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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By figment
Imagine Impact 3

Imagine-Impact 3 is open for submissions.

Enter date: June 11 - June 28, 2019

https://www.imagine-impact.com/

Good luck. :)
Forum: Screenwriting 06-09-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By figment
Re: Cut To:

So when you do this you are replacing all the mini slugs that would normally read like this:

KITCHEN

into this:

INT. MARK'S HOUSE -- KITCHEN -- DAY

or are you just leaving:
Forum: Films 05-17-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By figment
Re: Long Shot

I always thought you had to know your ending before you start writing, because you're writing towards it. I guess not in this case. Pick your own ending!!
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By figment
Re: Why Did They Pass on Your Screenplay...

I was wondering if anyone else had seen this: This script is green-lit now. It was on a amateur offering on scriptshadow (it won the weekend to get a review the following weekend, and was fairly well...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-12-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By figment
Re: How to respond to notes

Sorry -- OT.



Your lit agent friend is speaking from her point of view, much like a studio exec would see things differently than a writer. I have a list of horror stories but I don't want to take...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By figment
Re: How to respond to notes

This is the Reddit thread where someone wrote it out -- for those that hate listening to podcast people chatter on about nothing (that would be me) here they are written out....
Forum: Films 05-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By figment
Long Shot

Some tonally-uneven spots (unnecessary scatological humor) aside, I was surprised how much chemistry Charlize and Rogen had.

The highlight for me was when Rogen's character said: (highlight to...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-28-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,389
Posted By figment
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

Yes, but you are acting as if the writer secretly wants to write large action specs but instead is writing a rom-com.

That's not the case. She has samples good enough that they already got her a...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-28-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,389
Posted By figment
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

I think people are stressing you out for no reason at all.

Christy Hall was on the blacklist (the actual list) two years in a row. One for a script Daddio about a cab ride, and one for Get Home...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,389
Posted By figment
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

But then you look at the career of someone like Eric Roth -- who in my opinion is a badass. Here are some of his credits:

-- (the upcoming) Dune
--A Star is Born
--The Curious Case of Benjamin...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-15-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,937
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2019

But... it's no secret whatsoever the types of scripts Nicholl picks. They freely list their winners' loglines for all to read, year after year, thereby giving potential entrants a very big clue as to...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-15-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,937
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2019

JaGra, all you have to do is enter some other contest that's right for you. The type that doesn't care about "deep and meaningful writing," if you find that offensive. Or the kind that don't let...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-02-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl comments

Reader comments inexplicably fill me with hope.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By figment
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

I know, right? Maybe people were tired of making... money? Hmmm...:confused:
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-06-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By figment
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

Madhouse has been dissolved. I believe Kendrick Tan went with Adam K. and their new company (Adam's new company) is called Lit Entertainment Group. I have no idea what their email is -- haven't been...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By figment
Re: Intercutting two scenes

I wouldn't do that, no. Think of the godfather final murder scene where they are murdering their enemies, intercut with a baby's baptism.

The reason they are intercutting is BECAUSE these things...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-11-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By figment
Outlier Society

Any chance anyone knows Outlier Society's email structure?
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By figment
Kyra Sedgwick TV competition

Open to women. There doesn't seem to be a cash prize, just that a winning project might get to be in development for a year? Who knows. It may be of interest to those writing a TV series. ...
Forum: Films 01-26-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By figment
Black Sheep -- Oscar nomintaed short

A friend passed this on to me this morning. Very compelling.

A 2019 Oscar nominated documentary short: Black Sheep....
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,937
Posted By figment
Nicholl 2019

Looks like they're opened for entries.

https://www.oscars.org/nicholl

Anybody in? May the wind be at your back. :mpopcorn:
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-09-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,374
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

On this reddit thread halfway down the comments, there's a person that got in the first lab and he/she said that most of those accepted on the feature side had applied with a finished first draft....
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-09-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,374
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

Yeah -- I just meant, do they have a list of "here's places you can stay for two months that are close-enough to our company to make all the meetings and also where you won't get murdered."

For...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,374
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine-Impact boot camp

Imagine-Impact 2 now accepting submissions.

You have from January 7 - January 20, 2019 to enter.

https://www.imagine-impact.com/

Good luck, people.

(Offhand, Does anyone know if they provide...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-08-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By figment
Re: Creating The Anti-Hero Protagonist

I understand and agree with your thoughts on character likability as presented.

But to the above quoted I would say a big no. Montana does not "love" his sister. He literally wants to f#$% his own...
Forum: Basics 01-05-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By figment
Re: Voice-Over "anchor"

I haven't read it, but you can download the I, TONYA script here and see how they did it, if you want.

https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/script-download-links-9313356d361c
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