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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: various announcements coming
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/21/2000 12:09:00 PM  

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Just a note in response to those who've asked about what's coming up next for
me that's non-B5 in nature...along with the just completed novel, there are a
number of things that I've signed to do that I haven't been able to talk about,
but will be able to start releasing some of that information here over the next
few weeks, so stay tuned....

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: various announcements coming
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/22/2000 8:25:00 AM  

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>I hope you got a new series--that would be great!
>

Nothing there can happen until later down the road a piece. The problem is
that, while freelancers can kinda work year round, there are only two periods
during which show runners are hired.

The first is late May/June, when series are commissioned from pilots, and those
that don't already have a show runner attached need to find one. I missed this
slot last year because we didn't finish posting on Crusade until late May, and
because I've kind of been off the network radar screens for six years doing B5
and Crusade, they weren't even aware I was available (that has since changed).

The other period is late July/mid October, which is when show runners go in and
pitch series to studios and networks, which are then developed into pilots that
are shot prior to the following May, when the decisions are made as to what
goes and what doesn't. The Chris Carter situation went through this past
development season, and when Fox pulled out after Harsh Realm went down,
development season was over.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: various announcements coming
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/23/2000 6:00:00 AM  

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>I hope this doesn't mean you are starving... After all it has been nearly
>year
>since you have a steady job. Perhaps if you're having some trouble you can
>raise
>some money by posting a message here!
>

I have rarely seen a message that manages to be so astonishingly rude on so
many levels simultaneously.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: various announcements coming
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/23/2000 11:48:00 AM  

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>Joe, I'd just love to see a Farscape script or two from you. The characters
>and
>stories on that show have gotten really good going into its second season,
>and I
>imagine that the jms touch would only improve things.

>If this isn't one of the things on your plate, have the producers of Farscape
>ever
>approached your or have you approached them?
>

Generally speaking, when one has run a show, one doesn't then go down the
pecking order/hierarchy to freelance for other shows; it's VERY hard to climb
to run one's own show, and the moment you start back down again, it's damn near
impossible to get back up again.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: various announcements coming
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/24/2000 12:02:00 PM  

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>The wording of your original message "Just a note in response to those
>who've asked ", did come off as being *beneath* you.

I don't understand how it can be beneath someone. There have been several
threads here in this newsgroup -- they're still there, you can find them --
asking what's coming up next for me. This in addition to the many private
emails that I get with the same question.

So I began my message by acknowledging those who have asked, and shown an
interest, which I thought was the polite thing to do.

Thus I have *no* idea whence comes your statement.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
http://www.thestation.com
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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: various announcements coming
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/24/2000 12:03:00 PM  

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>No insult was intended. *Sooo sorry for my thoughtlessness.
>

Okay. Over and done.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
B5 Official Fan Club at:
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