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Useful back-pocket knowledge from working at Cosmo
Last night in screenwriting class with HBO executive guest speaker...
HBO Exec: What I'd recommend to you guys is to come up with a really good original sample and maybe a few "sit 'n spins," which are really just stream-of-consciousness types of writing, almost like short stories.
Me: Hi. I have a question about the "sit 'n spin"....um, which, coincidentally, is a real Cosmo sex position. Nevermind why I know this...
Awkward Conversation with a Will Ferrell Lookalike...
Me: Oh. Um. Hi.
Stranger: How are you?
Me: Good...and yourself?
Stranger: So. Laundry.
Stranger: I used to do my laundry at the other place near the Red Lion.
Me: Oh yeah? Why'd you switch?
Stranger: Better people watching here.
Me: Hmm I can't really comment, um, I guess I mean, I just come here and read and stuff.
Stranger: Have you tried out any of the other laundromats around here?
Me: No. I mean. I like this one. It's convenient for me. They have that handy change machine. I guess I haven't been in a lot of laundromats in my life so I don't know if this one is really any good or not.
Stranger: You live around here?
Stranger: Sorry, this conversation sucks.
Screenwriting With Leo - Lesson 1, Part 2: Lists
In case you missed my first installment of Screenwriting with Leo, you can find it here. (Watch out, Robert McKee!) Basically, my (far superior) theory on how to write a movie involves an index card method, which guarantees that anyone can write a script. To get started, you want to just think of “things” (if you don’t get this highly scientific cinematic term, then maybe you...
Screenwriting With Leo - Lesson 1: Lists
So, I’m taking this screenwriting class because I am totally going to be the next Quentin Tarantino or whatever. We haven’t technically written anything yet, so I might be jumping the gun, but I’m now totally cool with introducing myself as Leonora Epstein, Screenwriter. Because I sort of noticed that in Hollywood, people pull these impressive titles out from the douchebragger...