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Nov 09 2009

Netiquette

I received an e-mail from a director who is looking for a script and who was told to e-mail the Nicholl Semi-Finalists. He sent a mass e-mail that had all of our e-mail addresses in the TO: field.

After replying with my logline and synopsis, I included a PS about how impersonal it is to send an obvious mass mailing and that not everyone wants their e-mail to be revealed to a bunch of strangers, and that he should BCC in the future.

I mean, maybe that’s not cool of me, but I feel like someone should tell him. Maybe he just doesn’t know about the BCC. And he really should. Because I don’t really mind having the e-mail addresses of my fellow semi-finalists, but they might mind.

3 comments

  1. 1
    Cynthia

    And he misspelled synopsis.

  2. 2
    Ashley F. Miller

    Well, he spelled it correctly in Spanish and that seems like his native tongue, so I figured that was OK.

  3. 3
    steveonfilm

    I had a possible employer send out an e-mail to everyone who didn’t get the job. I was on that list. As were several friends of mine I had no idea were also applying for the job. How do I know? Because they put everyone in the “To:” field just like you described. The list was probably 50 names deep.

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