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Michael Edwards

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Hi
Mike Edwards here. Just left twenty year's worth of comfort zone. Hopefully the terror will subside and my writing/dreaming will prevail.
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Michael Edwards

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Welcome! What comfort zone have you spurned, for what dreams?
Hi Marc
Many thanks for the warm welcome.
Actually it spurned me. I've just worked 15 years in a television Studio. It was suddenly sold to property developers so we were all laid off from a dream job. Life's funny, one minute your talking to Taylor Swift about Nashville, next minute you're working as a gardener pulling up weeds.
I've always written for fulfilment...about eighteen years ago I wrote a film script which was optioned. We were very close to principle photography when it all went horribly wrong. I stopped writing scripts for ages so it's an old dream I'm trying to resurrect. My dream is to be remembered through writing.
Regards
Mike
 
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Commiserations. Nobody's safe these days. Maybe it's always been thus. But most of us here share your dream, or some close variant thereof. Somewhere I have the outline for a script I wrote, envisaging a TV sitcom. It was pretty awful, but might be resurrectable if I could collaborate with somebody who knew the industry. Maybe we could talk about that some day?
 
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Welcome to the Colony, Mike. Writing may be joyful but there's little comfort in it. The longest journey begins with one step, but it also begins with uncertainty about how you're going to get there. Not that a writer should mind that, for as the old saying goes: To be uncertain is uncomfortable, but to be certain is ridiculous.
 
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Michael Edwards

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Commiserations. Nobody's safe these days. Maybe it's always been thus. But most of us here share your dream, or some close variant thereof. Somewhere I have the outline for a script I wrote, envisaging a TV sitcom. It was pretty awful, but might be resurrectable if I could collaborate with somebody who knew the industry. Maybe we could talk about that some day?
Many thanks Marc,
Yes if collaboration would help I'd be glad to. Just got to get past the panic of my present financial situation. In my earlier days I worked on many sitcoms as a lighting assistant. The great thing about doing that is I discovered very quickly that in TV and film PROXIMITY is power. Talent and ability are in abundance everywhere. Without connection and proximity we tend to remain as starving wordsmith's
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Michael Edwards

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Welcome to the Colony, Mike. Writing may be joyful but there's little comfort in it. The longest journey begins with one step, but it also begins with uncertainty about how you're going to get there. Not that a writer should mind that, for as the old saying goes: To be uncertain is uncomfortable, but to be certain is ridiculous.
Many Thanks Paul
 
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Welcome Mike. Sorry to hear about being yanked out of your comfort zone and having to deal with the resulting financial situation. Been there, done that, so you have my sympathies. But it looks like you are not giving up, so good on you!

See you around the colony.
 
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Michael Edwards

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Welcome Mike. Sorry to hear about being yanked out of your comfort zone and having to deal with the resulting financial situation. Been there, done that, so you have my sympathies. But it looks like you are not giving up, so good on you!

See you around the colony.
Thank you David.
 
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Daughter is an actor but even with an agent, a year later the acting work hasn't exactly started rolling in. She has other jobs of course, don't they all need those, and other avenues of enquiry, eg, Star Now. I see they advertise for film and lighting crew on there, but you've already got the tee shirt, and how.
 
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Michael Edwards

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Daughter is an actor but even with an agent, a year later the acting work hasn't exactly started rolling in. She has other jobs of course, don't they all need those, and other avenues of enquiry, eg, Star Now. I see they advertise for film and lighting crew on there, but you've already got the tee shirt, and how.
Acting and writing must be the toughest avenues to pursue. I saw so many of both types pass through our studio. Sometimes it was sad but every now and then really inspiring.