About the Gremlin

Get to know Betsy the Gremlin

That’s me!

Hello, I’m Elizabeth Weidner, but everyone calls me Betsy! I’m an aspiring screenwriter based in California. I graduated from UCLA’s professional program in screenwriting in the spring of 2017. Ever since I have been submitting to competitions and trying to break into the industry. I’ve learned some things along the way! I’m an Austin Film Fest Second-Rounder and a nominée for the Nate Wilson ‘Joie de Vivre’ 2017 Award.

I’m mainly using this blog as a way to write more about the art of scriptwriting and the film industry. It’s a fascinating world with so much nuance and life. Also, I’m throwing in a little bit of lifestyle stuff, as a plus-size content creator living in the golden state. Currently, I offer script-reading services with an emphasis on punching up dialogue (I’m just really good at that, it’s weird). I would love to take a look at your story and help you reach your writing goals!

Furthermore, please sign up for my email list (the Gremlin Gang!), to get exclusive first access to content! Interested in five-year plans? I’m working on an eBook about just that! “The Writer’s Five Year Plan” will be out soon and you don’t want to miss it!

Thanks for checking out my blog!