Tuesday, May 09, 2006

TV Pilot - Done

Okay, it's done. It feels good, I think it flows well for a first draft, and I feel good about it. It was fun to revisit those characters and expand/deepen their stories. I e-mailed it over to the Producers, now I start to eat my nails as I stress out if they'll like it or not.

They loved the 1st 15 I sent, but now it's another 45 pages since I last sent it over to them (they said to finish it before I sent more, so in the last week that's what I did - 45 pages, now it's done).

It'll likely come in at 56 pages, now it's at 60 but I purposely went over, I know I'll be tightening it down based on their notes. Their notes on the 1st 15 were easy, minor things, so I'm praying it's more of the same.

Now I'm in the process of mapping out Season 1. I already have the Season 1 cliffhanger ready to go. It's funny because as I was writing the pilot, things were coming to me, ideas, etc, and I had to sorta put them aside, thinking, "nah, that'd be better for the 2nd season."

New Managers went through my pile of scripts (I think I sent them 15, with 3 more about to be sent) and they pulled aside my comedy called Food Fight as one of the best (I agree). They had some minor notes (polishes, tightening, etc) and I'll have that done tonight and send that over to them. The plan with Food Fight is to attach an agent, possibly an actor or 2 (Food Fight needs a combo like Jack Black/Will Ferrell or Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson or Ben Stiller/Luke Wilson (all interchangeable 'cause they'd all be perfect in either of the 2 main roles)). Anyway, the plan is basically to get it out there and sell it. I'd be okay with that.

If either of these projects gets off the ground and I do make it out to LaLa land, I'll be buying you all drinks. Hope you all are well.


Anonymous said...

Hey Patrick -
The blog is fun and informative - thanks. Good luck with everything. Looking forward to drinks once you're out here in LaLa Land.


Patrick J. Rodio said...

You're on!

oneslackmartian said...

Not to damn COOOL!!

Good luck, guy!

And if your fortunes turn and you're ever in NC, first round of moonshine's on me!

My apologies to the fine folks of NC.

Systemaddict said...

Sweet deals, always nice to get work done, submitted and in the mix.

Sorta keeps the process going.

I suppose the light at the end of the tunnel (known as payday by professionals) ain't bad either

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Look forward to the moonshine, OSM. I love NC.

Kid Sis said...

Drinks in LA sound great!

Grubber said...

Things are hotting up, well done Patrick!

Shawna said...

I'm waitin' for my drink. :)

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Man, I'm gonna have to buy a lot of drinks when I get out there....No problem!