Friday, February 05, 2016

The Rejection Thing

7 comments:

Jayne said...

The 'esoteric' bit is that it's set in a Britain that isn't ours, where history diverged at a significant point (not the Nazis, we never got as far a Nazis in this world),

It's the bloody French isn't it? Bastards.

Rebecca said...

This was great. Glad you included the replies, which I missed before, but I'm surprised you left out the Stephen Fry bits, which I thought were also helpful.

Also, love the sound of your esoteric Britain. Bet it would make a great graphic novel if producers continue to be too unenlightened to make it. They are depriving us of the stories we want to see, damn it!

Just wondering, do you ever pitch these types of ideas to American producers? I'm sure you know that they make way more shows, more episodes of each show and have much bigger budgets over here. Something like this sounds like it would also make into a good movie series. Certainly, the success of British series over here make it more feasible than ever before. Not to mention, most of us believe everything sounds better in a British accent. Are there major obstacles in the way of doing that?

James Henry said...

Jayne: even worse than the French - THE FILTHY BELGIANS.

Rebecca: oh yeah, the Stephen Fry bit. Maybe that's a separate post actually.

Re. US producers - the 'alternate Britain' thing is being developed by a production company who are owned by a HUGE American company, so I have those connections already, ish. To be honest though, the best way to pitch a show is to have made it already, then let a US network pick up the rights. The other thing is, you do sort of need to be out in the US to be pitching stuff there, and I'm quite rooted here at the moment with children and everything.

Jayne said...

THE BELGIANS! How very dare they...

Don't tell me it's The Rook? Which, if you haven't already read it you should. Immediately. Now. Stop doing everything else and read it. I'll be watching...

Jx

James Henry said...

Not heard of that! I shall investigate...

Jayne said...

Daniel O'Malley. Loved it - also EVIL BELGIANS may or may not appear.

Distressingly this is going to happen:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/twilights-stephenie-meyer-teams-with-hulu-on-an-adaptat-1741787146

Stephanie bloody Meyer. If she ruins it I shall hunt her down and stake her with a sparkly Edward collectable. Or, more fittingly, Buffy's Mr Pointy.

Alex Walsh said...

What would be properly esoteric is a cop series where two ideally matched detectives used their complimentary skill set to solve crimes. I'd struggle to name a series that's done that since, oooh, Father Dowling Investigates, and that doesn't count because it's a priest and a nun...