A late blog post today as I was out with Private Eyes Showrunner/Executive Producer (and former Stargate Co-Executive Producer) Alan McCullough for an evening of drinks, discussion, and rosemary-infused dessert. Good, good guy. He say hi by the way.
Pursuant to what I mentioned in yesterday’s entry…what was it again?…Oh, yeah! Dark Matter! I sent out my rundown of what we need to accomplish in this relatively short period of time. I say “short period” but, to you regular mortals, it may seem like an eternity. In an ideal scenario, we get the ball rolling on Phase 1 in December which will lay the groundwork for Phase 2 (letting everyone in on the plan) in early 2019 and then, if all goes as planned, aim for a very “productive” Phase 3 in late summer to early fall.
Had a meeting today regarding my Untitled Awesome Project (which, actually, has a title now but I won’t mention it as I don’t know if it’s going to stick and I don’t want you to get attached), a preparatory sit-down in advance of Thursday afternoon’s broadcaster pitch. We already forwarded them the 12 page overview, so I’m hoping it’s less pitch and more of a chat about the show creative – and compliments.
On the somewhat less ethereal front, I’m about halfway through the script for Episode 3 of the show I’m currently showrunning. Received the script for Episode 2 tonight from Courtney and, tomorrow, I sent Alejandro to draft on Episode 4. Still awaiting notes on the Episode 5 outline. The pilot was well-received – which is always a relief. You’re only as good as your last script, right?
Early next week, I begin to apply pressure on the outstanding materials delivered for that comic book adaptation. Once everyone is happy with the overview, we start talking pilot.
Finally, with the deal closed on the option for that horror novel, it’s time to sit down with the author and start hammering out a game plan for the show’s first season.
Oh and hey, check this out. My Snow Monkeys won last week by the narrowest of margins, securing a share of first place in my NFL league (while maintaining sole possession of first in my Yahoo league):
0.04 points! The potential for a stat correction will keep me up for the rest of this week!