Last night, Paul and I got together with our former Stargate script coordinator Alex Levine who, since moving to Toronto, has been busy forging a successful writing career. He has worked on a various productions, most notably Flashpoint and the critically-acclaimed Orphan Black (Check it out!). He’s come a long way from his very first script, a little Atlantis episode called Inquisition and, in hindsight, I now regret being so critical of his spellchecking abilities.
I also regret all those lunch trays I broke over his head for not distributing my scripts in a timely manner.
But before meeting with Alex, it was another heartfelt reunion of sorts. Yes, I’ve missed a number of Toronto residents since moving back to Vancouver but, perhaps, none more than Buca, without a doubt one of my Top Restaurants worldwide. Last night, we dined on crispy sweetbread, various house cured meats including elk tongue, goat cheese and foie gras ravioi, an unbelievable tiramisu, and these two standout “standout” items:
This morning, after breakfast with our former Toronto neighbors John and Nancy, Paul and I got together with Jay and hammered out a structure for the feature. Sometime, in the next couple of weeks, we’ll send him the outline for both it and the JM series/pilot. Also, sometime in the next little while, I’m going to start looking into all of your (no doubt) terrific suggestions for potential shows/movies. Thanks for submitting!
All in all a very productive afternoon, however the highlight of the day was the five minutes I spent on FaceTime with Jelly.
Another dinner tonight and then, tomorrow morning, it’s off to Montreal!