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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,445
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

Hah... it is indeed :)

The thing is - there are PLENTY of miserable screenwriters, miserable actors, directors, and producers. There are also plenty of miserable tech writers, bloggers, lawyers,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,445
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

This is a great post - very honest.

I'll give my POV:

I know more than a few ex-screenwriters who now write fiction, some with a modicum of success (ie, kind of making a living off it), and yes, I...
Forum: Television 06-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Game Of Thrones

Everyone's of course entitled to their opinion, but if you watch this guy's take on it, you will see/understand just how much they really missed in the ending -...
Forum: Television 05-31-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Game Of Thrones

Agree - endings are very tough and this one especially since it was under a microscope and it was so big. Don't get me wrong - I still love the show OVERALL and I'm not "making fun of it". Just...
Forum: Television 05-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Game Of Thrones

The entire last season was REALLY bad, but especially the last two episodes, which were kind of like what you would expect from a high school screenwriting 101 class (not even college level).

I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Unable to travel - Seeking advice

Absolutely. Generally you only need to be in LA for pitch meetings (if you are able to get one), and even then, sometimes the "pitchee" will be okay with video, although if other LA-based people are...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Why Did They Pass on Your Screenplay...

I basically see companies reading scripts from "outsiders", assuming you are an outsider, as a way to cover their bases. They just want to make sure they don't miss out on the next Little Miss...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-30-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Confused about what steps to take with agencies

I had a similar situation a few years ago with a TV pilot that was getting packaged via two top agents at two top agencies and I was not repped by either agency (I only have a manager). But my "in"...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-30-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,245
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: VPF Virtual Pitch Fest anyone?

I've actually made quite a few really good ongoing connections and relationships with established producers through VPF. While they didn't sign up for the first script I sent them on my first pitch...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-09-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Advice on Prior Relationship - New Spec

"...but i'm interested in some advice on whether having a producer attached will potentially be a detriment to an incoming manager, even if it's for a specific, limited territory."

Most likely yes,...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-19-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: After read request, how long does it take?

I once had a prodco. get back to me a YEAR later, haha.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-19-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,557
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Why I Hate Script Contests And So Should You

I had the same exact experience at the same pitch fest you are talking about. For one pitch, the only thing the junior exec and I talked about was how long it took to drive from SF to LA and the best...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-28-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Q for those who have used The Blacklist...

Thanks, Joe and UpandComing. Very helpful. Looks like I will have to plunk down the $$$ and pray :)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-28-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By grumpywriter
Q for those who have used The Blacklist...

I've decided to post some old scripts of mine on the Blacklist website. But... question for those who have used The Blacklist before:

Have you found that ponying up the $75+ for a review or two is...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: roadmapwritershub.com ...anyone ever use them??

No problem. I actually didn't know about Roadmap either until I contacted Joey a few weeks ago to ask him about not seeing him any more around Happy Writers, which I had used a few times but years...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-01-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: roadmapwritershub.com ...anyone ever use them??

The guy who runs it, Joey Truccio, used to run Stage 32's "Happy Writers" pitch forum and apparently had some kind of falling out with Richard Botto, Stage 32's CEO/founder, although it's unclear...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,430
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: How to figure out how much to charge for option/sell?

Hi Terri,

First of all congrats on getting so much interest in your script and on getting an offer.

Do you have a manager? I'm assuming you don't but a manager can help a lot in these situations...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-08-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By grumpywriter
Should there be an option agreement?

A producer has had a script of mine for years with no option - since I like him and he's passionate I decided to just let him run with it. Just recently, he managed to get an established director...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-04-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By grumpywriter
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-31-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: When do you cut the cord with your manager?

Thanks for your input, Professor Chomp. Very helpful. :)
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-31-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By grumpywriter
When do you cut the cord with your manager?

For those of you who have managers -

What are your expectations of them?

When do you decide to cut the cord?

I've had my manager for 4 years now and she's the first and only one I've ever had....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-31-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,635
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Agents and Managers - HELP PLEEEASE!!!!

I agree with this. The only way to do it is to focus on writing great stuff. Just keep going and sending it out. The manager will then come to you....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-06-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Can you break in with just one script?

If your one script is absolutely incredible and you happen to get it into the right hands at the right time, then yes, you can break in with one script. But it's unlikely. Most likely you'll need...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 01-19-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: A Question About Following Up

I'd follow up with a friendly "just checking in" email in a few weeks. If you don't hear back, move on. It's extremely common to send scripts in to assistants to major producers and never hear back,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,432
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Simplified Blacklist Question

I've used the Blacklist before to get a second (or third)/objective opinion on a script -- kind of like paying a screenwriting acquaintance to read it. That's it. I don't really see any use of it...
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