It has been so long since I’ve blogged, I barely remember how to do it. Decided to get back to it again because I finally have things to talk about. A little over two years ago, I moved to the coast and it has been a tad grueling. The economy hasn’t been helping the industry much and the competition is fierce! Let me just that NO ONE is sitting around waiting to see what you might be writing. The reality is that everyone has a dozen scripts (or more) sitting in their offices and at their homes … a dozen scripts they already don’t want to read. The news that you have one ready is rarely welcome news.
I’ve been really lucky in that I’ve had super talented, super supportive readers (a former Development Exec and a current Assistant to a studio head) who have been really to read what I’ve got and pass it on.
And, now, I’ve almost got something in development with a couple of terrific producers. A few more details to iron out but the work is already getting into some really amazing hands. In the past, whenever I heard the word “Development,” it was always followed by the word “Hell.” Everything may end up there. This business is known for deals collapsing, talent becoming unavailable as the deal progress, and challenges in production.
If it were easy, I guess everybody would be doing it … believe me, this is NOT easy. But it is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.
I used to blog about teaching visual media, animation and filmmaking from the teacher’s perspective. Now, I’m blogging from a different vantage point in the industry. Let’s see how it goes.