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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-18-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,306
Posted By martin
Re: Nicholl announcement went out today

Just out of curiosity, some mischievous soul should post the winners' PDFs somewhere for us the great unwashed to take a gander.
Forum: Writing Video Games 05-08-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,180
Posted By martin
Re: Adaptations you would like to write

I'm surprised no one mentioned GTA. You could argue the Fast and Furious series is a GTA writ large.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-23-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,342
Posted By martin
Singing in the Rain

My guess is that if you're leaning very strongly on genre, leaning with unrepentant glee on tropes and 'prefab' sequences a strong genre provides then 10 pages a day is very plausible. Quality, I...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-09-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By martin
Re: A Good Source For Short Screenplays?

I didn't even know this existed. Thanks!
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-09-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By martin
Re: Does this mean anything?

Agreed with all of the above. You're goal is to gob smack them and make them feel compelled to track you back. If they didn't, they're either not the ones meant to champion your stuff - which doesn't...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-09-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,352
Posted By martin
Re: Nicholl Fellowship's reader notes

Which sucks, of course. I've been on both sides of the writer-reader equation, and unless you're allowed to go very detailed, and you usually aren't (and maybe it's not the best strategy either) you...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-09-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,352
Posted By martin
Re: Nicholl Fellowship's reader notes

It usually is the case that, deep down, reader's notes are similar unless they're very detailed, because the general notes for a good and not so great script are in their essence the same. It grips...
Forum: Basics 06-09-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 32,567
Posted By martin
Re: VO vs OS vs OC...

Not wishing to annoy beating this dead horse but I just came upon what seems to me like a novel situation:

Usually I understand V.O. to be narration. Otherwise I prefer to distinctly state "TV...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-19-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By martin
Script length

I have a director friend from overseas who wrote a funny little horror movie that he wants to shop around to American and European investors but he is worried that the 70 page script will seem as too...
Forum: Basics 10-21-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,924
Posted By martin
Re: Continuous use of -DAY or -NIGHT

I've found a morale boost not to inquire too much the opinion of production people on the script - go ahead, guess what they usually think - it's really to whatever is your taste first, and then the...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-14-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,641
Posted By martin
Re: Sacrifice as a need???

Boom for Timmy. He nailed it.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-14-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,260
Posted By martin
Re: Inspiration vs. focus

Life anecdote: Because I am quite good (no bragging meant) at painting I used to go to paint under the supervision of a seasoned painter in this atelier, where amateurs mixed with people who won many...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-14-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,182
Posted By martin
Re: Male lead in romantic drama?

Good point. Duh. The title of the thread is romantic drama but we all went to the idea of a romantic comedy. That should tell you something about the male mind.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-14-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By martin
Re: Hacking scenes

Addenda: I, for one, will really really appreciate if someone who talked to a hacking expert would give us an insight. As to what's available, and I'm yet to see "Snowden" (not exactly hacking-...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-14-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By martin
Re: Hacking scenes

Good point, Dixon. It's also true that it's about the character, not the 'hacking' per se. I guess the meaning of the question is how to avoid the accusations of movies that with hindsight did not...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,182
Posted By martin
Re: Male lead in romantic drama?

I would say plow ahead with the idea. The fact that you haven't (or perceive that you haven't) seen too many movies like it:
a) Is a fallacy. You'll soon find countless examples (already mentioned...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
Posted By martin
Re: Writing character in Action

Obviously, you don't capitalize 'SISTER', just her name. Also, as it has been stated, the action should make it clear they're brother and sister. If they aren't, and it's supposed to be used as a...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By martin
Re: Show forum text on screen

That last recommendation was very helpful. The trick would be to put it succinctly and in an easy-to-read manner. Also, I would try to somehow make the style recommendations be part of the total...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-08-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By martin
Script corrections

a) Anyone wants to share their experience with corrections? Even the lucky ones who have intern-slaving assistant to do the chore. I have been pummeled pretty badly for a script that isn't entirely...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-01-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By martin
Re: The right way of setting up a writer-director partnership?

exhaust other avenues first. offer your service to local (high quality) film school students - or offer your services to producers at local film festivals - london must have a ton of those. even...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-21-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,490
Posted By martin
Forum: Screenwriting 07-13-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,490
Posted By martin
Re: How fast should you complete draft ZERO?

My apologies that I didn't see Bill Martell's post before writing mine. His is much more spot-on and it should end this discussion.
Forum: Screenwriting 07-13-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,490
Posted By martin
Re: How fast should you complete draft ZERO?

Physically, as an average, it should take you three months maximum, thinking you'll write two to three pages a day, plus revisions, plus typo passes (you should do several of those) handing it to a...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-02-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,854
Posted By martin
Re: Outlining

Depends on what's on the outline or on the cards. Depends on how clear the dramatic relationships are.

The trick - for me - is that it's a first attempt at organization. The same outline should...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-25-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,484
Posted By martin
Re: What is voice?

Voice is you; there is no other way to put it. It doesn't mean it's uniquely you. It is the choices that comprise a certain cosmology. F.i., short sentences are a common stylistic choice of many...
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