First Draft Episode #196: Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer
Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer are the team behind Trinkets, the Netflix TV series based on Kiwi’s young adult novel of the same name. Kiwi Smith is one half of the screenwriting team behind films like 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, Ella Enchanted, and more, and the author of young adult novels The Geography of Girlhood, and Trinkets. Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer are the writing team behind films like Step Up 3D, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, and the young adult novel Layover, and they adapted Trinkets and are credited as co-creators of the TV show.
Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
Every listener should check out the first episode of First Draft with Sarah Enni with Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer, when we talked about her first novel, Layover
Awesomeness TV produced the show and helped shape the project into a TV show
Writer and artist Alex Israel was singing Amy and Emily’s praises to Kiwi for years before the three actually met
John McAlary, the casting director for Trinkets, said he saw 6,000 actors during the casting process for the show’s key roles
Kiwi is currently writing “Party Girls” with long-time co-writer Karen McCullah
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