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Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Northbank
Re: Even when you have reps...

Let's be clear that I am not saying sit back and do as your told and shut up but consult your reps on this. Last thing you all need is inadvertently undermining a strategy. So you (not specifically...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-09-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By Northbank
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

Gersh and Paradigm at least talking to the WGA. APA can't as the head of APA is also the head of the ATA.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-02-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Northbank
Re: Possible Stolen Script

I'll tell you now that the management company knows the network, so now what? You have to show that the manager sent it to the network, not just that they know each other.

Also, managers are in the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-29-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Northbank
Re: Possible Stolen Script

This means just about nothing to a case like this. 99% of these cases are pure coincidence driven by a combination of what's selling, what's in the zeitgeist etc. You need to show direct access, so...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-12-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Northbank
Re: Gift ideas for Reps

Most reps appreciate but do not expect a gift. A good gesture is to get their assistant a gift. They need it more and did all that scheduling of your meetings and sending out your scripts etc.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Northbank
Re: Film Rights Problem

I'd guess that someone who publicly gave away the rights to everyone in the world doesn't want to have to hire a lawyer to go over the agreement that one writer wants to "make" him sign. Nor does he...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Northbank
Re: Film Rights Problem

If anyone can, and it's a good concept, you can bet every studio has looked at doing it already, and maybe has in development already. But if you have a passion for it, do it regardless.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Northbank
Re: Contest v.s Query Letters

Multiple high contest placements combined with a great logline is more effective.

Zero contest placements combined with a great logline is more effective.

Multiple contest wins with a lacklustre...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Northbank
Re: Film Rights Problem

Manga rights are notoriously hard to pin down with often multiple rights holders across multiple companies. I've seen studios take up to two years to sort it out. Someone saying they are the rights...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Northbank
Re: Packaging and Developing Your Screenplay

Well now you've brought a producer on to it which you did not mention but unless you have major leverage, you won't be a producer on it so no development fee, no producing on set, no fee to give you...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Northbank
Re: Packaging and Developing Your Screenplay

This doesn't make sense, please elaborate. What do you mean by "developing your screenplay"?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-25-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By Northbank
Re: I Got More Meetings By Starting a Screenplay Development Company

So much weirdness to unpack here!

What is a "Screenplay Development Company" - a notes/coverage service? Or a production company?

No, wait, you're looking to "sign writers, and own their work" - so...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-18-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By Northbank
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Sounds like you have good query if you get read so much. Good for you. I never said queries never work, my post was in response to the OP's ridiculousness. Frankly they don't even know what their...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By Northbank
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Honestly, this gets worse. So because your friends went to film school they are entitled to a career writing or directing? What are studios supposed to pay these kids to do? There's no guarantee of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By Northbank
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

You literally have no idea what you are talking about yet feel entitled to make absolute declarations of what people should and shouldn’t do. You could have said “interesting, I would have thought...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By Northbank
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

This is spectacularly bad advice, listen to JS90.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-11-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,012
Posted By Northbank
Re: Formerly Repped

Don't do this. Your reps are your partners, not your employees, nor your bosses. Discuss your old scripts with your rep and be honest with yourself and them as to their quality if they are early...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-06-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,900
Posted By Northbank
Re: New Philosophy

The issue here is that reps don't like to rep half a team. It's more work than repping a solo writer or a whole team as instead of just getting on with the work they have to constantly consult...
Forum: Films 08-29-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By Northbank
Re: What has been your favorite Summer movies so far?

Not defending the original vs. franchise output of Hollywood but disagree on US. No more a sequel than NORTH BY NORTHWEST is a sequel to THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.

1939, considered one of the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-25-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,791
Posted By Northbank
Re: Do people query on weekends?

Trying to break down times when people are in meetings, or just in the mood is pretty funny.

Do not query on holidays.

Beyond that there is only one rule for when to query and that's when you have...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By Northbank
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

If this is considered rude or insulting then so be it. I am trying to be cruel in order to be kind. Sending out a 164 page script marks you as a first time amateur who hasn't honed their craft and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By Northbank
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

No! You can send a query including the logline to anyone in the industry but never, ever just send the script without their permission. You send a query, they send a release form back (in most cases...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,104
Posted By Northbank
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

This was my point, "Contest Winner" might get the query read, the logline will get the script read (or not) and the writing will get you signed (or not).
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,104
Posted By Northbank
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

I said "much harder" to resist, not impossible.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,104
Posted By Northbank
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

Remember the poem graph from DEAD POETS SOCIETY?

"'Understanding Poetry,' by Dr. J. Evans Pritchard, Ph.D. To fully understand poetry, we must first be fluent with its meter, rhyme and figures of...
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