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Logliner 02-22-2012 06:00 AM

Re: The dumbest thing any movie exec has ever said to you?
 
I just saw this and it reminded me of this thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LC0J...ature=youtu.be

grumpywriter 02-22-2012 01:23 PM

Re: The dumbest thing any movie exec has ever said to you?
 
"There's no such thing as a dual-protagonist story."

NotTheBard 02-23-2012 07:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by grumpywriter (Post 789208)
"There's no such thing as a dual-protagonist story."

I believe there's even industry lingo for this - a "two-hander", as I once heard.

jojo2000 02-23-2012 09:05 AM

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Recently I had a producer tell me, "today, scripts have to be perfect to get sold..."

Really? Only perfect scripts are making there way through Hollywood today or any day for that matter? While we're on the subject.... perfect according to who?

Paul Striver 02-23-2012 09:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jojo2000 (Post 789329)
Recently I had a producer tell me, "today, scripts have to be perfect to get sold..."

That's pretty funny. I've read about 10 of the 15 or so specs that have sold so far this year and none of them are anywhere close to perfect (whatever the hell "perfect" means). A couple of them are really damn good, but as a whole the specs being sold today aren't noticeably better than the specs that sold 2 or 5 or 10 years ago. Maybe that producer was talking about the fact that studios are no longer buying hundreds of mediocre scripts per year, but that doesn't mean the bar has been raised to "Perfection."

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jojo2000 02-23-2012 11:10 AM

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Yeah Paul, after I got off the phone and thought about it for a second, I think what he meant was specs need to be "ready to go" or "have no glaring holes" or something to that effect.

"Perfect" was a poor word choice and I bit hard to live up to...

Zed's_Dead 04-09-2012 05:24 PM

Re: The dumbest thing any movie exec has ever said to you?
 
"Can we tone down the talk about P***Y?"

It was my first script, I was 19. It seemed like a dumb request at the time.

billmarq 04-22-2012 06:19 PM

Re: The dumbest thing any movie exec has ever said to you?
 
Someone once told me he could write English better than I.

ScriptGal 04-30-2012 06:33 PM

Re: The dumbest thing any movie exec has ever said to you?
 
Rom coms never work with a male lead.

emily blake 04-30-2012 09:51 PM

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Did you ever sleep with any of your students?


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