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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-13-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By EdFury
Re: Feature screenplay about a real band

The Madonna movie is DOA. But the script did get a lot of attention.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-04-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,675
Posted By EdFury
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 04-17-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By EdFury
Re: Amazon Studios

You win the internet today. 👏
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 04-16-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By EdFury
Re: Amazon Studios

I knew it!!!!
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 04-13-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By EdFury
Amazon Studios

I just got an email from Amazon Studios. Why? No idea, I've never submitted to their open submission site. But the email stated rather pointedly that they are closing the open submission site...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By EdFury
Re: Emailing during summer

Even if you hit producers directly the chances of being read by assistants and interns is extremely high.... as is the chance his email is screened by these same people. Just send them anytime.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-11-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By EdFury
Re: A series of movies

No. There isn't. Not unless you make them yourself.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-05-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By EdFury
Re: Any way for an amateur writer to do this not in LA?

It's possible to not live in LA and write features, Indy films, and TV films. Not easy, a lot longer process, and you do miss out on a lot of opportunities by not being there, but it's possible. But...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-31-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By EdFury
Re: When to accept an option?

Options are negotiable. Just because they want it free and for minimum doesn't mean you can't ask for more. No professional writer ever signs the first offer. Make a reasonable counter offer, or have...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-31-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By EdFury
Re: To option my script (for $1) or not?

Any producer with twenty dollars in their pocket can option twenty scripts and throw all of them at a wall and see which one sticks. If none stick? He's out the cost of 2 trips to Starbucks if they...
Forum: Films 03-17-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,946
Posted By EdFury
Re: Wrinkle in Time

I can live with a camel. My problem is when they have a horse to begin with and the committee barfs out a stinkbeetle. I love the book Wrinkle in Time. I read it to my kids. What was on the screen...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 03-16-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By EdFury
Re: Family/Children Scripts?

Hallmark doesn't want family scripts. They want romances. They want Christmas romances or G rated romantic comedy, with more romance than comedy. They want drama, with romance. There are production...
Forum: Films 03-10-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,946
Posted By EdFury
Wrinkle in Time

Holy crap. It actually hurt my eyes it's so bad. This is a book I love. One I would have loved to adapted. They took it and killed it.... can something be beyond dead? If what I overheard on the way...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-07-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By EdFury
Re: Optioning vs. Selling your script

It's not like a writer has a choice. Options are the norm. Free options if they can get them. You agree on a sales price and a payment schedule in the option agreement. If it's a WGA agreement, it's...
Forum: Films 03-04-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By EdFury
Oscars

According to form. Shape of Water will be forgotten as fast as Moonlight. Would have loved to see something edgy like I, Tonya, but thems the breaks. Love that Gary Oldman and Roger Deakins won in a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-02-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By EdFury
Re: Can you ever say no to a producer?

Yes.... You can say no. Especially if it was a free option. There is a limit. I've said no to producers a few times so far in my career. I've refused to sign contracts I thought weren't fair or...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-20-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By EdFury
Re: $300 million deal with Netflix Attn: Ed or ...

It was a reference to the whole book. I hate that book with a fiery passion. Paint by number scripts are just that. No life. No spontaneity. Plus, no I don't think every film has to have the hero...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-19-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,072
Posted By EdFury
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-19-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,072
Posted By EdFury
Re: Why I Hate Script Contests And So Should You

So do I. It cements why submission policies are what they are. The fact that 98% of the scripts out there are unmitigated crap written by people who haven't got a clue.

I had the honor of being a...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-16-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By EdFury
Re: $300 million deal with Netflix

Ryan Murphy was once where you are. He worked his ass off to get where he is now. Good for him.

As for streaming services? They are now what the studios were 30 years ago. Since the studios have...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By EdFury
Re: I wrote my first script, now what?

I'm going to tackle this from another angle. First of all, like the others, way to go on actually finishing a first script. So many are started and a lot less are completed. It sounds like you'd like...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-09-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By EdFury
Re: To do or not to do

He doesn't want the person he's sending it to contacting you directly, cutting him out. It's as simple as that. Happens all the time. Relax.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By EdFury
Re: Approaching agents/managers

Except I wrote the script with the person it's about and because he's my co-author and we have a written agreement, we have the life rights. Going to be tough to get around that. No, this'll see the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-07-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By EdFury
Re: Approaching agents/managers

My guess is it kept getting shuffled to the bottom of the pile until someone finally read it. Happens. It never did get get made and went back in my two foot tall stack of unmade specs. And will stay...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-06-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By EdFury
Re: Approaching agents/managers

There used to be a quick "It's not for us, here's a made up one sentence reason so we can feel ok about rejecting you" note that could come as much as six months after they requested it. Then, I...
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