Friday, February 27, 2015

The "Journey" Finally Gets Started


It has been a long time coming, with lots of our complaining and whining. However, it appears that there is now the strongest opportunity to bring our new, dramatic, fire-rescue themed show to television.

Yesterday, February 26th was my birthday. That same day, I learned that my wife and I have a new grand-niece, born in Jerusalem Israel of February 26th as well.

Not a bad way to start the day.

Then came the email from our partner Jesse, who lives in L.A. and works in films and television as a consultant. As a matter of fact, if you have ever watch a drama on TV that involved the use of firearms, from .38's to AR-15's, you were very likely to have been watching his work.

He is currently working on the second season of "True Detective." On Wednesday, Jesse emailed me that he had bumped into a producer friend of his on the lot, working on a different show. He asked Jesse what he had for plots and ideas. He told him about our new show and his friend asked if it was possible for him to read the "1-Page" (the name for the synopsis), so Jesse gave it to him. Jesse has known him for a quite a while and this gentleman has a good reputation in the business, as well as an agent and attorney. Hr closed his email with:

"He said he'd read it and if interested he'd discuss with me the options of pitching and how he'd take it to his agent.

Yesterday morning,  Jesse emailed me again. This is what this email said:

"Very interesting...I love it.  I see this as a cable show as well.  Can I read the pilot?  
I'll have a conversation with my agent and see what he thinks.  There are certainly no other shows like it on the air that's for sure!"

This is the farthest in the process we have come in the process of our attempts to bring this drama to TV. As you can imagine, I'm sitting here waiting for an email from Jesse today after his friend reads the script. I want to tell you a little more about the show.

1. The "focus" of the show is on a special unit of almost every fire district and has never been the theme of any other show in the history of television!
2. I chose a specific major city in the Northeast after researching this department's special unit. Though I have never lived there, I have family who has lived there over 30 years (thus many visits there).
3. The Fire Commissioner of the department, as well as the City's office for film and television loved the premise and have agreed to be a part of the show.
4. When Dalmatian Productions, Inc. had just two partners, myself and my best friend for almost 40 years, Richard. Rich and I met when we both joined the combo department in North Carolina in 1977. When we though up the very first show we wanted to do (which was a reality show for back in the 1990's), we took an oath to remain as true and faithful to the fire-rescue service as was possible.
5. Our second promise was to assist fire-rescue charities, most importantly, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
6. For this new new show, even though it will be a procedural drama, we want to hit upon various fire-rescue themed problems that the industry face today, i.e. juvenile fire starters, arson for profit, health problems, etc.

That's it for right now. Oh yeah, one more promise, if the producer and his attorney agree to pick up the pilot and give us permission, we'll tell you all about it, its name, the city, etc.

For all our Twitter followers, we cannot thank you enough for your support.  So please spread the word.


Steve Greene, Creator & Executive Producer


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