Re: quick update from jms

 Posted on 2/17/2009 by to

On Feb 16, 9:39=A0am, wrote:
> Glad to see you're keeping busy. =A0I sent you something in email --
> Babylon 5, 'Ashes', I wanted you to look at, really just wanted your
> 'thoughts' more than anything. =A0And any advice you can spare for
> someone that wants to become a screenplay writer, specifically sci-fi
> TV series.
> From Texas,
> - Ron
> On Feb 15, 1:13=A0am, "" <> wrote:
> > Back from London, and gradually working my way out of jet-lag to catch
> > up with writing. =A0As I'd anticipated, the BAFTA went to "In Bruges,"
> > and deservedly so. =A0Overall, it was a great experience, and I'm
> > perfectly content with the resolution. =A0One can't expect a home run i=
> > one's first kick at the cat, as they say in places where apparently
> > cats are not terribly popular.
> > (And to a query upstream, yes, I have a theramin. =A0No, I don't use it
> > to make strange noises in the middle of the night. =A0I have a cat for
> > that.)
> > In other mews...I mean, news....
> > I'm on draft two of Forbidden Planet, and the process is going well,
> > very exciting stuff, and I hope I can talk about some of that in more
> > detail soonish.
> > About to make the final touches to World War Z, then with any luck we
> > can get this thing into pre-productoin also soonish.
> > Draft One of Lensman is in, now working on draft two.
> > There have been a couple of previews for Ninja Assassin, and the
> > audience scores have been just terrific. =A0I have a suspicion that thi=
> > is going to do very well.
> > The pilot script for Last Words has gone in to Dreamworks, and they're
> > very very pleased with the script. =A0So we'll see where this goes.
> > Interestingly, due to all the writing work, I've lately begun to be
> > offered directing gigs, most of it in the SF genre (natch). =A0Nothing
> > has grabbed me enough yet to want to tackle it, but we'll see what the
> > future holds. =A0A couple of studios have extended the offer for me to
> > write and direct my own stuff, which is pretty cool.
> > My agent has forbidden me to take on any other screenplay assignments
> > until March/April, but some projects have begun to circle Casa
> > Straczynski of late, looking for an open place to land when an opening
> > comes. =A0Some very cool stuff on the horizon.
> > The interesting times continue.
> > jms- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -

Yes, I got it, and I deleted it instantly as soon as I realized what
it was without reading it. I've made it very clear in the past: DO
NOT send me story ideas for Babylon 5, let alone a whole freaking
series breakdown.

Don't. Do. It. Again.