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Pooch Cafe Movie News

By Paul | May 10, 2010

Some happy Pooch movie news today: after an extensive search for a screenwriter to do a rewrite of my first draft of the script, Sony has finally settled on someone: (ahem) it’s me!  Lift your music-maker high, fair Droolia!

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The general response (it is my understanding) of other screenwriters they approached was that they didn’t want to risk messing up the unique world that already existed on the pages.  The producer, who is a big supporter of what I’ve written thus far, helped convince Sony that I was the right guy for the job.  I gotta say, I’m bursting with delight, not only that I get to continue to help build the Pooch vision, but also that I am now officially a professional Hollywood screenwriter, which is a dream I’d nurtured back in the Die Hard, Ferris Bueller, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel days.  I’ve been given some excellent notes from the studio, (not a big surprise, they do in fact make movies for a living).  And so now, to work.  Or to daydreaming.  Which despite what my algebra teacher said, has turned out for the moment to be the same thing.

Topics: Movies | 21 Comments »

  1. Archie Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Whoa! Something coming from Hollywood that totally makes sense! :shock:

    “Hey, here’s an idea. Let’s get the genius behind the story, to be the one to tell us the story!!!” *huge applause fills the room*

    So awesome! Is there anyone better to walk the dog than his master? And yes, it’s a different medium, but truly, anyone else’s hand in it would have mucked it up royally and don’t think the loyals wouldn’t be able to tell if it is a real Gilligan moment or isn’t. ;-)

    Oh, Paul, for you, this is such a wonderful moment. I’m so very happy for you. Every piece of your heart and soul you’ve put into your creation has brought you to this moment. Enjoy! Wallow! And cheers to you!!! *clink*

    Lulu

  2. baddawg1989 Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Very cool, Paul. And nice of the others who were approached to acknowledge the fact that they’d screw it up if they tried to write your vision. :-)

    -Doug

  3. betty Says:
    May 10th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    The world is well on its way to being “Poochified!” Ain’t we the lucky ones! Great job, Paul!!!

  4. nocats Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 4:52 am

    This is truly great news, Paul!! Congratulations! Live the dream!

  5. NinaGeeka Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Congrats Paul…with you at the helm, this will surely be a huge success! And we knew you when! Well, you were famous when we knew you too, but we all feel connected to you in a personal level. Thanks for keeping us informed!

  6. Peanut Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 6:17 am

    That’s great news! I can’t imagine having to let someone else write your vision. Three cheers and Yipeeeee!

  7. mailman Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Paul, enjoy the ride. It couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Congratulations!

  8. zody Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 7:12 am

    They couldn’t have picked a more deserving person, and also I felt it was only a matter of time before Pooch became a movie icon sensation : )

    I’m hoping this will do great justice for your work Paul and that the word of Pooch shall spread world wide now hopefuly into the hearts and homes of every human being world wide

    Now it’s only a matter of time before mooch becomes a common catchphrase : ]

  9. Paul Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Thanks so much for all the enthusiasm, guys! I’ll be sure to keep posting developments as they unfold.

  10. bunny Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Most heartfelt congratulations, Paul! This is so exciting I can hardly stand it! Wow! A screenwriter!! That really is a dream come true, and no one more deserving than you–cheers!

    Can’t wait to see the movie!!! I mean, finally, a movie I actually want to go to the movies for!! Hooray!

  11. dollysmaid Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I am so tickled for you, Paul, I know you will be terrific!! I took screenwriting in college (got an A) and it is both easier and harder than it looks. I’m sure you know what I mean. ;-)
    Here’s to a steller script. I can’t wait!

  12. Rogbo64 Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Okay we are now 2 degrees from a Hollywood Screen writer… Goosebumps all over….

    Today Hollywood… Tomorrow the…

    W O R L D ! ! !

    Great Job Paul, were all very proud, and glad to see they (Sony) finally came out of there slumber.

    Rogbo

  13. lefty Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Great to hear the news,Paul!
    I’m sure everything will turn out aces for you when it’s finally done!

  14. JParker Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve heard horror stories of creators being locked
    out of involvement in the movie versions of their own creations. So glad it didn’t happen to you.

    (P.S. I doodled on the back of my algebra tests):)

  15. patar Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Woop!!! Congratulations!! Show Sony what you’re made of! You’ll be brilliant! :D Pooch Cafe’ll grow into a brand in no time

  16. Ranger Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Paul, man serious congrats.
    Even Berke Breathed failed to pull that one off…
    You sir, are my new hero.

  17. tomdog Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 5:21 am

    What great news agree with all above. Rich and t/d.

  18. Goodie Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Congrats Paul I could not be happier for you!!!

  19. sherbet Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    brill! ure baby stays ure baby, no one gets to corrupt it! nice one! :o )

  20. tcraig Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Congratulations, Paul! I’m very excited about this movie.

  21. cutebirdy Says:
    April 21st, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I’m back!! I come back and no board,found this though I am still a HUGE POOCH FAN,read every day. I am sooooooo excited about a movie, I cannot wait

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