Wednesday, June 27, 2018

TV Series Pilot? Why Not?




     Want to see an executive for a television content company (Netflix, FX, AMC etc.) laugh out loud and look at you as though you're delusional? Tell him or her 1) you have no TV writing credentials, 2) you don't live in L.A., and 3) you're submitting a one-hour pilot script for a propsed television series.


     As a believer that 'we only go around once' I just finished writing a one-hour TV pilot based upon my memoir, Up, Up and Astray. In one sentence I'll pitch it as Charlie Sheen's character from Two and a Half Men working as an airline employee in the early 70's instead of a present-day jingle writer.

     My script is actually a 'dramedy' (part drama, part comedy). Although, for the most part it will be comical, there are serious parts as well. My proposed series will depict authentic airline employee and passenger activities in-flight, during layovers, and off duty. Those of you who read my memoir know that my life during the golden age of air travel was exciting enough without my having to make things up.

"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not."
Robert Kennedy