Hollywood, here I come

    November 14th, 2012 By Mike Kane

    I went to film school so I know a little something about the moving pictures. I work in television, so I understand how it all works. The writer weaves a tale. The director has a vision (and takes some liberties), and in an unspecified amount of time, the director comes back with film that loosely resembles its original script. SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman called me in October and told me about a new partnership with the DC Shorts. The idea was simple: you tell a story on stage.

    A team of filmmakers hear it for the first time. They then have five days to adapt your story into a film. Amy said that they thought one of my stories would work.

    I loved the idea. Secretly, my dream has always been to one day have something I wrote optioned by Hollywood and adapted into a feature-length film. This was like the freeware version of that dream.

    And I’m willing to let go of all other creative input on this one, so long as I can get final say on who plays me in the film.

    Friday night, 7:00 or 9:30, come to the US Navy Memorial Heritage Center to see my secret dream of having one of my stories adapted for the screen come to fruition.

    If it’s not a word for word interpretation, I’ll be in the bathroom sobbing.

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