Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Festivus Miracle #10: Andrew Moore Gets Called to the Show

Andrew has been writing for a while. He's really good at it. Seriously. It's pretty handy for me to have him around because I can throw out ideas or tell him something I want to try and he'll write it. His work is very natural-sounding -- he writes like people actually talk. This is a blessing for an actor because the lines aren't stiff and the language isn't unrealistically complex. It's always easier for an actor to take the words on the page and bring them to life when the words lend themselves to being said. (You'd be surprised at the number of scripts out there that don't lend themselves to being performed.)

Andrew got a call yesterday morning from a guy who does independent horror films. He had a writer who took a full-time job and is unavailable to write a script for a film that shoots in March. (For the record, Andrew has a job and activities and still managed to do NaNoWriMo.) Andrew had to email five pages of dialogue to the producer so he could see his writing style. If he gets it, it will pay. I don't know how much, but it will pay.

I'm not counting any chickens on this one. He may get the job, he may not. It's like me going on auditions. You never know exactly what they want. However, I will celebrate the fact that he got a break. He got the opportunity to show his wares to someone who can give his career a boost. That's incredible!

May the Festivus miracles continue!

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