Monday, September 28, 2009

Helping Out the Planet & Doing Work!

OK, so I'm helping out the planet by drinking out of the official "Mobile Office" coffee mug and not using a paper cup/plastic. My daughter gave me the cup for a birthday gift, so I try to use it whenever possible.

Today, lots to do because I have to continue some work on my "reel." Want to try to finish that up this week.

Also, trying to figure out which script to send on to a exec. at a studio in Hollywood. Had a good meeting with him a couple of weeks ago and he said, "Send me a script and I'll read it." So that's great news. Any time you can get someone connected in the biz to read your stuff, good or bad you'll learn a ton from them. Right now it's just figuring out what might be the best thing to send him. I'm almost tempted to write something specific, a new show... more network orientated, so we'll have to see. I'll look at what I have up and ready to go, see if I think it really gives someone a good feeling about who I am and send it off. If I don't like it, I'll sit down and write something this week and get it off.

So that's it from here right now... editing and writing pretty much all week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Back to The Best!

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

Back Home

Well I am back from LA and look what was in the mail!

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.

So Los Angeles was wild! It was non-stop from the time I landed, on my birthday the September 14th, through my flight back on Friday. I think I had at least two meetings a day, some times more!

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

Doing Time on The Left Coast!

Just time for a quick note, about to head into some meetings at Warner Bros. today. All day, should be interesting, I love being on a studio lot!

I did have a little bit of time to find a mobile office for a fix, now it's off to the meetings. Hopefully I'll have some more time over the next couple of days to drop an update or two!

P.S. One of the reasons I love LA, I'm sitting across from a woman who's having a meeting, I'm in the Disney Radio Network lobby and she's attractive, bu sporting major "Plumbers" crack and she doesn't even notice it! Her hair is bleached poorly and if she were younger, there would be no plumber crack, but a thong sticking out... gotta love this place!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sneaking in Some Work

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.