Claude Brodesser-Akner talks with Chris Moore, author of "You Suck: A Love Story", on The Business on KCRW in Santa Monica. Why has Moore's first novel been in development in Hollywood for sixteen years? Why doesn't he take meetings anymore? How does Hollywood filter out original elements until they're left with the same old product?
Moore defines the code terms 'we have a vision', 'we're enthusiastic about this project', and 'we want to do justice to your novel'. A nice insider's look from an author with a wagon full of best-selling novels and high-end options, but no movies made from his work yet.
I found this excerpt from You Suck: "You bitch, you killed me. You suck!"