Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Screenwriter (and Chimacum high school grad) Kirsten Smith joins us to talk about writing the Reese Witherspoon confection Legally Blonde! Not only will this be a delightfully night at the movies, but you'll get the chance to ask Kirsten questions about the filmmaking process and her life in Hollywood!
Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith co-wrote the hit films Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s the Man, Ella Enchanted, The House Bunny, and The Ugly Truth. She has also produced several films, including the roller derby cult classic Whip It, starring Ellen Page and Kristin Wiig. She’s directed two short films, “The Spleenectomy” and “The Multi Hyphenate”, starring Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Rose McGowan and Octavia Spencer in the casts.
Kiwi is also a novelist, having written two Young Adult novels, The Geography of Girlhood and Trinkets, the latter of which is going into a production in the fall as a Netflix half-hour series, set in Portland, Oregon. Both novels are published by Litlle Brown and her poetry, essays and film reivews have appeared in Rookie, Talkhouse, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, and others.
Her most recently adventure is writing a comic/graphic novel series called “Misfit City” for BOOM! Studios with her fiancee and co-writer Kurt Lustgarten, which they’re developing as a pilot for Amazon. “Misfit” takes place in Astoria, Oregon, about a group of girls who accidentally find a treasure map that might take them on an adventure out of the small town they love/hate. Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) are producing. K & K had such a good time writing it, they just announced they’re writing a second comic series called “Smooth Criminals.” Imagine Oceans 8 meets Encino Man…a savvy catburglar cryogenically frozen in 1969 is unleashed by a socially-awkward hacker from 1999…a beautiful friendship of opposites is born, along with intergenerational shenanigans, and a whole lotta diamond thieving.
Kiwi is currently writiting Legally Blonde 3 for MGM, for Reese Witherspoon to reprise her iconic role as Elle Woods