The movie industry is a monster.
It will eat you up, spit you out, and never look back. So, to get what you want, you have to fight for it. The best example I can give you at the moment is this story:
This little girl has a once in a chance opportunity and do you think she's relying on anyone else to get her to Tinsel Town? No! She has totally taken life by the horns and is captain of her own destiny. (I can say this with my pride in my font because this little girl happens to be my daughter!)
Our family has obstacles, whose doesn't? But for my daughter, Keagan, the word NO is not an option. She believes. She fights. She wills. She overcomes.
We all need that tenacity in life, no matter if you're a screenwriter, a gaffer, a pediatrician or an electrician!
Do you have a story? Write it! Take criticism constructively! Make notes, changes and whatever it takes to get your work read! And then... like my little girl....
DON'T GIVE UP!!!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Ahhhh… My first post of the new year.
What will 2011 bring?
More writing, more ideas.
I read over the weekend that this summer will be known as the SUMMER OF SEQUELS. Movies that will fill slots on movie marquees for 2011:
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Harry Potter (I’ve lost count on these)
The Hangover 2
Mission Impossible 4
Final Destination 5
Spy Kids 4
Kung Fu Panda 2
Fast Five (the latest segment in the Fast and the Furious franchise)
Some of these may be good, and some may be a colossal failure, but one thing jumps out at me just from looking at this list.
Hollywood needs originality. A new story. A new idea. Next summer we’ll have another Superman, Spiderman and Batman movie.
There are plenty of great writers out there, you included!
Let’s all sit down, write a kickin’ story and show Hollywood how to make money off of a story that’s fresh, new, and innovative instead of beating dead horses until they’re well, more dead. Did you know they are making another installment in the SHREK series? Yep! Now it’s just about Puss ‘N’ Boots.
THE MATRIX took Hollywood by storm. New, thought provoking and it broke boundaries. I adore this movie. Even though the trilogy is over and done with, I still watch and am amazed at it. What inventive minds to create such a story!!
I’m sick and tired of paying $10 to see a sequel that 1.) Either never should have been made or 2.) Should have been a made for TV movie. Granted, these sequels have better budgets than made for TV movies!
Where are the writers? Where are the great ideas? YOU have them! I have them!
So, let’s sit down and write it out… let’s make time to get those rewrites done and share our scripts! We have great ideas!
Anything is better than a life dominated by sequels, isn’t it?
In conclusion, my first blog of the year is a call to arms. For all great writers to create that script of their dreams. For in the months ahead to bombard Hollywood with new ideas and not take no for an answer.
So, write, write, write! It's in your hands!