Happy National Screenwriter’s Day!

Introducing Greta Gerwig, writer and director of Lady Bird. I read the screenplay yesterday and fell in love with it. I can’t wait to see the movie! Gerwig’s voice is fresh, unapologetic, strong but vulnerable, and incredibly entertaining. Actress Saoirse Ronan is possibly the new Lena Dunham (not that Lena Dunham is old, but still).

Set in the early 2000’s, it’s a coming of age story about a quirky young woman growing up in Sacramento, California. She longs to escape her own reality – especially her formidable mother – and embrace an artsy existence in New York as Lady Bird, the teenager formerly known as Christine. This story tells a lot of truth about growing up female, and expanding yourself to match your dreams. Don’t miss it!

Also, join the celebration of screenwriters on Twitter and Facebook.  Screenwriters are often the forlorn and forgotten serfs of the movie industry. But, remember, it all starts with story. Page 1, Fade In, is where the fun begins. The director may be the film Head of Household, but the screenwriter was the loving mother who brought that story into the world, nursing it into something worth filming.

So, let’s celebrate. Hug a screenwriter – or aspiring screenwriter – and tell him or her not to give up. Game and comic book IP – sit down somewhere! The world still longs for well-told stories.

Peace and joy,

Raven

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