The Beverly Hills Film Festival ended, I didn't win, but it was fun and I gave out a lot of business cards, got some cool pictures, saw some good movies for free, and drank a lot of free iced tea vodka. Ash came to a bunch of parties with me and the gala was amazing and decadent.
When that was over I immediately transcribed some rush minutes and then started night logging at Intervention. Night logging means I go to the Intervention office in Sherman Oaks from 6:30pm to 2:30am and make Excel spreadsheets of the tapes that the producers have just shot, filling in time code, characters names and descriptions, and what action is taking place. That log is used not only for transcribing but also for the story department to find what they need faster. It's a crazy job that should be done by robots but it's not yet so I reaped the benefits.
My writing group met the other night for the first time in several months for everyone's status update. I was happy to tell them about my manager situation and that I have another Black Christian Movie in the works.
Another bit of news that I had was that I had recently met with actor Orlando Brown to talk about a sitcom he wants to pitch to some different networks. Since we share a manager he wanted to meet with me to see if I could write something like what he was envisioning. We met for lunch and hit it off, I really liked his concept and he had a lot of fleshed out characters and a good general storyline already. He liked my input as well and asked me to write a pilot for him. I wrote the pilot during the day then logged at night for a couple days and sent the script to him. He called me back and loved it, he's going to pitch it around. Best case scenario it gets picked up, but at the very least I made a connection to a working actor who likes my stuff and wants me to write for him.
So that was already a crazy busy week, writing the pilot and night logging, over last weekend Ash and I moved from Van Nuys to Encino (if you need our new address email me). It's a smaller place for slightly more rent but it is closer to Ash's school, has a pool and a barbecue area, is in a much safer neighborhood, is right across the street from a huge park with a basketball court, and we know someone who already lives in the complex.
We'll put pictures on facebook soon I'm sure. I'll keep you posted on everything else. Check out my Tumblr.