Thursday, May 08, 2008

No pressure?

My manager wants to know when am I turing in my re-worked script outline. Uhm soon?

I had a great follow-up meeting with the production company. They want me to come back and pitch my story idea and write up a treatment. Of course I will be pitching in English.

As an exec. I have heard hundreds of pitches. Being on the other side? This is my first time. One of my favorite screenwriters sent me an email with some good tips. Be enthusiastic and don't get bogged down in the details, hit the major beats of the story.

Obviously if the pitch doesn't go well, it's boring, it's too long, you forget what to say or you only sit there and read the treatment, you kill the project. No pressure!

I split the day working on the pitch/treatment before lunch and my other project, the script after. I have a lot of writing to do. Hopefully some day (very soon) I can actually make a living from the work that I do. That would be great.

The dollar still sucks. sigh.


erin said...

in bocca al lupo!!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What does "In the mouth of the wolf" mean?

GREAT luck on your pitch! Just think of it as an approach to investors? It's good you have the pressure, since it means folks want you! Yay!

Giulia said...

What does "In the mouth of the wolf" mean?

It means "Good Luck!" Kinda like the American's version of saying, "Break a leg!" ;)

Good luck on your pitch NYC! :)

glamah16 said...


Los Angelista said...

You've only had it back for a couple of days! Sheesh! Well, you'll do fine on the rewrites but that is a lot of pressure. Just think though, no LA traffic to add to that pressure!

J.Doe said...

Good luck. or to be culo alla balena!

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

Wishing you the best of luck!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Grazie tutti!

( I have to look up the word balena.) ha