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Old 09-06-2019, 10:02 AM   #31
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So you're 34. Got it.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:31 AM   #32
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Personally I think the feature side of the business has contracted to the point that very few reps would make the effort to sell a writer based on a great but unsellable spec.

Pretty sure that those writers who managed to capitalize on a great unsold sample in the past (like Jeff) would find it much harder to pull off in the current climate. I'd argue reps are only looking for both the voice and the inspired commercial concept at the moment, since the difficulty of breaking a writer with anything short of that is overwhelming, even for well known reps.
Yes - the feature business is hurting, that's definitely true. Everything is harder. But I still think a great read, even if it's not obviously commercial, is the best calling card.

If it's a great read and commercial, obviously that's the holy grail.

So, to launch a career: (voice + commercial concept) > (voice - commercial concept) > (commercial concept - voice)

You can't argue with a good equation.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:32 AM   #33
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Maybe to me. Maybe to you... but it's still a stupid branding choice, so I stand by it.
That's exactly what an old would think.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:38 AM   #34
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Re: ageism: a ten year career is probably twice the WGA average. If a rep thought they'd get ten good years out of you, I don't see why a smart one wouldn't take you on.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:40 AM   #35
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So you're 34. Got it.
You're getting warmer, but you're still older than me. You're not going on 30.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:42 AM   #36
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Re: ageism: a ten year career is probably twice the WGA average. If a rep thought they'd get ten good years out of you, I don't see why a smart one wouldn't take you on.
Good to hear. I think I got ten good years left in me.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:45 AM   #37
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I look about 10 years younger than I really am. Does that help?
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:52 AM   #38
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That's exactly what an old would think.
I agree with Bono.

The unpaid Black List Industry site and the paid Black List site is gonna confuse people. I know about the two sites and I get confused if it's mentioned because I'm not sure which of the two sites a person is referring to.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:08 AM   #39
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You're getting warmer, but you're still older than me. You're not going on 30.
How do you know Iím older than you for sure? Do you think Iím really Bono?
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:13 AM   #40
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I'm sorry you had to read that, Jeff. Apologies on behalf of this 27 year old man.
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