Short Film: KATIE

The amazing Nathan Gotsch has a short film — KATIE — at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival!

Fleeing a bad home life, a desperate adolescent girl gets caught up in the cruel and manipulative world of the underaged sex trade. Inspired by actual events.

Congrats, Nathan!

Katie Poster

DnDnG: A Short Documentary

My friend Meredith, who worked as a PA on the Instant Mom pilot, recently produced an awesome documentary.

Johnny, Danny, Josh, and Jacob (ages 9 to 11) play Dungeons and Dragons every other weekend with a group of their friends. This group never includes girls their age. DnDnG explores the possibility that maybe, just maybe, their female friends could enjoy the game just as much as they do.

Watch it below or on a bigger screen over at vimeo.

DnDnG: A Short Documentary from Meredith Jacobson on Vimeo.

Congrats, Meredith!

My New Favorite App — EVERNOTE

In the past, my writing partner and I have simply used Gmail and Google Drive to organize our research.  But recently we (she) discovered Evernote, and we love it!  It’s a wonderful way to organize, share, and search our notes, not mention the desktop version syncs with my phone and ipad.

Click here to learn more about Evernote.

I’m curious, what apps do you recommend for writing teams? 



Looking for a Comedy Writer’s Group?

A friend of mine is putting together a comedy writer’s group to meet in North Hollywood.  If you’re interested in joining, please email me your contact info, along with a short bio and a list of your current samples, and I’ll pass it along!

My Favorite L.A. Traffic Apps

Now that we’re back to work on season 2 of The Last Ship, I’m back to experimenting with traffic apps.  My favorites are INRIX and GOOGLE MAPS, which I find much more accurate and user-friendly than Apple Maps or Sigalert.  That said, my writing partner loves SIGALERT.  And my boss swears by WAZE.

What traffic app(s) do you recommend? 

Should You List Professors as References?

No.  Here’s the harsh truth — potential employers in this industry don’t care about your grades or essay writing skills.  They want to know if you’re a good employee.

Do you show up on time or are you chronically late?  Do you follow directions?  Do you take initiative? Are you well-liked by fellow employees? How do you deal with difficult customers?

References should be former bosses or supervisors, not teachers.

Click here for more information about references.


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