Huge thanks to everyone who came to last night's pilot-writing seminar at mediabistro... it was a terrific turnout, and I really appreciate everyone coming and being so interested!
For those of you who couldn't make it... or those of you who have actual TV show ideas you'd like to pitch... or those of you who aren't sick of hearing me talk about television... I wanted to let you know about a very cool event coming up next week here in L.A.
As most of you know, my TV book, Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business, came out from Random House/Crown a few weeks ago... so Barnes & Noble and I are hosting a pitch workshop and panel next Tuesday, March 31.
It should be a blast... I'm going to do a short (45-50 minutes) seminar about pitching, and then we'll have a panel of guests who will actually TAKE YOUR TV PITCHES, then offer feedback on your idea and pitching style!
And the best part... IT'S COMPLETELY FREE! (And the first 25 people to buy copies of the book that night will be guaranteed the chance to pitch!)
Our guests will be Lindsay Howard, an outstanding scripted TV lit agent from APA, and producers from Joke Productions (Scream Queens, Beauty & the Geek)... so whether you're interested in writing comedy, drama, reality, or alternative... we've got you covered!
Here's all the info... hope to see you there!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, The Grove
189 Grove Drive, Suite K-30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(On a totally unrelated note, I am writing this while sitting in my backyard, on a beautiful California afternoon, listening to Johnny Cash's "Hurt" cover on repeat... IS THERE ANY SONG MORE POWERFUL THAN THIS???!" Simply awesome.)
IN RESPONSE TO TYLER'S COMMENT (see below): Hey, Tyler-- so glad you can come... and yeah-- I'll totally sign copies that aren't bought there! As for RSVPing... it's just first-come/first-served. (And again-- this song is awesome... now listening to the NIN version... but I think Cash's cover is better...)
IN RESPONSE TO JOAN'S COMMENT (see below): Joan-- thank you so much for the blurb on the blog... I can't tell you how much I appreciate it-- that's terrific! And wonderful blog! Everyone... please check out Joan's blog/website, The Publicity Hound, which offers free tricks and advice for generating publicity. It's a great resource for writers... especially since we often need to generate our own buzz and heat, but-- frankly-- are rarely that good at doing it. (I mean, come on-- we're writers... we're designed to sit in a room and talk to ourselves... which is why Joan's website is so handy!)