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Odds & Sods

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) With the transiting moon in your sign, you're feeling daring - tell a broadcaster what you really think of demands for all rights in perpetuity. Also a good time to re-think career direction.
July 1, 2001

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) With the transiting moon in your sign, you’re feeling daring – tell a broadcaster what you really think of demands for all rights in perpetuity. Also a good time to re-think career direction.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Spend time with people who support your ego and your opinions: avoid pitching forums at all costs.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your financial outlook is very strong. Profit margin for your recent theatrical documentary will reach one one-thousandth of The Mummy Returns.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Be prepared to forgive and forget. An upcoming program from the broadcaster you pitched six months ago won’t be an exact duplicate of your idea, anyway.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your patience will be tested. International coproduction partners from the U.S., France, Germany and Japan commit to your project.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is an excellent time to approach commissioning editors – but not at a party, in an elevator or within 50 feet of a toilet.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’ll be tempted to compromise your integrity for money, but don’t be fooled. Reality TV is a passing fad. Really.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Step into something you may not fully understand. Pick up the phone and try contacting the BBC.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19) Trust your senses: do that experimental film you’ve wanted to do since film school. There’s still time before your company is owned by AOL. Wait a minute… you better check to make sure your company isn’t owned by AOL.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20) Expect the unexpected – your ancillary sales will pay for a home on the Riviera. Getting to MIP gets that much easier.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Stop putting it off – contact that old friend at that U.K. prodco. Well, if you can find them…

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Beware of strangers bearing gifts. A libel subpoena is a gift that keeps on giving.

Submissions to Odds & Sods are welcome. If you have an amusing anecdote or a juicy tidbit to share, please contact Susan Zeller: (416)408-2300 ext. 251 or e-mail szeller@brunico.com

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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