24 September 2012 // 09:00 am // 3 Comments
You've finally gotten a pitch meeting with that executive you've been trying to reach for a long time. You sit across from the table from him or her to pitch the incredible project that you have written or you are producing. You are nervous, and perhaps understandably so, as a lot may ride on this one meeting. After all, you've got to get the executive interested enough that he or she will be to move your project up the chain of command. And true to form, the executive starts to ask a few questions.
Stephanie Palmer, former MGM Director of Creative Affairs and author of Good In a Room, explores the five trick questions that Hollywood executives tend to ask, and the secrets of how to answer them. For Stephanie's complete article, click HERE.
The five trick questions to watch out for are the following:
Trick Question #1: How long have you been working on your project?
Trick Question #2: How much would this cost?
Trick Question #3: How do you see the casting?
Trick Question #4: What’s the weakest part of the script?
Trick Question #5: How did you get started as a writer?
It would be easy to give what may seem like the right answers to these questions and yet get negative results. That is because the executives are prying, reading between the lines, and looking for the subtext -- and if you use certain answers, they will be less likely to listen to you. So you want to be prepared so that you can get to that all-important handshake.
Check out the article and come back to let us know if you agree or disagree, or if you've encountered other questions that Hollywood Connect readers should be aware of.
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The Hollywood Connect Staff