Sunday, November 26, 2006


What happens if you stick a knife in Mell's head and let a week or two pass by?

After Halloween, I got so busy, as usual, that I forgot about this Mell-O-Lantern. But, when I finally noticed it, I found the image to be quite fascinating. The decay of this moldy pumpkin reminds me of a decayed body, which matches the theme of the image. I love how the mouth seems to have opened wider in a silent scream. Poor Mell! Anyway, onto some news...

Well, no news is good news right? There actually is some, although the Summer Camp of Death! project has been at somewhat of a standstill. Here's why.

As I mentioned before, the idea was well received after pitching it to MTV. Upon their request, I quickly sent in the pilot that I had been working on for over a year. And then...well, nothing. It's a "hurry up and wait" sort of thing. I walked away from the meeting saying to myself that I'd be surprised if the exec' read the script sooner than two months time. Having pitched a lot of shows to various networks, that's about the turn-around time that I've noticed it takes. In the meantime, I haven't really worked on anything simply because there are so many possibilities that could and would change the creative process if they end up being seriously interested. The main issue is whether or not it would be a 15 minute show (as it stands now), or a 30 minute show (something we contemplated during the pitch meeting).

So, I've been relaxing and taking a break from all things S.C.O.D., with one exception. I have been thinking about new scripts, trying to come up with a season's worth of good ideas. I've also shown my pilot script to collegues who have been giving it (surprisingly) good reviews. And, I've been in touch with said exec' who assures me that the script will be read this weekend! So, to celebrate and also to keep the good vibe resonating this weekend, after six long weeks I've dusted off my writing fingers and gotten a significant amount of work done on script two! And it's a good one! So, for the few of you who read this blog, keep your fingers crossed for me today and next week, and I'll be sure to post the good news (or the not so good news) as soon as I find out.

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