Screenwriter Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Don Adams

An interview with screenwriter Don Adams regarding the Red Inkworks Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: "Kingbird and Franklin" is the untold story of the extraordinary relationship between Ben Franklin and his namesake grandson. Seemingly trapped in his grandfather's shadow, Kingbird emerges to found a revolutionary new party (the Democrats), prevent war with France, and defend freedom of the press.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Red Inkworks has an excellent reputation for its script analysis.

"Kingbird and Franklin" has placed as a finalist, semifinalist, and quarterfinalist in over a dozen competitions.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: The Red Inkworks contest is administered in a very timely and professional manner.

Script notes are not only given to the winners, but to everyone who enters.

This makes the contest worthwhile for all.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: Absolutely. The feedback was exceptionally insightful.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: It has definitely helped in marketing my script.

Hopefully, it will lead to a sale -- but we all know how competitive this industry is.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I have a background in teaching (ESL) and public relations.

Over the years, I have studied film at the undergraduate and graduate levels -- mostly at Penn State.

There are bits and pieces of my scripts in many a desk drawer.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: No, I don't. I would consider moving to LA if the right opportunity presented itself.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I have several scripts in various stages of development.

Posted Monday, October 30, 2006