A shout out to a really nice writer slash SAG member known to some of us as Formosus and some as
The Angry Anthropologist . This lucky S.O.B got to fondle Eva Longoria last night on Desperate Housewives. He was the cop who held her back when they took the baby away at the end of the episode. How many takes did you make them do, Steve? Good luck on your burgeoning acting career.
Can I be Frank for a sec... Scott Frank that is, because after reading this way cool
interview with him I realize my writing methods are similar, which to me is cool. I took a year to nail down my recent opus and a lot of people told me I spent too much time on it, that I should have done three scripts in that period of time. But, the people that told me this should look at themselves in the mirror and realize that maybe the reason they aren't selling or winning anything is because maybe, just maybe they rushed theirs out way too soon.
I especially love this part, here is a professional that takes his time so I don't feel so bad now.
TOM Then, since writing is rewriting, let's talk about your writing process. How many drafts does it take to get to a first draft? SCOTT Dozens. TOM All rewrites? SCOTT All rewrites. TOM Over how much time? SCOTT I don't know, it's usually, off and on, working on something for about a year before I have a first draft. TOM How about "official" drafts, five or fifteen? SCOTT Closer to fifteen. TOM How do you know you're finished? Scott smiles. SCOTT I'm never finished. TOM (interrupting) Let's start at the beginning...you open up page one, FADE IN:, you write the first day, what's your process after that? SCOTT I rewrite as I go. I always rewrite what I did yesterday to get me into my work today. I'll start at the beginning sometimes and I'll go through the script up to where I'm at right now and then I work for a while and add another brick. Then, I'll go back and work on all the other bricks, then I add another brick. Fade Out