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…

7 thoughts on “January 13, 2020: Projects on the go! #AmazingPeopleWithWhomIHaveWorked

  1. Congratulations on landing your completed project on Hulu. Great timing. Looking forward to your next projects. Keep writing. ElGardner

  2. Sounds like you have a busy 2020. The writing and TV shows you have worked on Inspired me to start acting so one day I hope to get a chance to work on a show that you have written. good luck with everything.

  3. In the year of the rat (at least after mid-February)… apparently a good year for snakes. Just saying.
    Will have to wait and see if this is true. LOL. XD

  4. Have you checked your Toronto dog rescue/pound for a pug? Or do they get adopted fast there? Seems like that would be a miserable place for a pug to get stuck in. They need you too.

  5. Sounds pretty busy to me. I love that TimEscape seems to be moving along – I would really love to see that one come to fruition. Are any of those horror projects the one being co-developed with Craig D.? That’s another one I would love to see.

    All worthy folks on the Amazing People list, but I keep waiting for your arch-nemesis/office pal Ashleigh to make an appearance! She always seemed like she was great fun.

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