One More for The Bard

the bard stylizedThe WSJ article on Shakespeare’s birthday begins:

“Dear Bill,

Thanks for the screenplay pitches—you’re certainly a prolific guy! We’re confident that some of the ideas, with a few tweaks, would have real blockbuster potential. I’m happy to pass along this feedback from the studio creative team:

Hamlet: Given that the Academy loves a nut job at Oscar time, getting an A-lister attached to this should be a cinch. But let’s lighten up on the character’s bipolar disorder and keep the emo girlfriend alive, à la “Silver Linings Playbook.” Or, random thought: How about taking it into full Ephron mode—”Dateless in Denmark”?”

Read it all here. It’s fun!

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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