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Forum: Writing Exercises 02-07-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,061
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: For Your Love... Valentine writing contest

No worries :) - I've heard them all before: Beer Mat; Coffee Mat; Matt Black; even Mat Painting (and that's not even how you spell it!)

The real fun is the situation in which it's said ... so...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 02-07-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: One door closes... A Mod's Goodbye.

All the best - and as Peasblossom said, enjoy you're new found freedom.

Good luck,

Mat.
Forum: Screenwriting 02-07-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 15,068
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Good in a Room/the Pitch

Great article - many thanks for posting.

And a great topic. It'll be interesting to see other people's experiences.

I enjoy pitching, but bizarrely I seem to be better at pitching other people's...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,600
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Backlash against the pros

For what it's worth, just PM'd you.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-06-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,594
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: The Art of the Query

Mad Yellow,

Many, many thanks for posting this up - immensely useful.

As are your additions, Michael. Many thanks also.

All the best,

Mat.
Forum: Writing Exercises 02-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,061
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: For Your Love... Valentine writing contest

I'm in.

I missed the deadline for the Hallowe'en contest, so I guess I need to redeem myself.

Mat.
Forum: Screenwriting 02-06-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,331
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Comedy Question: How Do You Know?

When it comes to comedy, you have to trust your instincts more than anything else, because it's soooooo subjective.

If there is any genre where 'one man's meat is another man's poison', it has to...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-06-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: How did you get bit by the screenwriting bug?

Was going to make a joke about some giant insect infecting me with some kind of virus, but then I remembered I writer thrillers, not comedies!

Ever since a kid I've been telling stories. Mainly to...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-06-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 41,155
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Myth 2: The Pros Do It but I Can't...

I'm no pro.

I've had one paid assigment (low-budget British indie horror) that was produced and released theatrically, but that doesn't make me pro.

I've also worked in production development...
Forum: Films 12-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Who are some young up and coming directors?

Hi Writr,

Are you producing this project yourself?

If yes, ignore everything below!

If not, you may want to approach up and coming producers instead.

Or even established producers for that...
Forum: Basics 12-05-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,729
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: V.O. or O.S.

Guys,

Love the logic, definitions and examples.

Bio, sorry pal, I thought the thicket was just outside the window and in my mind had the the whole scene in my head as if it was Mr. Z's POV,...
Forum: Basics 12-03-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,729
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: V.O. or O.S.

That's a fair point.

Mat.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-03-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,461
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Good luck Geoff!

There's late;

Fashionably late;

Late to the party;

And then there's 'oh my god, is it the 21st Century already' late!

Incognito, Geoff, hearty congratulations in getting this one away. Nice...
Forum: Basics 12-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,729
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: V.O. or O.S.

The beach and the island are not in the same locale.

But in Bio's script, they are only a few feet away ... in the same locale.

Take the window away and they might well hear him. Big...
Forum: Basics 12-03-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: both sides of a compound fence how to format

As had been said before - just needs the one slug.

EXT. and INT. are mainly production management references for scheduling purposes, i.e. whether a scene is an EXTerior scene or an INTerior...
Forum: Basics 12-03-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,729
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: V.O. or O.S.

I think this sums it up ... which is possibly why, Bio, that you're a little unsure, because you know both work.

Personally though, I'd go O.S., because the action outside the cabin is more of a...
Forum: Script Deals 12-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,262
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Congrats to Jeff Lowell!

Just adding to the list ...

Big congratulations, Jeff. Another notch on the bedpost of projects. Nice one.

Mat.
Forum: Script Deals 12-03-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,943
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Congrats Joe!

Hopefully better late than never ...

Nice one, Joe. Congratulations.

Mat.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-03-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 115,944
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: The FOX Script Trading Lawsuit against one of our own: PJ McIlvaine

Jeeeeeeeeeeez! You go into hibernation for a while and then the whole world goes to sh!t.

Not being of legal mind (or even sound mind), I'm going to lay off any comments regarding the case itself,...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-01-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Writers should be the ones hip-pocketing reps !!!

And in an attempt to bring it back on topic ...

I've always viewed the relationship between the writer and the rest of the industry as this:

It's not the industry's job to make a film of my...
Forum: Research and Resources 10-01-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Good Research Web Sites

LMFAO !!! I can just see it. :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

With regard to research, I use Google and Wikipedia as my jumping off points and then follow the trails from there. The deeper down I dig,...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-01-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Writers should be the ones hip-pocketing reps !!!

Actually, I owe you an apology. There's nothing wrong with your analogy, just the perception/understanding of the analogy. (And I don't mean that in a nasty pissy way, just literally for...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-01-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Writers should be the ones hip-pocketing reps !!!

Right there is the flaw in your anology. Toilet seat designers just design them, they don't sell them - retailers do. And most toilet seat designers are employed by the manufacturers. So actually,...
Forum: Films 10-01-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: RIP Tony Curtis

It's always sad when someone dies, but when they're a screen legend it somehow feels a little bit more personal.

I never met Tony, but almost ...

Tweny years ago I worked for a company as an...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mad Mat
Re: Writers should be the ones hip-pocketing reps !!!

We may be selling entertainment rather than bathroom hardware, but tell me where the process is different?

And just because we're writing scripts, doesn't mean we put more inspiration into our...
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