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MELVILLE – TV show?

You can finally watch my latest short MELVILLE online:

MELVILLE from James M. Johnston on Vimeo.

In other news, there is a chance MELVILLE could become a TV show.  Of course, that’s very tentative.  I have a series and pilot treatment ready to go.  SMAC Entertainment, headed by Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini, are on board and WME is working with them to help make it happen.

But first, I have to do some more work on the pitch and find a show runner to help me develop it further.  The show runner part is important, that person completes the package and makes the project worth picking up for development by a network (i.e. any company distributing TV shows, be it broadcast or digital.)

So, there’s a long way to go.

Here’s what the trades had to say:

http://deadline.com/2015/09/melville-short-film-tv-series-michael-strahan-1201512623/

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/michael-strahan-melville-tv-series-1201583906/

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MELVILLE

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My new short film MELVILLE is out on the festival circuit.

It premiered at SXSW, won the AUDIENCE AWARD for Best Short Film at Dallas International Film Festival, and was featured in the prestigious opening night shorts package at Maryland Film Festival.

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