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Forum: Writing TV 12-16-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By killertv
Re: Writing for Series with 4+ Seasons

It's very important. Actually, when you go to meet on a show, you should have done your best to watch the whole series. If you get the job, you would be expected to have watched everything or on your...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 12-01-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By killertv
Re: Networking events

I think it's just about being active. Hollywood is actually a pretty small town. If you walk into a room enough times where you don't know anyone, after a while you will start recognizing people....
Forum: Writers & Scripts 09-22-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,460
Posted By killertv
Re: Anyone READ Apocalypse Now?

READ MILIUS' FIRST DRAFT. Brando ruined Act 3. What a cool Act 3 it would've been....

https://issuu.com/lafamiliafilm/docs/apocalypse_now__1969.12.05_
Forum: Writing TV 08-20-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By killertv
Re: Sitcom Pilot Spec Locations

Single cam can have more than multi-cam. Multi-cam should be limited to about six sets (three-four "standing sets" that would be up all season - e.g. a living room and bedroom - and two "swing" sets...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-26-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,557
Posted By killertv
Re: What happens when you're not saving the world?

How do you define the world? If you're Kevin Spacey in American Beauty, his "world" is his family and suburban life. Think of your character saying X "is the world to me."

One of my favorite...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-05-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By killertv
Re: Crowdfunding 2016 - still only for celebrities or normal people?

Even celebrities who don't do any research and just post a project might not hit their goal. Meanwhile, lots of regular people are making things happen. Fundraising is a skill that, like any others,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-14-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By killertv
Re: Do I have a meeting or not?

Very normal.



Yes. They won't remember if you don't remind them.



Does your manager know you want to leave? If you haven't told him yet, maybe set the general first. If you have, then tell your...
Forum: Script Deals 05-23-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,720
Posted By killertv
Re: Good news for my wife!

Congrats! Deadline official :)
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-01-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By killertv
Re: Nashville Writers Conference vs Austin

The Nashville Screenwriters Conference has been going on for years (ever since I was in Nashville nine years ago and that wasn't the first year). I hadn't realized that it was now a part of NaFF. But...
Forum: TV 03-31-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,777
Posted By killertv
Re: 'Nother staffing Q:

Yeah, you hear "have five episode pitches" more than series world pitches. I've heard the best way to do that is, "Character is kind of like my brother, who one time..."
Forum: TV 03-31-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,777
Posted By killertv
Re: 'Nother staffing Q:

Jeff Lowell has had his own show, maybe if he's around he'll answer (last post was February). Jeff's career started in TV on staff for six years, had a few features produced, came back to TV staffs...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-27-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By killertv
Re: Class With Literary Manager

I actually got a writing job thanks to a writing pad class. I have to give them props for having classes with working professionals.
Forum: Writing TV 03-18-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By killertv
Re: Does a tv spec of an existing show have to be up to date?

I think if you can pull it out, pull it out. I wouldn't make it so up to date that it's got Megan Fox instead of the original new girl, but I would try to keep it to within the relationships of the...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 01-07-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,553
Posted By killertv
Re: Vimeo or Hulu

My experience with Vimeo was that they wanted proof that you had an audience (e.g. YouTube subscribers). I've had friends and friends of friends have things on Hulu but 1) a few were a couple years...
Forum: Writing TV 01-02-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By killertv
Re: Fan fiction and pilots and specs (oh my!)

I think this is the right attitude to approach it from.

Pilots are really really hard. You have to create characters, a world, and a self-contained story (and probably series-long arc). If you can...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 12-09-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By killertv
Re: Comedy Writing Classes

I've had a few experiences. All of these classes are comedy focused. Frankly pilot writing classes seem to be focused more on creating a world, characters and series engine. A lot of that translates...
Forum: Writing TV 12-05-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By killertv
Re: Web series structure

Dan Williams took his hour-long pilot and turned it into a pretty successful web series. He wrote a book about it here: http://www.amazon.com/Web-TV-Series-Creative-Essentials/dp/1842437852
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 11-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,623
Posted By killertv
Re: Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship

This, and Joe's last two posts, is the most real truth there is. I've worked for people who would write a letter of recommendation but might not be able to pass along a script that would make a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-23-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By killertv
Re: How much should you invest when shopping a TV Pilot

There are rumblings about a rise of indie TV. New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is going on this weekend. Notable from the NYTimes this week, "‘The Jamz’ Tests the Potency of an Indie...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By killertv
Re: How much should you invest when shopping a TV Pilot

I have a pretty comprehensive view of this having worked as an assistant in development at a TV studio, produced a Kickstarter project crewed by professionals and am a staffed TV writer. Sorry for...
Forum: Writing TV 09-12-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By killertv
Re: Pilot episodes --- titled?

This might not be appropriate, but if I want to title a pilot a lot of times I'll do

"Title"
a.k.a.
"Pilot"

People then know what they're picking up but if I feel like there's a cool title or a...
Forum: Writing TV 10-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By killertv
Re: Mulit cam script

Usually I can find something for most shows if I google --

"Show Name in Quotes" "Written By" filetype:pdf

Unfortunately, all that shows up for Raymond are specs. So you can look at those (they...
Forum: Films 08-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,176
Posted By killertv
Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

I used to be annoyed by this, but I read a review last year for Pacific Rim in which it said the dialogue was so bad it couldn't be mis-translated. And then I understood. Yes, there are better lines...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,010
Posted By killertv
Re: TrackingB TV Contest ('13 contest resulted in EXTANT at CBS with Spielberg)

Has anyone been reading the Go Into the Story series of interviews with Mickey? Highly enlightening.

http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2014/07/interview-mickey-fisher.html

I had assumed he was...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By killertv
Re: Hulu Meeting Advice for Web Series

I'll second the "how do you stand out from the noise."

Is there an event that you can tie your show into? For example, they released a Shakespeare web series on Shakespeares' 400th anniversary. What...
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