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Mr Phil, I only hope that you still want to part with the script because I wouldn't want a situation where Shoot Rajasthan will loose interest as a result of some reasons which they may not see as tangible enough to delay the buying of the script.I must commend you for your desire to see your work perfectly delivered and I assure you that with Shoot Rajasthan,your aspirations are as good as being achieved.However,time is ticking as they would not accept any flimsy reason if they are not convinced that you have signed or about to sign it before Wednesday.In as much as they hold your script in high esteem,it also does not stop them from looking else where should you continue to delay the deal.
As am writing this this mail,I have just recieved an information that Shoot Rajasthan has secured the services of Mr Rajaat Kapoor to direct the movie.I hope you know him,he is the 2008/2009 Bollywood best movie director and was nominated for Oscar Award.In addition,Shoot Rajasthan has financial ties with AIG,ABN AMRO,Americanexpress Banks LTD,CITI Bank.To produce a movie script of yours will not be anything different.
As for sending the needed money.There's no way I would ask you to send the money to my account hence am not in Luxembourg right now.Besides,I will need it immediately to begin the process as soon as posible and I had expected you to have done that before now.Furthermore,as a result of our Embassy(The Consular office) policy on receiving funds from anywhere,funds can only be sent and received on behalf of any Luxembourg Staff through Mr.Charles Ekwonye,the Consular Legal Officer. I strongly suggest that you send the money through MONEGRAM for quick and easy transfer so that I can receive it immediately and forward the contract documents to you.Shoot Rajasthan will be happy to hear that you are with the documents even before now.I have done the best I can and I appreciate your recommendation on that.
So if you are having problem with Western Union,use MONEGRAM.Its easier and faster.Please ensure that you forward all the payment details to me via email so that Iwill track its receipt. The ball is now in your court and I want to inform Shoot Rajasthan now that the deal is on the way.
Best regards. Martin
I'm not exactly sure where to go from here. Perhaps criticize the studio's choice in directors; I don't know.
Phil, do what I originally suggested! Tell him you made a big mistake with your math, and that 3% of the $16 Million budget is actually $480,000. Play along and say, how could I be so stupid...blah, blah, blah. See if he ups his offer.
It would be quite funny, IMO.
To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
I think it might be time to drop the bomb that - as part of standard background credential checks - you contacted the studio direct and that they've never heard of Mr. Sanders and have never employed his services. And, you've contacted the Luxembourg embassy and not only have they never heard of a Mr. Sanders, but they take this kind of fraud very seriously and have passed the matter on to Interpol. Make him squirm and run.
OR...tell him that Boose Films might be interested in co-financing the project (perhaps they see it as a possible franchise, complete with merchandise and fast-food tie-ins?), and could he provide contact details for Shoot Rajasthan in order to float this idea to them?
Ask him to fax you any documents for you to sign. So you can read the fine details.
Use Pia's idea and ask him if he'll except you're wife's wedding ring?
Tell him you can indeed send money to Luxembourg as you can send money via SWIFT. And that there is nothing stopping him from asking his bank manager to send the funds onto his third party named Mr.Charles Ekwonye,the Consular Legal Officer.
And advise him that his bank manager might have problems sending money to a third party.
Just ask him for his bank details, and style it like a Nigerian scam:
IBAN No................. SWIFT code:........... Bank Name............. Beneficiary Name.......... Bank Address.............. Currency.................
Just found a scam email in my inbox:
This is information the Bank Manager need from you.
YOUR COUNTRY............ YOUR FULL NAME........ ACCOUNT NUMBER............ ROUTING NUMBER........ SWIFT CODE IF POSSIBLE..... NAME OF YOUR BANK................ OCCUPATION........... HOME ADDRESS..... MOBIL PHONE NUMBER..... OFFICE NUMBER......... HOME NUMBER............ AGE.... SEX.
I got an email from Sanders yesterday for my script Testament. As soon as I saw Luxembourg, I knew it was a scam. Then this Indian company. Why would they shoot a script that takes place in Central Florida with a bunch of rednecks?
Well, you gotta admire his persistence. He probably thinks he has you hooked. Or on the flip side, he knows you're jacking with him, and he's jacking right back to see how far you'll go. Regardless, don't end it now. I's far too good.
I used to bait guys like this (love scams, charity scams, you name it) and it was great fun.
What some people like to do is get THEM to fill in forms, or take photo's of themselves holding weird signs (as proof that they exist).
It's a long process, but it's worth it in the end.
Phil, another thing you could do which would piss the guy off is tell him you sent him the money... directly to the company. Then mention the company and website which he said he was from. He will obviously hate this, BUT will do a lot more for you because he believes you are invested.