As a writer you hope that everything you churn out will finally get you the recognition and acclaim you so richly deserve. You are, after all, an unknown genius and everyone who doesn’t see that immediately is clearly a fool. Peter Gaffney is realizing his goal as a writer, selling his first script, the sci-fi themed Terrestrial, as well as securing representation for his future endeavors. I’m sure this is far from the first thing he’s ever written, but good for him.
The Wrap reports that Lionsgate has paid somewhere in the low six-figures (that still sounds like a lot of figures to me) for the first-time writer’s spec script. In addition to securing a nice payday for Gaffney, he has now also signed on with talent agencies UTA and Energy Entertainment, which will most likely lead to more work in the future.