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Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By Bono
Re: What to Say to Writers...?

Encouraging your children and friends to keep on trying is one thing -- but if someone asks you for your opinion -- especially if you are a pro at this (or maybe almost a pro like some of us) -- you...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By Bono
Re: What's a reasonable amount of time to create a quality screenplay?

When you are Aaron Sorkin they wait for you. Also I'm sure some of it is exaggeration. Like he gets hired to adapt Steve Jobs book 2 years before the movie is shot and I bet a lot of things work that...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-14-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Bono
Re: CAA reached deal with WGA

Did anyone read the article and the news -- sounds like CAA went full "orange man" and just said they had a deal before the WGA agreed to anything. From what I've seen it's just PR push...
Forum: Films 09-09-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Bono
Re: Tenet

We all love movies. Support movies. I hope movie theaters stay around too. But I also think we have to stay home for now to stay safe and I live in part of the country doing well. If I lived in LA...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-08-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bono
Re: Script gained heat w/ agents then Covid hit

Managers are the way to go. Also did you check, those agents might already have left to be managers as the top 2 agencies seemingly are not going to agree with the WGA anytime soon and yada yada --...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-06-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bono
Re: The Last 10 Days

Now you made it gross.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bono
Re: The Last 10 Days

What flavor of jello?
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bono
Re: The Last 10 Days

The title of this thread is " the last 10 days" not 5, so can you kindly remove this post?

Yeah yeah, I'm annoying... you know I'm cheering for you. It will all work out!
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

The theme I'm hearing right now is the theme music at the end of the great TV show The Incredible Hulk as I walk slowly down the street with my spec in my hand trying to sell it to any car that...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

Might explain why I'm an unsold writer. Honestly, I'm sure each script has more than that going on, but that's first big idea that came to me.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

Good advice. Try new things and see if they work.

I never focused 100% on theme directly, but as I said before I think to myself: "What is this movie really about?" The heart of the story. But it's...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-05-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

My list of movies without a theme:







End of list.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

My point is I don't really think about theme directly when I write. It just sort of happens. So to me over thinking about theme gets in my way the same way other writers tell me hitting certain beats...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

I think that's more ALIENS (the great action sequel). "Evil corporations are going to kill us all." They had no idea the aliens were out there in the first one.

First movie ALIEN to me is about...
Forum: Research and Resources 09-03-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Bono
Re: Disney expert to write a blurb?

I once heard a Paul Harvey "rest of the story" about a young walt disney that beat an owl to death. So if the other guy falls through be happy to write that blurb up. I have seen many Disney movies!
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

My point about theme is that there is

1. what the writer was thinking
2. what a viewer thinks the theme is

They rarely line up. Doesn't mean they failed. This is literally the heart of why some...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-03-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bono
Re: Script gained heat w/ agents then Covid hit

How did you originally find the producer?

Also, pretend none of that happened -- you still have a great spec -- why can't you just go back to querying it as the first thing never happened and just...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 09-03-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,730
Posted By Bono
Re: Theme and Opposing conflict

I feel "theme" is one of those writer terms that literally would be debated in a creative writing class "what does "theme" mean to you" for an entire college class and never come to a definition...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Bono
Re: Forum/Board for Prose Writing

I never found one either, not that I tried hard. I flirt with writing a novel, 1/2 through one and it's probably terrible and I realize, oh crap, how can I get eyes on this.

But I would say, most of...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 08-29-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Bono
Re: How to WIN a Screenwriting Competition - NEW SCRIPTFELLA VID

Great way to show how loglines make all the difference and less is more. Be clear. Always.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bono
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

Reps I signed with did take out spec I wrote by myself in current form, but those didn't sell. This happened to me twice. Fun!

But the ones we worked on next is what I'm talking about...

And my...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bono
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

Well I hope your rep doesn't read this post. Ha.

But I don't think that's reality. Most reps PUSH clients in certain ways. And when you are first starting out or even me who hasn't sold something on...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bono
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

I hear you -- but my trusted friends keeps changing. It's crazy how that happens. So sometimes you got to be open. And some of the best notes I get are from non writers which is so weird. And some of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bono
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

I know what you're saying not sure there is such a thing a "clean read." But I do understand another writer is more likely to bring their own insecurity into it. Their own feelings. Their own hopes...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-28-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bono
Re: Made the Black List "Top List" - how can I use that?

I'm a guy that has too many ideas and would send lists. I'm not joking I wanted to send 50 ideas -- I'm thinking -- why not share them all. And my writer friends are like "send 3." And they are of...
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