MEET A MEMBER - PIPPA HINCHLEY
Meet Pippa Hinchley From London who moved to LA 6 years ago to pursue acting and screenwriting
Tell us a little history about you?I have been an actor since my teens with lots of TV, theatre and a few film credits, but most people remember me as superbitch Elaine Fenwick in Corrie - if they remember me at all, that is.I became a screenwriter more recently, did an MA at LCC in London, then writing for the hit teen C5 drama Sophia's Diary and had my short Breaking Out selected for competition in Cannes - which was nice.LA inspired my very silly live and web sketch show Live!Sex!Girls! which has featured several BLA funny women.It has also led to a first foray into feature producing with my film LONDON 7/7 - a multi stranded ensemble piece set on the day of the London bombings and which will commemorate the 10 year anniversary.I have a great team on board this very Brit project - CD Jane Deitch, up and coming Brit director Rebekah Fortune, and I am co-producing with fellow BLA Elizabeth Arends and Nevision in the UK who produced all the Ruth Rendell mysteries - so all pretty exciting.We are raising funds right now - Any of you BLA's still paying UK taxes do visit the website if you have a mind to, there is a fabulous tax break for investors. (And of course we would love to hear from ANY interested peeps - )I'm also collecting personal stories for the end of the film - if you were there, have a memory or story from that day - or just simply where you were when you heard the news, we would love you to share it on the LONDON 7/7 Facebook page.Despite this being a UK based film I have found that the contacts made here in the last few years and the 'can do' attitude of LALA has helped tremendously. That conversation you had semi-sloshed in a bar 3 years ago is NEVER wasted!Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?I don't speak Hindi so Bollywood was a no-go.What do you hope to achieve by living in Los Angeles?More writing, more produced credits and a decent tan.What one thing do you miss from home?My mates.What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK?That the 'business we call show' is EVERYWHERE. The plumber just pitched his screenplay to me.Oh and the weather. Don't we all love the weather?Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us?I just moved to Topanga Canyon. It's beautiful, serene and full of fascinating, crusty old hippies. Lovely.