A Game of Tag
Last night while reading blogs, I noticed that I have been tagged again–this time by screenwriter, Paul Rothbart who is currently raising funds on Indiegogo for his romantic comedy, Isn’t it Romantic at: http://www.indiegogo.com/Isnt-It-Romantic Reading Paul’s updates is a very exciting thing, as Paul and the others are very passionate about making this project happen. If you have a couple of dollars to spare, the project is in great need of funders. For as little as 5 dollars, you too can fund this project. What I like most about Indiegogo, is that you can pay using Paypal. Anyway…if you would like to check it out, I urge you to do so.
Getting back to being tagged, the way the game works is I have to reveal 10 things about myself and then tag 10 other bloggers I would like to know more about. This is a cool idea to help bloggers learn more about each other and I am flattered to be chosen. So here we go:
1. I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and have lived here all my life.
2. I have written two first draft screenplays. I am currently working on the second draft of the first screenplay. It is on my mind every waking hour of every day. I hope that some day, you will be able to view it on the big screen.
3. I plan to read all of Syd Field’s books on screenwriting. His work inspires me and provides a great wealth of information. See his website at: http://www.sydfield.com/ I am also grateful to Scott Myers for his ongoing blog and efforts to help aspiring screenwriters at Go Into The Story at: http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/ If you are an aspiring screenwriter, check it out.
4. Writing freestyle poetry is one of the ways that I enjoy expressing myself. I do skip back and forth in time a lot, writing about whatever comes to mind at the moment.
5. I am both an optimist and a realist.
6. I am not afraid of hard work.
7. If someone makes a racist comment, they have lost much of my respect.
8. I believe in general, that people should show respect for their own Government while encouraging positive improvements.
9. I still believe that there can be world peace if we put the wellbeing of our world’s children first and learn to help each other.
10. Part of a quote from Albert Enstein – “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Now for the tagging. I tag:
How can I play? This is a cool idea! I too love Syd Field. I took a Gotham Writer’s Screenplay course online & we looked at Shawshank Redemption. It was a very cool course. I teach a film class, and I’ve dabbled in screen writing. It’s something I’d really like to DO at some point.
If you want to play, consider yourself tagged. 🙂
You sound like a very interesting person. Someone with your interests and energy should write a screenplay. Tell me more about the film class that you are teaching…
I developed a class called Reading Literature/ Reading Film, so students could learn to analyze choices directors make in films to get a deeper understanding. It’s been a great success. We study the history of film, director’s style, character analysis in adaptation from literature to screen, and scene by scene analysis (of several adaptations of the same film)– I use the “To Be or not To Be” scene in several Hamlet films, then as a final exam, they adapt a piece of literature/excerpt into a 10ish minute short film. It’s an awesome course that I’m really proud of. Thanks for asking!
It sounds wonderful. I hope you keep in touch.
Mary Ann, thank you so much for the kind words and the plug for my film. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. It’s a lot of work, but so much fun.
Toronto is a great place for a screenwriter to be. You have that amazing film festival and so much filmmaking activity there. It’s one of the cities I would love to visit someday.
There are many books out there about screenwriting, but I’m with you. Syd Field’s are fantastic. I learned screenwriting from his books and wrote my first 2 screenplays by following the exercises in his “Screenwriter’s Workbook”.
I wish you the very best of luck in your career. If I can ever be of any assistance, don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to seeing one of your scripts on the big screen.
Thank you, Paul. I agree with you–Syd’s “Screenwriter’s Workbook” is like gold. Once again, the best of luck with your film. I will be following your progress, and the same goes for you–if I can be of any assistance, let me know.
This is very thoughtful. I am unable to participate in such delightful things now as I have been the home care hospice nurse for my mother these last 5 weeks and expect her to pass away any hour now. I have kept my blog going but these have been painful times. I trust you understand.
Awww. I’m terribly sorry. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m sorry to hear that. I went through the same experience with my father a year ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well.
You have a beautiful mind!
How are you doing, Resa? Good to see you here, and thanks.
Doing okay, thanks for asking. It’s always a good experience when I drop in.
Same here when I stop by your blog. Loved the pics and the 8mm video.
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I’m delighted that you participated! 🙂
what an honour to be tagged.
cheers, Gavin. (sedge808)
My pleasure. 🙂
Both: 7. If someone makes a racist comment, they have lost much of my respect.
&: 10. Part of a quote from Albert Enstein – “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
agree with & LikE.
Very nice to know 10 things about you Mary Ann. Excellent. Peace and Light Walter. And good luck with screenwriting.
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.