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"Ronny, there's not going to be any 3-D. The studio wants you to shoot it on your cell phone."
"No offense, Lou, but you're a money guy, not a movie guy."
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"It's like 'Family Circus' meets 'The Wire,' but on a cruise ship."
Tags:crossover, crossovers, mashup, mashups, pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows, sales pitch, sales pitches, studio executive, studio executives, movie studio, movie studios, screenwriter, screenwriters, idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, hollywood, hollywood executive, hollywood executives, combination, combinations, weird combination, weird combinations, movie, movies, movie studio, movie studios, pitch idea, pitch ideas, pitching ideas, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, writer, writers, author, authors
"Is Michael Eisner O.K.? I haven't seen his name in the papers for days."
Tags:michael eisner, eisner, media darling, media darlings, oversaturation, oversaturated, over-saturation, over-saturated, media coverage, ceo, ceos, film studio, film studios, movie studio, movie studios, megacorporation, megacorporations, step down, steps down, stepping down, mega-corporation, mega-corporations
"I'm not sure if the audience is ready to embrace you in a romantic comedy."
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"Now let's run through it once more, Mr. Harkness, and this time try not to shut your eyes when you pull the trigger."
"We're done - there's nothing left in the world to bastardize."
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'The Final Merger'
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"It's supposed to be a comedy, so I've had Steve, here, red-flag the funny parts."
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Moby Dick the Demi Moore Version
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"It's been taken care of."
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"I just want you to know, Mr. Blenner, that, like Mike Ovitz, I don't mind being Number Two."
"It's always 'Get me a Godzilla type,' never 'Get me Godzilla!'"
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"And ultimately, I want to direct."
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"I've got bad news and even worse news: The bad news is that your script is shallow, offensive garbage. The worse news is that we're offering you ten million for it, which will probably ruin you forever as a writer. Sorry I had to be the one to do this to
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"OK, stop me if you've never heard this before!"
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Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: All in a Day's Work
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"You want the gimmick? Here's the gimmick. Kevin Costner won't produce it, he won't direct it, and he won't star in it."
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"So, Mr. Bond, you have foolishly entered my diabolical hall of mirrors."
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"Bring me a show with lots of killing. But family friendly."
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The writing team arrives on set.
"Mrs Jenkins from administration? Next door. I'm Xkrpfz from special effects."
Sign outside a movie studio: Standing in line Auditions.
'...And now, the film most criticized for eroding traditional family values, the nominees are...'