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Leslie N.


Decatur, GA
Hometown: Atlanta

Member since:

June 6, 2013

How would you describe your current knowledge and skills (screenwriting, acting, or other)? [We read all responses. Please put a little effort into this form. You're a writer, right?]

I am a screenwriter first and foremost, but I also produce, and I'm thinking of trying my hand at directing in the near future. I've been writing for over a decade, and since I'm a total nerd, I'm extremely knowledgeable when it comes to structure and format. I refer to myself as a dialogist since that's the part I write best :) I do a lot of reading and editing for other people, and I have helped more than a few people with major rewrites, and I love doing it.

Which genres are you particularly interested in? (e.g. comedy, drama, science fiction, etc.)

I love comedy, but it's so hard to write alone. I'm always looking for funny people to work on projects with. I tend to write extremely conversational dialog with a bit of dryness. I do also write non-comedy, but more often than not, even my other genres tend to wind up being funny.

What are a few of your favorite movies, TV shows, books, or other inspirations? (List at least ONE by name.)

I am a huge TV fan. I'd ultimately like to write a show, but I find it easier to write movies on my own. Right now, I've been watching movies about couples or movies where couples interact in a funny way (because I'm writing something about a couple), so Silver Linings Playbook, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Smashed, It's a Disaster. Overall, I'm super influenced by television (oddly, I watch more drama) - Breaking Bad, Dexter, Homeland, The Killing - but I'm a die hard Arrested Development and 30 Rock fan! I tend to read a lot of short literature for inspiration, so you'll usually find me with magazines and essays.

Do you hope to have any of your material read or critiqued by the group?

I have plenty of material I'd love to have read, but nothing pressing at the moment.

Why are you interested in joining this screenwriting group? What are you hoping for?

I took a workshop with Gordy Hoffman recently, and I really liked the way the class was structured. I think workshopping is most helpful to me. Basically, before the class, all 7 people in the group read each others scripts, then at the class we read the first 10 pages of each outloud followed by a critique. Super awesome.


Leslie here. I write a bit of everything, but gravitate towards scripts. I have written a couple of features, a show or two, several shorts and plenty of sketch-like scripts. I also like to make what I write. www.filmcrushcollect­

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