Saturday, March 11, 2006


Sorry I'm going to be pretty vague about the following, it's just that it's too early to go throwing names/companies around......

The Development guy at the company that requested my script called the Friday night to chat. He let me know that he was still blown away by my script and that his partners would read it soon.

They are deep into pre-production on a pretty big movie that will start shooting in April, so they haven't gotten any reading done. That's okay by me, any sort of contact/connections with these guys would be amazing. They've got a lot going on, and have some great projects already lined up. So if it takes them longer to get to mine, that's ok.

But he's still pushing the script, and we had a great discussion about the script (Cricket Hill) as well as other topics. We chatted for about a half hour. Great guy, really knows his shit. Plus the movie they are producing sounds great and has one of my favorite actors in it. So, I'd rather that they take their time and read it when they can, my fingers are crossed that they'll like it as much as he did.

I just watched a film they made last year (was at Sundance 2005). Good movie, pretty edgy.

I had a hit on one of my scripts the other day, I've had a few requests from their lately, but this one was pretty lame:

I represent (their name). I read your screenplay synopsis and thought your story looked very interesting. Our company is accepting submissions at (their lame website).We would like to invite you to submit your screenplay. Winners will receive a cash prize and be published in a book called "(Name of their lame ass book)." Our book is a new market for screenwriters to showcase their screenplays to the American public in short story format. Our first book is available at Amazon.Com. Come to our Web site and check us out. Hope to hear from you soon.

These guys can suck both of my balls. I mean, c'mon, they're using Inktip to get their lame ass contest/short story book. It's like spam, really. Bunch of douchebags.

I was working on my drama, You Will Miss Me When I'm Gone but it was too damn depressing so I had to take a break from it and work on 2 of my comedies (Zucker & The Nine Lives Of Dalt Stickle.

Waiting to hear back from the company that requested Shuttlecock, they've had it for about a week so I'll give them another week before I bug them. In a few weeks I'll start to hear about the contests/competitions that I've got some scripts out to.

Not much else is going on. Music-wise, I tried to listen to Arctic Monkeys but they just didn't do it for me. I do like the new Franz Ferdinand and a new band called She Wants Revenge.

Saw Proof on DVD. ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Still awesome - Better Off Dead.
"He's skiing on one ski!!!!"


Robert Hogan said...

Nice developments. All the best with the Cricket Hill, I hope good things happen for you with this company.


Lucy said...

Decided to take a leaf out of your book and post up my own progress spec-script-wise. Have been particularly interested about I've been considering joining for a while, though I can't decide. Would you reccommend subscribing?

Best of luck with Cricket Hill! What's it about? Or is all hush-hush at the mo?

Alicia said...

"Two dollars!"

Patrick - that is wonderful news about your screenplay. One thing is for damn certain, you have the most AWESOME titles. Bon chance!

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Try out inktip. It's a good way to get your stuff out there, plus it keeps track of the companies that check out your log lines/synops/resumes.

Since my agent has done very little (I'm still experimenting with the new manager so we'll see how he pans out) it's a great way to get scripts into people's hands.

I haven't sold anything through inktip yet, but I've sent out a bunch (at least 10) over the last few months which is 10 more than I would have gotten out to people.

Lucy said...

Ten! I'm sold!

I used to work for my agent once upon a time, so thought I might get at least SOME preferential treatment on the basis of the "who you know" idea...hah!

Should have known he would stick to eating danishes and drinking coffee. Still at least I don't have to fetch him them anymore.