Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street is, in the words of its creator, David Anaxagoras: “a look at the lives of three quirky but lovable tweens. It’s whimsical and funny and dark and wondrous and sad all those things that childhood can be, especially when you are in the process of leaving it behind.”
It’s also one of the first children’s series optioned by Amazon Studios. And Anaxagoras is chronicling the process on his blog.
Last Friday, I had a development meeting with Amazon Studios and it went very, very well. Everyone is excited to be moving forward with this series. I’ll be getting notes from Amazon Studios next week and then I’ll be rewriting the pilot script.
Amazon Studios has an array of projects on their series development slate and continues to add to it. At some point in the next few months they’ll chose projects to go to pilot. I hope “Gortimer” will be among them.
He’s also sharing his creative process, most recently with this “brief history in Tweets”, which gives you a great sense of what has inspired him – and what Amazon Studios appreciated about his series.
I wanted to create something I would have loved as a kid, and even now as an adult, something that didn’t feel corporate and slick. And I’m tired of seeing this message that you only have value if you have a special awesome talent.
Learn more about the Amazon Studios development process, for series (and for movies).