Over the past several months, I’ve had multiple projects on the go. A number have fallen by the wayside, leaving me with about a half dozen serious contenders…
Project A: As I mentioned last week, this sci-fi series is a go. I’ve started the creative ball rolling with series creator, discussing series, seasonal, and character arcs, technology, the pilot, plot developments, and reveals. Also, have discussed brass tacks production issues, everything from standing sets to visual effects, casting to scheduling. If everything falls into place next week, I’d like to start assembling the writers’ room with an eye to an initial two-week gathering to discuss broad stroke creative issues and break the first episode, then a lengthier period to break the rest of the season.
Project B: Received broadcaster notes on the pilot and bible for this sci-fi project. Great input and I don’t foresee any problem addressing the network requests/concerns. Hoping to have the polish delivered before month’s end.
Project C: Delivered a revised bible and pilot breakdown for this horror series last week and now impatiently await a green light on the script. If I don’t hear anything by Monday, I’ll follow up with an email on Tuesday.
Project D: At this point in time, I really thought we’d be much further along on the the planned adaptation of this horror novel. If the paperwork on the option is nailed down by next week, I fear scheduling conflicts may well force me to miss the boat on this one.
Project E: I pitched a production company five original ideas. They’ve picked one they’d like me to develop for them. Which one? I find out on Tuesday when I go to lunch with two of the company executives.
Project F+: Yesterday, I sat down with an artist. The day before, I spoke to my former writing partner about a possible collaboration. I’m circling three comic book companies: Image (from an ownership standpoint, tough to beat their deal), Dark Horse (we have a pre-existing relationship), Vault (I hear great things about them from other writers). Very excited about this one.
Projects Miscellaneous: I’m not going to bother giving them an alphabetical designation until things start to solidify on these various pitches, takes, and preliminary discussions. But who knows?