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Old 09-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Producer asked me where I'm based?

Hey all,

So I queried a Hong Kong producer and got a pretty quick response in which he asked me where I'm based. I replied promptly, but I'm a little bit curious now as to why he might have asked. Anyone care to share their two cents?

Just curious.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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I'm guessing he probably wants to know where you're based. I dunno,that's just me though.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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Hey all,

So I queried a Hong Kong producer and got a pretty quick response in which he asked me where I'm based. I replied promptly, but I'm a little bit curious now as to why he might have asked. Anyone care to share their two cents?

Just curious.
How will he know where to send a check if you don't tell him where you live?

My real guess.... he gets a lot of queries from around the world and wants to know where you are... try not to read too much into it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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How will he know where to send a check if you don't tell him where you live?

My real guess.... he gets a lot of queries from around the world and wants to know where you are... try not to read too much into it.
Thanks, Ed. I keep telling myself not to read into it, but I think I'm too young and dumb to listen to my own advice. My script is based in Hong Kong, so I keep thinking that if I'm based anywhere other than Hong Kong, he'll somehow think that the script will lack authenticity.

Hmm... maybe I should go out with some friends and watch a movie in the meantime, haha.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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Hey all,

So I queried a Hong Kong producer and got a pretty quick response in which he asked me where I'm based. I replied promptly, but I'm a little bit curious now as to why he might have asked. Anyone care to share their two cents?

Just curious.
Outside the US there are a range of coproduction treaties between countries.

So, for example, a film can be made as an official coproduction between Canada & Hong Kong - and it will count as 'Canadian' for the purpose of the Canadian film Funding scheme as well as count as 'Hong Kong' for local production purposes.

(Canada & Hong Kong have an MOU instead of a treaty - but you get the gist)

She (or he) probably had that in mind.

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #6
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Outside the US there are a range of coproduction treaties between countries.

So, for example, a film can be made as an official coproduction between Canada & Hong Kong - and it will count as 'Canadian' for the purpose of the Canadian film Funding scheme as well as count as 'Hong Kong' for local production purposes.

(Canada & Hong Kong have an MOU instead of a treaty - but you get the gist)

She (or he) probably had that in mind.

Mac
This makes perfect sense, as I do recall him being interested in East-West co-productions. Thanks, Mac.
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