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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-18-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

All this seems so obvious now (after reading these responses).

Thanks guys.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

bono, zero results so that's why I thought I would get your guys' comments before continuing. (probably won't be based on the comments) but glad to hear of your luck... love to hear success stories.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By socalwriter1
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-11-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By socalwriter1
Seeking Suggestions for What to Ask When Contacting Industry Execs Cold

I’m talking specifically of people like entertainment lawyers, casting directors, finance people, etc. who have significant contact and work in the industry but who are not producers, actors,...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-24-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Screencraft Contest Deadlines

this is not one of the usual biggies to enter... any particular reason why you selected this one? do you (or anyone else here) know of past winners/finalists who had success afterwards?

just curious.
Forum: Basics 08-15-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By socalwriter1
Use of famous saying within the dialogue

Used the "Search" and found something from 2005 but not exactly what I'm looking for...

I want to use a common/famous saying/quotation within the dialogue such as, "Christmas will always be as long...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-10-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Final Draft Converting to pdf Query

Thanks guys.

Centos, I already have cutepdf but it doesn't bring the title page with it. However, someone just mentioned there is a workaround to this problem so I'll try that and see if that...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-06-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By socalwriter1
Final Draft Converting to pdf Query

I want to convert script to pdf.

I have an older version of FD and when I try to "save as pdf," I get an error message "Printer Name is Invalid." It looks like it's looking for Adobe Acrobat which I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-29-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Cold query emails--just the logline?

I've tested a large variety of query formats with different types of subject lines, salutations, body, endings, etc. When I read of someone having success with their query, I would emulate that...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Flat Out Rude?

Catcon,

Your response brought a smile here also... also inspiring...

When (not if) you sell that period piece, let us know... that'll be inspirational too!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-23-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Flat Out Rude?

Catcon,

re: "this is the one in which I'd pitched the company (but not always this individual, of course) 38 times before getting this request."

Am I understanding this right that you pitched the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By socalwriter1
Querying a Mgr. or Agent Writing in the Same Genre as Their Other Clients?

Say I focus on writing in the horror genre. Should I skip querying a mgr. or agent who already has a successful client writing horror?
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: expensive scene - low budget film

thanks guys. this is another case where not having direct knowledge of the hands-on film making process is a handicap so i appreciate everyone for sharing their knowledge here.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By socalwriter1
Expensive scene - low budget film

the protag is a pilot of small planes that is relevant to the story. but the first scene calls for him flying a plane that is a set-up for something later in the story. Because this is a low-budgeted...
Forum: Basics 10-24-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,929
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

Thanks guys for the insights. Much appreciated.
Forum: Basics 10-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,929
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

Thanks everyone. This is what I needed to get my brain thinking.
Forum: Basics 09-30-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,929
Posted By socalwriter1
The Opening - Problem vs. Opportunity

I've been reading this since forever:
In the opening, show the protag’s everyday life and then throw a problem at them that changes everything.

Instead of a "problem," can we present an...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-20-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Querying In The Summer Months

Catcon, I agree totally; the turnover is amazing in the industry.

When you re-query a firm (agent/managers or studios/producers?), do you mention that this is a polish that you sent them years ago?...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Pitching as a Lottery

Hey catcon, here's some motivation/encouragement for you... I've come across some prodcos that prefer or only accept Canadian writers. Go get em'!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-28-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: The "Double Query"

I concur with just about everything with what Catcon has posted based on own experience. I've tried the P.S. route in the past and the few responses indicated to me that they never read that far down.
Forum: Basics 06-22-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Format at FADE IN

Thanks guys for the quick, and thoughtful, responses.
Forum: Basics 06-22-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By socalwriter1
Format at FADE IN

The script begins in King’s Auditorium in London where a band is playing the Beatle’s music to an audience but I want us to first focus on three posters on the wall. The music and crowd noise are...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-07-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Pseudonym

Thanks guys.

TF - I had already found that article but I thought the info might be outdated. But I guess not.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By socalwriter1
Pseudonym

How does one go about using a pseudonym in screenwriting? Obviously one has to use their real names in contracts but how about in the credits? Thanks.
Forum: Basics 03-30-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,024
Posted By socalwriter1
Re: Anonymous characters

I like to give them distinguishing characteristics such as the Tall Man, Mr. Baldy, Mr. Mustache, etc.
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