So the Bible has been agreed and it's ready to go.
Except it's not going anywhere. Not yet anyway.
My previous project has just gone out top another five or six prodcos, that makes around fourteen or fifteen altogether and covers most everyone with a decent chance of getting something made or offering work on their own current projects.
So far I've heard from ONE, yes ONE of those prodco's with a fairly generic pass. But the Summer is slow. Always is. With that in mind my agents have suggested that sending another project to those prodcos before I hear back on the first one might be 'distracting' to them
In some circumstances I'd say 'Bollocks, get it out there for Christ's sake. It's doing no good gathering dust on your desk'.
But not in this case. I agree with them. For several reasons.
Their reason is pretty good. If only to avoid the perception that I'm spewing out brain farts left right and centre. But there is more.
Many of the prodcos my previous project went to have either never read my original work before, or read it so long ago that the same personel are no longer there. If they like what they see they may well invite me in for a meeting. If they were very interested in the project they would already have been making option noises, so this is in effect a pitch meeting. 'What else have you got?'
I'll be able to tell them about Project X. Live! One on One. Much better than yet another spec Bible.
Also I've had several options before with just a Bible. Few prodcos are willing to shell out for a script though without network backing. And network backing is harder to get without a script to show them. Catch 22.
Project X is a little out of left field, so in this case I'd feel more comfortable with a script attached to it. Putting the Bible going out on hold gives me time to write it.
I've got a meeting with a big prodco this week. Quite frankly I've been in and out of this big prodco like a pimp's dick and nothing has ever come to fruition. But this is with a former script editor on a show I worked on. She's now a producer at big prodco and has always been a champion of my work.
I've got two projects to pitch her and another fermenting as we speak. They may fly, they may not. But you never know.
Shower, shave, haircut and onwards!
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