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Old 05-16-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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So I sent in my rewrite to a prodco for the fifth and sixth sequence yesterday.

I've done my fair share of rewrites for people-- but I've been working hard for these guys and we are in discussions about them employing me full time. Long story short, there was definitely added pressure on this one and I wasn't sure if I delivered the goods.

Their number pops up on my cell today. They NEVER call on fridays (except when Disney passed).

I'm thinking: "great holy poop... they hated it and don't want to hire me anymore."

First words out of his mouth... well, I never saw it coming......

"****ing... Hillary... Duff."

She backed out of a project that had nothing to do with me. He Loved the re-write but just wanted to vent.

I think this story encompasses the writers' paradox.... we expect to succeed (or we wouldn't write it in the first place) while simultaneously expecting to fail.
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:42 AM   #2
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I've often wondered about how I would feel in this predicament. Being lucky enough to be a working writer and, yet, paranoid when I send in a rewrite.

BAM! - all that hard work trying to get sold will go down the sh*tter when they find out that I'm really just a hack, after all.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:10 AM   #3
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Good luck, ylelot. Hope you get the call you DO want soon.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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I did a page one rewrite for a prodco who are known to do a lot of direct-to-video (or should I say DVD). Surprisingly, they loved the rewrite (90% of the time they don't). It looked like it was a go. They had the money to make the movie and the actors lined up... and then one of the producers sued the other and the deal fell apart.

The director loved the project and wanted to get it to Michael Madsen, but the director's actress friend (a B-level actor who will remain nameless), thought the script needed a major overhaul before giving it to Madsen. The director agreed. What happened? I thought the director loved my rewrite? Oh well... So I said fine I'll rewrite it - make an offer. They wanted me to do it on the if-come. So I passed, and the director and the actress rewrote it themselves.

So time goes by, and Madsen never responded to the project and it kind of died. Hey, I got my money. Then like six months later I get a call from the director, the original prodco has the money again to make the film and they are ready to go. I gave them congrats, but I was thinking why are you telling me? I figured they were going to do the version the director and the actress rewrote, because it was "so much better now." The director told me the prodco would do it if only they shoot the version I rewrote. HA! HA! So I did a victory lap... Not so fast. The money fell through again when the SEC came down on the money guy for some reason and it was dead - again.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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This fun story has depressed me.

I'm very sad right now.

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Old 05-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #6
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You a Hillary Duff fan, Jcorona?
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:18 PM   #7
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I'm gonna pretend I don't know who she is so I can go google her to see that new google logo again.

I'll be back.

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Old 05-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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Logo's back to normal.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #9
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I just seen that mess. I'm more depressed now.

Ms. Duff is a very attractive lady, almost cute.

But I ain't lyin', man. My wife was fine. She just couldn't act or sing for sh1t. You know it's true, baby. And you know I love you.

But'chu know what's eerie?

I get that same call ylekot got but all the time.

The voice says, "****ing . . . J . . . corona."

And they hang up.

At least now I know they're producers who love my work.

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Old 05-17-2008, 12:38 PM   #10
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Okay, lemme be honest how it would'a went down went my wife.

She would'a been doin' somethin' productive like always while I was just . . . there.

And outta the blue, I would'a said, "Sing for me, baby. I feel like hearing a song."

She would'a paused her productiveness and looked at me and thought, "You a$$hole."

I would'a said, "Okay, act for me then. Sandy in Grease." Again outta the blue. I have no clue why I would ask such a thing.

And again she'd pause her productiveness and think, "You mvtherfvcker."

Then I would'a say nothing and just keep being there to keep her company so she wouldn't be sad.

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