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?

17 thoughts on “July 13, 2018: Project Updates!

  1. This is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about them, especially A. It always starts me worrying when people don’t phone or email back, as in option C.

  2. I like the sounds of project A and B. Never been a huge Horror fan although I have enjoyed a bit in the past. It will be interesting to see what you have.

  3. Wow. So many Angels on your shoulders with their wings. (A producer/Writer friend I’ve worked with for the past nine years to get a project out of five green lit said each time you get green lit an angel gets his wings).

    Congratulations!! I’m so excited to hear all about your progress. Need any marketing /web/editing/social media marketing help just holler. We so want you to know we’re here for you.

    I personally loved how Dark Horse took Wendy Pini’s Elmhurst series and supported her.

  4. Wow, you are really rocking and rolling! I am excited for you and always knew you would win on many fronts as you are a gifted writer and producer. I wish you much success on all these projects, especially Project A as the universe can always use another great sci-fi series! Peace, success and happiness to you always.

  5. I’m amazed at the amount of projects you are juggling at one time. I have to admit that I’m the most excited for your science fiction project.

  6. I’m not a fan of horror… But, I can’t wait to see what you’ve got going in the sci-fi space! When can you start to give us details?

  7. Ok so I’m guessing
    Lunch Tuesday is with Vanessa and one of her collegues
    and as much as I am truly thrilled they have selected one of your original ideas,
    (because you do know I adore
    reading, hearing and seeing your wondrous, wonderous, wonderful, stories),
    I’m wondering what’s become of Lou Anders Anthology??
    Is it just gonna sit on the back burner indefinitely
    or is someone out there still pushing to try and get it sold?

    Do you think Vanessa might be interested in a comedic series
    about a grouchy, dirty, fuzz ball that lives in a garbage can and
    haphazardly spouts foul things to people as they pass by? 😀 😀 😀

    Hey! Just remember all work and no play makes for a very dull boy.
    Bring on da burger tour, eh! XO

  8. I started to say feast or famine, but in truth you’re always working, just also always waiting for the go like.

    May all your project pan out on a schedule that allows you to keep your sanity.

  9. Very excited to hear about your current state of stuff! Looking forward to hearing more!

  10. I agree with Jon Hrubesch about the juggling. I’m good at multitasking but you take it to a new level. “Good Luck” or “Break a leg”?

    I hope you take time for fun this weekend. We are planning inside activities. It’s still melty hot.

  11. Wow — Very exciting and congratulations on Project A. Can’t wait to hear more. Congratulations, too, on the projects coming to the front, too. I seem to say “I’m sorry” to a lot to people lately. But I’m sorry I keep missing your blog.

    I’ll be pretty much absent from here at least through Patrick’s “graduation” on July 26. SO MUCH going on. His transfer to a group home was on hold because there were no spots, then suddenly there were 2 spots in one home but we couldn’t move in fast enough with the support he needed so they juggled the 1 person in that house to another and just closed this one house until another person wanted to come in or Patrick was ready (and Patrick being ready is waiting on the director of his autism school who had an unexpected eye thing that probably needs surgery but it looks like she will be good to go any time after 8/27). Then I was working on the video for the graduation of Patrick through the years only to be told they didn’t really understand that and have a slide show they were presenting. They decided I could put mine in another place for people to look at. This means I may extend it to 12 minutes because it is too difficult to keep it at 8-1/2 minutes without a significant amount of work merging pictures together. Ugh. And then work exploded. Not that I don’t need the money, but right now of all things? And then I had a very bad thing happen on Thursday medical wise and I don’t know what it exactly means. I think I have a small concussion when I slammed my head in the process and slept for 5 hours after it happened. Was very confused and had difficulties focusing. I had a concussion in my teen years so it was kind of familiar to me. 🙁

    1. Wow, that’s a lot of things you’re juggling too! I hope your head is alright. You did go to Dr., right? Please, take care of yourself, PBmomM. We all love you!

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