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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-26-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: What to do when a collaborator turns on you?

No. Not normal.

Tell him in no uncertain terms that this is 100% unacceptable.

The WGA terms are irrelevant, because they don't apply to writing partnerships. That's between the two of you. It's...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-20-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: WGA Option minimum

It's 10% of the appropriate WGA scale minimum. You, of course, can try to negotiate that amount upward, like you can with any minimum, but option fees are usually pretty hard to get much movement on....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-03-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: John Zaozirny (Bellevue Productions)

I have a friend repped by him.

My friend's experience is somewhat mixed. Zao is very hands on - wants to meet with his writers often. He has lots of ideas, and often seems more enthusiastic about...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-26-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Do all agents have access?

This is a relationships business. Everybody has their own unique set of relationships. Good agents will see part of their job as developing the relationships they need to sell your script - agents...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 06-26-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,346
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Using BOLD in spec scripts

I can't believe people are still having these discussions.

Bolding is fine. Lots of people bold slug lines. It's possible that your readers will be using a PDF melter like Weekend Read and thus...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-13-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,103
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Reputable agents/managers charging a fee to read

I've gotten reads from Scott off a query. He didn't ask for money.

If he's started doing this recently, it's appalling.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 06-05-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Is it acceptable...

I would never do this.

I would not expect somebody to stop reading the script, open up google, and find the image of the thing.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-31-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: “Producer pass” and notes

This is one of the hardest questions we face.

There are lots of factors: do you agree with the notes? Do you feel like they know what they're going for? Are the notes about better executing the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-23-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Newbie Calling Card

Managers, from what I can tell, are much more interested in reading TV. They are more likely to know what to do with TV.

But you shouldn't base your decisions on what managers want to read.

Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-23-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Can someone really do this?

So sure, you can pitch this around.

There will be some legal negotiations if you actually get a bite from someone who wants to make it. Chance are they'll buy him off with a producer credit on the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-21-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Getting reconnected

A "bigger agent" is probably worse for you, to be honest.

True story: friend of mine was at a small agency. His agent moved to a big one. She was enthusiastic about taking him along. Only she gets...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-18-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Weird situation - advice?

Understand that this is - almost certainly - a way of saying "sorry, we can't read it." If she says no to you, you can argue with her. If she cites a policy and sets a hurdle, it doesn't matter. It's...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-07-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Sending assignment to agent

I used to try to get it to them the weekend before I delivered, so that they had a chance to offer notes.

Although I think I was somewhat naive about them actually wanting to do that, and/or being...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-04-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Typical rep problem

I don't think it does. It's been a year. It's not like you owe that guy commissions forever.

My first step in situations like this is a phone call with the rep to say, "Hey, I'm not super happy....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-26-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,715
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: To option my script (for $1) or not?

My question is:

Why does he want to option it, now?

If he's been content shopping it around informally until now, what changed?

A real option agreement is a complex negotiation because it...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 04-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Readers don't notice important dialogue

So, ditto everyone who said we can't really tell you without reading it.

But in my experience, this happens a lot when a writer isn't writing tight enough.

If your script is fluffy, people start...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Any way for an amateur writer to do this not in LA?

Yeah, I guess "stupid" is perhaps slightly stronger than I intended, but I think you're underestimating the challenges.

The thing is: sometimes getting a job in this business is about being able to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-05-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Any way for an amateur writer to do this not in LA?

It's certainly possible, but it's stupid.

There are a variety of companies which exist primarily to rent furnished apartments to people here medium-term for entertainment work.

The problem is,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-03-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 29,378
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: My Black List Experience

I have a different theory about this.

I think comedies are hurt by the speed at which people tend to read when they're reading for contests or the BL. I think most readers can blaze through a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-31-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: When to accept an option?

Well, you're doing something right, to get that many reads? Want to share how you're doing that?

So 18 months has become more common on options. That's not the think that gives me pause here. The...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-29-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: "Option" vs "Producer Agreement"

So I assume it just means that he's attached for a specified period of time as a producer, and may take actions - like attaching directors and talent - in order to package the script to try to sell...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-29-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,063
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: Plattform

Plattform is Jeremy Platt, right?

No direct experience, but a producer I worked with praised him ("hard working and has done a good job for the clients we've worked with" were the producers words)...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-22-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,821
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: A Director Likes My Script

A-list talent reads a lot of scripts compared to the number of movies they make. Is there a "real shot?" - sure. Is that a 1% chance or a 5% chance or a 15% chance?

No way to know.

Generally, the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-21-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: TV program creator. What credits are fair?

When all of the pros in this thread are disagreeing with you, I mean, I suppose it's possible that we're all misreading you - but it's much more likely that you're not writing what you think you're...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-20-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,507
Posted By Ronaldinho
Re: TV program creator. What credits are fair?

Yes. This is true. The fact that you don't seem to understand the difference between this and what you were arguing earlier is concerning.

You generally aren't in a position to write all or most...
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