The Top 5 Funny Female Screenwriters To Watch
Must-See Flick: "Bachelorette" (The Weinstein Company)
Funny Beginnings: As a child, Headland loved staging productions in her backyard, so it’s no surprise she attended the prestigious Playwrights Horizons Theater School and then decided to pursue a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. However, it wasn’t until after college that Headland really started putting pen to paper. For the next four years, she spent her days working as an assistant in the Archives Department at Miramix and her nights writing. Then, she had her a-ha moment: She would write a play about each of the Seven Deadly Sins, starting with gluttony. It was called “Bachelorette” and it eventually became an Off-Broadway hit.
Why She’s A Hoot: Headland’s breakthrough film, "Bachelorette," is a big-screen adaptation of her 2010 off-Broadway play of the same name, which is about what happens when mean girls grow up and are asked to wear matching bridesmaids dresses. (Hint: Cocaine! Semen! Tea bagging! Oh, my!) Needless to say, both the play and the film earned the writer/director accolades for the decidedly unladylike depiction of the story’s lady characters. What’s Headland up to now? In addition to writing a remake of the 1986 romantic dramedy "About Last Night," she’s also in development on "Assistance," a single-camera TV show about an idealistic assistant and her larger-than-life boss.