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Remodeled Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post.  I’ve updated my website to accommodate not only my blog posts but also my jewelry and more I plan on selling.  My main goal in making and selling jewelry is to raise money to shoot one of my short films.  I’ve tried crowdfunding several times and raised zero dollars, so I’m trying something new.

I’ve always had a desire to make jewelry for a while now, and although I’ve played around with it, I never really made anything worth mentioning until now.  I even took up a four-day jewelry making class at the local college.

Right now, I’m making and selling the basic types of jewelry as well as t-shirts with a design I borrowed from online but put my own little spin on it.  Eventually, I Read more

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Film Production: All Circuits Busy

I’ve decided to take matters (once again) into my own hands instead of waiting around for Hollywood to take interest in my work.  As of now, I have “All Circuits Busy” being professionally rewritten by Julie Paupe, owner of Scriptwriterhelp.com.  Julie has helped me before, and she’s an expert.

My plan is to Read more

All Circuits Busy- Film Production

I’m tired of waiting for my big break, so now I do believe it is time for me to take action and produce my own film LOCALLY, by getting all the local filmmakers involved.

Hopefully, within the next week or two, I will contact Julie Gordon with my plans. She
has the Film Producing credits, and I will see if she’s interested in helping me produce my film, “All Circuits Busy”…
so Julie if you happen to stumble on this post, I’m contacting you soon.

I will be the writer as well as the Co-Producer, and Julie (if she’s interested) will have the Producer title. The film is very diverse so Read more

Sometimes Love – Romantic Drama

a-new-designJohan Nobles, a once academically gifted young man, is intent on getting his life back on track, when he falls in love with Symphony Hayes; she saves him after a near-fatal car crash. What he doesn’t know about Symphony is that she harbors secrets that may destroy everything, including their relationship.

This is my first Screenplay, still in need of a Producer, but NOW, I have an agent.

Although  Read more

Working on New Screenplay Masterpiece

scI’m outlining another masterpiece that I suppose to finish by the end of March, but basically just starting.  It’s another story that has been singing in my head for close to a year, and it’s time to get serious.   I am a big time procrastinator but once I start…

It’s another high-concept comedy, and absolutely no hints will be given.  All I can say, it’ll probably be controversial.  I’m still waiting to receive my latest script, “All Circuits Busy”, so Read more

My First Screenplay Pitch

PPH_Script_Frame_6I had my first “Verbal Pitch” last week via Skype with Cider Mill Productions, and I had a video malfunction. He could hear, but he could not see me.

Although, I was as nervous as a Virgin at a prison rodeo (Blanch from Golden Girls), the individual I pitched to, said I did well for my first time. However, he passed on reading my script. No biggie, my first time for this script “All Circuits Busy”, and it will not be the last because I believe I have a winner.

So, I’ve decided to place my screenplay into “rehab”, so the next time I pitch, I WILL Read more

Plans to Produce My Screenplay Short

Film_ProductionWOW, is all I can say. No, it isn’t. I posted on Stage32.com’s forum a few days ago, searching for someone to analyze my five (5)-page screenplay short, “Love Appeal”. An experienced Horror Director/Writer (Shane W.) offered to analyze it free of charge.

This is what he had to say, “Hi Dawn, Read through the screenplay. It’s a pretty unique story, not something done to my knowledge, and the quasi-silent film feel is an interesting touch. It has a nice feel to it, and it’s a good story.”

He gave me a couple of recommendations on how Read more

Confessions of a Screenwriter

brain-mazeI have this amazing story inside my head.  The title alone says a lot, but for some strange reason, when I sit down to type or write, I produce nothing, because it’s all scrambled. The words are in a maze with a blocked exit and an extremely high wall.

I don’t have writers block, I’m just a blocked writer. Maya Angelou said it best, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” She may have been speaking on another level, but not much of a difference.

I’ve written screenplays before, (two at the same time) and the words flowed like Niagara Falls in the summer.  Three Screenplays, two outlines (again, at the same time), three shorts, numerous log-lines of stories I have yet to start.

I told myself, move on to the next screenplay, but the truth is, the story I’m trying to convey is not the issue, it’s M.E. My mind is restless when I’m awake, when I’m Read more

BET Premieres Ava DuVernay’s Sundance Winning Drama ‘Middle of Nowhere | Shadow and Act

cdn.indiewire.comby Tambay A. Obenson

In June, the initial announcement from BET was that the TV premiere of Ava DuVernay’s 2012 Sundance Film Festival winning film (Best Director Award), “Middle of Nowhere,” was then set for this Wednesday, July 23, at 9/8c.

Earlier this month, the network moved the film’s debut back by about 10 days, to tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, starting at 8pm/7c.

So for the many of you who never got to see the film, and have been emailing me over the last year, asking if I know when it will premiere on BET,you’ll finally now have your opportunity to Read more