Magazine July 12, 2021, Issue

The Big Pharma Pitch

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‘So what do you guys have for us today?”

“We’ve got a really great idea, Tom. Something that’ll be terrific for your viewers — ”

“Subscribers, you mean. We’re a streaming service.”

“Yes! Of course! We know that. And what we’re pitching today is just a wonderful feel-good kind of project, kind of an all-American story, little guy does good — ”


“Or gal! Or, you know, whatever! The thing is, it’s not really all that important to the story. Could be Clooney, could be that Tim Chalamet, could be the terrific young lady who was in the Precious movie that was so wonderful.

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