Guys, please. THIS –
is, quite frankly, nothing short of mind-boggling. You mean to tell me that 82% of you would eat an apple pie without ice cream? Some (no doubt online trolls) even went so far as to suggest they would actually top it with cheddar cheese instead!
Today, I was at the production offices for two important meetings –
MEETING THE FIRST – Casting!
We got together and reviewed all of our first round selects, narrowing down our choices for the call-backs. We’ll do one final review of all seven roles tomorrow after which I’ll send our casting agent our choices – along with a suggestion that we get on the phone with each candidate to let them know what worked for us the first time, what didn’t, and what we’re looking for in the second round.
MEETING THE SECOND – Schedule!
Hmmmm. We would appear to be a couple of days long which will require us to make a few trims – and maybe the odd deep cut. Our days are already pretty chock o’ block so we need to find opportunities to help make them more manageable. That can involve anything from reducing the number of characters in a scene (the more characters, the more time is spent getting coverage) to losing scenes outright (I know, I know. It’s all gold and we wouldn’t have plotted and written them if they weren’t, but you’ve got to make the tough decisions – and also give fans fun extras like “deleted scenes” that never made it to camera).
MEETING THE THIRD – The set walk-thru!
Construction has begun and already the structures are taking shape. We’ve got five weeks to build, paint, finish, and dress before we start principal photography March…what was it? 25th? Of course once the sets are up, it’ll be smoooooooth sailing!
The overview and general four issue breakdown for the opening arc of my proposed comic book series. Epic far-future, ship-based SF with plenty of action, adventure, exploration, a colorful crew of characters and an underlying sense of humor.
The revised outline for my (formerly titled) Untitled Awesome Project. It’s New and Improved with 50% more op and 100% more heist!
The revised pitch for that other series with a reworked pilot breakdown that included the addition of flamethrowers, collapsing walls, gross mismanagement of temporal stasis fields, and the consumption of a shockingly underripe banana.
I look forward to the feedback!