Category Archive: screenwriting

KAL BLU: Japanese Translation in Progress






The first draft of the KALIFORNIA BLU translation into Japanese is finished. I had the funnest meeting with the translator (who wishes to stay anonymous) on Friday. She came to the meeting with file cards noting areas of question. Mostly about how to interpret expressions like, “chill” and “slade-fit”. We went through the entire book […]

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Secretos: Stories We Shouldn’t Tell






The students in my screenwriting class at Neighborhood Youth Association have written short screenplays about their lives. And they are all stories that might never have been told otherwise. These brave teens are not only writing honestly about their experiences, but are brave enough to have them performed in front of friends and family, even the families that […]

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WGF HIGH SCHOOL SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP ~ Sun Valley High






Just loving the faces of these kids. So proud today as they heard professional actors read their scripts. Jonathan wrote a 19 page script. His teacher told me she had never received any work longer than two pages from him. Valerie wrote a horror film script, which had us all terrified. She rewrote it from […]

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WGF HIGH SCHOOL SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP ~ Fairfax High






 My first image of Fairfax High was from Anthony Kiedis bio, SCAR TISSUE – tales of the young Red Hot Chili Peppers mischievous antics.                                

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WGF HIGH SCHOOL SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP ~ Olympic High






A bunch of talented and fantastic kids I had the lucky chance to meet and work with at Olympic High in Santa Monica. A last chance high school. These kids have seen a lot in their young lives.      

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