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Forum: Screenwriting 09-05-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,246
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Four Thoughts on Screenwriting

1. Don't define your happiness or success by the highs and lows of screenwriting.

2. Make time for family and friends. Screenwriting isn't everything.

3. When you get paid for writing, buy...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-30-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,851
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Things I see over and over in amateur writing...

Let’s not denigrate writers by “amateur” status, Cyfress. I once challenged Jeff Lowell to a friendly writing competition six years ago when I was an amateur. Though I was beaten soundly, I had a...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-24-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,851
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Things I see over and over in amateur writing...

The questions I think about when I tackle a project are:

1. What is the main character's journey?
2. Who/what are the obstacles that impede that journey?
3. Why should the audience care about 1 and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Assignments/ Black List

Your reps aren't wrong but it's very important for writers to understand how they operate.

First, period film screenplays are more likely to sit in the read pile because movies based on them don't...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-25-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,521
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Blacklist and 10's

None of this really matters in the big picture.

You should be doing everything you can to: 1) get your screenplay made by producers who have the talent to get the finished products seen by an...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-07-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,988
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Overexposed on Blacklist?

Very true.

From my own experience, for the longest time, I used to lament "If only I could get read..." thinking that this was the hardest step.

And it is a big hurdle. It's extremely hard to...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-04-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,988
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Overexposed on Blacklist?

I know personally two undiscovered yet talented writers who got their big break via Black List website. One of them had the most amazing whirlwind month of agency, producer, and studio meetings this...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 03-17-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: "baby" writers?

I have bigger issue with "agent-cum-manager" mentioned in the article.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-23-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,270
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Good managers to query for an animated feature script?

The best way to break into the feature animation world is to have a screenplay that showcases your ability to write characters and universal themes. Because in the development process, premise and...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-20-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: TrackingB Feature Results Coming

Congrats, slupo.

My younger manager likes this contest a lot. I assume he's reached out to you. If not, let me know.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 12-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,527
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Beware of producers...

I believe there's a saying that goes something like "You can't con an honest man."

And in the film business, I think a lot of writers are so desperate to break-in that they let their "this sounds...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-04-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,767
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Anonymous Content

Anonymous is a great firm. And they have an amazing roster of clients that rival some agencies. That being said, you are far better off getting a manager who is excited about you than being at a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,487
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Director attached to a script...

This sounds to me like a free 9 month option to the director.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,092
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Next steps on The Black List?

I don't know if your blanket statement is even half-true to be honest. Most writers who write studio films are screenwriters who probably broke in with a strong feature writing sample that either...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 28,685
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Does "strikingly pretty" make you want to barf?

I don't see how "strikingly pretty" and "smells like fish" are the same thing. That being said, I wouldn't mind reading a script where a woman's introduced as "smells like fish" and an Asian...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 28,685
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Does "strikingly pretty" make you want to barf?

I believe that when a reader notices "strikingly pretty" in a description and makes that an issue, it speaks more about the reader than the writer. To infer some kind of sexist belief on the part of...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 28,685
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Does "strikingly pretty" make you want to barf?

To the thread question at hand. I didn't regurgitate during this thread at any point. So the answer is no.

To the larger issue, I think the internet tends to draw out extreme views that people...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Agents' or Managers' Assistants

Those accounts might be true. I'm just saying that the writer of RODHAM queried the manager, not the asst.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-01-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Agents' or Managers' Assistants

I believe he queried Mr. Arlook who liked the query enough to forward it to his then assistant.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-15-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,028
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Pro-Coverage vs Amateur Coverage

I co-sign everything Keith Calder says.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-24-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Career Questions

According to the WGA report, in the most recent year, 1,537 writers made a total of $343 million in features. That's an average of $223K a year.

3,508 TV writers made a total of $667.2 million in...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,036
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: A success story!

Cool story. Congrats. Hopefully, this will lead to more doors opening for you.

Having a manager who genuinely believes in you changes everything.
Forum: TV 03-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,495
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

If I limit myself to writing characters based on my age, race, and gender, I would not have anything to write about.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,746
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Blacklist partners with Disney...

For those who are qualified and interested in this opportunity, I'd say that you don't dwell on the money. I'm guessing it's going to be pretty good. But more importantly, you'll be getting an...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,021
Posted By Hamboogul
Re: Getting in at UTA

I am at UTA. My feature agent works extremely hard on my behalf and did long before I started making money for them. While I cannot speak for the agency as a whole, the entire MP lit department has...
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