Saturday, February 18, 2006

Going out with a script: chronicling the process

So, my latest screenplay news is this: the newest draft of my screenplay JONESING is going to be going out to select production companies and actors at the end of the month.

I have a manager working with me, and he helped get an agent on board (I'm not technically a client of this agent -- he's hip pocketing me at this point). The agent (who will remain nameless for now; if he ends up being "my agent" in the future, I'll be more forthcoming with details) really liked the script and had just a few minor notes, which have now been executed.

I'm a 'new writer' in Hollywood terms, and JONESING isn't really high concept, so it's not going to go out 'wide' to the industry. I believe the agent will be targeting specific companies who have done similar material (the script is a very dark comedy). And we worked up a list of actors who would be fantastic in the lead role (some of these were bigger stars, and some were lower-profile character actors who would be a dream to have in this role). The best person for the part? Well, that depends on who makes the film. If it's done as a moderately-budgeted 'big production company' project, a bigger star would be needed. If it's done as a lower-budget indie ($5 million or less), we could go with one of those 'perfect for the part' character actors.

I'll post updates as things happen. Right now, I am proofing the final draft and will send it to the agent in the next few days.


Blogger The Sujewa said...

Your Hollywood adventures are fun to read Chris. Looking forward to future episodes.


2/18/2006 12:45 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Always great to hear about progress -- *anybody's* progress. The new title is great, by the way, even better than the old one!

2/19/2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger David Lowery said...

Wonderful! Keep us updated...

2/19/2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Hansen said...

thanks for reading, and for commenting. keep coming back. i promise to blog regularly. i think this script going out will give me more to blog about!

2/20/2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger chutry said...

Yes, do keep us updated, Chris.


2/20/2006 10:21 AM  

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