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Forum: Screenwriting 06-20-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By catcon
Re: Sex!!!!

This is not fair. I actually dove in thinking it was a discussion about how, and how much, you wrote into sex scenes in your scripts. Lascivious or not, I thought this would be a useful discussion!...
Forum: Films 05-25-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,866
Posted By catcon
Re: Random film thread...

I tell you one that I always disliked, yet it got a lot of glory: Short Cuts (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108122)

In particular, I despised the Downey Jr. character in that one. He played that...
Forum: Basics 05-24-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By catcon
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

Whatever leaves the lips should be in dialogue, except for grunts or groans or whimpers or screams etc.

Occasionally, I'll put in "she mutters indistinctly" in description, but that's it. That...
Forum: Films 05-23-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By catcon
Re: Escape Movies For The Pandemic

Aw c'mon, I say let's all suspend our cynicism and spend an hour and a half with Mia and the White Lion (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4844148) :thumbsup:
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-23-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By catcon
Re: Coronavirus crime

Not always due to greed. In the States, you've had big companies returning emergency funds they needn't have received, and up here in Canada, led by my Prime Minister Blackface, emergency funds have...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By catcon
Re: Legalities of submitting into competition

Please rain on people's parades. You never know if they've missed something, or hadn't yet looked closely enough... even if they actually had some old script locked in a drawer that may only be...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-22-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By catcon
Re: Wayfarer's Six Feet Apart Experiment

See Re: Legalities of submitting into competition (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?p=973190#post973190) for my final word on this 'competition'. :mad:
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-22-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By catcon
Re: Legalities of submitting into competition

You really have to, or pay your lawyer an arm and a leg to do it for you.

For instance, I was enthusiastic (as far as possible, these days) about this free-to-enter Wayfarer Six Feet Apart...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-21-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By catcon
Re: Wayfarer's Six Feet Apart Experiment

> complaint

My poor choice of word, no sweat

As it turns out, I went through Wayfarer's entire app process. I had to renew my NEXUS card so as to be able to travel to the US. That cost me $50USD...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-21-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,043
Posted By catcon
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

I can't provide any number, but they're quick to point out a large number of major award winners and blockbusters that "were on the BL".

It seems that posting the script on this site has become as...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-21-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By catcon
Re: Wayfarer's Six Feet Apart Experiment

Urp! New on their FAQ (https://sixfeetapartexperiment.com/faqs/): (Perhaps egged on my my and other's emails asking "Why, oh why, oh why!?"



Now, all I have to do is search for what a "work visa"...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-21-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By catcon
Re: Wayfarer's Six Feet Apart Experiment

It's free (my favorite word, and the only type of contest I'll ever enter!), so what's the complaint?

All they ask up-front is that that you respond to some "theme" and "how does your story sit...
Forum: Writing TV 05-20-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By catcon
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Density check, ha!

I've posted this (http://www.catconsulting.ca/stevegarry/files/aggressive_widoworphan_editing.jpg) before. After I finish the first draft, I go into 20 or 30 percent preview mode...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-19-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By catcon
Re: Selling spec vs. selling pitch

Well, I know you're not talking about moi (because in the example provided I accepted the offer of money to write from someone else's treatment, even though it didn't pan out). Plus, at the time I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-19-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By catcon
Re: Selling spec vs. selling pitch

This is probably not relevant here, but I think some of you are beginning to enjoy the 'outside the box' chase I'm engaged in, and I'm thinking my story has to do with pitch/assignment vs. specs,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-19-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,343
Posted By catcon
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Not really plain pitches, no. Very few. But, I started a thread about "social commentary disguised as genre", or vice versa? My recent reads are coming from pitches disguised as something else. ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-19-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,343
Posted By catcon
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

blumhouse-plans-film-shoot-universal-lot-insurance-risks-1294936 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blumhouse-plans-film-shoot-universal-lot-insurance-risks-1294936)

I am really pushing my...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 05-16-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By catcon
Wayfarer's Six Feet Apart Experiment

https://sixfeetapartexperiment.com
via
http://wearewayfarer.com

Note: On their FAQ, for U.S. residents ONLY :( :shifty: (and I had a good one for them)
Forum: Films 05-15-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By catcon
Re: Social Commentary Disguised...

I saw this, but also can't remember the name, who's in it, etc. to jog my memory.

This is a good thread. I didn't mention satires, but of course they're all social commentary (eg. Lobster) without...
Forum: Films 05-14-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By catcon
Re: Social Commentary Disguised...

Yes to all! I didn't get They Live at all, first viewing, but it's since become maybe my favorite low budget social commentary sci-fi, and Roddy Piper is such a darned ordinary hero. :)

My overall...
Forum: Films 05-13-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By catcon
Social Commentary Disguised...

... as genre, or social commentary wrapped in a genre.

Example:

It Follows (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888) might be a warning against non-commitment in an era of killer...
Forum: Films 05-12-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,866
Posted By catcon
Re: Random film thread...

I was going to mention Red Violin, but couldn't find it 'free' online to share. Terrific movie, though, with a wonderful score and a great perf by Sam Jackson. He didn't have to paint the air blue...
Forum: Films 05-12-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,866
Posted By catcon
Re: Random film thread...

Another great "free (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXuK6gekU1Y)" documentary: AlphaGo (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6700846), the battle between AI and humans in the game of Go. Great music score...
Forum: Films 05-11-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,866
Posted By catcon
Re: Random film thread...

Two thought-provokers viewed on consecutive nights:

Last Night:
Upstream Color (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084989)
- small budget
- pretty ambiguous
- sort of Lynch meets Cronenberg, in...
Forum: Films 05-11-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,866
Posted By catcon
Re: Random film thread...

Warning: Political content, but it's really a discussions of the power, persuasion and purpose of film in its documentary form:

Moore was just an EP on this, and I think was more or less along to...
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