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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-10-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Final Draft Converting to pdf Query

Thanks guys.

Centos, I already have cutepdf but it doesn't bring the title page with it. However, someone just mentioned there is a workaround to this problem so I'll try that and see if that...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-06-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By socalwriter1
Final Draft Converting to pdf Query

I want to convert script to pdf.

I have an older version of FD and when I try to "save as pdf," I get an error message "Printer Name is Invalid." It looks like it's looking for Adobe Acrobat which I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-29-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Cold query emails--just the logline?

I've tested a large variety of query formats with different types of subject lines, salutations, body, endings, etc. When I read of someone having success with their query, I would emulate that...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Flat Out Rude?

Catcon,

Your response brought a smile here also... also inspiring...

When (not if) you sell that period piece, let us know... that'll be inspirational too!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-23-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Flat Out Rude?

Catcon,

re: "this is the one in which I'd pitched the company (but not always this individual, of course) 38 times before getting this request."

Am I understanding this right that you pitched the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By socalwriter1
Querying a Mgr. or Agent Writing in the Same Genre as Their Other Clients?

Say I focus on writing in the horror genre. Should I skip querying a mgr. or agent who already has a successful client writing horror?
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: expensive scene - low budget film

thanks guys. this is another case where not having direct knowledge of the hands-on film making process is a handicap so i appreciate everyone for sharing their knowledge here.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By socalwriter1
Expensive scene - low budget film

the protag is a pilot of small planes that is relevant to the story. but the first scene calls for him flying a plane that is a set-up for something later in the story. Because this is a low-budgeted...
Forum: Basics 10-24-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

Thanks guys for the insights. Much appreciated.
Forum: Basics 10-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

Thanks everyone. This is what I needed to get my brain thinking.
Forum: Basics 09-30-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By socalwriter1
The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

I've been reading this since forever:
In the opening, show the protag’s everyday life and then throw a problem at them that changes everything.

Instead of a "problem," can we present an...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-20-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Querying In The Summer Months

Catcon, I agree totally; the turnover is amazing in the industry.

When you re-query a firm (agent/managers or studios/producers?), do you mention that this is a polish that you sent them years ago?...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Pitching as a Lottery

Hey catcon, here's some motivation/encouragement for you... I've come across some prodcos that prefer or only accept Canadian writers. Go get em'!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-28-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The "Double Query"

I concur with just about everything with what Catcon has posted based on own experience. I've tried the P.S. route in the past and the few responses indicated to me that they never read that far down.
Forum: Basics 06-22-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Format at FADE IN

Thanks guys for the quick, and thoughtful, responses.
Forum: Basics 06-22-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By socalwriter1
Format at FADE IN

The script begins in King’s Auditorium in London where a band is playing the Beatle’s music to an audience but I want us to first focus on three posters on the wall. The music and crowd noise are...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-07-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Pseudonym

Thanks guys.

TF - I had already found that article but I thought the info might be outdated. But I guess not.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By socalwriter1
Pseudonym

How does one go about using a pseudonym in screenwriting? Obviously one has to use their real names in contracts but how about in the credits? Thanks.
Forum: Basics 03-30-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Anonymous characters

I like to give them distinguishing characteristics such as the Tall Man, Mr. Baldy, Mr. Mustache, etc.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-19-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Communicating Energy to the Page

Some really good info here. Thanks guys!
Forum: Screenwriting 03-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Communicating Energy to the Page

Thanks guys. Joaneasley - yes, that's shown in the story. sc111 - glad you have a great memory. nguyensquared - caution noted. SW - glad you remembered Footloose.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-17-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By socalwriter1
Communicating Energy to the Page

Set-up: Dance floor -- people dancing with people on the sidelines, those too shy to ask others to dance. Hero comes in and through her initiative, she gets everyone to dance. The dance floor comes...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-21-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Family/Children Scripts?

Oops, just wanted to clarify... I don't know for a fact the Mar Vista wants a rep AND attachments... it's just that in one case I know of, they were asking if the script being queried had any...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-21-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,112
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Family/Children Scripts?

Besides needing a rep, Mar Vista wanted some attachment to the script before reading. Another challenge for us.

MAWriter, how are you finding those indep prodcos?
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-20-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: $300 million deal with Netflix Attn: Ed or ...

Re: Films that stop saving the cat.

I believe this refers to Blake S.'s premise that the hero does something nice to get the audience to like him/her.

So you want the hero to do something bad to...
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