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From Option to Premiere: A Writer’s Journey #2

September 2, 2012 To paraphrase an old military adage: movie-making is a lot like war—long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of life and death. And so … I (we) wait. Let us recap the process so far, the process every writer can expect after optioning a script: #1: Flurry of...

From Option to Premiere: A Writer’s Journey #1

In May 2012, I optioned a screenplay to a production company in the United Kingdom.  Sadly, I’ve been in the screenwriting game long enough to know that optioning a screenplay is a lot like promising someone, “the check’s in the mail.”  Options tend to be black holes out of which nothing...