The new issue of Canadian Screenwriter
has a feature on Bon Cop Bad Cop
, focusing on Leila Basen's work creating the script with Patrick Huard, the star, and my work as a script doctor during pre-production.
I gotta say though that the article pretty much completely ignores the entire middle part of the script development. After Leila left to showrun her show Mental Block
, Kevin Tierney, the producer, worked with Patrick for I don't know how many months on I don't know how many drafts of the script. The draft I read when I came on board was a funny, funny script already, and Patrick's character was all there.
I understand the Guild wants to showcase its writers. But it's not fair to ignore Kevin and Patrick's work. The movie would have been different without Leila or my contributions. But it would not have existed without Kevin and Patrick.
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