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Old 10-25-2005, 02:29 PM   #31
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Only one rejection made me feel sad, more than bad. A really nice prodco. wrote back that they loved the script in every way, but it's just going to be a higher budget than they could afford. And they added that they wish me luck and hoped that I would find a company that could do the screenplay justice as it deserves it.

If it was a lot of fast talking, it was nice, but it made me a little sad in a way.

Does that make any sense? I mean that I felt sad.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:54 PM   #32
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A friend's brother, who was a top manage,r read a script of mine many years ago, when I was just starting out, and said when we spoke on the phone...

"So, I read the script and I gotta tell you it was probably the funniest thing to come across my desk this year. So,....what else can I do for you?"

Uh...sign me!! Send it out!! What do you mean "what else can I do for you?"

Ahhhhh!
I would have requested a pony and/or a red wagon. asap.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:58 AM   #33
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"It's too original...almost esoteric."

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Old 10-22-2007, 01:33 AM   #34
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This was a lit agent, not film, but it's one of my favourites out of a loooong list of colourful rejections:

"I liked it a lot but I didn't fall in love with it."
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:11 AM   #35
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This was a lit agent, not film, but it's one of my favourites out of a loooong list of colourful rejections:

"I liked it a lot but I didn't fall in love with it."
Got that one on a script.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:59 AM   #36
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You really ought to check out any prodco's previous releases in order to know what they're after. Many times they have already done a similar script and don't wish to repeat themselves.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:03 AM   #37
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"I'd be happy to offer you a reference, and please keep in touch."

That's how you maintain relationships! Focus on the positive, guys!
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:16 PM   #38
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"I'd be happy to offer you a reference, and please keep in touch."

That's how you maintain relationships! Focus on the positive, guys!
I think this post belongs over on the "producer's board".

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Old 10-29-2007, 07:55 AM   #39
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I mean, the synopsis tells the reader what to expect in the actual screenplay.
Sure, if your synopsis is up to snuff, but you ever consider that the script itself may not be? There are so many reasons that scripts are rejected that laying them all out here would take a week or two! It could be your dialog choices, your pacing, your formatting or maybe a tendency to "direct". Or maybe as they say in semantics--"The map is not the territory". Seven writers given the same synopsis will undoubtedly produce seven entirely different scripts!
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