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Old 10-01-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Warner Brothers Pitch

I went in with the DOD from a production company who has a first look deal with WB. The pitch lasted 15 minutes, and we chatted about it for another 45 minutes afterwards. He wanted me to retool a few things (nothing major) and then said come back in next week, because this is what we're looking for....we'll see.

It's an R rated comedy which they tend to shy away from, however, because of the recent success of Wedding Crashers and 40 yr old Virgin, they're interested.

I've been told not to be surprised if they buy the pitch, give me story credit, and have someone else write it...once again....we'll see.

Anyone ever been asked back for another meeting from a studio?

-Me
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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I've never had that problem. Although, I've never been able to partner with a DOD from a prodco, either.

Sorry, no help here. Although, if you don't mind, how did you pair up with the production company?
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Old 10-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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My manager sent me around to a few places to pitch an idea. They loved it, and we've been getting it ready for WB for the past few months.

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Old 10-06-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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Well that's promising.

Keep at it, stay enthused, but if it suddenly goes nowhere, don't take it personally.

I've been in the same situation with projects and had them suddenly drop dead. Usually because another film that's close enough to it in concept is announced.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:55 PM   #5
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Who said not to be surprised if they buy the project, but hire somebody else to write it?

Is that your producing partner?

Because -- dude, that should only be if you accept that position.

A lot of us never would.

Unless you want to be in the business of selling an idea, and not in the business of being a writer.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Warner Brothers Pitch

wow, mini, it's easy to want personal integrity from someone you don't know, i'm all for your theory that the reason why writers are looked at as non-entities is because they take anything.

i think eventually, within the next ten years the writers guild will make huge headways, much like baseballs profit sharing and the bitter writer will be an old ghost story.

i do agree with what your saying mini, but i just think it's not realistic to think people can pass it up.

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