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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-16-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Merrick, just out of curiosity ...


What was the final word count and the final page count? (I know you said 164 for the page count.)


For word count, use LibreOffice or OpenOffice. They give...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-15-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

I do not think that anyone was being rude. Believe me. I have been here for about 20 years, and I have seen real rudeness (especially in previous years).


The comment about the DVD was more a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-15-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-14-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Gee, there are times when I really, really wish that Jeff Lowell and Craig Mazin were here.

Everything that Will said is true.

I do not intend to repeat and discuss everything that other people and...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

I was glad to hear that you enjoy Fade In. It is definitely the screenwriting application for any serious writer. (Yeah, yeah, I know all about "You've got to use Final Draft, because it's the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-12-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Need Help Converting From Moviemagic To Pdf

And please let us know how things go.

I really do not mind helping, but the Bullzip PDF print driver may solve your problem.

Screenwriter 6 (if that is what you are using) is a really old...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-12-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Need Help Converting From Moviemagic To Pdf

Pickerman,


I do not have Screenwriter installed on my current desktop, but I have the disk, so I can install it if necessary. Send me the Screenwriter script AND the PDF.


Here is the thing: If...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-10-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Emagine Content

I had never heard of a pitch deck, but I do not work in the industry.


I googled and turned up this article from Script Mag. I browsed it and thought that it was helpful. I saved the link for future...
Forum: Research and Resources 08-10-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By ComicBent
Re: ANI, AGI, ASI Grey Goo Forums to Ask Questions

Lisa, I really do not know what you are looking for.

But this website is interesting for its many links to various aspects of filmmaking. It looks as if it would be fun to...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-05-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Screenplays (i.e., "scripts") need to be in a Courier font. You can find various varieties of Courier, but they all look very similar, and you do not have to worry about which variety you use....
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-05-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

For box office numbers, it is probably better to have some people screwing no later than page 3. ;)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-04-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

A few years ago we had a similar thread about word count. Nearly everyone dismisses word count as irrelevant. However, it does, in fact, correlate reasonably well with page count.

When I ran my test...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-02-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Synopsis -- Producer to Financiers

I hope it all works out for you! :)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,283
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Buy 'Fade In'. I think it is still $79. Free upgrades. You can use it on all of your computers. Check the website (http://www.fadeinpro.com).


It sounds as if you have, in effect, created a script...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-30-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft 10

The PDF of a script ought to be smaller than the .fdx file. Using a FD file that was about 450K, and the Windows version of FD 10, I got about 250K for the PDF produced through FD (it was actually...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-30-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft 10

Using an upgraded version has nothing to do with the problem.

I have had many email requests for help from desperate people from all over the country, through the years, about this Final Draft...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-30-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft 10

You are doing the right thing in thinking about transitioning over to Fade In. You will not be disappointed. Also, if you have any lingering doubt about using Fade In because it might not be...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-28-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Final Draft 10

I just happened to see this.


You are screwed.


Seriously, I have seen this problem (in others) for several years.


I have a completely sincere answer, in four parts:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,434
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

My answer is simple.

Write a novel and see what happens. That is the only way that you will ever know.

First, see if you can write one. Second, if you succeed in the first step, take a look at the...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 07-25-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Silver seeks script savvy help...

Dan, I know you are right, but what a downer!

I looked up an article on all of this by using Google, and read it.

This is obviously just a racket that exists because lawyers, like sharks, look for...
Forum: Films 07-25-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By ComicBent
Re: RIP Rutger Hauer

I did not know that he had died, but now I understand why some people on the radio were talking yesterday about the famous short speech from Blade Runner.

I saw him in many things.

Ladyhawke was a...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 07-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By ComicBent
Re: "THE LUGNUT LIST" -- The Mechanic's Top 10 of 2018

Because I was out of town in May and June and half of July, I did not see these lists till now.

I could see some possibilities for some of the selections, but the only two that really grabbed me...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-08-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

I had just left town when this discussion took place, and I did not see it till now.

I could write a whole long essay on this, but don't panic! I will not do so.

In short, really short:
They...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-28-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 26,207
Posted By ComicBent
Re: TitanCreed's Coverage Service!

Others have shared TitanCreed's notes with me.


He does good work.
Forum: Television 06-28-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Craig Mazin's "Chernobyl" HBO series

I read all five scripts. They are definitely worth reading.

To answer Karsten: A dramatic retelling, even when it is faithful to the general story, is not a documentary and should not be. Composite...
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