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"I have to ask you a few questions. I've written a screenplay. Would you read it?"
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"It was the best of Starbucks. It was the worst of Starbucks."
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"I've sent last minute treatments to all the major studios."
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"Sam, this is Arnie. Arnie will be adapting your screenplay into a jumble wordsearch puzzle."
"No movie deal yet, but Kinko's extremely interested in the idea of making multiple copies of your screenplay."
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"I just don't think a giant flaming blob of alien ectoplasm would say that."
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What the Person Sitting Next to You at Starbucks is 'Working On'
"I know you probably hear this all the time, but I've got a great idea for a balloon animal."
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"The first half of my life I waited for Hollywood to call. Now, ironically enough, I'm Hollywood and I can call people."
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"Which should we go see: the straight romantic comedy where the heroine's best friend is a gay man, or the gay romantic comedy where the hero's best friend is a straight woman?"
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"He's done it your majesty! He's turned lead into a screenplay!"
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"The script isn't funny, but maybe if we put some unfunny actors in it and get an unfunny director it will be funny."
"Oh, pardon me. That's not the menu , that's my screenplay."
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"The problem is there's no engine. Just a mysterious plot device."
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"Is this the wobbly table? I'll put my screenplay under this leg."
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Good Cop/Hollywood Cop: "Confess or my partner will make you read his screenplay."
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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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'I see it as a good thing. Since we've been made superfluous, I've finally had time to work on y screenplay.'
"So, do you see yourself as a car valet who writes screenplays or a screen writer who parks cars?"
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"It's been done, but I don't think it's been redone."
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"My entire life is in re-write."
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"And the award for best script adapted from a text message or tweet goes to..."
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