Thursday, September 25, 2008

Riding With Joann

A sitcom about the adventures of getting to work …
[Sit back and enjoy the ride]

Written by Wendy Christensen
Film Treatment registered with
The Writer’s Guild of America, West
#: 1210048

Synopsis -

“Riding with Joann” is a sitcom about an eccentric woman (in her late 60’s) who refuses to retire. Due to a new law that requires each company in LA to have ONE operating carpool (to help cut down on the carbon monoxide fumes), she is chosen (via a draw from a hat) to be the carpool driver. The fate of the company lies in her hands.

Joann takes this responsibility seriously and does everything in her power to make sure the company carpool is functioning. The audience has no idea where these people work or what they do. The main focus of this show revolves around the route to work! We won’t focus on what happens in the office - but rather on what happens on the journey to the office. I envision this series having an interactive website where viewers can guess what each character does (at work) and the type of company they work for.

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I have told two producers about this sitcom! One asked for the film treatment and the other received the entire first episode via email. Nothing set up yet... But I have learned volumes from just giving it a try! One of the Producers I met and talked to was - Todd Stevens - Executive Producer of Friends. Meeting him was really fun! I'll have to blog about that sometime!

7 comments:

NaDell said...

That sounds awesome! Let us know what happens cool girl.

Alyson said...

So cool! Good for you for chasing your dreams and the show sounds really interesting.

Jennica said...

Wow, congratulations you talented woman! I hope you find lots of success.

idahomayos said...

Remember me when you are famous :)

Merelyme said...

That sounds very exciting...I would love to hear more.

Cindy said...

Woo Hoo! Good luck to you. You always have something interesting going on.

Wendy Christensen said...

Hi to you all - Thanks for the encouragement!! I wrote this sitcom as part of a National search for the next great sitcom (years ago) ... for Bravo TV. No, I didn't win but it has been fun.