Saturday, July 30, 2011

Screenwriters: If you placed as a Quarterfinalist, but didn't make IT any higher, this is what you should consider doing:


Congratulations 2 all the terrific Screenwriters who placed in Mark’s Scriptapalooza’s Screenwriting Competition as a Quarterfinalist Winner! Jump for JOY – U made it thus far!

QQ: Quick Question: Mark, how many Quarterfinalists submitted Entries this year? I'm just curious as compared to the entries you received from last year. R U finding UR getting more and more screenwriters - I would guess that answer is: YES!

Now for some WoW: Words of Wisdom for all Quarterfinalist Winners who DO NOT make the Semi-Finalist Position and that is:

Start your Rewriting now - as it was prob. something that did not flow correctly that prevented you from getting to that position and/or higher in case you do not make SaP’s Semi-Finalist Positioning.

FYI: My script, iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009 placed in Mark's Quarterfinalist Ranking last year and I've been rewriting said Script steadily the last 4 months. Plus, I now have ‘ANTS’ sanctioned as 2 Books & 2 Scripts so I now have 2 outstanding Products to sell. It is totally differ-ANT than it was. And I am more pleased than ever before.

ANOTHER SET OF WoW: Words of Wisdom is that: Don’t submit a script till you let it ‘set & simmer’ for a while – even as long as 2 months. The thought and rewrites you will gain will sharpen it all the more. Maturity does help in cases like this.

MY SUGGESTION: As a Quarterfinalist, get started now in your editing, rewriting and reviewing so you can take your Script (yourself) to the next level, as U will have to start promoting it on your own with your own vices and devices. U will learn so much more about the WRITING PROCESS. And U’ll be spurred on to keep at it, since U now have this Designation – by beating out 1000s of others that you were competing with!

Again, CONGRATS! U’ve come a long ways – and there’s still a long ways to go, but don’t forget – it only takes 1 person to believe in that Script…

C U on the Red Carpet!

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter: SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™
How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009
Featuring: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009
Hollywood’s Scriptapalooza’s Intl Screenplay Competition: 2010
Quarterfinalist Winner
(Beating out 3164 others Scripts)
Chicago – IL USA

7-30-2011 – 10:52 AM CST

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

After a 130 Million Year Wait, ASK announces: ANT APPRECIATION MONTH, INTL ©2010

ASK’s announcemANT: For every known & renown ANT-husiast

Come one, come all! Bring your entire (make that ANT-ire) Colony 2 the official ANT-ernational – OK, that’s ‘International’ 2 those of U who do not yet talk in fluANT ANT-speak® of:

Every August - Every Where They Swarm.®

This all-Original, all-ANT HOLIDATE® is a direct Salute & Tribute to the heartiest and mightiest Creature there is: THE ANT. By jove: This is ANTertainmANT like U have never seen! Whether U R a Professional – an Amateur, a Scientist (sci-ANT-ist) or just an Observer (observ-ANT), getting 2 know your local ANT Population (that’s popul-ANT-ion, of course) is as interesting (or ANT-eresting) as any Picnic U’d ever want 2 go on!

More Info on how U can participate in and/or sponsor this yearly ev-ANT is available by contacting me directly here on FB &/or my BLOG spot called Koopersmithin® at:

After all, ANTS: ANTS Need Their Say®…and finally after 130,000,000 years are getting just that! It’s about Time…and a lot, lot more!

Posted by Creator/Founder:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist – Promoter
Featuring: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009
Hollywood’s Scriptapalooza’s Intl Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalist of 2010
(beating out 3,164 other Scripts)
Studio 1437
Chicago – IL USA


Monday, July 25, 2011

iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009 - a Literary Milestone: July 25, 2011

As posted on my Facebook Page earlier today.

Dateline: Monday, July 25, 2011 – 5:20 PM CST

Both Books entitled iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009 combined are now well over 50,000 words! About the size of an average colony. Enough ANTS to invade a picnic and nearly 8 times the amount of the population of my home town – if each Word is equated to a Person. And there are some persons/people that do remind me of words. Good ones; bad ones and ones that can’t be discussed in/on Social Networkg Groups like these. After all, aren’t we quite judgmental when we see someone walking down the street – don’t most of us TAG them even B-4 we get to know them – if we do that, at that? U have to love those Milestones that slip in when least expected…like uninvited company. Like while being iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS.

