On the name...

The reason why I chose "Adventures in Screenwriting" for this blog is simple: I think my dad rented Adventures in Babysitting about 27 times from the local video store when I was kid. He still gets a kick out of the Babysittin' Blues scene. Needless to say, this was the movie I was raised on.

Back to the past:


Today is Thanksgiving. My stomach is full of tryptophan, cheap wine and pumpkin pie.

I talked with Collingwood last Friday on my drive down to Chicago. He mentioned a couple of directors he had in mind. A Brit and a Canadian. I can’t remember their names, but he’s picturing an art house flick. As far as lead actors to play Kenny, a couple of Canadians were mentioned and so was Chad Michael Murray. Yowza. It’s hard for me to picture anyone playing Kenny now. I think I would like it to be an unknown actor surrounded by strong supporting actors. I would love Brian Cox to play Walter, but I’m not sure how realistic that would be. At any rate, Collingwood said the film could be made for anywhere between two million and eight million depending on the actors and the financial backers. I said I’d appreciate it if my purchase fee could slide with the budget—the higher the budget, the higher the purchase price. He finally e-mailed me back today saying that he’d have to stick with the initial option offer. I’m going to send him an e-mail tomorrow asking for some extras—dvd commentary, fair wages on any scene rewrites beyond the one rewrite in the option offer, maybe some Snapple and Krispy Kremes. Hey, throw everything against the wall and see what sticks right?

I go to Cincinnati on Sunday for three weeks for work. I hear they have good chili.


Anonymous said...

Snapple and Krispy Kremes... love it

Anonymous said...

What the heck? Three weeks? YOWZA.
Still I think this is very exciting, and I hope you become a member of the Writer's Guild. Nobody deserves it more.

PS: The scene I remember in adventures in babysitting was that oversized rodent and the lady who thought it was a cat.