As a writer, I work alone. And I like it. When creating my books, I'm not only the writer, I'm the director, the costume and set designer, I'm hair and makeup. And I'm the entire cast. The wrap parties are pretty quiet, but I get all the champagne and pizza. It's a great job, and not nearly as schizophrenic as it sounds. Really.
When a book's being adapted into a movie, the writer turns all those other fun jobs over to the movie experts. If the writer's lucky, those experts may want her input.
I'm really lucky.
My first stroke of luck was in having producers like Mandalay and Stephanie Germain Productions interested in adapting four of my romantic-suspense novels for TV [airing Mondays beginning Jan. 29; see complete schedule below]. The second, having Lifetime showcase those films, slammed it out of the park.
It was fascinating for me to read each draft of the scripts. The translations keyed into the heart of the stories. As casting progressed, my del
Question I just saw Rocky Balboa and liked it but do you have any idea why Adrian was written out of the cast of characters Did Talia Shire not want to do it DanielFlickChick In interviews Sylvester Stallone has said that in the first drafts of the Rocky Balboa screenplay Adrian was still alive but died later in the story But at some point he decided that it was more dramatic to start out with Rocky sleepwalking through life because hes so devastated by having lost the love of his life The only quote attributed to Talia Shire Ive run across has a rather evasive ring to it she never addresses whether or not anyone ever spoke to her about the possibility of being in the film and she certainly doesnt say she turned the part down But there are pictures online of Shire attending the Los Angeles premiere which suggests to me that if she had been angry or disappointed shes over it now Question About two years ago I read on TVGuidecom that Ellen DeGeneres would
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