Random Factoid #532

11 01 2011

Remember what your parents told you about courtesy?  Well, I have proof that it works.

Over a month ago, I was searching Paramount’s 2010 “For Your Consideration” site and saw that an email had to be sent to one of their employees to access the scripts to their biggest movies, “The Fighter” and “True Grit.”  I’m not a member of a guild, surprisingly, so I knew it would be a long shot for me to get my hands on a copy of these scripts.

But it never hurts to ask, so I sent a polite email to their communications manager explaining who I was, why I wanted the scripts, and how I could ultimately “help” their campaign.  This was December 6.

Today, January 11, at 12:34 A.M., I received the first indication that my email had even been read.  It was a reply from the manager with no text or message, just the two scripts which I had requested attached to the email!  So even though I am not a voting member of the SAG or DGA or WGA or PGA (four voting bodies which have nominated “The Fighter”), I have the script for it AND “True Grit!”

Might I say they are both fantastic!  So it just goes to show you that an email, some courtesy, and no fear of rejection can get you farther than you expected.


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12 01 2011
CS

Sweet! Just saw True Grit a few nights ago and I am hoping to catch The Fighter this weekend.

14 01 2011
Frank Mengarelli

Dude, good for you! That is incredible!

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