What Everybody Ought to Know About Getting A Screenplay Produced

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Getting A Screenplay Produced

What Everybody Ought to Know About Getting A Screenplay Produced . . .

At least it’s what I hope to show you in my upcoming posts.

I’m thrilled as much as a girl can be to be included in the 8 Women Dream project.

I hope you’ll follow me on my journey in getting our screenplay, Divine Intervention seen, shopped around and hopefully produced.

I’ve been told,

Blog it and they will come.

The Hollywood-types are referring to Diablo Cody when they say this, who initially got her writing exposure through her blogs, Red Secretary, Darling Girl, Pussy Ranch (her most famous) and Girls, Cars and Surfing.

The Hollywood-types consider her rise through social media the gold standard on which to claim our place as deserving of having books published, screenplays read and ideas heard.

Diablo Cody’s manager, discovered her by reading one of her blogs while surfing the Internet. This partnership launched both Diablo Cody’s book Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper and the script for the movie Juno.

Do you still think no one is reading us online?

So it’s time for me to show up on social media too.  No time like the present.

Besides, everything is better with the support of girl fiends, especially ones that dream big dreams.

Speaking of girlfriends . . .

Currently, I am south of the US border at my timeshare in Mazatlan with girlfriends. Nothing like a girl road trip to set a woman straight. We’re holding our own with the constant flow of mar-grr-ritas, mounds of guacamole, nachos, coconut shrimp, heaps of laughter and trickery.

We’re as happy as colossal manila clams.

Ah, back to the screenplay . . .

When we return home to the States, Laurie and I will be attending the 1st Northern California  Screenwriters Expo (run by my mentor, Anne Jordan) at the Silverado Resort in Napa, CA.

It will be our mantra to bend every ones ear and convince them that they just HAVE to make m our screenplay Divine Intervention.

It’s siesta time and I’m going to let the sounds of the waves lapping on shore to lull me to sleep.

Buenos Dias amigas-


Toni left 8 Women Dream in November of 2010 to work on Club B.

  • T-bone

    Hey you Creative Bitch!
    Good on ya for getting this whole blogging thing going! I’m fortunate that I get to hear, first hand, how things are unfolding for you, but it’ll be fun to hear your process in this manor too.
    You know, to see how you will frame it for the masses! That’s the fun of writing, right… juicy goodness!
    Plus, it’s like how good sex usually leads to more good sex… well, good writing always leads to more good writing!

    On that note, I’m going to go write something sexy!

    Keepin’ it bitchy,

  • BLOG IT AND THEY WILL COME :) Love it! We’ll make it happen!

    Welcome Toni, so excited that you’re here, and can’t wait to meet you LIVE soon…

    (another writer/dreamer!)

  • H

    Welcome to 8 Women Dream Toni! I look forward to meeting you at the next meeting, or when Cath drags me to NIA! I also can’t wait to read your stories about shopping your screenplay around! ~H

  • Hugh

    I look forward to reading about this process. My daughter wrote a screenplay nd then was too scared to do anything with it. Maybe I can get her to read your posts. Best of luck girls.

  • Veronica

    I look forward to meeting you, it sounds to me like you are the perfect addition. Welcome.

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Welcome aboard wonder woman, it’s good to have you here too!

    I can’t wait to see the photos of Mexico. You all will come back so tan.

    It will be fun to read your stories of this process and people will come to understand why I adore you and Laurie so very much.

    Be safe. Have fun.

    Hugs, Cath