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Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: You're a producer, fo realz???

On a scale from one to ******* you are barely skimming the surface of the pathological shittiness that pervades our industry.

A decade ago I was in Paris as an exchange student, living the dream...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV minimums

Right now I donít have an agent due to the WGA situation
Hopefully my lawyer and manager can pick up the slack...

And yes, very poignant line about ďmaybe itíll get madeĒ... such a bummer to start a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV minimums

Thanks friends!!

To be clear: my reps have not refused to negotiate. They haven’t even received the offer yet. I worded it incorrectly.

What I meant is that sometimes reps find themselves in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By TravisPickle
TV minimums

hey all

I just sold a pitch to a cable channel- and what I mean is that they are paying me to write the pilot and the bible.

I don't have a track record in TV- it's my first sell. I do have a...
Forum: TV 06-26-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV pitch

Dude I think this is insanely helpful
You are so right about holding back a little
I think there is a part of me that feels like I should please them- and thereby expose myself to a lot more...
Forum: TV 06-26-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By TravisPickle
TV pitch

hey guys-

I wrote a 14 page pitch deck for a TV series that a Network read and apparently loves.

The closest thing to it is probably...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By TravisPickle
Zoetrope?

hey all

Zoetrope had a wonderful forum where users could upload their short stories and get critiques from other users.

is this still available?

and if it isn't, can anyone recommend a similar...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By TravisPickle
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

lets grab a drink at the next mixer.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

I fired my agent. I went to the WGA meetings. I attended my own agency's meetings. I go to the mixers to meet my fellow members. I read the insanely long posts on Discord.

I explained that i have a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-31-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Unpublished short story adaptation

short of it is, if we do this seriously it'll go through our attorneys no matter what.

I was burned once with a situation that started very amicably and got messy as soon as our reps stepped into...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-31-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Can WGA Writers Work for Non-Signatories Outside US?

I challenge this notion, Mr. Bank.

I thought I was in the clear as well since I was considering writing in the UK for a UK company. But when I asked the WGA the hammer fell with a "no. if you're...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

Get off yer horse mate. I just asked a question.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-30-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By TravisPickle
WGA mailing list

hey guys-

one of my specs was listed on the WGA's weekly mailing list- the one designed to connect members with producers.

just to clarify: this is a new mailing list created during the WGA-ATA...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-30-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Unpublished short story adaptation

Tiger-

He's a published author. Not self-published.

But he's also completely new to screenwriting and genuinely wants this to happen.

honestly I fear that agents/lawyers might mess this up.
e.g....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By TravisPickle
Unpublished short story adaptation

hey friends

a friend of mine- who is a published author- sent me an unpublished short story he wrote.

I fell in love with it and want to adapt it into a movie for me to direct.

any advice on what...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-29-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By TravisPickle
WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

hey all

earlier this April I had to fire my agent as per the WGA.

he represented me as a writer but part of our work together centered around positioning me as a writer-director and not "just" a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Can WGA Writers Work for Non-Signatories Outside US?

hey Goldmund--

basically as a WGA member you're only supposed to work with signatories, regardless of where you or they are. they could be in Fiji and you could be on a barge somewhere in the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-29-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By TravisPickle
WGA script submission

I would like to move this to a different forum (the Business forum)
sorry and thanks!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Unable to travel - Seeking advice

if the material sings, nobody gives two turds where you are
sure, there's something good about taking meetings in person (that's a no brainer) but 99% of those meetings are smoke-and-mirrors designed...
Forum: TV 04-23-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Writers room as a feature writer

Thanks Bono
What do you mean nothing is going to happen in two months to my feature?
Do you mean... because of the WGA/ATA situation?
Forum: TV 04-23-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By TravisPickle
Writers room as a feature writer

Hey kids

Iím a feature writer.

I like TV but Iíve never written for it.

I was approached by my manager to consider writing for a high-level writers room for two months.

This comes at a point in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-19-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Credit

OK but in a science-fiction universe invention is much more likely.

Let’s say that producers wish to make a movie about Dick Cheney. They acquire a book that focuses on Dick Cheney’s...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-18-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Credit

The fact that people are not clear on credit and arbitration speaks volumes to how complicated it is.

What I am having issues wrapping my head around is the following: letís say there is a story...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-15-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By TravisPickle
Credit

Hey all – I have a question about WGA credit.

I just finished an assignment. I was screenwriter #5. It is an infamous project and none of the previous writers managed to deliver. Amazingly...
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