I'm a big fan of dramedies, projects that are both heartbreaking and hysterical. Love quick-paced writing that hooks you in immediately and drives the plot. Big fan of comedies and dramas that can genre blend. Would love to find more writers who tell diverse, cultural stories as well as content that is female-driven.
A few examples of recent favorite shows: THE OTHER TWO, HACKS, BAD SISTERS, BEEF, SUCCESSION. Would love to find a writer who writes well in the soapy space, a la DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS, etc.
Recent favorite movies: BODIES BODIES BODIES, BARBARIAN, CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, PAST LIVES, WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, TOP GUN MAVERICK.
I don't love projects that are super action/adventure heavy, it needs to have another component to it. For example I loved OUTER BANKS which has a lot of adventure, but it focuses on the kids and their relationships as well. I'm not particularly a fan of the projects that are just big action sequences with no characters/plot.
I don't love big world-building, lore or mythology. I'd do sci-fi only if it was grounded in our world. Shows I often cite as outside of my wheelhouse: LORD OF THE RINGS (Rings of Power), generally many Marvel movies/shows, CARNIVAL ROW, SHADOW AND BONE, SHADOWHUNTERS. But I do like shows like STATION ELEVEN, THE LAST OF US, GAME OF THRONES, etc because they are very concentrated on character before setting.
Becca Lonngren is a Coordinator at Circle of Confusion, whose client list includes many notable writers and directors who have been featured at Sundance, Cannes Film Festival, and on The Black List. Before joining Circle, she studied at the University of Texas at Austin where she was a double major in Radio-Television-Film and Advertising. Becca is interested in both film and television projects and meeting with aspiring writers and directors with an emphasis on diverse stories.
Private Month Mentorship
Each month mentorship kicks off with a preliminary 15-min. call to set expectations and lay out strategy for the month. Writer will have email access to the executive plus 4x one-hour consultations with the exec. Exec will read up to 4 scripts in one month (different drafts of the same script or 4 different scripts) and conduct 4x one-hour story notes calls. Calls can also include feedback on your pitch, branding, or career strategy.
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