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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,529
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

I highly recommend podcasting as an alternative to screenwriting. In a matter of a few months, you could build an audience large enough to nearly guarantee someone would publish your book.

Nothing...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-24-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 27,802
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Franklin Leonard

From an article posted 7/23 by Scott Myers on the Go Into the Story blog (official screenwriting blog of The Black list)

"Then there were the online writing communities where people could congregate...
Forum: TV 07-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Shadowing a Writers Room

Thanks to everybody who offered advice. I figured I'd follow up about how this played out.

I spent last week in the writers room for the show I mentioned, and it was definitely an amazing...
Forum: TV 06-04-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Shadowing a Writers Room

It's a really strange situation. I'll try to explain it the best I can.

So, there are these things called shows, and some types of shows take place in front of a live audience that usually consists...
Forum: TV 05-23-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Shadowing a Writers Room

This looks great. I'm checking it out now. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: TV 05-23-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Shadowing a Writers Room

He put me in a hotel downtown over the weekend for something unrelated to that TV show, and we had dinner on Saturday night. We were talking about his writing process, and he mentioned they were...
Forum: TV 05-23-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,985
Posted By GhostWhite
Shadowing a Writers Room

One of the creators of a hit show has invited me to sit in the room for a week to learn how they break their stories, but I'm not really sure how to maximize this experience. He's a big fan of my...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 04-25-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By GhostWhite
Featured Guest on Harmontown 5/20

Hey, everybody. Dan Harmon (Rick & Morty, Community) invited me to come on his show as the featured guest May 20th live in downtown LA after discovering my true crime podcast Cold Case Murder...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-30-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,776
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: What's The Point Of It All?

What's the point of it all?

I can't answer that from any perspective other than one which is subjective, but my opinion is this:

The point of screenwriting is not to consistently capitulate to...
Forum: Writing TV 08-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

I think this is what I needed to hear to finally let go and step off the ledge. Glad that approach worked for you. There are so many absolutely crazy things I want to write, but I hold back for fear...
Forum: Writing TV 08-17-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

Thanks for the feedback. Does this mean you don't want to do a table read of the script with each actor using the voice box from Scream?

(The archive is great, Steve. I have two more pilots open...
Forum: Writing TV 08-13-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

Great stuff. Yes, the logline needs work. It sounds more like a feature. I'll definitely check out VPF.

I've had way too much caffeine, so here's the breakdown on the question about the weaknesses...
Forum: Writing TV 08-12-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

Thanks again for your comments, Steve. I took the plunge on getting the third pilot reviewed by the Black List ...

Logline: A relentless DEA agent is forced to double as America's most elusive drug...
Forum: Television 07-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,291
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: True Detective, Season 2

This. The story has no spine. It just moves forward like it's being pushed by a broom.
Forum: Television 07-30-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,291
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: True Detective, Season 2

I liked this one, too. There was definitely some some strong character work.

The only thing that bothered me was that I think they might have gone just a little too far in revealing that Velcoro's...
Forum: Writing TV 07-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

Thanks for posting the links, Steve. I've been reading from that pilot archive for a while now, and I agree with carcar's assessment that it's a great resource.

I've scored 8s and 4s on the same...
Forum: Films 07-28-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,062
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Dustin Hoffman says cinema worst its been in 50 yrs..

I think it's important to note that compulsion has been in the process of eclipsing catharsis as the primary means of entertaining ourselves. Technology has created an incredible ability to...
Forum: Writing TV 07-27-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

The first pilot got an 8, but the second only got a 5 (8 for character, and mostly 7s for the rest of the categories, except one.) The reader felt the protagonist played too close to Walter White. Of...
Forum: Writing TV 07-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By GhostWhite
Questions About What to Write/How to Get Read

I recently wrote three crime-drama pilots with heavy family elements, but haven't had any responses from queries sent to managers. I generally execute unique ideas within familiar concepts, so it's...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,483
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: Can you go too far in Horror?

In accordance with some of the previous responses, I'll just reiterate that it doesn't take more than a cursory glance at your posts in this thread to realize you're a bright, passionate guy with...
Forum: Television 07-19-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,291
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: True Detective, Season 2

That time you needed to cast a lawyer for a serious, brooding drama, and chose somebody who not only got his break in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, but just killed it on Silicon Valley as...
Forum: Television 07-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,291
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: True Detective, Season 2

I really want to criticize this episode, but I'm afraid Vince Vaughn might shake me down for a percentage of my opinion. I heard the US military renounced waterboarding in favor of making prisoners...
Forum: Television 07-06-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,291
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: True Detective, Season 2

Yes, the Cadillac/chase scene was beyond stupid, and it's because we're still suffering the fallout of Kitsch and McAdams only being plot devices. The latter's "character" is so forced I can only...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 47,617
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: A good script vs. a sellable script

This wisdom is equally applicable to industry readers, many of whom pick up a few scripts and instantaneously undergo a self-imposed deification process that renders the misguided logic of believing...
Forum: Television 07-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,291
Posted By GhostWhite
Re: True Detective, Season 2

Great point. For me, what made season 1 amazing was an incredible sense of unity between character/plot, setting, and theme. Marty and Rust were essentially the two opposing halves of the male psyche...
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