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Forum: Writers & Scripts Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By finalact4
Re: Koepp Script Archive

Love Koepp.

For fun, read the opening of War of the Worlds and compare it to the final cut. I always find it so interesting to see them CUT OUT the stuff they write but don't really need in order...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By finalact4
Re: Offers to option quandary

Watch this before you sign anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQo4UUNJI-M&t=186s

It's not just about getting the steps, it's about making sure you are hired as the "writer" on the project....
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

just messin' with ya.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By finalact4
Re: Offers to option quandary

I'd be focusing on the option with money on the table. That's me. Don't be lured by the FLASH of the name droppers in the second deal, that's what their relying on and they're taking advantage of...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

wtf does that even mean? :devil:

Every feature script is fake. Pseudonyms are used, so... what is it you think you're going to subvert? :bounce:

Wait, I know... you want Brian Glazer and Ron Howard...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By finalact4
Re: Offers to option quandary

That's a nice option, especially in this time. What is the percent on the budget, it matters. What is the budget? What's the ceiling and the floor. That matters, too, because it caps you. Make sure...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By finalact4
Re: Preventing unwanted changes in rewrites

I'm not talking about "tweaking," I'm talking about a rewrite draft, possibly even two steps, with executive notes to get a draft ready to send out to talent (director, actors) for packaging. This...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

The application FAQs, guideline release and contract are accessible on the website. No need to wait for someone to submit. It's all there.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-30-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

This time. There are more open submissions to come.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-30-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By finalact4
Re: Preventing unwanted changes in rewrites

This is so true.

Also, keep in mind that if they're paying for an option that you most likely will not be able to use any of the rewrites you do under that option, if it expires, without their...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-30-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

The "face time" you have is in a NON-WRITING capacity-- not sure what that means, but it is CLEARLY stated that way. There are no panel series' offered. You have under 10 weeks to complete the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

Not this time. The property is worth too much to me personally. I'd like it to be my first novel.

I will most likely submit a thriller, when that comes up.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-28-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

If the selection is based on merit the best way to determine that is blind reading every screenplay. They can't do that, so they rely on filtering tactics to narrow the selection down to a more...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-27-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By finalact4
Re: Competition Entry Numbers?

If you're a good writer, you're not competing against the entire lot of applicants, you're competing against the top tier. Maybe 5% and lower.

I think there is probably an element of getting past...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-25-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

Me neither. 🤪
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-25-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By finalact4
Re: StoryRocket

I completely agree. If someone doesnít understand that a professional readerís notes are far superior than the average writer on done deal, perhaps they havenít used one before.

Iíve used Titan...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-25-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,425
Posted By finalact4
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

It's arrogant of you to expect that anyone is going to read, let alone address every point you think you make.

You may THINK you've made a key point, that doesn't mean you did. That's something YOU...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

It shouldnít matter .

And the questions shouldnít be asked, imo. I donít care what they say is the reason for it.

They say that theyíre looking for diverse candidates that have overcome some...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,425
Posted By finalact4
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Please, I havenít overlooked anything and stop telling me what Iím misunderstanding, missing or confusing.

You just said sometimes we disagree and sometimes we agree, yet you come back and argue how...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,425
Posted By finalact4
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

So, let me see if I have this right. Because I might not agree with you, I'm somehow wrong? Because I didn't like Breaking Bad?

Can you see how that sounds, maybe condescending, a bit arrogant?...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-23-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,425
Posted By finalact4
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

It is interesting, because I feel differently about different "bad" characters. I give you a lot of credit in making it into the second season of Breaking Bad.

I didn't make it to episode four.

I...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-23-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,425
Posted By finalact4
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

I hafta agree with you here, SundowninRetreat. For me, it's about that identification. As long as I can understand the WHY (their motive) they behave a certain way, then I can identify with the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-22-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

I hear you about being nervous about public speaking and being an introvert, but they aren't your representatives, they are there to try to sell as many properties as they can to Netflix. Netflix is...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-21-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

I'm not debating what a first script might sell for. I'm talking about the value of a large-scale IP.



There's no guarantee your name will be on it, there's no guarantee that it will ever get made....
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-20-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By finalact4
Re: Imagine Impact X Netflix

Not only that, your work was going to a lot of different executives to consider. That's why there was a 4-way bidding war for TUNGA, which Netflix ultimately won. It seems that's what they're trying...
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