This week's answer:
always that easy to direct your own screenplay, Gaviel.
Screenplays usually don't listen to directors. (Come to think of
it, I don't think they listen to anyone.) They don't like being
told what to do. They're really quite stuck on themselves
(especially if they happen to have been read by somebody eating
taffy). The sad truth is:
take direction well.
I know that may come
as a blow, seeing how you really do want to direct your own.
I've actually seen a screenplay get in a confrontation with a director
and walk right off the set (or slide off. Or fly off.) It
was something about a difference of opinions regarding the approach to
the screenplay. The director thought the screenplay was too
long, and the screenplay didn't agree.
Now, Gaviel, you're
in Paris, and, in Paris, maybe screenplays are more flexible and
willing to be directed. They may be more easy going and not fly
off the handle (or of the set) so easily like they do here in the states.
Maybe that screenplay wouldn't have slid or flown off the set if it
had somebody to call. Like an agent. That's the
answer: Screenplays need agents.
Wait. They already have them.