Rewriting is Bliss

May 14th, 2011 by Gina

Just read an awesome article in Script Magazine (May.June 2011 issue) about rewriting by Ray Morton (thanks, Ray, for your incredible wisdom!).  As usual, the universe delivered this morsel right when I was hungry for it.  In the article, Morton broke down 10 vital steps that will help me make the most of my rewriting […]

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The Journey to Success

May 13th, 2011 by Gina

While we were eating breakfast at a great little diner in Victoria recently, I was delighted when I looked up and saw this poster staring down at me.  Around it, there were all sorts of kitschy things hung up on Pagliacci’s walls—pictures of celebrities who’ve eaten there, photos of mafia bosses, funny sings etc.—but this […]

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Jukebox at the Royal Wedding

May 12th, 2011 by Gina

It’s belated, but I want to thank Princess Beatrice for promoting Jukebox at the Royal Wedding recently.  It was so kind of her!   Thanks B!  

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Screenplay Done!

May 10th, 2011 by Gina

Well, at least the first draft of the Jukebox adaptation! While I’m not discounting the milestone at all, I realize there is still lots of work to do. I’m now anxiously awaiting notes from a few key people.  The early notes are that the dialogue is weak in some places.  I am not surprised by […]

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Jukebox Shortlisted for GLCS awards

April 29th, 2011 by Gina

What a great way to start off a beautiful spring weekend here in Vancouver.  The news that Jukebox was selected as a finalist for the Golden Crown Literary awards! It’s the perfect grist for my wrist as I continue to work hard on the adaption to screen. Not sure I’ll be able to make the […]

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The Importance of Focus

April 14th, 2011 by Gina

I’m reading an AMAZING book right now called The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler.  (Thanks, Ryan, for suggesting it!) Like so many things in my life, this book showed up right when I needed it.  It’s no easy task to write a novel; it’s no easy task to write a screenplay (let alone a successful […]

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Latest Jukebox Review: Just About Write

April 13th, 2011 by Gina

Some love affairs start early. So it was with Grace Dunlop and Harper Alessi, who met as pre-teens. Although the two girls came from wealthy families, the similarities in their lifestyles only touched every now and then. Harper was the daughter of artists with a Bohemian lifestyle. Grace’s family was very traditional. Yet the two […]

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Do You Want to Be a Filmmaker?

March 18th, 2011 by Gina

Have you ever wanted to make a film?  If so, here’s your chance!  Enter Hot Pink Shorts (Round 2), a bootcamp for filmmakers. Last year, my pitch for Til Death Do Us Toby (TDDUT) was selected as a winner in the contest Hot Pink Shorts (Round 1).  It was an AMAZING experience that has changed […]

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Lambda Literary Review

March 15th, 2011 by Gina

I was happy to find this review yesterday on Lambda Literary’s website: “Jukebox” by Gina Noelle Daggett by DESIREE DIAZ on MARCH 14, 2011 in REVIEWS, ROMANCE When one thinks of a “coming-of-age” story, it is often a span of short years—perhaps from adolescence to the beginning of adulthood—that takes one major event that fuels the […]

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Cherry Grrrrrrl Review

March 7th, 2011 by Gina

I’m pumped about this great Jukebox review, which was published at Cherry Grrl today!  Thanks Cherry Grrr! Jukebox…A Review By Christina If your love life had a soundtrack, what would the greatest hits be? “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles? “Heartbreak Hotel” by Whitney Houston? “I Was Made for Loving You” by Kiss? Would there be […]

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