Red Right Hand: IT WAS A GOOD DAY ( I DIDN'T EVEN HAFTA USE MY A-K)
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

IT WAS A GOOD DAY ( I DIDN'T EVEN HAFTA USE MY A-K)

My writer's group reprezented at the Screenwriter's Expo. And so did Mad Men, in a way.

But first, I went to the Expo Sunday afternoon. I just didn't have time for it on the other days, though I would have liked to compete in the CS Open again. I had a great time with it last year. Emily's posted her entry for this year. Go check it. S'funny.

I was especially excited though because Aaron Sorkin was there, though it was in the capacity of interviewing his mentor William Goldman. Nothing against Goldman. Far from it. The guy's written some of the bestest movies ev-ar, but the fact is...he's at the Expo every year. Every. Year. I'd really have liked to see Goldman interviewing Sorkin. They could both tell their stories and stuff. Nonetheless, Goldman did manage to turn the tables on Sorkin a couple of times and get him to answer some questions, but Sorkin was determined to stay on course.

Also to Goldman's credit, to my memory, he repeated almost nothing from his interview (by Scott Frank) last year.

As to the thing about Mad Men and my writer's group...

One us took home the TV prize for the AAA Screenwriting Contest, which was presented at the Expo Awards Ceremony. Brian Rowe won with his Mad Men spec script, "White Collar" which I had the pleasure of reading in the group.

The later on, with the presentation of the Expo awards, my name was called for my own Mad Men spec, "Vostok." Which he also gave me notes on.

Not bad for a smoky Sunday.

And click here for Matthew Weiner's contribution to my writing a Mad Men spec.

Just realized I accepted a writing award on the same stage where Sorkin and Goldman stood an hour before. Gah.
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