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Old 06-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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I recently sent a query letter to CAA. I got a reply back that said "Sounds interesting. Let us take a look at this and get back to you. Thanks" Does he mean the query letter, or should I go ahead and send the script? I don't want to ask and bother them and all that stuff. Help! And Thanks
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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CAA requires release forms in triplicate plus a hard copy of the script. So don't send them your script until they send you the release form.

And good luck!
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CAA requires release forms in triplicate plus a hard copy of the script. So don't send them your script until they send you the release form.

And good luck!

Oh, okay great. What about WME? Do they do that too?
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And did you query an agent, or an assistant? And did you get that response from the same person who you queried? Or was it their assistant?
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I recently sent a query letter to CAA. I got a reply back that said "Sounds interesting. Let us take a look at this and get back to you. Thanks" Does he mean the query letter, or should I go ahead and send the script? I don't want to ask and bother them and all that stuff. Help! And Thanks
You don't want to bother them? That's crazy talk. Asking what they mean by "Let us take a look at this" is not bothering them. I would jump on it and ask if that means you can send the script. And if you can, what their protocols are for sending it the correct way. Nothing wrong with that at all.
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And did you query an agent, or an assistant? And did you get that response from the same person who you queried? Or was it their assistant?
Queried the agent, the assistant wrote back.
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You don't want to bother them? That's crazy talk. Asking what they mean by "Let us take a look at this" is not bothering them. I would jump on it and ask if that means you can send the script. And if you can, what their protocols are for sending it the correct way. Nothing wrong with that at all.
I knowwwwwwwww but I don't want to look like a noob, or a potential client that is difficult or anything. I got a similar response from WME. I should just ask and send the script in one email.
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Oh, okay great. What about WME? Do they do that too?
Not sure. I haven't gotten an official script request from them yet.

But I'm trying.

ICM also requires a release form. But they accept scanned and emailed forms. Although they do ask that you get the release form notarized. But sometimes they'll waive that requirement if you're outside of California.

Also, sometimes an assistant or trainee will take a look at your script without all the paperwork.
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I knowwwwwwwww but I don't want to look like a noob, or a potential client that is difficult or anything. I got a similar response from WME. I should just ask and send the script in one email.
No. No. Do not send the script. No. Ask your reasonable question. And wait for an answer. If they do not answer... that's your answer. CAA is a tough nut. I have a script there now being packaged by them and they still haven't even talked to me about representation. Being reasonable and patient is the key here.
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Queried the agent, the assistant wrote back.
The assistant is going to bring your query letter to the agent's attention and see if he's interested. If so, you'll get the release form. Your script will then go to their coverage department. And if the coverage is good, then the agent and/or assistant will read it.
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