Thursday, May 21, 2009

What, When, Where this Weekend - The Girlfriend Experience, Terminator Salvation

What, When, Where is a weekly guide to select screenings, discussions and events in the NYC-area of interest to screenwriters. Have an event you'd like to see listed here? Give us a heads-up at

Opening this week...

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, dir. by Steven Soderbergh

Premise: A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Playing: Landmark Sunshine, Clearview Chelsea

Most of the buzz around this 'un came Soderbergh casting a porn actress in the lead. (Time Out thinks she did a good-enoughjob.) For fun, check out her NSFW imdb filmogaphy here.

TERMINATOR SALVATION, written by John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris, dir. by McG

Premise: John Connor is joined in his attempt to defeat Skynet and its army of Terminators by Marcus Wright, a man who apparently has been rescued from the past, though Connor wonders if instead he's been sent from the future as a foil to his plan. As Connor and Wright push deep into the heart of Skynet, they get closer and closer to learning the secret behind the organization's mission to wipe humankind off the planet.

Playing: Everywhere

Terminator 4, via the director of Charlie's Angels and the screenwriting team of Catwoman. Needless to say, I'll be entering this one cautiously...

What are you doing/seeing this weekend?