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