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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-31-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,047
Posted By figment
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

I can decide which one you are.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,047
Posted By figment
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

A brief lesson in writing impactful dialogue in these troubled times.

I had to scroll down the comments where people were deciphering some of it. "I'll knock yer father out in fronta ya" was quite...
Forum: Films 03-25-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By figment
Re: Films that handle theme well and those that do it poorly

Since jealousy between the brothers causes a lot of the acting out and emotional turmoil, you could simply say that jealousy is the theme.

Or, it's not what's in the ring that destroys you, its...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-23-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By figment
Paradigm Signs WGA Franchise Agreement

Paradigm just signed. But they also previously laid off a bunch of agents.

https://deadline.com/2020/03/paradigm-signs-5-year-wga-franchise-agreement-1202890444/
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-09-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,047
Posted By figment
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

They pushed back the Bond release date to November.

https://deadline.com/2020/03/no-time-to-die-release-date-moved-coronavirus-mgm-1202873876/
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-07-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By figment
Re: Writing copyrighted material

I did this a couple years ago. Couldn't get this compelling figure out of my mind. Read a book on the company she started. Wanted to write the biopic. Saw that many, many of the other sources I...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 02-21-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By figment
Re: Proud to announce.... ESTHER!

Very cool. Congrats. :mpopcorn:

"Orphan" freaked me out so this will be great!
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-20-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By figment
Re: Scriptshadow

This script was featured on his site and producers saw it and it sold, and the writer has since sold another spec....
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-18-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By figment
Re: Coverage from Scriptapalooza

Remind me never to piss FA4 off.
Forum: Films 02-15-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By figment
Re: Doctor Sleep

I think for sure he would have a great yard. Fun fact: that dog was/is Cooper's actual dog.
Forum: Films 02-15-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By figment
Re: Doctor Sleep

OT:



In my mind, the dog ended up with Ally's best friend, Ramon, played by Anthony Ramos. Ally and the brother would both be on tour nonstop (the brother helping some other singer). Ramon seems...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 02-09-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By figment
Firehouse theater story

As the glitz and glamour of the Oscars happen tonight, a friendly reminder that movies are for everyone.

Touching story on CBS Sunday Morning about a man in a small town who has used his life...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-02-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By figment
Re: What's the difference?

A lab is usually where you send a script and if it gets picked you travel to where the lab is being held, and stay on site. Think a week-long summer camp, or writer's retreat type situation. You have...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-01-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By figment
Nicholl 2020

Nicholl 2020 is opened for entries.

https://www.oscars.org/nicholl/about

-- Early deadline: March 6 ($48 entry fee)
-- Regular deadline: April 9 ($63 entry fee)
-- Late deadline: May 1 ($88 entry...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-01-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By figment
Re: A Page-One Rewrite for Free??

I'm continually astounded by people who think all you need to write is some free time on your hands, you know, an hour or two here and there, and bingo -- a stellar script magically materializes...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-22-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,340
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine Impact Using AI to Select Candidates...

A lot of those loglines don't appeal to me, but I didn't read any of the work so who knows? At least they're trying something to make room at the table, and paying the writers 40k regardless of a...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-19-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,410
Posted By figment
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

From the TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Scripts from overseas – we are looking for writers with whom the BBC can develop a strong working relationship and who have something to say that will appeal to...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-19-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,340
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine Impact Using AI to Select Candidates...

Because there is no entry fee and a 40k stipend awarded per writer or team, I assumed the huge amount of questions on the application were (in part) meant to stave off so many entries. It doesn't...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-27-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By figment
2019 scripts to download

Go into the Story is starting to put up new 2019 scripts to download if you're interested. Some new titles include:

-- Dolemite
-- Knives Out
-- Joker
-- The Irishman
-- Just Mercy
-- The...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 11-16-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,340
Posted By figment
Re: Imagine Impact Using AI to Select Candidates...

Very interesting.

Quote from article: The technology searches for diverse applicants–Mitchell explains they look for people who have overcome challenges in their careers or lives–with...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-14-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,568
Posted By figment
Re: When you query ...

I legit just laughed out loud. Oh, man. Trust me when I tell you -- you are completely mistaken.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-28-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,314
Posted By figment
Re: Looking for an agent

I mean... you haven't read any of it, so... that advice might be crap, though. Sometimes it's the way something is presented -- especially if it's sort of YA territory -- a 13 Reasons Why or Euphoria...
Forum: Films 10-18-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By figment
Re: Joker

Spoilers...



Sure, but (for me), if there were more of an escalation rather than just piled-on trauma after trauma I would've been more involved with him as a character -- rooting for him to...
Forum: Films 10-18-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By figment
Re: Joker

Wow, this movie was hella dark.

For me, if he had had one scene of defending someone else, before everything goes unraveling on and on and on, it would've made me feel sympathy for him. For...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-16-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,907
Posted By figment
Re: Advice needed from repped writers (spec related situation)

I think this is the real question you're asking.

I'm not repped, so anyone correct me if I'm wrong.

But this person has no claim to your script AT ALL. They repped it for 8 years. But didn't send...
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