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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-16-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By muckraker
Re: Advice needed from repped writers (spec related situation)

Unless it's the remake of LOGAN'S RUN. Haha.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-03-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,339
Posted By muckraker
Re: A Note about Notes

I had no intention to single you out on this, Bono -- as you say, they were just words that came to mind for you. I think all your comments in this thread are actually very good and constructive. ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-02-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,339
Posted By muckraker
Re: A Note about Notes

May be "just me," but the term "brutally honest" is like some echo chamber phrase that I've come across a zillion times in both requests for feedback from others and characterizations of feedback...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 10-01-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By muckraker
Re: Release form - standard or concerning?

You just have to hold your nose and sign unless you think they seem shady.

As a writer trying to break in, your job is to get read, not create obstacles to your success.
Forum: Films 10-01-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By muckraker
Re: Horror Movies

I'm not much of a fan, but I too would count the original HALLOWEEN as the best of the best.

Not a fan, yet I seem to have written 4 horror features and a horror comedy over the years, since I too...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-24-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By muckraker
Re: Web Series

I wrote the first three episodes of a fictional web series about American hikikomori with the intent of submitting to the New York Television Festival this year, and lo and behold they didn't have...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 09-24-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By muckraker
Re: I've got a movie coming out this week!

Fantastic. Good luck with it!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-04-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By muckraker
Re: Comedy Specs

I don't have a lot of time for these boards lately, but I write comedy among other things and from I am hearing nothing has changed from you have heard. I read for an agency as well and that's...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 09-03-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By muckraker
Re: GUN CRAZY on Scriptshadow Right Now

Thanks guys. I got beat out by higher concept stuff anyway.

Yeah I forgot I sent my script in until I got an email telling me it was selected. Just another avenue for exposure I had forgotten for...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 09-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By muckraker
GUN CRAZY on Scriptshadow Right Now

Hi all.

Shameless plug that my script GUN CRAZY is in the running in a mini contest over on Scriptshadow for the weekend read.

If anyone is so inclined, please feel free to check it out. Mine is...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 08-29-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By muckraker
Re: For you older folk (me)

I wrote my first feature spec in 1992. Maybe this latest one I just started will be my golden ticket. (Sigh).
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,529
Posted By muckraker
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

I agree one does not preclude the other. You're a writer, I don't think it matters much what the medium is, you're probably going to feel the urge to write something, so what's wrong with a novel? ...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-26-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By muckraker
Eighty Two Films

Hey all. Anybody have an email for Braden Aftergood or anyone else at Eighty Two Films they'd be so kind to share in a PM?

Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-25-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By muckraker
Re: Nicholl 2019 Results

Top 20%. Glad I didn't get my hopes up after so many years of not making the cut except I think two times in the Quarters years ago. Onward.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-25-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,236
Posted By muckraker
Re: Synopsis -- Producer to Financiers

Seems pretty straightforward to me. It's just an encapsulation of the major plot points of the story, in the order it happens. Basically this is part of what coverage entails, so the party can read...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-01-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,989
Posted By muckraker
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

I've read BALLS OUT back in the day and sure it's good.

The example actually seem to be confirming the OP's hypothesis, which is that the way it's written helps it stand out and heightens the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-11-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,869
Posted By muckraker
Re: Reputable agents/managers charging a fee to read

Resurrecting this to report that Chris Sablan is now in the pay-to-play space and wants you to pay him a fee to "consult" about your script.

Anyone repped by him should consider what kind of loser...
Forum: Films 05-21-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By muckraker
Re: Extracurricular Activities

Good on you brother. Wishing you much success with it!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,542
Posted By muckraker
Re: Had a bit to drink. Bear with me

Wellll, in all fairness, Docgonzo does have a point in that you do tend to come on here at points of existential crisis to relate how this producer stiffed you or that manager let you down. And yes...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-19-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By muckraker
Re: What's a realistic batting average on queries?

Frustrating, yeah?

I haven't plugged anything for quite a while, but unscientifically speaking I am going to say my request rate hovers around less than 5%. Others' mileage may vary.

Forum: Script Deals 12-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,668
Posted By muckraker
Re: My wife sold a pitch to Universal!

Very cool. Congrats to her!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-17-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,409
Posted By muckraker
Re: Agent, Manager, Or Both??

I'm no pro, but I've gone down this road a number of times.

I've never gotten a favorable response from an agent in cases like this, ever. The question immediately comes up whether there's an...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,106
Posted By muckraker
Re: I have no voice

Who cares? It's one person's opinion. Don't dwell on it and be prepared for much less kind feedback once you get your film out there. It's a tough business, and with social media and so forth...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-19-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,158
Posted By muckraker
Re: Daniela Garcia-Brcek - Circle of Confusion

I met her at a conference and she read something of mine and passed. She seems like a nice person but kind of a follower rather than a champion, and that opinion is irrespective of her passing on my...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,816
Posted By muckraker
Re: John Zaozirny (Bellevue Productions)

This guy sounds like a practitioner of the ol' "spec farm" approach.

Why doesn't he just write a screenplay himself based on his own idea and try and sell it like the rest of us? Because he can...
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