Miv Evans is a British national who relocated to Los Angeles. Miv writes film reviews for Entertainment Magazine and online, she has also written a comedy drama which was commissioned by BBC TV, sold her short film to REN Media International in 2007, has two screenplays optioned by two Hollywood heavyweights, and published her debut novel How I Exiled My Inner Bitch in August 2013! Phew! I was lucky to rope in this super busy lady to participate in a 10 Q. Enjoy!
How would you describe yourself?
I’d describe myself as very independent, optimistic, outgoing and stubborn. I’m a Scorpio and possess all the good and not-so-good traits of that sign.
Why did you relocate to the US, and why LA?
I had sold my business and I was looking for a new adventure (translation: I was bored!). I had been writing as a hobby for many years so the creative capital of the world seemed to be a natural choice. I’d been on holiday to New York and Florida and loved how friendly everyone was. Yes, I know what everyone says about New York, but I found the opposite to be true.
You moved to the US in 2005, what has been the biggest adjustment for you? For me it was a bit of a culture shock. I’m still adjusting after being here for 15 years.
Adjusting to the healthcare system has probably been the most difficult to deal with. Driving on the wrong side of the road was also a huge challenge, and the bodywork of my car is testament to that fact. Turning left was a major event for the first year. I’m used to two lanes – LA has seven! (OMG YESSSS I totally agree with you Miv) Continue reading