Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Congrats to Heidi Hornbacher and Lis Fies for placing in Fade In's feature screenplay contest!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Next Reading February 28th


Sharri Hefner and Anna Siri

When an unfortunate accident interrupts a high school hunk’s breakup with his spoiled girlfriend, he quickly discovers that death is no match for the fury of a cheerleader scorned.

Mean Girls meets Buffy in a Supernatural Romantic Comedy

Wednesday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.

Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre
10900 Burbank Bl. N. Hollywood 91601

The reading will feature the acting talents of:
Trevor Murphy
Ashley Hinson
Annie Savage
Fred Cross
Susan Mackin
Helen Slayton-Hughes
Edelyn Okano
Brian Davis
Justin Little
Allie McCall
Tony Persico
Stephanie Y. Wang

About the writers:

Sharri Hefner is an award winning writer and filmmaker. Most recently, she wrote a one act for Gene Rhee's THE TROUBLE WITH ROMANCE which stars David Eigenberg (Sex and the City). GEORGIA HEAT, a script she wrote with Indie Spirit winner Mora Stephens is slated for production summer 2007 with Janet Yang as Executive Producer. Sharri received her MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Anna Siri is an award-winning screenwriter, script consultant, and screenplay contest coordinator for Creative Screenwriting Magazine. She has been a contest judge for the AAA Screenplay Contest, the Screenwriting Expo, the CS Open Live Writing Tournament, and the Slamdance Screenplay Contest. Anna has a degree from Northwestern University and a certificate from the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, where her script THE NEWS GIRL was a winner in the annual contest.


And, we hope you can join us for drinks afterward. (Details will be given out at the reading.)

To request a copy of the script, send an e-mail to: FeedbackLA@earthlink.net

Friday, December 08, 2006

Another Successful Reading!

Another wonderful audience, and tons of fun with our trivia game and themed giveaway. But of course, the night belonged to the vibrant, uber-talented actors of

DIVAS INC. by Elisabeth Fies

In order of appearance:

Heidi Hornbacher NARRATOR, C.JAY

Troy Conrad KENNY

Chauntal Lewis SARAH

Carlos Carrasco MR. MILES, DIRECTOR



Trevor Murphy POPS / DIVA

Joe Peracchio MA / MISS JULIE



Tara Radcliffe RAQUEL


As always, the feedback from the audience and cast was incredibly helpful. And the crowd had this to say about the script:

"I loved the script reading! Very witty and cute!"
-Gregg Silver, Broker Associate

"You are truly talented...It's just a matter of time and unfortunately $, but things are going to really start coming together for these projects. I just know it and I'm so excited!"
-Chauntal Lewis, Actor

"Thanks again for the invite. It was fun!
-Cindy Baer, Director-Producer of Purgatory House

"It was a blast and your friends you assembled were all very cool and interesting and contributed with a lot of heart and talent to the reading. Just honored to have been up there with them. and I feel like your script is really funny and touching…and perhaps even more important – I've never seen it before. In other words it's original and exciting."
-Joe Peracchio, Artistic Director of Tricklock Theatre Company

"I have to tell you, I can't stop reading! This is hilarious! I am laughing out loud at starbucks!"
-Tarek Zohdy, Actor

Monday, November 20, 2006

Divas Inc - Eighth Reading

FEEDBACK LA cordially invites you to a reading of

Divas Inc.
by Elisabeth Fies

"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" meets "Queer Eye"

GENRE: Gay comedy/satire
TAG: They'll blow your hair and your mind.

A sheltered Mormon teen from Idaho follows his ambitious fiance to Hollywood. When she dumps him for a director, only the salon of friendly neighborhood transvestites can help him win her back. With their makeover and relationship advice, the pilgrim makes a desperate bid to save her soul from LA and get home virginity intact. But are his fairy godmothers helping him, or do they have their own nefarious agenda?

ELISABETH FIES is…"Kid Sis", as seen on CNN in the Eisner-winning book "Mom's Cancer" and the popular blog Kid Sis in Hollywood

* Associate Producer of "Conventioneers" (2006 Spirit Award).
* Writer/director of "Pistoleras" (in pre-production).
* LisFies.com
* IMDb Elisabeth Fies

Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m.

Meta Theatre
7801 Melrose Avenue 90046
Corner of Melrose and Ogden. 2 blocks east of Fairfax.

The "Divas Inc." feature script is based on the short "Divas Incorporated" written by Lis Fies and directed by Tim Laurie.

Writer Lis Fies takes advantage of the casting couch.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Photos from seventh reading: DEAD RONNIE

Our seventh reading was Oct 4th, 2006 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. The reading was following by a Q&A session moderated by Sharri Hefner, which allowed writer Courtney Lamb to hear immediate audience feedback to help in future drafts of the script.

Thanks to those who came to see it and participated in the Q&A, and to the excellent readers, who did a great job of bringing the comedy to life!

The script was DEAD RONNIE, by Courtney Lamb, loosely based on the short film of the same name.

