Originally Posted by GucciGhostXXX
I think [only MY opinion] you answered your own question. Yup, it's exactly like dating. Imagine going on a date and revealing to your date all your FLAWS. Not smart! Chick will learn you're F' up later. After the honeymoon phase. I think meetings are the same, create a honeymoon phase first off, they can bitch and complain later, because they will.
I wouldn't do it.
I'd give them very broad strokes and hope they take over the convo at some point, because if they do take it over, now they have mental equity in the game. Let them make it their idea IMO.
I'd give them as little info as possible. Characters, tone, BIG turns, theme, etc. That's about it. If you give them the entire show it's way easier to pass, because it's way easier to find flaws. Look at what you said "I could cook something up." Oh, ya mean the BAD version?? I wouldn't do it. They're already interested. I used to be terrified of saying "I don't have that part yet." But not no more. Easy to turn it back on THEM "Great question? I don't have that yet. What are your ideas?"
Congrats on the interest!
One dudes dumbass opinion...
Dude I think this is insanely helpful
You are so right about holding back a little
I think there is a part of me that feels like I should please them- and thereby expose myself to a lot more criticism.
It’s silly but that’s basically what it is. It’s a messed up overeagerness (probably stemming from the desire for them to love the project)
Sometimes the less you try, the more you win. If you sound desperate nobody will **** ya. I guess the key is to wear black and play it cool!