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December 27, 2004

Desperate Measures: Blegging For Help

I've been sitting on this screenplay now for four years. It was selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2001 Heart of Austin screenplay competition, but then I sat on it, because 9-11 happened and the plot involves a threat to blow up a major American city. Didn't seem like a good time for that, even though it's comedy and of course the plot is foiled.

I've now got a couple of contacts trying to get it into the hands of agents and producers, but I'd like to blitz the thing; there's just such a low chance of any one person taking an interest (or even reading it) you've got to play the numbers game.

So here's my request:

If any of you out there are agents or producers, or know someone who is, or, frankly, even know someone who knows someone, please send me an email at aceofspadeshq-AT-yahoo.com.

Couple of requests:

I've kept anonymous because I think this site would be a definite turn-off to 90% of Hollywood or literary agents in New York. So, if you would be so kind, I'd like to remain anonymous. If you know someone and want to help, please keep it vague about where you know me from. Just say you know me from the Internet or something. Maybe we're in a Yahoo porn forum together or something.

If you're not comfortable with that, I guess I can't ask for your help, because really, honestly, I want to keep this Ace of Spades thing on the down-low.

The other thing is this: Unless I know you as a frequent commenter, I'm going to want to have some comfort level about your bona fides before I say too much. The problem is that there may be a troll out there who decides to pose as someone in a position to help and just wants me to give up my name so he can, I don't know, ruin my life and everything. Don't take it personally; but I just have to be a little circumspect.

Anyway, if you can help, I'd appreciate it an awful lot. I've got both a book and a screenplay to peddle, so I need any kind of connection to any literary agent or screenplay agent or producer or publisher. Just enough of an in that you can say "This guy seems to be able to string three sentences together without major incident; take a chance and read his dumb crap."

Thanks. I know I ask a lot from you guys. But this really would help an awful lot. At some point you've got to just give up on your dream, and I'm getting to that point. But I'd like to give it the best chance possible before doing so.

Thanks again.


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