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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-16-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By TravisPickle
Selling spec vs. selling pitch

hey all

got a project ready to go. it's as writer-director. have a few buyers lined up who are ready to pull the trigger. what I am giving them: a 25 page treatment and a look book detailing the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 784
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: LA Area Code...

I think any of the codes listed in the thread are a good option. Frankly, if there's ONE good thing to come of this Covid madness it's that it has proven how you don't need to be in Los Angeles to do...
Forum: Basics 04-24-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By TravisPickle
Look books

hey all

for my next pitch I have decided to finally learn how to make a look book.

what's the go-to program for this kind of endeavor? InDesign? Illustrator? Powerpoint?

thanks!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 04-08-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By TravisPickle
Writer/Directors and the WGA

Hi all

I'm a writer/director caught in this messy WGA/ATA stand-off.

I am (was) repped by one of the big agencies and I am a classic example of someone who worked incredibly hard to find a great...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

RE: whether or not a writer MUST have directed shorts prior to pitching himself as director... here's what I have learned based on my experiences:

- A writer's biggest asset is his/her ORIGINAL...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

lol okay! here are the missing clues...

- Producer is an Exec at a production company. young guy- early 30s.
- He asked me if I have directed before, I said yes, he said "great - send me the shorts...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

sorry, Bono. what should I clear up?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-24-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

I think that's right.

I directed a bunch of shorts in grad school, got signed as writer/director, started writing for a living, and didn't direct anything since grad school.

and you are absolutely...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

haha I seem to recall cutting a highlights reel of "random awesome shots" and setting it to "Scarecrow" by Ministry some time ago... amazing what Industrial Music will do to bad dialogue!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

we were talking about my background and they asked if I had directing experience. I mentioned directing student shorts and that was that.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Old Shorts

sorry, I should have clarified:
I haven't directed a feature yet but my writer/director projects have had big actors attached to them. unfortunately, due to reasons out of my control, we never...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-23-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By TravisPickle
Old Shorts

Comrades,

I made some short films in grad school for loose change (10 years ago or so).

Shortly after that I became a "professional screenwriter" and never directed anything again- although I am...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Haha yeah I don’t think CNN is gonna start mining DDP for “gotcha” moments unless we all simultaneously hit JJ Abrams Level of Stardom in the next 48 hrs!!!!!

Thank Duck for open discourse!...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

I have always felt that the self-inflicted ghettoization by minority filmmakers, gay filmmakers, comedians, female filmmakers etc. fuels that very thing that they oppose: marginalization.

What I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-31-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

I’m afraid of being accused of cultural appropriation. True story.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Oh and nothing changes unless you have something produced that makes people a gazillion dollars
A week after the sale I was told a 10 page assignment take I had idiotically prepared (for free of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Re: TV sale... I wrote a pitch deck two years ago. Sat on my managers’ desks for two years.
I sent it to a producer who works with another producer who has a 1st look deal with the channel....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

The other project is a tv series I just sold
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By TravisPickle
Black List 2019

Hey all

Given the WGA/ATA situation , what do you think will happen with this year’s black list??

Agents usually take the helm when it comes to blasting scripts out.

Will it be a manager-only...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By TravisPickle
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

A lot of novelists wish they were screenwriters.

Why?

It pays more (when it pays).

It gives you enormous exposure (when something gets made)

It's... sexier. Because people watch movies/tv more...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-28-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Book coverage

Hey Coop-
It's for my spec writing.
Goodreads and Amazon sometimes have reviews with a little more plot-related info. But for the most part people don't want to spoil that stuff so they hold back.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-27-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By TravisPickle
Book coverage

Ever feel like you can’t keep up with your reading list?

I have a dozen novels I’ve picked up and want to sift through - they are all potential movies or tv series.

However it would...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-27-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By TravisPickle
Linking up with producers early on

hey all--

so I have an idea for a feature that I have been "soft pitching". I'd be writing it to direct. ideally I would like to collaborate with a writer from the country the story takes place in....
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,448
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: You're a producer, fo realz???

On a scale from one to ******* you are barely skimming the surface of the pathological shittiness that pervades our industry.

A decade ago I was in Paris as an exchange student, living the dream...
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