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Diane Drake

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Diane Drake is a professional screenwriter, author, story consultant, and writing instructor with the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program. Her produced original screenplays include "Only You," starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr. and "What Women Want," starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. She offers online courses, an in-depth workshop and story consulting exclusively through her website at http://www.dianedrake.com

Diane grew up in Los Angeles and began her career as a script reader and producer’s assistant working for companies such as Warner Co., Fox, Columbia Pictures, and PBS/American Playhouse among others. She landed a job as story editor for Academy Award-winning director/producer Sydney Pollack and worked her way up to become the
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"This was so mesmerizing and lovely. I had heard of the movie and knew vaguely what it was about, but I didn't realize it was first a book until recently. Why? Everything that is any good, is always first a book. Four women seek a vacation in Italy..." Read more of this review »
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“It was, that year, a particularly wonderful spring, and of all the months at San Salvatore April, if the weather was fine, was best. May scorched and withered; March was restless, and could be hard and cold in its brightness; but April came alon...
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"“All down the stone steps on either side were periwinkles in full flower, and she could now see what it was that had caught at her the night before and brushed, wet and scented across her face. It was wistaria. Wistaria and sunshine.”

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