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Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 10-04-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By nativeson
Forum: Basics 09-21-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By nativeson
Re: How much detail?

They’re called ACTION lines for exactly that reason. Things happen. Description, with few exceptions, should be limited to lines describing what’s happening. Avoid static description as much as...
Forum: Basics 09-18-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By nativeson
Re: Spec or shooting?

Depends on what the needs of the project are. *If* it’s a spec, best pair it down and make it as sparse as possible, easy to read, +/- a few tricks here and there (including asides, if you can do...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-07-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2019 - Help Please

P.S. - The Aloft used to be my favorite parking spot, back when it was a PAY LOT, LOL. Those bastards took my parking!:bounce:
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-07-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2019 - Help Please

From best to worst, WED-THURS-FRI have always been my favorite days. Sat is a damn zoo, and most people flake on last minute Sunday get togethers.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-13-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,797
Posted By nativeson
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

- Charging a fee to read is a red flag
- Having too many clients is a red flag
- Also being a producer is a red flag
- Not being associated with/having too few films in the “filmography” tab on your...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-30-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By nativeson
Re: A Kinder, Gentler Netflix

They sorely need to up there game in regards to streamer library. You’ve got their productions and a smattering of recent releases on one end of the spectra, and a deluge of indie garbage on the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By nativeson
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

There is no writing trick that will save a **** story :)
Forum: Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By nativeson
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

Over punctuated dialogue is just as tedious as overly granular formatting in action lines. It detracts from the story. ***Conversely*** (big ass conversely), randomly doing away with all commas as...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-10-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By nativeson
Re: Want/Need and Character Arc

Begging to differ on an earlier reply, in that the NEED *is* the arc. When they get what they need at the end, they’ve arc’d. Be it learning a lesson, changing somehow, etc. Often in relation to...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-11-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,405
Posted By nativeson
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Always remember: you are the rule, not the exception. Execs are busy. If your log line doesn’t sound like a MOVIE (that they’re interested in), and your comparibles are head scratchers, it doesn’t...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,353
Posted By nativeson
Re: WGA Firings

If there’s even a scintilla of a chance your comparables are off (there probably is), I’d skip it. Genre and finalist in subject line. LOGLINE FIRST, then whatever. Likely your week spots are the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,353
Posted By nativeson
Re: Worst time to try to find a manager/agent - or the BEST?

Gotta pay the bills after releasing that clunker. Maybe *not* the one you want as a manager?? :bounce:
Forum: Screenwriting 05-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,405
Posted By nativeson
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

Take that sh*t back to reddit :bounce:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-07-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By nativeson
Re: Story Into Screenplay

I recommend mood stabilizers.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-07-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By nativeson
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

BTW, Matt Dy (of AFF fame :) ) is a manager there now.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By nativeson
Re: Kendrick Tan at Madhouse

Their new company is listed on Imdb pro. IF there’s an internal email, there are ways... :)
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,730
Posted By nativeson
Re: Nicholl 2019

Yaz. This. Plus, if you’ve got one of those social issue topics, you’re in!
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-01-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,730
Posted By nativeson
Re: Nicholl 2019

Bwahahahahahha!!!!!!!:bounce:
Forum: Script Deals 12-29-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,980
Posted By nativeson
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,656
Posted By nativeson
Re: To Live In LA

There’s a crap-ton of industry events and meetups happening constantly in L.A. network like a mo-fo 😁
Forum: Screenwriting 11-02-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By nativeson
Re: When is it too much action?

And at the other end of Black’s minimalism is Deadpool; more granular, yet entertaining, as it *moves* quite well. Just like dialogue, the *action* should have a perpose in telling the story....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-28-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By nativeson
Re: WGA "No Writing Left Behind" campaign

As a very busy (working) writer told me over the weekend (at AFF), only heavy hitters (August and the like) can pull this. If you are not at their level and you try this, you will merely get passed...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 10-11-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,682
Posted By nativeson
Re: Austin 2018

Congrats, Y’all :bounce:
Forum: Script Deals 08-29-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,879
Posted By nativeson
Re: Intruders by James V Simpson

Look harder: https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt8211284/?ref_=m_nm_filmo_projindev_6
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