Blessings, Life is Weird, Writing

The One Where I get Optioned!

After a long year of trying to sell my work to someone who can make it come to life, I found out from the publicist today that Miramax wants to option the screenplay! I still haven’t wrapped my head around that. Miramax. Wants. To. Option. My. Screenplay.

I’m going to their offices today to sign a 6-month option contract. They have 6 months to greenlight it, or they can extend the option in 6-month increments for up to 2 years. Then I’m heading to Malibu where Greg is hosting a party to celebrate not only the Miramax victory, but the fact that Daniel and I found out that Netflix is interested in the pilot we did. They loved the idea, but they want us to scale it back because we currently have an ensemble cast of 11. They want 4. Oy. We have some major rewriting to do. But first, we celebrate!

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Back to La-La Land

Heading back to LA today for a couple of weeks to work on the pilot with Daniel. Also going to do another round of pitches for the screenplay. I’m getting more comfortable in the rooms, but it’s still very intimidating to have to pitch your idea in front of a ton of people. The publicist has set up meetings with a number of studios. First up, Miramax.

Blessings, Life is Weird, Writing

The One where I’m in La-La Land

I’ve been in LA for 2 days and I can’t get over how warm it is in February. Why does anyone live on the East Coast?? I’m here for a few weeks, trying to pitch Maybe Baby, a screenplay I finally finished after starting and stopping it no less than a dozen times. I’m also here to start a new project with Daniel. I’ve never written with anyone before, and I don’t think he has, so this should be a blast. We’ll be working on the pilot for a sitcom and depending on how we do we’ll probably start to pitch that as well while I’m here.

So far, I have to say that being here has been rather surreal. Got my first Hollywood wrap party under my belt. Had pictures taken on the red carpet, was interviewed by TMZ, and hung out with Andy Dick. My life suddenly got very weird… It’s now after 1 in the morning, still 60 degrees out, and I am turning in for the night. Tomorrow the work begins. #LovingLA