Well, that's showbiz!

I got word yesterday that the Canadian prodco will NOT be renewing the option on my script. They cite the troubled economy as the ultimate reason they couldn’t pull together the financing. This puts to an end a deal that’s been in the works for more than three years. Three years of meetings, e-mails, phone calls, yadda yadda yadda.

When a disappointment like this happens, I do what I always do: I kick into high gear and get my reps to put the feelers out, get in touch with folks who might've shown some interest early on. Then I start making phone calls and sending e-mails on my own. I’ve already got some potential prospects percolating.

So, onward and upward.

But who knows, maybe when the economy turns around, and when money starts flowing again, that Canadian company will want to get rolling on things again. Sure, that’d be great...if I haven’t already sold the script, that is.

I’ll keep ya posted.

Oh, one more thing...a couple of you have written to me, asking "What happened to your Izen-Vines website?" For those of you who don't know, the Izen-Vines site was sort of a fun "tribute" site that explored my fun, very creative days attending Beverly Hills High School in the late-70s, early-80s. Sadly, the site in no more. Nope, we couldn't scrape together the $9.00 to keep it in operation. But for those of you who are at all interested (and maybe just a little bit bored out of your minds), you can visit the MySpace page of the the all-time #1 Izen-Vines fan, Nezi Nevins. In fact, here's the link: myspace.com/nezinevins.

So stop by, say howdy to ol' Nezi, take a gander at some of the goofball pictures of yours truly...and have a laugh. Or not.


Mike said...

Sorry to hear that Jim, but impressed by your positivity - I'm still learning to deal with negative comments on the webseries episodes ;-)

Good luck with it!

Jim said...

Thanks, Mike. Yup, ya gotta stay positive in this nutty business. Stay positive and move forward!


the troubled economy, we all know this excuse! Good luck on selling it anyway! I hope you'll sell it before they contact you again! This would be a sweet revenge! smiles.

Anonymous said...

Is this the project where you did a massive rewrite? It's dead because a Canadian producer can't get government funding unless the credited writer is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

I've heard of projects going to a U.S. writer for "punch up" and then dying for just this reason.