Friday, November 05, 2010


I haven't written in a few months.  I thought I'd give a quick update on what's happening.  I wrote two screenplays over the summer.  The first is an animated feature comparable to Kung Fu Panda (at least I hope) about Santa's security team called The North Pole Secret Service.  I entered it in a contest put on by The Scriptwriter's Network in Hollywood and it was one of five that made it to the second round.  My excitement was short lived since it didn't move on.  I had my old roommate Hubbel read it and he gave me some good feedback ("coverage" or "notes" in film lingo).  My ward mission leader who graduated from UCLA's Master's screenwriting program is going to help me with the rewrite.

The second is a teen romance with a X-Men/mutant twist.  The one I am writing now, my 5th screenplay, is a modern-day retelling of Smeagol, Gollum and the ring with a little bit of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Picture of Dorian Gray.  I am currently on page 42. 

Once I'm finished with a few of these suckers I will start pounding the pavement.  According to the pros I need to have three totally completed and 7 more ready to pitch.  Fun stuff!