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Asked to write a tv pilot!
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Melvin Johnson
Posted April 4, 2012 1:18 PM
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I've put lots of comments on here about networking, having work ready to view, etc. Well today my best mate Dawn C. and I were asked by a producer with the necessary contacts to write a tv pilot to pitch to -- wait for it -- DISNEY!! When I got the message I thought it was a mistake. I'm a thriller writer after all. I asked Dawn and she said it was real. I sat there on the couch dumbfounded (inside I was doing cartwheels!) Its common knowledge that getting through the gilded gates of Disney is hard. If we're successful with this who knows where it can lead?? In all the producer has seen our work and obviously likes it. Now comes the part where I start thinking "don't screw this up!" We havent said yes yet, but I doubt we'll turn down the shot. Wish us luck!

Paul Mailhot
Posted April 4, 2012 1:52 PM
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If you turn it down, I'll have to slap you. I'm wondering, however, what kind of pilot. Something like a half-hour iCarly / Wizards of Waverly?

You and Dawn seem to be having more than a fair share of good luck. How about sprinkling some of that magic dust over this way.

Melvin Johnson
Posted April 4, 2012 3:17 PM
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A half hour comedy pilot. I think we're going to take the job. Be kinda dumb not to even if it is outside my normal genres. I heard from the produced and if the confidence in on that end, it should be on mine as well. Besides it could open other doors for us. And of course we'd keep our friends in mind. This IS a who you know business after all (sprinkling magic dust toward Paul).

Michael Brandon Carroll
Posted April 4, 2012 3:45 PM
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Dude that's awesome! Can I have some magic dust, too? I just want to use it for science.

Melvin Johnson
Posted April 4, 2012 4:13 PM
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I only use it for medicinal purposes...  ::)

Melvin Johnson
Posted April 12, 2012 9:04 PM
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So, Dawn and I get an email from the producer that lets us know the series we write is going to be screened by Academy Award and Emmy winning people then pitched to Disney. Oh great. No pressure there.

Michael Leins
Posted April 1, 2014 2:29 PM
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Congrats, Melvin! Good luck with your writing. I've heard how tough it is to even get a meeting with Disney, so enjoy the opportunity!