[B5JMS] ATTN: JMS: Rising Stars Movie writers? (Repost)

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From: PsicopJeffG at webtv.net (Jeffrey Gustafson)
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 15:45:46 -0400 (EDT)
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>From the Sci-Fi Wire...


Was it your decision?  Any Comments?  Etc?

     -The Jeff

Sheridan:"So how did you find out all of this?"
Bester:"I'm a telepath.  Work it out." <*>

From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: 06 Jun 2002 19:44:15 GMT
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>Was it your decision?  Any Comments?  Etc?

No, this is pretty  much par for the course for features, which is why I don't
generally work there.  Unless you're a writer/director, every script for every
movie these days goes through diverse hands...writer a does the first draft,
they give it to writer b for additional material, it goes to writers c and d
for touch-ups, the director comes on, he has writer e do a few more tweaks...it
happens to all movie screenplays these days, even to William Goldman.  I did
mine, now it's in the hopper.  In features you have to learn to walk away from
it after you turn in your draft.


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