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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-14-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By EdFury
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

There are two things this industry hates. Fear & Desperation. These kinds of Emails reek of desperation to these busy people who look at their Email for work related correspondence. You haven't...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-06-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,521
Posted By EdFury
Re: What are you looking for?

This is the same path I took... and that script, even though it finally got made 18 years after I wrote it, is still paying off. I do believe in the "one great script can open doors" theory.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By EdFury
Re: A Note about Notes

Twitter does work if you do it right. I hope this works for you.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By EdFury
Re: A Note about Notes

Damn... I love that story and am stealing at some point in my career. Just to let you know.... Glad you're ok, too.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By EdFury
Re: A Note about Notes

Ow. Glad you're ok....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,327
Posted By EdFury
Re: A Note about Notes

You got that right. Chemo is easy to talk about. It's a lot harder to endure. People have no idea. My first chemo session, they sent a guy in a Hazmat Suit to take it out of my bladder. A HAZMAT...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-26-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,492
Posted By EdFury
Re: Do people query on weekends?

This made me laugh.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-25-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,986
Posted By EdFury
Re: Formerly Repped

Yep. It doesn't hurt to ask people you know. All they can say is no. I sat in a conference room with the head of production company once I'd done a couple rewrite jobs for, before I had an agent.......
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-24-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,986
Posted By EdFury
Re: Formerly Repped

I had one manager for years. We got along great. He called me as much as I called him. I wrote, he sent out. He never had notes, which I never wanted from him. He got me OWAs... Then.... he got the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 554
Posted By EdFury
Re: Old Shorts

I wrote and wrote and marketed myself and my work relentlessly for over a decade, with countless rejections, doors slammed in my face, predatory producers looking to fleece me, getting close and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 554
Posted By EdFury
Re: Old Shorts

I've gotten a dozen made. My point is they asked for them. Yes, you can do the "my dog ate them" thing... But you still need to show them something. Honest.

Selling writing is one thing... selling...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 554
Posted By EdFury
Re: Old Shorts

If they asked for them, you gotta send 'em. Make sure you reiterate "Student Shorts".... otherwise they're going wonder what you're hiding, if you told the truth, or if you're uncooperative. I wish...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 554
Posted By EdFury
Re: Old Shorts

How did they find out about them? If you told them, you have to send them. Not sending them would be like you're hiding something. It's human nature.

I've dealt with this before. Actors, especially...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-22-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,625
Posted By EdFury
Re: Maybe I'm Just Not Talented Enough...

The pursuit of anything entertainment based is never what anyone thinks it will be. Why? This is my opinion only, but all most people see when they indulge in it is the end product. People watch TV...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-21-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,180
Posted By EdFury
Re: How do you make a good impression on that first meeting?

Write something so amazing they don't care who or what you are.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By EdFury
Re: 3 month option deal advice

Yes. Yes. Oh yes. My post presupposes payment. If someone wants me to rewrite my own work for free, I always always say, "Nope." You want me to change it for you, you pay for that. I've never met a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By EdFury
Re: 3 month option deal advice

No worries. I learned very early nothing is sacred in a script. The biggest problem new writers have is taking this stuff personally. It's not personal. They don't care enough about you for it to be...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,855
Posted By EdFury
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

Exactly. You try anything that isn't illegal, immoral, or stupid. This is a long game and marketing yourself is hard grinding work. All it takes is finding that one person who believes in you or your...
Forum: Films 08-17-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By EdFury
Re: What has been your favorite Summer movies so far?

Thanks.... Love to hear what you think....
Forum: Films 08-17-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By EdFury
Re: What has been your favorite Summer movies so far?

We got released NY and LA. Did well. Distribution by The Orchard/1091. On VOD now. And there's a new Dolemite with Eddie Murphy that looks amazing.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By EdFury
Re: CONTESTS: let's take a poll

I will play....

CURRENTLY REPPED?: Yes, manager/lawyer

EVER ENTERED A CONTEST?: Nope. Did put a script on the Blacklist Site when it started and optioned it to a big ProdCo. Never got made, I have...
Forum: Films 08-16-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By EdFury
Re: What has been your favorite Summer movies so far?

I'm going to be bold and say.... mine. Extracurricular Activities.

And I'm excited to see Ready or Not. Oh... And Dolemite.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-16-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By EdFury
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

It took me 6 options, including 2 to studios, and only a reference from a director finally got me my first manager. And right now, because most pro writers fired their agents, managers are swamped...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By EdFury
Re: 3 month option deal advice

Cable producers pay first time writers between 5 and 10k for scripts. Why? Because they need to be developed and they can't count on new writers to have that skill. A select few do and the get hired...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-13-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,855
Posted By EdFury
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

This is the truth under the surface of the original quote. There are too many contests now and too many really bad scripts make the semis and quarters. I read for one of the better ones a couple of...
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