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Old 04-08-2009, 07:10 AM   #31
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Just because someone gave your script great coverage doesn't mean agents as the agency will want to represent it.

Reading your post, I see nothing at all that indicates that CAA is truly excited about your script. A reader gave it good coverage, and that's all that you have going. Oh, and an assistant is trying to push you.

I think you're hoping it goes further, and don't we all hope for the best? But let's look at the evidence we have. If they were truly interested in you (and DBense) you guys would not be getting this kind of crazy run around.

At a certain point, I would say you need to move on, and let them get back to you.
Why move on and forget CAA? I move on and keep them as I said on the backburner. I am treated with respect when I call every now and then, when the mood hits me and I see no harm in *stirring* that pot I have on my backburner. My trailer for my new movie just went up on You Tube.

I optioned another script that the producer is in negotiations with Angela Bassett with to star in. Yet, another producer is in negotiations with the production company of a well known star. All they want to know is *if* they can produce it with the star in the lead role.

So, yes, I have moved on OR keep moving, but I am the kind of person who enjoys the action of having all burners on at the same time.

I see no harm in keeping the lines open at CAA while I do other things. I still have a manager (not as important or influential as CAA) and I'm having movies made, optioning screenplays, etc.

Wait for CAA to get to me? Maybe after I get my Oscar. Right now, I feel no shame in calling them every now and then. They know me there, I have an open line there and I see no reason not to keep it open.

I am not lying on the couch, sucking my thumb, lol. I am just an action junkie and if CAA is part of that action, why not?
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:55 AM   #32
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Absolutely. You're getting things done. CAA isn't the only game in town by a friggin longshot.

BTW, what's the movie trailer on Youtube?
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:40 AM   #33
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Absolutely. You're getting things done. CAA isn't the only game in town by a friggin longshot.

BTW, what's the movie trailer on Youtube?
Thanks for the good words. The name of the movie is "The Message"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypyTl3nxe4Q&

I understand this is the first of four trailers.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:37 AM   #34
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Thanks for the good words. The name of the movie is "The Message"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypyTl3nxe4Q&

I understand this is the first of four trailers.
Jodeb that looks so very cool!!

Was this movie your original idea? How long ago did you sell it?

Most of all I wonder and am confused, If you have a big famous movie coming out, why arent' agents beating around your door??!!!
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:50 AM   #35
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I am not lying on the couch, sucking my thumb, lol. I am just an action junkie and if CAA is part of that action, why not?
Do whatever you want, but just pointing out that as far as CAA goes, there currently is no action and you clearly are not a priority for them. Same for DBense. There's no harm in calling them, but nothing continues to happen, there's no gain for you either.

Congradulations with your other projects.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:49 PM   #36
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Change of plans -- Doing everything through ICM now instead.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #37
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Change of plans -- Doing everything through ICM now instead.
If that means what I think it means, congratz.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:33 PM   #38
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Thanks -- I'm just not patient enough when it comes to the whole "Query" or "Wait to read" time frame. With the help of a referral, decided to take a different path.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:31 AM   #39
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I once had a script requested by CAA. I sent it over and no response.

Two years later I get the script back with a rejection letter. So I guess that's the response time. Two years.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #40
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Jodeb that looks so very cool!!

Was this movie your original idea? How long ago did you sell it?

Most of all I wonder and am confused, If you have a big famous movie coming out, why arent' agents beating around your door??!!!
glenda, you are a little naive.

it's not a "big famous movie", it's an indie that her friend shot for 300,000 dollars, it hasn't sold anywhere yet, not even played at any festivals worth mentioning.

agents are not interested in those, hundreds of thousands indies get produced every year.

and joan, are you aware your friend hasn't put you in the credits in his website? give him a call.

and good luck with your project. hope at least you can make some good festivals. and you should, it's shot on red and it looks good. has thomas submitted it to festivals yet?
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