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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-11-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By LauriD
Major Fellowship, Mentorships, and Labs

I'm trying to make a list of all the major screenwriting fellowships, mentorships, and invitation-only labs (as distinct from contests).

Have I missed any? If so, please add the name and...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-09-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By LauriD
Displaying Final Draft 9 Scriptnotes in PDF

Is there a way to display Final Draft 9 Scriptnotes in a PDF when I send a draft to someone who doesn't use Final Draft?

I checked the FD site, googled, and searched here but didn't find the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 11-15-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By LauriD
Final Draft and MacOS High Sierra - problem?

I heard on Twitter that Final Draft 9 and below isn't compatible with MacOS High Sierra.

Can anyone confirm/deny?

Annoyed that I upgraded to 9 not that long ago and now it seems I may need to pay...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-19-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,851
Posted By LauriD
Re: Blacklist's "Scriptbook"

This sounds similar to something I wrote about a few years ago:

https://creativescreenwriting.com/moneyball-for-movies-screenwriters-and-market-research/

"When Variety reported on July 22 that...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-30-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By LauriD
Re: Done Deal Twitter Directory v2.0

https://twitter.com/LauriDonahue
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-28-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By LauriD
Re: "Hey man, I have an idea!!!"

"Great! What's your budget for hiring me to turn that into a screenplay?"
Forum: Basics 02-11-2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By LauriD
Re: Slugline for an open-top jeep?

Thanks for all of the answers... I think. :)

To clarify, we're looking at a number of people in a jeep, and the camera will switch from one face to another as they speak. So at least some of the...
Forum: Basics 02-09-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By LauriD
Slugline for an open-top jeep?

What slug would you use for people riding around in an open-top military jeep? (Same issue for convertible car etc.)

They're IN the vehicle, but it's not an enclosed space.

INT. JEEP?

EXT....
Forum: Films 02-01-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,770
Posted By LauriD
Re: La La Land

Mia's -- totally. We're seeing this through her eyes.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-30-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By LauriD
My article on the Austin Film Festival in Movie Maker

Austin Film Festival and Writer’s Conference for Virgins: Get the Most Out of Your Experience

http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/festivals/austin-film-festival-writers-conference-for-virgins-2016/
Forum: Films 01-04-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,770
Posted By LauriD
Re: La La Land

I adored it and admired it and it made me cry. And I'm usually a hard case when it comes to "sentimental" movies.
Forum: Films 01-02-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,713
Posted By LauriD
Re: Passengers

What was the original ending?

And does anyone have a link to the original script?
Forum: Films 01-01-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By "sermonizing," I mean that a script takes a theme (hope, love, whatever) and has characters give multiple SPEECHES about that theme.

It's OK (in fact, somewhat expected) to have ONE speech...
Forum: Films 01-01-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,713
Posted By LauriD
Re: Passengers

I agree with the points made by both nmstevens and Bitter Script Reader.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie, despite its flaws.

1. I thought the premise was interesting. OF COURSE our hero does...
Forum: Films 01-01-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I think there's TONS of overt sermonizing in R1 -- but it's not about diversity, it's about "hope."

I don't have anything against hope. I do object to dialogue that consists almost entirely of...
Forum: Films 01-01-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Interesting... Of course, there weren't any women involved in creating Leia.

Leigh Bracket (female) only came in for Empire.

I thought all the characters were flat as copier paper... not just Jyn....
Forum: Films 12-28-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Given that women and minorities are still grossly under-represented in Hollywood films, I'm not only fine with that, I applaud it. It's not like they're going to stop making movies with white male...
Forum: Films 12-21-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Interesting... how you felt about Rogue, I felt about TFA.

So what makes us enjoy something "despite the script," versus when is the script so bad (in our opinions) that we can't enjoy the...
Forum: Films 12-20-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I saw the villain in Guardians as kind of a commentary on cliche comic book villains. He was a straight-faced parody of a villain -- because the story wasn't ABOUT heroes vs. villains. Part of the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-19-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By LauriD
Primary Wave?

Just heard about these folks...

https://primarywave.com/about-pw/

They rep "Oscar winning screenwriters/directors Jim Rash (Descendants), Mike Radford (Il Postino) and Bobby Moresco (Crash), Oni...
Forum: Films 12-19-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

[SPOILERS BELOW, BTW....]






Thinking about why I loved TFA and hated this...

I know the TFA script had "issues." (Seriously? the MacGuffin is a map to Luke Skywalker? Which someone created...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 12-18-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By LauriD
Steve Bannon, Screenwriter?

Turns out Trump's chief strategist is a wannabe...
Forum: Films 12-15-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Is that your response to the movie or my post? ;)
Forum: Films 12-15-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,881
Posted By LauriD
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Saw it last night. IMAX 3D. Loathed it. IMHO, it was devoid of originality, intelligence, wit, style, charm, excitement, and heart.

And I loved The Force Awakens.

I don't get why people are...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-14-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,068
Posted By LauriD
Re: The Definitive Final Word On The Blacklist 3.0

it's close to that now. There are only about a dozen reported spec sales per year from previously unsold writers.
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