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Old 02-09-2012, 01:40 AM   #11
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Default Re: I have a script at Paramount...so why am I hoping it fails?

I can handle notes. I'm just afraid I can't handle stupidity. Damn, I wish I wasn't so judgmental and suspicious of everyone. I'm already imagining the utterly stupid things they'll say even if they DO like it...
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #12
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Good luck with it. Just out of curiosity, did a producer bring it into the studio? Or an agent? What was your process on this?
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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I can handle notes. I'm just afraid I can't handle stupidity. Damn, I wish I wasn't so judgmental and suspicious of everyone. I'm already imagining the utterly stupid things they'll say even if they DO like it...
Man, I don't think this is a real good attitude to have. If you go in with that, it's hard to imagine things ever working out. Sure there's a lot of stupidity in Hollywood, just like everywhere else. But you have to try to respect the opinions of the people you're asking to take a chance on you, even if you disagree with them.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #14
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If they say "Yes", then it's not your baby any more. Like when your kid gets married, no matter how good the other person may be.

If they love it (or they say something that makes you believe they do) and yet PASS, you get the gratification of an attaboy but don't have to give up ownership. A variation on having your cake and eating it, too.

Plus, there's that question that then becomes unavoidable, "What's next?"
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #15
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Just out of curiosity, did a producer bring it into the studio? Or an agent? What was your process on this?
I'm familiar with certain executives. I called, asked for the office, they asked if I had an agent, I said yes. They made a pitch appointment first (without talking to my agent first) because they were familiar with my agent and liked her, so they assumed I was worth hearing. It also helped that i had experience and am currently employed at a major studio ( fox)
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #16
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I can handle notes. I'm just afraid I can't handle stupidity. Damn, I wish I wasn't so judgmental and suspicious of everyone. I'm already imagining the utterly stupid things they'll say even if they DO like it...
Maybe they will say some things you agree with and that make the script better. Maybe not. But, you should try and be open.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #17
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Treat it as work: be calm, professional, courteous.

What I meant by 'maybe you're ready, is after a million up/down/up downs on the ole emotional rollercoaster of trying to get your projects launched, a certain numbness can't be a bad thing in a room, if they are blowing sunshine up your a$$ you stay calm, if it's negative, you still stay calm.

But don't be negative, you have to play the game, RIGHT? They want to see if they can work with you? If you're enthusiastic about the project. The Sunshine Boy. And all the other stuff. Isn't that how it goes in every business meeting?



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Old 02-12-2012, 06:02 AM   #18
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I wondered if a few days would change my mind. Now I'm hoping they say no more than ever.

I think I hate this business. And I think it took me 15 years to realize that.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #19
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I have a couple at Fox, and I hope they don't fail. I guess I'm still sick in the head.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #20
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I wondered if a few days would change my mind. Now I'm hoping they say no more than ever.

I think I hate this business. And I think it took me 15 years to realize that.
Hey, if that's how you feel deep down, then you have an opportunity to make your life better. There's more to life than movies, you may be much happier in a completely unrelated field, I've known lots of folks who have left and never looked back.
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