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Forum: Screenwriting 07-04-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bunker
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

I'm not quite sure what position you're arguing. I agree a screenplay is fundamentally different than a novel or a poem. I don't see anyone disagreeing with that. Other posters are using examples...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-02-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bunker
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

If you're intending to direct it yourself and you've lined up the financing, then I'd agree.

But if you're going through the traditional route of getting producers, execs, talent, and financers to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-28-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,377
Posted By Bunker
Re: So here's the situation, or rather dilemma...

That actually makes things more confusing for me.

Story-wise, how intertwined is the script with the article?

Is the article the basis for the story in the script (e.g., ARGO)?

Or was the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-13-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bunker
Re: I have a problem with a co-writer

Ugh. That sucks. What a mess.

Keeping in mind that I am NOT a copyright lawyer, here are my thoughts...

The answer to your problem is right here:

And he's right. You can't take his writing and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-26-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Bunker
Re: Pilot vs Novel and the Author's Rights

Wow. So much disdain for self-publishing in this thread!

Here's my story:

When my agent found out I was writing a novel, he tried to hook me up with a book agent at the NY branch of his company....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-19-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,749
Posted By Bunker
Re: Very unique situation - how to query manager/agent?

Yep. That's fine. Do it.

It's hard to give anything more than general advice without knowing the franchise or seeing the articles so that I can gauge the actual heat.

But I disagree with some of...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-24-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bunker
Re: Pleasing the Lead

It's kind of impossible for me to give much advice without reading the actual script. But I do think you should examine Terminator 2 for inspiration.

There's all sorts of action and excitement in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-03-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bunker
Re: Trapped down on the Spec-Farm

How many meetings has he set up for you?
How many contacts have you made because of this guy?
What kind of TANGIBLE positive impact has this guy had on your career?

Or is he paying you entirely in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By Bunker
Re: How much to charge if a producer is interested?

Is he BUYING the script for $1000?

Or is he optioning it?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,781
Posted By Bunker
Re: Daniela Garcia-Brcek - Circle of Confusion

She read something of mine once. She was super excited about it, said it was great. She was going to pass it around to some other people at Circle and then bring me in to meet the team.

Some time...
Forum: Films 08-17-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,757
Posted By Bunker
Re: BlacKKKlansman

To bring this back around to the review on Page 1...

Has anyone who's defending it actually read it?

The review in question is not a "different opinion" on the film. I'm not convinced the...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By Bunker
Re: Voice-Over

In CASINO, Pesci and DeNiro narrate EVERYTHING. Their VO runs over their own scenes, the boss's scenes, Ginger's scenes, the FBI's scenes. They even narrate each other's scenes. It's not even...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-08-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,397
Posted By Bunker
Re: John Zaozirny (Bellevue Productions)

Most production companies (and management companies that produce) generate a lot of ideas internally, and then try to find writers to turn the ideas into completed scripts "on spec."

Even at major...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-03-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bunker
Re: When manager only likes one script?

It's a tough place to be in, that's for sure.

When you're unrepped, every script in your catalogue feels like it has a chance. Every no is bringing you closer to the coveted yes.

But suddenly,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-18-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By Bunker
Re: Pitching as a Lottery

I find this sort of rationalization exceptionally DANGEROUS, and hope that any lurkers reading this thread ignore catcon's line of thinking.

There is one crucial, glaring difference between...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,945
Posted By Bunker
Re: Query Letter Success Stories

I got an agent at a major agency off a cold query.

I sent him just the logline and a note that I was a Nicholl semifinalist. He asked for the script and then passed it to his assistant. At that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-12-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bunker
Re: Querying In The Summer Months

I wouldn't overthink it. Querying is such a crap shoot that it's impossible to accurately time it.

Sure, some of your emails will vanish into the ether because people are out of town. But you never...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-10-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By Bunker
Re: Option Agreement for Short

9 times out of 10, I agree. Most likely, no ill will come of this.

But, then again, contracts are really only necessary for that 1-5% of the time that things get messy down the road.

I know a...
Forum: Films 06-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,582
Posted By Bunker
Re: Ocean's 8 -- Here We Go Again

This thread is really digging in on a couple comments that the actresses made during an incredibly long and highly-visible publicity tour. If that was the primary narrative of the publicity tour,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-15-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Bunker
Re: Manager issues/Disconnect - Is this normal?


The whole experience may even prod your agents into being more active in your career. Squeaky wheel, and everything.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-15-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Bunker
Re: Manager issues/Disconnect - Is this normal?

It feels like he's given you a good way to get out.

He's acknowledge that there's, as you said, a "disconnect." And that's fair. If that Page 7 scene is particularly violent, or graphic, or...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-05-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,855
Posted By Bunker
Re: Is it acceptable...

I would never tell my reader to put down my script and open up the THE INTERNET of all things.

An aside is distracting enough. If they actually follow through on your suggestion then you may lose...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-24-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Bunker
Re: Mentioning feedback in query letters

DEFINITELY shoot him an email.

As writers, we sometimes get stuck in our heads believing that anything that isn't a "yes" is, therefore, a pass. But it's not necessarily true. Things fall between...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-23-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bunker
Re: Can someone really do this?

If you want to submit it to managers and producers, go ahead.

I was speaking more about your ability to disentangle the project from this guy, and in which case, I do think you have an uphill climb...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-22-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bunker
Re: Can someone really do this?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. You're screwed. That script is gone.

He gave you the concept, which means he can already lay a claim to partial ownership. On top of that, he's bound to the...
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