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Forum: Research and Resources Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 53
Posted By nativeson
Re: Dinosaurs & aliens - doctors and scientists

Aaaaannd there’s-your-title!

CULINARY :bounce:
Forum: Research and Resources 08-06-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By nativeson
Re: Cell phone spy tech

My phone says “You sexy thang” from time to time. Is that normal?:bounce:
Forum: Films 08-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By nativeson
Re: Raiders of the None Arc

Simply put, they work because people want to see what happens. There’s usually a goal regardless of an arc, and audiences what to see *how* and *if* it’s met. In Nightcrawler, Luis is off his nut and...
Forum: Films 12-20-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By nativeson
Re: Bad behavior at movie theaters

This has been going on for at least 30 years, and is likely a main driving force behind people watching non-event movies and dramas at home. It’s so prevalent, and has been going on for so long, that...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 10-04-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By nativeson
Forum: Basics of Screenwriting 09-21-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,769
Posted By nativeson
Re: How much detail?

They’re called ACTION lines for exactly that reason. Things happen. Description, with few exceptions, should be limited to lines describing what’s happening. Avoid static description as much as...
Forum: Basics of Screenwriting 09-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By nativeson
Re: Spec or shooting?

Depends on what the needs of the project are. *If* it’s a spec, best pair it down and make it as sparse as possible, easy to read, +/- a few tricks here and there (including asides, if you can do...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-07-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2019 - Help Please

P.S. - The Aloft used to be my favorite parking spot, back when it was a PAY LOT, LOL. Those bastards took my parking!:bounce:
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-07-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2019 - Help Please

From best to worst, WED-THURS-FRI have always been my favorite days. Sat is a damn zoo, and most people flake on last minute Sunday get togethers.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,665
Posted By nativeson
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

- Charging a fee to read is a red flag
- Having too many clients is a red flag
- Also being a producer is a red flag
- Not being associated with/having too few films in the “filmography” tab on your...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, Videos & Podcasts 07-30-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By nativeson
Re: A Kinder, Gentler Netflix

They sorely need to up there game in regards to streamer library. You’ve got their productions and a smattering of recent releases on one end of the spectra, and a deluge of indie garbage on the...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By nativeson
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

There is no writing trick that will save a **** story :)
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By nativeson
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

Over punctuated dialogue is just as tedious as overly granular formatting in action lines. It detracts from the story. ***Conversely*** (big ass conversely), randomly doing away with all commas as...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 06-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,837
Posted By nativeson
Re: Want/Need and Character Arc

Begging to differ on an earlier reply, in that the NEED *is* the arc. When they get what they need at the end, they’ve arc’d. Be it learning a lesson, changing somehow, etc. Often in relation to...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,701
Posted By nativeson
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Always remember: you are the rule, not the exception. Execs are busy. If your log line doesn’t sound like a MOVIE (that they’re interested in), and your comparibles are head scratchers, it doesn’t...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,376
Posted By nativeson
Re: WGA Firings

If there’s even a scintilla of a chance your comparables are off (there probably is), I’d skip it. Genre and finalist in subject line. LOGLINE FIRST, then whatever. Likely your week spots are the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,376
Posted By nativeson
Re: Worst time to try to find a manager/agent - or the BEST?

Gotta pay the bills after releasing that clunker. Maybe *not* the one you want as a manager?? :bounce:
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 05-09-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,701
Posted By nativeson
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Take that sh*t back to reddit :bounce:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By nativeson
Re: Story Into Screenplay

I recommend mood stabilizers.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-07-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By nativeson
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

BTW, Matt Dy (of AFF fame :) ) is a manager there now.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By nativeson
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

Their new company is listed on Imdb pro. IF there’s an internal email, there are ways... :)
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 25,996
Posted By nativeson
Re: Nicholl 2019

Yaz. This. Plus, if you’ve got one of those social issue topics, you’re in!
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-01-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 25,996
Posted By nativeson
Re: Nicholl 2019

Bwahahahahahha!!!!!!!:bounce:
Forum: Script Deals 12-29-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,467
Posted By nativeson
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,110
Posted By nativeson
Re: To Live In LA

There’s a crap-ton of industry events and meetups happening constantly in L.A. network like a mo-fo 😁
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