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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Crusade Confirmed
      To: CIS  
    Date: 4/6/1998 6:30:00 PM  

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Anita Karve <73653.3253@compuserve.com> asks:
> How do you find outside writers?
> You're a fan of his and vice versa, but for other potential
> writers do you solicit resumes/writing samples/outlines?

"With Neil Gaiman, it was obvious. You're a fan of his and vice versa,
but for other potential writers do you solicit resumes/writing
samples/outlines?"

Usually, I know the writer's work, so it's just a matter of
getting them in and handing them a premise (or in some rare cases,
asking them to come up with a story pitch). If it's someone whose work
I don't readily know -- and this is rare for me to do on a first
season, when I know that every episode has to kick -- I'll call the
person's agent and get some samples of their prior produced work.

Since there are only 11 available slots for this season, that
doesn't leave a lot of room right off the bat, and I have about 6-7
writers in mind for the rest, so it's already close to being locked
down before we've even started.

jms

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