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Fun Joel's Screenwriting Blog


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Location: Los Angeles, CA

I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Broken Record

No, I will not be listed in Guinness' book, or anything like that (though with my immense love for the liquid bread, maybe that should be a related aspiration). Broken records are just what I sound like lately, with all my excuses for not posting. Regardless, I must fill you all in nonetheless.

A little over a month into my work life, and I feel pretty settled there. So my aim was to get back to writing, blog posting, and other things that had been shunted aside during my transition. But then I began to experience a string of computer problems, unrelated to each other, on both my laptop and my desktop. Once I fix one thing, something else pops up within a day or so. I guess in brief it may be attributed to the facts that my desktop is getting old, and my laptop was cheapo and refurbished, and I used it more heavily than I had originally planned.

Regardless, I have solved many, though not all of the problems, and I'm working through the others, so hopefully things will be resolved over the next few weeks. But now I've found that I'm able to at least throw out a brief post to let you all know I'm still alive (in case you care), and have about 4 or 5 blog postings in my head, ready to go. I also have two articles that I need to write soon, both of which are fun and interesting. And I need to get back to the screenwriting, of course. So, hopefully I get everything fixed ASAP. BTW, if you haven't noticed my comments on your blogs recently, that's the same reason. I haven't been able to do much blog reading either!

Anyway, that's that, and I hope to be "back to normal" pretty soon. I hope you'll all still check in periodically and keep coming back once the blog is back in solid working order. I've been experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by! :-)

Until then, Happy Writing!

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Plan Your Approach to Union Square

Just a quick plug for an old buddy of mine. Marc Meyers is having a screening of his newest film in Los Angeles tomorrow night. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it, but I hope that at least some of you can make it out. Feel free to say Hi to Marc and tell him I sent you!

Here's the announcement and details:

In anticipation of our International Premiere at the 30th Annual Montreal World Film Festival, we hope you will come to the screening of our feature APPROACHING UNION SQUARE in Los Angeles, Wednesday, August 2nd. This screening launches NEW FILMMAKERS LA, the sister program of New Filmmakers - the long-running NY screening series.

The screening is at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at the Barnsdall Art Park at 9PM. Address & directions below. The evening begins at 7pm with a cocktail reception and shorts program, but feel free to arrive just before the feature program. There's no need to reserve tickets ahead of time.

APPROACHING UNION SQUARE received the JURY PRIZE for BEST FEATURE FILM at the 2006 Long Island International Film Expo. After our “sneak peek” screening at the Waterfront Film Festival in June, this was our first festival screening so it's a great start for the film. Upcoming, we also have our New Filmmakers screening in NY on August 30th followed by the Montreal World Film Festival, the Breckenridge Film Festival, and several other festivals thereafter…

"Written and Directed by Marc Meyers, APPROACHING UNION SQUARE is a collage of eleven tales capturing thirty-something New Yorkers struggling to find love and connection in the big city. The characters include a psychic, sex addict, tourist, Italian immigrant, and others. They all cross paths on a New York City bus." The film is based on my original play “Love and Sex: Tales from the Trenches,” a collection of monologues that ran in Manhattan for six months in late 2001 and 2002.

NewFilmmakers LA

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
Admission $10


Directions to Barnsdall Park to help you get to NewFilmmakers LA

From the 101 South Freeway:
Exit Hollywood Blvd. (turn left)
Drive to 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Turn right into parking lot
Near the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vermont Ave.

From the 101 North Freeway:
Exit Hollywood Blvd. (turn right)
Drive to 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Turn right into parking lot
Near the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Vermont Ave.


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