Eventology® celebrates 21ST Anniversary Today on July 25, 2011 - 9:45 PM

A descriptive Writing celebrating the ART OF EVENTOLOGY ® follows that appeared on my Facebook Page. A friend of mine, Eddy V. in Mexico sent a ntoe to me and I responded and then decided to post it here, too:

EV states: "Happy 1/3-of-your-Creative-Life Anniversary! I have been trying to ASK you for a short summary of what an Eventologist is, and I guess this is the right time: could you share it either here on FB or by sending it to my email?"

Hey, EDDY: HI! How are you? Hey, thanks for the greetings - when I realized it was 1/3 of my life, I was a bit freaked out! Now to answer that question of yours, quite simple, Eventology is comprised of goodwill, humanitarian, altruistic, educational, recreational, good-time, good-type and spiritual HOLIDATES that I began creating 21 years ago - under the Name of:

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

There are 2000 of them – such as PAW ©1994 – Pet Appreciation Week; Natl Splurge Day ©1994; The Great American Warm-Up ©1994; Skeptics’ Days Intl ©1997….all falling into 37 diff. Categories. There’s even some to help people eat healthily and wisely called: EAT-Vents ® -- about 400 of those – that are especially important since so many people cannot control their eating habits – but then, that depends on where you live.

What made these HOLIDATES really popular back in the 1990s, EDDY was that a directory called: CHASE’s CALENDAR OF EVENT carried about 40 of them so I was doing lots of radio interviews around the world – this was way before 9/11 hit and advertising agencies would DEVELOP A DAY for their client(s) promoting their goods. I created this literary genre only because it was an entrtaining and creative thing to do. Wehn it was a slow day in either publishing/radio or TV, the journalists would call the writers in CCOE and since I was the top contributor, I got lots of media coverage on them. Chit-chatting away with media folks was always fun - this was early email days when things were not that advanced as we are today with FB, Twitter and all those other social networks that make our communication so much better.

I always say I am Hallmark’s Worst Nightmare. Oprah Winfrey’s courier came and picked up my press kit on the EVENTS in Jan., 1998 when I appeared in a national woman’s mag called WOMAN’s WORLD from New Jersey – in which she appeared on the Cover. A flurry of articles appeared in the 1990s, only because everyone thought they were novel and fun to do – from school teachers to radio talk show hosts! Then in the late 1990s I got into single unit writings (like small books) but I continued developing the Events. In 2009 I started all this screenwriting – that also uses the HOLIDATES when they seem to fit in.

That’s about IT – all about Eventology in a nutshell, Eddy!

What are you working on this week? Did you have a great weekend at the beach about 2 weeks ago? I am surprised you came back!

Cheers, Adrienne


Saturday, July 23, 2011

#666 - The Word: MEME

As I tried posting this VO: Valued Opinion on for Sat., July 23, 2011. However, it would NOT go through, so it is finding a home here on KOOPERSMITHin - my 666 (Sign of the Devil-make-care) Posting.

GLAD TO COMMENT HERE: I'm doing an in-depth study of the 2 Words "ME & WE " in my 2 book/2 movie script Endeavor called iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS (C)2009 (that beat out 3164 other scripts in July of 2010 and somehow ran across MEME -- which one would think is MiMi - like the gal's name, but NOPE, it's not! Intrigued with words, I also posted it on my FB page so my other writing friends could enjoy this novel word! Gotta love Merriam-Webster! Or as I call them: ME-rriam - WE-bster! Cheers, ASK: Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist / Chicago, IL USA 7-23-2011 - 12:16 PM CST

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Best LogLine in the World: ASK's iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009 - A Scriptapalooza Winner.

LOGLiNE: Their Lineages trail-back millions of years. Being Survivors on a Planet wrought with War & Peace, Riches and Poverty, they can teach all of us Humans invaluable Lessons. Why is this so? Because We are all ‘iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS.’

Posted by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Quarterfinalist Winner of Scriptapalooza’s Intl Screenplay Competition: 2010
(beating out 3,164 other Scripts)
Studio 1437
Chicago – IL USA

7-20-2011 - 1:55 PM

Sunday, July 17, 2011

National Splurg Day - 18TH Year - Month #1 Celebration on July 18, 2011. Catch the URGE TO SPLURGE now...

