I'm not a huge wackbag community person, but I think the time is right to post this. might there be any NY-area based folks want to consider trying to make their own no/low-budget film or TV thing? You know, kind of a "Clerks."-type thing, for the new generation? living here, every day it seems, I see so many film school students and grads, some way too pretentious and artsy, some just trust-funders faking it, but others just having given up on their dream because it is so hard to pursue. Then there's the people that actually go out and enjoy comedy and have an ability to Anyhow, I think there's enough funny people in the O and A army to find a few that might be willing to try something. I'm in no real rush. Also, in this era of "Chocolate Rain" and YouTube, I think something well-done would get support from O and A. and from there, the sky could be the limit. The bottom line would be to give people something they're just not getting elsewhere. It's why Kevin Smith has a career. If anyone hasn't seen the "Clerks X" anniversary extra DVD "The Snowball Factor", you should. Really an amazing story on its own. Essentially it all came down to one person seeing the movie at a certain time. Then I thought about it, and realized it all really came down to Kevin taking a leap of faith. I am in no position to max any credit cards, but i may take some major leap soon enough. i have no film background (and honestly, I have no interest in most "cineaste" stuff, but I do think I can create some kind of TV series that feels a bit like the office combined with clerks, with both smart comedy, pathetic characters and the occasional gross-out dick jokes. Maybe a few o and A type callbacks are permissable (I'd love to see someone say "that old gag" on film). All of that said, I have enough integrity not to rip people off. I have an idea based on three real people that I've dealt with extensively in my life. one is an utterly insane (but brilliant) celebrity (not a household name, but very well-known), another a well-known person in media circles, and the third is based on my admittedly pathetic alter ego. I'm partial to a TV series, because of the altered expectations of pace and character development. I prefer trying something that feels a lot like life - like Rescue Me does. you can IM me or respond here about the notion of working together on anything, not just my potential project. Maybe if you have a different idea, even for a youtube short or something. Either way, this is life and I don't want to let it pass me by.