Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Get Back On The Horse

There is definitely a tech bubble happening right now, and it can't last forever. That bubble is definitely big enough to contain one starry-eyed blogger with an idea for a streaming tv show. However, it does not yet contain a company that wants to pay that blogger and his partner for their streaming tv show idea.

So yeah, they didn't take the pitch.

And sure, I was bummed for a little while. But 24 hours later, I'm forced to look at the facts:

1) We'd never pitched a show before
2) We'd never written a treatment before, and those suckers are HARD
3) In the beautifully frank words of the exec who met with us "This concept is too smart for our audience."

So, back to the drawing board. Now that I think about it, if we'd gotten some sort of deal it may have been worse. Getting what you think you want right away without even understanding it completely is really, really bad most of the time. See 'The Monkey's Paw' by W.W. Jacobs.

The exec that met with us was really great, though. She took the time to explain a lot of things that we hadn't thought of and offered some really helpful, valuable advice. Really, she could have split in ten minutes but she spent an hour or so with us, and once I got over the sting of rejection I appreciated her input immensely.

So whatever. I'm going surfing today, metaphorically dusting off my chaps and getting back on that fucking horse tomorrow.

My friend Eliza has pitched some TV shows in her day, with hilarious and spectacularly disastrous results. She's the one in the black jacket:

5 Comments:

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Jamie Mottram said...

I know it's cheese, but things happen for a reason and good things happen to good people. Get back on that MFing horse and ride it, Simmermon.

Man that sounded dirty. Also, the video in this post is hilarious.

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Claire Bidwell Smith said...

Don't forget to send a thank you note to that nice time-taking exec!

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem... simply retitle it "A Show About Poop", and you've instantly got the low-IQ bracket. -D.Billy

 
At 4:38 PM, Anonymous jamy said...

I was so excited after your post yesterday, I'm glad the come down wasn't too hard.

And that video? F'ing hilarious.

 
At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was even funny without the audio cuz, well, wouldn't want others here to hear it......
Sorry about the let down, but hey, nice positive spin:) Back on that horse now. -- ceilisundancer

 

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