January 15, 2009
A midweek break
Only during a week where there's an impossibly high writing goal would 2 meetings and seven hours of class feel like a break. This is the one day this week that I'm not going to be able to work on the screenplay because I didn't get home until midnight and I'm just going to go to bed...
Today was a very good day. I had a meeting with my agent and his agency partner and it went better than I could have imagined. In the next two weeks I'm meeting with a couple of managers that they think might be good for developing my career. Then we're going out with The Kingdom of Tovenray the week of 2/3.
I pitched 4 ideas to them to see which they think I should write – which they though they could sell. They about fell off their seats when I pitched one story idea I've been kicking around called "Skeet." It was a great meeting, because they were very impressed by my ability to pitch a story in the room, which is vital to eventually making sales and getting hired for jobs. Anyway, they were so excited about Skeet – a character driven thriller that could include really juicy roles for some excellent actors – that they wanted to know the soonest possible time I could have it completed.
So now I need to get a first draft of SKEET to them by 3/1. It's my second script they'll be going out with.
Right after the meeting I got an email from "the Movie Script Competition" telling me "congratulations again on your first place finish for A Well Adjusted Boy." What?! I didn't know I won anything. I guess I missed an email, but I won $1000, a trophy, and some other cool stuff. They were asking for my picture and answers to some questions so they could promote me on their site.
There is this outside chance right now that by February I will have made a sale, and the Phillies and the Eagles will have won a world championship. What life am I living?
Posted by jason on January 15, 2009 03:36 AM
I hope you're a Flyers fan.
Posted by: SnakeMan on January 15, 2009 05:08 AM
I am! And the sixers are riding a 5 game win streak.
Posted by: jason on January 15, 2009 05:12 AM
Congratulations, Jase! We're proud of you!
Posted by: Mom on January 15, 2009 09:13 AM
I love how the Eagles pulling a Cinderella is up there with your personal success.
Congrats! Now get back to work! ;-)
Posted by: peaj on January 15, 2009 10:23 AM
Hey, this is all wonderful news--including the very positive review for lethal! I'm very proud of your hard work and bold steps to make your dreams a reality. To what do you attribute your success? a shot of whiskey and pack of cigarets every day? clean livin? what? I personally think it was because you were raised on that hippie commune in the woods with weird parents and unique siblings...
Posted by: Pop on January 15, 2009 12:53 PM
Unique?! ALL WE GET IS UNIQUE?!?!
Jase, this is so awesome!!! I am proud of you--how cool about the win that you didn't even know you got, too! 1000 is not something to sneeze at, either!
Posted by: Jessica on January 15, 2009 01:13 PM
Congratulations, Jase! You're living the life God gave you...God bless you as you live it to the fullest!!
Posted by: kathiek on January 15, 2009 07:28 PM
Is there a treatment of skeet on an earlier blog? Of course it's hard for me to believe anything will exceed my excitement for tovenray...
Congratulations too on all your success; you are so hard working and no one can ever say that you simply got lucky.
Posted by: Anonymous on January 17, 2009 05:15 AM
No treatment for skeet... I still have to figure some of the story out myself. But it's a darker story... very different than Tovenray.
Posted by: jason on January 17, 2009 05:17 AM