Monday, May 26, 2008

Movie Girl

Author Christina Hamlett will be joining Yvonne Perry on May 30th, 2008 to discuss her latest book, Movie Girl!

Former actress and theater director Christina Hamlett is an award winning author, instructor and script consultant, as well as a professional ghostwriter with The Penn Group in Manhattan. Her credits to date include 25 books, 125 plays and musicals, 5 optioned features, and hundreds of articles on the performing arts, humor, health, travel, and how to's that appear in trade magazines, newspapers, and Internet websites throughout the world. Hamlett is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where her degree in Communications led to stints in all aspects of media, including cable television, radio mystery theater, and fundraising campaigns. She was the manager and director of The Hamlett Players, a theater repertory company that provided performance opportunities for new actors and toured original stage plays to communities not served by traditional theater arts organizations. She credits her mentor, the late Sylvia Burack, for her ongoing love of - and commitment to - the live theater experience. In addition to continuing to pen one-acts for Plays, the Magazine for Young People., she has won numerous awards for her full-length scripts and participated in living history programs through the California Governor's Mansion, Sutter's Fort, and Southern California's Heritage Square.


Can Life really imitate Art? When sophomore Laurie Preston is chosen to be lead screenwriter for a movie her high school is producing, she sees the chance of a lifetime to scribble a romantic script that will finally make the boy of her dreams say the words she's been longing to hear. Unfortunately, the senior hottie who won her star-struck heart from the very first moment she saw him has yet to discover she even exists.

Movie Girl is the launch title of a new humorous fiction series targeted to teen/tween girls. Inspired by the author's long memory of high school angst and her current work in the film industry as a consultant, Movie Girl is a comedy that transcends the generations and affirms that every "Laurie" will know an "Artie" at least once in her life. Hopefully such infatuations will not last more than a semester.

For more information about Movie Girl and Christina Hamlett please visit


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