An interview with screenwriter Kim Wells regarding the Split-Screenplay Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: Without the psychobabble of a therapist or the legalese of a lawyer an unconventional psychologist seeks functional homes for the peculiar people who the social system has failed in HENRY'S HOUSE - the human menagerie of the unusual.
Compassion demands sacrifices when Henry receives into his home his lost love who doesn't recognize him. With her being the answers to his own life "issues" he realizes in order to help her he must stay anonymous. .
A: HENRY'S HOUSE was also a top 250 contender in the PROJECT GREENLIGHT 2.
I liked the idea of receiving feedback on this particular script--trying to see what an audience would think of it.
A: Chris manages the adminstration well at Split Screen. He has a heart for the newbie writer very few have. I was satisfied with all his adminstration efforts.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: This particular script appeared to be tight enough that there was not much critical observation. To that end, I felt it was a confirmation that it was time to market it a bit.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
Three agents have contacted me and although I thought one agreeable I still maintained the notion and preference to continue writing. (I've concentrated on completing two more scripts)
At this time, if representation is offered I think I'd JUMP at it having seven scripts under my belt.
A: I've toyed with a leave-behind for HENRY'S HOUSE for a television series. I accomplished some preliminary work in Larry Brody's Basic Class with this idea. There is a pilot beat sheet I finished that I'd like to write this year....it's on my list.Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: No and No.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: Currently I'm working on a new script UNEQUALLY YOKED in Larry Brody's advanced class at tvwriter.com. (2/04)I'm very excited about this one and it seems to be taking shape but I'm tightlipped on its content until I get in registered.