The read. L-R: Me, Angela, Travis, Kristine, Halley and Jared.

A shakedown for the new script

Last Wednesday night some local actors and friends gathered for a table-read of NEW, my latest short screenplay. We read through it twice,  and discussed what was working and what might work better. Then we got on our feet. We blocked out one of the scenes, and shot it on video. And that was when the magic really started. The actors were uniformly terrific and the words came to life. I wanted to make the whole movie with my camcorder, right there in the conference room.

Thanks to Lori Laube at AE Casting for helping me put the evening together. Thanks to my talented readers: Kristine Gerolaga, Halley Eppinger, Travis van Rijn, Angela Webb-Pigg and Jared Wright. And thanks to Tom Armstrong for the use of the space!

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