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Most of stamps I use are on SASEs (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelopes) that I include with scripts I send to agents. When I receive SASE back, I know it's bad news. I know this because if it was good news, they would've called me to tell me about my six-figure advance on my script sale, they wouldn't have sent me a letter.
I put an article (http://MoviesMoneyandMore.com/HighHopes.html) I wrote about a phone call I received from a production company on my website if you'd like to read it. This is closer to what I would hope would happen, but ... well, just read it for yourself.
If you've never gotten a rejection letter from an agent, you don't know what a treat it is. Here's an example of what to expect:
Dear No-Talent Hack,
I usually have to read at least 30 pages before I get disgusted with a script. In your case, it only took 5. I would thank you for saving me time, if those 5 pages hadn't been so dreadful to read.
Have you considered reading a book on screenwriting?
Not knowing what else to do with it, I tried to line my birdcage with your screenplay, but it was so bad my parrot didn't even want to crap on it. In end I had to send your script to dump where this awful thing belongs.
Have a nice day,
Okay, so maybe I exaggerated a little. Rejection letters from agents are rarely this nice.
It just seems that 41 cents to get a letter like this is too much.
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Rocky Ramsey publishes Movies, Money and More, A humorous site featuring movie reviews, entertainment news, save/make money and more. You don't know what you're missing if you don't take a look. http://www.MoviesMoneyandMore.com