Okay, back to it.
Had a conversation with my agent today regarding the horror script. A few notes to address before proceeding. It’s high concept, chock full of solid scares (and humor of course), has a couple of good twists, and would be relatively inexpensive to produce. He thinks it’s a slam dunk – but I’ve been in this business long enough to know there’s no such thing.
Got the green light to write the second script for my sci-fi series, TimEscape, a month back and received notes for my first draft of the outline. Writer Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (Orphan Black, Killjoys) has joined the development team as a story editor for episode 2 and has been amazing to work with – smart, funny, and fairly bursting with great ideas.
That big comic book project seems to have stalled out. Which is all kinds of infuriating but, again, such is the business. Is it actually dead? Who knows?
Wanted to be in L.A. pitching this procedural this month, but pumping the brakes as I don’t think the pitch is quite there yet. Early March seems more reasonable but it’s a long time to wait – considering I’ll hopefully be picking up my new (old) dog while I’m there.
About to close on a deal to develop a pitch package for a monster series. Interesting.
Offered a co-write on a pilot for a YA sci-fi series that sounds like an absolute blast. The only reason I hesitate is because it has similarities to another project I’m developing…
This one! It’s similar to the aforementioned only in the broadest sense of its setting – and even then… Been working on this one for a few months now and spinning my wheels for going on two, trying to figure out the narrative engine. Hoping the answer will come to me in a dream.
Circling another adaptation, this one a big but utterly unique fantasy series. I await word on whether the parties can reach an agreement on the film & television rights.
And another adaptation, this one based on a contemporary thriller. We’re in the early stages of discussion, but this one, a possible miniseries, would be a major commitment.
Had to say no to a couple of other adaptations because – well, the books didn’t make any sense.
Finally, pulling the plug on a few projects. The lack of enthusiasm on the part of others has caused my own enthusiasm to wane.
I think that’s it. I have about a half dozen ideas in reserve – but will wait to clear my plate before
Continuing my #AmazingPeopleWithWhomIHaveWorked series…
400+ hours of television as a creator/producer, 350+ as a showrunner, 100+ written. Brad Wright gave me my big break on #Stargate and taught me the keys to success: proper prep, great writing, and always treating your cast and crew with respect. pic.twitter.com/WmBsoNBO8F
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 11, 2020
Writer-Producer-Director-Creator-Showrunner Robert C. Cooper was also responsible for giving me my first big break in the industry. A mastery story spinner, a great director, and an amazing chef! #Stargate pic.twitter.com/MeVb9FqOvR
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 12, 2020
Krista McLean – in-house digital effects, supervisor, #Stargate
I was a big fan of the Stargate in-house visual effects crew, and an especially huge fan of Krista McLean whose meticulous mattes never failed to impress. #CaptainMarvel #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/QMbNiEv0jO
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 13, 2020