By Mehdy Ghannad
Talks continue this week with potential distribution partners for the series. You can now see our shows on Tripfilms and AOL TV starting later this month; that's pretty exciting stuff! I was also approached last week by a former producer for a bunch of Aaron Spelling shows--The Love Boat, 90210, Little House on the Prairie--that is currently looking for awesome content to broadcast to a million-some homes in the Caribbean as well as Cablevision in the New York City and New Jersey area. They are also interested in approaching PBS, Spike, and Tuff on my behalf to broadcast the show across those networks and on other online media distribution companies. The PBS pitch maybe up in the air pending on what happens with the election here in the US. Mitt Romney did say he wants to cut funding for it and get rid of Big Bird unfortunately!
Our new chief travel writer and location scout for the series, Maddy Thom, is traveling around Europe over the next 2 months; scouting out amazing hostels, hidden gems, locations to write about, and reporting back to us to shoot for upcoming shows. Maddy's itinerary includes some of the following destinations: Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey, The Netherlands, Romania, and Czech Republic. Be on the lookout for her and contact us if you want her to come visit your hostel or have a recommendation for a place to check out! She is looking to scout out restaurants, adventure activity outfitters, and tours that we can recommend to our audience.
This weeks motivational quote - " I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you? ""