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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-01-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,746
Posted By mge457
Re: Blacklist Pro gave me a 10 - now what?

You should start to query managers, agents and low level execs from Blumhouse. Mention it's the top script on the BL with two 10s.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-27-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,512
Posted By mge457
Re: Networking with a manager at a company you work for?

This is good advice. Run your script idea by an assistant and see how they respond. If they're interested, they'll probably ask to check it out. I'd let them read before giving it to a manager....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-13-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,636
Posted By mge457
Re: Is it worth it?

Retain an attorney and have them pursue the case. If it's legit, there isn't going to be much blowback on you.

An acquaintance of mine (veteran showrunner) had a two year overall deal with one of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-24-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By mge457
Re: Selling Script

A lot of good points in this thread are being made by people within the industry. There are several things raising red flags in this post, so you need to make sure you're protecting yourself.

"I...
Forum: Films 02-22-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,434
Posted By mge457
Re: 50 Shades of Grey

Pretty bad. I couldn't believe how much of the second act was dedicated to a sex contract. Is this 50 Shades of Grey or The Paper Chase?
Forum: Films 02-13-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By mge457
Re: The Problems With Action Movies Today

Someone watches Every Frame A Painting.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,010
Posted By mge457
Re: Writer of "Gravity" says her lawsuit affects all writers?

Right. Your prior response nails it. In her initial complaint, there's not mention of Universal, which is odd, considering Warner Bros. bought the project out of turnaround from them. So now let me...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-03-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,010
Posted By mge457
Re: Writer of "Gravity" says her lawsuit affects all writers?

Does anyone else think she's getting terrible legal advice? The initial complaint filed by her attorney is poorly written. I say this as a former M&A paralegal who dealt with much larger companies...
Forum: Films 02-01-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By mge457
Re: Fant4stic Teaser Trailer

X Men: First Class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse are all period piece.
Forum: Films 01-09-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,207
Posted By mge457
Re: Best Film of 2014

Whiplash & Nightcrawler.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By mge457
Re: Another Black List Thread: To Query?

Query and mention the Black List score. I had a few managers waffle on reads, and when I mentioned my BL scores (two 8s) they read within 3 days. One even read that night and emailed me the following...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By mge457
Re: Guild membership points on low budget feature?

Just for you:



The reason I didn't quote the full sentence is because it doesn't actually make sense. If you're in the WGA, you have to work with WGA signatories (who are paying "WGA benefits")....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,400
Posted By mge457
Re: Help! Producer Wants To Move Forward, But Asks If I Can Invest

According to Studio System, this guy is also the co-writer on A FALL FROM GRACE. No one should be asking for an investment, least of all a fellow writer. Stay away.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-23-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By mge457
Re: Could a screenplay about...

Check out RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and WALL-E. The protagonists aren't human. Also two scripts take a similar approach- YELLOWSTONE FALLS and KODIAK.

If you have zero humans or it's not set in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By mge457
Re: Guild membership points on low budget feature?

Except for stuff like healthcare and residuals.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-28-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By mge457
Forum: Television 10-25-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By mge457
Re: Peeky Blinders

I've heard great things about this show, but the title does absolutely nothing for me. Will probably check it out, now that it's on Netflix.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,628
Posted By mge457
Re: If you could be repped by any management company which would it be?

Once you start talking about the big shops, it's really about the manager. That said, some of the top places are Management 360, Anonymous Content, Circle of Confusion, Principato Young, 3 Arts,...
Forum: Television 10-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,975
Posted By mge457
Re: Homeland - 4th Season

Spoilers ahead.

The writers were forced to reboot the entire show, and I think they've handled it very well. The show has made some bold narrative choices by exploring drone warfare, War on Terror...
Forum: TV 10-20-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,762
Posted By mge457
Re: Showrunner, me

The two posters above me have said all you need to know. Best case scenario is you're a writer/Co-EP and have a spot in the writer's room. That's it. I'm sure the showrunner will want to hear your...
Forum: Television 09-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By mge457
Re: West Wing vs. everything else

I felt Sorkin laid out his thesis nicely in the episode Let Bartlett Be Bartlett:

"...We're not going to be threatened by issues. We're going to put them front and center. We're going to raise the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By mge457
Re: Treatment Question

Per the responses above, it depends.

If you're searching for representation, don't do this. Your worst case scenario is them saying 'send it' and you don't have a script to send (they don't care...
Forum: Writing TV 07-31-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By mge457
Re: Movie or pilot?

Don't string the story along because you can-- do it because you have to. If you feel the world is deep enough and the characters are right enough to merit it as a pilot, then write it that way....
Forum: Films 07-29-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,514
Posted By mge457
Re: Movies with sparse dialog

There Will Be Blood
Lawrence of Arabia
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,385
Posted By mge457
Re: How to become a Manager for screenwriters?

This is ****ing scary. That's not all it takes to be a manager.

If someone wants to become a manager, I'd suggest working at a large management firm or an agency. It's a lot more than just helping...
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