I'm a professional screenwriter in L.A. and I'm finishing up a screenplay wherein the lead role is an 18-year-old female programmer. This feature film will be shot later this year and released in 2013.
Here's your chance to influence a film featuring someone like you before it gets made!
I want to make sure the lead character is realistic. She's the heroine of the movie, but she has flaws, of course (or she'd be boring). But she's sympathetic and witty, too. (It's a romantic comedy, BTW). I'd like to ask a few questions of *real* female programmers to help me fashion a character that you all can identify with. I respect what you all do, and I want to bring out the best in your profession. Of course, it's a movie, so there will be dramatic license, but I absolutely hate cliches and I want to avoid it with this character.
If you could take a minute to answer some questions, it would help me make this girl a character you'd be glad to see portraying your profession.
Thank you so much for you help.