HBO's announcement that they are developing a one-hour series from Ron Howard about Doc Holliday immediately brought up bittersweet memories of the Doc Holliday miniseries my former partner and I had set up at ABC in the late '90's.
Following William Morris, I had opened offices around the corner from the agency with a former ICM agent and named our company Benchmark Pictures. To get the attractive 860 square-foot office on Beverly Drive, we readily agreed to prepay for a year. With one assistant, one printer and two laptops, we found classic desks and set up shop.
Almost immediately, from positive word of mouth, our little offices were bubbling with star visits from Jimmy Caan, Faye Dunaway, Jane Seymour, Josh Greenfeld, George Hickenlooper, Tobe Hooper, Steve Kronish, John Frankenheimer, writers, agents, managers and even...