Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The London Film Review on Simon Horrocks's indie feature THIRD CONTACT
 

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Click here to view the trailer for LARA'S CHOICE: THE LOST PRINCE, written by Branko Ruzic. Congratulations, Branko!
 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

HIDE AWAY
, written by Peter Vanderwall, will open in select theaters on May 25. This independent drama stars Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell and was directed by Chris Eyre. The movie was well-received at numerous film festivals under its original title, A YEAR IN MOORING.

Congratulations, Peter!


Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Here are the 3 winners of this year's Xmas logline competition:

1st place
GOOGLED
by Jeff Hower

2nd place
BUDDY, A DOG OF NEW ORLEANS
by Lynn Esta Goldman

3rd place
EXTERNAL RISK
by Leonard Johnson

Congratulations!
 

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Congratulations to screenwriter Chris Lopata! His movie Puncture is now playing in theaters. Check out the trailer and official site.


Thursday, July 21th, 2011

Christopher Lockhart's doc Most Valuable Players will premiere on OWN on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 9PM EST. Mark the date!


Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Congratulations to Chuck Hustmyre, whose feature House
of the Rising Sun
has just been released on DVD! 


Monday, December 27th, 2010

Congratulations to the 3 winners of this year's logline competition!

1st place
MY GIRLFRIEND'S BACK (AND OTHER DISASTERS THAT MIGHT BRING AN END TO LIFE ON EARTH) by Scott Keiner

2nd place
KILLER ROLE by Gary Dragan Milin

3rd place
MY FIRST LADY by Mary Kaiser

Also a big thank you to Robert Chomiak for running the contest this year.


Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Chris Lockhart's documentary Most Valuable Players gets picked up by Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Major congrats, Chris! Read the press release 


Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Check out the trailer and website for Most Valuable Players, Chris Lockhart's new documentary. Chris wrote and produced the doc, which will soon hit the festival circuit. Congrats & good luck!


Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Scott Keiner's logline for his feature screenplay Lord of the Jungle wins our 2nd annual Night Before Christmas logline competition. Congratulations, Scott!


Friday, December 11th, 2009

Congratulations to the 3 finalists of our logline competition:

Lord of the Jungle - Scott Keiner
Horror Comic - Stephen Hoover
Invasive Species - Daniel Cova


The winning logline will be chosen by a panel of industry professionals and announced on Christmas Eve.


Sunday, November 1st, 2009

The details for our 2nd annual Night Before Christmas logline competition have been announced in the forum. Entries must be received by Friday, November 13th at midnight PST. Good luck to all!


Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Congratulations to TwoAdverbs scribe James Sommers and writing partner Grace Church for selling their comedy script Tapped Out! to Chockstone Entertainment!


Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Jeff Morris’ screenplay The True Memoirs of an International Assassin sells to The Film Department. Julie Bloom of Art/Work Entertainment repped the project. Congratulations, Jeff!


Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The trailer and web page for James V. Simpson's thriller Armored is up - check it out! http://armoredmovie.com/ 


Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Congratulations to Scott Hawthorne! His logline Guilty is the winner of our logline competition.
 

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Congratulations to the 3 finalists of our logline competition:

Guilty - Scott Hawthorne
Once Upon a Time - Daniel Hughes
Star Witness - Adam Farhi


The winning logline will be chosen by a panel of industry professionals and announced on Christmas Eve.
 

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

In the forum, members are currently voting to determine the three finalists in our LOGLINE COMPETITION. Stop inside and vote! The "polls" will be open until December 10th.
 

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

A fellow TwoAdverbian launches The Hollywood Roaster, an excellent industry spoof blog from a screenwriter's POV. Check it out!

 

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Congratulations to Chris and Sarah on baby Jack's arrival!

 

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Congratulations to member Zoje Stage for winning a NYFA fellowship!

 

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Congratulations to Ryan Condal! His script GALAHAD sold pre-emptively to The Film Department. Energy Entertainment repped the project. Great going, Ryan!

 

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Dylan Bruce's interview with screenwriter Jim Vines posted.
Read the interview

 

Monday, June 25th, 2007

TwoAdverbs celebrates its 5th anniversary this week! Thank you to all its contributing members, who make the site what it is. And a special thanks to Chris, our excellent story guru in residence.

 

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Matt Shields' interview with screenwriter Robert Tannen posted.
Read the interview

 

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

FIDO, a zom-com co-written by Robert Chomiak, opens tomorrow on Canadian screens. The US release is scheduled for June 15. Congratulations, Robert!
Fido's official site

 

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Another round of heartfelt congratulations to Jay Simpson for selling his script ARMORED. It will be produced by Buckaroo Entertainment partners Sam Raimi and Josh Donen, and Dan Farah of Farah Films. Way to go, Jay!

