Producing : Etiquette advice by Christian James Hearn

Christian James Hearn

Etiquette advice

Over the last year or so I have developed a good, working and professional relationship with a fairly established producer. I recently sent them a script that they liked a lot but it does not fit their slate. They did recommend another producer who's work I very much admire. My question is, is it good or bad etiquette to politely ask if they're able or willing to make an introduction so that I can send the second producer the script? I do not have representation, so the most direct paths available to me are my relationships and network of contacts.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

That is good etiquette, and it may also get your work looked at more seriously.

Christian James Hearn

Thank you

Doug Nelson

Personal relationships are the foundation of this industry. Learn to work 'em to your advantage but always be mindful of common courtesy. There's nothing wrong with politely inquiring.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Agreed, if they've recommended you to them, it would be a good move to request a recommendation to them about you. I typically do email intros so I can control what email they use and I can confirm the context of the introduction (i.e. no going off book and sharing an entire slate LOL).

Christian James Hearn

Thanks for your responses everyone. I did my asking (politely) and my script is being shared.

Gary Tucker

Ditto what Karen Ross said! Good luck Christian!

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