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Old 06-24-2008, 02:44 PM   #31
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I recently had a producer pass on a script of mine because it didn't have enough "sense of danger" to work as a thriller.

Which is a strange thing to say...considering it was a romantic comedy.

It's funny how people see in things what they want to see.
LOL!

I am very explicit about my teen/adult sex comedy. I tell them it is broad, bawdy, rowdy, ribald, you name it. If you don't like that type of "in your groin" comedy, why on earth would you agree to read it? I had one idiot say to me that it was "too rough" for him!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:29 PM   #32
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LOL!

I am very explicit about my teen/adult sex comedy. I tell them it is broad, bawdy, rowdy, ribald, you name it. If you don't like that type of "in your groin" comedy, why on earth would you agree to read it? I had one idiot say to me that it was "too rough" for him!!
You would of thought that the title "In Your Groin" would have clued him in that it was going to be rough
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:20 AM   #33
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not at all. studios rarely look for drama for oscar purposes.
they say yes only when a star brings it in and they want to make them happy, so he or she can star in their next blokbuster.
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may both reasons. independent companies may find it easier to get investor money if they had a picture that was at least nominated for an oscar.


nikee, I said STUDIOS, not prodcos. totally different beasts.



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Old 11-25-2008, 08:45 AM   #34
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actually posting someone's name on the internet is not taboo, but i wouldn't do this.

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Old 12-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #35
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Pitched Derek Hoffman at The Donners' Company over the phone and he agreed to read it. I signed the release about a month ago and just got back their response. I'm actually impressed that they provided some coverage:

Bill,
We are going to pass on West Bank. I think you have some good ideas, but the characters were lacking for me. I wanted to see more of the secondary characters, namely Iyad and Leila, developed more. The didn't stand out as real people. And Ben's self admitted corny jokes took away from serious information he was giving. I think the backdrop is a hard one, because it demands a lot from your story, and I just didn't feel it.
Thanks for thinking of us, and good luck with it.

Best,

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Is it out of the question to make the changes he suggested and submit it again?
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:00 PM   #36
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A "Pass" usually means a "Pass" forever. If they were interested in reading it again after improvements, they would have invited a resubmit in their letter....or they would have taken it under development for themselves. They're not interested.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #37
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Can anyone PM their email addy structure to me? I would be grateful.

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:52 AM   #38
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I even had one gatekeeper say something to the effect of "we don't want anything too heavy, with the way the economy is, war going on" etc.
Given the subject matter as gleaned from the title (WEST BANK) and Isreal's current decimation of Gaza, I don't think we need another war story! You're better off waiting for the situation to resolve before pitching this again. The exec's comments went far beyond a "rough pass" since he/she/it actually commented on character development, or rather the lack of same. Perhaps that's something to work on?
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:09 AM   #39
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Given the subject matter as gleaned from the title (WEST BANK) and Isreal's current decimation of Gaza, I don't think we need another war story! You're better off waiting for the situation to resolve before pitching this again. The exec's comments went far beyond a "rough pass" since he/she/it actually commented on character development, or rather the lack of same. Perhaps that's something to work on?
Can we please keep the political editorial out of it?
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:56 AM   #40
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God Bless Israel and the IDF...
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