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Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By finalact4
Re: The Use of Dialogue in Character Development

Some of my comments are deliberately simplified for purpose of example. The "cheats" are good ways to demonstrate immediately how these characters might have different attitudes, voices, and...
Forum: Writers & Scripts Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By finalact4
Re: Examples of good screen writing

Karl Iglesias has a great book called "Writing for Emotional Impact." It's good. I highly recommend it.

Just reading scripts with good dialogue isn't enough.

You need to analyze the scene (what's...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 381
Posted By finalact4
Re: High Concept vs New High Concept

When I received THR article about how Warner was laying off 600 staffers, I couldn't help to consider that, maybe, the industry might change for a while.

During COVID big tentpole studio fare will...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-11-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

You have a manager. Bono has a manager. You have a team who puts your name and your work in front of industry people. You have the benefit of not having to consider whether you should or shouldn't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-11-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

It doesn't matter if you're a man writing a woman or a woman writing a man. We're all human.

I'm sure you'll rock it!

How many pages does 99k words equate to?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Someone can do this with any idea. Including something written by John August. Your copyright protection is as strong as his.



One, they've always felt safe. Keep good records and register your...
Forum: Films 08-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By finalact4
Re: Raiders of the None Arc

Here's my take, which is similar.

His arc goes from being an absent, disconnected father who believes he is undeserving of his family's love to being present, connected and necessary. When he sees...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-09-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Speaking for myself, yes, I think it's a good idea for a writer to have a website. My material is protected by copyright. What is it you're afraid will happen?

How is having your own landing...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-08-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Read AFTERSHOCK pilot today. Really good.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-08-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By finalact4
Re: The Use of Dialogue in Character Development

Long post, sorry-- keep on moving if it's too much. :)

SC111, I think you might like Karl Iglesias' "Writing for Emotional Impact." He speaks to the facets of screenwriting outside structure alone....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-07-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By finalact4
Re: A good time for new US reps?

This. ^^

If no one READS the email, it doesn't matter how many were SENT. Imagine you were the 250th logline. Most will wait for the semifinalist, finalist and winners list.

The Black List sends a...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-07-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By finalact4
Re: A good time for new US reps?

Yes, query managers! They are always looking for writers that have compelling voices and can execute a story well. They do not have the time to go find you. You must approach them through various...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-07-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

I'd watch that.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-06-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Javi's looks like a lot of great samples. Digging in...
Forum: Research and Resources 08-06-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By finalact4
Re: Cell phone spy tech

Only if you are sexy-- otherwise, you're about to get hacked! :eek:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-06-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

I use Wix.com for my site.

I like David Cornue's site. https://www.davidcornue.com/ He does use it for traffic and business.

I occasionally have had contacts from my website, but the traffic is...
Forum: Research and Resources 08-06-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 68
Posted By finalact4
Re: Cell phone spy tech

Interesting. I knew about the warm battery and the unusual sounds. Saved website for the future.
Thanks for sharing, bioprofessor.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-05-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By finalact4
Re: ICM close to a deal with WGA

And so the sun will set June 2022.

https://deadline.com/2020/08/icm-partners-close-to-a-deal-wga-second-big-4-agency-to-sign-end-of-packaging-1203004871/
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-05-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

I know. Been there.

Great things happen from square one.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

This would be a good question for Will, since he updates the main site, I believe.

I know that managers and writers have used TrackingB, and possibly Tracking Board to get information out when there...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-05-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

Thanks for the clarification, Tigerfang. That definitely made me smile. ;)
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-05-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

JoeNYC,

Uninformed? WTF Joe, you feel it's okay to insult me because I don't agree with you. State your own f'ing opinion and leave me out of your attacks.

It's my opinion. You know one of those...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-05-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

Personally, I don't believe this is true. I think writers know that they have, and write, mediocre ideas all the time.

Why are they writing them? Because they can't/don't have a better idea. It's...
Forum: Films 08-05-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By finalact4
Re: Raiders of the None Arc

The Princess Bride
Escape From New York
Reservoir Dogs
Taken
The Wolf of Wall Street
John Wick

This is about how we identify and empathize with these characters. There are several...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-05-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 11,073
Posted By finalact4
Re: Picking Right Idea

I feel you. And second you.

I still don't have power either. The pool is full of debris, a 100 ft tree is down in the yard and I had to restart a email to my lawyer yesterday, I kid you not, 25...
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