P-Push it real good
Lots going on these days!
I finished my rewrite of THE MIDDLE AGES. Got some really constructive notes from my first-round readers, implemented a bunch and sent it to my way-cool manager, who will read it this weekend. Some of my writer-friends think it’s ready to show, so hopefully my manager will agree. I know it’s the best writing I’ve ever done.
Production offices for PB/AS are established in New Orleans. Producer is already there and the crew list is filling up with a hundred or so people slated to make a movie I wrote.
They’ve pushed principal a week, to April 23rd – just needed a bit more time to get ready. The production coordinator told me this has been a very short prep, so she’s happy to have another week. She seems really cool and sweet and on top of things. I look forward to meeting her. Before she got on the phone, I chatted a while with an office PA, who asked good questions about my original script and bantered with the DP as he walked by and I could feel the camaraderie from here. I felt truly connected to the production for the first time.
‘Course, I’ve been somewhat connected to it, ‘cause I’m now getting emails with stripboards and day out of days – shooting schedule-related things I’ve never seen or heard of before but which excite and fascinate me. A few days ago, an email arrived with “blue” script pages, a “blue” stripboard” and “blue” day out of days. I guess, in order for them to really be blue, you have to print them on blue paper… (It occurs to me, I don’t remember anything I once knew about the order of colored script pages. Just that one of them is “Goldenrod.” Note to self: learn your colors.)
It’s rather nice to see my name listed as “Writer” on the ever-expanding crew list.
Oh, who am I kidding? It’s fucking awesome.