Toward the end of last year, there was a thread on Whateveresque asking how bloggers kept at it. I responded that I didn't think I had it in me to be any kind of blogger, because, among other things, I can't really talk about projects I'm working on and that's what would be fun to talk about...you know, juicy inside stuff. Well, about a month after saying that, Polybloggimous was born and well, you know...I've become a seriously dedicated blurter.
I've solved my "talking about movies" issues by either being generic, talking about stuff that happened long enough ago that nobody cares, or by talking about people who, if they didn't like what I was revealing, could, in my opinion, suck eggs anyway. Since starting this blog in January, I've only worked on a bunch of smaller jobs...folks coming to NY to shoot only a portion of their TV show or movie. And I've been doing the show I mentioned about NYPD Detectives.
Not to detract from any of these, but they are, in my mind, what I do between real jobs in order to eat. Well, today I went in to interview for a real movie. And the interview turned out to be not much of an interview, since the Producer, instead of asking me any questions or studying my resume, just started telling me which locations he'd like to see first. Turns out I had the job before I walked in the door. (In fairness, I've known the Production Manager for 20+ years so that might have had something to do with it.)
At any rate, I start a new movie next week. I'll be replacing myself on the Detective show.
Now, here's the part where it could get interesting. I'm going to have to be extremely selective figuring out what I can tell you about. For instance, I'm not going to tell you the name of the movie or what it's about yet, because it isn't even listed on IMDB yet. They haven't hired a Director and they haven't cast any of the roles yet. In fact, aside from the Production Manager, I'm the first person on the job.
I'm also going to read my Deal Memo very carefully to make sure I don't do anything stupid that might open me up to dire consequences like getting fired or sued.
Here's the little bit I can tell you about the movie:
- In spite of the fact that no network has had a weekly movie in decades, we still call this type of project an MOW (Movie of the Week).
- It will air on one of the broadcast networks so all of you will be able to see it for free!
- It's a Romantic Comedy.
- I read the script over the weekend and I liked it a lot.