So far, this trip has been marked by seating issues, a late cancellation, general misfortune, and the mid-brush realization that what I’d packed was not, in fact, toothpaste but a topical ointment for rashes. All in all, an inauspicious start to this east coast swing.
Back on the west coast, meanwhile, my pug Jelly is apparently missing me something terrible. This according to Akemi who claims she seems downcast and considerably less vocal – although her appetite remains as healthy as ever. My french bulldog Lulu, on the other hand, is coping just fine. Last night, she seized the opportunity of my absence to lay claim over my spot on the bed.
Given her general stubbornness, I have a feeling it’s going to be very tough to take it back.
Met up with my Toronto buddies Tara and Trevor last night. Catching up with them over mini turkey burgers, flatbread, and scotch almost makes me want to come back and shoot a series here in Toronto.
Today, it was meetings, meetings, and meetings (in that order). We hammered out a pretty solid structure for the JM series (note: it doesn’t stand for either Joseph Mallozzi or Jason Momoa) and will be starting work on the overview and pilot when we get back to Vancouver. We have a dinner meeting tonight and then, tomorrow, we start breaking the film script! In addition, a couple of other opportunities have cropped up in the last 48 hours including a partnership to pursue some established properties.
Which is where you all come in. Again, I need your input. What book, graphic novel, or anime series do you think would make a great television series (or movie)? List away. If your idea is a good one and we do end up securing the rights and making the series (or movie), you automatically win yourself a set visit!
With some time to kill this afternoon, I visited one of my favorite Toronto haunts:
SOMA Chocolatemaker (Welcome to SOMA chocolatemaker). Akemi, no doubt, misses it even more than I do so I picked her up a little something(s) for dog-sitting while I’m away:
Note from my sis: Andria asked me to thank Sparrow_hawk, gforce, and astrumporta for their support of The Missing Children’s Network!
Hey, Stella – hope the doggy surgery went well today!