Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I'd like to shout out a hearty "HIP HIP AND HOORAY!" for Angela Schultz, whose screenplay, PROGGER, will be rolling before the cameras in NYC next Spring!

And if that isn't enough to impress ya, it looks like Ms. Schultz will also be stretching her legs in the director's chair!!!

And most deservedly so, I must say. PROGGER is really a wonderful, charming script, and I'm happy that there are a few bigwigs out there who share in that opinion.

So there you have it: in the four months that this blog has been up, we already have a great success story...and some proof that The Unsung Critic is a good judge of material!

Here's to you, Angela...and to all other struggling writers out there. Put your passion to paper. Work hard. Never give up. Dare to dream.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, and all-around good luck to each and every one of you.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Q: Any new reviews coming? A: I'm working on it!

It's been a long time since I posted my last script review, I know. For a while there were no new queries to speak of, but all that changed about a week ago when I sent out a "call for entries" notice to several screenwriting newsgroups. Since then I've received a large number of queries, and accepted nearly all of them. Right now there are a half dozen or so scripts left for me to finish, and I plan to do so by the end of next week.

I'm quite surprized by the quality of these recent submissions! When I started this blog back in August, I got a lot of crap. Though going through it wasn't particularly entralling, it sure was easier on my free time; I'd need only to read a few pages (usually no more than five) before confidently tossing them into my office wastebasket. Now that the general quality of the submissions has improved dramatically, I'm reading them from start to finish much more frequently.

At least TWO new reviews are on the way. The first is for a script that is very, very good. The other script is...

Well, it did the unthinkable. It actually made me glad to be alive.