The Black List is a well-known screenplay marketing site and once a month they have a networking event in Hollywood. Mercury was still in retrograde and right on schedule: I downloaded only a few photos before they deleted off my camera. But the story prevails! I grabbed online photos and put them up of the writers and producers I met last night.
The chalkboard outside the door at the Melrose Unbrella Co on Melrose. COME ON IN AND CURE THAT WRITER’S BLOCK. The only place you’ll see a sign like that is Hollywood. Something to love about the place.
Melrose Umbrella Co exterior. “Borrowing” the white picket fence thing from The Ivy. Cute.
Zach Patterson, genial host of the Umbrella.
Russ Werdin of Twinstar Entertainment. Former Sunset Blvd. patrol cop back in the 70s. We shared crime stories but Russ is a family entertainment kinda producer these days. We need him.
The glorious RACHEL PAGET graced our table. Rachel created FAUX SHOW, a half hour series pilot. She’s also writing a book and needs a little help with structure. Email me Rachel!
T.A. Snyder is promoting THE VOLUNTEER, just optioned by two producers who took a whole year to read the script, then optioned it immediately! (Better late than never.) T.A. also has a DEAD MEN pilot (one hour) available for consideration.
Finally, Liisi Rohumae, a screenwriter from Estonia with perfect English (learned in London) is here in Hollywood. No pics online and the one I had of her is gone BUT we were all impressed by her guts and pluck! Liisi writes drama and can also be found on IMDb.
PS My HARD BITE script has been optioned by Amazon Studios, but FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS, my crime thriller with two juicy female leads, is available.