I am not a patient individual, so it’s somewhat ironic that I’ve chosen this line of work where the lion’s share of your time is spent waiting for shit to happen. Waiting to hear back from your agent. Waiting to hear back from your lawyer. Waiting to hear back from the production company. Waiting to hear back from the broadcaster. Waiting for someone to set up that zoom call. Waiting for someone to show up for the zoom call. Waiting for a green light. Waiting for notes.
Three of the biggest projects I’ve developed over the last – oh, “little while” – are finally going out to potential buyers. Pitch decks and scripts all ready go after a period of development. How long a period? Well, looking back on my old emails, from the point I started discussions to today…
Project #1 = 1 year and 4 months.
Projects #2 = 1 year and 7.5 months.
Project #3 = 2 years and 5 months.
In the best case scenario, all three projects are GO and I’ll be faced with a very classy choice.
In a perfect world, two projects will get the go-ahead and I’ll just have to find a way to make it work.
In an ideal world, one will receive the green light and I can start assembling my writers’ room heading into the summer.
Realistically, however, I had best start work on the three other projects I’ve lined up.
P.S. The longest stretch for a project between inception and green light? Dark Matter = 6 years and 4 months.