Having finished a rough first draft of our four hour, sixteen act near-future miniseries, I’ve moved on to reading and reviewing Paul’s work on Part I (a robust 108 pages. I have to admit, he’s done a might fine job on the rewrite, pulling everything together into a nice, tight, suspense-filled seat-of-your-pants narrative. I have all of four notes concerning 1. His use of the term “raw deal” in relation to one character’s backstory, 2) Use of the term “flying” in a subsequent scene, 3) Some necessary elaboration on the accessing of information available online, and 4) I’m not so sure about Pokemon. Aside from that, it’s great. I’ll set it aside for a couple of days, and then go over it one more time with an eye to punching up the dialogue. Tonight, we take a break to have dinner with the director who has flown in to Vancouver to begin prep on the miniseries which shoots sometime in July.
Once our work is done on the miniseries (in a couple of weeks), I guess I’ll be shifting gears to that rewrite of my horror script. I’ve been asked to compress some of the build-up in the first 65 pages and get to the All-Hell-Breaks-Loose twist a little sooner. A little more stalk and suspense in the late second act and through the third act is what a couple of readers have requested.
There’s also a comedy pilot I’ve been meaning to finish up work on, but I’m not sure where that will fill in my up-in-the-air schedule. I was hoping to go away in June (Hawaii!), and then visit Montreal and San Diego (Comic Con) in July, but my dog-sitter’s availability may deep-six those plans. I may be able to squeeze in a Vegas getaway at the end of July, but another trip to Europe to attend the wedding of some dear friends (Berlin, Paris, and Madrid) may also have to be scuttled. On the bright side, Vancouver IS beautiful in the summer.
With a break in my schedule, I finally got around to asking my vet to write me a letter of reference for the Seattle Pug Rescue. I’m considering adopting an elderly pug (or two) and they, evidently, want to make certain I’ll be able to provide the pooches with a good home. Anyway, my vet wrote a terrific letter that ended with: “His care is so fantastic that I hope to be reincarnated as one of his pets!”. Stellar.
I’ve got to get around to selling my car. Ivon suggests craigslist and I suppose that’s the way I’ll end up going but, to be honest, it just seems like such a pain in the ass. How many kooks (or worse) am I going to have to wade through before making the sale?
As we head into the summer season, various farmer’s markets start popping up around the city offering the sort of fresh fruit and vegetables you’ll be hard-pressed to find at your local supermarket. The other day, we picked up some fresh corn and Akemi made a wonderful soup.
Dense, sweet, and delicious. It made me nostalgic for the fantastic corn soup Chef Belcham used to make at Fuel/Refuel.
For some reason, the usually spry Bubba has slowed down in the last couple of weeks. Jelly, meanwhile, keeps chugging along –
Cookie Monster asked me to remind everyone that the Supermovie of the Week Club reconvenes this Monday. Up for discussion and review: The Shadow (1994). The trailer looks promising: