20Q with Marla White

Feb 13, 2017 by

20 QUESTIONS with MARLA WHITE

Twenty things you (probably) didn’t know about producer and script consultant, Marla White.

  1. My first job was… in a fabric store when I was in high school.
  1. If I didn’t work in the entertainment industry, I would likely be… a park ranger.
  1. I collect…Doctor Who stuff.
  1. My favorite word is… asshat, followed closely by asshattery.
  1. I’m a big fan of… John Williams.
  1. The single best piece of advice I have ever gotten is… be a duck, not a sponge.
  1. I have always wanted to… be thin no matter what I ate.
  1. The best thing I have ever read is… Wow, ever is a really long time! I wouldn’t say best, but the thing I read that made the biggest impression in my life was “Enter the Saint” by Leslie Charteris.  It was the first Simon Templar book, written in 1930, and reading it as a kid I was hooked instantly and had to read the whole series!  The books were so much cooler than anything I’d read before, and I remember thinking “I want to make this into a TV series”.  Imagine my disappointment when I found out it had already been done – twice!
  1. People often tell me that I… look familiar. It’s completely random but I get it all the time.
  1. One thing I wish I knew as a kid is…to question things more.
  1. I find inspiration in…stories about everyday people who have overcome tremendous obstacles… and a glass of wine.
  1. The best thing about helping writers is…talking over a note and how to solve it, then seeing them come up with an even better solution.
  1. I spend way too much time… worrying.
  1. The funniest person in my cell phone is…my brother John.
  1. It really bothers me when… I see creativity crushed by negativity and cynicism.
  1. The future of the film/TV industry is… to quote my favorite philosopher, “Difficult to see. Ever in motion is the future.” But if I had to put money on it, I’d say broadcast TV isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
  1. One mistake that many aspiring writers make is…they don’t understand TV is a collaborative process.
  1. If I knew the apocalypse was coming in 24 hours, I’d…get the most expensive room at the Mission Inn, buy a bottle of very old scotch, and sit outside waiting for the fireworks to start.
  1. The three websites I visit most often are…IMDB, Amazon although oddly enough mostly just for books, and while it’s not really a website, I love finding answers to nearly any question on Google.
  1. You’d be surprised to know that I…love staffing season! I miss it this year, reading hundreds of scripts and meeting new writers, I really do love it.

 

Kevin

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I invented the Frappucino. My dream is to visit Dollywood. Sometimes I host a podcast on writing @ScriptsScribes. Only one of those things is true.
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