 

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2006

Huge congratulations to Jay Simpson for being one of the 11 Nicholl finalists. Best of luck in the last round!

 

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

After experiencing some technical difficulties, Chris' blog The Inside Pitch is back up.

 

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Congratulations to Nicol Eilers whose logline RECIPE FOR DISASTER won our latest and last logline lottery!

 

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Congratulations to Karen Kallis and Carolyn Haywood for optioning their script Morning Star and Moon to WGA signatory KK Ranch Productions.

 

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

The short film Heads Up!, written by Les McDiarmid, will screen at the upcoming LA Shorts Film Fest in Hollywood, held from September 5 - 14. Congratulations!

 

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Jacinthe Dessureault's short film Lost Girl Found will premiere at the DC Shorts Film Festival in Washington, DC, on September 16th, 2006

 

Friday, April 14th, 2006

New BLOG The Inside Pitch unveiled

 

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Congratulations to Mr. David Linde on his appointment to co-chairman of Universal Pictures! We wish you all the best.

The members of TwoAdverbs had the pleasure of chatting with him a while back. Transcript

 

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Congratulations to Branko Ruzic whose logline MOODY WEATHER, MOODY HEATHER won our February logline lottery!

 

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

A big congratulations to the following TwoAdverbians:

Chris Molina and Tina Richey Swanson for winning a Writer's Arc screenwriting fellowship.

Mark Rosen and co-writer/wife Joey -- their screenplay CRASH TEST DUMMIES has been optioned.

Carolyn Haywood -- her script TEARS FOR THE INNOCENT has won Scr(i)pt's Chills and Thrills contest.

P.J. McIlvaine -- her offbeat holiday comedy THE TOWN THAT BANNED CHRISTMAS is in production.

 

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Congratulations to Brian Shook whose logline RAT PACK won our special Holiday logline lottery!

And a big thank you to all the industry insiders who gave feedback on the entries.

 

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Transcript of our chat with ICM senior story analyst Jason Patti now available.  Read

 

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

A hearty congratulations to Connie O'Donahue for winning the adult category of the Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition!

 

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Congratulations to Jeff Howard whose logline REJECTION won our September logline lottery!

 

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Two Adverbs goes to the LA Emmys!

Chris playing around at the 57th Annual L.A. Area Emmy Awards

Story

 

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Joe Nienalt wins a $5,000 Writer's Arc fellowship, a new 12 week screenwriting mentorship program set in LA.  Very nice going Joe!
 

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Congratulations to Michael Leath and his logline STANLEY'S GRAIL, the winning entry of our August logline lottery. 

Written by husband and wife team Mark & Joey Rosen, CRASH TEST DUMMIES won July's lottery. 
 

Monday, July 11th, 2005

We are pleased to announce that THE INSIDE PITCH has been nominated for an L.A. AREA EMMY AWARD.
Details


Saturday, June 25th, 2005


Chris and Jack to host a pitch session on July 9th, 2005
Details

 

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

TwoAdverbs Q&A with producer Chris Moore now posted.  Read it
 

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Congratulations to Glenn Barlow and his logline THE THIRD LAW, the winning entry of our April logline lottery. 
 

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Don't miss the premiere of PGL3 tonight on Bravo at 9 pm.


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Congratulations to Joan Easley and Mike Janowiak, whose short script COGS won our Valentine Writing Contest.


Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Congratulations to Gregg Moscoe -- Mount Film Co. has optioned his screenplay MAN, WOMAN, CAR and commissioned a rewrite for some cool dough.  Details
 

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

Valentine writing challenge announced.  Details
 

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Congratulations to Mark Joenks, whose short script CANDY AT THE POLE won our Winter Writing Contest.


Saturday, January 1st, 2005


Happy New Year!

And congratulations to the five finalists in our Winter challenge:

A Rare Occurrence
Candy at the Pole
A Christmas Letter - 1886
"P" is for Pathetic
Scott of the Antarctic

Come read the entries and determine the winner!
 

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Congratulations to Priya Hamilton-Wilkes for winning a 2005 Disney TV Fellowship. Congratulations!
 

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

Five projects were chosen for our 2005 Online Workshop. The selected entries are:

Robert Burke's BROKE
Kathleen Hof's WORST ENEMY
Kim Hunter's THE RAINBIRDS
Rick Meece's FACE OF FEAR
Tim Miller's JERICHO'S DIAMOND

Congratulations!
 

