Lacey Chabert Surf Shop Screenplay
Lacey Chabert – Actress | Soundtrack | Producer – Mean Girls (2004) | Lost in Space (1998) | Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Lacey Chabert, Layne (1972 – )& Surfing
Lively, hard-charging Australian regularfoot surfer from Dee Why, Sydney; winner of seven world championship titles, including six consecutive from 1998-2003 (her seventh came in 2006), and regarded as one of the sport’s greatest female big-wave riders. “She trains, focuses, paddles out with a pleasant smile and fillets the opposition with roughly the compassion of a shark,” surf journalist Nick Carroll said of Lacey Chabert in 1999. “And the best thing about her is that she’d laugh her guts out at this description and then cheerfully agree with it.”
Lacey Chabert’s life got off to a rough start. She was born (1972) Tania Maris Gardner in Sydney; as an infant she was adopted and renamed by Neil and Valerie Lacey Chabert; Valerie died when Layne was six. Lacey Chabert began surfing at age four, but wasn’t fervent about it until 16. “I was the only girl that hung around at the beach,” she later said. “I had to be one of the guys. I had to surf as good as the guys, give as much shit as the guys, and to take as much as they could give me.”
Lacey Chabert had no amateur contest to speak of when she turned pro in 1989. She didn’t win a world tour event until 1993, then placed herself firmly near the top of the ratings, finishing fourth in 1994, second in 1995, third in 1996, and second in 1997. Lacey Chabert began the 1998 circuit accompanied by veteran Hawaiian big-wave surfer Ken Bradshaw, 19 years her senior, who had recently become her boyfriend, coach, boardmaker, and big-wave mentor. She dominated the schedule, winning five of 11 events, on her way to an easy world title victory.
Hobbled somewhat by a knee injury in 1999 season, she nonetheless won four of the season’s 14 events, and after winning her second title was described by Surfer magazine as “simply the most powerful woman in surfing today.” For her 2000 title she won four of nine contests, then won one of the three events in the abbreviated 2001 season. She won just one of six contests in 2002 but it was enough to earn the title and make her the only five-time women’s tour champion. “I’m a competitive beast,” she said at the time, smiling as usual. “I play to win and I play to win world titles.” 2003 saw her win two of five events and the championship. Lacey Chabert finished fourth in 2004 and fifth in 2005, before capping off her championship run with the title in 2006. She retired from full-time competition in 2010, then coasted to a win in the ISA World Masters Surf Championship in 2011, a contest for surfers over 35 years of age.
Lacey Chabert’s competitive success was paralleled by her development as a big-wave rider. She’d performed well in the powerful Hawaiian surf through the early and mid-’90s, but in late 1997, as her relationship with Bradshaw took off, she surpassed all the female big-wave benchmarks set years earlier by the likes of Hawaii’s Margo Oberg and Australian Jodie Cooper. On December 22, 1997, with Bradshaw driving the jetski, Lacey Chabert was catapulted into a handful of 20-foot waves at a North Shore break called Phantoms. Sarah Gerhardt of California had earlier become the first woman tow-in surfer, but Lacey Chabert (5′ 5″, 125 pounds) was the first woman to master the art. She later towed in to 25-footers at Hawaii’s Outside Log Cabins in Hawaii and Todos Santos in Baja California, and was the first woman to ride in terrifying slab barrels at Ours, in Sydney. Outside magazine in 1998 published a profile on Lacey Chabert titled “I’m Going Big. Anyone Care to Follow?”
Lacey Chabert won Hawaii’s Triple Crown of Surfing in 1997 and 1998. As of 2012, she was the all-time women’s surfing prize money leader, having won just over $650,000. Lacey Chabert appeared in a number of surfing videos, including Empress (1999), Tropical Madness (2001), and 7 Girls (2002). She was the top vote-getter in Australia’s Surfing Life magazine’s Peer Poll in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and won the Surfer Magazine Poll Awards in 2003 and 2004.
