Friday, 23 November 2007
Goldman Awards 2
A long-standing writer with a CV as long as yer arm, guv, found himself on a 'returning series'. He'd done them before, loads of them, and was therefore very welcome on a show that could be doing better. His stories were great, the treatment as professional as you'd expect but the first draft met with a cool response. He took notes and made changes. They still weren't happy. He tried again. Nope. Finally he said what do you want? They proudly showed him the shooting script of another episode they were all very happy with and said this is what they were looking for. He read it, said, "I'm sorry, I just can't write that badly." And walked.