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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 460
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Hollywood = McDonalds

If you’re trying to break in, whether or not the script is producible shouldn’t be your top concern. Very few projects start as original specs. You’re auditioning to get a job. If...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

This is so true it hurts. There's not a rep out there who wouldn't take on a new client that excited them.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,081
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

Hope it helps! The other thing I'd say is keep churning out scripts. A lot of people write a script... and rewrite it... and rewrite it...

You've got to put them to bed and move on. You never...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,081
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

This isn't meant to be snarky, just realistic: what does it matter? If you hear that "only the top 5 get attention," will you write your script any differently?

I'm a big believer in "put as...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,081
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

If you afford it, enter the big contests. Try the Black List. And also send query letters. And also network. Get a job in the business if you can. Pretty much the only guaranteed waste of time...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,960
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Querying studios

Gucci and Joe, you both mention attachments - no one's getting attachments without an agent or manager, and if you have an agent or manager, you don't need to be querying studios...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-24-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,960
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Querying studios

I don't think any query is wasted if you're trying to break in. Sure, prioritize, but why not take a shot everywhere? If some studio exec loves your script, they can easily help you get a manager...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 13,540
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Franklin Leonard

I got repped off a query, but it was a million years ago.

But here's a post from early in the BL's existence:



Link to the post...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-26-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: What would you do here?

The whole thing is kind of odd.

NDA's are what writers sign when they're working with a studio on a high profile project. I had to sign them when I worked with Illumination on future projects.

It...
Forum: Writing TV 05-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How do such bad shows get on TV?

That's not how packaging works, remotely. There's a lot of misinformation floating around from both sides, but briefly:

I've cast multiple pilots, and have never once had my choices limited to...
Forum: Writing TV 05-07-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How do such bad shows get on TV?

I'm with you - the adjustment on Parks and Rec between seasons 1 and 2 was amazing... and to see that the best ratings were for season 1 just makes me shake my head.
Forum: Writing TV 05-06-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How do such bad shows get on TV?

This is going to sound shocking, but different people have different tastes?

I love Parks and Rec. It's highest average ratings for a season was its first, when it got 6 million. After that, the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,783
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Story Into Screenplay

If you really want to be a screenwriter, start by adapting your own short story.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-10-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: After read request, how long does it take?

Somewhere between a weekend and never. One or two polite "just checking in to see if you've had a chance to read" emails are fine. After that, move on.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-23-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: "Great Concept" Now What?

It seems like you're spending a lot of money on learning how to write, when you really should be saving your money and just writing. No set of notes will turn you into a great writer or make your...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-03-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,176
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Claimed Hollywood writer's script formatting notes (are they wrong??)

http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showpost.php?p=955999&postcount=24
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-03-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,431
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: What's The Point Of It All?

Congrats on the podcast, GhostWrite. I'm a true crime fan - please post the name of your show so we can all listen!

As to your larger point...

Look, I've been working for awhile, so I'm as...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-18-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,176
Posted By JeffLowell
Forum: Screenwriting 08-08-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,105
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Advice on character reaction description

That's bad advice. You don't have to "cross over into the director's role," but if you choose to and it makes the read better, there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so.

Read a bunch of black...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-07-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,105
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Advice on character reaction description

Clarity is the key. Brevity is close behind. A lot of suggestions you've received are either unclear or overwritten, IMO.

There's nothing wrong with saying a character is shocked, if that's what...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-30-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Etiquette question: Meeting with a manager

It's a tough one. Bird in the hand... the others haven't gotten back yet...

Is there a big difference in the status of the people who are meeting with you/reading you?

I think at the very least...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-17-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Pitching as a Lottery

****, does that make me sad on about a dozen levels.

You should not be paying someone 300 bucks to read your script or 3k to submit it to 3 companies. Full stop.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: The "Double Query"

I think this is a good approach.
Forum: Basics 06-27-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,289
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

Sometimes a script will have a great premise or plot turns or set pieces or whatever - something that makes a studio think there's a film there - but the execution isn't great. Those scripts can be...
Forum: Basics 06-24-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,289
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

In selling an individual script, no. In getting hired as a writer on other projects, absolutely.
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