Originally Posted by sc111
I'd venture a guess -- because everyone knows there's the occasional exception and no one wants to be the guy who blew-off the brilliant young writer who ended up making someone else a lot of money down the road. It's the basic driving motivation of all sales, in every industry.
So let me get this straight.
Producers agree to read scripts and have meetings and hear meaningless pitches from people they don't plan on hiring because, if they don't, when one of those writers finally gets a job, someone is going to hold it against them?
"Get Walter on the phone! I hear that three years ago he had a chance to meet with Diablo Cody for a job we weren't going to give her and he didn't take the meeting!"
That really makes sense to you?