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....

8 comments:

Cortney said...

That's great news! And you know what it means? It means you won't be under the Disney thumb for a year but can still make contacts. Best of both worlds if you ask me.

Meacie said...

WHUMPWHEY! It's the sound of a parachute opening! Yay!
I think that is fabulous and can't wait to get the next update.
I'm partial to Dreamworks nowadays anyway.
They lost me after they did a sequel to Bambi! Who the hell did they think they were..Bambi and now this.

CLAAAAY!! said...

Wow, even without getting the fellowship, that's pretty fantastic. Congratulations to you both! :)

Suzanne Woodward said...

Great! Keep staying positive and good things will happen.

Erin said...

That's great, guys! You know we're all rooting for you back home, and not just 'cause we're hoping you'll invite us to the Oscars someday...

congorilla said...

Thanks for all your awesomely supportive comments! We're totally fired up.

bejaypea said...

Jami's fired up. I'm still looking for a bridge to jump off of. Who knew it would be so hard to find a bridge around here?

TheShadow said...

I've been reading your experience moving to LA and with the Disney Fellowship. You two are an inspiration really. Glad to hear that even though you did not receive the fellowship Disney is still helping you out.