Chris Levinson is one of our faves here at theOFFICE. She's always a hoot and always busy working on something exciting. She has written/produced for numerous TV shows including Party of Five, Law & Order and Tyrant. Her pilots have been produced at NBC and FOX. Chris recently connected with Brooks Elms, a fellow screenwriter and … Continue reading Chris Levinson – “There are writers who write and there are writers who talk.”
If 2018 has been a tough year for your personal productivity, you are certainly not alone. The world is noisier than ever and making space for oneself in these uncertain times can feel near impossible. For self-generative careers like writing, these are especially challenging times. That’s why theOFFICE (our physical location here in Santa Monica, … Continue reading A message for our local readers
Why do we love our writing teachers so much? Why, years later, do we think of them with such gratitude? I think it’s because they come along when we need them most, when we are young and vulnerable and are tentatively approaching this craft that our culture doesn’t have much respect for, but which we … Continue reading QOTD
We are still reeling from his passing. Gary was one of our very first members here at theOffice. He wrote most of his NCIS scripts here and was a friend to so many of us. Anyone who crossed his path in this business could tell you what a kind and funny and uplifting spirit he … Continue reading Gary Glasberg
Safehouse is a weekly workshop made up of some of Hollywood's hottest writers testing out new material with some of Hollywood's hottest upcoming actors. It's all so hot! We've been closing down theOffice every Monday night for the past 12 years to let these guys take over the space. And once a year, they stage … Continue reading A Night of Theater in LA
David Gleeson is one of our members here at theOffice who makes very good use of his membership, meaning he's ALWAYS here. When we probed him about his current projects, we were astounded (and inspired!) by just how much this guy is able to accomplish. In the last year alone, David has been juggling 5, yes 5, … Continue reading David Gleeson Kills the Deadline
Look at your children See their faces in golden rays Don't kid yourself they belong to you They're the start of a coming race The earth is a bitch We've finished our news Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use All the strangers came today And it looks as though they're here to stay Oh You … Continue reading Legend
INT. PEDIATRICIAN'S OFFICE - AN HOUR LATER Buddy sits on the examining table as Walter watches. PROP NOTE: Del Close's skull sits on a shelf in the B.G. Buddy reaches into a jar of cotton balls and starts eating them quickly one at a time. Like cotton candy nuggets. WALTER Don't eat those. Buddy goes … Continue reading Happy Holidays, everyone!
I am beginning to understand the true difference between youth and age. Young people have time to make plans and think of new ideas. Older people need their whole energy to keep up with what's already been set in motion. From Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World
Traveler, there is no path The path is made by walking. Excerpt from Border of a Dream: Selected Poems by Antonio Machado. More here.