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Old 12-30-2010, 02:16 PM   #61
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Send Dave "The Animal" Basitita out to knock on a few Agency doors. Problem resolved.

Great comment from Telly.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:27 AM   #62
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I was watching Requiem for a Heavyweight last night. Great film. 1950s....I thought too bad you can't get movies like that made anymore.

Then this popped in my head - The Wrestler.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:02 AM   #63
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I was watching Requiem for a Heavyweight last night. Great film. 1950s....I thought too bad you can't get movies like that made anymore.

Then this popped in my head - The Wrestler.
Watched it again too. Absolutely great. Maybe it's because I've been around for a while, but I don't see anyone today comparing to the likes of Quinn and Rooney in Requiem, or Cobb in Waterfront (that Brando guy was pretty good too), or Giulietta Masina in Nights of Cabiria.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:20 AM   #64
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We look for specs that would cost 50m or more to make just as much as we look for scripts that we can get made for 2-3m. But they have to have clear commercial, break out potential.
Not to call you out SB, but do you ever look for writers who demonstrate a truly original voice in a spec -- the type of voice you could use to help that writer land assignment work if you can't get the spec made -- or do you stick strictly to the Esola model of being a rep in terms of new writers?
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:22 AM   #65
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..or do you stick strictly to the Esola model of being a rep in terms of new writers?
What's the Esola model?
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:42 AM   #66
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What's the Esola model?
I presume it's some manager/agent, "Esola", with a unique method. Probably one of those guys/gals who expects a Christmas Present, as in that silly thread before Christmas.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:44 AM   #67
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Mike Esola.

Sells a lot of scripts.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:46 AM   #68
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What's the Esola model?
He's a rep at one of the big 3 who has a really aggressive way of discovering marketable scripts, he's selling more spec scripts than any single agent right now. A lot of it just might have to do with the guy's personal eye for marketable work.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:11 PM   #69
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We all know who Esola is. I think she meant what exactly is his model.

Selling a lot of script is not a model, it's the result of his model.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #70
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We all know who Esola is.
We do? Interesting. At least one person in this thread does not.
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