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Forum: Writing TV Yesterday, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17
Posted By finalact4
Re: Pilot submission

well, if you wrote it for someone else, don't they hold the copyright? were you employed by them. is that the understanding? were you expecting to get paid and they didn't pay you or you were...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By finalact4
Re: Parallel development and samples

oh, umm... might have gotten different responses then.
Forum: Writing Exercises Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 78
Posted By finalact4
Re: Shout if you're interested

i might be in. i do have to travel the last week of the month though.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By finalact4
Re: Parallel development and samples

i agree with bono.

unfortunately Mazin's is so good, you can't compete against it. you just can't. no one will want to read it because they can't do anything with it. i don't know if it could be a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By finalact4
Re: Sample Only

this is the camp i'm in. because you can't do anything with a spec where someone else owns the characters.

and why do you want to spend all that time and sweat equity on something that is not yours?...
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By finalact4
Re: Sounds

well since i write action thrillers, i use onomatopoeia (love that word) a lot. you have to know when to use it to maximum effect and how to use it to elicit the emotional response your looking for....
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By finalact4
Re: Pace in Dialogue

in The King's Speech they have it in a parenthetical and in the action lines. both work well here. also you might want to consider that someone with a stutter might actually choose shorter sentences...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,724
Posted By finalact4
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

the suggestion wasn't about advancing anyone's careers but rather to read well liked scripts in the industry to see what's out there and discuss what works and what doesn't work among other like...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,724
Posted By finalact4
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

concept seems pretty cool. i can see why he likes this spec. he does contradict himself a bit with, nothing seems to happen in the first 40 pages and if it was a "read the first 10," he wouldn't...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,394
Posted By finalact4
Re: First ATA agency breaks ranks

OY is right!

though i will admit i assumed she had a manager and was still able to navigate the landscape, so that's a good point. it isn't the same for her and i'd wager there are a lot of writers...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-17-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 404
Posted By finalact4
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

maybe what you need is to let someone else cut it down for you for free. if you ever need it, i'm offering. it'd be a fun challenge. hooyah.

but it also seems like you did cut one pretty...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-17-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,724
Posted By finalact4
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

geez, i could've sworn he used it to win another contest. humpf.
Forum: Research and Resources 08-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By finalact4
Re: ANI, AGI, ASI Grey Goo Forums to Ask Questions

absolutely. this was a "terminology" answer that i needed. so it wasn't a deep dive into new tech i didn't know anything about. but these sites are pretty awesome, you get to some pretty tech savvy...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 272
Posted By finalact4
Re: 3 month option deal advice

true. i told my lawyer, "why would i write for free when i can write an entirely new spec in the same time and have a new project to sell?" i walked away from a deal. do i wish it could've worked...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-17-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 404
Posted By finalact4
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

yeah that margin thing is a big cheat. i cheat on dialogue to bring up a widow, but not the action lines.

i will say that in a podcast interview with AB Fischer (i think it was his interview) and he...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,724
Posted By finalact4
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

The Annual Black List is simply the "favorites" as voted on by about 250 industry people. it is not a "best of" list at all. so for Sorkin's Social Network in 2009, it was sent all over town,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 195
Posted By finalact4
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

you need to rewrite it.

first, send it to other writers-- their notes will be the best, tell them not to hold anything back. you want honest notes and you want the notes to be given with your...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 272
Posted By finalact4
Re: 3 month option deal advice

i totally agree with you here. and i know people get sensitive about their writing but here's what i've been telling myself forever-- you still have the original. it's always there for you to enjoy. ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 272
Posted By finalact4
Re: 3 month option deal advice

if they don't pay you. the option is invalid. you could have continued to shop it. unless you agreed to be paid the $2,000 at the expiration date. but no one would do that.:shifty:
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,394
Posted By finalact4
Re: First ATA agency breaks ranks

i agree. i think that the opposition used the fact that the neg com couldn't say anything as a way to get writers on their side and to create an overall sense that nothing's being done. which, of...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By finalact4
Re: Matt Koss, Allie Loh, Will Deasey Zero Gravity

Allie is the VP of Acquisitions (as of a few years ago). she's not a manager. she's on the production side.

anyway, Allie is really nice and very professional. she was looking for action thrillers...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By finalact4
Re: Circle of Confusion Email Structure?

pm sent.

if someone requested it from me and i didn't respond please send me a PM. i don't return to a thread once i think it's closed. sorry.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 404
Posted By finalact4
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

just finished Wasteland's rewrite. was 128, got it down to 118 and even able to add prolly 5+ pages of clarity and character building.

this was the longest one i've ever written.

tracker was...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-16-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 404
Posted By finalact4
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

i think anything under 120 is still acceptable.

there are some genres that are generally longer because the tech set up and world building require more detail: epics, sci-fi, action, some...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,025
Posted By finalact4
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

https://thescriptlab.com/features/screenwriting-101/8142-hollywood-literary-management-company-best/

go through each one on the main site and you'll easily see who are the reps making deals.
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