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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Our pilot (second draft) and bible go to an American network this week. Possibly tomorrow. A "yes" likely means the show is a go.

So am I nervous? Not really. I long ago trained myself to concentrate on process. I worry about what I'm writing, not whether people will buy what I'm writing. I concentrate on making it good, but after that it's out of my hands and I don't stress about it.

This drives Lisa crazy, because she likes to fret.

So, we spent the afternoon coming up with three lines to describe the show in terms one network would most like. An afternoon on three lines? Sure, if they're the right three lines.

Now I'm worrying about what to do next -- that is, if we aren't immediately plunged into writing the next script for the show. I could rewrite my favorite feature. But people haven't been jumping on it. They love the idea but they don't do anything about loving it. Which could be the local market here. Or it could be the script. Or, try to crack the template for another TV show. I have a great hook for an occult drama, but I don't see how it makes a weekly episodic franchise. It's a serial right now, and networks don't much want serials. Hence all the talk about graphic novels...

3 Comments:

Good luck Alex & Lisa.

Regarding your occult show - aren't serials more in vogue now? Lost and Desperate Housewives are network shows, right? And what about the success of all the cable serials like Huff & Deadwood etc? Surely the serial is more viable now than it was a few years back?

By Blogger African Den, at 12:52 AM  

Good luck -- and may the Force be with you.

By Blogger Kelly J. Compeau, at 1:13 PM  

Good luck to both of you, or, as we say in Quebec, "merde" (le mot de Cambronne)!

By Blogger Martine, at 5:49 PM  

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