You know, it shouldn't just be about women as heroic figures overcoming things, it just needs to be about women in general getting the opportunity to play a multitude of roles, telling a multitude of stories - just to express human experience from a woman's perspective. I hope, someday, we can get to that point. - Diablo Cody, Writer of JUNO.
This week we had our film market, where producers, directors, writers, agents and acquisitions people came in to meet with us and hear our pitches. We had the opportunity to pitch twice. Producer Ernest Riera, Director Oliver Parker and Acquisitions Exec at NBC Richard Thompson were very generous listeners and gave us some excellent advice. They talked about the possibility of considering alternative locations for the film, and we discussed how the balance between comedy and thriller elements would work.
In the second group we pitched to Producer Lauren Dark and Writers John Mc Nally and Eitan Arrusi. Eitan made some interesting points about the lack of population in the majority of the script, and suggested ageing up the daughter to make her more of a complex character. Lauren is looking for female lead projects and expressed an interest in reading the script in September... Win.
We also had feedback on our film and TV projects. This will take us into the final draft of the feature treatment which is due next week. Hello 3am.
STORYTELLING FOR THE SCREEN
A blog about The Screen Arts Institute's 'Storytelling for the Screen' course, taught by Stephen May and supported by the BFI.