About ten days ago, another “development producer” from a production company emailed me.
He said that his production company creates shows for HGTV and Food Network and that he was looking for couples who do renovating work together. He asked in the email if I was interested.
That’s all the information he provided in the brief email.
I emailed back and said that I could speak with him on the phone and gave my cell number.
He responded asking if John and I could set up a time to do a SKYPE call.
We’ve been through this before…setting up SKYPE interviews with producers in the past. They literally wasted hours of our time and then didn’t have the courtesy to get back to us to tell us if they were interested or not in proceeding with a show.
The SKYPE interview is arranged to see how we look, act and speak on film. Obviously, before tearing John away from work on the house to arrange a SKYPE call/interview, we would need a little bit of background information on the so-called potential show.
A brief phone call is all that I asked for to glean some information before setting up a SKYPE time.
The producer wasn’t interested in a phone call. He simply wanted to proceed with SKYPE without giving me any information other than saying in the email that he’s looking for couples who work together.
Based on this extremely limited amount of information, John and I would be setting time aside for SKYPE. This isn’t the way I do things or go about things.
Obviously, the producer felt that I was only entitled to this tad bit of information. He said he would discuss it on SKYPE. Really?!
I emailed him back voluntarily giving background information with our present stage of renovation and what we’ll be working on through the winter, and the things we’ll be buying such as doors, floors, light fixtures, kitchen cabinets, counters, bathroom tile and so on. I ended the email with two dates for the SKYPE call.
He never responded. Of course, I wasn’t surprised.