Whatever I sent her she "loved!" Oh, I do note what I sent, some relationship sketches I did with John Rawlins, my former frequent cowriter, as part of the "So You Wanna Get Married" revue that never went anywhere. As for Upbin, we were still deep in the "getting to know you" phase.
Only a few days later, the Sheri Upbin thing begins to unravel. Donna and Hal (the boyfriend) spoke to Sheri. They all realize Hal is no producer. Sheri wants to direct, so she'll get paid (as opposed to a producer, where she doesn't). Turns out Matt (the other actor) wasn't any good; so the show is on hold. But Hal wants to do "his play" with Donna. Donna wants to some sort of act (maybe with Tom Gilpin of "Style without Substance") and maybe with Sheri. But all that's on hold until after Donna and Hal's wedding.
I didn't bother writing in the journal again until the end of April. Exchanging scripts with friends. "Three Scrooges" was worked on, and I'm apparently considering sending it to Sheri Upbin. This is the gist of it; submitting scripts and manuscripts to places.
Still getting agent Howle to try and submit to SNL and Late Night, but that wasn't going anywhere. Just chasing down leads that dead end.
Come May and I make good on my note to submit "The Three Scrooges" to Sheri Upbin (that apparently went nowhere).
Found a way to submit freelance jokes to Letterman...there exists a backdoor way to "fax" freelance jokes to his show. This was a practice that existed on the "down-lo" and would be effectively ended years later by the WGA.
I attempted to call Kevin Brown but he was off in Canada on a shoot. I write "Good for him." I wonder if I meant it?
Oh, so the BBS column for the WGA newsletter was nixed by the council, so that's why I don't remember that happening. We were setting up for another Agents Night at the WGAE. My friend liked a script of mine and even offered to show it to his agent (after a rewrite).
I also note my father-in-law had a heart bypass. The operation was a success, but the patient would die in a few weeks' time. I wouldn't write in the journal for a month.