Had a meeting regarding the Untitled Awesome Project today. This one has me all kinds of excited for a two simple reasons: theme and tone. It’s something this prospective sci-fi series shares with three other shows I’ve done in the past, specifically: Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, and Dark Matter. Sense of fun? Check! Sense of humor? Check! Sense of family? Check!
The wheels are in motion and I’m hoping we can bring this to you sooner than later, and fill that Stargate/Dark Matter-size hole in all of your hearts! And, who knows, should the pieces fall into place, there may be an opportunity to check in with an old friend or two.
Received word today that the deal on that horror novel is about to close. When the time comes, I’ll be collaborating with the author on a pitch deck and pilot. Not for the faint of heart.
Meanwhile, poised to go to script on that other “east coast” horror series. i’s are dotted. t’s are crossed. Let’s do this!
Speaking of collaborations, the ball has started rolling on that comic book adaptation. It’s a great, high concept premise with potential for equal parts humor and heartbreak.
Had a conversation with a production company that has expressed interest in optioning the supernatural pilot I co-wrote with my friend Tara. In my mind, I’ve already cast the lead – but, of course, others will no doubt want to weigh in.
Fleshed-out a rough, 10-episode first season arc for that far future Earth sci-fi series. Now that the series engine is in place, my focus shifts to production design. This one will be challenging.
I patiently await notes on the polish for that off-world sci-fi series bible and pilot. I expect we’ll deliver the materials in the coming weeks and then receive
a response the green light sometime in September. Hawaii would be the perfect shooting location – but I suspect that is unlikely.
Also teaming with a very funny local icon on a unique procedural. We’re working on the pitch and plan to take it out in a couple of weeks.
Finally, I have meeting next week with a comic book company about two original series, one of them a spiritual successor to Dark Matter.
And, oh, hey, speaking of Dark Matter and comic books, I have a conversation next week to discuss the possibility of releasing some of the planned Dark Matter episodes as comic books. The key will be to find the right artist. Oh, and convince TPTB to do the comic book in the first place.
Finally finally – yes, a lot on the go, but – on the advice of a very successful friend – I am seriously considering a change of location. Yep, I’m talking L.A., but only once I’ve finished the extended juggling act on these various projects. I’ve already informed my reps that I’d like to have this discussion in the fall/winter. Also, in preparation, I took this highly scientific buzzfeed quiz to help me decide where I should move to:
My results? Los Feliz!
Not so sure the more dynamic, “centrally”-located WeHo might not be more my (and Akemi’s) style.
Finally finally finally – this quest for a new WordPress blog theme has hit a snag. For reason unknown, I am unable to switch off to another look. As I mentioned in yesterday’s entry, I have decided to bring in the professionals to oversee an overhaul that will: a) improve your blog-reading experience with b) minimal hassle for you and yours truly.
In the meantime, check out these themes and let me know what you think:
Finally finally finally finally – here! This is for you!