From a snow-crested corner of Alberta, Canada, Kelly Oxford made her Hollywood screenwriting dream come true. She did it without leaving her close-knit family or giving up her free nationalized healthcare. She did it without toiling in Westside coffee shops or confronting painful rejections.Continue reading.
She did it 140 characters at a time.
Oxford, a suburban housewife and mother of three, is a Twitter superstar (@kellyoxford), with more than 350,000 followers. Oscar winners, late-night talk show hosts, even film critic Roger Ebert follow her on the social media service, eager to read wry observations about daily life and celebrity culture.
The worst part about having kids is that they magnify every single thing that's wrong with you. And they wake up early.
If you have a taxidermy marlin and you've never tried to joust someone with it, you're wasting everyone's time.
If the majority of your followers are idiots and you like wine, you're probably more like Jesus than you think.
Those are a few of the 2,900 tweets she's sent since she discovered the medium three years ago.
NBC hired Oxford to write a pilot last fall, Harper Collins will release her first book of essays ("Everything's Perfect When You're a Liar") next April, and in April she sold her first movie script to Warner Bros. It's about a pot-smoking young woman suddenly confronted with the prospect of motherhood.
Her success points to an appetite for humor from a female point of view. But unlike stars such as Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig, who honed their craft in the"Saturday Night Live" writers' room, Oxford found and shaped her comedic voice in online chat rooms and blogs and on Twitter.
Friday, June 22, 2012
This lady shows how it's done, at the Los Angeles Times, "Twitter sensation Kelly Oxford hooks Hollywood":