More words! Here are some anthologies where you can find me, as well as a list of the shows I’ve worked on and the scripts that sit around me in piles.

Television

  • 2011 WGA Writers Access Project Honoree — http://www.wga.org/content/default.aspx?id=4551
  • Romantically Challenged — Consultant
  • Samantha Who? — Executive Story Editor. Produced episodes: “Help!” “The Dog”. Season Two.
  • Samantha Who? — Story Editor. Produced episode: “The Hypnotherapist”. Season One.
  • Mind of Mencia — Producer. Season two.
  • Hot Properties — Staff Writer. Two produced episodes: “GRRR” and “Waiting for Oprah”
  • Mind of Mencia — Writer. Season one.

Development/Specs:

  • Why Moms Are Weird — Author’s own novel optioned into a sitcom for ABC Family, 2011.
  • Papa Was a Rolling Stone — Half-hour single cam.  An aging, fast-lane rockstar is placed under house arrest and forced to live with both his mother and the high-strung, overachieving 17-year old daughter of his that he’s never really known. Developed with 20th Century Fox, 2011
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Murder Solver — Half-hour single-cam. It’s not Fran’s fault her cats have started talking to her.  It’s just she turned thirty and everybody hates her and the cats have had enough of her complaints. 2010, Recipient of WGA Mid-Level Writer’s Access Project Honor
  • 30 Rock — “Do It Anyway”
  • Parental Guidance — Short film developed/written for ABC Family, directed by America Ferrara, starring Emilie de Ravin and Justin Kirk (in post-production), 2008.
  • Why Moms Are Weird — Author’s own novel optioned into a sitcom for Watson Pond Productions, 20th Century Fox, and American Broadcasting Company, 2006-2007.
  • Possible Side Effects — Hour-long drama based on the world of pharmaceutical sales reps, developed with Sony Pictures Television, 2006-2007.
  • Why Girls Are Weird — Author’s own novel optioned into a screenplay for Robert Cort Productions, 2003.
  • The Secret Letters of Natalie Davis — hour-long teen drama pilot.

Feature scripts

  • Thank You For Being a Friend — Two women pose as lesbians in couples counseling as a last-resort effort to save their dysfunctional friendship.
  • Boy Trouble – A Just One of the Guys set in the Tween rockstar world, a seventeen-year old girl poses as a boy to help keep her superstar best friend’s public persona pure, only to accidentally become the next Justin Bieber. Inspired by an article by Wendy McClure in Bust Magazine.
  • It Skips a Generation — Eighteen-year old Marty learns more about herself than she ever bargained when she meets her eccentric grandmother for the first time on a cross-country road trip. WinnerHollywood Gateway Screenwriting Contest, 2002. Semi-Finalist (out of 4000 scripts), Austin Film Festival, 2002. Quarter Finalist, Scriptapalooza, 2002.
  • Booty — A group of Sorority rushees search to find pirate treasure to save their beloved house.
  • Thanksgiving — When Elizabeth plans to announce her recent engagement on Thanksgiving to her large, bizarre, and complicated family, she discovers her parents have quite a surprise of their own.
  • Groomsday — Bill thought he could do anything. Then he had to plan his own wedding.

Other Books

It’s a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life In Your Twenties — Anthology. Emily Franklin, editor. Essay: “I CAN’T HAVE SEX WITH YOU.” 5 Spot, January, 2007.

Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times — anthology. Basic Books, May, 2005.

An anthology of original essays from our most intriguing young writers, Bookmark Now boldly addresses the significance of the production of literature in the twenty-first century. Or simply, “How do we talk about writing and reading in an age where they both seem almost quaint?”

Girls’ Night Out — anthology. Red Dress Ink. June, 2006. Short story: “What Happens Next.” Net proceeds of anthology benefit War Child and No Strings.

Cold Feet — anthology. Downtown Press, May, 2005.

The bride-to-be in Pamela Ribon’s “Sara King Goes Bad” has always done the right thing but decides it’s important to know what it feels like to be reckless for once. And so two weeks before her wedding, she indulges in an unforgettable night of sex, drugs, and petty crime.

Other contributors include: Heather Swain, Lisa Tucker, Elise Juska, and Tara McCarthy. Read the review in Romantic Times.

Essays and Recaps:

  • Austin American-Statesman — Weekly columnist in the Technopolis section: “Web Head”
  • Television Without Pity– as “pamie,” recapped Get Real, Ally McBeal, Young Americans, Real World: San Francisco, Popstars, Making the Band, The Sopranos, Gilmore Girls, Queer as Folk, Boomtown, Tarzan, Wonderfalls.
  • Fresh Yarn — Essay: “Three Questions”

Anime scripting and Voice Acting:

Jumping around on stage until people clap:

  • Letters Never Sent – Liz Feldman and Pamela Ribon revive the delicate art of letter-writing by sharing the letters hidden in the back of their closets, shoved underneath their underwear, and tucked in the pages of their childhood diaries. They come clean on their feelings about love, religion, fame, and people who like to be peed on. Letters Never Sent satisfies the deep desire to read other people’s mail without having to share any of your own. Comedy Central Stage, March 2004. Stages Theatre, April 2004. Official Selection for 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival. (USCAF info page) (Press: Aspen Times, Feb. 2005)
  • Call Us Crazy: The Anne Heche Monologues – Creator, Director, Performer. Fifteen precious pieces of remarkably crazy writing from Celestia herself. The Knitting Factory, November-February 2001-2002. The Hudson Avenue Theater (reviews), January-February, 2003. International scandal that received attention from People MagazineNew York PostThe GlobeFilthThe Howard Stern Show, and more.
  • What A Girl Wants – One Woman Show, Momfest 2000, Austin, TX
  • Slumber Party - One Woman Show, Showcase for US Comedy Arts Festival consideration, 1999.
  • LOL (Connected) Writer/Director, FronteraFest Best of the Fest, 1998.
  • Monks’ Night Out — Writer/Director/Performer — Sketch and Improv troupe based in Austin, TX. Five performances a week, including corporate gigs. Created showcases, directed large cast, created nightly, ever-changing set-lists on the fly. Didn’t kill anybody. Helped run Big Stinkin’ Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival (2-5.) 1997-2000.
  • (More available upon request)

Notes on pamie.com

pamie.com – (June 1998- July 2001, July 2002-) “Pop Culture Princess” (TM Lemonbugg). Award-winning personal site that specializes in non-mainstream content. Special focus on the business of writing, pop culture, comedy and “Why Girls are Weird.” Media attention in the SXSW Interactive festivals 2000 and 2001, Austin Chronicle (Pamela Ribon: Sealed With a Squish, and winner of Best of Austin, 2000), and Austin-American Statesman. (Also known as “Squishy”) Yearly bookdrive received media attention in Austin Chronicle (“Shelf Life Support”) Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Bloggie, 2006.