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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By DLev24
Re: Feature or TV

Have you used a feature to open doors in TV? Would be curious to hear how effective you felt that was. I've always been a feature guy myself but would love to get into TV. I know I need to write a...
Forum: Films 08-20-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By DLev24
Re: Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

So re: the Bruce Lee thing...

Coming out of the viewing, I was under the impression that the entire sequence was 100% a dream -- Brad's character imagining what would have happened had he gone with...
Forum: Films 07-30-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By DLev24
Re: Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

I agree wholeheartedly with JoeBanks... I loved this movie SO much and I am not a QT fanboy by any means. My disclaimer is more that if I could time travel, this is literally where I would go. I've...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-21-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,280
Posted By DLev24
Re: Franklin Leonard

I'd heard about a few of those cases and the thought certainly crossed my mind when I first read the 5. But ultimately, I threw this script up there to test the BL and see if they could breathe some...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-20-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,280
Posted By DLev24
Re: Franklin Leonard

I think you're probably spot on. Had I not opted for the second set of free evals, I assume I'd still be getting eyes on the script, so if you get a few 8s it's probably best to not risk falling out...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-20-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,280
Posted By DLev24
Re: Franklin Leonard

I had a similar experience on the site. I threw an old script that was pretty dead up there just to see how it all worked. I paid for one evaluation and received an 8, which led to them offering me...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-17-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,191
Posted By DLev24
Re: Managers -- What Is and Is Not An Ideal Relationship

I've got a friend who was one of the winners of the ScreenCraft fellowship and I was pretty shocked how much they did for him. It seemed like he went on a full water bottle tour of managers...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-14-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,191
Posted By DLev24
Re: Managers -- What Is and Is Not An Ideal Relationship

What would you like them to do that they do not do?

Get me more meetings. And not just generals, but put me up for more actual OWAs.

how often do you communicate with your manager?

Totally depends...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,527
Posted By DLev24
Re: Residuals???

Gotcha. Very good to know.

Thanks for the explanations, all!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-14-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,527
Posted By DLev24
Re: Residuals???

I've definitely heard similar things. Then I've also heard from writers who get a decent check in the mail every now and then (like a few in this thread). I feel like if I gathered everything I've...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-13-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,527
Posted By DLev24
Re: Residuals???

Thanks for the responses, guys. I did have contingent compensation specifics in the contract. Percentage of the net profit. But I suppose that's different from residuals, which is tied more directly...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-13-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By DLev24
Re: A New Podcast?

Thanks Steve! The offer is much appreciated. I'll let my friends know it's there and will definitely reach out if they're interested.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-13-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,527
Posted By DLev24
Re: Residuals???

Does anyone know how residuals work on a non-WGA project? I had a film released last year that was financed by a legitimate indie company but that didn't get me into the guild (that's a whole other...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By DLev24
Re: A New Podcast?

A few friends of mine have this very concept in the works. I want to say they're planning on recording the first episode next week or the week after? We're exactly at the level you guys are talking...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-12-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By DLev24
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

Great point. I can't count the number of times I've pitched an idea that I'm excited about to my reps, to which they respond in some variation of "We know you could write the **** out of this, but...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-11-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By DLev24
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

Ha I've somehow never thought of doing this as an exercise. Love it.
Forum: Screenwriting 07-11-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By DLev24
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

I agree with the last few posts. I always think of the hook as how the creative exec is going to pitch the script to get their boss to read it. The really quick, five second "you've got to read this...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-08-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,280
Posted By DLev24
Re: Franklin Leonard

I don't want to speak for docgonzo but in reading your previous post, I assumed you were talking about blind email queries. I have no stats to back this up whatsoever, just my own personal experience...
Forum: Films 04-29-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By DLev24
Re: Avengers End Game

Seriously. The Hollywood Arclight was showing like 4 or 5 movies total this weekend. I've never seen such a thing. I tried to go see Under The Silver Lake at the Los Feliz 3 and it was sold out 15...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 04-15-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By DLev24
Re: Not in the WGA Do I still fire my agent?

I'm in the same boat and have been wondering what the expected protocol for us would be. Good to know.
Forum: Films 04-07-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By DLev24
Re: Pet Semetary

I saw it last night and unfortunately left disappointed. It works well enough as a horror movie -- and I actually liked the BIG CHANGE in the second half, I thought that made for a more interesting...
Forum: Films 04-05-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By DLev24
Re: Pet Semetary

Ha! Chalk it up to vastly different reactions to King as a kid. My first of his was The Shining when I was in fifth grade and over the following, oh, seven or eight years, I pretty much devoured...
Forum: Films 04-05-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By DLev24
Re: Pet Semetary

I'm excited for this one! Was morbidly fascinated by the original as a kid and the book remains one of my favorites. Definitely going to try to see it this weekend.
Forum: Films 03-24-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Us
Views: 1,217
Posted By DLev24
Re: Us

I enjoyed it, for the most part. I do want to see it again, as this was the most excited I'd been for a movie in probably 8 or 9 years, so I feel like I do need another viewing free of the baggage of...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 03-07-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By DLev24
Re: Amateur move?

I went on a general (this was years ago) with an exec I'd previously met with once before and had a great rapport with. It was again a super friendly meeting that I thought went extremely well but...
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