Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A chance to chill out and get some work done at my favorite "mobile office," in the area today. I also get to do it with one of my birthday gifts from my daughter, the Starbucks reusable coffee mug! Saving the environment as well, I wonder if I can write it off?
So lots of stuff from LA last week, still filtering through. I have a couple of series that I have in various forms, I think I'll take a stab at really flushing them out and see if I might be able to develop them into something really worthwhile.
I also need to send out another round of query letters to see if I might be able to land an agent for my writing. So lot's to do, never enough time, but a strong drive so let's get to work!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
A 4th place finish in the SkyFest II festival for my new screenplay. OK so I didn't win it, but the project, "Student's Teacher," did win something and it has given me a little hope to send it out to a couple of other fests.
I learned so much about "the business" out West and how you become a player for "real" in their world. Hopefully some of the lessons I learned will help me in the future. Now I'm not one to do a lot of name dropping, but I want to send out a special thanks to the folks at Warner Brothers, TNT, and HBO for giving me some of the best career advice I've ever had!While I was on the Left Coast, I did get to do some fun things, including eating at a couple of my favorite hot spots and catching up with fellow Memphis Filmmaker Tony Flessas.
I've mentioned him before and right now he's living the dream! He's taking a shot and no matter what, you've always got to respect that. I hung out with him and his producing partner, "Bogey" in North Hollywood for a late lunch/early dinner.
When it was all said and done and I returned home, wouldn't you know it, my cable was down, they can't come and fix it for 4 days and half of the things that I had set to be recorded on my DVR... not recorded. Nothing like being hit in the mouth with reality right off the bat!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
On the first real day of college football, I'm sneaking in a little work before settling in for what should a great night of football.
A lot of stuff moving forward, but nothing major yet, hopefully there will be some news soon. Still tweaking some stuff and crunching ideas. It's that calm before the storm, I know the rest of the year will be big in some way, so this must be that quiet time.
Did just pick up a new drive to use to finish the special anniversary edition of "3 Days.." on. Just when I started and really got some of the extras ready, I ran out of space!!! I hate when that happens. Over the next day or so, I'll transfer stuff to the new drive and work on the project some more.
I'm also going to put together my director reel so I have something up that shows a little bit of everything that I've done over the years.