Interesting article involving ’80s teen romcom classic “Say Anything” and its screenwriter, Cameron Crowe, that illustrates how screenwriters are treated in Hollywood.
Originally posted on Deadline:
As Deadline readers found out on Monday that NBC and 20th Century Fox TV were developing a comedy series followup to Cameron Crowe’s 1989 coming-of-age classic Say Anything starring John Cusack and Ione Skye, apparently so did Crowe. And he was not amused. I hear that Crowe had not been aware of 20th TV’s plans for a Say Anything series before my story ran Monday afternoon, shortly after NBC closed a deal for a script commitment plus penalty to the project. I hear Crowe had a very strong reaction to the announcement, and he took to Twitter to share his intent to kill the project late Monday night.
“Regarding the announcement of a “Say Anything” tv show…
@JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement… except in trying to stop it,” he wrote.
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