Today, Paul and I sat down with fellow Dark Matter Executive Producer (and President of Prodigy Pictures) Jay Firestone for a marathon notes session. Well, it was only three scripts, so not so much a marathon as it was, say, a 5k sustained jog through episodes #101 through #103. And, I’m pleased to report, a good time was had by all. Oh, sure, there were a few disagreements. A couple of impassioned arguments. And, at one point, (apparently) I almost jumped out of my seat. But, in the end, it was a productive meeting and I have no doubt that all three scripts will be the better for it. Jay flagged some murky moments in need of clarification, had some great suggestions related to character motivations, relationships, and arcs, and even offered up some pretty good dialogue tweaks. No absurd requests or annoyingly illogical proposals or demands for reams of exposition to ensure that even a trained chimp can follow the story.
If all of our future notes sessions go this smoothly, I may actually look forward to attending them – instead of hiding under my desk and hoping people will simply lose interest and move on to more pressing matters.
Tomorrow = round #2 (eposes #104 to #106)!