Sunday, March 04, 2007
CRIMINAL MINDS: TIME OUT FOR SOME THOUGHTS.
Over the next few days I will be posting some wonderful pictures of the writers and cast of Criminal Minds. I wanted to stop for a moment to answer some of the questions many of you have been asking in the comments you have been leaving in previous posts. Yes, it was thrilling to meet the writers, hairdressers, producers and the rest of the production crew. One of my favorite memories of the trip will be a rather lenghty conversation I had with one of the brilliant writers. More about that later. You meet some very interesting people while you are in a studio. Kay Majerus takes care of the hair of three of our stars and she is one of the funniest people I met. I talked with her on and off my whole first day. She asked how we all liked this and that and was amazed at what details we all notice. I enjoyed talking with her so much I never got around to taking a picture of her but I am trying very hard to get one to post. Many of you asked about the plane. As stated in previous Criminal Minds articles the plane is of course a set. Sorry but I forgot to ask if they had changed the layout. I am pictured above sitting at the round table.
I also wanted to talk about something a bit more important. There are sites on the internet that post extensive spoilers and/or script pages. I am here to tell you from personal experience that a script changes almost moment to moment. Scenes are rewritten or reworked almost minute to minute. There is a long table outside of Craft Services that has nothing but shooting, script and scene changes on it. All day long the colors of some of the sheets change as they are updated and the scene changes happen minute by minute as they shoot. We all like a script tease now and again but please do not take them as gospel. Also, beware of ever buying a script on EBAY. You are probably not buying what you think you are. I asked for a script from my favorite episode "No Way Out" and was given a final copy. I was also given the first draft script of "Honor Among Thieves". It was fascinating reading and the writer, Aaron Zelman, did an outstanding job writing the script but it will change dozens of times before it makes it on the air. My point is as blunt as it can be...beware of what spoilers you read and don't buy a worthless script. Don't set yourself up to be disappointed. Now back to lunch with Matthew. :)