After my initial meeting with Zemeckis and Hellard, they stopped responding to my emails.
But, contrary to initial government claims, none have been rescued.
RKF: How do you get from the initial inspiration to starting work on a play?
"to mark or sign with initials," 1864, American English, from initial (n.). Related: Initialed; initialing.
"initial letter of a name or surname," 1620s, from initial (adj.) in a specialized sense "standing at the beginning of a word, sentence, etc."