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Old 03-14-2012, 12:26 PM   #41
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Why so precious with your material?
Call it one of my quirks if you like but I don't send my work out blindly. It's mine, I own it and I don't want anyone reading it unless I know about it.

Anyone who has ever requested a script of mine knows to inform me if they send it out. I always make this request in a very polite way.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #42
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About a week ago I sent the first half of my script to my brother for feedback. He forwarded it to someone he knows in the industry for feedback. Without asking me first.

Brother (with a chuckle in his voice): I guess I should have asked if that was alright with you but ...

Anyway, I did have a flutter of anxiety and then I got over it. And - yes - it was a PDF file.

Our writing is a product. Products get passed around.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #43
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I can see your point but it doesn't change my mind.

If I was looking to become a working Hollywood writer or trying to find an agent perhaps I would feel different about having my work floating around, but I'm not.

I mostly produce my own work so it isn't necessary to send stuff out except to the funding agencies.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:54 PM   #44
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I can see your point but it doesn't change my mind.

If I was looking to become a working Hollywood writer or trying to find an agent perhaps I would feel different about having my work floating around, but I'm not.

I mostly produce my own work so it isn't necessary to send stuff out except to the funding agencies.
In all seriousness, this is ridiculous.

I've never put anyone on ignore, but it's very tempting all of a sudden.

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Old 03-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #45
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I can see your point but it doesn't change my mind.

If I was looking to become a working Hollywood writer or trying to find an agent perhaps I would feel different about having my work floating around, but I'm not.

I mostly produce my own work so it isn't necessary to send stuff out except to the funding agencies.
Are you in Europe or Canada?
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #46
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Are you in Europe or Canada?
Canada.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:17 PM   #47
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In all seriousness, this is ridiculous.

I've never put anyone on ignore, but it's very tempting all of a sudden.

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If it's so ridiculous, Harold, you should have put me on ignore and not responded.

And while we're on the subject, why is it ridiculous? No one needs to see my work except for the people involved in the project and again, the producers at the funding agencies.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #48
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Well, here's an update to my situation:

I gave the production company the boot. I emailed the Creative Exec a kind thank you but felt his "hand's on" changes diminished my script.

I was stunned at his lazy, didn't-even-bother-to-check-his-own-spelling-errors.

His dialogue changes embarrassed me. He edited content that made it so only the reader knew what was going on but not the audience. He made story presumptions that were openly, and clearly wrong. I couldn't believe it.

I was hoping this guy would blow me away with his writing talent. I took a risk. And man, was I stunned. I only wish you guys here at Done Deal could see the "before and after."

My script keeps getting managers and agents to contact me but I'm one finicky motherf@#$er.

For me, it's about relationships. Be it writer/manager writer/agent writer/prod.co.

So far, I haven't found the right fit for me. I'm hoping I'll find that one person, company who appreciates my work and wants to rep me.

Final thought (for those who don't already know): Never, EVER let anyone screw with you or your work even if they have an Oscar (which this company has).

Let them pay you before they screw you. It's a two way street and some of these people seem to forget that.
What.

You gave them the boot because you weren't happy with the changes they made to your script, not because they made the changes in the first place?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #49
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If it's so ridiculous, Harold, you should have put me on ignore and not responded.

And while we're on the subject, why is it ridiculous? No one needs to see my work except for the people involved in the project and again, the producers at the funding agencies.
Why bother? You can "read" me.

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Old 03-15-2012, 01:16 AM   #50
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Why bother? You can "read" me.

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C'mon Harold.

This is the internet. It is not real. Maybe I really can read you, maybe I was bored that day and was "funning" with everyone in that other thread. Who cares?

At the end of the day, it's nothing to get serious about. All in good fun, my friend.

But you can't shoot me if I don't choose to send my work out blindly just because you think it's ridiculous.
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