I was away in North Carolina for my brother's wedding last week when I received the news that our sitcom, Wit's End, was rejected by the New York TV Festival. I'll admit that I was pretty shocked because I thought we had a really good chance of making it into the fest even though they only select 36 pilots to showcase. And I had hoped that we could have our NYC premiere at the festival.
Yeah, rejection sucks. Still, I've been doing this too long to let another rejection get me down. If I took it personally I would have quit this biz years ago and gotten a nice safe job in some safe office. So we're moving forward on our own and will be hosting our first public screening in October in the comedy club where many of our comics have performed.
If you're interested in seeing who did make the festival, go here. BTW:Why does it seem like the NYTVF judges love 1)workplace mockumentaries that rip off The Office and 2)Male Buddy sitcoms???
FYI; last year I worked the Pushing Daisies red carpet and you can actually catch a quick glimpse of my back in this video (see photo above). Needless to say, I'll be bitterly skipping this year's festivities.