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Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-08-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,080
Posted By Southern_land
Re: New Ideas

I get a core idea - hear something, read something, see something, occasionally dream something, bend it into a new shape. That's almost never enough so I might jot down a few notes in dropbox. ...
Forum: Writing Exercises 08-07-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Summer Vacation Writing Contest

Working on an idea for this now
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 07-31-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Contained Thriller/Horror Scripts Wanted

I'd like to believe this but Google doesn't seem to know you... Facebook does, but many links to your work are dead and your website only indicates low end multimedia work.

So I guess Djinn stays...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-20-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Possible Netflix Ops for Canadians

So they're up to C already...


Waiting patiently for Netflix to get to N = New Zealand virtual pitch day :D
Forum: Writing for TV 07-20-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Southern_land
Re: TV bible question

Thanks Crayon. Wanted to get this right and part of that was getting it look right on the page for an easy fast read.

Wondered about courier, changed the whole doc over, all my formatting got...
Forum: Writing for TV 07-19-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Southern_land
Re: TV bible question

Cool thanks. I've gone for TrebuchetMS 12, nice and plain, easy to read.

A last minute panic reformat to courier added a couple of needless pages.
Forum: Writing for TV 07-18-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Southern_land
TV bible question

I know the standard text for screenplays is Courier font, 12-point to get uniform spacing size etc?

What about a bible? Any similar restrictions on font there?
Forum: Films 06-25-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Inspiration

Note to self. Take time, don't use work computer...

I think I'm probably a little older than some of you and was raised in the golden age on kids TV. Being a Kiwi we were also exposed to US, UK...
Forum: Television 06-25-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Question for my classic sci-fi peeps

Nothing at all do to with this episode but it trigger a memory. I read a Scifi story back at school years ago. This place's economics were reversed.

You paid your boss to have a job, but...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 06-21-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,130
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

HAS anyone ever thought that initially Walter White WAS the cat and that's why we felt for him? We wanted to save the cat.

Lets face it he was living an absolute **** life of total drudgery...
Forum: Films 06-20-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Inspiration

In New Zealand we've just celebrated 60 years of TV (1st June). I was driving the 1500-0230 shift the Saturday night before and the talkback host was inviting people (lonely, crazies mostly) to ring...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 06-20-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Southern_land
Re: DEEP DIVE SCRIPT CONSULT: TV Pilot Spec

Really enjoyed watching this. Thanks for the time you put in!
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 06-17-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Southern_land
FYI my peeps

https://nofilmschool.com/imagine-impact-netflix?fbclid=IwAR3QaSe8oNkJo1bizh2r4ubovh-bi3V8OT2M0SMwE3JgNqYmLBoABHbDTOU

Another steps forwards hopefully?
Forum: Films 06-15-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Dream Writing Assignments

The Warriors (LA, the journey home)
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 06-11-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Opening Scenes

I've been wondering if its worth writing an opening scene that "they'll" cut in rewrites but it'll get the reader to stick in there. Something along the lines of what we used to see in trailers but...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 06-10-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Sci-Fi clichés

-Dystopian cars that after years of sitting on a street will run on perfect preserved fuel, their tires magically stay inflated etc etc etc.

-Museums that somehow have fully active (and loaded)...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-31-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Southern_land
It's been a while

been watching this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnc8o257Yzg) and #161 is write a scene with the teacher who hated you the most and the one who loved you the most have a conversation...

Could be...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 05-30-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,725
Posted By Southern_land
Re: The Last 10 Days

10 days for SL. Working 10-13 hours a day, six days this week, bouncing around day and night shifts so fatigue is setting in.... but


the fatigue, change of routine and jobs has set me thinking. ...
Forum: Television 05-27-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Newman

Would it be considered "spoilery" if I asked which vested interest group suicides him without actually watching the doco? :D
Forum: Films 05-17-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,232
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Random film thread...

I've recently dug out my copy of we were soldiers to show my son. haven't watched it for years but I recall it was a pretty visceral experience, and oddly despite the level of gore/violence the...
Forum: Films 05-16-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,232
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Random film thread...

Do you think extraction is the upper level of action movies for a while? I know it was pre-COVID but that size/scope/cost movie seems somewhat sustainable for the present
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 05-16-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Southern_land
Re: After The Trauma. What Does The Audience Want?

I'm doubling down. Playing with an idea that puts the global death toll in the billions. Hoping for the "well Covid-20 was bad but it wasn't that bad!" sentiment.

The Beeb tied a similar idea...
Forum: Films 05-14-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Social Commentary Disguised...

there was a scene in a movie (who's name I can't recall and not even sure if I watched the whole movie) about the genesis and generation of the Bradley IFV. It started as a stripped down infantry...
Forum: Television 05-12-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Tales from the Loop

Haven't watched that but I'm binging on Amazon's Upload
Forum: Films 05-10-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,232
Posted By Southern_land
Re: Random film thread...

Hated this "doco" with a ****ing vengeance!
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