TO ALL GUESS JEAN WEARERS: Just a note 2 remind U that my Natl Splurge Day (C)1994 - is celebrating MONTHLY EVENTS. It's big 18th year kickoff on June 18TH was last month. Now 4 2-moro July 18, we get 2 go out as the URGE TO SPLURGE hits us where it our JEANS. What could B a better time than on NSDay than 2 go out & get a great cut in jeans by guess!

Reported by ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Creator - America's Premier Eventologist
7-17-2011 3:44 PM

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Eliminating Race & Racism via Koopersmith's Books & Movies featuring TOYS, Hollywood's Hottest Branding Ploy.

2 Facebook Posts regarding the topic of RACE & RACISM are posted below for your consideration and reading pleasure:


After staging a very successful kick-off celebration, ani-MAY-tion Month International® is now per-MAY-nently scheduled 4 every May starting up again in May of 2012. As an Animator &/or Animation Studio, don't miss out on UR chance 2 participate. Created by ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, 'America's Premier Eventologist' & Creator/Screenwriter of SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™ - How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009, featuring the Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist Winner: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009.

Beating out 3,164 other submissions, iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009 is now being rewritten into 2 books and 2 movie scripts. Book #1 is completed and needs to be produced, preferably via an ANIMATION Studio. ANTS’ Book & Script #2 w/B completed by Dec. 15, 2011.

All UR Q&Q: Queries & Questions w/B answered via FB. News & Updates about ani-MAY-tion Month International® w/B released the First of every Month thru May, 2012.
Race & Racism. Eliminating Mankind's Great Issue via ASK's Books & Movies.



ATTN: Writers & Reporters / Editors & Publishers: For an Upcoming Race & Racism Issue. Need a clear-cut perspective? Then, U may wish 2 interview me 4 a set of Books/Movie Scripts I began writing in January 2009 called:
SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™ - How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009,

featuring the Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist Winner:


that beat out 3164 other Scripts. My Characters (all TOYS – the hottest Commodity in Hollywood) tell it like it is and discover ways in which Racism is eliminated. A refreshing Take on a Topic that we just can’t seem 2 get past no matter how hard we try. FB me here to set up an Interview that will intrigue your Readers & Subscribers. Thank U 4 UR consideration.

Cheers, ASK: Screenwriter, Author, Eventologist
Chicago, IL USA

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jim Farina: Chicago Scriptwriter flies high by beating out 90% of his Competition!

My Friend, JIM FARINA, a Finalist (making the TOP 10% of over 3,600+ International Movie Script Entries) from Scriptapalooza’s Intl Screenplay Competition: 2010 4 his ‘Martin Eden’ turned me on 2 this terrific Site:

that may interest any Screenwriter trying to figure out where he/she goes next.

At first glance, I was merely intrigued by 3 Quotes that I caught my eye which are:

“If U can tell me your Idea in 25 words or less, it’s going 2 make a pretty good film.” Quote of Steven Spielberg/DreamWorks


Writing is only 50% of the writer's job. The other 50% is sales. Don't expect 2 write a good Script & the Agent w/ take care of the rest. In Today's Hollywood, U must B able 2 sell yourself & your Material.

There evidently is a story here behind the MAN WITH HIS SCRIPT. For any reporter, journalist and/or reporter wishing to find out more about Jim’s Talents, the Status of MARTIN EDEN, etc., write to him here and your message will be expedited to his studio.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 1:39 PM CST

Saturday, July 9, 2011

7-9-11: When those Numbers are up just so (write).

They got 2 call it something unique when Dates (ie: #s) align like this: 7-9-11. There won’t B another 1 til Thurs. July 9, 2111 & most of us w/not B here 2 chat about it. Imagine what FB w/ look like in another Century! What we’re using now w/prob B considered the PONY EXPRESS of FB., but let’s not tell Mark Zuckerman as he’s done his best here – otherwise, I’d B standing in line @ The PO: Post Office now spendg $ that could B used better elsewhere, like on my Natl Splurge Day that w/again return in 9 more Days. I btr post this on my BLOG 2 4 those reading this up-ahead!

Posted by ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Chicago - IL USA

Facebook Page & Blog: Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 4:21 PM CST

Joe Koopersmith & The Art of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle

My BRO, JOE KOOPERSMITH who lives in the State of Oregon now is 1 of the greatest HD wheeler-dealers in the world. He knows those bikes like the back of his hand. He started looking for old parts nearly 40 years ago in the old barns of Midwest America - in the Heartlands & worked his way up to being a collector / builder / restorer and expert on the complete ART of The Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Check him out on eBay - he sells vintage parts there regularly. And yes, Pappy Pierce's Harley Shop in DeKalb IL is where he still calls HOME. Yup, U could say I'm pretty proud of my Little Bro.

