Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Things that have been happening

I haven't blogged in a while. I got all excited about writing one, and then forgot that I actually have to do it. Whoops!

But it's been an exciting, nervous, tense few months.

My spec script "Winter's Knight" has been getting some cool attention from the industry and I'm very proud to say that we have an amazing directing team attached. They are slated to direct an installment in a huge movie franchise, and they're doing my film! We're going to the studios with it very soon so watch this space.

A little word on patience. I. have. none.

This will be my third screenplay to go on sale in the space of a year and a half. It never gets any easier. There is such an attitude in Hollywood about hurry up and wait. We busted out asses to get the current draft finished by late November, and since then we've had to do nothing for it. But our energy and our focus has been "is it going out yet?" every single week. First it was going out pre-thanksgiving. Then pre-christmas. Then first week of January, then second week of January. Then first week in february. Now it's been pushed even later still...

The solution? Write something else. Let it go and get on with your next project. Let the producer do his job and get on with yours. So we've been working on pitches (hopefully we'll be in a position to sell a pitch after the sale), and it's been good to get back in touch with that skill set. We've also started our first TV pilot and are pushing forward with that.

But, oh, the waiting....

Anyway, there is some amazing concept art-work being done for the directors to go into the room with, so we are now hopefully only weeks away. The whole team is really excited, and hopefully my five years of spec script writing will finally pay off.

Praying to the screenwriting gods...

More to come

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