Category Archive: student profiles

KAL BLU ~ Meet the West LA Cadets

While on a hike in Los Liones Canyon on a random Wednesday afternoon, I ran into a group of LAPD Cadets. They were all in high school and have joined an after school leadership program with the LAPD, called, LAPD Cadets. The teens were wearing blue shirts with LAPD embroidered above the pocket. I chatted with [...]

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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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STUDENT PROFILE ~ Clyde

When we were in the computer lab at Crenshaw High things really started to happen. On the last day sixteen kids were busily typing their scripts. Most often I couldn’t even get their attention when I’d check in with them. I’d usually walk away and say, “okay, keep working. I’ll leave you alone.” Clyde did [...]

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STUDENT PROFILE ~ Luis

“The class started in chaos, as usual, with students dull-eyed, texting or talking. Luis was sneering at me, tattoos crawling out from under his t-shirt, his penetrating eyes challenging me. I gave him the attention he craved: I asked the other students to describe him. What about his look set him aside from the others? [...]

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STUDENT PROFILE ~ Natasha

Natasha (name changed) won the WG Foundation High School Screenwriting grand prize $1000 scholarship in 2009. Natasha wrote a 15-page screenplay called, Love Hopeful, which depicted her life as the youngest of six children living in a crack house. She shared a bed in the living room with her cousin and cousin’s boyfriend. A sheet [...]

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