff is a renowned projectionist and a living legend in Hollywood. He has worked in […]

  • Seriously, if you have not tried dipping apples in honey, you are missing out.

    Happy New Year!

    We know, it’s a little early to be wishing everyone a happy new year. However, it is the Jewish New Year, so in all fairness, we can totally get away with saying it. You should all consider this your new year too – It’s the time of the harvest. It’s about looking back on your past year of hard work and enjoying […]

  • credit: The Meandering Mouse

    The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Show, Don’t Tell

      Show, don’t tell. This is a reoccurring part of any discussion regarding screenwriting. Well, at least a discussion concerning the more concrete building blocks of a screenplay’s structure. But what the hell does this statement actually mean? Here’s the first thing you need to know: you don’t have to keep Show Don’t Tell at the back of your head […]

  • Photo by B Natural Photography.

    Geekie Awards is Very Geek Chic

    *Script Chix Note* Attending events is one of the fun perks we get working in Hollywood. Dressing for events doesn’t typically come naturally for many writers. However, since events are part of life here, fashion is worth learning. Perception is everything. With that, we would like to introduce you to one of our newest contributors, woman about town – Vida Ghaffari.  […]

  • The Cabin In The Woods

    #Cinephilephoto

    If you haven’t been on twitter much in the past week, you’ve been missing out on a fun trending topic – #cinephilephoto. Not sure where exactly it began, but would love to give them credit for creating such a fun trend. The way it works – someone posts a picture of a scene they love from a film. They thank […]

  • Six-Toed Cats & A Typewriter: Visiting The Hemingway Home

    Six-Toed Cats & A Typewriter: Visiting The Hemingway Home

    A visit to the Hemingway Home in Key West, FL is considered a pilgrimage for many writers. Love or hate Ernest Hemingway’s work, no one can deny the reach and influence his words have had in our culture. While A Farewell To Arms may have put me to sleep in high school, visiting his Key West home where he wrote […]

  • Exclusive Discount for Robert McKee’s Story Seminar!

    Exclusive Discount for Robert McKee’s Story Seminar!

    Since our recent blog posts about Robert McKee’s STORY workshop have posted, we’ve received numerous requests about attending. ICYMI: You can read about Thesy Surface’s experience at the events here and how ADAPTATION went from book to screen by Annelie Widholm here. Imagine our surprise when McKee’s people personally contacted us after reading about Thesy’s excellent review of the event! They have been impressed with your continued […]

  • Book to Film: The Art of Adaptation

    Book to Film: The Art of Adaptation

    [A few weeks ago, Script Chix contributor Thesy Surface went to see Bob McKee speak. Here's a take on how his book Story influenced the film Adaptation, from contributor Annelie Widholm. - MS] Adapting a novel into a film is a sensitive and hazardous process, especially if the novel already has garnered a following of avid readers. When adapting an already existing […]

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by / on October 16, 2014 at 9:21 am / in Chix in the Biz, Zone 2

ZONE 2 Is Coming Soon!

We don’t typically talk about our sister company, Under The Stairs Entertainment here. However, we are bursting at the seams to share with you our latest project – ZONE 2!   It is the story of a mother and her disabled son fighting for survival in the dreary underworld of Zone 2. Written by Lydia Mulvey Directed by Anna Elizabeth James And produced […]

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by / on October 9, 2014 at 9:37 am / in Best Of, Television

#TVphilePhoto

What?! You thought we wouldn’t do a #TVphilephoto to follow up our #cinephilephotos?! Ha. Without further ado – #TVphilephotos! In honor of one of our favorite shows of all time coming back, we’re starting out with TWIN PEAKS! This show has everything, mystery, intrigue, strong female characters, surrealism, and damn fine coffee!   Another favorite and personal inspiration THE TWILIGHT ZONE. […]

Read more ›
by / on October 2, 2014 at 9:33 am / in Events, Out and About

Hollywood Weekly Magazine’s First Annual Film Festival

I had the pleasure of covering the Hollywood Weekly’s first annual film festival on Saturday, September 20th at the iconic William Morris building’s Charles Aidikoff Screening room. This event paid tribute to legends in the film and TV industry at a really iconic place as Aidikoff is a renowned projectionist and a living legend in Hollywood. He has worked in […]

Read more ›
by / on September 25, 2014 at 9:46 am / in Writing Tips

Happy New Year!

We know, it’s a little early to be wishing everyone a happy new year. However, it is the Jewish New Year, so in all fairness, we can totally get away with saying it. You should all consider this your new year too – It’s the time of the harvest. It’s about looking back on your past year of hard work and enjoying […]

Read more ›
by / on September 18, 2014 at 9:35 am / in Writing Tips

The Screenwriter’s Toolbox: Show, Don’t Tell

  Show, don’t tell. This is a reoccurring part of any discussion regarding screenwriting. Well, at least a discussion concerning the more concrete building blocks of a screenplay’s structure. But what the hell does this statement actually mean? Here’s the first thing you need to know: you don’t have to keep Show Don’t Tell at the back of your head […]

Read more ›
by / on September 11, 2014 at 9:30 am / in Chix in the Biz, Events, Out and About

Geekie Awards is Very Geek Chic

*Script Chix Note* Attending events is one of the fun perks we get working in Hollywood. Dressing for events doesn’t typically come naturally for many writers. However, since events are part of life here, fashion is worth learning. Perception is everything. With that, we would like to introduce you to one of our newest contributors, woman about town – Vida Ghaffari.  […]

Read more ›
by / on September 4, 2014 at 9:35 am / in Best Of

#Cinephilephoto

If you haven’t been on twitter much in the past week, you’ve been missing out on a fun trending topic – #cinephilephoto. Not sure where exactly it began, but would love to give them credit for creating such a fun trend. The way it works – someone posts a picture of a scene they love from a film. They thank […]

Read more ›
by / on August 28, 2014 at 9:32 am / in Out and About, Writing Tips

Six-Toed Cats & A Typewriter: Visiting The Hemingway Home

A visit to the Hemingway Home in Key West, FL is considered a pilgrimage for many writers. Love or hate Ernest Hemingway’s work, no one can deny the reach and influence his words have had in our culture. While A Farewell To Arms may have put me to sleep in high school, visiting his Key West home where he wrote […]

Read more ›
by / on August 21, 2014 at 9:53 am / in Books, Events, Must Haves, Out and About, Writing Tips

Exclusive Discount for Robert McKee’s Story Seminar!

Since our recent blog posts about Robert McKee’s STORY workshop have posted, we’ve received numerous requests about attending. ICYMI: You can read about Thesy Surface’s experience at the events here and how ADAPTATION went from book to screen by Annelie Widholm here. Imagine our surprise when McKee’s people personally contacted us after reading about Thesy’s excellent review of the event! They have been impressed with your continued […]

Read more ›
by / on August 14, 2014 at 10:18 am / in Films, Guest Posts

Book to Film: The Art of Adaptation

[A few weeks ago, Script Chix contributor Thesy Surface went to see Bob McKee speak. Here's a take on how his book Story influenced the film Adaptation, from contributor Annelie Widholm. - MS] Adapting a novel into a film is a sensitive and hazardous process, especially if the novel already has garnered a following of avid readers. When adapting an already existing […]

Read more ›