|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
My jokes featured on the webcast in November...
My jokes featured on the webcast in October...
Into February ’93, “my” “agent” Robbins read my Seinfeld spec and liked it enough for me to rework it a bit. He said he could get it to the Seinfeld company (“It’ll be nice getting rejected by a higher level of talent”). I even decide to take my “Dashing Dan” script and convert it into a Seinfeld episode. Nothing like over-doing it at the slightest evocation. Additionally, I decided to pull out some scripts and submit them to some comic company, two things I had co-written with John Rawlins (our radio script “Capt. Useless” and a pilot we pitched to the “Galaxy Ranger” folks, “Tech-Mech”).
My next journal entry is one of two made in in September. And I'm blue here.
It turns out I did send Herb Sargent the material after the whole WGAE dinner kerfuffle. He doesn't know if he got it (He gets lots of mail, doncha know). He did recall talking to the other guy, Jay, but wouldn't give me an inch or the slightest acknowledgment.
Money woes. Finishing "Closed Set" but didn't know what to do with it next. My rejection from MAD magazine finally made its way back to me after a year. I was just deeply lamenting my fate; my "break" was a non-repeatable fluke. I hadn't built off of it. Kevin Brown was now off on his own. "Bleakness envelopes me" (C'mon, the kid can write!).
I didn’t write in my journal until half-way into January 1993. Heard from the agent Robbins. He passed on the second script I sent him, “Dashing Dan.” But he thinks it might make a good 2-part “Seinfeld.” Oy. I decide to send him my “Seinfeld” spec, based on my “Wedding” script, “He might get a kick out of that.”
Freelance writer, still hacking away.