11.16.2005

Good News (!) with Fingers Still Crossed

Lately I'd kind of given up on the idea of anyone mildly famous ever agreeing to be a voice for my pilot. A lot of big time agents have a problem with their clients doing improv voice work, and seem to think that their clients would be essentially writing my show. I beg to differ, on many points, with that argument, but am not in a bickering-kind-of-mood today.

As those of you who follow my blog know, I'd recently sent off some drawings meant to woo a couple of directors, who I like a lot, to do cameo voices for my pilot. Thus far, I'd heard that Kevin Smith was interested, but I guess they're trying to see what his schedule is, or something to that effect... But nothing definite has been said yet... As with every other show related thing, I'm still waiting for a response...

At any rate, yesterday afternoon, the person who is helping me with casting at Disney called to make sure I was ok with everything for the record that was supposed to happen this morning. We talked about it, and I said everything was fine. Then he said, "Oh yeah, and um.. Michael... Meeshul... Michelle (?), however you say it, Gondry's agency called, and he is apparently very interested... We are going to send a copy of your film and script to NY so that he can look over both when he is in town (I guess more like when he's in the country... he's in France right now)..." I guess we're supposed to hear from his people in the next couple weeks about whether this will really happen or not. I played it cool for the rest of the conversation, hung up, held for a beat, and then shrieked out loud. He's one of my top five, favorite people/directors in the world right now. And he's gonna see my film and read my script! Hoooooray! Also, he's one of the first people I actually requested who has given any kind of positive feedback so far, so I guess his cool factor just went up by 20%. I'm hoping this means he liked the drawings... And hopefully he will like the other materials Disney is sending him...

Anyway, I guess we'll see what unfolds...

(by the way, in the picture at the top of the post, Michel Gondry is the one who is not Adrian Brody, i.e. the guy on the right, holding the Oscar)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Dragon Boy D said...

Whoa!!!! First the new car, now Michel Gondry?!?!?! I'd play the lottery if I were you. Oh, wait. Someone already won the $315 million. Well,they might have more money than God, but their film is NOT going to be seen by M. Gondry like yours is! SWEET!- What's he do'in over there in Franceland, anyhoo?? (said with exaggerated red-neck southern accent.)

6:27 PM, November 16, 2005  
Anonymous Mr. Oooooooooooh! said...

This calls for my world famous catchphrase...Oooooooooooooooooh!

6:58 PM, November 16, 2005  
Anonymous francine said...

awesome!! I love his stuff...especially... Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...you are go gurl!!!

12:02 AM, November 17, 2005  
Anonymous Jim said...

Great new car Liz
and good luck with Michel!

you are definitely on the fast track!

12:15 AM, November 17, 2005  
Blogger Nick Sung said...

Very very cool!
I'm really happy for you--
it sounds like things are going alright.

9:24 AM, November 17, 2005  
Anonymous Theresa said...

Don't be too surprised girlypops, you ARE the coolest chick in America! He's probably hoping you will marry him.
Theresa

10:04 AM, November 17, 2005  
Blogger MARILLA said...

i am crossing my fingers..!!!(>_<)
i know you will get him!...
ha ha ha
you rule the world....!
i am trying too though....

11:29 AM, November 17, 2005  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I will marry Michel, and together we will rule the WORLD!!! WAAAAHAHAHA!!... hey.. why you laughin'? I ain't kiddin'!

5:02 PM, November 17, 2005  

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