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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-05-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By nguyensquared
Blacklist - Cassian Elwes Screenwriting Fellowship

This sounds like an opportune fellowship to apply for. I've heard Mr. Elwes speak on panels and read his interviews during his time heading William Morris.

Does anyone have any experience with it?
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-05-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,146
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Nicholl 2019

I get where you're coming from and I'm with you there. It'd be great to find a writer who has amazing execution on an amazing concept. But if Nicholl (or any competition/fellowship) held their...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-04-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,146
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Nicholl 2019

I remember reading somewhere that the Nicholl's mission isn't necessarily to find great writing, but to find great writers (who can potentially be groomed into writing those bigger franchise tent...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 09-18-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Can you give me some creative help?

How about the story of a visually blind cinematographer?
Forum: Writing TV 09-16-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Pilot Development

I second this suggestion, especially if you're trying to get staffed onto a show - instead, write an original pitch perfect authentic pilot that blows their socks off. The reason is this: just...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-14-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 29,688
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Franklin Leonard

38 pages? This thread really doesn't want to die, does it?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-13-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

I would preface this by asking if you are sure your material is up to par? It would be disastrous if you are able to move mountains to get an agent/manager to read your material, only to find out it...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 29,688
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Franklin Leonard

Yes, it's true that professional script readers have duties that go beyond just a casual reader. But the point I'm making is that the "response" part of their job is 95% of the time accurate. It's...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 29,688
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Franklin Leonard

There's much truth to this. A reader simply reads scripts, the way any of us read a book or blog post - if it's engaging us on all levels, the script will get good coverage. It's when a script isn't...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,872
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Loving your character too much

Making something that is powerful and meaningful to you also matter to the reader in the same way is a tough skill.

When I did consults with writer friends, instead of giving feedback on their...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,872
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Loving your character too much

Gotcha, this helps a lot. This is just a suggestion so take it for what it is:

1) You have a character that you have a deep intuitive connection with. The character is a real person to you; and you...
Forum: Research and Resources 09-12-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Need help with police research!

Fake your own kidnapping. When they come rescue you, ask all the questions you can.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,872
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Loving your character too much

I suspect the reason for the confusion is that the OP is attached to this character because they "discovered" the character in their writing, so to them, the character is a real person. This approach...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,872
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Loving your character too much

The OP needs their main character to murder someone. But the OP doesn't want to write it because they don't want to see their character do that. The real question first is why: (1) Because the OP...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,872
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Loving your character too much

A great piece of advice I received regarding a similar dilemma:

There are writers who write what the character would organically do and their characters are authentic but don't make for the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-11-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Universal writers program

It also states that a screen treatment is required, but must not be based on the submitted screenplay. Does that mean it's asking for a screen treatment for a different script?
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-26-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Short film script contests

Scriptapalooza, I believe, has a short script competition as well; and shares the same April 15 deadline as PAGE. You can try looking on the moviebytes.com database for a comprehensive list.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-09-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My third Blacklist review...

When you mention "fixed", do you mean it was fixed according to you, or fixed according to an objective third reader?
Forum: Films 05-06-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: You Were Never Really Here

Good to hear. This is on my list of films to watch as well.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-07-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,127
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

Does the site provide individual stats on each script such as times visited, read, etc.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-04-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,880
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

A bit off-topic but are we allowed to solicit reads from any DDP Industry Members to our scripts on the site?

After getting an 8 with a script, I'm planning to leverage the attention by putting up...
Forum: Films 03-25-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By nguyensquared
7 Days at Entebbe

The reviews are very polarizing for this film. It's generally either 1/2 stars or 4.5-5, though more the former than latter.

I noticed that with the low star ratings, ​most revolved around...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-25-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,127
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

Awesome to see that it's growing and changing. Interesting approach not "scoring" scripts, though I am interested to know how one determines the quality of it without actually having to read it,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-23-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,880
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

My understanding is that only 3-5% score an 8 or higher. Top <1% may be a 9 (someone can correct me) and top 0.003% are 10s. 8 is where your script gets sent out in a weekly email blast, though high...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-23-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,880
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

I recently threw my hat into the ring (am I the last one to the party?) for a vetted script and it received an overall 8, with 8s across the board on all categories except for dialogue (7). I've been...
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