Writer Courtney Lamb doing introductions for the reading
Writer Courtney Lamb does the introductions for the reading.

Q and A after the reading
Feedback LA member Sharri Hefner leads the audience Q&A after the reading (with help from her daughter, no doubt a budding producer).

The excellent and funny readers were (from left): Chip Sickler, Amanda Sickler, Renee DeBevoise, Susan Mackin, Amanda Troop, Jay Harrington, Rodney Holland, and Frank Crim. Chip, Amanda (T), Rodney and Frank are also in the Dead Ronnie short film.

Audience at reading
Some of the audience members at the reading.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Feedback LA members have been aggressively pursuing their writing careers; the following is a current status list for projects that we've workshopped at our meetings and/or Reading Series.

ADELITAS by Sarah Vaill

2007 Finalist, Latino Screenwriting Competition
2006 1st Runner-Up, AAA Screenplay Contest (Creative Screenwriting)
2006 Finalist, La Femme Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2006 Semi-finalist, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting
2006 Semi-finalist, Slamdance Screenplay Competition
2006 Quarterfinalist, Screenwriting Expo Competition
2006 Quarterfinalist, Writers on the Storm Screenplay Contest

2006 In pre-Production.
Also, graphic novel adaptation in development.

DEAD RONNIE by Courtney Lamb
2006 Short Film making the festival rounds. See the website for upcoming screenings. Feature script in development.

FIXING EMMA by Heidi Hornbacher
2006 Top 25%, AAA Screenplay Contest

THE NEWS GIRL by Anna Siri

2005 UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting - Winner
2006 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest - 2nd Round

BEHIND THE GLASS by Sharri Hefner and Carrir Hadaller
2006 Top 10%, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

COSMIC CORN by Sharri Hefner
2006 American Zoetrope - Quarterfinalist

DOT'S TANGO by Sharri Hefner & Anna Siri

2006 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest – 2nd Round

Friday, September 22, 2006

Reading Series, Oct 4th, 2006: DEAD RONNIE by Courtney Lamb



Ronnie's Car


You are invited to a public staged reading of DEAD RONNIE, a feature comedy written by Courtney Lamb, based on her short of the same name (www.deadronnie.com).

Genre: Comedy
Logline: Caroline Barker returns home to bury Ronnie, her unprincipled lowlife of a brother, and hopes his death will finally bring her back into the family fold, but Ronnie's bloodsucking friends and complicated life are harder to get rid of than she thought.

Readers: Amanda Sickler, Amanda Troop, Renee DeBevoise, Susan Mackin, Chip Sickler, Frank Crim, Rodney Holland, Jay Harrington

Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(corner of Lincoln and Wilshire, in Reed Park)

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Photos from sixth reading: FIXING EMMA

Our sixth reading was June 28th, 2006 at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood. The reading was following by a Q&A session, which allowed writer Heidi Hornbacher to hear immediate audience feedback to help in future drafts of the script.

Thanks to those who came to see it and participated in the Q&A, and to the actors!

The script was FIXING EMMA, by Heidi Hornbacher.

Fixing Emma Readers being prepped by writer Heidi Hornbacher
Writer Heidi Hornbacher preps some of the readers.

Fixing Emma Readers 2
More of the Fixing Emma readers.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Reading Series June 28th, 2006: FIXING EMMA by Heidi Hornbacher

You are cordially invited to a reading of
by Heidi Hornbacher

Emma, a creative blacksheep, wants to matter to her family’s restaurant business but she seems to mess up every chance she gets. With the family’s “magic ingredient” olive oil almost gone and the Italian producer mysteriously refusing to sell them more, Emma’s stressed out sister, Caitlin, bans her from the restaurant. The only way Emma won’t be branded a loser forever is to race to Italy to get the oil and prove herself to her family, winning the heart of an impossible Italian along the way. There’s only one problem: Emma doesn’t know the first thing about olive oil…or love.

French Kiss meets In Her Shoes, Fixing Emma is a story about finding your strengths, facing your fears and building family.

The Sacred Fools Theater www.sacredfools.org
660 N. Heliotrope (just south of Melrose), Hollywood 90004 Between Vermont and Normandie
++ Parking FREE in lot next to the building ++

Heidi Hornbacher is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, a former teacher of Italian and current lover of all things Italy. Her genre is comedy. Fixing Emma is Heidi's 6th script.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Photos from fifth reading: ADELITAS

Our fifth reading was April 26th, 2006 at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood. The reading was following by a lively Q&A session, which allowed writer Sarah Vaill to hear immediate audience feedback to help in future drafts of the script.

Thanks to those who came to see it and participated in the Q&A, and to the actors!

The script was ADELITAS, by Sarah Vaill.

Sarah Intro
Writer Sarah Vaill welcomes the audience and introduces the script and the actors.

Readers 1
Some of the Adelitas readers.

Readers 2More of the Adelitas readers.