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So...I'm an Emmy Winner Now

Some good (albeit delayed) news during what has been a rather terrible year:The award-winning team at Known (formerly Stun Creative, where I've worked as a copywriter and creative manager for the past seven years) has added another accolade to its already trophy-heavy shelf: a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement - Topical. The promo we produced was for the Jeopardy! All-Star Games, and our director, Joel Lava, put together this little announcement video to celebrate our victory: And yes, this means I get my own personal statue with my name engraved on it. And yes, I will have to find some good shelf space to prominently display it in my home.Also? Expect an adequate amount of obnoxious selfies with the award once it arrives in the mail. Because #BabysFirstEmmy. @TheFirstEcho

Review: 'Dramarama'

Back in 2003, Todd Graff’s Camp was a hilarious look at a particular species of high schooler, one that rarely receives fair representation in movies: the theater geek. The indie darling, which featured a literal scene-stealing Anna Kendrick, was a joyous celebration of teens who’d rather play Sondheim than sports and make vintage pop culture references that would fly over the heads of their non-musical peers. Seventeen years later, writer-director Jonathan Wysocki continues that celebration — this time, adding a touch of 90s nostalgia — with the funny, tender, and heartwarming Dramarama. However, rather than putting present-day theater geeks in their element, Wysocki places his teens off-stage at a murder-mystery-themed slumber party in the California suburbs of 1994 (starting off in period costumes based on literary figures no less). And instead of obsessing over sex like characters in most hormonal teen romps, these friends partake in antics like quoting Tennessee Williams in betwe…