The people who bring you National Novel Writing Month every November present Script Frenzy - a challenge to write 100 pages in 30 days. Goaded on and rah-rahed by Jennifer Arzt, Script Frenzy's program director, writers find support on the website, which offers would-be screenwriters tips, an itinerary and even a packing list. The month kicks off tonight at midnight, with thousands around the world participating. Los Angeles boasts the largest constituency of participants, with over 1,000 committed to the challenge. Screenwriters all over the Los Angeles area are preparing for a month of little sleep and lots of coffee. Many have planned "write-ins" at various cafes and coffee shops across town and are planning to meet up with other fellow writers in a spirit of camaraderie. With mere minutes to go to kick-off - and a late-start deadline of April 5th, it's not too late for YOU to sign up! Writers who are looking for a 24-hour space to get some serious typing in should check out Santa Monica's The Writer's Junction, which opened only last month.
31 March 2010
If you're in the mood to taste some great Scotch, don't miss next week's tasting! Silver Lake Wine is presenting a Scotch tasting at Three Clubs next Wednesday, April 7th. Ed Kohl from Signatory Vintage Spirits, who hosted last year's Scotch tasting at the Doheny, will return next week to pour eight varieties of Scotch.
Silver Lake Wine describes the whiskeys thus:
- Ben Nevis 1992 17yr Cask Strength
- Auchentoshan 1999 10yr un-chillfiltered
- Linkwood 1995 14yr un-chillfiltered
- Glen Grant 1997 12yr 86 proof
- Isle of Skye 8yr blend
- Smokehead Islay Single Malt
- Laphroaig 2001 8yr un-chillfiltered
$40 (cash only) at the door
This event is by reservation only and space is limited. Call the store at 323.662.9024 to reserve your space. See you there!
The Los Angeles Conservancy's classic film series - Last Remaining Seats - is now available for advance purchase. Conservancy members enjoy pre-sale tickets, and a discount. Support the gorgeous historic theaters that serve as venues for the screenings, and become a member today! I bought my tickets and can't wait to see some of Hollywood's classic movies in the most sumptuous movie theaters! Read my previous post for more details.THE GRADUATE (1967) screens June 16, 2010 at the Los Angeles Theatre.
The 12th annual Noir City film festival starts this week at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, presented by the American Cinematique in collaboration with The Film Noir Foundation . CRY DANGER (1951), featuring rare footage of mid-century downtown Los Angeles screens this Friday at 7:30pm, followed by TIGHT SPOT. Your $11 ticket gets you into the double feature. The film festival continues through April 18th. Don't miss out! Many of these films are not available on DVD.