I’ve gone on a bit of a blitz over the past few days. I’ve done three pitches for my new script at Virtual Pitchfest and two with Stage 32 Happy Writers. I’m still waiting to see if I net any script requests for any of these efforts. I’m cool with that because it’s all part of the ballgame, and my larger strategy of building a pipeline of contacts, options and shopping agreements. Over the past five months, I’ve signed two option deals and one shopping agreement. This week, I’m in the process of negotiating another shopping agreement with a major agency that has been involved with some big time television projects.
Finally, in a move that demonstrates I’m a glutton for punishment, I uploaded my new script, logline and story synopsis privately at Amazon Studios. That was five days ago. My work is now in the evaluation stage and I have high hopes that I will break through Amazon’s anemic record of signing lesser known writers. In lieu of my many strong opinions about that very topic, I think it’s laughable to think Amazon will option this script. In fact, I may have a better chance of winning the Super Lotto or being struck by lightning on a sunny day. However, I am going to keep you S32 folks posted on my progress with Amazon. And, it they decide to do business with Uncle Phil, you’ll be some of the first to know about it. In the meantime, I’ll just consider this an exercise in futility.
Feel free to share your thoughts; particularly if you’re going to wish me luck.