Something that's pressing on my mind that I'd love to hear a conversation about in an upcoming episode... I've been reading articles and studies that suggest we are going to be in the weeds with covid for months longer, maybe years longer than we all were initially led to believe. Social distancing, city-wide and statewide lockdowns might be reintroduced off and on as the virus rears back up in places. Social distancing will be very gradually reduced and retightened possibly on a city by city basis, depending on how the outbreak is operating there. There's dystopian discussions about using government tracking systems and "virus passports" that indicate if you are safe re-enter society, which China is already using. So my question, how does this affect production? I can cut a film from my living room but I can't always make movies there. How do you film something when the number of people allowed in public and private gathers are restricted? What advantages or disadvantages of this new world are there to the indie filmmaker? I think we all hope and wish that the world will return to normal quickly, but the road back I fear will be long and strange, if we ever get back there at all.
Here's a question for you guys. How important really is page count? I have two scripts that feel to me very 'tight' so to speak but they clock in around 80 pages. I'm not interested in adding fluff.