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June 26, 2008

Really encouraging - Well Adjusted Boy related

I was recently asked to submit A Well Adjusted Boy to a producer in town who had read the logline and thought it looked intriguing. I sent it yesterday... she wrote me back today.

hey jason,

just wanted to let you know that i read well adjusted last night,,,and cried the last 10 pages or so... and before those pages, i was thoroughly intrigued and fascinated. the characters were brilliant.

loved the script. absolutely loved it. asked [her boss] to read it this weekend... hope you don't mind. also asked my fiance to read it, as i know it will affect him as it did me. i hope you don't mind. i
believe [her boss] will respond to it, given his own personal experiences, and i believe my fiance will respond for the same reason. i guess we all have our own issues... [her boss] said he would read it over the weekend, so hopefully he will do so. i am anxious to hear his response.

i hope you don't mind, but when i told him who wrote it, he told me that he remembered you and that your father was a minister... which made me realize why your material explores religion (at least the two
scripts you have submitted to me). i just started reading the other script at work, but need to finish it. again, good stuff...

what are your plans for these projects? i just want to know before i attempt to push one or both of them...

thanks again for sending them to me. well adjusted boy really spoke to me on so many levels... that is why i wanted other people to read them, because i want to make sure i am not projecting my own issues on to a project...

will be in touch soon!

Not bad news at all. In all honesty, this is the very reason I write. To create a story that touches someone this much... it's exhilarating and makes me feel like a success already. All script sales and mansions in Malibu aside, this is why I do this.

Posted by jason on June 26, 2008 01:52 AM


I don't doubt your motivation, but the mansions in malibu don't hurt...

What fabulous validation and encouragement.

Posted by: Anonymous on June 26, 2008 04:25 AM

I don't doubt your motivation, but the mansions in malibu don't hurt...

What fabulous validation and encouragement.

Posted by: Anonymous on June 26, 2008 04:25 AM

Wonderful news! Her enthusiasm is very exciting!

Posted by: Mom on June 26, 2008 07:22 AM

If I remember correctly, this would be considered by most people very good news indeed...

Posted by: jessica on June 26, 2008 08:18 AM

jason unbelievable!! I am so excited for you! Great job!

Posted by: hristian on June 26, 2008 09:52 AM


Posted by: bsweber on June 26, 2008 11:35 AM

That's awesome! So exciting. Congrats :)

Posted by: kate on June 26, 2008 12:29 PM

Awesome news jase!! This script really is amazing!!

Posted by: Jenna on June 26, 2008 02:38 PM

WELL DONE, Jason!! How very encouraging this must be for you!!

Posted by: KathieK on June 26, 2008 10:07 PM

If you aren't doing this for the houses in Malibu, I'm outta here.

Posted by: Darby on June 26, 2008 10:42 PM

Very cool Jase. This is indeed exciting news!!!

Of course you can't say who the boss is or what company he represents, but can you give us any idea what kind of studio it is? Do they do indie films, big blockbusters, etc...?

Also, is this boss who is reading it "the guy" who would have the power to greenlight something, or does he have another boss, and another boss etc...?

Posted by: Collin on June 27, 2008 11:19 AM

Or does he make those incredible straight-to-dvd films?

THAT would be awesome!

Posted by: jessica on June 27, 2008 01:13 PM

Her boss owns a production company with 7 films currently in production (real theatrical films, JESSICA!). He would have the power to buy the script. (Which would of course be a great start, and is the first step in a movie getting made.)

But then they would have to try to package actors and directors and sell the project as a whole to a studio. So they don't really have the power to greenlight the film, but then again there are only about 4 people in town who do!

Posted by: jason on June 27, 2008 01:46 PM

dibbs on lead actor.

Posted by: ian on June 28, 2008 12:41 PM

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