Clear Storytelling is Professional Writing

Clear Storytelling is Professional Writing

Whatever you’re writing — essay, love letter, television pilot, etc… — clarity is your roadmap. I’m one of those people who has a challenging relationship with driving directions (and now that I think about it, with a lot of directions) and because I know this, 

In With a Bang, Out With a Whimper

In With a Bang, Out With a Whimper

SMASHED started with the proverbial bang in April. I had no idea what I was in for, and now, as we approach the final weeks of post, I finally have some time to reflect upon the process. I’ll share more about the experience of writing, 

SMASHED – THE MOVIE

SMASHED – THE MOVIE

Why me? Based on the results many of my writing students earned with their short scripts, and the results of the films I’d directed, my name became the ‘go to’ for writing and directing. So, when several projects fell out with an LA based women’s 

You Won’t Believe This Casting

You Won’t Believe This Casting

Hey SMASHED Friends — I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — THANK YOU! You have helped us kick some major bootie and smash this campaign. On day 9, we exceeded our 100% funding, reaching $16,200. But we’re not done. We have a 

Surprise Casting Changes Script

Surprise Casting Changes Script

SMASHED CASTING UPDATE Just in: Ermine, a grandmotherly figure who has worked at SIA for years has been cast. Ermine sees so much of herself in Lana, and yet, being a mother isn’t easy and Ermine has strong opinions on that topic. But who’s playing 

4 Weeks Until Production

4 Weeks Until Production

Hello Friends — We are just 4 weeks out from shooting. 4 weeks. It sounds like a long time, but it will be here in a blink. We’ve toured the location — one of the sound stages at Television City in Hollywood. It’s pretty freaking 

Rocking the Kingdom: Reverend Troy Perry

Rocking the Kingdom: Reverend Troy Perry

In 1968 being a homosexual in 47 states (in the US) was illegal. It was a crime. Punishable by prison and fines. There was no RuPaul. No Anderson Hays Cooper. In 1968 there were no homosexuals!!! Except Troy Perry.  After being outed in 1968, Reverend 

60% – My Students Sweep PCS – Again.

60% – My Students Sweep PCS – Again.

And if it sounds like I’m bragging, maybe I am. Just a little. Because I’m proud of my students. And I’m proud of the positive impact my student’s script are having on the collective competition. The past two years we’ve seen the quality of storytelling,