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Old 05-20-2004, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default Memorial Day

I've read that nothing gets done after Memorial Day. What does that mean exactly and why?
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:10 AM   #2
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The summer tends to be a little slower because
people take vacations, and there are a few film
fests (at the end of the summer) which also
take people out of town. But there is still
plenty of action, and deals continue to be

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Old 05-20-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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Default Spec season, duck season-- FIRE!

Generally - and this comes from some managers, agents and a few assistants at prodcos, so if I'm wrong, it's their fault -- and mind you, I'd listen to CreativeExec before me, but can't stop myself from giving opinions, so.......

There are two major times of the year specs traditionally go out - from Early March (I think) until Labor Day, and from Early September to Mid November.

The beginning of the year, people have money, are anxious to see new work, etc. The summer comes and people focus on what's on their plates and take the aforementioned summer vacations.

Then people come back, get settled in and want to see new things at the end of the summer. Then Turkey Day comes, Xmas, New Years, Sundance, Awards Season......

And we're back to March again.

Now, if you're talking about productions - well, TV shuts down production, so there is just not much going on during the summer.

There's your long answer to a short question.....
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Old 05-22-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Spec season, duck season-- FIRE!

Means I'm going on vacation!

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Old 05-22-2004, 02:39 PM   #5
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Keep in mind that writers shouldn't be
trying to solicit reads during spec
season. They should be doing that
OFF season, so their scripts are
rewritten, prepared and ready to be
sent out by the time "spec season"
rolls along.
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:16 PM   #6
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CE is right.

100% correct...thank goodness for him!

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Old 05-25-2004, 01:51 PM   #7
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Default CE is always right -- and that's why we love him!

-- just because 'Spec season' is 'done', doesn't mean you shouldn't be looking for reps at that time. In some ways, it's the perfect time, since that's when most folks are looking for new talent.
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