1. Maintain wonder & love for the world & most/some of the people.
2. Recognize the barriers & be empowered by my desire for change.
3. Find an inspiring idea & the correct collaborator for it.
4. Maintain love & respect for the film industry.
5. Develop script.
6. Fall in love with project.
7. Get non-financier, non-buyer industry types to give feedback on script.
8. Maintain wonder & love for the process.
9. Further develop script.
10. Maintain respect for collaborator(s).
At an awards ceremony at George Mason University last Friday, Stephen King regaled audiences with a chapter from Doctor Sleep, his upcoming novel about a grown-up Danny Torrance from The Shining… <read the full story here>
I’m excited about this book. I was never a big fan of Stephen King until a couple years ago when I read the Shining. I was blown away about the economy of words, and the blatant description. I plowed through the book in no time. So I read a couple more of his books, and was thoroughly addicted. It felt really cheezy, like I was selling out all my love for Dostoyevski and Hemmingway… Then I read Steven King’s “On Writing”. (if you haven’t read it, and are a writer of any kind, go out and buy it now!) Man, that was it… this guy is a genius up there with the all time greats. His ideas are amazing, and his craft is impeccable. I recon he doesn’t get the deserved respect because of the genre he writes in, but hey, what great things he’s done for the genre both in books and in movies! redrum…
In 2003 AMC aired, as part of a series of docs about movie production, an hourlong episode entitled “Malkovich’s Mail.” Screenwriters all across the country were submitting unsolicited material to Mr. Mudd, a production company John Malkovich was associated with, and the doc is a look behind the curtain at what happens to the vast majority of these submissions… <read the full post and see the other 4 parts here> @ <http://nofilmschool.com/>
Everyone has ideas, everyone has stories and everyone has dreams… Now that’s “Vision of the People”!