The Difference Between Reality And The Internet

I spent the day, today, helping a struggling family that is losing their home. I bought them a Uhaul, a storage space, and then took them and their children out to dinner.

On my way home I checked my comments on my website, and this is what they said, of course hiding their identity but leaving their Comcast IP address in Santa Clara.

Dear anonymous coward,

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, but I do a lot of homelessness and street activism and I’ve been very busy. Lately, I have ramped up my efforts to help even more families than I was before because we live in rough times where it’s almost impossible for people to get ahead.

As a result of the gifts I have, I choose to be someone who contributes to helping build people up, rather than tear them down like you do.

As far as my rich friend figuring out I’m a loser, since he’s already had a TV show he knows what I know, that one can work in major cable network development for twenty years and never get a show aired, while making a sizable living. He also knows just from speaking with me and understanding the depth of my knowledge about development that I’m no fraud or joke.

While you trolls might have been able to fool Josh, because he’s an idiot like you the believes everything he reads on the internet, your tired rhetoric can’t fool real industry professionals.

As far as my album being delayed for a year and this movie I’m still making, be patient. Because of my success, I’m not on anyone’s schedule but my own and no troll is going to pressure me into releasing my projects before I feel they are ready.

But anyway, I have to get back to helping this family. In the morning I’m helping them pack up their house and we’re working on finding them a new place to live.

I might suggest that if you spent as much time focused on doing good in the world as you do spreading your infectious failure, that you also could help change the world, but you won’t, because you waste your life fixated on me, for a reason that on one anywhere who has a brain understands.

What I was actually doing tonight while you were sitting here tearing me down is enough evidence for the world to decide who is legit and who is the troll.

Meanwhile In Columbus: Production Partners Media Holds Q & A About Their Latest Film

I’m Working On A New Cable Network TV Show

I’ve been wanting to make another TV show for the last year or so.  It’s been six years since my last solicited major cable network pitch.  My friend is a celebrity who travels the world.  About seven months ago I pitched him an idea for a reality show based on his prolific luxury based travels.  We did some research and found a few cable networks who are buying the type of content I’d proposed.  He took off, traveled the globe, and filmed all of the footage for the sizzle reel to accompany the pitch.  He got back into The States a few days ago and told me he’d captured an entire drive worth of film and is sending me the footage in a few days.  I’m hoping to begin editing by the beginning of next week.

With this project, this will be the fourth cable network project I’ve worked on in my film career.  One thing I can say is tat compared to my last go around, I am a significantly more seasoned and experienced filmmaker, with a much deeper understanding of the development process than I had six years ago.  This time, rather than creating a random shot in the dark, we’re creating the show based on the development curve of networks that are looking for luxury travel based content.  From the business meetings we had before he took off, we’ve got a pretty solid shot at nailing a show.

My expectations with this project are where they should be, though, because getting a show in LA is pretty difficult, what I would call a Hollywood scratch off lottery ticket.  If the show gets picked up, I will be taking time off from and other projects, in order to commit full time to making sure the project has my full attention.

As far as the directorial path I am taking, it’s going to be all about georgeous outdoor cinematography, something that will be meticulsouly and beautifully shot, Nat Geo style.  I can tell you flat out that if we get this show, I am really going to enjoy hopping around the globe making this happen.  However, because of scheduling, if we obtain a chunk of development money, shooting isn’t going to begin until some time in late November, as far as I know.

At this point, I provided directorial advice and sent him on his way, but from what I have seen, we’ve got some amazing locations, and footage from all over the globe.  I’m excited to see what I can make of it, and to once again be back in the reality TV director’s chair.  And if it doesn’t pan out, we end up with one hell of a sizzle reel, which both of can use to help build our careers.

More info coming soon…