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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-24-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By harbak
Re: How do the pros end a query?

I am not a pro, but I have made money writing, have 2 optioned scripts and I always have something out floating around. I end mine as follows.

I am looking for the right partner to help me bring...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-27-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By harbak
Re: Do Managers/Agents USUALLY respond after a full read request?

About half of my reads get responded to without following up. 2 weeks is definitely not the rule of thumb. I wait 6-8 weeks before following up and I've never had anyone get snarky about it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-21-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By harbak
Re: "Great Concept" Now What?

Have you had any unpaid peers review the material? That's where I would start. I love to get 4-5 eyes on something and see how many agree on what did, and didn't, work. If I get 3-4 opinions echoing...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-21-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By harbak
Re: What's a realistic batting average on queries?

Pilot's from unknown writers are going to seldom be requested. Just a fact. Most of the pilots I've had read was once I had connections with prod co's etc... They already knew my writing so they gave...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,615
Posted By harbak
Re: Very unique situation - how to query manager/agent?

You just need to start making some phone calls to the powers that be that control the IP. In reality the "buzz" in the local media won't matter to an LA based producer or studio, but can't hurt to...
Forum: Films 11-16-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By harbak
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By harbak
Re: Two Screenplays. One Blacklist Reader.

If you send this to Franklin with a complaint you will almost certainly get an additional review for free. Just fyi.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-20-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By harbak
Re: I'm finished, how to make the next step?

I'll give you my thoughts here, many others will I'm sure as well.

1.) Being from a different continent, I think it must be a very different procedure when it comes to sending and selling a script...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-26-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By harbak
Re: Managers Feedback

In addition, I have found that if a manager truly liked anything at all about your writing they will often leave the door open for follow up. i.e. What else you got? If there wasn't any sort of offer...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-13-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,839
Posted By harbak
Re: Query Letter Success Stories

Yes for features, no for TV. Multiple options and got a project hip pocketed into WME where I got coverage, but failed to land an agent or deal, sad face.

Had a ton of people request the two pilots...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-09-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By harbak
Re: Little Studio Films

Run away. As fast as you can. She is a complete joke. No clout, no deal making ability. I've talked to her and people in her office in the past and it was a waste of time. They know nothing and then...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-28-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By harbak
Re: The "Double Query"

I would send my normal query 100% as is, then add a PS with something like:

I know this might not be your normal cup of tea, but I also thought you might consider TITLE OF MOVIE: LOGLINE.

Let me...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-21-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,629
Posted By harbak
Re: Too many emails

The only thing from that article that is important, and where you and I completely agree is the following (see below). I 100% advocate building relationships and going the route you have if that is...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-21-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,629
Posted By harbak
Re: Too many emails

As for Goldmund's post and follow up. You are just completely wrong and I will address it below.

"I don't think cold querying opened doors to anyone."

I don't live in LA but have multiple options...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-21-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,629
Posted By harbak
Re: Too many emails

As an actual answer to the OP I use GMASS an extension added to GMAIL. I pay 8-9 bucks a month and it lets me send 500 emails per day with each email arriving at the intended person as if that email...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By harbak
Re: What to do with an idea

The previous posts are 100% correct, but you want solutions, so I'll throw this out. Put everything you have together (treatment, outline, notes, art work etc...) and copyright that manual if you...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By harbak
Re: I own the most valuable literary I.p.

Perhaps he meant 11 syllables to solve the riddle. Just my guess.

floccinaucinihilipilificate: (11 syllable word)


Verb:
floccinaucinihilipilificate (third-person singular simple present...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-04-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By harbak
Re: I own the most valuable literary I.p.

Most likely it just means you're delusional.

But hey, your experiences may vary.

By the way, it also sounds like you don't own the IP sooooo.....
Forum: Writers & Scripts 05-17-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,095
Posted By harbak
Re: Would you keep reading this?

sc111: "Soooo.... you're saying Shane Black doesn't write this way anymore because it's cliche? Um, no. He still writes this way -- it's his voice.

Here's a link to The Nice Guys (written in 2003,...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 05-16-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,095
Posted By harbak
Re: Would you keep reading this?

I didn't really like it because initially I was thinking wow, how cliche, I've seen all this before, lame. However, in the 1980's we hadn't and thus it was different and intriguing and sold for a...
Forum: Television 04-24-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,209
Posted By harbak
Re: Westworld

The entire first season was a study on the philosophical ramifications of "being".

The exploration of what sentient behavior was, or wasn't.

White and black, good and evil, and it's different...
Forum: Television 04-24-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,209
Posted By harbak
Re: Westworld

Season 2 Episode 1: Jump the Shark
Forum: Films 02-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,685
Posted By harbak
Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

You are being exceedingly lazy in your dismissive comments. Nothing I listed above had anything to do with the caricatures, racism, politics etc.... NOTHING.

I detailed legitimate plot holes and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-11-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,520
Posted By harbak
Re: I wrote my first script, now what?

You will spend far more money on competitions and blacklist sites and never know a thing about your scripts chances, than paying one of the well known coverage folks talked about on this site....
Forum: Films 02-11-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,685
Posted By harbak
Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

My complaints are illegitimate? Go ahead and tell me where I'm wrong on any of these.

The DNA results in 1 day?

She firebombs the police station and there is no investigation beyond, she was with...
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