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Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 07-03-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By x32792
Re: WRITING FOR ZERO DOLLARS - The Truth About Sweat Equity In Hollywood

Yes, the market is grossly oversupplied with product, but how does giving your stuff away for FREE help?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-24-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By x32792
Write more stuff?

Have you ever considered it is the ginormous backlog of unsolicited material that is the problem?

If there were only two spec scripts in whole world, there'd be a bidding war and the winning...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-23-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By x32792
Re: Producing a Short - Advice Needed

I have three produced shorts and three more currently in production - All done without my financial assistance. Yes sir, the good stuff - Other people's money...The true acid test (also read not...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By x32792
"soft pass" with a twist

Producer loved my script in a dead genre and suggested I turn it into a book in an effort to make it more marketable and appealing to Hollywood. So I converted the script into a novella of about...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-16-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By x32792
WGA Firings - is this the worst time to try to find a manager/agent - or the BEST?

In defense of agents and managers, there's just so much stuff out there they will spend most of their time on projects which have the greatest potential to make them some money.

So unless you're...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-16-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By x32792
Re: Is this a "soft pass"?

It is also called a **** Sandwich - Good, Bad, Good. There are many variants on the theme including, "Your story really has legs, BUT packaging is so difficult, time consuming and expensive. We're...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-16-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By x32792
WGA Firings - is this the worst time to try to find a manager/agent - or the BEST?

@Cokeyskunk Sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience. All the best with your 'new' manager.
Forum: Articles 05-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By x32792
Re: You Don't Know What You're Writing About Until the End!

Don't think 'tragic' is the right word in my case. My first script was a 'learning experience.' I have since re-re-written that sucker many times and learned from every new version. The latest...
Forum: Articles 05-15-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By x32792
Re: You Don't Know What You're Writing About Until the End!

On my very first script, I bravely typed FADE IN:

After wandering about aimlessly for 145 excruciating pages, I struggled to end it. Since that day, I religiously attend the Church of Outline Jesus...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-13-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,543
Posted By x32792
Re: Had a bit to drink. Bear with me

The word schadenfreude comes to mind. Happy to hear you enjoyed it. That's the only voice I have.
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 05-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By x32792
Re: Screenwriter Survey

In my humble opinion, there is more money being made selling hope, services, listings, paid pitches, running contests, etc to desperate aspiring writers than in writing itself.

The parallels the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-13-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,543
Posted By x32792
Re: Had a bit to drink. Bear with me

Amanda and others,

Had a brief fling with a "manager/producer/financier" type. At first, I was so flattered to be contacted by such a master of the universe. It was all too good to be true - I'd...
Forum: Writing TV 05-11-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By x32792
My Bad Show Theory

Start with a good or maybe just a mildly entertaining storyline or concept.

This gets passed around. Many fingers are stuck into this pie. Notes are given.

Not everyone is satisfied, there are...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-11-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By x32792
Sc?

@Satriales and others. Sorry to be slow in my response (failed to check this thread, had my notifications turned off - my bad), Yes, it was SC.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-11-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By x32792
Worst of times?

There's so much stuff already out there, I suspect agents, managers and producers can go on for years without being even mildly inconvenienced by a dip in the supply.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 05-11-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By x32792
Re: Reading to Enjoy vs. Reading to Critique

Seeing the world and interpreting its meaning is something we start to learn from birth. Movies provide us with a very similar visual and graphic medium. Movies even come with sounds to enhance the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-09-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By x32792
Worst time to try to find a manager/agent - or the BEST?

Sent out some queries late last week and got one reply. It was from a manager requesting a FEE to review my work. Stated the biz was insular and referral based. The Pay-To-Play was just to weed out...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-09-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By x32792
Script based on true current events?

Recently read an intriguing article on an OMG medical miracle and thought it might be the basis for a spec feature script. Never done a script based on true events and was wondering about legal...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 05-22-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By x32792
Re: A piece I contributed to Script magazine: Why Screenwriters Are Writing Novels...

Jim,

It is my belief many scriptwriters, frustrated (or rejected) in their attempts to sell a script(s), turn their scripts AND/OR new ideas into books because they can. Self publication provides...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,324
Posted By x32792
Lawrence Mark Productions email?

Lawrence Mark Productions email address? TIA
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,469
Posted By x32792
Re: I just got a rejection...

So if you write something based on 'current' events, it might turn out to be a historical period piece. :)
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By x32792
Re: Production Co's Doing WESTERNS?

Gee, thanks...I think? I feel so much better now.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 05-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,210
Posted By x32792
Re: Where are the Screenplays in Spanish?

Pan's Labyrinth was excellent.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By x32792
Re: Production Co's Doing WESTERNS?

Geoff Alexander,

Don't go messing up my daydream with reason and logic.

SARAH ARIZONA, "In the Arizona Territory, 1863, a young girl is raised by the bounty hunter who killed her parents."

The...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 05-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By x32792
Re: Production Co's Doing WESTERNS?

Thank you, I'm heading off in that direction right now. John
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