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Forum: Television 06-05-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,833
Posted By CBurden
Re: Top Ten shows of past season

Just curious, did you see this season of Louie?
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-31-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,421
Posted By CBurden
Re: Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

How many entries would there be if everyone got to submit only one? Could be a lesson in knowing how to kill your own darlings.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-31-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,421
Posted By CBurden
Re: Halloween's "Back From The Dead" Writ Exer.

Opening final draft now. I need to produce pages at a rate of 1 per every two and a half hours. The horrors of halloween have truly begun.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-21-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,479
Posted By CBurden
Re: Halloween Benderspink read contest

Are we going to stipulate one entry per contestant this time around?
Forum: Research and Resources 06-28-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By CBurden
Re: Buying a controlling interest

Yep. For example, Google bought Waze just this week (though that was outright). The show Shark Tank is also based around this concept with tycoons offering entrepreneurs money for stake in their...
Forum: Basics 06-26-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,479
Posted By CBurden
Re: Opinions on "A beat"

I think he means ~10.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-25-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By CBurden
Re: WGF CRAFT YOUR FUTURE: Surviving and Thriving as a Screenwriter

I will be there as well. Who's in on the scriptnotes drinking game?

http://scriptnotesdrunk.com/
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-16-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By CBurden
Re: "Hip Pocketing"

Hip Pocketing usually means that they'll help you if you get anyone involved in a project but they aren't officially taking you on as a client. If you have a deal, you should use that to leverage...
Forum: Television 03-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By CBurden
Re: Bart Simpson gets "notes"

Could just as easily be viewed as a reference to a schoolteacher correcting a paper for non-writers.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 03-14-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,628
Posted By CBurden
Re: Specs that launched careers?

Shadow 19 -- Jon Spaihts jumps to mind.
Forum: Research and Resources 02-04-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By CBurden
Re: When somebody steals your MONEY

Something similar happens in Dark Knight Rising-- Bane makes trades on all of Bruce Wayne's stocks. I think they suggest that he might be able to get the money back, but it will take years of...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 11-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By CBurden
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,217
Posted By CBurden
Re: Halloween Hellraisers Writing Exercise

Voting is in progress. Voting is done by PM to DPaterso-- look at the first post in the thread with the scripts.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-01-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 22,741
Posted By CBurden
Re: Open Query letters to Michael B

Bride to Be:

Victoria has booked the perfect wedding and set the date. Now all she needs is a groom!
Forum: Screenwriting 10-23-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,734
Posted By CBurden
Re: Villains: Better that They Don't Believe They Are "Evil?"

Better or better justified? Is there a distinction?

Don't hate on no Alan Rickman.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-25-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,217
Posted By CBurden
Re: Halloween Hellraisers Writing Exercise

First Draft done-- 6 pages long at the moment.
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,217
Posted By CBurden
Re: Halloween Hellraisers Writing Exercise

So anything related to halloween? Nothing more specific?

I'm in either way.
Forum: Writing TV 09-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By CBurden
Re: Pilot or feature rewrite?

From what I understand from the Nerdist Writer's podcast, original pilots are the first thing they'll read, but they'll follow up with a request for specs of existing shows (though it varies wildly...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By CBurden
Re: Disaster victims in disaster movies

I feel like you're overthinking it. What's the purpose of these scenes in the script you're writing? Do they achieve that purpose and are they necessary to the story?

Don't worry so much about what...
Forum: Basics 09-05-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,585
Posted By CBurden
Re: still more passive verb nonsense

There's no easy way to search for passive voice, and a note about passive voice rarely means 'passive voice'. As said above, 'ing' verbs are (usually) present continuous (which is also called present...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-01-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,658
Posted By CBurden
Re: In working with a few young writers

Cardinal Mistake. Craig always searches his name. (Speak of the devil...)
Forum: Screenwriting 07-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,531
Posted By CBurden
Re: Rom-Com and the Rules and Conventions

Each episode in a television show has an arc as well, so I don't know what point you're trying to make here. At the end of a movie or any story, people want to feel that something happened-- the...
Forum: Films 07-16-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By CBurden
Re: Millennials seem to have little use for old movies...

As presented, the argument is spurious. He's using anecdotal evidence paired with his projections about a generation based on the other technology that they leverage in order to justify an untested...
Forum: Films 06-27-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,461
Posted By CBurden
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,104
Posted By CBurden
Re: Coincidences

I think they may have mentioned it in an early podcast as an offhand remark or I might have read it somewhere else, but coincidences can lead to conflict, but coincidences should never take the...
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