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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:38 am    Post subject: Major Victory! Reply with quote

i did a session for a MAJOR japanese automobile manufacturer a couple of weeks ago! it was a "MAJOR campaign" for a product they wanted to push in a MAJOR way. there was a MAJOR amount of talk about it. weeks of talk. it was a great session - everyone was nice. i got an email this morning saying, "(MAJOR automobile manufacturer) asked us to hit the pause button on this project for now. Please send us an invoice for the entire agreed upon amount."

they are happy & stated that they will use me in the future. does anyone care that the spot will never see the light of day?

not me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutting Room Floor
(damn but this era that means a much less tangible image... rather than pieces of footage being hand-delivered to the bin, somebody just presses DELETE... CURSE YOU boring 21st Cent...!)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For coin o'the realm NOT glory!
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Major Victory! Reply with quote

todd ellis wrote:
does anyone care that the spot will never see the light of day?


Not if the check clears.
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George
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a job well done and a payment well deserved! and hopes of a broader relationship going forward? sounds great all around!
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not if the check clears.


i am 72.3% confident that it might, probably, will.
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Karyn OBryant
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray!

Take the check, the happy client, and the good feels and run with them. All the way to the bank.

Congrats!
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This MAJOR Japanese car company dare not not pay you. If that's a problem I can call them with my angry insurance customer voice. I'll even learn and use some classic curse phrases in their patois as well as in English.


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Jack Daniel
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Major Victory! Reply with quote

todd ellis wrote:
does anyone care that the spot will never see the light of day?


I do, if only because (1) you won't get heard on the spots and hired by someone who says "who's that guy--he's amazing" and (2) you won't get re-upped or residualized for the spots.

Not taking away from your good fortune--you got hired, nailed the work, and got paid. I've done a number of spots that have finished, got me paid, and didn't air. I just wish you were receiving all the bennies that come with work.
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not taking anything away from folks that do --- but, i've never lived in a world where i've much concerned myself with such things as "residuals" and "he's amazing". i've spent the past 25 years building relationships - many have lasted that long - some have drifted off. if the relationship is good - they'll come back. if i'm the voice in their head, the mountains will whisper my name & email address.
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