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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-03-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,489
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Re: "this drags on for years"

Now that's really scary.

Re: Christmas movies -- I prefer the "features" type ala Bad Santa vs. the MOW/Hallmark types although I will watch em' if they sound...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-03-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,489
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Glad I saw this Friday -- was wondering if it was just me with this difficulty.

Also, re: shopping, Lysol disinfectant has been out-of-stock since day one of this problem here... more so than TP or...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Choosing a Location Where the Writer has Never been

Guys, these are really, really great insights!.Thanks.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Choosing a Location Where the Writer has Never been

Re: "write what you know."

This exactly what's been in my little brain that's been troubling me. And that other caution... not passing the "smell test."

Thanks guys.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-17-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By socalwriter1
Choosing a Location Where the Writer has Never been

Is this a bad idea from the get-go? I'm not talking about a different planet where nobody can challenge you but rather a place on earth. Places like Africa (did the writer of Holiday in the Wild with...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-09-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,489
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Hey Catcon,

We were just talking about Canada this weekend. You guys have a ton of movies (TV series/features/MOW) being shot up there.

Any disruption to those projects that you've heard of?
Forum: Basics 03-06-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Formatting questions relating to character names and descriptions

Hey Will and ComicBent, thanks!

It's a small thing that's been bothering me for a while and yet evidently not big enough for me to do some searching.
Forum: Basics 03-06-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Formatting questions relating to character names and descriptions

Now I'm a little confused re: #1.

When a character first enters the story, which is correct?

#1

WOMAN'S VOICE (O.S.)
What are you guys talking about?

They turn to see EMMA, 32, flushed with...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By socalwriter1
Rom-coms per Scriptshadow

Saw the posts below about Scriptshadow and went over to his site. This caught my attention when he wrote that to show a couple falling for each other requires them to overcome some obstacle together...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-30-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Yes... It is possible to Start a Career Ouside of Los Angeles

Re: "NOW all I have to do is find someone to have a meeting with out there so I *can* book one of those Spirit flights!"

Amen to that.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-10-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: What's the scene like now?

Re: "... that has either a genre element..."

Could someone define what that means and maybe offer an example of a true story with an "genre element?"

Would really appreciate it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-04-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: What's the scene like now?

RE: "... so in lieu of an agent it might be more fruitful to solicit the producers directly that Netflix and Amazon work with."

Here's the challenge with this... the producers whom Netflix and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-28-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By socalwriter1
How to help a directing/producing team

This moderately successful directing & producing team that I know have been kind enough to read and offered feedback on a couple of my scripts.

I would like to repay this kindness somehow but I...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-18-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

Will and FA4 -- Mucho thanks for the info! I'll look into the two databases.

And FA4, "... this can become a big opportunity to procrastinate." Yep, how true.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

finalact4 -- how do you identify them?

I follow the trades (Variety, deadline.com, The HR) but haven't seen any mentions about any development deals with the Services.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-16-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

Will, not too encouraging but appreciate the insight.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-16-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By socalwriter1
Streaming Services - New Ops for MOW Projects

With all the streaming services ("Service") out there, there should be more opportunities for writers because they need more content, right?

But they seem to focus on serial projects while I'm...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-29-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Laptop recommendation?

Thanks guys. For my (basic compared to many of you it sounds like) needs, it sounds like a pc Windows laptop is the way to go.

Lenovo seems to be popular here... I'm assuming that's a good...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-28-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Laptop recommendation?

thanks tigerfang for the info. since i don't do any of those creative things like using photoshop, it sounds like a pc laptop is the way to go. but too many choices out there...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-27-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By socalwriter1
Laptop recommendation?

the last post on this was years ago so I thought this was a natural question to ask of this board.

i need a new laptop. i use primarily wordprocessing and research on the web for my stories. no high...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-18-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

All this seems so obvious now (after reading these responses).

Thanks guys.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

bono, zero results so that's why I thought I would get your guys' comments before continuing. (probably won't be based on the comments) but glad to hear of your luck... love to hear success stories.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By socalwriter1
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By socalwriter1
Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

Im talking specifically of people like entertainment lawyers, casting directors, finance people, etc. who have significant contact and work in the industry but who are not producers, actors,...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-24-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Screencraft Contest Deadlines

this is not one of the usual biggies to enter... any particular reason why you selected this one? do you (or anyone else here) know of past winners/finalists who had success afterwards?

just curious.
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