April 2, 2021: My Plate Is Full!

Today’s pitch went swimmingly.  The executive to whom we pitched was engaged, asked all the right questions and we, I believe, offered all the right answers.  I followed up the meeting by forwarding him a written overview of our pitch and…that was that.  Now we play the waiting game.

And I redirect focus to the next pitch on deck: Powder Mage (one on Tuesday; two on Wednesday).

This weekend, I really need to nail down my game plan for the rewrite on Project F.  I’m losing the first act entirely, getting into the action sooner, need to come up with a few gaming and k-pop elements…and a fourth act twist.  Then, all I have to do is complete the rewrite.

Received the updated bible for this sci-fi comic book adaptation, along with some truly spectacular accompanying visuals.  The plan is to have a finished pitch deck by end of April.

Sadly, my time travel series, TimEscape, isn’t finding any footing.  I may have to reconsider my next move with this one.

No word on the horror feature.

Meanwhile, locking down potential buyers for the other time travel series.  We have a pitch deck in place and should be taking it out shortly.

I’ve been invited to pitch a production company I’ve been looking to work with for quite some time now.  I have a couple of weeks to come up with three solid network suitable ideas.  So far, I have one and a half.

My agent wants me to pitch that streamer.  I’d like to go in with three solid ideas (and my back pocket Dark Matter miniseries pitch). So far, I have two.

A company reached out to use regarding our small town horror pilot.  They offered some great ideas, but I honestly don’t have time to do a rewrite at this point.

All that to say, this is how I’ve been feeling of late…


Today’s Yes/No!

5 thoughts on “April 2, 2021: My Plate is Full!

  1. Ooh … Sounds like you are going to have a busy week or weeks ahead. Again, best of luck.
    With nowhere else to go for the month, at least you have lots of things to keep yourself occupied.

  2. Glad to hear that your pitch went well! Maybe this will be the one, although I still would love for TimEscape to get picked up.

    I guess being hugely busy beats being stuck in a creative rut with nobody interested in what you have to pitch. Surely something will come from all of this activity!

  3. Interesting what Colleen O’Shaughnessy said… “I guess being hugely busy beats being stuck in a creative rut with nobody interested in what you have to pitch.”

    Got me wondering. How do you get a “pitch”? I couldn’t get a “pitch”. I’m sure they won’t meet with just anybody. Does your agent arrange it? Is it your impressive credentials that got you in? Or the fact that you are a producer, writer, former showrunner that they give you the time of day?

    1. My agents set up the meetings/pitches for the most part, although I do set up meetings/pitches with executives I have worked with in the past.

  4. I have the 2010 version of Hawaii 5-0, all 10 seasons, on DVD that I am watching. Of course the most fascinating stuff on the DVD’s is the inside look at the behind-the-scenes production of the series. It is exactly all the things you have talked about on this blog… casting, set building, scouting and filming offsite, creating the special effects, etc., etc. I love looking at the credits. They also have a big team of writers and use a ton of different directors just like you did. Easy to see why you stick with your profession. It looks like a ton of work (I remember your many long days) but very fun at the same time. And WOW if it turns into a hit show!

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