Now onto the new stuff.
I turned in the script to the producer this morning before work. As promised, Mrs. 1SO gift wrapped it (including ribbon and a candy cane.) I already heard back from the producer who liked it quite a bit. This is already unusual because producers/agents/managers/actors take forever to read a script.
As typically happens there are a handful of notes. A couple of which I completely agree with, a couple I don't agree with but I understand where he's coming from, and a couple I absolutely don't agree with in any way. (My first thought on those is that I didn't convey properly in the script what I was going for, so it's importance and meaning was misunderstood.) He still thinks the story is solid and thought it moved very swiftly, just those few moments where he didn't feel the behavior was consistent with the characters.
He thought I got a lot of little moments just right but could use some more offbeat humor overall. (I know he's going for a tone like "Monk" and casting is such a big part of that.) Also thinks there's too much dialogue, which is a common note, especially when the script is 120 pages and the writer is a fan of The Coen Bros, Aaron Sorkin, Shane Black, Joss Whedon and Quentin Tarantino.
I was ready for "you tried" or "I'm going to bring in my own guy", but so far it looks like I'm staying on. (Think of it like a game show where the longer I survive the larger the potential award at the end. So I survived Round 1.) He wants to get together a couple of times to talk about fixing the problems, plus he'll email me notes. (Honestly, I have more problems with the script than he does.)
The next step is getting it ready for the Agent and Management Team. If I'm still on board at that point we probably won't start going to Production Companies until Late Spring.