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Monday, November 19, 2007

A company that is interested in one of my pitches is now interested in another one of them. But if I send them both, wouldn't that in effect pair one submission off against another?
It's better to spread your projects around, all other things being equal. You might try to see which project the producer is really serious about, and pull the other one.

But bear in mind any producer has ten projects on the go, so your projects are only tangentially competing against each other; mostly they're competing with the producer's other projects. Sure, he may like one of your things better than the other; but more often he'll like one thing better for one source of financing, and the other, better for another source of financing. The producer will be sending your projects around to execs at the various channels and networks and studios; they usually won't all like the same projects. I currently have two projects at one production company. One is more of a CBC project; the other is more of a Showcase project. So they're not crowding each other out.

If the only interest you have on two projects is from one producer, it's better to get them into his hands than have them sit on your shelf. Right?

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