Saturday, September 25, 2010

Officially on the Verge

Referring to two things here.

One is Lonestar's status as a show on the verge of not only likely getting canceled, but as one that might not even have the second episode aired. I'm a little late to the game here as Amanda and others have already called on people to watch the show, but consider this a reminder before it *hopefully* airs its second episode on Monday. It's not everyone's cup of tea, and frankly I think FOX set it up for failure by placing it in one of the toughest timeslots on television, but if you like smart, nuanced drama, with morally ambiguous (or stunted?) protagonists, it deserves your attention.

Two is our still somewhat shocking acceptance into NBC's writing fellowship program, where we'll be spending the next 12 weeks working with Jen Grisanti, Karen Horne, and the rest of our fellows -- most of whom we've yet to meet -- crafting a spec and an original pilot in the hopes of getting staffed on an NBCUniversal show at the end of it. But right now I can't even think about that; we just want to come up with a kickass spec idea to write. Methinks we'll be watching lots of TV over the next week and a half... wish us luck.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happenings are afoot (size 13)

I don't know what that title means either, but I do know that one-armed dude just kneed centaur guy in his chest-crotch. Take that!

Also, I believe that future generations will look back and remember this as the summer of stuff.

Stuff like PAing and sometimes assisting. Comic-Conning as "professionals." Missing part of Comic-Con to be an actual professional. Coming closer-than-ever-before-(in progress, don't jinx it, don't jinx it) to-fellowshipping. Whistling past the graveyard of looming unemployment. Again.

And freelancing.

Mostly freelancing. A whole boatload of freelancing.

Search our names (mostly Jul's) and you will find articles on every subject known to man and dog, but there's also been a shocking amount of paid commercial script gigs, writing for company websites, and ghostwriting. Of novels. Crazy, right?

So what does our future hold?

I don't know. Stuff, probably.