I feel it necessary to apologize to you for the events of the past few days. Believe me when I say we went into this as fans. Our intention was to create a series worthy of Lonelygirl15, which we love. Due to a series of misunderstandings and miscommunications between The Misfits team and Eqal, the project simply fell through.
Every day in this town, writers and producers hand pilots to production companies in hopes of gaining their financial backing to create something worthy of their company name. That is what we thought we were entering into, and that is what we poured our passion into. We saw this as an opportunity to work with Eqal to create the next step in the Lonelygirl15 universe, and as such, we hoped Eqal would agree to fund the production in partnership. Eqal saw the prize of the competition as the opportunity to officially lend the Lonelygirl15 brand to our work, whereas, we saw the prize as a paying job we would love to work on. I wish Logan, Will, and I had all the money in the world, so we could produce whatever we wanted without worrying about finances. We simply misunderstood the purpose of the contest, and we regret having to have the matter cleared up this late in the game.
I know some of you are angered by what happened, and to you I truly do apologize. Many of you have become dear friends and you mean the world to me. My only wish moving forward is that we as a community can focus all our energy into supporting The Last team. Their pilot was amazing, and they deserve to get everything out of their victory. I apologize to them if this situation in any way diminishes their success. Our intention was never to take anything away from anyone, and if that becomes the case, I truly am sorry.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009