Find out what happens when Doug Richardson's writing assignment brings him on a flight to Paris... to meet a con artist.
This is not a drill. Every single time the screenwriter takes that meet and greet general meeting, it’s a JOB INTERVIEW.
One of the pro-writers' "clubs" is the Open Writing Assignment or OWA. Christopher Schiller explains the do's and don'ts, and the consequences involved at each step.
The assignment started like this. A meeting at the studio with a vice president of development. I was pitched a character scenario. After a week of noodling, I met with the VP’s boss, Mr. Reserved, the studio’s president of production. As we traded ideas, he confided in me that the movie...