Thursday, September 17, 2009

That's not a storyline

Of course, this is someone clearly missing what a 'storyline' actually is. And creating a problem where there was none. You knew that, right? You got that.

The actual script wasn't about Christmas but was about an annual event so it seemed like an obvious comparison. How can writers possibly get away with writing more than one Christmas episode? In fact, how do they get away with even one? Stories about Christmas have been done before. How derivative. Broadcasters expect new storylines. Not repeats.

And I didn't really finish the end of the notes in that pic. They usually go something like this -

Please don't proceed with the changes without consulting me. I'll be on holiday until July 2012 but you can reach me in the office any time after that for a chat.

Oh to have the holidays of one of these people. It would be just lovely.


Red Pill Junkie said...

Creative people have iPhones.

Stupid execs have Blackberries ;-)

What's stupid is that some parents think a 12-year-old *needs* a Blackberry. Ugh.

susan said...

Bitter, please don't tell us the script was about a remake for 'Groundhog's Day', with Will Ferrell playing the Bill Murray part. (Or Will Arnett would be good in that part too).

Happy weekend everyone.

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir,

I'm sorry to bother you with such things but I want to show someone outside my circle this wonderful thing I found. I'm only familiar with a few clips (Oh, also I've read the book many times) but an animator named Ladd Ehlinger made a movie based on Edwin Abbott's Flatland. What I've seen so far is just wonderful, the work of a person who obviously really understood the philosophically layered, yet accessible and fun, book.