Friday, September 11, 2009

Josh Olson will not read your #%$&ing script.


Robert Kalm said...

Funny piece. But kind of a dick move too.

Tonia said...

I agree, it is humorous. I wonder, though, who read his first attempts at a screenplay? Did he, or someone he knows, have to call in a favor? I guess it's nice to be so confident in your own currency that you can put it out there for all to read that you don't give a crap about anyone else. I do think one needs to learn to say no, sometimes; be a little stingy with your time to give your own work the space it needs, but sheesh! This guy may need to get some lessons in how to set reasonable boundaries.

Brian, I hope he isn't on your short-list for possible mentors, cuz I'm not sure he would be able to handle all the generosity of spirit, talent, and time that our mentor's give.

As Daniel mentioned after his reading of Larry's Kidney, good writing really isn't done in isolation.

Gwen Jones said...

Agreed; funny piece. But he didn't have to be such an elitist bastard about it.

It was widely known that actor Paul Newman didn't sign autographs. But he didn't get nasty about it, he just politely declined.

Josh Olsen ought to read and reread the old adage: be kind to people on your way up, as you'll meet them on your way down.

ACW said...

I agree with everyone's comments. The piece is humorous, but tone and arrogance are a bit much. However, I don't know this guy and maybe it's his shtick. I did appreciate the message. This is about the value of someone's time and expertise and how too often people undervalue that and feel they are entitled to getting some of it for nothing. This has become commonplace and it can really grate on your nerves - nobody likes to feel like they're being taken advantage of. It's disrespectful, which I believe is the gist of this.