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Script Resources

Script Gods

  • Jacob Krueger Studio
  • The Jacob Kreuger Studio helps screenwriters focus on your true intentions for your project, and to figure out how to take your script to the next level. They help with you all facets of the script. They focus on character, dialogue, structure, theme. They also offer advice on marketing your script. They help navigate relationships with producers while still maintaining your quality of work. I met Jacob and Jessica in NYC a few years back at The Screenwriter’s World conference and they were amazing. I have used Jacob in the past and I will continue to do so. They come highly recommended.

  • Dara Marks
  • Dara Marks is remarkable and is known in the film community as a leading international script consultant who has specialized in the analysis of the modern screenplay for the past two decades. Creative Screenwriting Magazine has consistently rated her one of the top script consultants in the film industry. Her advice has been sought on a wide variety of films and television programs, and her clients range from beginning and apprentice screenwriters to top studio writers and executives. I had a chance to meet with her a couple of years ago for a seminar that she presented in Washington, DC. If you have not picked up your copy of Inside Story, you need to. Dara hosts seminars and retreats all over the world. Please view her website for more details.

Personal Favorites

  • Borderline Media
  • Borderline Media Services’ wide range of core capabilities were crafted and honed in the development of highly success and critically acclaimed feature entertainment. Borderline’s executive team wrote and produced “Fatwa” starring Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls). In 2009, they followed up with “The Way of War” starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry McGuire) and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash). The success of Way of War opened the door for Borderline to begin working with both corporate and start-up clients. The experience with feature film production has provided Borderline with a unique story driven marketing perspective while providing clients with a higher level of service.

    Over the last ten years, Borderline has leveraged this experience to work holistically or on a project basis with a wide range of private sector clients in multiple marketing capacities. From video production to web development, to core marketing strategy the Borderline team has managed and produced all aspects of the marketing continuum. In 2011, Borderline worked to launch Reel Potential, which uses Hollywood movie clips to engage, train, and educate present and future employees. Borderline’s studio connections allowed us to assist Reel Potential in becoming the first firm in history to access feature film clips from the Major Hollywood Studios for business use. Additionally Borderline has helped develop unique proprietary tools such as the InTouch Email Marketing Platform, which gives our clients a definitive marketing edge.

  • Cadre
  • I can’t say enough about how unbelievable Cadre is as a whole and how it has helped me grow both personally and professionally. It is truly is an unbelievable community I’ve made some great friends and mentors who always are willing to lend an ear or give feedback on business ideas. The depth of knowledge from the members is remarkable. Cadre has three primary events that are remarkable and very valuable for business. They have three primary event formats: YOUniversity events, member-led presentations, and “un-networking” roundtables.

  • Valerie Nahmani Designs
  • Valerie Nahmani Designs creates stunning bracelets, necklaces, earring, and rings all handmade from an array of gemstones, crystals, gold and silver sourced from all over the world. You can find write up’s on Valerie’s jewelry in Marie Claire, Glitter Guide, Bloomingdales, and numerous Fashion blogs. Celebrities are starting to get on the train as well they should. The jewelry is amazing, and each piece is original and the stones are breathtaking. #rockyourvnd

  • Nikki Closser Photography
  • Nikki provides breathtaking and exceptional wedding and glamour photo shoots. She has an unbelievable eye for every little detail in a shot. She tells the full story within one frame. She travels the world taking remarkable photos of life’s precious moments. I love the attention that she details on her blog regarding each event. Nikki is also one of my best friends from high school and she recently captured my sister’s wedding in Michigan. She did a phenomenal job. She lives in Seattle, but she is a world explorer and travels for photo shoots. You can find write up’s on Nikki photography in Style me Pretty, The Knot Best Weddings (2014 pick), Published on Junebug Weddings, Chic Style, and is recommended by Sue Bryce. www.nikkiclosser.com

Non-Profits

  • Jill’s Wish
  • Jills Wish was founded by one of my best friends since childhood Jill Conley. She is one of the bravest, funniest, and most unbelievable people you could ever meet. Her light and love shines so bright that everyone who comes in contact with her, falls, in love with Jill. She has unquestionably changed my life. Now living with stage IV breast cancer, Jill’s wish is to spread her message of confidence and hope and use her spotlight to give back to women like herself and shine grace upon them. The mission of Jill’s Wish is to provide assistance to women with breast cancer so they can focus their time and energy on family, friends, treatment and recovery. Please visit and share with your friends and family.

  • Washington Tennis Education Fund
  • I’m a huge fan and supporter of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. “WTEF is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington DC. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment.” For information or to get involved, please visit www.wtef.org

News & Other Interests

Middleburg Film Festival

The Middleburg film festival was an unbelievable experience. The quaint town of Middleburg, VA, hosted the first annual film festival and we were greeted by friendly locals and great dining. I saw some great films. My top picks were The Butler, Nebraska, and Harvest of Empire. I really enjoyed the multiple panel discussions. I have to say that the Salamander Resort was outstanding. The service and accommodations were impeccable. It was a great resort. I met a lot of great people, and I’m looking forward to going back next year.

Janet maslin & Bruce Dern 1Bruce Dern & New York Times Critic Janet Maslin

Lee Daniels & Wil Haygood at Butler screening 2Panel discussion with Lee Daniels the director of The Butler and Wil Haygood

Lee Daniels & Jen Hecht 3Lee Daniels was so nice and genuine. If you haven’t seen the The Butler you need to. I told him that he ruined my mascara!

 

Sheila Johnson & Jen Hecht 7The amazing Sheila Johnson! She is an inspiration!

Dara Marks held an unbelievable seminar featuring her book, “Inside Story.” It’s a wonderful resource for any aspiring or experienced screenwriter. If you ever have the chance to attend one of her seminars, I highly recommend it.

Here I am playing at the Citi Open PRO/AM Tennis tournament with the top tennis players in the world. This event benefits the Washington Tennis Education Fund. I’m a huge fan and supporter of WTEF. “WTEF is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington DC. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment.” For information or to get involved please visit www.wtef.org

Eleni A. Rossides, Executive Director, of WTEF put on another fantastic PRO/AM at the Citi Open.

WTEF PRO/AM Participants.

Jen Hecht played some great doubles with Bruno Soares(#8 in world doubles ranking) and Aisam-UL-Haq Quereshi (#12 in the world doubles ranking).

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