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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

RE: whether or not a writer MUST have directed shorts prior to pitching himself as director... here's what I have learned based on my experiences:

- A writer's biggest asset is his/her ORIGINAL...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

lol okay! here are the missing clues...

- Producer is an Exec at a production company. young guy- early 30s.
- He asked me if I have directed before, I said yes, he said "great - send me the shorts...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

sorry, Bono. what should I clear up?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

I think that's right.

I directed a bunch of shorts in grad school, got signed as writer/director, started writing for a living, and didn't direct anything since grad school.

and you are absolutely...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

haha I seem to recall cutting a highlights reel of "random awesome shots" and setting it to "Scarecrow" by Ministry some time ago... amazing what Industrial Music will do to bad dialogue!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

we were talking about my background and they asked if I had directing experience. I mentioned directing student shorts and that was that.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

sorry, I should have clarified:
I haven't directed a feature yet but my writer/director projects have had big actors attached to them. unfortunately, due to reasons out of my control, we never...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By TravisPickle
Old Shorts

Comrades,

I made some short films in grad school for loose change (10 years ago or so).

Shortly after that I became a "professional screenwriter" and never directed anything again- although I am...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Haha yeah I don’t think CNN is gonna start mining DDP for “gotcha” moments unless we all simultaneously hit JJ Abrams Level of Stardom in the next 48 hrs!!!!!

Thank Duck for open discourse!...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

I have always felt that the self-inflicted ghettoization by minority filmmakers, gay filmmakers, comedians, female filmmakers etc. fuels that very thing that they oppose: marginalization.

What I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-31-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

I’m afraid of being accused of cultural appropriation. True story.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Oh and nothing changes unless you have something produced that makes people a gazillion dollars
A week after the sale I was told a 10 page assignment take I had idiotically prepared (for free of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Re: TV sale... I wrote a pitch deck two years ago. Sat on my managers’ desks for two years.
I sent it to a producer who works with another producer who has a 1st look deal with the channel....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

The other project is a tv series I just sold
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By TravisPickle
Black List 2019

Hey all

Given the WGA/ATA situation , what do you think will happen with this year’s black list??

Agents usually take the helm when it comes to blasting scripts out.

Will it be a manager-only...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,193
Posted By TravisPickle
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,193
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

A lot of novelists wish they were screenwriters.

Why?

It pays more (when it pays).

It gives you enormous exposure (when something gets made)

It's... sexier. Because people watch movies/tv more...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-28-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Book coverage

Hey Coop-
It's for my spec writing.
Goodreads and Amazon sometimes have reviews with a little more plot-related info. But for the most part people don't want to spoil that stuff so they hold back.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-27-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By TravisPickle
Book coverage

Ever feel like you can’t keep up with your reading list?

I have a dozen novels I’ve picked up and want to sift through - they are all potential movies or tv series.

However it would...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-27-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By TravisPickle
Linking up with producers early on

hey all--

so I have an idea for a feature that I have been "soft pitching". I'd be writing it to direct. ideally I would like to collaborate with a writer from the country the story takes place in....
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-15-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,508
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: You're a producer, fo realz???

On a scale from one to ******* you are barely skimming the surface of the pathological shittiness that pervades our industry.

A decade ago I was in Paris as an exchange student, living the dream...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV minimums

Right now I don’t have an agent due to the WGA situation
Hopefully my lawyer and manager can pick up the slack...

And yes, very poignant line about “maybe it’ll get made”... such a bummer to start a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV minimums

Thanks friends!!

To be clear: my reps have not refused to negotiate. They haven’t even received the offer yet. I worded it incorrectly.

What I meant is that sometimes reps find themselves in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By TravisPickle
TV minimums

hey all

I just sold a pitch to a cable channel- and what I mean is that they are paying me to write the pilot and the bible.

I don't have a track record in TV- it's my first sell. I do have a...
Forum: TV 06-26-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV pitch

Dude I think this is insanely helpful
You are so right about holding back a little
I think there is a part of me that feels like I should please them- and thereby expose myself to a lot more...
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