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In Praise of - NCIS

NCIS Wallpapers ncis 13737939 1280 1024"NCIS" (the original) has been an ongoing success for 13 seasons.  To gain some perspective on that, when the show started the agents were using PDAs, not smart phones.  No one knew (or cared about) Kim Kardashian, Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, Facebook (they used MySpace!!) or the Donald (Trump, not Duck.)  And there was no Homeland Security.

I have to admit that I was never much interested in this show - procedurals in general left me less than enthused.  I watched the various Law and Orders but not regularly (another great example of long-running episodic TV.)  Netflix brought me to this show and I somehow have become hooked.

I was a "Magnum P.I." fan but not "Jag."  Both were created by super-producer Donald Bellisario as was "NCIS."  The show is well-crafted with great characters - a hallmark of Bellasario.  You can rail against the "formula" but it works:

  • Gibbs (Mark Harmon) a tough-as-nails ex-Marine who runs the joint.
  • DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) the womanizer/joker.
  • Ducky (David McCallum) the quirky, yet formidable forensic coroner.
  • Abby (Pauley Perrette) - a goth in goth clothing (with pigtails) who is the (also quirky) jack-of-all trades forensic scientist.
  • McGee (Sean Murphy) - a whipsmart geek/agent continuously trying to figure out who he is in the scheme of the agency and his fellow agents.
  • Ziva (Cote de Pablo) the hot Mossad agent who came in on Season 2 and stayed until Season 11.
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Scriptwriting Classes

Scriptwriting Classes at Irvine Valley College - Mark Sevi

facebook Scriptwriting Classes
 Taught by a Professional Screenwriter (credits)

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CLASSES ONGOING and RUN EVERY 8-10 WEEKS. 

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These writing classes are through IVC Continuing Education: Website (123getsmart.com) for more information, or call Community Ed (949) 451-5555 if the information is not yet on the website.  
You can also leave a voicemail at 949.610.4299


Learn how to write a script but more importantly learn techniques on how to tell a complete and compelling story!

Get that movie/TV series/animation idea on paper!  Don't think about it - do it now!  
What are you waiting for?  Seriously!

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From June to September

Publication Date

4-25-2008

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Women's Studies

Original author: A.
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Joan of Arc Swaps Scissors for a Sword

Publication Date

4-25-2008

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Women's Studies

Recommended Citation

Reynolds, Kimberly J., "Joan of Arc Swaps Scissors for a Sword" (2008). Annual Writing Contest. Paper 1.
https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ws_contest/1

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Scriptologist.com spoke with Elaine Bossik about her new novel, The Last Victim. Scriptologist.com (Q): Where did the idea for The Last Victim come from?

Elaine Bossik (EB): I was in a writing workshop where writers share their writing and offer critiques and suggestions. I wrote what I thought was a short story, but it was really a vignette. The group encouraged me to continue the story and develop the characters. This vignette turned out to be the first chapter of my novel.

Q: Did you plot your entire story before you started writing?

EB: I had to know the beginning, the middle, and the end before I started writing. For me, I have to know my ending so I know where the story is leading. Read more....

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Read the Latest Film Industry News:
American Cinema Editors (ACE) To Honor J.J. Abrams
UNIVERSAL CITY, California, December 30, 2016 ­ Award-winning producer, writer and director J.J. Abrams has been selected by the
Board of Directors of American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization¹s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of
the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards black-tie ceremony on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the
International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"J.J. Abrams is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been making his mark in cinema and television for over twenty years," stated the ACE Board of Directors.

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Act 1; Scene 1;
This adventure, addressing man's greatest global failure, the education of the world's children, experiences a turn of fate, which has leaders of the world waiting for the results of voting in the United Nations. Read more....

Me and Jackie
Screenplay By Justine Cowan
Simon Hawkins is an impound lot caretaker and hasn't set foot outside the lot in 10 years! His only consolations are his memories of his friendship with baseball/civil rights great Jackie Robinson - and a new friendship with a local teenager.
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Tea Baggers
Screenplay By Tim Crowley
America falls into chaos and tyranny. Read more....

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