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Born in LA: Dolls and All

This is the comedy TV series pilot script for a semi-autobiographical tale entitled "Born in LA." Circa late '90s, Marlene is a Gen X aspiring actress with an almost childlike perspective bordering on innocently delusional. She returns to New Orleans in the other LA (Louisiana) from a dubiously successful, extended Los Angeles stay. She determines to make it in show biz despite her shortcomings, especially her physical location, her helicopter mom, and her employment-challenged best friends.

  • Marlene Sharp
    Sonic Boom
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script, Stage Play, Television Script, Other
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Sitcom, Pilot, Half Hour, Live Action, Single Camera, Multi-camera
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Houston Comedy Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    April 14, 2018
    Top 10 Finalist for Best Feature Length Screenplay
  • CKF International Film Festival
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    August 4, 2018
    Official Selection: Screenplay/Script
  • Script Summit
    Las Vegas, NV
    August 21, 2018
    Top 5 Nominee, Best TV Pilot
  • 1st TV Script Writing Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 1, 2018
    Quarter Finalist
  • Palm Springs International Comedy Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    November 17, 2018
    Finalist and Nominee, Best Feature Comedy Screenplay
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    November 10, 2018
    Top 10 Finalist and Nominee, Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay
Writer Biography - Marlene Sharp

Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a Valley girl. She currently is top dog at Pink Poodle Productions, whose entertainment clients include Vir Das' Weirdass Comedy, Rainshine Entertainment, Kinsane Entertainment, Toonbo, Euramco Pictures, and Script Summit. Previously, she served as Director, Production at LEVEL-5 abby, home of YO-KAI WATCH, INAZUMA ELEVEN, SNACK WORLD, and LAYTON DETECTIVE AGENCY. As former Producer, TV Series, at Sega of America, Marlene worked on much more than the Teen Choice Award-nominated cartoon SONIC BOOM. For example, her Hedgehog duties took her to the heights of nerd-dom as an official San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panelist. As a freelance journalist, Marlene concentrates on popular entertainment for Culture Sonar, ToonBarn, Geekified, and other online publications. As a short filmmaker, she has snagged prizes at the Canine Film Festival and the San Luis Obispo Film Festival. And as a human being, basically, she loves dogs.

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