I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that you know that living and working in Hollywood is as challenging as anywhere else. But, this is an anthropological comment on the human condition everywhere.
I find that the hardest response to get is a “No.” I love the word no. It lets me know that I can move on with my quest for a “Yes.”
Countless times, I have been stalled by people who say, “Sounds good” or “Lets talk” or even a “Yes” that they do not mean. Now I have to wait around for them to finally, if I’m lucky, tell me that they’re not interested.
Many times I will bring a project to someone and they will say yes and then shelve it in order to protect another project that they feel that my project threatens. Yes, they will put it on a shelf and no one will ever see it. In the mean time, out of courtesy I am unable to shop it for a long time.
Please, tell me no!
If you have ever been in the storage room of an agent, manager or producer, you will see hundreds of scripts sitting there, collecting dust. The creator of the hit show “Mad Men” spent ten years trying to get his show on the air for this reason. Now, everyone wants a show like Mad Men. “Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan!”
I have no delusions about changing this, just venting, today!
I am Kip Addotta