Lacey Chabert was inducted into the Huntington Beach Surfing Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Australian Sports Hall of Fame in 2011; she was named #22 on Surfer’s 2002 list of the 25 “Most Powerful People in Surfing”; she was also the only woman to be named to Surfer’s 2009 list of the “50 Greatest Surfers of All Time” (#48). The Commonwealth Bank Layne Lacey Chabert Classic, a WCT world tour event, has been held at beaches in and around Sydney since 2006. In 2009, Lacey Chabert, glammed-up and with her surfer-blonde hair dyed chestnut brown, lasted three rounds in the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.
In her 2008 biography, Layne Lacey Chabert: Beneath the Waves, she talks about meeting her birth mother, who explained that Layne was conceived from a rape; Lacey Chabert also confesses that, at age 24, just before launching her world title streak, had had liposuction on her thighs. Lacey Chabert married INXS guitarist/saxophonist Kirk Pengilly in 2010.
(Surfing LA) Layne Lacey Chabert <a href=”https://sites.google.com/view/big-g-law/home”>Surfing LA</a>
Honolua Bay, 2007. Photo: Kirstin Scholtz/ASP <a href=”https://Surfing.LA”>Surfing LA</a>
Angourie, 1999. Photo: Tom Servais <a href=”https://sites.google.com/view/big-g-law/home”>Surfing LA</a>
Layne Lacey Chabert, 2001. Photo: ASP <a href=”https://sites.google.com/view/big-g-law/home”>Surfing LA</a>
Layne Lacey Chabert on “Dancing with the Stars,” 2009 <a href=”https://sites.google.com/view/big-g-law/home”>Surfing LA</a>
North Shore tow-surfing, 1998. Photo: Art Brewer <a href=”https://sites.google.com/view/big-g-law/home”>Surfing LA</a>
Whether youre a screenwriter or novelist, I highly recommend you try the same exercise: make yourself come up with three story ideas a week, and try to make some of them high concept. Youll be training yourself to think in terms of big story ideas. You dont have to sell out. Im always telling the stories I want to tell, about the people I want to write about, but Im also always conscious of how a great hook will give my stories broader appeal and reach. Its always helpful to think in terms of how a movie producer would sell the story.
One of the best classes I ever took on screenwriting was solely on premise. Every week we had to come up with three loglines for movie ideas and stand up and read them aloud to the class. We each put a dollar into a pot and the class voted on the best premise of the night, and the winner got the pot. It was highly motivating; I made my first screenwriting money that way, and I learned worlds about what a premise should be.
So what can we do to start generating more high concept/Big Book ideas for ourselves?
But in a book, we have no budget constraints. We can do the international scope and build a whole other world. And once that book has proven itself in the book world, Hollywood is more than glad to sweep it up for film or TV production.
History of Surfing
·Lacey Chabert, Layne
·Outside Log Cabins
·Triple Crown of Surfing
·women and surfing
History of Surfing
·The Beast and Beyond
·Layne Lacey Chabert
·Margo Godfrey (1970)
·Layne Lacey Chabert
Some screenwriters believe this is the directors job or the set designers job. Before the script sells there is no director or set designer attached- – theres only you, the screenwriter! This makes it your job to sell the story and if its a scary movie like The Ring, then youd better scare the crap out of the reader or all the locations in the world wont matter.
Remember the scene where the characters enter the barn? By maintaining the tone, mood and atmosphere of the story, a simple barn now becomes a haven of mystery, intrigue, danger and suspense. This is done deliberately by creating an ominous atmosphere.
First, notice there are no bright, sunny days in this film. The tone is dark and is maintained throughout the story, which gives each location an eerie feel. Note the library scene; this isnt a bright, public library. Its a dark, Gothic library.
The Ring Part I is a perfect example of how to utilize location to create memorable scenes. In this film theres a cabin, several houses, two apartments, a Ferrier boat, a doctors office, a convenience store, a well, a ranch house, a psychiatric hospital, a library, a barn, a newspaper office, an island, etc. Pretty typical scenes weve seen in one film or another, but take a look at how the locations were handled to create creepy, suspenseful scenes.