c.1907-1925: Movie rejection letter

The rejection slip the motion picture studio Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925) sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting. Essanay is best remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films.

(via Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture)

5 Responses

  1. artbrutist

    Please change the title. The Essanay Studios were in Chicago, not Hollywood. They existed years before a single film was even shot in L.A..

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    • Adam Carlo

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing Viktoria. In fact, I’d say it’s the total opposite with the Hollywood system now.

      Your screenplay has been rejected because,

      “It contains a totally new original idea.”

      We only accept screenplays for rehashed simple storylines that have a proven mega blockbuster box office performance.

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