I just got back from the New York Television Festival, where my script with Elizabeth, "Comic Book Geeks" failed to win the FOX comedy script contest. Virtually everyone there to whom we described our project responded: "Hey! I'm a comic book geek!" How come none of these people were among the judges?
Anyway, we got to see a bunch of impressive independent pilots and hear from some of the top people in the television industry. Here's what I learned:
There's always room for another good procedural.
The traditional sitcom is currently dead, but speculators expect its time will come around again soon.
It's all about the international market.
Now you know all you need to know about television.
By the way, I also got to see the HBO Premiere of its new animated comedy show, "The Life and Times of Tim," where I got to hear the immortal line:
"Bum rape humor is not a genre of humor."