Thursday, March 20, 2008

Only in LA - Echo Park edition

Driving down Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park I noticed an interesting store. The Echo Park Time Travel Mart.



And here I was thinking "Where am I going to pick up a refill on my Anti-Robot Fluid?"



I was driving right past a store that not only carries it, but also carries Barbarian Repellant...



...and an assortment of dead languages (in liquid form.)



I have slept more soundly knowing this store is right down the street in my neighborhood.

The only problem is that the Time-Freezy Hyper Slush machine appears to be out of order.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Losing may be winning after all

So Jami may be right. We may have still "won"...depending on your interpretation of the word.

We met with the peeps at Disney/ABC yesterday. They are amazing people. We came away feeling great about our burgeoning career. They gave us all kinds of career advice. They gave us contact names and numbers of agents and managers who they think are good matches for us. We can even use them as a reference. We actually get to say "Hello, the Vice President for Talent Development at Disney/ABC said to give you a call." They are my favorite people on the planet.

We are now set up well to secure representation which is step one in securing writing work. What a crazy business this is. I can't wait to find out what we don't know. Because we know we don't know plenty.

More to come....we're sure.

Here is a small glimpse inside the world of The Mouse. Yes. They have wi-fi.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Who says not winning is losing?

Brian and I finally got the call today from the wonderful executives at Disney ABC.  We didn't get the fellowship, but we were runners-up, which meant if one of the ten fellows didn't want the fellowship, they'd give it to us.  But of course, none of the fellows turned it down--who would?

So.

Does that mean not winning is losing?  Hell NO!  They liked us so much that they want to help by setting us up with meetings.  As I'm sure most of you know, "meetings" is an interesting catch-all phrase here in Hollywood, which can involve agents, producers and the like.  To me, this is one kick-ass consolation prize.  The executives don't have to do this, but they want to. They obviously believe in our ability as a writing team, and I couldn't be happier.  

So.

Now what?

Well, Brian and I kick it into high gear. Write our faces off and continue to network, while we attend these meetings. And let me tell ya, we're looking forward to those meetings.  We're looking forward to our next phase in LA.  

This is one crazy place.

Thanks for all your support.  We'll keep you posted....