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Forum: Screenwriting 09-17-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 801
Posted By figment
Re: Bring yourself to your scripts

The above and what sc111 and others are echoing about "write what you know" reminds me of this, in a BAFTA series lecture from 2013, featuring writer Tony Gilroy:

"... There is one thing that you...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-16-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,228
Posted By figment
Re: Franklin Leonard

So, in other words, I was correct? :)

Do you use the BL, JoeNYC?

My point in this thread, is that at least one agency has two different protocols for coverage giving -- and one is for all other...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-15-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,228
Posted By figment
Re: Franklin Leonard

Once again, I'm quoting this, below, because it is truly the most important post in this thread. If agencies do not take the BL seriously, WHY should you, the writer?





This is incorrect. IF you...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-14-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,228
Posted By figment
Re: Franklin Leonard

This would/should cause many who are querying to not even mention their BL placement, I would think, in order to not prejudice the coverage giver even more? Is that how you took it? Or that the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-13-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,228
Posted By figment
Re: Franklin Leonard

I had three total reads -- but only two were positive. Here's what mine said:

Some good news: your script placed among the Top 15% of all entries, meaning that it received two good scores but fell...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-13-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,228
Posted By figment
Re: Franklin Leonard

I'm not sure this is correct, Strangerthanfiction -- I had a extremely positive read for the first read and the the next one was so-so, but I still got a third read (made the top 15 percent).

I...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-12-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 21,228
Posted By figment
Re: Franklin Leonard

The transparency is that the writer knows who is reading their script. And they can research that manager/company's taste/other produced work.

The BL -- by design -- hurts the writer, because you...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-11-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,941
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine Impact 3

Surprising how many already have reps/have been staffed on multiple shows.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By figment
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

I understand the need to network and put yourself out there -- but you may want to rethink asking a casting director or finance person (that you don't know, through email) for advice on how to break...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By figment
Re: When you query ...

Here's a good thread on it, Merrick.

http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=80548

Just keep it short and simple.

--Put the script title and genre in the subject line.

--...
Forum: Script Deals 09-09-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By figment
Re: The Crew -- Jeff

Congrats Jeff -- this seems like perfect casting with Kevin James!
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 09-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By figment
G-base prods

Anyone have the structure for G-base productions? Thx in advance.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-05-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,708
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2019

The below is from their website. So, the bottom "Meaning and Magic" section I think is what Nicholl is looking for maybe more so than other competitions. Themes or thought-provoking stuff. So, a...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-01-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,708
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2019

Nicholl Comments are up. Log into your account to get them.

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Behold, a comment from Reader One about my crime drama (top 15 percent; previously QF):

"I'd read a spin-off movie of almost...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-24-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,852
Posted By figment
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

When you posted this I thought it was bizarre. Five seconds ago I came across this, about Tony Gilroy doing the same thing....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-23-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,707
Posted By figment
Re: First ATA agency breaks ranks

Writers are withholding donations to UCLA because of Nagy. ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-20-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 680
Posted By figment
Re: Hollywood = McDonalds

The upcoming Last Christmas, written by Emma Thompson will make some $$ I'm sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9CEIcmWmtA
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-18-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,776
Posted By figment
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

Just a few days ago, another writer got signed from appearing on scriptshadow with a AOW script (he signed with Good Fear) And before that, a writer got a greenlit movie deal for a horror that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,912
Posted By figment
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

It always strikes me as hilarious when non-pro writers lecture other non-pro writers about how they'll never be a pro writer. :shifty:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-13-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,912
Posted By figment
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

That made me laugh. I wonder if he feels the same way about reps?

You know, the more clients a rep has, the worse he must be. "When a rep is like, I have ten writers and they're all writing, I'm...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,594
Posted By figment
Re: Emagine Content

I was asking what one was, as I've never been asked to submit one along with a script.

ETA: I googled. So now I know. But, yeah. Still seems weird to ask a writer to do this.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-08-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,594
Posted By figment
Re: Emagine Content

DDoc -- here's their website in case you didn't see it.

http://www.emaginecontent.com/submissions.html

They rep talent, writers, directors, producers, influencers and have a youth division. Seems...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-03-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By figment
Re: Top Showrunners in Support of Nagys' Presidency

The new candidates have a website.

Too bad the WGA can't just have David Simon run for all positions.

https://www.wgaforwardtogether.com/#CANDIDATES
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,266
Posted By figment
Re: TitanCreed's Coverage Service!

Giving another shoutout for TitanCreed.

In reading notes I got last week, I think what he does better than some others is that he has an ability to see what you're going for in a scene, or...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-27-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By figment
Re: Top Showrunners in Support of Nagys' Presidency

I'm confused by it all -- this is David Simon's take:

https://twitter.com/AoDespair/status/1155135139594350593
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