The director has his hands on what is, technically, his script. I’m just the guy trying to put his words on paper.
He once again sent a list of what he’d like to accomplish, visual-wise. My problem is that everything he wants seems to be more “hey look! artsy stuff!,” rather than “let me show you a story”.
I tried to check out the 2-minute short he’s basing this 10-minute project on, but YouTube just didn’t want to cooperate. I’ll try it again later.
I also had the opportunity to watch a short he worked on in what I think is supposed to be a comedy. But I didn’t think it was that funny. And the ‘plot’ was a little muddled.
I certainly don’t want to come across as mean or snobbish, but it’s hard for me to look at some of these projects and not be critical, at least from a writer’s point of view.
I’m meeting with the director on Thursday to discuss the script. I really have no idea what to expect. Based on the draft he originally sent me, I worry he’s going to put a lot of ‘unfilmables’ in it. Stuff you just can’t show. I would think a director would know NOT to do that.
He says I’ll get a copy of the finished film, complete with my name in the credits. “Written By,” I assume. Based on his assumed timeline, that may be in December.
Even better, at our first meeting, he added that he was also a club DJ, so there’ll be a big party when the whole thing’s done, and I’d be invited. K laughed when I told her that. Can’t you picture it? The 40-year-old writer hanging out with the late 20’s film students? Just gimme my gin & tonic, kid. Grumble, grumble.
-After much confusion, the writing group is still meeting next week. The woman who organizes it thought it was tonight, but then realized it IS next week. Nevertheless, I sent everybody the first act of BABY LIKES JAZZ. I’m very intrigued to get their feedback on that.
-I think I’ve already mentioned this, but I’m doing the midday shift all this week. That’s usually a very productive time for me, writing-wise. But the traffic has been frustratingly busy the past few days, so my writing has been non-existent. Tomorrow, I will do my best to at least work on…something.
No movie tonight, but I did watch the latest episode of ENTOURAGE. I’m not sure how I feel about this season. The whole Vince-downward spiral seems like they’re trying to give him some kind of personality; don’t like it. Drama’s whole “I’m an ACTOR!” thing is getting annoying. Turtle’s tequila thing – ehh. Once again, E’s story is the most interesting. It also seems like Ari is being pushed into the foreground. The whole Ari-Lloyd thing, which was one of the best parts, has disappeared. Things need to change.