NEWS

Congratulations to Phillip Ramati, the first winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online.

“iScript.com is pumped to work with Write On!,” says co-founder and CEO Lori David. “You write, we record, you download your mp3 -Hearing is Believing.”

Join the Write On! Online Yahoo group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writeononline/) or Facebook group, post your monthly goals, and be entered in a drawing to win a FREE iScript. Drawings will be held every month. For more information on iScript, go to www.iScript.com.

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Congratulations to Martha Elena Burns, on the release of her photo book: Belly Dance – Celebrating the Sacred Feminine. For more information, go to www.bellydance.net.

Debra Eckerling’s article on Documentaries: Writing Real Life in the March/April issue of script magazine is also in the online mini-mag: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4f9ad3a8#/4f9ad3a8/86.

Terri Freedman’s director-producer Loren Risker from Once Bitten is looking for short scripts (under 10 minutes) to produce and direct. These will be made on no/low budget, though he has a crew, full equipment, and hook-ups. (From Loren: “I like comedy, drama, suspense, horror – you know, the basics. I think my main concern is that it’s well-written and clear that the writer has a detailed vision. I’d do any genre then.”)

EVENTS

Screenwriter and novelist Robert Masello will be doing a Reading/Signing for his book Blood and Ice at Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, on Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm.

Writers Boot Camp will be hosting a free mini-boot camp–Secrets to Success in Screenwriting–on Monday, March 16, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Writers Boot Camp, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building I, Santa Monica. For more information or to RSVP, contact Cameron Graham at 310-998-1199 ext 329 or email cgraham@writersbootcamp.com.

Debra Eckerling and Tammy Takahashi will be co-teaching the IWOSC Seminar – Newsletters: The Good, the Bad, and the Creative on Saturday, March 21 from 10:30 am – 1 pm at The Veteran’s Memorial Building. Tickets are $15 for IWOSC members/$35 for non-members. RSVP to info@IWOSC.com by March 20. For more information, go to: http://www.storylink.com/event/545.

Check out The Write Environment: Interview with Tim Minear (Writer/Executive Producer The X-Files, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse) on Saturday, March 28, from 11 am – 12 pm. Hosted by Jeffrey Berman, the live interview will be conducted at The Writers Store, 2040 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Writers Store at 866.229.7483.

Write On! member Brad MacDonald is appearing in “A Don’t Hug ME County Fair,” at the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd, N. Hollywood. The play has been extended until May 2. For tickets and more information, go to www.lcgrt.com.

Want to hear your work read? AltScreenPlay meets on Thursdays 7:30 – 10 pm, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, and is moderated by Matt Byrnes, mbbyrnes@gmail.com. First reading starts at 8; and reading begins in the order that the author arrived. Bring 1-10 pages of your screenplay, and make enough copies for each role. No RSVP necessary. Feel free to sit in without bringing any material of your own. For more information: http://inscreenwriting.com/

The Los Angeles Public Library now has a Screenwriters Workshop four Saturdays of the month at different branches, from 10:30 am — 12 pm, and every Sunday in the Farmers Market community room from 3 – 5 pm, hosted by Sasha Karova. Learn format and workshop original material (screenplays, 1/2 hour sitcom, and 1/2 hour and 1 hour episodic) with an open reading or read-through. Open reading is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to WritersUnblock@aol.com.

MEMBER PROJECTS

Ask Al A Carte is accepting submissions for her upcoming anthology of Food Memories. Email your essays (up to 500 words) with a recipe if you have one to askalacarte@cs.com. By submitting, you are giving permission for your essay to be published.

Ladies, how have you met the men in your life? Any good stories to tell? Liz is writing a book about how to meet men and needs lots of good stories! Be sure to include both first names, how he asked you out, how your first date went, and what ended up happening to the relationship–even if it did end in tears! Email your story, 500 words or less, to liztunnell@hotmail.com with your contact information. Permission to print is implied in the sending!

Sheryl Sacchitelli (www.now-later-never.com) is still looking for volunteers (women, aged 40 and up) to complete a 15-minute survey to help with her work on women’s issues. Those interested in being interviewed, go to: http://www.now-later-never.com/Interviews.html

CLASSIFIEDS

Cozy Comfort Home Massage: Both 1 hour and 1.5 hour massages available. Services include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Lymphatic Drainage. Rates vary from $75 – $95. Lymphatic Drainage is $125 for an hour session. Gift Certificates are available. Men by referral only. Rasool Jahan 323-371-2841.

It’s A Trip! Rebecca Ebner has decided to expand her resume by becoming a travel agent. Check her web page: www.Itsatrip.worldventures.com.

Live piano music and fine art portraits created at your party or event. Exceptionally high-quality work. Contact Scott Hiltzik 310.463.2812.

WRITE ON!

Check out the newest Write On! Online column: Jen’s Gems … for the Healthy Writer by Seattle-based movement and fitness coach Jennifer Waak: http://writeononline.com/2009/02/26/jens-gems-for-the-healthy-writer-take-a-deep-breath/

April Extra Credit: Will be assigned at the March Meeting.

Our April Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 15 (since Passover starts on the second Wednesday). We will be on the THIRD FLOOR. Please have newsletter items to me by April 13.

Check out the Write On! Online Author Q&As, posted since the last newsletter, on www.writeononline.com:

http://writeononline.com/2009/03/10/author-qa-jenny-lumet-screenwriter-rachel-getting-married/

http://writeononline.com/2009/03/03/author-qa-laurie-graff-the-shiksa-syndrome/

http://writeononline.com/2009/02/24/author-qa-screenwriter-dustin-lance-black-milk/

http://writeononline.com/2009/02/17/author-qa-scott-huver-a-hedonists-guide-to-los-angeles/

Published authors: Share your knowledge by participating in a Write On! Q&A. Email writeononline@yahoo.com for more information.

Watch for new Write On! Online Content Coming Soon!


FINAL NOTE

April is ScriptFrenzy – from the Office of Letters & Light who bring us National Novel Writing Month every November. Write a screenplay in 30 days! For more information, go to http://www.scriptfrenzy.org. Sign up today!

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