or, Why My Last Post is Totally Irrelevant
I was talking up Michigan's amazing screenwriting program to a friend of my parents, mentioning Pamela Gray and Tom McCarthy's generous contributions of time and expertise to last semester's class, when my mom asked me how long it took for either of them to sell their first script.
"Oh," I said, "I'm not sure about Tom McCarthy. But I do know about Pamela Gray."
From first draft to silver screen, it took her fourteen years.