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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-07-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2019 - Help Please

P.S. - The Aloft used to be my favorite parking spot, back when it was a PAY LOT, LOL. Those bastards took my parking!:bounce:
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-07-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2019 - Help Please

From best to worst, WED-THURS-FRI have always been my favorite days. Sat is a damn zoo, and most people flake on last minute Sunday get togethers.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-13-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,849
Posted By nativeson
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

- Charging a fee to read is a red flag
- Having too many clients is a red flag
- Also being a producer is a red flag
- Not being associated with/having too few films in the “filmography” tab on your...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-30-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By nativeson
Re: A Kinder, Gentler Netflix

They sorely need to up there game in regards to streamer library. You’ve got their productions and a smattering of recent releases on one end of the spectra, and a deluge of indie garbage on the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By nativeson
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

There is no writing trick that will save a **** story :)
Forum: Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By nativeson
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

Over punctuated dialogue is just as tedious as overly granular formatting in action lines. It detracts from the story. ***Conversely*** (big ass conversely), randomly doing away with all commas as...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By nativeson
Re: Want/Need and Character Arc

Begging to differ on an earlier reply, in that the NEED *is* the arc. When they get what they need at the end, they’ve arc’d. Be it learning a lesson, changing somehow, etc. Often in relation to...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,472
Posted By nativeson
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Always remember: you are the rule, not the exception. Execs are busy. If your log line doesn’t sound like a MOVIE (that they’re interested in), and your comparibles are head scratchers, it doesn’t...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,842
Posted By nativeson
Re: WGA Firings

If there’s even a scintilla of a chance your comparables are off (there probably is), I’d skip it. Genre and finalist in subject line. LOGLINE FIRST, then whatever. Likely your week spots are the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,842
Posted By nativeson
Re: Worst time to try to find a manager/agent - or the BEST?

Gotta pay the bills after releasing that clunker. Maybe *not* the one you want as a manager?? :bounce:
Forum: Screenwriting 05-09-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,472
Posted By nativeson
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Take that sh*t back to reddit :bounce:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By nativeson
Re: Story Into Screenplay

I recommend mood stabilizers.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-07-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By nativeson
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

BTW, Matt Dy (of AFF fame :) ) is a manager there now.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By nativeson
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

Their new company is listed on Imdb pro. IF there’s an internal email, there are ways... :)
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,430
Posted By nativeson
Re: Nicholl 2019

Yaz. This. Plus, if you’ve got one of those social issue topics, you’re in!
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-01-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,430
Posted By nativeson
Re: Nicholl 2019

Bwahahahahahha!!!!!!!:bounce:
Forum: Script Deals 12-29-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,156
Posted By nativeson
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,471
Posted By nativeson
Re: To Live In LA

There’s a crap-ton of industry events and meetups happening constantly in L.A. network like a mo-fo 😁
Forum: Screenwriting 11-02-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,639
Posted By nativeson
Re: When is it too much action?

And at the other end of Black’s minimalism is Deadpool; more granular, yet entertaining, as it *moves* quite well. Just like dialogue, the *action* should have a perpose in telling the story....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-28-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By nativeson
Re: WGA "No Writing Left Behind" campaign

As a very busy (working) writer told me over the weekend (at AFF), only heavy hitters (August and the like) can pull this. If you are not at their level and you try this, you will merely get passed...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-11-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,293
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2018

Congrats, Y’all :bounce:
Forum: Script Deals 08-29-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,384
Posted By nativeson
Re: Intruders by James V Simpson

Look harder: https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt8211284/?ref_=m_nm_filmo_projindev_6
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,922
Posted By nativeson
Re: I have no voice

Studio movies make a lot of money. It’s show *business*. And telling a cohesive, entertaining (people want to be entertained, not lectured) story ain’t easy. Just look at all the crap...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-23-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By nativeson
Re: Oaxaca Film Festival

Very disorganized submission process. You can get great food in the US without being kidnapped. Pass :bounce:
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-16-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By nativeson
Re: Screenplay Formatting Guide

Better to spend a few bucks and buy the book he went on to write (based on this): Your Cut To is Showing, available at Amazon. The kindle book is much easier to navigate than his website.
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