Why Halo screenwriter won't read your effing script

Written a screenplay? Looking for feedback? Whatever you do, don't ask Josh Olson for advice, because as he wrote in the Village Voice, "I will not read your [effing] script."

The Academy Award nominee for the adapted screenplay of A History of Violence and writer on the postponed Halo film is tired of providing professional critiques for beginning writers who don't appreciate them, and who are really only interested in pats on the head.

As Olson put it:

"I'll make you a deal. In return for you not asking me to read your [effing] script, I will not ask you to wash my [effing] car, or take my [effing] picture, or represent me in [effing] court, or take out my [effing] gall bladder, or whatever the [eff] it is that you do for a living."

To find out why, check out his complete essay over at the Village Voice.

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