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Join the Yale Cabaret Hollywood for a staged reading of Gregg Moscoe's new screenplay ARMADILLO REPUBLIC over cocktails and Italian food at MBar, 1253 N. Vine (at Fountain) in Hollywood on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 7PM.  More details
 

Monday, December 13th, 2004

Congratulations to Ferds Sevilla and his logline SCIENCE OF LOVE, the winning entry of our Holiday logline lottery.  Also a big thanks to all the industry pros who contributed their insight.
 

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

December writing challenge announced.  Details
 

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

One week to go to apply to the 2005 Online workshop.  Details
 

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

The INSIDE PITCH now available to purchase on DVD
 

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Details of new format of Online Workshop 2005 announced
 

Sunday, October 10th, 2004

The INSIDE PITCH coming soon to DVD
 

Monday, September 13th, 2004

Congratulations to Timothy Miller -- his pitch PRINCE JACK won the #7 logline lottery.  The script will receive coverage from a professional Hollywood story analyst.
 

Friday, August 6th, 2004

The Inside Pitch soon to air on Santa Monica and Beverly Hills cable.


Wednesday, July 14th, 2004

Congratulations to Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston for winning this year's Project Greenlight Contest with their script FEAST!


Friday, June 25th, 2004

Christopher and Jack's THE INSIDE PITCH is now airing on LA36.
 

Monday, December 8th, 2003

Congratulations to A.J. Anderson and Brian Diamond for their winning pitch FORTUNE'S FORECAST.  The dynamic duo delivered the pitch at the Dec. 6th Pitch In.  They were awarded a Story Conference at Ago with Christopher and Jack.

Two Adverbs would like to thank
Christopher and Jack
Russell and Gail Michael
The Al & Trudi Kallis Foundation
Stanley Kallis
Mathew Kallis (producer)
Tom Mitchell (director)
Steve Grace ( LA36 CEO)
Scott Weber (Program Manager)
Cutting Edge Productions
and the entire crew present
for making the Pitch In a fun and memorable experience for us writers.

THANK YOU!

Monday, December 1st, 2003

The upcoming Story Conference PITCH IN hosted by ICM story execs Christopher Lockhart and Jack d’Annibale will take place on Saturday, December 6th.

The event will start at 6 PM and run until (approximately) 10 PM.  There will be a break during which refreshments will be served.

Arrival and seating will run from 5 to 6 PM.  SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER 6 PM.  Better to arrive earlier than later.

There could be traffic getting to Downtown (through Hollywood, for example).  Please take this into consideration in order to arrive on time.

The PITCH IN will be taped for TV broadcast by local government access station LA36.

The event will be held at the CALIFORNIA CITY STUDIOS Downtown Los Angeles – 940 East 2nd Street, 90012, between Alameda and Santa Fe.  Street parking is available.

THE EVENT IS FREE. And no need to RSVP -- simply show up.

Bring your ideas and lots of enthusiasm.  It will be a fun evening!

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

Upcoming Pitch In will take place on December 6th, from 6PM to 10PM at the CALIFORNIA STUDIOS in downtown Los Angeles.  The event will be taped by TV station LA36.   Details.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

Rumor has it that Chris and Jack are planning another "PITCH IN" in early December.  This one promises to be the biggest yet.  Visit the forum for updates and details.

Friday, October 3rd, 2003

Seven projects were selected for the upcoming online workshop:

Robert O'Connell -- CELEBRITY HUNT
Jay Simpson -- SWITCH
Harry James Connolly -- TWENTY PALACES
Jeff Meyers -- THE LAST DEFENDER OF CAMELOT
Lola Teigland -- MONSTERCAT.COM
William Bostjan -- FRANKENSTUD
Paolo Romanacci -- THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

Two additional projects were chosen by vote:

Tim Mitchell -- MAJESTY
Douglas Fahleson -- CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF

Congratulations to the authors!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2003

PITCH IN at Take One Bookstore tonight at 7:30. Details.

Saturday, August 30th, 2003

Christopher's latest article about Pitching now available.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Call for Entries -- Online Workshop.  Details.

Sunday, August 10th, 2003

New Featured Article: Confessions of a Contest Reader by Johnny Rude.  Can you take it

Monday, August 4th, 2003

ICM Senior Story Analyst Jack d'Annibale will join Christopher at the September Pitch In.


Thursday, July 24, 2003

Christopher will hold a PITCH IN session at the TAKE ONE BOOKSTORE on September 17th, from 7:30 to 10 pm.  Details.


Monday, July 21, 2003

Transcript of chat session with Josh Kravitz is up. Read.

Monday, July 7, 2003

Screenwriters Monthly has published the ART OF PITCHING, an article written by our very own creative-exec-in-residence Christopher Lockhart. The issue is available on newsstands and by subscription. Check out an excerpt on the mag's website.

