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Maggie L
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Plagiarism is not the Sincerest Form of Flattery

So here's why you always want to rewrite "suggested intros." Not only because you are producer and it is your JOB... but also because not doing so could land you on Conan. Guessing that's what happened here.

The link:

(With thanks for the clip to consultant Doug Drew.)

**Update: Someone posted on Doug's FB page that the story was part of a Newspath pkg-- and producers grabbed the script Newspath sent.

If I can rant just a bit further... You see why your future is golden as a producer? So much of your potential competition for that next job won't even rewrite an intro. It is so discouraging to see producers (from how many markets in that clip?) just phoning it in.


TK said...

link not linked also cut and paste to browser does not bring up a Conan clip.

maggiel said...

Apologies. Not Sure what's up with my hyperlink but web address ought to work now.