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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-10-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Notes from Producers

There's legality and then there's common practice. Whatever the situation legally, the fact is, almost no one will touch your script if there's a muddy chain of title (which there now is, given that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Even when you have reps...

It's not "super bizarre," I've been repped at multiple agencies, I used to work at an agency, and I have friends are agents and managers-- and I assure you, none of them operate remotely like the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Even when you have reps...

I can't parse most of this, but the part I do understand is obviously incorrect. You write, "That's not how it works. Reps don't ask you to put you up for a job, it just happens." Like... no? If an...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-26-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Even when you have reps...

The corollary of this is, don't get swept along on the current of whatever your reps are doing.

If left to their own devices, reps will put you up for projects you're not in love with, and some will...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-19-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What's the scene like now?

Congrats! Was it announced? It was National Treasure 3, wasn't it?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-10-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

Everyone is talking to the WGA except WME, although we have no idea how close to a deal anyone is (save for Gersh).
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-08-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What's the scene like now?

I think I know of four true story specs that sold last year (one might have been 2018?), though I don't think any of them have been announced. None sold to majors. One sold to a mini-major, but the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-08-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What's the scene like now?

Sure, if we're limiting the field to "unpackaged, non-genre spec scripts," yes, that's a tiny market, but I think that's always been a tiny market. If you want to sell a prestige drama spec and have...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-07-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What's the scene like now?

The motivation is that, with a naked spec/pitch, the buyer can actually put together the elements it wants instead of some take-it-or-leave-it accumulation of hangers-on.

For real studios actually...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-05-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What's the scene like now?

IMO, "the future of cinema" and "the future of screenwriting" aren't entirely symmetrical. Sooo much of the feature work these days comes from companies that are essentially vanity projects for rich...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-18-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,068
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: If you have a manager and attorney, do you absolutely need an agent?

Well if you've queried 100 agents, you're all done on the agent-querying front. There aren't even 100 mp lit agents active in this business.

You've basically got a choice: do something else to get...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,547
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: New York Is Better Than LA

That is an *insaaaaaaaaanely* good deal. $1650 p/m is market rate for a 360 sq foot studio in Los Feliz, assuming it comes with parking. A setup like you're describing could easily go for $3000+.

LA...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-05-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Start an LLC?

Sorry, but, with the caveat that I too am not an accountant, I believe much of this is erroneous.

The primary benefit to having a loanout as a writer is that you can deduct business expenses--...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-25-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Book option

I mean, kind of?

That movie will definitely never be made, which is one of several factors that seems to have hurt the salability of these sorts of biopics.

I honestly don't think that script...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-01-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Option contract question - WGA or no??

Yes, but pretty much every company has a sig and a non-sig division. OP will almost certainly be hired by the non-sig division-- but if he has "professional writer" language put in the contract,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-26-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,980
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Selling a pilot script on spec?

Pilots generally sell for WAY above scale. For someone who's never done anything before, $75-90k seems to be pretty standard for a one-hour drama pilot.

If you've been working steadily and/or have a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-26-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Feature or TV

I mean, I agree that above all you should write what's in your heart, and I agree that you shouldn't concern yourself with 5 vs 10 set pieces in your action movie.

BUT if you're brainstorming ideas...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-25-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,980
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Selling a pilot script on spec?

I don't think Mickey Fisher had ever done anything aside from some small-ball plays in the midwest prior to EXTANT. That was one of those bolt-out-of-the-blue stories that wannabe writers recite to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-24-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,565
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Feature or TV

Oh wow, it seems to me like everyone is running as fast as possible from films <$10m (with the exception of horror-- but horror is always the exception). I just heard that there were... 0 films? (or...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-19-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,478
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: When you query ...

Yup. And is it just me, or is Studio System not much better these days? I really don't get how they think they can justify that price tag.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Representation as a director

For sure! Definitely pass along scripts you've optioned for yourself to direct. There are (at least) two reasons for this: a) the more entrepreneurial you look, the more excited they'll be, and b) it...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-08-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Representation as a director

Unless you have a long track record in commercials or music vids (or unless you're one of very few people from a marginalized demographic making movies of any kind), you will almost certainly not go...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-05-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,330
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: What are you looking for?

I think that's true, with one exception: you can definitely break a writer with a great but unsaleable spec IF said spec lands high on the Blacklist-- so a "Blacklist-ready" script is still...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 09-04-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,400
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: You're a producer, fo realz???

Right?! Like, they've got a) an entire apparatus built around finding IP, and b) the resources to pursue what they find. I am... a dude with Amazon Prime. When I DO find cool IP, the response is...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-02-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,982
Posted By AnyOtherName
Re: Anyone switch from large management co to small?

My understanding is that the lady who administers the CAA agent trainee program basically has complete veto power over who gets in. Like, she'll announce that you're out because she hates your hair...
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