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Old 06-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #61
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And he can only deliver on the JJ meeting if the idea is beyond badass. So, like always, I got work to do.

EDIT: Also, that JJ comment came last night, so it's news to me as well.
How many times have I and other writers I know heard this - A producer (or wannabe producer) says "we are going to make this script! I can definitely get this done! All we need is an attachment! Now if we can just get Tom Cruise to come on board..."

Not to bust you dream bubble, but take that "I can deliver JJ Abrams" with a grain of salt.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:02 PM   #62
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How many times has it been said to me and other writers I know- A producer (or wannabe producer) says "we are going to make this script! I can definitely get this done! All we need is an attachment! Now if we can just get Tom Cruise on board..."

Not to bust you dream bubble, but take that "I can deliver JJ Abrams" with a grain of salt.
No worries, it's taken with a very large grain of salt. The guy is really well connected, but obviously that doesn't mean he can talk to whoever he wants when he wants to.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:29 PM   #63
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Hey JB -- Are the creative guy's initials JM or SP? Just wondering.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:47 PM   #64
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Hey JB -- Are the creative guy's initials JM or SP? Just wondering.
I know a JM in Chicago, but it wasn't the guy I was talking about. This JM is a creative director also.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:56 PM   #65
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Okay well the dude I'm thinking about also does great magic tricks, which should narrow it down.

If it's him, PM me.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #66
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If you can get a meeting with JJ Abrams--and invite me along, I'm buying you dinner when you get out here.
In fact--I'll be your best of bestest friends.

This transitions should be a no-brainer!
Why all the handwringing?!!
You'll be in dude!

Mostly because I've worked my butt off constantly. Which is why I kind of snapped a few posts back (sorry about that, had just got back from a night of drinking!).

Keeping you nose to the grindstone is a good thing.
Just apply this sort of semi-delusional fixation upon a screenplay and I'll be pitching to you in a couple of years.
And you're only 22!! You're still a snot-nose--you've got nowhere to go but up, and the time to do it.
I wish I had your problems.


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I have to admit your a smart guy with a lot of knowledge. I think you brought a lot of good points about the online services being offered, also offering the truth of how the business really works. If anything, I think you should offer a service on advising future screenplay and hopeful writers like myself.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:18 PM   #67
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Takezo, I'm not counting on screenwriting as a career. I have a career I'm happy with. Screenwriting is my dream job. So I'm not moving to L.A. unless I break into the business.

Then it well be incredibly tough.
It can be done.

Look at Joe Niehalt--he did it, but he is an exceptionaly talented writer.
And he had the right product, at the right time with the right person.
Yes, Takezo is a genius and obviously a man of exquisitely refined taste!!!

Except he spelled my name wrong.
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