“I’ve been consulting with GiGi New on a screenplay which was stalled for years and now is moving. She’s a positive critic who identifies strengths in a piece and helps overcome the corrosive self-doubt that writers struggle with. Writing will always be a solitary line of work but GiGi makes it less so. And she laughs a lot, which is good.”
– Garrison Keillor ~ A Prairie Home Companion
“Brokeback Mountain”, “In the Bedroom”, “Away From Her”, “I Am Legend”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”… What do all of these critically acclaimed films have in common? They were derived from short stories. More and more, today’s film and TV market look to novels and short stories for their next breakout film or TV show. Why? Because a rich world with vivid characters has already been established. If you are interested in learning how to adapt you own material for the screen, I would be thrilled to help you.
GiGi New is a film and television writer. She has written over a dozen scripts, been staffed on sitcoms. A finalist for The Disney Fellowship, she began her career as an assistant on Everybody Loves Raymond, and moved on to writing for the award wining Nickelodeon family series The Brothers Garcia. She has since worked for Gavin Polone (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls), Wally Wallodarsky, and Maya Forbes (The Larry Sanders Show) on the FOX series The Ortega’s. She recently returned from LA wherein she pitched her own show to all of the networks, with her producing partner, Walt Becker (dir of Van Wilder, Old Dogs. Wild Hogs….TBS TV show…Glory Daze).
She has also developed numerous features for several studios and independent producers. More recently she has written film scripts and developed material for Aqua Entertainment, Gunn Films, The Walt Disney Company, Maya Entertainment, Avalanche Entertainment, and Underground Films. Currently she has 3 screenplays in active development.
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