Monday, November 22, 2004

Bend It Like Beckham: The Sequel

Our old faithful 1996 Honda Accord is lying in a cold, overcrowded San Fernando Valley Collision Center awaiting drastic reconstructive surgery. It's funny how words like "claim adjuster" "body shop" and "deductible" have a way of creeping into your sentences...
Announcement: I'll be making my debut in a major motion picture this holiday. Heard of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events? I'm in the remake that is scheduled to hit theaters December 32nd, 2004! lol!

All Jokes Aside: I can't wait to see this film!


Saturday, November 13, 2004

"Green light...Red Light" Blues

The cell phone went off in Albertson's as Shawnee and I shopped for some much needed food.

"You pick it up," Shawnee thrust the cell phone in my face.

I've been throwing around her (local) cell phone digits ever since the move--not sure how soon I'd be back in the 510--holding on to my old cell number like Lionel's security blanket. It could've been our screenwriting professor calling to ask why we've been MIA for two consecutive weeks... Shawnee wasn't up for any explanations.

Too late.

The signal was lost. But all was not.

Later, while munching on lunch, we found out that a talented AD we've worked with has been campaining for us--crew positions on a feature in pre-production.

"They need storyboards." [GREENLIGHT]

He asked me if I could high-tail it to hollywood for a meeting with some storyboard examples in-tow. I pulled together what little work I've done since being in SoCAl (kicking myself for not bringing my whole portfolio with me) and was on my way. To hell with the fish and fries, I was a woman on a mission: for a storyboarding gig. Hot damn!

En route...


Shawnee gets a call: "We'll meet tomorrow."

The fries are cold, but my determination is red hot. We'll see what happens tomorrow...



We are up to our neck in work on the pilot for a new series we're creating, for competition. This time our protag is a hero instead of a heroine. It'll be creepy, dark, but loads of fun for young people. ...will keep you posted...


Please believe we are still devoted to Adopted by Aliens. We are currently tweaking the audio for Episode 3. Joking and giggling as we recall what happened in the recording booth. When we finally put the dvd together get ready to laugh harder--some of the outtakes are real treasures!!!


Saturday, November 06, 2004

Tu hablas? Or not to 'hablas'

Everyday it's becoming more and more apparent that it would 'behoove you' (as on old professor of ours used to say) to know a second language in Los Angeles--preferably Spanish.

I all but failed Spanish in middle school--Shawnelle struggled in high school. Between the two of us, we could probably ask where the library was and muster expressions that bordered confusion and studpidity as we struggled to decipher the answer. Needless to say: we're pitiful.

So Shawnelle has been learning and practicing her Spanish thanks to a cheap CD-ROM she picked up at Fry's. I can't even begin to explain the comedy she generates trying to recite the phrases and vocabulary. Native speakers would cringe, I'm sure, to witness such a massacre. But she's really learning and I'm proud of her.

The late Mr. Desir, our high school spanish teacher, would be proud too.

I think for Christmas I'll treat myself to a spanish-language DVD that's been described as 'sesame street for adults.' You've got to start somewhere...Tu sabes?