Monday, May 31, 2010

You Win Some...

Last week, I interviewed for a Writers' PA position on a hit TV show.

I spent the 24 hours before in intense preparation: predicting their questions, coming up with good soundbytes, reading up on juicy Hollywood gossip to schmooze about, picking out the perfect clothes, researching the show meticulously, etc.

The interview lasted 15 minutes. And I left feeling good.

I found out on Friday I didn't get the job... so I applied for five more similar positions and the waiting game begins again. C'est la vie.

But I've been hard at work on Another Life! I submitted the film to *15 more festivals.* That's a grand total of 27 Festivals I've already submitted to!

I also just finished a comprehensive "Film Festival Submission Plan" that outlines a Total of 100 Film Festivals that I'll be sending Another Life to -- with detailed research on their festivals' deadlines, entry policies, programs, etc.

That's right, 100 film festivals. Everything from Venice and Telluride to Topanga and Omaha -- all festivals that are best suited for Another Life. We're shooting for the stars!

But this week... there's one big, exciting, confidential meeting going down... more on that when I'm allowed to talk about it...

Keep your fingers crossed -- until then!

Monday, May 24, 2010

First Festivals Submission!

Today, I submitted Another Life to 11 film festivals across the world! I'll hear back as early as July from a few of them. Fingers crossed...

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Lately, a day in Another Life has been a day in The Adventures of the Unemployed Filmmaker. All kinds of really exciting things are happening like:
  • sending my resume to top TV Shows and Production Companies
  • waiting patiently by the computer for them to e-mail me...
  • doing dishes
  • tidying
  • neatening
  • deliberating on which bathrobe to wear today
  • writing
  • more writing
  • still more writing
  • or actually just watching lots of Netflix Instant
  • meeting friends for coffee and talking about how it's hard out here for an unemployed film school grad... and pimps. It is also hard out here for the pimps.
  • checking email for job application replies every two minutes.
  • checking facebook every three minutes.
Stay tuned for updates on getting into festivals, getting a Hollywood assistant job, getting an agent/manager, and getting the next hot script written. Until next time -- stay classy, internets!

And oh, yes, I chose the blue bathrobe today.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Screening Success & New Website!

Thank you all for coming to the screening! It was a major success!

We got such a magnificent audience at the Paramount screening last night -- everyone was so supportive and gave such wonderful, positive feedback. I'm all aglow...

Oh, and we have a new and improved website now! Check it out:

It was quite a whirlwind. If any of you shook my hand and wished me congratulations, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail -- now that I've got more time on my hands, I'd love to meet up and talk more over coffee or something.

So What's Next?

* submitting Another Life to film festivals (obviously!)
* job-hunting (Hollywood assistant, fingers crossed)
* write, write, write, write, write
* meet more cool people at screenings, parties, etc.
* keep getting my work out there till it sticks!

Now that Another Life is finally done, this blog will keep you posted on getting into festivals and the ups and downs of a young writer/director looking for work in Hollywood.

Tomorrow, I graduate from USC film school. Then, the world!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Trailer is Up!

That's right! Check out the new trailer right here.

Also, don't forget to RSVP for the exclusive screening at Paramount Studios this Thursday, May 13th right here.

But please note that the line-up has changed: the screening will begin at 7:30PM and now there is no intermission. If you just have to sneak in after the screening starts, Another Life will probably begin at 9:00PM (but no guarantees).

See you on May 13th behind the pearly gates of Paramount!