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Old 10-31-2006, 10:22 AM   #11
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Default Re: Writers, have some humility for Chri$ts sake...

Gee, why not just post my PMs next time.




To pile on, I'd like to see more people, in general, everywhere, showing a bit more humility. Thanks for the post.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #12
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Default Re: Writers, have some humility for Chri$ts sake...

Externally = Humility.

Internally = The most confident, I'm the sh1t, get outta my way, my pockets are gonna be full of money, watch my stuff on the big screen, thinkin' ba$tard!

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:59 AM   #13
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I would only take exception to this:
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--You should only ever send scripts in PDF format. Not FD or MM, but PDF. IT is the only accepted format with most everyone (ask first). And NEVER EVER EVER send a script in microsoft word. That is extremely amateur, and I can promise [snip].
Everyone I've dealt with who accepts emailed scripts has no problem accepting scripts emailed in FD and, yes, word.

That said, I'd suggest sending hard copies unless specifically asked otherwise. It's a courteous thing to do.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:03 PM   #14
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Default Re: Writers, have some humility for Chri$ts sake...

Rock - side question. Without revealing actual titles you've developed (to protect your identity) could you give us an idea of what types of material/genre you're looking for in specs?

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Old 10-31-2006, 03:05 PM   #15
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A couple good points brought up - Yes an FD document is ok (as it's the most widespread formatting software amongst producers/directors -not saying everyone, but it is fact I believe that every producer I know uses fdr. If I'm wrong, this is not the post to fight it out on :-) Just be sure you protect it so it can not be tampered with.

And casting - if you are ASKED, it is more then ok to offer up ideas, just DON'T tell someone ideas right off the bat. It's not good form.

And Qaz, since I like you, I won't steal the story (haha) So go out and win an oscar with it already, will ya.

And Sc111 - who I am is pretty easy to find out on this board. It's been revealed a few times over now. As far as specs, honestly, I'm not looking right now. Why? Because I have a stack that will take me until the new year to actually get through. And projects sent over from agencies/studios every week to top it off. And, right now our slate is full.

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Old 10-31-2006, 03:40 PM   #16
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rock, are you the young lady who was banned over at absolute write for being candid?
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:47 PM   #17
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Congrats on the new gig Rock - please keep on feeding us your tales from the trenches
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:08 PM   #18
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rock, are you the young lady who was banned over at absolute write for being candid?
That's him. Buxom and voluptuous as ever!
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:03 AM   #19
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What if the novel is self-published?

Thanks for sharing your tips.
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:44 AM   #20
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Alright, if the novel is self-published, has some critical acclaim, and someone other then your mother has read it, well then, that could be ok. But tell the person that upfront. :-)
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