Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Miss Me?


I've been working, folks. Long hard hours at the keyboard finishing a polish on my short film, reworking the first act of my feature, writing long, detailed memos to the line producer on exactly how many donut-munchers I can afford working the set of my independent film, and talking my writer-director off the ledge every time we hear back from folks about the movie (or don't hear back from folks about the movie which is actually much harder to deal with, ain't it?). Casting director and I spoke about actors, met with a packaging agent twice, and now I'm starting to circle my financiers to find out who has money for me. Oh, yeah, the short film I'm producing has reared its head once again, so I'm meeting with that filmmaker and the woman who is helping production manage on Tuesday. I'm swimming in a dank pool of my own making. And it ain't pretty.

It's hard out here for Diva, let me tell you.

I am sleeping 5 hours a night for the next few months, so I'll carve out a 20 minute stretches to blog now that I have my arms around my work load.

Manager post coming up!

1st post: Difference between manager and agent and producer.

2nd post: Manager's role in your life

3rd post: strategic use of manager to score gigs and earn your rightful place in Hollywood.

Hopefully, I'll come up with some snappy titles for these otherwise, it may just be 1,2,3, cuz it's getting that deep up in here....

I've written 10 pages today and I'm on a little bit of a sleep-deprivation high, so I'm going to keep plugging away at this 2nd draft of my feature. I'm giving it to a friend to read this weekend. I want her to tell me if I'm just cracked out, or if it is almost as good as I think it is.

I saw the trailer for THE PRESTIGE. It looks ah-mazing. Anybody else see it? I know folks who worked on it, so I'd been hearing the title for months, and honestly was a little worried. It was on the front of PIRATES which I saw last weekend (more on that some other time) and I was absolutely sucked in -- Christian Bale is evil! I love it!!

3 comments:

wcdixon said...

okay - glad you're back and well and not melting on the floor of your pad as the dog feeds on your leg, etc. ...keep btc - bum to chair - and those pages piling up... anyway, to more important issues...it's not a hand. Okay, it is (my pops reaching over for an appreciative pat on his bday)...but is it intriguing or interesting or barely noticable - or just plain 'creepy' - if so I'll have to go digging for another photo, which would be some work. As one who works in the business of 'pictures', I tend to stay behind the lens - so be honest...

wcdixon said...

Like arena of 'Prestige', but not sure about the title...even though its explained in the trailer - too obtuse or something...

Sal said...

sounds like you're uber-busy - glad you're back. Christian Bale is ace!