Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Liked it, Didn't Love It!" But I did!!!

...and you should get it!

Sitting on my delayed train this morning I finished reading, "I Liked It, Didn't Love It" by Rona Edwards, Monika Skerbelis and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to get into the industry above the line. If you are already there, you should still read it. It is the School House Rock of how a script becomes a movie.

I wish there was more info on TV series, but that is not what the book covers so I should not be asking in the first place. It does cover "made for TV" and MOW, the focus is the silverscreen. The book lays out the step-by-step process and duties that the (Exec) Director of Development performs and how that relates to the Writer, Producer, Studio Head, back down the line and back up the other side. It also covers how Development relates to Agents, Lawyers, and Producers, from small independents too the Big houses.

If you are a writer and you ever wonder what happens to your script once it has submitted you will probably feel better that it is actually working for you. It is in more hands; then you ever imagined, posted on boards and being marked for weekend reads. The furry of the journey your script takes is exciting and worth understanding.

Being someone who wants to get into Development I found myself saying again and again, "This IS what I want to be doing".


Chris said...

I've always loved the title, guess I gotta read it...

Rona Edwards/Monika Skerbelis said...

Thanks so much for your very kind comments about our book "I Liked It, Didn't Love It (Screenplay Development From the Inside Out)" - just happened on your cool blog. Since it's a writer's blog, we invite you to check out our website which has a few cool Hollywood, writing and development pages, links and information on where we are speaking next, articles and info about some very neat online courses we'll be teaching.

Thanks again for letting your readers know about us - Keep up the good work and spread the word about this book - we wished we had it when we were starting out in the biz!

Rona & Monika