dylan k. petley screenwriter

THE DOOR CRACKS OPEN…

In his book, ‘SELLING A SCREENPLAY: THE SCREENWRITER’S GUIDE TO HOLLYWOOD, industry guru Syd Field warns,

“You’ve got to remember that everybody’s a buyer and seller in
Hollywood. It is the Town of Sell, built on a foundation of hype, fear, greed insecurity, and ego. You can’t afford to offend anybody.”

Let’s hope Hollywood’s half-brother, Vancouver, proves to be a tad less issue-laden.

Collingwood Management and their production partner want to move forward with ‘LUCIDITY’, which is fantastic news. Details remain vague, pending a tele-conference this Thursday. Hopefully, I’ll have the chance to pitch a few more projects at them while I have them on the line. They’ve already requested a hard-copy of ‘DYNAMO’, which I’m express-posting shortly, however, I’m unsure that they’ll bite on something which clearly doesn’t fit the parameters of ‘low-budget’.

I’m not worried, however. It seems fitting that each script is so different from the other as it enables me to keep each hand solidly in the American and Canadian cookie-jars respectively. On that note, I feel very positive about ‘DYNAMO ‘s’ chances in this year’s Nicholls Fellowship Competition. (I would have a contest progress-tracking link set up, but it appears, as of this writing, that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website is currently experiencing technical difficulties in this area. Keep you eyes open, though. It’s coming soon.)

In the meantime, please feel free to read the excerpt I’ve posted from one of my previous scripts, ‘TAPAS’. It’s a dialogue-heavy dark-comedy about a handful of dysfunctional strangers who, through a series of strange circumstances and hidden agendas, end up sharing a table one evening at a Spanish restaurant in Seattle.

Enjoy!

D.

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June 5, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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