The AMPTP does not own blogs. Yet.

typewriterAnd I am so glad. Because it means that professional writers continue to blog, Pencils Down or not. Here are a few of my faves.

Pussy Ranch. Diablo Cody’s first movie, Juno, will be out on December 14. Juno was the first screenplay I ever wrote coverage on and remains the best script I have ever read. I even went back and reread it a few times to make sure it wasn’t my own naiveté making it shine. Nope, it totally kicks ass.

John August. I’ve only seen a few of his movies (and for the most part they’re not really my thing) but I LOVE his blog. He answers questions from aspiring screenwriters and is generally awesome and informative.

Jane In Progress. Jane Espensen wrote for Buffy, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, and now writes for Battlestar Galactica (well, OK, she now pickets for BSG). She also does Q&A and charmingly adds what she ate for lunch to the end of each post. Lots of advice on TV writing, a nice complement to Mr. August’s info on writing for the big screen.

The Slack Daily. Nina Bargiel, aka The Slack Mistress, wrote for Lizzy McGuire. She keeps this personal blog, which is hilarious, and is currently vlogging near-daily on the strike. She keeps getting mistaken for Diablo Cody, and since all three of us wear our hair in dark bobs I am hoping to one day be mistaken for Nina. We both have husbands named Will, so it could happen.

The Artful Writer. I am not a regular reader of Craig Ferguson’s site but I am thinking of becoming one. Every time I’ve followed a link over there I’ve found great info.

I find your lack of faith disturbing. Josh Friedman does not update frequently enough. But when he does, it is worth the wait.

United Hollywood. If you are just looking for strike news, this is the place to go. It’s a grope blog (excuse me, group blog) written by several strike captains.

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3 thoughts on “The AMPTP does not own blogs. Yet.”

  1. As the Will who is married to Nina, I thank you for including her in your roundup. I have yet to mistake my wife for Diablo but should you and Nina end up in the same room, hilarity and confusion could ensue.

  2. Just saw “Juno” followed by a Q&A with Diablo.
    Fucking brilliant.
    But as a testament for working hard as a writer and getting advice, fucking lame. “Juno” was her first script, and she nailed it and sold it. What the hell?

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