Foiled screenwriter Mark Welsh returns to advertising, crowd goes wild.
Several lifestyles ago I wrote a screenplay set in the world of dog shows. Amazingly a producer optioned it and then shopped it around Hollywood with me in tow. Visions of kidney shaped swimming pools began dancing in my idiotic head – visions that were reinforced by slews of agents who all enthusiastically agreed I was particularly “good in a room.” The project even caught the eye of the great Pedro Almodovar whom I got to meet (and have dinner with!) in New York.
And then it happened. Reality intervened in the shape of a project Christopher Guest was developing - a little something called, “Best in Show.” GRRRRR!
So to every screenwriter whose hopes and dreams have been dashed on the rocks of Hollywood - or a Christopher Guest movie – I salute you on this post Oscar ceremony morn. ‘Tis better to have typed 120 pages and lost than to have never typed 120 pages at all.