Producer/Director Partners Cheat Death Productions

I have a streak of perfectionism, but it’s directed at myself only.

 

I don’t request perfectionism from anyone around me. I only have power over myself. Everyone else has to do what they have to do.

(Which often leads to me doing more than I maybe should, ya think?)

BUT… having an entertainment partner who demands perfection is… PERFECT for me.

Diana Richardson, producer extraordinaire, is my partner in crime or comedy or drama. Whatever the day demands. She is a little bulldog (and I love bulldogs!!!!!) in her determination to get things right… always right!

Diana & Debi

I LOVE THAT about her!

Thank you, Diana, for who you are and all you do. I don’t think I can ever adequately express how much you mean to me.

~ debi

TOO MUCH AIR and NYC Midnight

My short screenplay TOO MUCH AIR has advanced to the next round of NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge

 

“TOO MUCH AIR” by Debi Yazbeck

LOGLINE – Live, love, laugh — even laugh last. But always watch your back.

This was really fun to create and write. I’m excited for my next set of prompts Saturday morning.

What craziness can I devise next… hmmm?

~ debi

 

 

Update to: APPLICATION ACCEPTED to SUNDANCE INSTITUTE Director’s Lab

AND NOW I HAVE MY CERTIFICATE!

From this amazing experience with Joan Darling.

Thank you, Sundance Institute

Posted on 8/11/2020:

How can life get better!?

It’s not only about being accepted to Sundance’s Lab — It’s about WHO IS TEACHING!

“JOAN DARLING has been nominated four times for an Emmy (the first woman nominated for directing) and twice for a Directors Guild of America award, winning one of each. She was the original director of MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN. She directed the historic episode of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, “CHUCKLES” named the number one TV episode of all time. Her feature, FIRST LOVE was named one of the years ten best by CBS. She starred on Broadway, and was a series regular on OWEN MARSHALL. Darling is also a teacher, known for her “Directing the Actor Workshop,” and has served as a Creative Advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab for over twenty years.”

SUNFLOWER CARE written by the fricking amazingly talented Della Greenawalt is the project I applied with and will be working on. What better way to be the best director I can possibly be to several exceptionally talented actors?!

WOOOOHOOOO!

~ debi

 

VOICE OF DISSENT

My newest screenplay makes its contest debut at LA International Screenplay Awards.

Thank you, LAISA!

~ debi

AND p.s.

I completely missed this announcement.

VOICE OF DISSENT was still titled EDDY JEAN when it made Quarter-Finalist

2020 Winners

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

BLIND PURSUIT made the list also! Yay!

OUT OF THE WALLS and AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL

I am crazzzy excited that OUT OF THE WALLS is an Official Selection at ARFF!

Because of Covid, the festival is being delayed until March 25-27, 2021.

I will be there! No way I’ll miss a live screening in Austin.

And no way I’ll miss ARFF – such a fun festival.

~ debi

Please join me in shouting out to ARFF:

https://www.facebook.com/austinrevolutionfilmfest

https://www.instagram.com/austinrevolution/