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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I just heard from the WGC that after all the hard work and writer's statements and arbitrators reading and re-reading, the Bon Cop / Bad Cop credits are... exactly what the producer proposed in the first place. Which gives me my second feature writing credit.

Whoo hoo! Feature credits are always good, even on bad movies, and I think this movie could be a hit, in Canada at least. I haven't seen the dailies, but the script was really funny.

And, under WGC rules, a substantial production fee is divvied up among the credited writers. And money is always good.

Contrary to US credits, which are generally in order of who contributed the most, Canadian credits are given in the order the writers worked. I was the last writer on the show, so I've got the last credit. I like looking like a script doctor. I love writing my own stuff, but rewriting other people's material is its own challenge and reward.

And let's face it, there's more work for script doctors -- and because you come on late in the production, there's more money available and less time to do your job in. When you're on a flat rate, less time is good.

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3 Comments:

Horay!

By Blogger Kelly J. Compeau, at 5:31 PM  

Congrats, Alex. I'll toast ye with a nice glass of Backsberg Pinot Noir.

By Blogger African Den, at 12:19 AM  

Sounds lovely, although I enjoyed Klein Constantia vin de Constance quite a bit when I was on the Cape!

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 12:45 AM  

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