Sunshine, Central Park and a super writing partner – the ingredients of a productive screenplay development meeting. And I was blessed to have them all in New York City on 18th March as John David Mann and I met to work on the script for the movie of “The Go-Giver”.
It was a long-awaited meeting. John and I have been communicating and collaborating online for many years. It felt more like a reunion than a first meeting. We began our day with coffee and gifts. John presented me with an autographed copy of his and Bob Burg’s new book “Go-Givers Sell More”. I was humbled to see that these two great men had honoured me with an acknowledgement in the book. I’m still overwhelmed by this.
Anyway, it was a beautiful sunny day in New York City. Much too nice to work inside! So we walked up to Central Park and spent most of the day there, batting ideas back and forth about how to best serve the story of “The Go-Giver” through the medium of film.
The sunshine – and a saxophonist entertaining the crowds – must have been good for our creativity because we generated lots of interesting ideas for the movie (honestly, we weren’t just working on our tans and eating ice-cream!) It’s too early to publish these ideas yet, but we are very pleased with how the project is developing. Watch this space for further updates!
I’d love to hear how the principles in “The Go-Giver” book are working for you in your lives, so feel free to share your experiences below.