CCG Script Development

“A movie should only be made when the script is at its best. To that end, we’ve enlisted invited colleagues, actors, critics and guests to help us analyze our Chris and the Coffee Girl screenplay. Our table reads aim to serve the script… and ultimately we have a great time!”

March 29, 2013 Table Read at The Artists Exchange in Cranston, Rhode Island. Photos by Alex DiVincenzo

“The March table read showed me that the script had come a long way as far as character development for Chris. Ultimately, however, that draft  read like “character analysis and research”  notes to self  as an Actor (playing Chris) rather than as a fast moving screenplay. The day after this table read, I was able to edit eight pages out of the script. It took a while longer to tweak the script and bring the funny back.”  

June 14, 2013 Table Read at Macremi Office, Warwick, Rhode Island. Photos by John Joseph Lindsey and Creusa Michelazzo

“Our June 14 table read re-introduced the initial goofball humor of CCG, while also streamlining the story, even eliminating a few superfluous characters. We got much more laughs per page, while some readers thought our romance development was still an issue.  We had a spirited debate about the balance of comedy and romance in our script. Certainly, this gives me a lot to work on as a writer. For both reads, we fill the room with highly intelligent, intuitive and creative people… so there is bound to be various opinions about the script. I love the feedback!” – Mike Messier Writer/Director/Actor

Debra Gagnon

Debra Gagnon as Mom

John Joseph Lindsey  as Bob

John Joseph Lindsey
as Step-Dad Bob

March 29  Table Read Gang

March 29
Table Read

Bob Parillo  reads CCG Script Actions

Bob Parillo
reads CCG
Script Actions

Mike Messier  and  John Joseph Lindsey

Mike Messier
and
John Joseph Lindsey

Harrie Salk

Harrie Salk

Mike Messier and  Associate Producer Raeshelle Cooke

Mike Messier and
Associate Producer
Raeshelle Cooke. June 14.

June 14 Table Read Warwick, Rhode Island

June 14 Table Read
Warwick, Rhode Island

Mike leads a spirited table read

Mike leads a spirited table read

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