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D-GUY: I GIVE NOTES

That’s the cornerstone of the development business – reading scripts or listening to brief pitches and telling those who create how to make their material better (or more likely, how to make it more like whatever film was most recently successful, i.e. Juno). Now I take my hard-earned experience and put it to use punching up non- industry pitches. Pitch #1 – Ho

Pitch #2 – Woman selling bacon-wrapped hot dogs outside of the Staples Center after a Laker game Original pitch – Rancid smell, babbling in Mexican. Notes – Maybe that kind of thing plays in the barrio, but we’re not just interested in the Latino audience – this isn’t Fox Searchlight. I’d consider appealing to all four quadrants by learning some basic English.

Notes – I could have done without the slapping or hitting. You know the story about Hitchcock’s bomb under the table and the two guys are talking about baseball? Suspense versus surprise, right. Also, I’m just spitballing here, but for the "wallet" line, something like “or I’ll stab you in the sack” might be better. I know it’s a little cliché, but how about if t

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