March 08, 2007

I Am An Idiot

So,'s an important lesson I've been learning over the past few weeks:

If you're taking a screenwriting class, it's probably not the best idea to attempt to write a film where the protagonist is a defense attorney and part of the plot revolves around an important trial unless you're prepared to spend a fuckload of time researching the legal system.

What the fuck was I thinking? Every time I start to get into a groove with the plot, I'm slowed down by the realization that I don't know that much about the subjects I'm attempting to write about.

I know it's a long shot, but is anyone out there willing to help me out with this? I really could use some pointers about how to portray the life of a lawyer. You'll receive credit in the script, and maybe even on the big screen (one of the requirements of this class is to send the script to an agent or a contest, so there's a very slight chance that this may actually be made into a film someday).

I guess I'll fake my way through it until I figure out something else...

Posted by CD on March 8, 2007 11:43 PM | TrackBack
Category: TRF (TV, Radio, & Film)
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