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Monthly Archive: October 2009

Oct 16 2009

Nicholl: Big 4, Major 3

So, when it comes to agencies in LA there are basically “Big 4: CAA ·ICM · UTA · WME And the “3 other majors”: Gersh · APA · Paradigm 13th: From one of the big guys: I am an agent here at *** and would love to read BIBLE CON.  Attached is a standard release …

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Oct 16 2009

Nicholl: Anyone heard of Script Funnel?

The ScriptFunnel team would like to congratulate you on your Nichols Fellowship achievement. You are undoubtedly being contacted by managers and development execs alike and we wish you all the best during this exciting time. We’d also like to ask for a small moment of your time so we may introduce you to our service. …

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Oct 15 2009

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Oct 14 2009

Responses; Who uses mail anymore?

12th: Thanks so much for providing us with a logline for your feature screenplay BIBLE CON. We’d love to take a look! Please fill out the attached Release Agreement, and mail a hard copy of that form and your script to the address provided below. Please note we cannot return the copy of your script you …

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Oct 14 2009

Nicholl: Two more contacts brings me up to an even dozen

11th: The very cool, very mysterious, very recently arrested at an airport for being a groomsman Cine-a-Craze asked to read my script.  I’m counting this. 12th: A pretty cool management/production company that has something to do with comics.  More, I will not say.  It’s not who you think it is. Congratulations on your acceptance into the semifinals …

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Oct 13 2009

A Day in the Life of a Reality TV Story Assistant

Get to work at 10 AM.  The Company Head Editor (CHE) comes to talk to the Story Producer (SP).  SP arrives a little late, usually. CHE (to SP): Your editor won’t be back for the rest of the show. Me: I can edit. CHE ignores me.  Continues talking to SP. CHE: So I’m going to …

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Oct 12 2009

Why I Write for Children; Why I love Children’s Media

Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket knows that children have the best appreciation for the imagination at work. I’m not there because I subscribe to the specious and lunkheaded notion that children are unspoiled spouters of true wisdom. (Let’s mothball that idea, next to the one that African-Americans are inherently rhythmic and Latinas can’t be on …

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Oct 11 2009

Nicholl: Google, it’s a manager not spam!

This one went to my Spam Inbox.  Oops!  Good thing I watch that thing like a crazy person hawk. So, I like the e-mails that ask for more information about me, because that implies more real interest.  I don’t understand why they want me to make a special pdf of 20 pages when they could …

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Oct 11 2009

100 Favorite Female Characters OnScreen

This was actually really hard.  I could shoot you off 100 dudes in no time, but I had to do a lot of IMDb surfing to find these.  So, who am I missing? 1. Abbey Bartlett, Stockard Channing (The West Wing) 2. Ainsley Hayes, Emily Procter (West Wing) 3. Anna, Jodie Foster (Anna and the …

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Oct 11 2009

Zoetrope: *headdesk*

I’m so over Zoetrope already.  I think it could be a useful tool except that 90% of the people there are either completely touchy or arrogant assholes. Or both. That other 10% is non-vocal and/or driven away by the other assholes. So far, it’s not worth sifting through the shit to get to the good …

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