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    I've read that nothing gets done after Memorial Day. What does that mean exactly and why?

  • #2
    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


    • #3
      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.....


      • #4
        Re: Spec season, duck season-- FIRE!

        Means I'm going on vacation!



        • #5
          SPEC SEASON

          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.


          • #6
            Re: SPEC SEASON

            CE is right.

            100% correct...thank goodness for him!



            • #7
              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.