A few weeks ago I was approached by the CBS' show,
CSI:NY, asking if I would like to provide one of our
units for use in an upcoming episode.
We were to be paid absolutely nothing, we would
receive no credit at the end of the show, we would not
be told how the Oasis unit would be used or featured
in the show, we would not be allowed to see a copy of
the script, we would not be allowed to watch the
filming of the show, and we would not be offered a
part in the episode.....
how could I pass up a deal like this ?????
To TV or Not To TV, That Was The Question.....???????
Having not been a viewer of these shows, I was still a
bit familiar that they deal with crime scenes where
people have been killed, and are rather grisly, in that they show graphic
depictions of wounds,etc......
Being generally a believer of the idea that there is
no such thing as BAD PUBLICITY (I may be proved
horribly wrong here !!!), that this is a show that is
watched, according to The Los Angeles Times, by 10-16
million per week, that it is a JERRY BRUCKHEIMER
production, that it features an actor I like very
much, GARY SINISE (Lt. Dan of FORREST GUMP), that I
was/am curious to see what they will do w/ it, how
they will feature/creatively film it, and that this
was, hopefully, an opportunity, to bring first/more
awareness of float tanks to most of those folks, and
hopefully generate interest in tank sales and float
center rentals, I agreed to do this, and delivered an
Oasis unit to CBS Studio City, for their filming and
'I am ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille'.....????
We have been informed by the show liaison that the
Oasis unit will be shown in a positive light, and the
writer of the episode is a floater, who loves
floating. Also, the show liaison said that they had not seen the
'final cut' of the show yet, so she could not advise
how much, if any, of Oasis unit will be seen or how
I will be tuning in the night of the broadcast to see
how much of this ultimately proves true.
Thank you All for your interest and support...