The Price of Progress

August 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm (Writing) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Gotta spend money to make money!

Greetings blog-jockeys,

and thanks for peering once again into the tortured souls of myself and Liam… together we are Man Alive.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our pod-casts (which are live on itunes, down-loadable for FREE), our blog, and our very own version of twitter, (where we find small animals, shave short, poignant messages into their fur, and chase them into densely populated areas, we call it ‘critter’), then you’ll know all about the Man Alive, weekly work schedule. 3 days – corporate, 2 days – entertainment focused.

Well we’re upping the game even further now. Because we are keen to make the most of our entertainment days and accomplish as much scripting as we can throughout the week, we have doubled the number of writing sessions, so that as well as the 3pm Tuesday and Thursday meetings, we are also taking time at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays to power on scene by scene, act by act.

Today was our first morning script-fest.

INT. TONIC – MORNING

LIAM
(apologetically)
Hey sorry I was late.

STU
No worries, you made it within
the 15 minute lateness buffer.

LIAM
Thank goodness for the buffer.

Writing went well. The Tonic owner was on hand to lend us his laptop charger when Liam discovered his was still at the office. Smooth move on his part, simple maths really. Keep us their for longer, more time to rack up the bill.

INT. TONIC – MORNING (CONT’D)

LIAM
Better either leave or order another drink.
Don’t think he’ll be happy about us sitting here
making our coffees last longer than a Dream Theatre
album.

STU
(concerned)
Ok, lets get one for the road. But lets rubber Brae’s
this avo, and write in the boardroom instead. We’re gonna
blow the whole budget on coffee before we’ve finished
the script.

Hopefully this has offered you insight into the delicate ecosystem that is Man Alive Studios. A multifaceted business, with each extension fulfilling a unique and essential purpose.
3 days corporate – working hard, making money; 2 days entertainment – spending every last penny on skinny, single-shot lattes. A perfectly balanced company.

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for more sketches, blogs, pod-casts and the much anticipated, feature film!

Love Stu x

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1 Comment

  1. Phil McArdle said,

    Man Alive’s Corporate Division should try and find suitable sponsors among their clients for Man Alive’s Entertainment Division.

    Reality is a strange enough place that I’m sure you can find someone to sponsor your coffee drinking habits 🙂

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