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Old 06-17-2008, 06:56 PM   #41
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My writing partner and I are working on an outline for our "take" on an idea that one of the production companies pitched to us. How long should the outline be? Right now its 5 pages, and it will end up being closer to 8-10. I really want to impress the company so any help would be greatly appreciated. Our follow up meeting with them is next week.

Thanks everyone! I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #42
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I wouldn't be worried about page count for an outline, just focus on a solid 10 to 15 minute pitch.

Focus on the big story points and have some great set pieces. If it's a comedy, make them laugh in the room.

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Old 06-18-2008, 10:41 AM   #43
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My writing partner and I are working on an outline for our "take" on an idea that one of the production companies pitched to us. How long should the outline be? Right now its 5 pages, and it will end up being closer to 8-10. I really want to impress the company so any help would be greatly appreciated. Our follow up meeting with them is next week.

Thanks everyone! I'll keep you guys posted.
8-10 pages is great. Just like a spec, lots of white space is nice.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:35 AM   #44
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The production company who wants our take on one of their projects asked if we could have our second meeting over the phone. I would prefer to have our meeting in person, that way they can see our enthusiasm about the project. We have the outline almost completed and it's pretty damn funny so far. Has anyone pitched their take over the phone before? I live in LA, so going to a meeting is no problem at all. I told my manager that I would strongly prefer to meet in person and hopefully he can make it happen for this coming Monday or Tuesday.

ALSO, I have my first meeting with a STUDIO today who "loved" our writing from the spec, but passed on it. It should be a good meeting.

Thanks for all of the advice and I'll update everyone as events unfold. Having meetings is more nerve wracking than having a spec go wide, because you never know what may come from them.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #45
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Rock on! Good luck, yammo.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:34 PM   #46
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So the other company we met with on Friday just emailed us a book that they want our take on. My writing partner and I are now SLAMMED and we both feel kind of overwhelmed.

My first studio meeting went AWESOME yesterday. We pitched the exec an idea of ours and she loved it and wants us to come in and pitch it to the whole development team. This is our first chance to sell a pitch directly to a studio. I'm really excited about it. I'll keep everyone posted on what happens.

Thanks for all the kind words. Ever since I became a DD user, my career has really taken off. You guys rock and your advice is amazing. DD is my good luck charm.

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:38 PM   #47
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There's magic in the Done Deal air.

Keep it going, yammo!
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:45 PM   #48
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There are definitely a lot more of us DDr's a lot closer to the checkbook than I can ever remember.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #49
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Definitely.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #50
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