Sunday, October 16, 2005

Weekends...

Went to see Capote, the movie about Truman Capote and came away really impressed with Phillip Hoffman yet again. He's a truly great actor and probably will get an Oscar nod for this. But I also wondered why the screenwriter didn't get more pub for such a well written script. Screenwriters in Hollywood, for all of the money one can make, are treated like insignificant help, rather than the brains behind the whole joint. Guess I'll have to sneak in a year of directing so I can use a slash for my films.

I'm applying for the Alfred Sloan Foundation script prize along with about fifty other screenwriters. You have to write a script that contains science or is about a scientist. I've got my subject ready, so I feel pretty good. Yesterday, we had to go to an all day symposium, but that's hard for those of us with kids. You want to spend a bit of time with them, so I did a half day. Hope that doesn't hurt me when they make a selection about who goes in the final group.

Now it is off to Aunt Kizzy's for Sunday brunch...

6 comments:

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Capote was reviewed so favorablly I decided it is the next movie on my list of movies to see. Judging by the reviewa an Oscar nomination is certain.

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Lawrence said...

Thanks Troy and you should definitely check out Capote. It was very well done.

Julie Goes To Hollywood said...

"Now it is off to Aunt Kizzy's for Sunday brunch..."

Though I adore Capote, I know nothing about science. For my money "Brunch At Aunt Kizzy's" is the screenplay I want to read.
Best wishes,
JGTH

Lawrence said...

It would consist of me grubbing on greens and dressing, while trying to convince my waiter that he should apply to the animation dept. True story.

Anonymous said...

Lawrence, I entered a script in the Sloan and won it when I was a UCLA screenwriter. Make sure you don't flake because it's 10 Gs. You think you're up against 50 others, but 40 of those will choose not to write about science in the end or start out science fictioney but have it turn into fantasy before they're done...

Lawrence said...

Thanks for the advice. If my script proposal makes the final fifteen, then I get a science professor to help. That's where I think I'm going to really shine because I have a latent interest in science, particularly for this script. I also have a friend who is in the particular field, so I'm going to have him explain things to me in plain language. Thanks for the help!