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The rough edit

So I never actually posted about the results of my meeting with that producer. It actually went really great. She loved Adonis; she went on and on about all the thing she liked about it. Then she very gently explained to me how she didn't think it could get made right now. It was clear she was trying to be super nice about it, like she thought I might not be expecting that and didn't want to discourage me. But I was totally prepared for that response, so it wasn't difficult to hear. However, she did think that it was an extremely strong audition piece, and wanted to show it to some literary managers she knew that might want to represent me. That would be super amazing, as that might lead to me getting hired for screenwriting jobs. That's a big goal of mine, so I was delighted that she was interested in me enough to put it in front of people who might be impressed by it.

Finally, she asked if I had any other piece I could show her. I briefly described Mrs. Hawking's premise to her, and she thought it not only sounded cool, but much more doable than Adonis. So I said I'd get the pilot into shape and send it along to her. And that's what I'm kicking my ass to get done right now.

This is probably the most intensive editing process I've ever gone through. The fact that I've got somebody interested in seeing more from me based on an initial good showing could be a great opportunity for me, and I don't want to disappoint. The problem is, when you lead with your best piece like they tell you to, when they ask to see other stuff, nothing else you have is as good. I really, really want to get this Mrs. Hawking pilot up to snuff so that it doesn't disappoint. Not just because I don't want to waste the credit I established with Adonis; I really believe in the Mrs. Hawking idea and want to do it justice. I could make a career of it.

But I'm stressing out over whether it's turning out good. I'm afraid I'm losing all perspective on what's good and what's not. But Bernie is helping me, and I'm working really hard. I really want to make the most of this piece, and this chance.

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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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