Forum member Rob Morton is currently trying to get his movie, The Townie, into production, and he's nervous as h#&k about it.
rrmorton describes himself thusly:
"I'm Rob, 34 years old. Born in Royal Oaks, Michigan. Grew up in Novelty, Ohio about 6 minutes from picturesque Chagrin Falls, home of Bill "Calvin & Hobbes" Watterson. Dad was an electronics sales rep, Mom got her PHD in Civil War history then became 2nd in command at the Kent State University Press.
As an undergrad from 89-93, I majored in film studies at Hobart College in Geneva, NY. After graduating, my girlfriend Gwen and I moved to New York City where I attended NYU's graduate film program and got an MFA in writing and directing. Ever since I've been keeping the faith with the screenwriting and hoping to direct my first feature.
When we moved here 12 years ago, Gwen went into publishing where she's kicked ass ever since. In fact, a couple days ago she was promoted to *Executive* Managing Editor of children's books at HarperCollins. She rocks. We got married in 98 and had a baby girl named Amelia two years ago. We took her to her first movie last weekend, Curious George. Her favorite part was the Pretzel Goldfish commercial before the movie. (She loves Pretzel Goldfish.)
Recently I got some momentum going with a movie I wrote called The Townie. Over the last few months the script has been optioned and we're in the process of trying to attach an actress for the lead role. But then today...
I got a call from my friend and producer Josh saying that the in-house producer with whom we originally got the project started is leaving the company. She resigned today. We don't know what that means exactly, except that it's going to be a chance for them to reassess all the projects she had been shepherding along, including mine. We haven't signed the option contract yet so nothing's locked in, which may or may not be a good thing. Right now I'm in limbo waiting for tomorrow, when Josh hopes to talk with the film production company president and find out what this means for the Townie. This could end up being nothing at all or my film could be falling to pieces. I'm nervous as h*#k once again.
Sorry. Had to get that off my chest. So that brings you right up to date on me!"
He's also the insporation for the term mortoned.