A Film Producer and a Comedy Writer Walk Into a Bar... | Shannon McDeez

February 25, 2015 11:41 PM

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A Film Producer and a Comedy Writer Walk Into a Bar... | Shannon McDeez

My latest lifelong dream is to get paid for being hilarious, be it stand-up or a well-written film or television show. Around the time of this revelation, one of my "real writer friends" -- who was actually making quite a name for himself in screenwriting (the real, paid kind of screenwriting) -- mentioned an up and coming producer who was making a name for herself in film and suggested that she would be an excellent person to speak to in regards to learning everything about the process of getting my little ideas onto the big screen. He was also very impressed by how determined she was to carve her own path in this very competitive industry, and suggested I join forces with her when I am ready to transition into the development phase.

As fate would have it, this new connection wound up being Marlinda Walcott -- an old friend of mine from high school whom I had no clue was now working professionally in film. I quickly found out that Marlinda was the real deal, holding legitimate producer roles in feature films such as the psycholo...

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