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October 08, 2008

Meetings, meetings!

Today I had two very interesting meetings. The first was in Westwood with a genuine Navy Seal named Geoff. How do I know him, you wonder? He's a good friend of my mentor here at UCLA, a screenwriter named Paul Castro, who was also in the Navy. They are both fantastic people.

Geoff just got back from the set of Transformers 2, and he showed me a ton of pictures from the shoot. It looked amazing. (I'm one of the few film students who will admit that he loved the first Transformers movie... but then again I enjoyed Beverly Hills Chihuahua!) He was in the first film too, he played a secret service agent who was killed by that little boom box transformer.

I'm working on a web site for him, called iwanttobeanavyseal.com. He wrote and is now selling an e-book about training to become a navy seal. It's intense.

Then I had a really great meeting with a producer here in the Palisades. We talked for more than 2 hours about what she was looking for, and then the stories I've written. She seemed very into many of the stories, and asked to read all 5 that I pitched to her. Not bad! Of course, you always know the best meetings can result in NADA, but still, just getting acclimated to talking your own stories and seeing what interests people and what doesn't is great.

Posted by jason on October 8, 2008 01:57 AM

Comments

Ahh, Navy Seal mystery solved, thanks. Pretty cool, though, Jase, good for you!

Posted by: kathiek on October 8, 2008 11:12 PM

OK, so you did tell us about the Navy Seal man. Guess no secret here. But still had to be fun.

I'm so excited about your iphone application coming out.

Posted by: mom on October 9, 2008 06:39 AM

OK, so you did tell us about the Navy Seal man. Guess no secret here. But still had to be fun.

I'm so excited about your iphone application coming out.

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