January 9th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter
While these beautiful people did not necessarily win the golden prize:
Fun was, in fact, had by all, writers included. We got to gussy up:
And stumble around the giant mall slash famous people prom,
In a beautiful evening that Morrison Keddie, love of my life for his honesty and instantaneous handsomeness, described as ’85% annoying.’
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January 8th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter
Yesterday, in one of the stranger Hollywood but not Hollywood afternoons of my life, I had the privilege of attending a Golden Globes ‘gift suite.’ Basically a bunch of jewelry designers, skincare makers, and charities gather in a penthouse and wait for celebrities to visit their booth, so that they can tell them all about their product or cause, in hopes that the famous person will then champion the face lotion / cause. The celebrity or out of place TV writer gets sort of marched around the room and handed free things, and a sort of stressed out ‘host’ has to introduce them to each vendor, and genuinely try but mostly mispronounce their name every time perhaps as Backah Brunsettler, and then hold the free things the famous person gets handed, because famous people and lower level TV writers cannot hold things with their hands. It was a strange glimpse into the life of a person who just gets given things for no reason. Highlights were the Vagina cleaner, the woman who gave me a sample of her perfume then pitched me her pilot idea, and last but not least, Viola Davis, who floated behind me with an entourage of what appeared to be granddaughters, generously thanking everyone, giving each person time and attention, showing the rest of us how it is done.
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September 28th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
I’M TALKIN TO YOU MRS.
Definitely didn’t make Morrison take this picture of me by my credit at all, because I’m a producer now and basically just far too busy and important and self-aware to do such childish and unproducerish and braggidocious type things.
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October 14th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter
I had the pleasure of attending the Jane the Virgin premiere last night with my buddy and fellow tvwright (noun: a playwright who also writes for TV, I just decided) Chris Pena. It’s a new CW show about a girl, a virgin, who, through a bizarre series of events, scored with awesome score and narrated by hilarious narration, accidentally gets inseminated at her gyno. If it sounds insane, it’s because it is, but in a good way. It’s modeled after a telenovela, is aware of its form, and it is, to my MOST GREAT PLEASURE, straight up chock full of whimsy. I love whimsy. I love when whimsy knows that it’s whimsical. Call me simple or nuts, I just do. I especially love seeing it on TV, and even more especially love when its grounded in truthful and likable characters. I also had the pleasure of meeting a few of the lady actors:
These are not seasoned, jaded TV stars. These are actors who are happy and gracious grateful to be there, who are stoked to be a part of a show that’s innovative and re-energizing its network. Reminded me very much of the cast of Switched. TV, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! I’m definitely going to keep watching this show, as should You.
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February 6th, 2014 by Bekah Brunstetter
Switched at Birth! My job, my raison d’être. Feeds my writer brain and gets me outta bed every morning, surrounds me with the best people, and most importantly, pays my rent. Felt it fitting to hang a poster on the walls of my first very own home, which I call my own thanks to this lovely show. My first solo ep airs Monday, so watch it, unless you have something better to do, which you don’t, so just cancel whatever that is. SEE YOU THERE!
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July 20th, 2012 by Bekah Brunstetter
To Whom it May Concern / Aaron Sorkin:
I’m writing to express my interest in writing for Newsroom, as I just read that you’re firing most of your staff from Season 1. That’s right. I read the news. With fervor, even. I obsess over tragedies and stuff myself with meaningless details. When I wake up to find that a random gunman has randomly killed 14 people, I must immediately know everything and try and make sense of it. That’s what’s really human about the News, which I think you know: attempting to create some sort of order or sense behind illogical and tragic events, not so that we understand why they happened, necessarily, but the order with which they did, because this can, in a weird way, be comforting. So While I am often labeled a quirky writer, or maybe whimsical, or maybe silly, I really feel like I’d offer something specific to the voice of your show: that penchant for late night CNN, that tendency to google victims harder and harder until you find out who they really were. Please note that I also know that you will never read this, and that I would also never actually get this job, but merely FYI, I’m punctual, and I would make and bring muffins and mixtapes.
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November 16th, 2011 by Bekah Brunstetter
I find it hilarious that as I delicately approach 30, and am making more $ than I have ever made, I now live, temporarily, on a mattress on the floor. I also have a few weird Ikea items and a closet full of unnecessary clothes (WHY DID I BRING SOME MANY CLOTHES) and am apparently completely incapable of painting my toenails more than once every five months. I have to say, it’s also kinda fun. There’s something exciting about giving it one more college try, eating chips for dinner, shoving my underwear into plastic bins.
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