Initially posted by FB: ASK: Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist /
Chicago, IL USA 7-9-2011

Saturday, July 8, 2011 - 12:06 PM CST

COUNTDOWN TO 60 - AS Koopersmith's Last 13 Months! How a Creative BabyBoomer faces the Reality of Seniorita-ority®

DiCEY EXPLANATION: In my FB Stream there is a really cool group that sends me & many others insightful pieces. Today when I got online, this met me and I felt it was VERY appropo as I realized - had been looking forward to it(actually) that today is a milestone - yet another one in my life. MIDDLE AGED CRAZY stated something about 2 food groups that many folks like: OYSTERS & BEER. My VO: Valued Opinion followed which is worth reading, as I find aging to be a blessing and not a curse.

Middle Aged Crazy: Because Being Creative Can Save Your Life
Gimme oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year and I'll be fine. Jimmy Buffet

Gotta love it: ie: The Aging Process. In 13 months from TODAY, I turn 60 - as in Sixty. So what am I doing about that: Aging gracefully, of course. I had started: AFSEE (R): Advocates For Senior Equality & Enrichment back when I turned 49.5 so many years ago. Now, it's the GREAT COUNTDOWN TO 60.

Yes, I'm looking for Sponsors, Publishers, etc as this definitely IZZZ a milestone many of us Boomers are celebrating & we are celebrating - there's no other way to look @ IT: Aging, Maturing or however U want to term The Process. Contact me here LIVE (still and kicking) via FB for all queries, interview schedulings, etc. TO US...Forever Young,

Cheers, ASK: Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist
Chgo, IL USA 7-9-2011 - 9:29 AM CST

BLOG POSTING: Sat., July 9, 2011 - 10:49 AM CST

Friday, July 8, 2011

ASK's Update on ani-MAY-tion Month International® : July 8, 2011

NEWS YOU CAN CREATIVELY USE: After staging a very successful kick-off Celebration, ani-MAY-tion Month International® is now per-MAY-nently scheduled 4 every May starting up again in May of 2012. As an Animator &/or Animation Studio, don't miss out on UR chance 2 participate.

Created by ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, 'America's Premier Eventologist' & Creator/Screenwriter of

SKiN: Sacred Kinship in Nature ™

How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009,

featuring the Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist Winner: iN THE COMPANY OF ANTS ©2009.

Koopersmith is also the Creator of the 1990s sensation: CARTOONISTS AGAINST CRIME ©1991.

All UR Q&Q: Queries & Questions w/B answered via FB. News & Updates w/B released the First of every Month thru May, 2012.

POSTED BY: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Studio 1437
Chicago, IL USA

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 6:52 PM CST

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Tomorrow, Friday July 8, 2011, I will be releasing the BIG FIGURES on ‘ANT STORY®’ – my Scriptapalooza Qtrfinalist Winner of 2010 that beat out 3,164 other scripts last July. From 5 Words to a 138 page Script to 2 Scripts & 2 Books now, ‘ANTS’ has come a LONG Way. Cool Thoughts on how 2 creatively re-create a Master. Features Toys, the hottest Brand in Hollywood and elsewhere. Is a Cliff Notes Version far behind? It’s on the front burner.

Posted by: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter - Author - Eventologist
Chicago - IL USA

7-7-2011 - 7:37 PM CST

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's 4TH of July: 2011 - Let the Ruckus begin!

Here in America, it’s getting close 2 that time of year: July 4TH – time 2 B patriotic. And w/ that thought & note (musical of course) in mind, I’m out of here! There wasn’t any email, FB or anything technical or high tech 235 years ago when R forefathers founded this great country of ours so I’m going to follow suit and do like they did or didn't and just lay-back, B lazy, watch a few parades, eat a few brats, view some fireworks; watch some ANTS parading around and generally spoil myself! That will feel mighty good by all accounts. And, I hope U do the very same 4 URself and loved ones.

As posted on Facebook
July 3, 2011 - 4:48 PM

Friday, July 1, 2011

Koopersmith extends National Splurge Day©1994 . When the URGE TO SPLURGE strikes! Strike back!

