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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-30-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By sjgrierson
Has a 'free option' ever worked out well?

I'm sure many of us have encountered the words: "We'd like to option it, but we have minimal development funds" -- followed by promises of hefty back end numbers and production bonuses.

I just...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-10-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 175,375
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Question for Michaelb (clients productivity)

Great. Very good to know. Thanks Michael.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-25-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 175,375
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Question for Michaelb (clients productivity)

Hi Michael,

Thanks for all the insight over the past number of pages here.

If a manager takes a spec out -- is there anything the writer can do increase productivity? In a perfect world, what would...
Forum: Basics 05-25-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,099
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Writing Numbers in dialogue

Cool. Thanks for the thoughts guys.
Forum: Basics 05-22-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,099
Posted By sjgrierson
Writing Numbers in dialogue

In dialogue, if writing the time/date, do you prefer to read:

"It happened at two thirty on September fifteenth."

or

"It happened at 2.30 on September 15th."?
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 04-27-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,491
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: New "Facts on Pacts"

Brilliant. Thanks for this.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,927
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Do Brits (still) really talk like this?

Yes that's fine, albeit upper class.

As is 'dapper' and 'fetching'.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 03-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,919
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Producer Lucas Foster - Warp Films

It will take a while, but you're in good hands. He used to work for Bruckheimer, despite his own resume speaking for itself.

I recall it taking a few months to hear back, myself. (Many moons ago.)
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 01-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By sjgrierson
Gambino

Hi there,

Spoken with David Gambino many a time when he was at WB Silver Pictures -- since his move to Team Downey we've lost touch and the email I had for him has bounced. Does anyone have his...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-23-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By sjgrierson
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-14-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Holiday Time

Thanks both.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-13-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By sjgrierson
Holiday Time

Someone please tell me, rule of thumb, when is Hollywood shut and when does it open again for christmas/new year? Many thanks.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-21-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By sjgrierson
Susan Montford

Hey, I'm trying to get hold of Susan Montford at Angry Films. Just wondered if anyone could PM me her email? :)

Cheeeeeeeeeeers.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-16-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,669
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Getting 'Round The Assistant

Cool. Cheers people.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-16-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,669
Posted By sjgrierson
Getting 'Round The Assistant

Sooo, about 4 execs and other agents have all casually said "you should talk to Mr Agent over at We Rep Writers Inc. He's into this kind of stuff" which is all well and good...but his assistant...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By sjgrierson
Chad Oman

If anyone has his email at JB Films, or his assistant, I would much appreciate it. Happy to make a trade if needs be.

Following up a phonecall here.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-08-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,000
Posted By sjgrierson
Crossing Genres?

Just a quick question.

If a writer is accustomed to writing in a particular genre, what would the response be if they were to turn in something completely different to their rep?

Say a writer...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-22-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,154
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Good Scripts written in a short period of time

I heard that Hensleigh wrote his early spec that eventually became Die Hard 3 in a few days. And didn't Paul Schrader do Taxi Driver in a week or so???
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-30-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Brief Summary of Theme or Plot (Submission Forms)

Yeah that's a bitch. Personally, whether its right or wrong, I put the genre, but try and juice it up a bit. So, 'Action Adventure' might be better as 'Underwater Action Adventure' or 'Noctural...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-19-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Who decides the budget?

Hey guys, thanks for the input. The reason I ask is that our project is not officially set up yet, but people who *might* be interested want to know the budget.

This is all good stuff so thanks!...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-18-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By sjgrierson
Who decides the budget?

Just out of curiosity, and probably a dumb question, but is it the studio that decides the budget for a picture? Or producer?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By sjgrierson
Similar Ideas

So...

We got a spec on the market right now, happily sending queries, doing phone calls, getting further than we perhaps expected, we got some studios and talent reps reading, etc.

Everything’s...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-24-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,087
Posted By sjgrierson
Assistant Structure at CAA?

Hi, we've been asked by a director to mail over our script to their agent at CAA, but what with their policy, we don't want to risk it going unsolicited, so want to get in contact with the agents...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-14-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,835
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: A Spec Over 120 pgs

When a reader/producer approaches a script and see it as 90 pages, would they have a negative preconception towards it...? As in, it may not be taken 'as' seriously because it is shorter than 100?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-07-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By sjgrierson
Re: Residuals

On the WGA website, there's a PDF called Schedule of Minimums.

Writer salary for guild signatories can be found in there, I'm pretty sure that there's a part for residuals.

If you can't find it...
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