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Forum: Screenwriting 08-14-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By MPrince
Arrow Writing for genre/B-movies - Techniques & Tips?

Following on from my successful thread on "THE reason people still write", I compiled a chart of all of my concepts by genre and found the most titles were in thrillers, then action, then horror. So...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-02-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,509
Posted By MPrince
Post What is THE reason you continue to write?

Are you still as motivated to write specs now as you were when you first started? I've been writing specs on and off for 8 years, but I feel like why should I continue to write unless I'm being paid...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By MPrince
Question The right way of setting up a writer-director partnership?

I want to post an ad on film forums to write for a new director on low budget movies. What is the best way of wording the advert? What should I say and what should I NOT say? And what rules are best...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By MPrince
Question Will there be streaming video/pay-TV channels for minorities to write for?

I see how Netflix, HBO, Starz and Amazon Studios have some great material, but I don't see streaming video or pay-TV versions of BET that could cater to African-Americans and other minorities? I...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-08-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,011
Posted By MPrince
How fast should you complete draft ZERO?

How long should you spend on draft zero? Known as the vomit draft or to some, the first draft, can it be completed in 2 weeks, 3 weeks, a month or 6 weeks?

I have a Kindle book that claims with...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-08-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,680
Posted By MPrince
Re: Self-producing action movies vs submitting scripts to companies?

I can't lie, producing is my ultimate goal, but there are no producing forums as informative as this is on screenwriting. And this forum is useful for understanding what producers want from...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-07-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,680
Posted By MPrince
Question Self-producing action movies vs submitting scripts to companies?

There seems to be a limited amount of companies focused of R-rated action for theatrical release. Europacorp and Millennium Films seem to be the main ones. Is it worth submitting scripts to them or...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-06-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,341
Posted By MPrince
Re: Are there any online affordable courses about screenwriting?

Thank you for your responses to my thread, they are very helpful!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-04-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,044
Posted By MPrince
Arrow Retaining more control over your screenplay and/or film

What ways do screenwriters use when trying to retain more control and influence over their script and/or the production? Apart from producing the film (only achieved only after many successful...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-04-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By MPrince
Lightbulb Crowdfunding 2016 - still only for celebrities or normal people?

After seeing Code 8 make $1.7 million thanks to Stephen and Robbie Amell's pulling power as known actors, does it prove that crowdfunding still works best with celebrities? And does it mean that...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-04-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,341
Posted By MPrince
Post Are there any online affordable courses about screenwriting?

I mean around $500. I can't afford the college or university courses as those cost thousands of dollars. I have tried to learn with just books and scripts, but I need a teacher and the support of a...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-19-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By MPrince
Can I post treatments here for review?

I'm working on a teen thriller right now. When I finish the treatment can I post it here?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-09-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,735
Posted By MPrince
Is using freelancing websites to find scriptwriters a good idea?

I've been using Elance (http://www.elance.com) to find writers who will rewrite my stories/outlines and complete saleable screenplays.

Would you consider this a good idea? I'd like to take the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By MPrince
Re: What's the best genre for a 10,000/$10,000 budget?

I was also looking at films like Phone Booth, Red Eye, Vacancy, Hostage (Bruce Willis) and Panic Room.

They give you a lot of ideas.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By MPrince
Re: What's the best genre for a 10,000/$10,000 budget?

Any real movie examples, SBScript?

-- I thought there'd more be more posts on this thread...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By MPrince
What's the best genre for a 10,000/$10,000 budget?

Hi, I've written several scripts back in 2011. And I have many other ideas, but they all seem to be in the 100-500,000 range.

I'm trying to write a new one in 2012 with a view to working with a...
Forum: Films 06-24-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By MPrince
Where's the strong action, dramas, romance and thriller movies for mature audiences?

Where's the strong action, dramas, romance and thriller movies for mature audiences?

I feel like the Hollywood studios are obssessed with flying wizards, mutants, camp pirates, giant robots and...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,396
Posted By MPrince
Re: Can I ask how do you analyze a script?

Wow! Thanks for the response!

Maybe I should have said that I was a beginner looking to learn from professional Hollywood scripts at the beginning.

But keep posting!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,396
Posted By MPrince
Question Can I ask how do you analyze a script?

Hello,
Can I ask how do you analyse a script?

I have over 400 scripts on my PC to read but I'm having a hard time trying to "analyse" them. You see, so many bloggers and websites recommend...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,875
Posted By MPrince
Question How long should a first draft be?

I've written three scripts so far. Two have come in at 60 pages, with the third at 102 pages.

Is writing well under 90 pages a bad sign, should I have written over 120 pages or does it not matter...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-29-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By MPrince
Basic Q: How come casting agents are mostly women?

From viewing many film credits, it seems that most casting agents are women.

Why is this?

Names like Jane Jenkins, Janet Hirshenson, Ellen Lewis, Nina Gold and Christine King among others crop up...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By MPrince
Forum: Screenwriting 09-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By MPrince
Re: Treatment still not telling the story I want (need advice)

Thanks everyone for replying including wcmartell, wow!

I have thought of using cards before, it's just that I find it hard to piece together the story since I only have scenes and dialogue.

But I...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By MPrince
Question Treatment still not telling the story I want (need advice)

Hi,
After re-writing my synopsis for "Respect" by changing the title and expanding it into a treatment, it still feels like I'm not telling the story that I want to tell.

In my head I have certain...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-15-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By MPrince
How many spec scripts needed to establish yourself?

Some books/websites say 5. Others says 10, even 15. But how many spec scripts do you have to write before people see you as established or professional?

I heard that most Hollywood agents won't...
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