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Old 06-13-2008, 02:24 PM   #31
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Is it time to share funny stories?

I had a meeting with an exec on a studio lot. The office was full of crystals, statues, buddhas, zen meditation fountain, etc. I could barely see the exec over the multiple stone dragons on the desk.
I've only read to here and I'm frickin' rollin already.



Gotta go back and finish.

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Old 06-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #32
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Oh, yeah, and then there was the exec who had clearly been doing speed. That was a quick meeting.


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Old 06-13-2008, 03:04 PM   #33
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That's good ****, SB....
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:47 AM   #34
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Great post about Simon Kinberg and Vitamin C - I'm LOL!
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:54 AM   #35
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Wow, amazing how nervous some people can get with such meetings. I always just say to myself, "All I'm doing is having a conversation with someone in a room, that room may be on a studio lot and the someone may be a big shot exec but it's just two or three people talking at the end of the day". Well, in any case, for me, it helps.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #36
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So I had my first two meetings on Friday. Both of them went really well. One of the production companies pitched us an idea they have internally and want us to come back with our take on it. So we're working on that right now and our manager will schedule a follow up meeting for later this week. It would be awesome to land an assignment. I know who difficult it is to get a paid gig, but it was so cool to be pitched an idea. I'll keep everyone posted on what happens. Thanks again for all of the advice. We have a bunch more meetings this week.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:20 PM   #37
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Continued good luck, Yammo.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #38
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Good luck!

It must be a great feeling to have a company pitching YOU.

I've never been to meetings before, but do companies always pitch ideas to people they meet, or do they just pitch to people who they really like?
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #39
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It's funny as a producer I am very picky - but am always up for meeting new talent in case something hits/clicks. It's because I know what I like and what my relationships I have built are interested in...

BUT - When it comes to the other side of the table - I share everyone's frustration...My writing partner and I have been in the same boat lately - meeting tons of people (I call it 'kicking the tires') based on our TV show specs and original material...

Companies looking to see what's up with us and what we have down the pipe... Creative folks (VPs, Directors of Dev) love to tell their bosses they met with 10 new writers each week and maybe there might be gold with one of their ideas.

I have found that you need to ask production companies, "what are you guys looking to produce over the next year? what pitches that need writers did you sell?...etc."

You have to tell them your goals and how you might fit into their creative roadmap over the next couple of years...

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Old 06-17-2008, 03:33 AM   #40
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Huge Congrats Yammo!!!...To paraphrase an (ack)line from Notting Hill...At the end of the day, I'm just a writer, standing in front of a producer and asking him to love me.

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