Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A refreshing change

Had lunch today with a producer and heard music to my ears. Not work unfortunately, not yet anyway, but her plans blew me away. I've known her for a few years and she is sharp as a tack and very writer supportive. In fact she's marrying one soon.

So she and hubby to be have set up a prodco with a view to - and here's the kicker - giving writers the benefits of having their own prodco but without the headaches of running one! Holy fucking Jesus. That's right. A say in casting, director, editing, and - a large chunk of the back end. She's also bringing a tough motherfucker agent on board to negotiate it into any deals.

She reckons the pyramid is inverted in the current system. Creatives should be at the top and production underneath supporting them. I have appealed for her Sainthood.

Will it work? Who knows? But I admire her bollocks. So much so I'm waiving any option fee. That kind of attitude needs all the support it can get.

3 comments:

Chris (ukscriptwriter) said...

I was going to say "refershing change" but I think that is an understatement.

English Dave said...

The major problem is that there are about 5 people who control everything you see on TV.

Sal said...

Sounds like heaven, business-wise. I hope she succeeds (and I hope I get to work with her one day!)