There’s a story Nahnatchka Khan tells about recruiting Ali Wong as a writer for Fresh Off the Boat; Khan asked Wong’s manager for samples and a spec script, and receives a nine page script—a fraction of what she was expecting.
Still, Khan had seen Wong’s standup and familiar with her work, and she was interested enough to give her an interview. They connected at the interview, and Wong got the job.
I write this as a reversal to a blog post I wrote earlier; if someone’s asking you for work, show them whatever you have, even if it’s not complete.
They may ask you for a follow-up interview, or give you a time extension, or flat out reject you.
Or, they may also end up hiring you for a really cool opportunity.
(Via WTF Pod, 1:06:29)