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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: What's the scene like now?

Re: "... that has either a genre element..."

Could someone define what that means and maybe offer an example of a true story with an "genre element?"

Would really appreciate it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-04-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: What's the scene like now?

RE: "... so in lieu of an agent it might be more fruitful to solicit the producers directly that Netflix and Amazon work with."

Here's the challenge with this... the producers whom Netflix and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-28-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By socalwriter1
How to help a directing/producing team

This moderately successful directing & producing team that I know have been kind enough to read and offered feedback on a couple of my scripts.

I would like to repay this kindness somehow but I...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-18-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

Will and FA4 -- Mucho thanks for the info! I'll look into the two databases.

And FA4, "... this can become a big opportunity to procrastinate." Yep, how true.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-17-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

finalact4 -- how do you identify them?

I follow the trades (Variety, deadline.com, The HR) but haven't seen any mentions about any development deals with the Services.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-16-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

Will, not too encouraging but appreciate the insight.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-16-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By socalwriter1
Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

With all the streaming services ("Service") out there, there should be more opportunities for writers because they need more content, right?

But they seem to focus on serial projects while I'm...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-29-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Laptop recommendation?

Thanks guys. For my (basic compared to many of you it sounds like) needs, it sounds like a pc Windows laptop is the way to go.

Lenovo seems to be popular here... I'm assuming that's a good...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-28-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Laptop recommendation?

thanks tigerfang for the info. since i don't do any of those creative things like using photoshop, it sounds like a pc laptop is the way to go. but too many choices out there...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-27-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By socalwriter1
Laptop recommendation?

the last post on this was years ago so I thought this was a natural question to ask of this board.

i need a new laptop. i use primarily wordprocessing and research on the web for my stories. no high...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

All this seems so obvious now (after reading these responses).

Thanks guys.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-12-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

bono, zero results so that's why I thought I would get your guys' comments before continuing. (probably won't be based on the comments) but glad to hear of your luck... love to hear success stories.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By socalwriter1
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By socalwriter1
Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

Im talking specifically of people like entertainment lawyers, casting directors, finance people, etc. who have significant contact and work in the industry but who are not producers, actors,...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-24-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Screencraft Contest Deadlines

this is not one of the usual biggies to enter... any particular reason why you selected this one? do you (or anyone else here) know of past winners/finalists who had success afterwards?

just curious.
Forum: Basics 08-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By socalwriter1
Use of famous saying within the dialogue

Used the "Search" and found something from 2005 but not exactly what I'm looking for...

I want to use a common/famous saying/quotation within the dialogue such as, "Christmas will always be as long...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-10-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Final Draft Converting to pdf Query

Thanks guys.

Centos, I already have cutepdf but it doesn't bring the title page with it. However, someone just mentioned there is a workaround to this problem so I'll try that and see if that...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By socalwriter1
Final Draft Converting to pdf Query

I want to convert script to pdf.

I have an older version of FD and when I try to "save as pdf," I get an error message "Printer Name is Invalid." It looks like it's looking for Adobe Acrobat which I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-29-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Cold query emails--just the logline?

I've tested a large variety of query formats with different types of subject lines, salutations, body, endings, etc. When I read of someone having success with their query, I would emulate that...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-24-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,423
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Flat Out Rude?

Catcon,

Your response brought a smile here also... also inspiring...

When (not if) you sell that period piece, let us know... that'll be inspirational too!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-23-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,423
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Flat Out Rude?

Catcon,

re: "this is the one in which I'd pitched the company (but not always this individual, of course) 38 times before getting this request."

Am I understanding this right that you pitched the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-05-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By socalwriter1
Querying a Mgr. or Agent Writing in the Same Genre as Their Other Clients?

Say I focus on writing in the horror genre. Should I skip querying a mgr. or agent who already has a successful client writing horror?
Forum: Screenwriting 11-02-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: expensive scene - low budget film

thanks guys. this is another case where not having direct knowledge of the hands-on film making process is a handicap so i appreciate everyone for sharing their knowledge here.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By socalwriter1
Expensive scene - low budget film

the protag is a pilot of small planes that is relevant to the story. but the first scene calls for him flying a plane that is a set-up for something later in the story. Because this is a low-budgeted...
Forum: Basics 10-24-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,848
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

Thanks guys for the insights. Much appreciated.
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