HAVE EVENTS WILL TRAVEL: I have decreed that National Splurge Day ©1994 w/b extended. Every month beginning on July 18, 2011 to May 18, 2012, w/b designated as THE URGE TO SPLURGE ® only becuz it’s fun to do; it helps kickstart the economy and it’s nice to give a gift to someone (including URself) who may not have been quite suspecting 1 was coming his/her way. There4, mark your Calendar for Monday, July 18.

Email me at:


for additional info and/or to book an interview.

Posted by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
America's Premier Eventologist
The Premier Eventologist in the History of the World
Chicago - IL USA

7-1-2011 - 5:36 PM

Adjoining POSTING on FB

The TOYS of SKiN™: Sacred Kinship in Nature: How 10 Beloved Plush Toys Redefine Race ©2009


Tom Hanks stated in a recent BBC Interview in June (2011) that he believes TOY STORY 4 is ‘in The Works,’ but they haven’t seen anything yet until they have seen my TOYS! In the Grand Spectrum and Boxes (full) of TOYS scattered across our Granite Planet, there are TOYS and then there are:


My TOYS fall into the Second Category, although they are (by far) not Secondary in Nature. No one is whether they are (that) animated or inanimate in Nature. My TOYS innately represent a clear Cross-Section of Wild & Tame; Domesticated & unDomesticated; Endangered and non-Threatened Species as well as those found at Resale & Retail Outlets. With this endless Variety, there are Valuable Lifetime Lessons to be learned and passed along, all seen through the spirited Eyes of our Playmates: TOYS.

My TOYS have their own Play-Room and matching FONTS & Language.

Without a Doubt & beyond any lurking Shadows, My TOYS rock, roll and reel.

At your Convenience and by all means and manners, please check-out THE CHARACTOYS® of:


that also includes:


The Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalist Winner of 2010 that beat out 3,164 other Scripts in July of 2010. Imagine that if you can!

Topping off their Uniqueness, I must also add that SKiN’s prevailing and dominant Themes featuring ‘My TOYS’ are targeted to:

 eliminate Racism;

 dispel The Mixed Signals and Ironies of every Day Life;

 realize fully that your (false and irrationally made) Prejudgments should be diligently avoided at all Costs & Efforts; and

 get to The Heart of what really matters is all that matters most.

AS OF JULY 1, 2011: Four of the 6 BOOKS/Movie Scripts are complete. Once read, it can honestly be said (and felt all the Way through your Bones) that any Bigoted Bone(s) a(ny) Person has will soon disappear. Now, that’s ‘The Unbridled Magic of Writing’ only found in:


An illustrated 1-Page Attachment entitled:


announces my latest Creative HOLIDATE® named:

ANIMAYTION Month International®

that is an Ancillary to SKiN’s BOOKS & Scripts. AMI is aptly scheduled for the Merry Month of May in 2012 and all subsequent years.

Order info is detailed below.

TO REiTERATE: As I had stated: “…They haven’t seen anything yet until they have seen my TOYS-iN-ACTiON as in Lights – Camera – ACTiON!


For any and all QoQ: Questions or Queries that may arise; to request additional Info, a complete Press Kit, etc.; and/or to schedule an Interview, do not hesitate to contact me directly at:

Chicago, Illinois USA

- Adrienne(dot)Sioux(dot)Koopersmith(at)gmail(dot)com

If you like, you can even send a Picture to me of your Favorite TOY…

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My Writing possesses its own individualized Vocabulary. One of the many descriptive Words I have thus coined to cover the Slew of CHARACTERS who happen to be TOYS is: CHARACTOYS® derived from the Two Terms:


Imagine that if you can…and more with and within THE SKiN you are in!


ASK's Announcement: July 1: Countdown to EVENTOLOGY's 21st Anniversary...

or would that be considered a BIRTHDAY? Wondering and pondering minds want to know. When does a birthday suddenly become an Anniversary & vica versa. People marry and they celebrate an anniversary. People are born and age. They celebrate their birthdays. It's a debate; like most things are for those who like to and enjoy arguing points.

Make no doubt about IT tho...on Monday, July 25TH, 2011 at 9:45 PM, it's the 21st Year Anniversaried Birth-Date of my founding of:

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith's Campaigns for Humanity ©1990.

Now, there are well over 1,900 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE that systematically fall into 37 different categories. In other words (since we don't like to repeat ourselves here)there is something worthwhile for everyone to participate in.

For more info, email ASK:


to see the difference a HOLIDATE makes!

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Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 9:20 AM