But also, since I am on the topic of Amazon Studios, something has been weighing heavy on my heart, so I am confessing it here. My Amazon Studios mailbox contains about a dozen requests from folks asking me to read their scripts. I haven't opened that inbox for...eons. I haven't read the loglines, or responded in any way. That's because I hate to say no, even though I know from my own life that nine times our of ten I would prefer "no" to "no response," and I get frustrated with people who opt for the "no response." But here I am, in the same boat.
So my goal, once the semester ends, is to open those emails--one by one, write apologetic emails, and give some response. Because I work almost full time, go to school almost full time, try to write almost full time, and I have a real-life writer's group and network of people with whom I exchange writing on a regular basis, I know I can't add the reading of more full scripts to my pile, but I'm hopeful that I can do something that might be helpful. Maybe it will be reading 5 or 10 pages in conjunction with the logline, maybe it will be something else. But it will be something.
And since this was an Amazon Studios-themed post, here are a couple of related articles that my Wordpress suggests you read:
- 'Zombieland' lives again at Amazon Studios (bizjournals.com)
- Amazon Studios Starts Free Streaming Of 14 Original Series Pilots (ubergizmo.com)
- Amazon Studios Touts Strong Viewer Response To Its Pilots (deadline.com)