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Pod: Martini Shot - 'We Really Love This Project'

Pod: Martini Shot - 'We Really Love This Project'

Rob Long on the hidden messages in network notes — or in some cases, the lack thereof
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Some writers consider network notes the bane of their existence. Others carefully parse them like a detective at a crime scene for subtle clues that may (or may not) signal whether their script will move towards production. But what if your script receives the unusual but occasional “we have no notes” response? Well, that’s the dream, right? Host Rob Long explains why it may indeed mean you have turned in the perfect draft that answers all of the network’s questions and fears, and your pilot is now on the fast track to the Production Promised Land. Or it may mean something more ominous…

(Return next week for…humiliation at the executive offsite retreat.)

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