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Forum: Screenwriting 07-12-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,957
Posted By CarolP
Re: Shortening a script -- approaches?

I would advise looking at the length of each act so you can see which one(s) run long. Then you can focus on trimming that act down to size.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 07-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By CarolP
Re: great clarity from article on a writing career.

Great piece. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-12-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,570
Posted By CarolP
Re: What does this response mean?

I have had this happen to me and always offer to have my attorney send it over. They have always said yes. Try that.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By CarolP
Re: Have two great scripts - now what?

Pretty sure Paradis means this:
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-10-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,259
Posted By CarolP
Re: WME E-mail Structure

I've had no luck with the assistant emails. I haven't sent that many, but those I have sent all bounced. Anyone tried these recently?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By CarolP
Re: reads at prod. co and getting a rep

Hmm. Do tell. Aside from the obvious of having said producer refer you, I have struggled with this. Though I have "legit interest" from a good prod. co., I don't want to exploit that in an attempt to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-08-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By CarolP
Re: Attaching Talent

It does sound a bit sketchy. I'd sort out your relationship with the financier before approaching anyone else. Ask him how this is supposed to work? Is his financing the film contingent on certain...
Forum: Films 03-08-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,160
Posted By CarolP
Re: Oscar Hits and Misses

Numerous music cues.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-08-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By CarolP
Re: What to do about this free-option "offer"?

"Good faith" is a defined legal term. You can read more here: and I'm sure many other places online. From an intellectual property standpoint...
Forum: Writing TV 01-21-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By CarolP
Re: Treatment or Screenplays

In my experience, if they like the pilot then they may ask for other materials (i.e., Bible). But the script definitely comes first.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-21-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,690
Posted By CarolP
Re: writing for fun

I did a page one rewrite on a script while I was working on the movie just to see if I could write a better film. Does that count? Though, I did give it to one of the producer's when I was done.
Forum: Screenwriting 01-21-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,181
Posted By CarolP
Re: You Know You're a Writer When [...] post in You Know You're a Writer When threads.
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 01-21-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,434
Posted By CarolP
Re: J.J. Abrams

This post would make a very good essay.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-21-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By CarolP
Re: A possibility...

I like this.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 980
Posted By CarolP
Re: What are "stage payments"?
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-02-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By CarolP
Re: Think Hollywood Org?

Don't waste your time or money.
Forum: Frequently Asked Writing Questions 11-18-2005, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,581
Posted By CarolP
Re: First Ten Pages

Have you seen the Michael Hauge article called "Opening Scenes: Force the Reader to Turn the Page?" It's a great piece about grabbing the reader in the first ten pages. It was originally in...
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