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Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 01-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 510
Posted By msmarinajb
Post I'm Seeking a Writing Partner/Editor

I am currently working on a life experience book, but I need an editing partner who can turn my "manuscript style" writing into a witty, attention holding presentation of my experience.

I am not...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-21-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: How Much Is Too Much?

I have two words (one name) for you. "Troy Duffy" ipitomizes relationships ruined forever (over more than just money). I have a nugget of negotiation suggestion for you. Regardless of what is...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-21-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Article Says Writers Should Focus on Ownership

I'll take that bet. Of course as long as there are film festivals, there will always be the opportunity for studios to make a sweet deal to pick up a film with a big star, win or loose, (consider,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-11-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Best post-strike strategy for a non-WGA member..??

But I liked Showgirls. I loved it!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! Off topic - but

Don't you love reading this forum, it's got to be the most well "WRITTEN" forum I've ever read. That along speaks to some of the talent that exist. :love:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Jobs exsit, scab (is that what it's called?) jobs. It requires suspending your long term plans and possibly your ethics to earn money today. That LA Times article is disturbing, but ultimately the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

EXCELLENT POINT! I have actually worked in employee benefits (writing benefits communications of course) and I've had good benefits at 90% of my job and excellent benefits at some. Benefits costs...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

I don't declare them villians. I believe writers can survive with our without unions, however I believe, like other forms of capitalism, it will eliminate the middle class of writers. You'll have...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Oh, I think that one of the MAJOR reasons some of those show are still running is NOT viewer interest, it's BECAUSE they don't have the residual liability, so they can run the old popular shows and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Oh, I don't think the studios EXPECT is, I just think it would facilite a deal. I worked for a major studio (one of the ones who pushed labor laws to the limit) for 5 1/2 years and they don't keep...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-07-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Detroit was in shambles LONG before the Bush Administration changed oil trade. This is not about foreign auto or declining sales (check the SEC records going back). Since Clinton (and NAFTA, I'm...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

That's a bit harsh. I support most of what the WGA does and stated why on my blog (www.smarterthanthem.com (http://www.smarterthanthem.com)), but there are MANY, MANY industries where it's every man...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Studios loose money on proven talent all the time. There are actors out there who can command ridiculous salaries, but they still release flops, sometimes a string of flops. I think the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Don't be so sure. I visited Detroit this summer and it's like a thrid world country. For all the fighting the unions did they, they were esentially left with zilch. Don't assume that unions don't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 04:55 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Corporations have been thinking short term for a while now. They can't see profits any further than their next quarterly earnings report and if they only think short term, you can't transact with...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,551
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike!! But what happens after?

Think big picture. The reality programming is SO MUCH more profitable than scripted, even with smaller numbers, because they operate on substaintially smaller budgets (cheap writers, cheap...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,684
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Can we still send queries...

Why does everyone assume that the studios and production companies aren't serious about breaking the union? There are PLENTY of industries who are able to find the employees they need without a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,684
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Can we still send queries...

I think that's nieve. I support the writers, but it's exactly the elite attitude of "all the good writers are WGA and you can't get a good writer without WGA" that has got them here. Now that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Strike Info & Picketing locations - show your support!

Hey all, I posted on my blog regarding the WGA strike. I worked in Human Resources for 15 years before I switched to writing after a 5 1/2 year stint in Fox.

Entertainment unions are some of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-15-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By msmarinajb
Am I a doomed storyteller, or?

I have been working to improve my script writing for quite some time now, and I have come to realize that while I can imagine up some incredible stories, I just don't have to talent to execute the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-08-2007, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Best Way to Use Connections to Break In?

Jojo, I know this is late, but I had to answer this question because I actually have a similiar, but different situation. I have a lot of connections through an organization I belong to and I made...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-08-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,818
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Agents who like Christian screenplays?

I happen to know that "Light Renegade" (sp) Diana Perez likes inspirational scripts.

Thanks.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-07-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By msmarinajb
On my own....

I generally write with a writing partner and our strengths compliment each other in a great way, but I recently finished my first script ALL ALONE and my solo execution of this very original high...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-14-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Anyone going to the Hollywood Pitch Festival, Aug. 5th & 6th?

I'm probably going to go. I attended the "Fade In" Pitch Festival in May this year, and it was quite well organized (although like I had nothing to compare it to, it was my first)

I had five...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-14-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By msmarinajb
Re: Is a cover song under copyright?

I was told once that you could use 13 seconds of a song without permission or having to obtain rights, but I don't know if this applies across the board. This had to do with someone sampling a song...
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