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Topic: Miriam hits the big time!

Author: Karl Rysted Posted: 05/11/02 03:50 PM

Congrats, Miriam. Just saw in the Writers Script Network email about your option.

If we don't toot each other's horns, who will?

Author: STEVEN CALDERWOOD Posted: 05/11/02 04:48 PM

Congratulations Miriam, good stuff.

Looks like a great deal. Now you get to experience the pre-production of the business. I look forward to seeing the movie in about 2 years.

And the Oscar goes to...


Author: Bob Zeidman Posted: 05/11/02 05:23 PM


I hate you! (That's about the best compliment one writer can give another).


Author: Paula Smith Posted: 05/11/02 05:38 PM

I am so jealous. Congratulations on your option! Keep us posted on the details.

Author: Barbara Marshall Posted: 05/11/02 05:49 PM

YOU GO GIRL! Congrats!


Author: Miriam Queensen Posted: 05/11/02 06:53 PM

Wow! Thanks for your good wishes, everyone. I credit my fabulous internet connections with helping me get there (you know who you are). The rewrite process is fascinating and lots of work but also enjoyable. Would be happy to share notes on it with anyone who's gone through it.

Be persistent and hang on to your dreams! If I can do it from the middle of flyover land, anything's possible.


Author: correy kundtz Posted: 05/11/02 08:21 PM

I was thoroughly delighted for you, Miriam, and feel as if I know you because I read these posts more often than I write them. Congratulations and may "The Red Seal" become a big success too!

Author: Robert Cochran Posted: 05/12/02 09:45 AM

Great job Miriam!


Author: Randy Roberts Posted: 05/12/02 12:22 PM


Kudos to you, too. You have more patience than I have, so you are a great example to all of us.

Interesting how we thought the other period piece script would be the one to be your first sale and then "Red Seal" becomes your springboard. I've learned a few good lessons from your persistence.

Could not be happier for you. Stay the couse, my friend.


Author: Miriam Queensen Posted: 05/12/02 12:58 PM

Thanks, Randy. You have been a great help to me. And you bring up a good point: patience. I first responded to the query on the Writerscriptnetwork email last summer. This is how long has taken for the process to get to the point of a signed option contract. It has not been easy waiting all of this time.

Speaking of which, the period one might sell yet. I'm still waiting . . .

But most importantly, I'm still writing, doing other things. You need the distractions.


Author: Marcel Fayant Posted: 05/12/02 02:32 PM

Good for you, glad to see you have made it. Looks like your career is set. Look forward to seeing your work on the bigscreen. Keep us updated on your working titles so that we can go watch them.


Author: Peter Fraser Posted: 05/12/02 02:54 PM

Miriam -

Congrats - Saw the post - good luck - I have read your many posts and the helpful hints and tips you have provided - it's good that what goes round comes round.


Author: Rafael Cabrera Posted: 05/12/02 05:19 PM

Ay - who's betta than you?

Congratulations Miriam. You are a genuinely great lady and I wish you all the best.


Author: Miriam Queensen Posted: 05/12/02 08:18 PM

Gee, shucks! Thanks so much Rafael, Peter, everyone -- they like me, they really like me!

Best of luck to all of you-- keep writing, keep getting your stuff out there. That's the name of the game.


Author: Marcel Fayant Posted: 05/13/02 02:01 AM

Miriam, are you single?


Author: Miriam Queensen Posted: 05/13/02 09:18 AM


Author: colin costello Posted: 05/13/02 09:47 AM

I disappear for a while and this is what happens. Many props Miriam. Good luck with everything. Let me know if you're in LA (since I'll be out there a lot). Talk soon.


Author: Doug Solter Posted: 05/13/02 05:09 PM

Let me add my congrats to Miriam too.

She's right, persistence pays off and I'm glad it did for her.

Good luck in the near future Miriam.


Author: grover grant Posted: 05/13/02 05:09 PM

Miriam: Congratulations! You're on your way. Your positive contributions on this board are always welcome and helpful. This success hasn't turned your head, at all. (Why do you keep looking behind you?) Wish I was in your writing club. If you can do it, anyone can do it. Right? I can feel the vibes churning as you shift into a higher level of creativity. Cordially, Grover (not jealous. Admire your spirit.)

Author: Colleen De Maio Posted: 05/13/02 11:54 PM


Congratulations! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Perhaps there is such a thing as karma after all.

Author: Terry Frazier Posted: 05/14/02 09:09 AM


Congratulations! Show us the way, girl!


Author: J.C. Miller Posted: 05/15/02 03:55 PM


Add my congratulations to the pile. Let us know any news that you can share as the process continues.

Best of luck,


Author: D.G. Balazs Posted: 05/19/02 10:30 AM


You are a sweet PEACH! We look forward to tickets!! We are first in line!!!


Author: Miriam Queensen Posted: 05/19/02 11:27 AM

Thanks again, D.G., Colleen, everyone! Can you feel the love in this room?

Heading into rewrite, supposed to be done with that before the end of July. Not sure if I'll recognize the script . . .

Would love to swap rewrite stories with anyone while I go through this.


Author: Marcel Fayant Posted: 05/19/02 02:55 PM

How do you mean by rewrite? Do want some input from other people?

Sorry guys, Miriam is married. lol

Author: Miriam Queensen Posted: 05/19/02 08:03 PM

The producer is having me rewrite it. He gives me all the input I need. (If I took in more, I'd probably implode or something.)

No, I was just interested in sharing observations with anyone who has had to rewrite to someone else's specifications. It's a different experience than rewriting on your own.


Author: D.G. Balazs Posted: 05/20/02 02:10 PM


Communication w/the Producer is THE key. Understanding - is the only way to stay upon the same wavelengths, AND keep your story - YOUR STORY - while satisfying the "needs" of the Producer!


Author: D.G. Balazs Posted: 05/20/02 02:11 PM