Saturday, January 06, 2007

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Every year at this time I turn my focus to two things:

(1) Writing
(2) Film (and TV) Awards Season

For the first area of focus: I am anxiously awaiting my annual writing holiday, hoping I don't find myself too distracted by the mundane so that I actually spend time writing. During my 2005 holiday, I wrote the first draft of Harvest Home, my magnum opus. 2006 saw the inception of this blog and the establishment of my film company, Woolgathering Films LLC. But no rewrite. And here comes 2007... Will I actually finish the rewrite of Harvest Home? Will I actually start positioning myself to write something that could get optioned? Will actual filming of HH ever see the light of day? We shall see...

Numero Dos. Awards season. With a bit of luck, this blog should see responses to GG, SAG and AA nominations (that's the Academy folks, not the Alcoholics). I also think it's high time I went to the 2006 Radar and posted my updates. And don't forget the 2007 predictions... Without doubt, 2007 is the Year of the Blockbuster. I mean really, an estimated budget of $300M for Spiderman 3??? But I know I'll be there. My eldest twin's love of Spidey ensures that. Next summer will be fun - if nothing else - the 2007 release docket assures that!

But, given the fact that this is my first post in a dog's age, I shan't get too hasty! We'll start here and see where we go.

For those of you who are readers from earlier this year and still meander back from time to time, wondering where I've been and what I've been doing, here's the short version: stage managing Damn Yankees, performing in Sondheim's Assassins, getting a dog, starting a Brownie Girl Scout troop, travelling, getting a new position in my company, getting a directing gig for 2007 at TBTA and joing the Board of Musicals at Richter. And that's the short version.

More later.. I am hoping.