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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 11-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By YakMan
Re: Final Draft problem - help?

Does the second part of this "KB" help...??? As in, it at least allows you to efficiently "skip forward" through mis-formatted blocks???

http://kb.finaldraft.com/article/1001/552/
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By YakMan
Thumbs up Re: INTERVIEWS with Development Execs

Hey! Thanks so much for posing my (rather verbose) questions on what constitutes a good "$1 Option Agreement." Doug Griffin's answer was very helpful!!!

I remember (way back) in the day when I...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,758
Posted By YakMan
Re: Stage 32?

They have some nice "targeted" contests per:

https://www.stage32.com/happy-writers/contests/1

...which I'll be entering after getting "taken to the development woodshed" by the Screenplay Mechanic...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By YakMan
Re: Next Marketing Steps: MH370 script

Not to be the bearer of ... well ... a snapshot reality of pitching stories related to MH370 can be found...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By YakMan
Re: Questions for development execs?

What contractual elements constitute a mutually beneficial, for example, "$1.00 / 6-Month Option" for a development period, after which the "well-connected" producer promises to bring the project to...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-12-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,821
Posted By YakMan
Re: What a rollercoaster...

Some interesting perspective to consider...in the least...you are not...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-10-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,331
Posted By YakMan
Re: Rate for a Ghost Writer?

Beyond the obvious excellent parameters set above, you could always gauge the freelance market as well and price your experience...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-09-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,251
Posted By YakMan
Re: Found typos, too late to re-send?

I get yuh...but...um...suddenly having the minor character "DEALER" deliver the crux of character arc speech, could invoke the reader's thought of -- "'Dealer'? Isn't this the guy I read about at...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-09-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,251
Posted By YakMan
Re: Found typos, too late to re-send?

Err...waittaminute. This could prove HIGHLY CONFUSING to the read. As in, are there any examples like...

Dealer sets a Tech 9 on the table before the Dealer. :confused:

When it's supposed to...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-05-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By YakMan
Re: Film vs TV script

Film vs. TV Pilot -- Two vastly different animals that can be researched here....

Hour Long...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-28-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By YakMan
Re: Possible End Of Zombie Films?

What was the question again??? :confused: Ah, okay, can you say TRILL - OH - GEE!!! ;)


Title: 19
Logline: Everybody over the age of 19 turns into a walking corpse/zombie. That leaves a civilized...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,821
Posted By YakMan
Re: What a rollercoaster...

Oh, KEE-Rist!!! You have a "Fixer." I.E., someone who doesn't feel validated unless they've got someone totally f'ed up that they can prove THEIR own worth by fixing THEM!!! Anyway...a nice...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-21-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,821
Posted By YakMan
Re: What a rollercoaster...

Sorry to hear this...but...

As a fellow Minneopolitan...this so sounds like a - typical - so-called "Minnesota Nice" but really an AAA+++ passive aggressive blindside MN chick bullshit play. :mad:...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-15-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By YakMan
Sitcoms...

For Sitcoms, this one covers EVERYTHING. Were one to be so lucky as to get in as an assistant, staff, one-off...the book covers all the rules of behavior as well as how to deliver what they ask...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-14-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,081
Posted By YakMan
Re: Fox Comedy Pilot Competition

So let me get this straight. To find out if you've won on the 4% chance when they've already decided that someone else HAS won -- and taking into consideration where you might be traveling from and...
Forum: Writing TV 06-12-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By YakMan
Re: Need help from British TV writer

Well, there are quite a few BBC Comedy Scripts to compare with yours regarding format/narrative style/linguistics, right here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/search

Simply "Sort by:"...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-11-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By YakMan
Re: Aaron Sorkin's office in Architectural Digest

So right...eee-yuck!!! Too much faux Forties studio office revival clutter. :p Give me the Fransworth House minimalist aesthetic any day of the week!!!

http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/ :love:
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,725
Posted By YakMan
Re: Agents looking for new writers

Try this for info:

http://pro.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?prohowtofreetrial

:)
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,425
Posted By YakMan
Re: Have you tried negotiating for 5% of the budget/gross?

% on Backend payday = :p !!!

http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2010/02/question-do-writers-get-percentage-on.html

Sorry . . . :(
Forum: Films 06-05-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By YakMan
Re: End of Watch

Well, for the "tank movie," he could find a lot of inspiration here. . . .

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1018069-sahara/

. . . . and here . . .

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lebanon-2010/
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-26-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By YakMan
Re: Calling All Pros!

Well...they sure could use a "pro" writing up the rules as they state they only will accept 25-35 page length pilots per a 22 min. episode. That in effect limits entries, again we're talking comedy,...
Forum: Writing TV 04-12-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By YakMan
Re: Can this be done? I think I did.

I REALLY like this comment -- as this is what I attempted to do (...and was at least confirmed by onna our vaunted advisers) ...in my new (?) twist, one-hour now making the contest rounds. To me,...
Forum: Writing TV 04-06-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By YakMan
Re: Too late to query this TV pilot season?

Okay, the "critical mass" happens right now -- but what about the need for mid-season pick-up material??? Or would that be culled from the "Tier-2" pilots now being shot or temporally shelved...
Forum: Films 03-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,473
Posted By YakMan
Re: Mythical ancient China movies

Are you aware of these developments per the re-redone "Journey To The West" releases....???

The Chinese...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By YakMan
Re: “Cut Your Budget in Half”

Thank you NMS and tuukka. Those are very informed perspectives which are most helpful. And BTW, the Abrams gets it due on an Interstate which is in proximate distance to all the other INT./EXT....
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