So last week Brother Pete and I had a conference call with the production company who liked the script they're not optioning (which I ranted about here) and I declared that I would write another draft by the end of March. That way we get it finished and we'll know either way whether they're going to move forward with it or not but if they don't then it hasn't taken up too much of my year. Plus we're rewriting it on our own terms now so I'm pretty confident that what we get out of it at the end will overall be a better script.
I'm pleased with this plan. It is a good plan.
Then something else happened. I got paid for another job.
Go back a couple of weeks and I'd been involved in negotiations about a rewrite on another project. And they had mentioned money but because I'm bitter and cynical I decided I would believe that when they paid me and didn't think much of it. Only they did pay me. Which is obviously awesome, but now I have to do the work. By the end of March.
Still, I got paid for a script! Like what proper writers do! Now I just need to become a recluse for the rest of the month so I can actually write the thing.
In other news, Ten Dead Men has been re-released in HMV in a double-pack with Australian action film Vigilante.
So if you haven't already seen it, you can buy it here and get another film as well!
Also, I've added the line-up for MovieBar to the website. If you are in Brighton next Monday I seriously recommend you come along - it may be the last time I'll be seen out in public for some time...
Scriptnotes, Ep 334: Worst Case Scenarios — Transcript - John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 334 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about ...
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