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Forum: Basics 05-10-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,089
Posted By chrisb
Re: The DAY/NIGHT Rule

I'd have thought the main concern in a spec is clarity - to keep the reader in sync with your intention. MOMENTS LATER might be changed to DAY in the shooting script, and the movie audience will...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 04-11-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By chrisb
Re: TOP 5 Favorite Screenwriters

Steve Zaillian
Scott Frank
David Koepp
Frank Darabont
Chris Nolan

(for action, gotta add Tony Gilroy)
(for longevity, gotta add William Goldman)
Forum: Writers & Scripts 11-10-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By chrisb
Re: David Webb Peoples

I believe David's worked on a number of projects which haven't yet gone before the camera, including SGT. ROCK - which has had a number of writers on board, and THE LONE RANGER.

Hopefully we'll see...
Forum: Films 11-02-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By chrisb
Re: 8 Films To Die For-Horrorfest(Nov.15-17)

My debut feature, UNREST, is on the line up -

There's a full size version of the trailer on the UNREST website, which you can get to from our home page:...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-17-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By chrisb
Re: Who gets paid, Manager or Agent

I'd assume if you have both, then you've made the business decision that it is worth doing so. In which case you'd certainly be expected to pay both. Likewise, if you have a lawyer on board, you'll...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By chrisb
Re: Match Cuts

My last 2c is being spent to say -- I agree MATCH CUT: is rarely used, but the following scripts (which can be found on the net) all use the term:

American History X, Big Fish, Bound, Celluar,...
Forum: Basics 09-09-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By chrisb
Re: Wanted: Advice for Novice wanting to Pitch Film Idea

Hi Carrie,

Could I ask what you hope to get from the pitch? I'm assuming you'd like the producer to pay you to write the screenplay. If so then you'll need a sample script, preferably in the same...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By chrisb
Re: Match Cuts

I've only ever used MATCH CUT: a couple of times. I think it has a very specific purpose (in terms of matching one image to another in the next shot).

I don't see anything "wrong" with using the...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 07-25-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,539
Posted By chrisb
Re: What is the best written movie script you've ever read?


If we're allowed to consider material not yet produced then Steve Zaillian's 'Endurance' would be alongside it.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-21-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By chrisb
Re: Read, Dammit!

I try to watch 5 - 10 movies a week, and read at least a couple of pro-scripts. I also like to read 1 or 2 novels a month, time permitting.

However, when I'm working on a first draft I don't read...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-19-2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By chrisb
Re: Contacts organization

I use an old version of ACT ( It's quick to enter data, lets you format the screen however you want, and generate contact lists etc. I probably only...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-18-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By chrisb
Re: A really mean screenwriter-to-programmer comparison...

I've used MM for years, and love the s/w. It seems so intuitive. When submitting material electronically I just send a PDF.

I own and have used FD but it seems slow in comparison to MM -- I...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-18-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,704
Posted By chrisb
Re: How late is too late when introducing your main character?

Many thanks to all those who replied.

Perhaps I should have asked, "When writing studio-type films, how late is...", since I'm reasonably certain that the last page is way too late. Indeed the...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-16-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,704
Posted By chrisb
Re: How late is too late when introducing your main character?

That sounds like good advice - much appreciated. I can see I'm going to be trying a lot of different approaches on this opening.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-16-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,704
Posted By chrisb
How late is too late when introducing your main character?

A script I'm developing opens in a straightforward way. We meet the protagonist for 4 or 5 pages, then cut to a set piece which intro's the antagonist and an important secondary character. A lot of...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-15-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By chrisb
Re: Lawyer needed for queries?

No one can stop you sending a query. Of course producers, agents or anyone else can decide not to read it, or respond -- depends on who you are querying. You certainly don't need a lawyer at the...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-15-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By chrisb
Re: Jack Black

I met Ben LeClair recently. Seemed like a really good guy. Not sure how you'd get material to Black & White unless repped. From what Ben said they have a ton of projects in development (I would...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-14-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By chrisb
Re: Applause Contest - Got My Check Back?

I hadn't heard of this one. Seems to be a glut of contests out there. While Lew Hunter is a great name to have on their judging panel (per the website), I don't know how much validity these less...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By chrisb
Re: Clive Owen's Agent

You might have an easier time with his UK rep, Michael Foster (Artists Rights Group) in London. Although, I imagine unless there was a pay or play deal on the table you'd be very lucky to get a...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-06-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By chrisb
Re: Pitch Festivals

Fade In ( run a well organized event, next one is in August. Also, the CS Expo ( Scriptwriters Showcase...
Forum: Script Deals 05-29-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,902
Posted By chrisb
Re: Selling Time

I had the pleasure of chatting with Bill Marsilii recently, and my impression is that the 'Time Window' remains an integral part of the story (at least as filmed - who knows what'll happen in...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-29-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By chrisb
Re: Raygun Productions

6565 Sunset Blvd., Suite 416
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States
Main : (323) 993-0080
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-29-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By chrisb
Re: fax # for fox atomic

Fax : (310) 369-2359
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-29-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By chrisb
Re: Contact info for Terry Rossio

Terry's very busy with various projects, some of which he's attached to as producer, others being those he's written or co-written. If anyone can get a reply from him, then they're doing well. I...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-29-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By chrisb
Re: any info on greyline

No idea how legit they are - BUT, while they are listed on HCD, there's no reference to them in other places that I can find. Unless someone on Done Deal is repped by them and gives them the thumbs...
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