March may be Women’s History Month, but we should be working actively all year to have more women’s work on film and on stages. We cannot accept the lowly statistics without activism. It’s not that women aren’t writing enough or aren’t trying to get produced. There are a lot of closed doors. Rather than belabor why, we need to cultivate more women producers.
Let’s review what we’ve been taught as young girls that may not have been the best advice. I’m willing to use myself as a guinea pig.
But, with the exception of the 1st placer, the judges’ names feature more prominently in the P.R.
No wonder we all think that being in showbiz is the best thing there is. (And it is! really! Yum!)
by NELLIE ANDREEVA
Thomas Wong has been selected as the first fellow of Fox Writers Intensive, the network’s new initiative for experienced writers with diverse background, ethnic minorities as well as LGBT, foreign-born and others. Wong, chosen from the inaugural class of 10 FWI finalists, has received a deal from Fox to purchase and develop his original submission, drama script Queen. In addition, Fox will award Wong’s referring organization, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, a $15,000 FWI grant to be earmarked for its writing program. Wong is repped by The Gersh Agency.
Another mighty review from TVWriter™’s veteran Saskatoon correspondent, Anil Sthankiya.
Wait, did we say “veteran?” Producers, agents, no, don’t get the wrong idea, please. He’s young, he’s still young and vibrant and silly and immature and all that important stuff…oh, and he’s moved to L.A. Did we tell you he lives in L.A.?
Now, what we doing? Oh, right:
by Anil Sthankiya
After years of fellow animation studios producing technologically impressive but empty films, Pixar returns the favour, stealing their competition’s weak formula.