Kathy, year before last during the summer, I mentioned somewhere on here, a removal I did that was filmed by a local film crew for a British production company called Touch Productions.
My bit was part of the project they were doing on Fergus The Forager (The Roadkill Chef)
Nothing materialized from that bit but I did meet a very nice producer who works for Animal Planet. In fact she was the one that came down before the shoot and I took her to five sites that had bees. She chose the first site which was on the lakefront in New Orleans.
We have become friends and email each other now and again and I give her periodic updates concerning any new projects that come my way.
In fact, one such project looked like it was about to take off, this past October that involved another very well known national network and I don't believe I ever mentioned this on Beemaster until now. This would have been one heck of a project involving myself, Bud, Hardwood and Peggy, Schawee, Bailey and Emil among others.
We were told by Hollywood executives that they wanted to do an entire series with us and that it was a done deal! They had watched our videos and wanted to put a show together! How exciting right?
Well, it just never materialized, but for about a week, us folks sure were excited! Oh well, maybe next time.
Anyhoo, getting back to my Animal Planet friend. She said she tried to pitch us to her people right after we did the filming with Fergus and they wanted a completely different show than what she had in mind. She wanted something authentic but they were more interested in having us getting stung a bunch on camera. They wanted fireworks.
She told me, she walked away. Much respect to my friend Judy as none of us are looking to be sell outs, ain't gonna happen.
So, for now, life is as we know it. :)