editing... round 1

Well, folks, the first official producers' cut of the pilot presentation has been completed... and network notes have been delivered!!!!

After many, many hours in the editing room last week, including a marathon 12-ish hour day with 5 of us (Billy, Lee, Barry, the asst. editor Nate, and myself) alone in a room together (it's a damn good thing we all like each other and get along), we finished our cut on Friday--along with a proposed series arc and proposed season 1 storylines--with literally 2 minutes to spare before everything had to be sent off to FedEx for shipping. Whew!

Thankfully it was a holiday weekend this past weekend, so we had an extra day to recover before coming back into work this morning. The execs, on the other hand, took the weekend to watch our cut and make notes and they were ready for a meeting with us by mid-day today!

The meeting went VERY well. They really liked our first pass, which is fantastic! The other great thing is that all of their notes are, as Billy would say, "eminently do-able." In other words, the changes we need to make aren't things that we're tearing our hair out over... rather, they make a lot of sense and can be taken care of relatively easily (though they will take time, of course). And, in a sign that we're all on the same page, some of their notes were also thoughts that we, individually, had after re-watching the first cut on our own over the weekend.

So now we're back in the editing room again... all 5 of us consulting notes, swigging coffee, and eating way too many munchies courtesy of Barry's snack shelf. This part of the process (the editing, I mean...not just the munching of munchies) is a lot of fun, I have to say! I really like editing and I can't wait for our next cut to be done!!! We expect to have a new version to turn back into the network by the end of this week. And then, more notes; then a new cut followed by more notes; and then the final cut. We're getting close!!! Stay tuned...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about music? You haven't touched on that yet. Any catchy intro?
Britney Spears singing "Old Man River"?

4:10 PM  
Blogger Fanny said...

I thought only "Betty" was aloud to do Lesbian-themed show tunes? I'm pretty sure they have everything cornered down in the H'wood - that's why I vote for NO MUSIC - really, go with cricketts.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we follow your career if you don't keep your blog up to date? It's been over a week. Something, anything must be happening.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Janice said...

Hi. I just discovered your blog and web site today, after catching "Ten Rules" on "Watching You." Google is wonderful.:)
I loved "Ten Rules." I laughed my ass off.
When are we gonna get more info on "The Rules" and what's happening on your side of the world?? (I'm in the deep south).
The cast?? Updates?? Pretty, pretty please????

1:49 PM  

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