Interview with Screenwriter Michael De Sapio (Incredible Life of Joey Coletta)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Michael De Sapio: The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta is an homage to the classic family situation comedies of the 1950s and ’60s. It follows Joey, an average southern California kid, who auditions for a family sitcom on a whim and wins the lead role. We watch as Joey contends with the trials and tribulations of child stardom in the 1950s: temperamental directors, on-set schooling, and unscrupulous entertainment journalists, as well as his parents’ crumbling marriage.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama, Family, Comedy

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Nobody to my knowledge has yet done a movie about a child actor in the 1950s. We need more movies that the entire family can enjoy yet offer intelligence and sophistication. Period scripts based in the mid-20th century are always in style and offer a visual…

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