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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 03-26-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Short film script contests

Scriptapalooza, I believe, has a short script competition as well; and shares the same April 15 deadline as PAGE. You can try looking on the moviebytes.com database for a comprehensive list.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-09-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My third Blacklist review...

When you mention "fixed", do you mean it was fixed according to you, or fixed according to an objective third reader?
Forum: Films 05-06-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: You Were Never Really Here

Good to hear. This is on my list of films to watch as well.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-07-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,483
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

Does the site provide individual stats on each script such as times visited, read, etc.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-03-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,708
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

A bit off-topic but are we allowed to solicit reads from any DDP Industry Members to our scripts on the site?

After getting an 8 with a script, I'm planning to leverage the attention by putting up...
Forum: Films 03-25-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By nguyensquared
7 Days at Entebbe

The reviews are very polarizing for this film. It's generally either 1/2 stars or 4.5-5, though more the former than latter.

I noticed that with the low star ratings, ​most revolved around...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-25-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,483
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

Awesome to see that it's growing and changing. Interesting approach not "scoring" scripts, though I am interested to know how one determines the quality of it without actually having to read it,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-23-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,708
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

My understanding is that only 3-5% score an 8 or higher. Top <1% may be a 9 (someone can correct me) and top 0.003% are 10s. 8 is where your script gets sent out in a weekly email blast, though high...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,708
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

I recently threw my hat into the ring (am I the last one to the party?) for a vetted script and it received an overall 8, with 8s across the board on all categories except for dialogue (7). I've been...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-22-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,481
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Black List question - Nicholl placement

Supposedly, Vince Gilligan only made it to the semi-finals in the Nicholl as well. :cool:
Forum: Screenwriting 03-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Communicating Energy to the Page

I would add to this to be wary of world/mood building "fluff" - that is, lots of vivid and energetic action/description with little suggestion as to its importance to the characters.

This is a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,483
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

I posted a script of mine I'd co-written on his site, one that has already been produced, as a way of boosting visibility search engine wise via back-links. This is similar to what we'd done with...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-14-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,483
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

I'm aware of how SQL queries work. But the nebulous part of the site is how exactly these are ranked. On the Black List there's a score, and the ones that score highest are aptly pushed to the top,...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-13-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,483
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

I kind of wonder about this too. There's a "Featured Scripts" section that prefaces:



Ten of the scripts belong to the site owner. I don't believe the vetting system (if there is one) is as...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-13-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Inktip

I heard of options here and there every so often. The "Producers" on that site aren't as vetted as the Black List, supposedly.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-12-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,999
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: A springboard observation ...

A "solar" could also be accurate.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-12-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,999
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: A springboard observation ...

If it's a deliberate choice, that's his choice. Sophia Coppola did the same with Marie Antoinette's 80s rock n' roll soundtrack. Unless you actually tape recorded conversations from those times, you...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-12-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,999
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: A springboard observation ...

Technically what you describe applies to the dialogue of just about every screenplay that takes place in historical times, but I suspect this is more for clarity. There was a film called "Black...
Forum: Films 03-09-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Father and Daughter stories?

Million Dollar Baby? Not biological father-daughter but the same dynamics.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-09-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,483
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: So Iíve Created A Free Script Hosting Website; Script Revolution

Thanks for the read. The site's self-submission may be its strength and weakness. There does seem to be some kind of vetting system for awards submissions to be sure they are legit (not sure how this...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-26-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Thoughts On Horror!

TL;DR

Sigmund Freud already wrote much about this in “Das Unheimliche”.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,740
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: Live Read/LA

Seems like the scripts are chosen based on the "live-read" factor (genre, amount of dialogue, how many speaking parts, etc.) moreso than on how good the script is overall?
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 02-24-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,309
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: $300 million deal with Netflix Attn: Ed or ...

Well said. If your story is engaging, nothing else really matters. When a story dis-engages is when confusion ensues regarding the book's usefulness.

The problem comes when you have to...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-24-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,875
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: A Question About Action

If you can keep it visually interesting on the page, you should be fine. Case in point:
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-22-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,708
Posted By nguyensquared
Re: My Black List Experience

Thanks for bringing this up as I think this is also an overlooked part of the evaluation process as well.

Even if you get to the point of dazzling the reader in the first five pages, it doesn't mean...
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