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Old 09-20-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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so say you two are discussing the script, he/she asks you a question about it you don't know, what do you say?
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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"What do you think it means/should happen?" Or some version thereof.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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You say, "F-you. What have you written?" Then storm out...

Or if you want to maintain the relationship...

Try and spin it: "Hey, you know what. That's a great observation. What I need to do is take some time to think about that and find a way to work it in with .... blah blah blah... (depending on the question) what I was trying to accomplish with the character/plot/theme, etc..."

Don't necessarily be afraid to straight out say it's something you hadn't thought about before -- make the producer feel like they are positively contributing to the script by bringing up something you might have missed -- but you think will make the script better if you work on it.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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cool thanks. and what if it's a question very detail and research related?
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:33 PM   #5
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You bull$hit 'em!
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:46 AM   #6
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I'm curious as to the question...

My guess would be a plot hole he/she was questioning you about.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:20 AM   #7
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"Why do you ask?"
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:49 AM   #8
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"Oooh that's a great question!"

And then cram a Twixt bar in your mouth while you think of an answer.
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