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Busy week again

May 9, 2008

Been fixing Descendants. The script was “about 80% there” (the producers’ words, and I agree), so the last couple weeks have been about that last 20%. Like anything else, the bulk of the work is the “easy” part; it’s the last 10-20% that separates “alright” and “outstanding”, and which takes the most work.

Additionally, in partnering with Wade/OIP, we inherited their future slate of projects, and vice-versa, as productions on our own slate. That was part of the deal — and part of the appeal. But although I have about a dozen feature film ideas to develop post-Descendants, they have a half-dozen feature scripts already written. Besides lighting a fire under my ass to step up and get on the ball, it’s also meant scripts to be read and thoughts to be shared on them. All of which conspires to take up all my writing energy for the week.

I had a mix-up in my schedule where I thought I would be out of town on a shoot next weekend — but it turns out that the shoot is actually this weekend. So I’ve been scrambling a bit to sort that out.

On top of that, Ryan and I had a last-minute call to cameo in a music video by a prominent band. I hate being all vague and industry-talk about it, and I haven’t signed an NDA, but it’s a cool opportunity and I don’t want to piss them off by blogging about it if they didn’t want the news to get out. The shoot is tomorrow morning (call time 6:30 AM) and I’ve had to do some more rescheduling to fit that and the other, pre-existing shoot together. I’ll post more specifics when I’m sure that I can.

So this is another brief “here’s my excuse for not posting” post. Like I said, I’m out of town this weekend, but I’ll try to write at least one in-depth theoretical post if I have some downtime.

5 Comments
  1. Shadee permalink

    Good luck at the shoot!
    Sounds exciting 🙂

    -Random net person

  2. Brett permalink

    /aol

  3. Vapes permalink

    I didn’t know you had such a structured deal working for you. That’s incredibly exciting, I’m looking forward to the results.

  4. Daniel Broadway permalink

    Damn, Mike. You are busy. Be sure to pace yourself, however. It’s easy to get overzealous and burn yourself out on accident.

    Sounds like exciting times. Good for you. 🙂

  5. DJ Smack Mackey permalink

    just saw the weezer video. Very cool!

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