Other relatives, paid consultant agree
Kevin Tomlinson’s mom has always been his biggest fan, from his days in Little League to his current dream of making it in Hollywood. Still, 62-year-old Thelma Tomlinson claimed she was being completely unbiased last week when she categorized son Kevin’s script as “a masterpiece that would make dad proud.”
“I could totally see this on the big screen, sweetie,” she told Kevin after reading his sci-fi script ‘Moon Star Nine.’ “I think you should call Steven Spielberg about it.”
And Thelma isn’t the only one excited about the script. After she told Kevin’s uncle and cousins about it, they emailed Kevin for details.
“Hey Kev, I heard from your mom that you finished a new movie script,” wrote Uncle Jack. “I can’t believe we have a budding Hollywood star in the family! Just don’t forget us when you become rich and famous!”
Despite the hubbub in the Tomlinson household, the only non-relative who has read Kevin’s script is screenwriting consultant Alan Bendrell. But even he was impressed.
“I could totally see this on the big screen,” said Bendrell, who charges $200 per screenplay. “This is a real improvement over the last seven scripts you paid me to cover. Keep ‘em coming, buddy!”