The Asian American Film Lab (“Film Lab”) has announced it will hold a staged reading for screenwriter James J. Huang's side-splitting new romantic comedy, “Marriage Made in Hell,” a supernatural comedy in which a carefree slacker thinks he's found the perfect fake wife to foil his marriage minded mother's plans -- until his bride's spirit comes back from the underworld to prove she's DEAD wrong for him.
The screenplay is one of Amazon Studio’s most popular projects, ranking between 16th and 24th out of over 2,000 comedy projects and #2 on their Premise Wars board.
The Film Lab's Actor Directory members will be performing the comedy for your enjoyment under the direction of 72-Hour Shootout competitor Eddie Shieh at a reading on November 21 at 7:00pm in Manhattan.
Lorna Nowve, the coordinator of the Film Lab's Unfinished Works program will then moderate a constructive Q&A and feedback session which provides the audience with an opportunity to participate in the creative process and interact directly with screenwriter James J. Huang, director Eddie Shieh and the cast members of the reading!
The screenplay, centered on US-born Asian American protagonists, promotes a positive image of multi-ethnic and diverse Americans in non-stereotypical roles designed for mass mainstream audiences.
Writer James Huang explained, “[A]s a new writer of feature films targeting mass audiences, I feel it's very important for me to get broad and diverse feedback from audiences, actors and filmmakers. [The Asian American Film Lab’s] Unfinished Works program is a superb forum to obtain honest feedback and allows me to see my characters come to life. I expect this experience will not only improve my current story immensely but also help me to grow as a writer.”
Free tickets can be obtained on the Film Lab website: www.asianamericanfilmlab.org. Donations of $3-5 are suggested to help promote diversity initiatives.