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12/08/2006: Frakkin' ay!
Okay, everyone. Tonight's episode of Battlestar Galactica is, indeed, mine. I have not, myself, seen the final cut, so we'll all be watching it together. Hope you enjoy it!
In other news, I got to be part of a roundtable discussion at the Writers' Guild this morning about spec scripts, and I got some new insights into things I can tell all of you. I'll be sharing them over the next few posts, but here's a little one to get us started: original material. Make sure you have something in your portfolio, alongside the specs of existing shows, that is entirely in your own voice. It can be a screenplay, spec pilot or a play. (Some also say short stories will work for this, but I think something in script format is more likely to be useful, myself.) I heard an agent, a show runner and an executive all stress the importance of having something that demonstrates that you can create your own world, your own characters. So take off those shackles and run free through the fields of... um... making stuff up!
Lunch: boneless chicken wings from Johnny Rocket's. Could've been spicier.