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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-14-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By Vango
Re: When you query ...

Also just would add, the films you mentioned, there was more than 1 or 2 people behind them. Films are a huge collaborative effort, the greatest form of collaborative art in the world. There are...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-14-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By Vango
Re: When you query ...

I think there should be some consensus, yes. It doesn't have to be unanimous.



I had an agent when I was 21 when I was as naive as most writers in LA today. That was 10 years ago. Recently sent...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 11-12-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Vango
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-12-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,883
Posted By Vango
Re: When you query ...

I think if there's not a consensus on your work, then it's not ready. Finding representation is simple if your material is undeniable. Is your work elite? Be truthful with yourself, and results will...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-12-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Vango
Re: Opening scene

Script is your vision. Others add to that vision later.

Personally not a fan of stock footage in films. Actually never understood this technique and I think it's a cheap tactic that's used as a...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 11-07-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Vango
Re: Martin Scorsese's Op-Ed on Marvel and Cinema

Scorsese has his opinion, but it contradicts what art should be. Art isn't just about creating something engaging with its own unique spin. The job of an artist -- and everyone involved in the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-28-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By Vango
Re: Looking for an agent

Just some thoughts:

I'm not understanding the hook of this show. What is keeping me engaged? It is a good depiction of urban life, but I think it starts to get a little boring when the girl and her...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-19-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By Vango
Re: What do you make of this query response?

Who have you been sending your queries to? Have you been taking the time to research each person, or are you just blasting them out?

If the former, and after a few dozen you're still not getting...
Forum: Research and Resources 10-18-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By Vango
Re: Research... (consultants)

This is incredibly important for newer writers Gucci. I bring up Nolan a lot because he takes the time to seek out these consultants/experts in their field. For sci-fi, it is almost mandatory. It...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Vango
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Perhaps just letting off a little steam.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-18-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Vango
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

As long as you leave behind something you're proud of -- whether that's your work, your kids, your personal philosophy -- then you've done a great job, leaving the earth in a better place than it was...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-18-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Vango
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Interesting points. I will say though that nearly every query I've sent out to a producer has been read and the script has been requested. So they do get read. This year I was 6/10 on those, and had...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-12-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By Vango
Re: Best Jobs While Waiting For The Big Break in Film

I think the best job for an aspiring screenwriter is to get a job in professional writing. Copy, ghostwriting, academic writing, journalism. It also helps to absorb as much writing in all contexts as...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By Vango
Re: Manuscript Wish List

Nothing worth doing in life should be easy. It takes about a decade or two to master a craft.

Tons of published novels are crap. The prose is weak, stories are boring. Makes me wonder why I just...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By Vango
Re: Where do you like to write?

Seems like a perfect Larry David moment for you to step in and teach a lesson, Bono. KO them on the spot.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Vango
Re: Who Will Be The First To Put One Of These Satanic Horrors In Their Screenplay?

Oh wow! Thankful for logging onto DoneDeal during a break, learned something interesting today. A hurdy gurdy. I kind of like it. Nice post Story.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-07-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,125
Posted By Vango
Re: Nicholl 2019

In addition, becoming an Academy Nicholl Fellow (and finalist) means that the writers and their screenplays garner considerable attention from members of the film industry. Typically, any new fellows...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-07-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,125
Posted By Vango
Re: Nicholl 2019

Yeah it's tough man. Nolan is a genius in my eyes, and I don't think Nicholl would recognize Interstellar or Inception as a clear winner, which it would be in my eyes. Nicholl winners write amazing...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By Vango
Re: Where do you like to write?

Added some of those to my playlist. Thank you.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-05-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,125
Posted By Vango
Re: Nicholl 2019

Unacceptable! Both have made some of the most legendary movies of all time! It's just mind boggling to me, but at the same time, it is expected from the Academy! LOL!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-05-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Vango
Re: How Many Members On Done Deal Are Writer - Directors?

Not understanding this statement. Did you make an error?

The point I was trying to make, although may have failed to, was that if your writing and directing are equally on par, then you can for sure...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-05-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,224
Posted By Vango
Re: Where do you like to write?

It is tough for me to write emotional scenes without music. However, I only listen to instrumental music/movie themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug5IOh6PxWQ&t=18355s

If you're writing comedy...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-05-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Vango
Re: How Many Members On Done Deal Are Writer - Directors?

Is your directing portfolio as strong as your writing?
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,125
Posted By Vango
Re: Nicholl 2019

Gucci you make a lot of good points. The Nicholl is catering to something specific, it's very obvious that a lot of the scripts that advance deep would not do well (with an audience) if filmed. There...
Forum: Writing TV 10-05-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Vango
Re: Sitcom Pilot: Origin or Episode 2.5?

Comedies are sometimes episodic, not serialized, so perhaps that's what they are referring to Opie?
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