I am getting prepped for the fall launch. That means watching as many pilots as I can get my hands on (thank you to my new best friends at CanWest Global who have supplied me with screeners) and figuring out which ones I’m prepared to watch 4 or 5 more times, so I can post about them.
While I’m doing that, of Mad Men thinks you should be writing your pilot. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch but Michael Patrick Sullivan at Red Right Hand met him at and reports as follows:
- Weiner’s advice on pitching pilots (if you’re not some established showrunner or big name writer): Don’t pitch it. Write it. “Ideas are a dime a dozen…don’t just be a guy with an idea, sit in a chair and write it…that makes you a guy with a..(miming the holding of a script)…a property. Sheryl Zohn said it a bit better. “It makes you a writer.”
Check out the whole post here.
If you don’t feel like writing, Geek Tonic has a post with links to pilots available for free viewing from . His links include Bionic Woman, Life and Journeyman. Also Chuck which I discuss after it airs September 24th. I haven’t tried this yet but I suspect it won’t work outside the US. Let me know.
If you don’t feel like writing or watching, you can always friend Facebook.on