Directing Christina Collard

SUNFLOWER CARE TV Pilot promo shoot came alive with the help of our wonderful cast and crew. It was more fun than I could have imagined.

Christina Collard

There is nothing that Christina Collard can’t make funny.

But besides that, she makes everyone comfortable. She has more energy than a child.

And she’s kind. I’m so grateful to have her on set.

Hugs to you, Christina!

~ debi

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Piss Elm Entertainment Page Launched

About time.

Diana Richardson and I are prepping for the social media blitz showcasing SUNFLOWER CARE, a half-hour TV pilot written by Della Greenawalt. This witty comedy will be directed by Debi Yazbeck and produced by Diana Richardson, partners at Cheat Death Productions.

Please visit my Piss Elm Entertainment Page and follow for more for updates!

Piss Elm Entertainment

~ 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

 

DALLAS LAW “Not Yet, She’s Not” Places as Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival

Yes! Our debut! And we couldn’t be happier.

Dallas Law Ladies
Laurel Aarsvold, Amy Mattila, Diana Richardson, Debi Yazbeck

Being a part of the great Dallas Law Ladies is a delight. I get to work with three talented, dedicated screenwriters (all those blondes above). We live in four corners of this country, so we have writing retreats two to three times a year in Eden, Utah (yeah it could have been the original garden).

Eden view

We have a conference call every week where we laugh, cry, gossip, cheer each other on and, yes, we even write. I love these ladies and I’m so proud to be a part of our group.

We will all meet up again at the Austin Film Festival starting October 25, 2017. Cheers, Ladies!

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