D-Girl Project

2018 – The D-Girl Project – The Writer’s Room (1/10/2018) - To begin 2018, and in preparation for the writer’s room beginning in March, you are all to read The Forgotten Florida Suspense Series: Books 1-4. You should also read books 5-7 in the series. If you can purchase them all
A logline – how to and why (1/6/2014) - Loglines are impossible to write! One sentence to stand for 100 pages? You must be kidding right?!? Loglines are very difficult to write, but I find that if you can’t condense your story down to one sentence, you don’t know
And Welcome to the D-Girl Project! (11/8/2013) - A D-Girl (development girl), holds an entry level or junior executive position at a film production company, and is responsible for finding and identifying potential movie ideas for development into screenplays, as well as writing coverage. This position is held
D-Girl Project – 1st Assignment (11/18/2013) - Your first assignment is the easily accessible screenplay The Hangover. Turn in your 3 log lines and one paragraph description on the deadline. Subject line should read: Log line and one paragraph Deadline - June 5th, 2013 Turn in your
D-Girl Project – 2nd Assignment (11/18/2013) - Your next screenplay is the classic 80s ensemble coming of age film The Breakfast Club. Turn in your 3 log lines and 1 one paragraph description on the deadline. Subject line should read: Log lines and one paragraph Deadline -
D-Girl Project – 3rd Assignment (11/18/2013) - My fascination with commercially successful box office screenplays continues with Mr. and Mrs. Smith. This month's choice is once again slightly different than what made the final cut on film, but it's a action packed romantic comedy. A no brainer
D-Girl Project – 4th Assignment (11/18/2013) - Thought we'd step our game up a bit with an unpublished screenplay called Carnivore. Notice the concise, yet dynamic way in which they write descriptions throughout the screenplay. As a refresher and for those newly signed up, read this article.
D-Girl Project – 5th Assignment (11/18/2013) - Since many of you couldn't seem to sink your teeth into the last assignment, which seems crazy to me since it was so meaty, I chose this more tender screenplay. Chinatown. Some call it the best screenplay ever written, most
D-Girl Project – 6th Assignment (11/18/2013) - Here's your next assignment. The Apartment. Your first task (thanks for the suggestion Chris Sailor!): For those of you with twitter accounts: Write 3 loglines. Pick your best one. Tweet that logline to @lindawashere with the hashtag #DGirlProject Then email
D-Girl Project – 6th Assignment – Lookbooks (12/15/2013) - Here are some of the lookbooks turned in this month for your review. The assignment was relatively loose in it's description to inspire different types of work. By reviewing them as a group this morning, then contrasting and critiquing them,
D-Girl Project – 7th Assignment (12/19/2013) - I’ve gone back and forth on it for a week. I had a screenplay picked out, and as with most of the others, within 24 hours of my selection, it popped up on TV, which I always take as a
D-Girl Project – 9th Assignment (4/5/2014) - Write a short film script for possible production by Plexus Pictures. These scripts will then be uploaded to this site and next month’s homework will be an assessment of each short film and your reasons, as writers, why each screenplay
D-Girl Project – 9th Assignment – Meeting (4/23/2014) - To check out the loglines for the short film script challenge, go to twitter and search #DGirlProject. Feel free to comment and ask questions about the loglines. ‘When the short scripts are all submitted on May 3rd, I will post
D-Girl Project – 9th Assignment – Short Scripts (5/4/2014) - Read and enjoy. Each participant at the meeting should come prepared to discuss the characters, the stories, and the style of writing of each of these shorts. Nice job ladies. Your Landlady_Kelly.Ladd Option #3_Rozalyn.Mattocks Fan Fiction_Crystal.Robinson Howling_Kate A. Taylor _ill In
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #1 (11/19/2014) - The first workshopping meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sat, Dec 6th from 12-3pm. I'll be bringing a guest speaker, a director on a TV series, and I'll try to do this as often as possible. Because of our short window
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #1 – Loglines (12/7/2014) - Here are the loglines from the first assignment. All the Untitled Tina Fey Project longlines are on one pdf and the Breaking Bads are on the other. If you want to be invited to the D Girl Project, (community) FB page, send an email
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #7 – next meeting (6/18/2015) - Episode 3 is up next. Make sure that you have each recurring character on an index card. For every episode of the show, you should have 2 cards per character. 1) What did the writers tell you about the character
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – The Writer’s Room (10/21/2014) -   Our first introductory meeting is this Saturday, Nov. 8th from 3:30-5pm, downtown on GSU campus. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND. There is a nominal parking fee for lots near the building, but you are welcome to find free parking
D-Girl Project – What I hope we accomplish (1/5/2014) - This best encapsulates why I give the assignments I do. Trying to create well-rounded visual storytellers. Write, Direct, Repeat  
D-Girl Project – 8th Assignment (2/2/2014) - I’ll just say it. 6 more fucking weeks of winter people. 6 weeks!! I told everyone it would be a brutal winter, but no one believed me. But people believe that stupid little ground hog. In honor of the little
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #10 (10/7/2015) - Episode 6 – the end of Call the Midwife: Season 1 Next class confirmed for this weekend – Oct 10th from 10a – 1p at the Ponce City Market Binders Art location. Log line. Short synopsis. Structure work. Same cast
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #2 (12/16/2014) - Heading into the 2nd assignment, go back, download, print and re-read the two logline documents from Assignment #1. Everyone needs to understand the importance of a log line and appreciate the magic it takes to craft a really good one. It’s
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #2 – Loglines (1/6/2015) - Many of you seemed to miss the idea that this isn’t about pitching one episode, but pitching the series. I picked two series that I felt introduced you to the main characters in a way that represented the shows, but
