Tomorrow, I start work on that feature script I really should have written a year ago. What stopped me? Well, for one, the fact that the life of a feature writer never held much appeal to me. Given the choice, I’d rather be working in television, producing my own episodes or running my own shows rather than working in film, being tolerated as an occasional on-set visitor. I remember the story a successful television writer once told me about his experience in film. After scripting his second produced feature, he was finally invited to set where he was introduced to the female lead. “When she found out I was the writer,”he said, “she looked at me like I was something she’d found on the bottom of her shoe,” So thanks but no thanks. But this particular script will be different because the concept and budget should make it fairly easy to convince most any studio to give me and my producing partners (Ivon and Paul) a fairly long leash in producing the movie ourselves. I’ll start tomorrow and hopefully have most of the first draft done before I head to Tokyo at month’s end.
Why, yes, I’m Tokyo-bound – a month late but going nevertheless. Akemi will be heading over to visit with her mother and I’ll be tagging along to check out the state of the Japanese sushi and macaron industry. Let me know if you want me to bring anything back for you. Maybe a life-size Gundam statue or plastic facsimile of a katsu cutlet or one of those 500 lb tunas from Tsukiji Market? Let me know!
Today was Playoff Football Day. We gathered for eats, sweets, and to track our respective players in the NFL Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge. While nowhere near as exciting or meaningful as the RIP Fantasy Football League Championship won by my Snow Monkeys…
Tomorrow, I turn this blog over to guest reviewer Cookie Monster who will be weighing in with his thoughts on the first movie in our Superfilm of the Week Club: Superman and the Mole-Men. Did you all watch? I hope so. I’m expecting a lot of insightful comments!