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Old 09-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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Do you believe them when producers say that? Do you think they're just being polite? Do those responses get you down? I'll say reject the rejections...



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Old 09-04-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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I only believe them if I'm invited to send another script.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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"I enjoyed it, but it's not for me" is one line I've never been able to figure out. You'd think that if they enjoyed it, so would a broader audience. I've heard that line a hundred times. I personally think that's it's a brush off. They just weren't wowed by it and don't have the time/interest to explain specifically what they didn't like about it. It's a default response that's just vague enough to misinterpreted by writers as a compliment, yet is a complete rejection as well. And it's depressing. You'd think they could come up with 1 or 2 sentences about what they didn't like, or why they don't think they can sell it, etc. Gee, I guess I did figure it out.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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I've found that if someone enjoys it (but it isn't for them), they usually know someone it might be right for. A former manager of mine often does this to me, and offers to pass it along to a friend in the biz who might be right for it.

I also agree with writerman. If they ask for something else, that's a good indication.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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I've found that if someone enjoys it (but it isn't for them), they usually know someone it might be right for. A former manager of mine often does this to me, and offers to pass it along to a friend in the biz who might be right for it.

I also agree with writerman. If they ask for something else, that's a good indication.

I've gotten a few people who want to read another one of my script based on the one that wasn't for them. The line does confuse me because it makes me feel they disliked it but they're just being nice... I guess I can tell myself they did like it but it's not for them! lol
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: "I enjoyed it but it's not for me..."

It could mean, "I enjoyed it but it's not something I can get made with the investors I know...", or "I enjoyed it, but not as much as the stuff I've currently got on my plate..."
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:34 PM   #7
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If he asks, "What else ya got?"...that's a good sign.

Also, just because he/she likes it doesn't mean that enough moviegoers would enjoy it enough for him to spend time/money producing it. Movies are business.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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If he asks, "What else ya got?"...that's a good sign.

Also, just because he/she likes it doesn't mean that enough moviegoers would enjoy it enough for him to spend time/money producing it. Movies are business.

I think my script sounds high concept, but it is a dark comedy. It has very funny moments, but it deals with a somewhat serious matter. I think when they read the logline...they may think broad audience, but it may not be that. Anyway, I've gotten over 30 request to read my script and about 5 rejections...with the "I liked it, but..., I enjoyed it but...I loved the concept but...great job with it but..."
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:20 PM   #9
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If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that....

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:34 PM   #10
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It's a small town. No one wants to P.O. anyone. It's a polite way of saying "no" but at the same time keeping the door open for future. This of course is a 2-way street. Follow it up with a call or letter and FIND OUT what they're looking for. Ask to take them out to lunch and just chat. Rome wasn't built in a day.

Research them. If they produce comedy and yours was a horror script, perhaps you can send them a comedy piece when you have one.
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