Thursday, October 16, 2008


Nobody ever writes about happy people, they’re boring.”

MARC CHERRY sat down with us to talk about the spec that nobody wanted, “Desperate Housewives.” One of the first things that many writers say is that selling a spec screenplay is like winning the lottery.

With the success of his hit ABC drama, Mr. Cherry will tell you that he did just that.

Before it became the popular drama that millions tune in to watch every week, “Desperate Housewives” was turned down as an idea, and then rejected as a spec screenplay by everyone that read it – except for the one that didn’t.

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