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Forum: Films 09-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By keithcalder
Re: The Guest

We expand to Austin next week, and most other major markets on October 3rd. But the size of the Oct 3 expansion depends a lot on how the film performs this weekend.
Forum: Films 09-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By keithcalder
The Guest

Not sure what the etiquette is here on self-promotion, but a new film I produced called THE GUEST is out in limited release this weekend. It's a fun action-thriller with a throwback vibe along the...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,951
Posted By keithcalder
Re: 'Don't write dialogue we've all heard before' vs The November Man

1) The studio was certainly unhappy with the results of EDGE OF TOMORROW, but I would argue that this is primarily because of the DOMESTIC disappointment. They are rebranding the film domestically...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,951
Posted By keithcalder
Re: 'Don't write dialogue we've all heard before' vs The November Man

Back to reality for a second…

At the time it was released, DEJA VU was Denzel's second highest grossing film worldwide as the lead. The highest was INSIDE MAN, which only grossed $4m more....
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-26-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia doesn't produce many movies. You're probably better off approaching their sister company 2929 Productions.

- keith
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By keithcalder
Re: New Printer Purchase -- What Do You Use?

I am a big fan of Brother laser printers.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-18-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,920
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Marc Webb's career

FOX signing a director to a two picture deal is not necessarily a good thing for a first time director. It's them locking in a director for a second movie at a favorable rate just in case the first...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Prudent?

Don't do it if other companies are only agreeing to read.

Do it if other companies are engaging in a real conversation to option/buy the material or sign you as a client.
Forum: Script Deals 06-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Rian Johnson to write & direct next two Star Wars films

You do understand that he has made other movies after BRICK?
It's hard to jump from American Graffiti to epic space opera.
You do understand that STAR WARS itself borrows from a huge number of...
Forum: Films 06-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,009
Posted By keithcalder
Re: The Equalizer - groan!

Yes to all of this.

From what I can tell from this thread, most of us were able to read exactly what sentiment was being expressed by the OP. And now a lot of people are speaking up to say that it's...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,213
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Hard to find email addresses

If their email addresses are hard to find, it's probably because they don't want emails from people they don't know.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Test screenings... why not at the script level?

Oh, to answer the original question, I think test screenings of screenplays is a terrible idea.

The experience of watching a film is that of absorbing a finished creative product. The experience of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Test screenings... why not at the script level?

Test screenings are an amazing tool when put in the hands of filmmakers who know how to use them. They can also be a destructive weapon in the wrong hands. Like basically everything else in the...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 05-27-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By keithcalder
Re: The Black List's first live screenplay reading, June 14, 2014

This sounds like fun. I wish I were in LA this June.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,351
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Is there an appetite for "hard" sci-fi? after...

I don't think the creative and commercial problems with TRANSCENDENCE are rooted it its attempts to be hard SF. And I don't think that's what smart studio execs or reps are thinking either.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,290
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Why does Hollywood use bad scripts?

Personally, I'd exercise caution in believing any stories from these books. To me, they reek of one-sided axe grinding. Writers consistently get screwed in Hollywood, but I'm not convinced these...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,763
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Pro-Coverage vs Amateur Coverage

That's sort of my point. I think one of the most important skills a writer should develop is the ability to read their script and see what they have actually written rather than see what they hope...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,763
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Pro-Coverage vs Amateur Coverage

Personally, I think the goal should be to only seek notes from people who are creative collaborators on a film (producers, directors, actors, etc) or are in a position to demand that their notes be...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-15-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,763
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Pro-Coverage vs Amateur Coverage

Personally, I think the only "coverage" that's worth paying for is the $50 for professional reader coverage at the Black List, and that's only because you will have the additional benefit of...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,947
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Scriptnotes 134: New Format

Now, off the topic of copyright violation, I've been doing something thinking of my own on a new screenplay format.

I think a lot of the issues with the screenplay format is that it's a document...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-14-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,947
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Scriptnotes 134: New Format

I actually deal with chain-of-title, studio business affairs execs, and entertainment lawyers on a regular basis (as I'm sure does Craig). This is a NON-ISSUE. You are not claiming authorship of the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-14-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By keithcalder
Re: My Black List adventure

Just downloaded THE SQUIRES off your description, so if you see one industry download for that today, it's me.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 182,048
Posted By keithcalder
Re: New Black List Thread - Franklin Leonard answers your questions

I've been receiving them in the evening. I'm not sure if it's staggered or not for other recipients.
Forum: Script Deals 05-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Power Rangers Reboot

I'm amazed that this franchise still has life in it. Haim Saban is a genius. He licensed a cheesy Japanese superhero TV show and just shot a bunch of dialog scenes with English speaking actors, and...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,947
Posted By keithcalder
Re: Scriptnotes 134: New Format

I never understood this argument. You aren't selling the images, you're trying to sell the screenplay and the images are there only as reference. The screenplay (including the images) is not a...
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