Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Story of My Seinfeld Idea

In about June of 1997, I wrote a treatment for a Seinfeld episode and then submitted it to ICM to be considered for representation. I was never sent a reply.

But, during the week of Thanksgiving that year... I was more than shocked to have received this letter from Tim Kaiser, a producer of Seinfeld. He stated that: "we are returning this submission to you unread."

Apparently, my submission to ICM was not placed in the circular file. It must have been sent to the writers of Seinfeld. It was submission worthy? How else would the Seinfeld producers have received it?

 I love this: "While we know that outside submissions can yield the occasional diamond in the rough..." And, "Believe me this was a difficult decision...."

How was it a difficult decision if they never read it? Oh, well. I thought the letter was gracious and kind, and I felt "stoked and pumped."

It was rejected... but guess what? I still have it and it's... pretty pretty pretty darn good.

© 2010 Marjorie Levine

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