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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-26-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,857
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Strike

Found it for you after an exhaustive 15-second search:

https://apps.wga.org/signatorycompanies/
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-02-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: How much do TV programmes sell for?

Actually, the absolute minimum for a pilot is 150% of the minimum for a normal episode of that kind of show. A working writer with a quote -- or a project with any sort of heat -- is going to get...
Forum: TV 04-27-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,597
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: 'Nother staffing Q:

Haven't you already? It's about Gabriel Medina and the dark underbelly of surfing, right?

Not to imply, of course, that you lack subtlety.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,103
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Paying WGA dues

That's complicated. The problem for writers at lower income levels is that they get caught by the AMT (alternative minimum tax), which means in effect that you can't deduct agent/manager. But if you...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-26-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 112,449
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: LA Agents: The Bumper list of Boutiques

Due to consolidation in the industry and the difficult current environment all but a tiny handful of literary deals are handled by the following eleven agencies (listed roughly in order of...
Forum: TV 12-11-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: The Miniseries

Like other scripted programming, a vast majority of event series are sold via pitches from writers/producers with whom the network wants to be in business. To the best of my knowledge nobody has...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,306
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Are original concepts wanted by Hollywood?

You're read all of his scripts?

I suspect that if you're ever fortunate enough to break into this business, you might be a little less snide about someone's imdb page and eventually come to realize...
Forum: Films 11-01-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,393
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: The LEGO® Movie

The fact that he's called "the special" might be your clue that this is a riff on the cliche.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 10-02-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

I'm not engaging in this ridiculous back-and-forth because I expect to change your mind. I'm responding to this idea at the top of the thread--and espoused elsewhere--that the only authentic way for...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 10-02-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

Frankly, I don't care what you think of gurus or books or anything else. All I'm saying is that I learned valuable things about the craft of screenwriting from books, therefore books can help people...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 10-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

There's a substantial difference between these two statements:

1) It's bad because it didn't work for me.

2) It's bad and it won't work for you.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 10-02-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

On the other hand I think that we should all pause to admire the chutzpah of arguing that the way someone else learned didn't work for them.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 09-30-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

I don't know how to respond to this other than to repeat that you are describing what worked for you. Other people learn differently.

I thought the most interesting piece of that video was his...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 09-26-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

Slate posted a five-minute interview today with a novelist and professor of creative writing that touches on a bunch of these...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 09-26-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

My point is that there is no universal answer to this question. I don't happen to be a big fan of Save the Cat, but it does a good job of outlining common elements in a certain type of studio movie....
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 09-24-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

I assume that Koppelman is exaggerating to make a pedagogical point, which is a technique often used by educators--whether they be of the academic or practical variety. I make that assumption because...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 09-24-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

Education doesn't only come from educators.



Who is talking about seminars? The price of reading a book is what you pay for a book, which is true of Aristotle or Field.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 09-24-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,862
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Brian Koppelman's Vines

This is a depressingly limited view of the value of education and intellectual exchange. Maybe there are a few autodidacts who can just read the Poetics and a stack of professional scripts and then...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-08-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 34,270
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Question about TrackingB contest...

I'm not taking issue with you mentioning historical quarter/semi/finalist placements. Are you really telling me that it's the policy of the Academy that an employee at his sole discretion can log...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 34,270
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Question about TrackingB contest...

Nicholl semifinalists and quarterfinalists are posted on the website. Whether someone entered in a given year is not, nor are the details of their p.s. letters.

There is a big difference between...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-08-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 34,270
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Question about TrackingB contest...

This is the second time in several days that you have disclosed a person's entry history and results to make a point. Which strikes me as both ethically dubious and beneath the supposed standard of...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,704
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: The Happy Writers

You might as well be the fireman in this clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUrrn8uj5fo
Forum: Script Deals 02-07-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,056
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Pontius Pilate vs. Herod

The fact that a historical figure led an interesting life and spent time with notorious people is not a hook.

The script you're badmouthing is about an amoral man who is forced to confront his...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-26-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,656
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Black List vs. Spec Scout vs. InkTip vs. ScriptPimp vs...

We'll have to agree to disagree, but I am in awe of this reference. Well done.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-26-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,656
Posted By Wes Tooke
Re: Black List vs. Spec Scout vs. InkTip vs. ScriptPimp vs...

I also found that odd for two reasons:

1) I had appreciated that Franklin had made it clear that the two ventures were only loosely related and that 3.0 will have to be assessed on its own...
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