I had to share this. And just to forewarn you, it’s painful. One of the first rules of etiquette in this industry (or any), don’t abuse your contacts. This should almost go without saying. I understand the excitement that goes along with finding someone who can help you with your career (I’ve talked about this before), but this is not how to go about it. If this writer had done any research on how to network, how to maintain relationships, and how to take any amount of criticism, this may have been someone he could have contacted again in the future, but now he’ll be lucky if he’s not blackballed from the entire industry. It’s a small world and people talk. All I can say is wow.
Why producers will not read your script – shocking case study from one exec.
Have a great week everyone!
2 thoughts on “A Screenwriter No-No”
Agreed, that was painful – well, I am sure we will not be hearing from this guy anytime soon. thanks for sharing!
I kept wanting to scream out, “Stop. Do not reply, again.” What I found interesting was how nice the executive was through it all, and how this writer probably hasn’t learned his lesson. Glad you enjoyed!