It’s a salutary lesson for a writer to be a producer. I’ve done it several times before, though never quite at this level. It does make you appreciate how easy it is to write something which will create headaches for the production team, and how pragmatic writers need to be when it comes to the telling of their story.
October 20, 2009 by mikeriddell
Unfortunately one of the side effects of production is that the process becomes all-consuming, leaving little of the unencumbered time that writers need for that final honing of the script. About the only thing I’m writing at the moment is contracts! And even that is just filling in the blanks for the most part.
But now we’ve taken on a Production Manager (Laina Cheung), I’m hoping that some space may miraculously appear so that I can do my final polish. And of course there will be the inevitable tweaks as we go along and the actors make their own contributions. Now, back to the contracts…