I loved the screenplay, so I fired the writer
May 5, 2005 4:51 AM   Subscribe

From Pitch to Premiere LA-based radio show The Business decided to track a film project from its earliest stages. Host Claude Brodesser began with an interview with the producer, the original screenwriter, and her agent, just after they had sold the project as a pitch.(RealAudio stream; interview starts at 11:08) Then he followed up with them as they were beginning their hunt for a director (RealAudio stream; interview starts at 2:51). And when they found a director, the director did an interview as well (RealAudio stream; interview starts at 9:20). It's an interesting look into how movies actually get made. (Via John August, who is the current writer on the project.)
posted by yankeefog (2 comments total)
So...what happens when this project goes into Development Hell?
posted by RakDaddy at 11:21 AM on May 5, 2005

For more on the filmmaking process and the raping of screenwriters, including why you shouldn't blame the writers for Godzilla, try the Wordplay articles Hard Bargain and Story Molecule.
posted by NickDouglas at 11:54 AM on May 5, 2005

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