After five days of fuzziness, my brain decided to start firing on all cylinders again some time this afternoon, and I got the first two acts of Exposure's second script revised.
We are also bouncing 750-word series pitches back and forth: a contemporary urban fantasy, a rural comedy, a household comedy, a comic drama. I need new product to pitch, and it's hard to set up features up here. I'm going to Toronto for the WGC Awards in a few weeks, and I want to meet with producers there, and that means having something to sell. Even if I don't sell something, the meetings will remind people I'm alive and well and living in Montreal. You always want to have something to sell when you meet people, just so the meeting's about something. I'm fairly confident about at least placing some of these pitches with producers, whether or not they get set up at networks.
The pitches are 750 words because that's the limit for submitting to the Banff Pitch It! program at the Banff Worldwide TV Festival, which I'd like to go to this year; haven't been before. With too many of Montreal's producers either terminally chintzy or actually bankrupt, there just aren't that many buyers I can realistically go to in my home town. I wouldn't mind reaching a wider audience.
I'm glad my brain has decided to work again. I was beginning to get really depressed spinning my creative wheels without getting any traction. Nothing like writing five pages on a Sunday otherwise full of family activities (dim sum! walks in the park!) to make me feel like a human being again...
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