Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pencils2MediaMoguls

I've already made my stand on the writer's strike clear (see my Writer's Strike post) but now I've put my money where my mouth is. I just found out about Pencils2MediaMoguls, where you can send a box of pencils to the six media moguls who run the six corporate conglomerates that control almost everything you see on TV or in the movies. (Don't worry, the pencils are made from sustainably harvested wood, so no deforesting will result from your ideological stand.) I've even put their handy widget in my sidebar for your convenience.

There are also certain shows that are offering incentives to their fans to support the strike. I personally put my name in to go watch a hockey game with the guy who plays the Chief on Battlestar Galactica. Many of these incentives are listed on the Pencils2MediaMoguls site, but also check with your favourite TV show because they might be offering incentives that aren't listed yet.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Writer's Strike

Do I support the writer's strike? Yes. Even though it means reruns and reality shows. Even though it's going to affect Battlestar Galactica (gulp). Why? Watch this video:

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Writing for TV

I've made a number of posts related to screenwriting, since that's my main focus at the moment. But I thought I would take an opportunity to branch out a bit here and talk about writing for television... a very different animal.

Two of my favourite TV shows of all time are "Buffy" and the new "Battlestar Galactica." One writer that has worked on both shows is Jane Espenson. And she has a blog. And she dispenses writing advice on her blog: Jane in Progress.

Her advice is doled out in bite size tidbits which are easily digestible. It's not like reading some great big tome with chapters of advice. This is where you go to unblock that pesky writer's block or jump start yourself out of that rut. (Plus you can find out what she had for lunch. )

It's fun and informative. And even though she's a TV writer, her advice often applies to writing in general. What more could you ask for?

P.S. Anyone know if Aaron Sorkin has a blog? Because that's another TV writer that I'd love to get tips from.

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Film Screenings

Coda in G Minor

July 22, 2009
CSIF presents ImagineNATIVE
The Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Rd. NW
7:00 p.m.
Calgary, AB

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Weirdgrrl

Calgary, Canada

1 part shy intellectual, 1 part edgy chick, 1 part sophisticated woman, 1 part mental patient (after all, sanity is a type of conformity)... what's your mix?