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Forum: Screenwriting 05-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By figment
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

I mean, yeah, that's what I just said. I said I have a bias against you. And you responded with -- This proves you have a bias against me!!

Exhibit A for loving to argue.

And... I'm out. Happy...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-24-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By figment
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

Rom-coms aren't my thing, thanks anyway.

Honestly, my only bias against you is that you seem to relish arguing about everything, for no real purpose.

It's just writing, not everything has to be a...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-24-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By figment
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

Yes, procrastination by way of lecturing others on structure instead of actually writing. That's because writing is hard and lecturing others is easy. It's easy to know everything, until you have to...
Forum: Basics 05-24-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By figment
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

The thread the OP is posting in is literally called BASICS, so I'm not sure you can fault him for that.

That said, I do agree with the gist of what Tiger's saying: like everyone else that writes...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-22-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By figment
Coronavirus crime

Ousted chairman of Aviron Pictures accused of fraud by Feds (say that three times fast). Accused of using 1.7 million of coronavirus business relief for personal use....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-22-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By figment
Syndicate Ent email?

anyone have this structure?
Forum: Screenwriting 05-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By figment
Re: Archetype vs stereotype

I understand your larger point, but I actually do think this after seeing certain movies. Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, The Social Network, (anything with a lot of characters and thru-lines) were all...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-17-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2020

35k, actually...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-16-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By figment
Re: LA Area Code...

Well, it would be memorable. Too bad you don't write horror.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-15-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2020

Gah! That has to be a record, no? I guess everyone had some extra time on their hands from the Pandemic.

Yeah, I just kissed my chances goodbye too. Those are needle in the haystack chances.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By figment
Re: Lit Agent for Dope-Ass Teen Sci-Fi Novel?

Nathan Bransford (who used to be a lit agent and is a both a traditionally published and self-published author) posts a lot about the industry.

He's not going to give you a referral but under the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-11-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,502
Posted By figment
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

So if it's your work the industry "is built on getting passes."

But if it's someone else's work -- they, of course, should be able to get 8's from no-name readers on the BL for any script they...
Forum: Films 05-05-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,107
Posted By figment
Re: Random film thread...

I watched The Way Back (Affleck) before the Pandemic. You sort of know where it's going, no real surprises. I did like the way his character lied so easily and about virtually everything -- felt...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-03-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By figment
Re: List of free screenwriting competitions?

The Script Lab has this one that's free.

No idea if it's worth it in any way. You might get what you pay for.

https://writers.coverfly.com/competitions/view/tslfreecontest

From the contest:...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-01-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2020

Nicholl Reader Excerpts are up.

You've got to keep scrolling down to read them, because they're mixed in with other posts.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/NichollFellowships/posts/


Kudos to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-01-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,502
Posted By figment
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

Hey, EdFury or anyone else --
What is the Austin being worthwhile based on? Because I hear that a lot but I never hear anything about their winners at all, much less them getting a rep out of it....
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2020

The rules say this: a late deadline entry fee of US$88 (by 11:59 p.m. PT on May 1).

So, yes, you can enter on May 1st.

imo, I wouldn't wait until the very last minute of May 1st, because that'll...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-21-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By figment
Re: Tom Benedek - Outlining Class

Just in googling I came across this on reddit, this response was about four comments up from the bottom of the thread -- I believe this was a paid class:...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-17-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,792
Posted By figment
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

Thanks Up.


Yeah, I get that. I've gotten Nicholl QF 4 times; got an "8" on the blacklist. The problem with that 8 on blacklist is it gets you downloads but then you have no way of knowing who's...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,792
Posted By figment
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

Ahh... thank you, Manfred and Up. That clears it all up. I don't want to end up on the Red List, but entering the Launch Pad doesn't mean I will. BUT Red List will start developing a "score" for my...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-15-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,792
Posted By figment
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

Thanks for the info, Up.

When I clicked the "submit" form it goes here, and says it's the "checkout via coverfly."

There's some other coverfly thing (or that same one?) that lists a bunch of...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,792
Posted By figment
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

I've never entered Launch Pad but thought I might give it a try after this reading through this thread. A couple questions:

One thing I noticed in looking over the list of winners/top 75 is that...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 04-09-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By figment
Re: Nicholl 2020

I just squeezed into the Nicholl "regular deadline" with a new script today. I'm bleary-eyed and uncertain about it because I had no time to let it sit, but I didn't want to pay more money for the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-08-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,302
Posted By figment
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Friday go outside!! Go for a walk. A long one. You could also go through a drive-thru and get something to eat. If you need something at the grocery store, go get it. If you sit and watch the news...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 04-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By figment
Re: Paradigm Signs WGA Franchise Agreement

Um, well... that's a lot going on over there, huh? :eek:

"... Gores is cited in the tales of unrewarded loyalty, repeated claims of “his sexual dalliances with prostitutes” hired with company...
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