Saturday, 12 January 2008

Metlab Update, Part 4

Got my METLAB feedback back from Lucy Vee this week – to summarise I got one ‘Argh!’, one ‘YAWN!’, one ‘I may die if I read one more script with these in’, a line about nipple tassels and a recommendation to watch Pitch Black until my eyes bleed (thank you Amazon: Pitch Black for 80p!). All in all, I thought my script emerged a little bruised but still cocky enough to think it might just have something. Lucy’s notes are always fun to read anyway (especially when she’s putting the boot in).

Bearing in mind the average Hollywood screenplay typically goes to eleven or twelve drafts even before production, there’s still a good deal of work to do here (currently at third draft stage) – but hey, I happen to like re-writing, which is just as well really.

2 comments:

Lucy said...

I don't "put the boot in", I very carefully unwrap your plot and characters etc and soothingly show you how you SHOULD be doing it (oo-er).

Nah you're right. SCRIPT AXE! EXTREME DECAPTITATION! THERE WILL BE BLOOD!

Chip Smith said...

Lucy's comment is a rather blatant plug for her new movie: SCRIPT CONSULTANT - THE SLASHER YEARS.

Nothing wrong with a swift kick in the shins every now and again, just so long as you don't go any higher ;-)