After six months in the NYWIFT From Screenplay to Pre-Production Lab, I have a shooting schedule, lookbook and budget for my first feature as a writer/director. The film is POLLY FREED, an adaptation of my play Out of the Water. It's about a 30-something Brooklyn bar-owner who drunkenly hooks up with her Conservative married ex-stepbrother in a rental car. Oh yeah, at his father's funeral. And it's romantic. And sad. And funny. Pretty soon, we'll go looking for the money. I hope to shoot it in Brooklyn next year.
I'm teaching another installment in The Creativity Lab
June 20-21 for writing exercises followed by three Monday's in July for sharing pages and getting feedback. EMAIL ME if you are interested!
"If You Love Girls..." Entertainment Weekly features a lovely back page listing books you should read if you're a fan of Lena Dunham's "Girls" (which I am). I'm flattered to say, my memoir NO PLACE LIKE HOME is listed among them. Click here: