Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Read: The Golden Age

I have a 24-hour rule with my postings.  If I write something where I'm a little cheesed off, I write it.  Then I wait a day.  Finally I edit it so it's a little less cranky.  Then I post it.

Well, time is not on my side on this one.  A couple years ago, I wrote a script about the bumbling life of a 12-year old.  I sent it to some places, but received nary a response.  Well, apparently I wasn't the only one who thought about doing this.  MTV debuts a show this weekend The Hard Times of R.J. Berger about a 14-year old nerd who as the Hollywood Reporter describes "tries to extricate himself from the quicksand of high school."  Sure, they have the gimmick of the kid being extremely well endowed (not to say I'm not), but it all sounds really similar.

While this may doom any hopes I have of selling this as a show (and don't ask me about Pauly Shore), I just want to post it.  I'll have some satisfaction of knowing my script was out there before people start telling me it's just like the show they saw on MTV.

MTV.  I like it better when you played videos.

[Note: Any similarities to people living or dead are simply coincidence, except where they are based on real people.  I only hope my family and friends will forgive me.  Love you guys. You just do funny things and I couldn't help myself.]


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aren't you being too kind -- insinuating someone else had this idea also? Don't you think it was blatantly stolen? My screenwriting class hack-of-a-teacher told us to just tweak a few things and we could make any story our own. And every time a script is sent somewhere, it's exposed not only to those folks, but everyone they ever have or will know (mouths talk). Anyways, this one must sting.

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