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Selling a movie to a major studio?? — Onicia Update

The plan: Use marketing to create organic buzz around my writing and network my way to the top. I didn’t know what the top was, but I knew marketing and ranking on Google were my tools to get there.

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My new web show about scams is hilarious — Onicia Update

‘Scams, Swindles, and Schemes’ is a friendship web show thingy where we look at internet culture stuff, everyday problems, and ideas that may be more pervasive than you thought. Then we determine if something is a Scam, a Swindle, or a Scheme!

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Pass the ice cream. Sudance hated my script — Onicia Update

Unfortunately, the Sundance gawdz read the first 5 pages of ‘Matched,’ and were like, ‘Thanks, fam, but we don’t need to read anymore.’ Whatever, I have 10 pints of ice cream in my freezer.

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I produced a TV pilot! — Onicia Update

Happy Black History Month! I PRODUCED MY FIRST FULL-LENGTH TV PILOT!!!! Having a television show that runs for 3+ seasons is one of my big career goals. Filming a pilot is a looooong way from that goal, but it is a major milestone. I won’t share the entire pilot because we’re shopping the idea and seeking […]

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Blast into Adventure! – Onicia Update

Amma be honest with you. Emotionally, I’ve been feeling like a smooth 5/10. Then, my aunt passed away in November, and I dipped to a rocky 4/10. Now that I’m rested and replenished my ice cream levels (Thanks, Donni), I’m feeling like a 5 again. It’s not great, but it’s better than where I was.  So, […]

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Private Dancer – Onicia Update

I’m a private writer,I write words for money,I’ll do what you want me to do,I’m your private writer,I write words for money,And any old topic will do. Should you take a gap year? Here’s what experts say (TODAY.com)The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to rethink their long-term plans, like committing to multiyear college programs — especially […]

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Big Sundance Update – Onicia Updates

Whomp whomp, our script Counting on Kendra didn’t land us the Sundance Episodic Labs fellowship. How are we feeling? It hurt for a little bit but we have other projects to focus on that not getting Sundance didn’t sting as much. Thankful for everyone who said nice things, sent care packages, and bought me ice cream. Fun fact: American Filmmaker Ava DuVernay was rejected from […]

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Funny Greeting Cards – Onicia Update

No, no news from Sundance as yet. We find out on August 12. I’ll post the news (good or bad) in my September newsletter.  My funny greeting cards are ready and my online store is live! Please support by art by buying a card. Cards not your thing? Consider sending me ice cream money. Thanks […]

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I performed and wrote an audio drama – Onicia Update

I collaborated with the Forsee Foundation for season two of Soualichi Stories. I wrote and told the tale of Lajabless, the Caribbean she-devil who entices drunk men and turns them into human sacrifices. You can listen to Lajabless and other Caribbean folklore on the Forsee Foundation’s SoundCloud.  My funny greeting cards are ready! I’m in the […]

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JBF is syndicated! – Onicia Update

I finally achieved my big goal for 2020: Just Being Funny is syndicated and now reaching thousands of readers! Sadly the world is on fire, and I’m not really in a celebratory mood.  As a public figure of sorts, I guess I should make a statement. Black Lives Matter. That’s it. That’s the statement. Here […]