Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Trouble with Being a Screenwriter...

Elmore Leonard:
“I stopped writing scripts in 1993." he said. "It was just too much work, and there were too many people you had to please. You’d go to an office, and there were always a couple of executives and producers, and they all had something to say. You [head] back to the hotel room, you’re looking at the wall. This was at a time when I needed the money, so I would adapt the scenes according to what they wanted. And the result would be a bad picture, or it wouldn’t be made. No more screenplays for me.”
Full article HERE.