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #3 (1/23/2015) - Here are your next two pilot scripts. MadMenPilot Modern-Family-pilot-script-aka-My-American-Family Before you start writing, I want you to analyze what it is about each pilot that could make them work. Create a list of reasons why you think each show could
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #4 (3/10/2015) - Assignment #4 will be in numerous parts. Part 1 requires you to create a short pitch. Due by March 15th. It’s time to pick a series to follow for the rest of the year. I would prefer this series have
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #5 (5/14/2015) - As many of you know, I’ve chosen Call the Midwife (BBC series on PBS) as our series, but unfortunately, even after a conversation with the writer, I can’t get my hands on scripts. I’ve toyed with moving to something else,
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #6 (5/14/2015) - HOMEWORK: Watch Episode 2 of Season 1 of Call the Midwife. Buy a packet of 3×5 index cards. You will be using these through the next 6 months. In episode one, using one index card per character, you identified the
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #6 – meeting (6/4/2015) - Meeting this Saturday, June 6th 10:00am – 1:00pm FIRST – BIG THANKS TO CARLA FOR SECURING THIS LOCATION!!! Location for tomorrow: Binders at Ponce City Market 650 North Ave NE, Suite S 102 Atlanta, GA 30308 https://www.bindersart.com/ponce-city-market-store Parking: Parking is
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #7 – meeting (7/24/2015) - Saturday, July 25th 3-6pm Location for Saturday’s class: General Assembly (GA) at Ponce City Market 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30308 Parking: Parking is free and located by west elm To find classroom: Entrance near
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #8 – Ep 1-4. On themes. (8/30/2015) - Some light reading for you… EPISODE ONE:  In episode one, characters inadvertently grapple with the definition of bravery in post-war London. Though an outsider might think that Jenny’s choice to work in deplorable conditions constitutes bravery, Trixie points out that
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #8 – UPDATE (8/2/2015) - Episode 4 is up. 3 loglines due August 7th. By August 14th, each episode so far should have one tweetable and tweeted log line with ‪#‎DGirlProject‬ so we can discuss and comment on each others work. By August 2oth, I
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Assignment #9 (8/31/2015) - We’re on Ep.5, you’ll need 3 log lines, 1 tweetable logline #DGirlProject (everyone should give feedback), your character development cards, your one paragraph theme for this episode, and instead of story points, we’ll focus on structure chart below – give
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Pitches – Assignment #12 – Season 1 (12/8/2015) - Here are the pitches I have so far. Read them. Digest them. Contemplate them. Remember, I know you all want your ideas to be the one, but it’s about the BEST ideas in line with what the SHOW and CHARACTERS
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Spec Pitch – Assignment #12 (11/11/2015) - Next meeting is December 5th at Lovett School from 3-6pm. 1) Create a one page backstory for each of our main characters. This should represent what you’ve been shown so far, along with filling in the many blanks we’ve been
D-Girl Project – Season 2 – Spec Pitch – Assignment #12 – Season 1 Backstories (11/30/2015) - Here is some inspiration for you. Backstories from those who submitted them. I’ll add to this when I get more. See you this weekend! Kate Taylor – Backstories Rozalyn Mattocks_Backstories Kelly Ladd – Backstories Karimah Boston – Backstories Haley Sands
D-Girl Project – Season 2 Recap – Assignment #11 (10/29/2015) - Season 1 – Call The Midwife – Six Episode Season Recap With the lead up to the final assignment of Season 2 of D-Girl Project, a spec Episode 7 script – The Christmas Special, this assignment should lay the groundwork
Eat Drink & B-Indie: Development and the Writer’s Room – Season 3 (8/14/2017) - Concerned about the lack of local above the line training and content creation development, in 2013 Linda Burns launched a free monthly workshop called The D-Girl Project. Named to honor Hollywood’s D-Girls or Development Girls, the D-Girl was an entry
The D-Girl Project – Season 3 – Assignment 1 (8/22/2017) - Hello All! Your first assignment has a very short window of time before our next meeting, so we’re gonna keep this one simple. Download the Bloodline Pilot Script here.   Write 3 loglines between 25-40 words roughly. Definitely not more
The D-Girl Project – Season 3 – Sept Meeting (9/13/2017) - Hello! It’s been a whirlwind week with hurricane prepping a house in FL, getting a mandatory evacuation, then coming to Atlanta to hurricane prep again! Then no power for 2 days, and unprepping everything. Hope everyone else got through the
The D-Girl Project – Season 3 – Sign-up for The Writers Room (8/17/2017) - Welcome to Season 3 of The D-Girl Project – The Writers Room. The D-Girl Project, in its fourth year and third season, is a free monthly on-going workshop for indie screenwriters, producers, directors, and content creators run by Atlanta Producer
The D-Girl Project – Season 3 – Assignment 2 (9/23/2017) - Hello Again! Great first meeting! Looking forward to the second one. Your second assignment also has a very short window of time before our next meeting, so we’re gonna keep this one simple too. Download the Ozark Pilot Script: Netflix –
The D-Girl Project – Season 3 – Assignment 3 (10/24/2017) - I think I’ll change things up, especially since you have more time for this assignment. You’re going to read a book. It’s a fast read, and shouldn’t take longer than a few hours. Optioning books are a great way to
The D-Girl Project – Season 3 – Oct Meeting (10/13/2017) - Next meeting will be October 14th from 4:30 – 7:30pm at Lakeside HS. Lakeside High School 3801 Briarcliff Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30345 You’ll need to enter on the side closest to the light AT OAK GROVE RD. (IF YOU
Treatments – 1st drafts (2/22/2016) - There is a lot of crossover here, which I expected as everyone got into the swing of their story. That shows us that we have choices. These are jumping off points for discussion. Nothing is sacred. Everything can be changed.