Up & Coming

(Pant! Pant!)

Quickie update:

I’ve now spent many hours on the phone with the producer who optioned PB, going over the story and how to best execute the premise. We agreed it will need a fairly extensive rewrite to make it as funny as it has the potential to be and for maximum appeal to the 18-25 male demographic (I’ve been channeling my inner Cro-Magnon teenage boy – he’s fun) and the title has been changed to UP & COMING, to better reflect the new story (if you guessed “Not Rated G,” you win the Smarty-Pants Award).

I jammed and got the new first act written last week. Everybody’s pretty happy with it, with some minor notes to be incorporated later.

Good news came over the weekend: Producer met with some investors and our budget has nearly doubled. Muy bueno since a percentage of said budget pays out to yours truly if this thing really happens.

So, now I’m jumping through my ass to get a lock-ready draft finished by May 1st. The current plan is to be in pre-production in 90 days and begin shooting in September.

(Yes, that was a fun sentence to type.)

I’m a “believe it when I see it” person, but now I’m in the unique position of being the only definite in the equation: this movie will definitely NOT happen if I don’t get this script written. It might not happen if I do, but it definitely won’t happen if I don’t.

Interesting square on the board on which to find myself…

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About Julie Jaret

Julie Jaret is an American screenwriter with one feature film produced and some others on deck. Her alter-ego needed an outlet, so here we are. Julie lives in the southeast U.S. with her sexy and supportive husband, two funny and beautiful kids, and one big doofus of a dog. She enjoys living vicariously through her fictional characters, often to the point of distraction... (Luckily, her hubby and kids know not to expect dinner at a certain time. Or at all.)

Posted on April 10, 2006, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. March or die, soldier. March or die.Sounds like you’re riding a whirlwind over there. Hold on tight and get what rest you can.I’ll see you on the other side… somewhere, sometime, somehow....B

  2. Very cool, Julie. I’m pulling for you to crank it out.

  3. Just remember, you don’t score, until you score.This is exciting stuff, babe. Let me know if you need anything. Coffee, long distance cheering. Go get ’em.ted

  4. Perhaps a nice, young virile, canadian steed for an assistant?Let me know JamesPS…congrats

  5. You have made it as far as I am concerned even if PB doesn’t get funded…..You have been optioned, that puts you in the top 1% of writers right there….And you have a manager…..thats making it in my book. I’ll stay tuned for further developments. Cecil

  6. I’m not sure if I ever FULLY excised the teenaged boy in me, if you need some good sex jokes, or whatnot! 😉

  7. Like the new title. Whew. Is it just me or is it really hot in here?

  8. Love the concept for your show. Sounds like it will stimulate the old libido. Hope we get to see it on the airwaves (Do people still use that term or is it “digital pipeline” now?)

  9. You are no longer William Hung, you are proving yourself. 🙂cheersDave

  10. Hey Julie!The word on the street is you’ve got some things going on. I’m thrilled to hear it and just wanted to say congratulations. I loved that Pool Boy project from the beginning. I’ll be sending out postive development vibes.All the best!Mike

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