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Old 06-12-2008, 04:46 PM   #21
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Thanks again everyone. So my meeting that was set for today is moved to tomorrow. Now I have 2 meetings back to back tomorrow. I was looking forward to having one today, so that way I would be better prepared (and have a little practice) before the meeting tomorrow. Oh well!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #22
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my heart's pounding for you Yam.

I wish you the best-best!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #23
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To make you feel better (if you did happen to be nervous) I just heard an interview by the writer of Mr. And Ms. Smith yesterday (his name escapes me, Akiva Goldsman protege) and he talked about his first ever meetings for the film they did together.

He said that after the plane ride into LA he didn't even sleep the whole night, and by morning he was literally vomiting from his nervousness. Soon after he literally called the Exec and Columbia Pictures, woke up the guy and his wife and was like, "I can't go I think I'm sick", and he was like, "YOUR NOT SICK I'LL BRING VITAMIC C - BE THERE IN AN HOUR".

So eventually him and Akiva go and it's the worst, most dreadful pitch he ever did, Akiva tried to be nice about it saying that "it couldn't of been any worse, the next ones will be better." Apparently they did get better, little by little and eventually he got the pitch down by the last few meetings.

Just a fun story I heard lol, thought I'd share...
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:00 PM   #24
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That was Simon Kinberg.

Nice thread. Good info & advice.

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Old 06-12-2008, 09:55 PM   #25
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Yammo, be sure to leave Corona in the car...he'll only ruin your chances. If it's hot keep the windows ajar.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:44 PM   #26
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Never. Leave. Corona. In. The. Car.

Yammo, good luck!
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:00 PM   #27
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Good luck tomorrow Ymmo. I have only been to one meeting. It was scary at first, but fun overall. Just enjoy the ride.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:03 PM   #28
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Quote:
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Never. Leave. Corona. In. The. Car.

Yammo, good luck!
That's. Why. I. Love you, Sis.

But we gotta admit, Sis, mtoomey's post is just wrong but hilarious.



And I'm always thinkin', mtoomey. Why you think I'm wearin' white?

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Old 06-13-2008, 12:45 AM   #29
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:20 PM   #30
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Is it time to share funny stories?

I had a meeting with an exec on a studio lot. The office was full of crystals, statues, buddhas, zen meditation fountain, etc. I could barely see the exec over the multiple stone dragons on the desk.

Also, there was a little japanese tea ceremony box, with its own heating element and beautiful tea pot. The exec made an incredible, delicate, Japanese tea as we talked, the scent of it filled the room and gave me a sense of peace and relaxation. The exec took a tiny little cup, filled it and drank. The exec probably made four cups of tea during the meeting.

AND DIDN'T OFFER ME ANYTHING OTHER THAN A PLASTIC BOTTLE OF WATER!!



Oh, yeah, and then there was the exec who had clearly been doing speed. That was a quick meeting. My agent afterward asked if he'd "acted funny." I responded that, if you considered grinding one's teeth funny, he was hilarious.
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