2 way meetings incorporating 'their projects' really sums up the whole philosophy of this slice on Pitching Yourself. I've already written about it here and here with regard to Cannes.
In essence the advice is this...
Never have a meeting. Always have a conversation. Why?
Because the classic pitching idea is absurdly one way. It indicates that the producer has all the power, the talent and the decision making abilities. That the writer is lucky to see him and be given a chance to talk about his script. This isn't actually what it is about at all. People work with people. Not scripts. So always try to get into a two way conversation. It's less effort for you and probably more productive in the long run.
Isn't dialogue easier to write than monologue?
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