tick tock tick tock

Let the countdown begin to the re-shoot! It's a mere 2 1/2 weeks away and things are starting to speed up. Here's the latest as of today, categorized for your reading pleasure:

There are always plenty of on-site meetings during the pre-production process, and today marked the official start to Re-Shoot Pre-Production Meeting Season. Our first meeting was today out at MTV and it went very well. We went over what's already done, what still needs to be done, who's been hired, who needs to be hired, and what the various deadlines are for completing everything. On a sidenote, the meeting also included a bowl of candy with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, which made it even more of a success in my book. :-)

As of today, the scripts for the scenes we're shooting are (almost) finalized! The "almost" part means that our network execs are happy, we're happy, and now begins the other approval process, which involves running the scripts by various legal departments to make sure that we're not using any names, words, situations, etc. that can't eventually be aired. I suppose at the end of that process, we'll probably be forced to remove the huge orgy sequence which is supposed to take place in a bathtub full of jello featuring naked porn stars who curse repeatedly... but oh well. You win some, you lose some.

The actors we need are all available for our re-shoot date. The only trouble we had was getting the star of the show (the difficult-to-deal-with Michelle Paradise) to commit to the re-shoot date because she kept whining about wanting a huge trailer and how she'd only drink Evian water chilled to 67.1 degrees and if someone didn't remove the damn blue M&Ms from the bowl she was going to hurl it across the room... but we gave her a Valium and she's fine now.

In case you're wondering, I'm doing great, thanks... and no, I'm not on Valium. ;-) I'm very much looking forward to the re-shoot, the re-edit, and the re-submission to the Head Honcho. I feel great about this project and I'm happy to be working on it again.

Well, that's all for now. Stay tuned for more updates! And in the meantime, have a great (and very safe) holiday weekend...


Anonymous Janice said...

Thanks so much for such an unexpected, but quite pleasant and thorough update.
" we'll probably be forced to remove the huge orgy sequence which is supposed to take place in a bathtub full of jello featuring naked porn stars who curse repeatedly..."
Dayum, that orgy would have been so cool, not to mention goundbreaking! I'm assuming it would have been with a bunch of lesbian porn stars. Oh, well. I guess Logo isn't quite that progressive.
That Michelle Paradise sounds like quite the prima donna! Watch your back and CYA!
Have a safe holiday weekend. Don't eat too much candy. Watch out for the new "big" M&Ms.
Thanks for making me laugh and smile today, Michelle. I'm feeling kinda blue and still very tired from surgery (rotator cuff) two weeks ago. Still in a sling, can't drive for two more weeks, physical therapy in four weeks...it seems like an endless cycle.
Oh, well. It gives me much more time to check out what's going on in the Michelle Paradise Universe.
PS I know you're kidding about the orgy sequence in the bathtub...
aren't you?? (tee hee! :-) ).
Hiya, nico!!!!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Janice said...

Ooh, ooh, woo, woo and happy, happy joy joy!!! I was checking out the imdb for something I hadn't seen yet on Logo's Click List, Best Short Films. I don't remember the title (I'm missing watching it now, but that's ok), but Megan Cavanagh is in it. I clicked on her name and (drum roll please) "The Rules" came up.
Here's the link (hopefully!):

Color me even more impressed!!!PS I'm very partial to Logo for a variety of reasons. Hope to see you there soon!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Henchman #4, III said...

Hey, Michelle. I'd like to know the creating timeline of your script "Shades of Grey." Because the logline sounds very close to a spec script that was written by someone in Sam Scribner's writers group a few years back.

3:28 PM  

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