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Daffy Duck, Screenwriter

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Daffy went the whole nine yards trying to convince film studio boss J.L. to buy his script, The Scarlet Pumpernickel. But then he read a website post which said that the odds of selling a spec screenplay are at least 5000-1. (Update 9/23/11: an article in The Atlantic, “How Hollywood Chooses Scripts: The Insider List That Led to ‘Abduction,'” found here, puts the odds at a much better 333-1 by considering the competition to be limited to scripts registered with WGA.)

However, Daffy does have one advantage over at least one of his rivals: his story is not about a giant pet rock. (Absolutely true: this was the subject of a script I once read.)

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Written by David Kilmer

August 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

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