Monday, June 30th, 2003

TwoAdverbs celebrates 1st anniversary today.

Thursday, June 19th, 2003

Christopher's latest stint in Vegas: Read the article.

Screenwriter David Revels signs with a manager.  Congratulations, David!

Sunday, May 18th, 2003

Jebadiah Utecht wins Story Conference Pitch Competition with HAREM.  He gets a one-on-one story conference with Chris over dinner at AGO, and the California City Studios has offered to produce a 15 minute trailer of his script.

Kat McCurry (LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE) and Lisa Ndebele (UNWILLING BRIDE) were the runner-ups.

Congratulations!

Thursday, May 8th, 2003

This Saturday's session (May 10th) will NOT meet in the loft but will gather next door at the METROPOL RESTAURANT.
There will be signs to guide all
participants to the correct location.

Friday, April 18h, 2003

Keith Lesser chat transcript available.

Friday, April 11th, 2003

Writers' Store offers 10% discount to members of Two Adverbs.
Details

Tuesday, April 8th, 2003

April 12th session cancelled -- VIVIAN'S VOICE script rescheduled for May 10th.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

David Linde prechat Q&A and chat transcript available.

Saturday, March 22th, 2003

Bob Sobhani chat transcript available.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

Randy Roberts' short film RESPECT wins First Place, Short Subject Film at the Festival of the West.

Short film FIRST TIME written by Glenn Magas selected to screen at the Method Fest (April 11th-18th in Burbank) and at the VC Filmfest (LA).

Friday, February 28th, 2003

Five Featured Screenplays for Story Conference - Spring 2003 announced:

The Quest for the Golden Bears
Jim Taylor

The Big Dance
AJ Anderson & Brian Diamond

Vivian's Voice
Melanie Chartoff

Twenty-One
Jeremy Sevush

Better Off Dead
Erica Clethen

Congratulations!

Friday, February 21st, 2003

Erica Clethen wins first place in the 5th People's Pilot Contest. Congratulations, Erica!

Monday, January 20th, 2003

Spaces in Between by elephino wins the 6th spot (online workshop).

Thursday, January 16th, 2003

STORY CONFERENCE: INTERSESSION

Christopher and Jack will have an informal STORY CONFERENCE for writers
on Thursday, February 6th at 7:30 PM at the TAKE ONE BOOKSTORE.

They will answer industry questions, and provide immediate feedback and
development notes on ideas, concepts, and pitches.

All are welcome!

TAKE ONE - a bookstore dedicated to theater and film - is located at
11516 Santa Monica Blvd (on the 2nd floor) -- four blocks West of the 405 freeway,
on the South side of the street, between Butler and Colby.  (310) 445-4050.

www.take1filmbooks.com


Friday, January 3rd, 2003

These five projects will be featured in the upcoming Online Story Conference series:

Jim Carroll's action drama -- FATHER'S DAY
Nicola's comedy -- SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS
Wenonah's slice-of-life drama -- BEADED ROAD
MatrixAvenger's romantic dramedy -- THE DISTANCE IN HER EYES
mdb's supernatural thriller -- THE LAST KISS GOODBYE

Congratulations, folks!

The 6th spot will be determined by vote -- the runner-ups (who will remain anonymous for now) have been notified
and their projects will be disclosed in a few days to kick off the election process. Good luck!

Monday, December 16th, 2002

Story Conference featured in tomorrow's edition of the LA Times.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

Online Story Conference 2003 - Call for entries announced
Check Forum for details

Sunday, November 24th, 2002

Erica Clethen wins the pitch contest.

Michael Ferrari signs with Zide/Perry and CAA.

Heartfelt congratulations to both of you!

Look for an article on Story Conference on this Friday's LA Times. 

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002

The Piano Lessons Transcript posted


Friday, October 4th, 2002

Christopher's Cliffs Notes on Session 2: Goals


Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

Latest chat transcript posted.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

New job leads


Monday, September 17th, 2002

Pitch Contest announced.

A few thoughts on Session 1


Saturday, August 31st, 2002

First Featured Screenplay -- Michael Ferrari's romantic comedy -- 
posted in the Screenplay Archive

Wednesday, August 28th, 2002

Five Featured writers announced

Thursday, August 15th, 2002

First Featured Script to be posted on August 31st.

Monday, August 5th, 2002

Last night's Chat transcript posted

Wednesday, July 31st, 2002

Audition Process ends at Midnight  -  Good luck to all participants!
Next Scheduled Chat announced:     Sunday, August 4th, 7 PM Pacific

Monday, July 29th, 2002

New job lead: Reader

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

Chat Tonight at 8PM Pacific
New Link - Compilation of Industry Jobs Leads

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

LA Conference dates confirmed - Link