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Old 03-04-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Is This "Bad Form," Too Obvious....What?

Happy Friday, guys.

I have about three projects that are currently being reviewed by managers/producers, etc. Queried and got read requests.

Just found out that one of my shorts was accepted at the Nashville Film Festival from over something like 2,400 entries (according to them, and I don't know how many, total, were chosen).

Is it a good idea to drop these people an email letting them know? Or a total waste of time? (They won't give a damn, etc.)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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I wouldn't. They're already reading your material. Let your scripts do the talking for you.

But, congrats!
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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Happy Friday, guys.

I have about three projects that are currently being reviewed by managers/producers, etc. Queried and got read requests.

Just found out that one of my shorts was accepted at the Nashville Film Festival from over something like 2,400 entries (according to them, and I don't know how many, total, were chosen).

Is it a good idea to drop these people an email letting them know? Or a total waste of time? (They won't give a damn, etc.)

Thanks in advance.
First off, congrats from a fellow Chicagoian on both the reads and the film festival!

I'll just echo what Rantanplan said and add that it would likely come across as desperate and could do more harm than good.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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Thanks to you, both. I kinda thought that but wanted your weigh-in.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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They wouldn't care if it was accepted at Sundance.

You will live and die on the merits of the script they are reading. That is all.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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Much obliged, grasshopper.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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They wouldn't care if it was accepted at Sundance.

You will live and die on the merits of the script they are reading. That is all.
Uhhhh, let's not get crazy, Han. Yeah, I think everyone *does* care if something is accepted into Sundance.

But I do agree that Nashville doesn't carry any particular weight at this time.

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Old 03-05-2011, 07:15 PM   #8
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I hate to say this, but I don't think anyone really cares if someone is the WRITER of a short film. If you're a writer-director, yes, it might possibly get you some attention, even in this day and age where everybody and their mother has a short posted on YouTube. But a writer, no.

I may be wrong, but I kinda think I'm not.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #9
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This is getting more depressing with each post.

I get it. Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #10
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This is getting more depressing with each post.

I get it. Thanks.
Nah, don't be depressed. You have people reading your feature script, that's the main thing
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