dylan k. petley screenwriter

ECHOES FROM ATLANTIS AND THE ENGLISH ANGLE

https://i1.wp.com/img173.imageshack.us/img173/9433/full2009ch.jpg I received an email from an associate producer at Alliance Atlantis today.  Attached was a release form as she plans on pitching ‘DYNAMO’ at their next executive meeting, which is in a couple of weeks.  Needless to say, I’ll have that in the mail by the end of today.  (and that came as a response to yesterdays wave of emails)

I remember when I first started working this system.  It would take weeks, sometimes months to get a response from anyone anywhere on the ladder.  Now, it seems I’ve attained a certain level of ‘street-cred’, as it were.  I think it’s more or less, the accumlative effect of names-dropping, networking and sheers luck. (which I’ve never been short of!)  Of course, a killer script helps too.

(which reminds me, for any of you who haven’t had the chance to read either property, ‘LUCIDITY’ and ‘DYNAMO’ are both download-able from this site under ‘SCREENPLAYS BY DYLAN K. PETLEY’)

I received a second email back from yesterday’s barrage.  This one came from an individual at the BBC who re-directed my query to their literary-scouting vehicle, THE WRITERS ROOM, which is basically set up like any studio system this side of the Atlantic — layers and layers of readers protecting a handful of execs from drowning in the thousands of scripts they receive yearly.  However, fueled by the recent wonderful reception and nominal success of ‘DYNAMO’, I have a hard copy en route to the UK as we speak.  They’re looking for TV films and miniseries that include an overtly British element.  I figure a soccer film fits the bill quite nicely.  And it would be nice to have an excuse to visit the Old Country again.

So another day and two more ducks to add to the row.  Smells like imminent success…

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July 7, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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