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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-03-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,725
Posted By Takezo
Re: Leeches (managers, agents) vs. "Oscar" winners.

Uh lets see a dreck title they passed up amongst many until someone finally got COMMON sense in the film industry...oooh. "Gone With The Wind," yeah Hollywood always knows best. Most flicks these...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By Takezo
Re: How to get script into specific directors hands

Hey thank you Takezo.

Forgot to check back on this thread I made. I will note down the things you said...

Thanks for writing down my words.
You are possibly the only one in this town who has done...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-31-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By Takezo
Re: It's Help-a-N00b day. Please take part.

Could someone explain why not to use WGA for scripts? I thought that was what you are supposed to do.

With a 'copyright' you own the rights and are protected.
It is yours under federal law and...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-31-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,725
Posted By Takezo
Re: Leeches (managers, agents) vs. "Oscar" winners.

GreyGhost: You could not be more out of touch with reality. I know this because I used to work at Paramount, was a script analyst for two other major studios, was a national magazine film critic, was...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-24-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,309
Posted By Takezo
Re: List The Do and Donts Of Marketing Your Screenplay

Never submist your screenplay on perfumed paper.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-22-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,352
Posted By Takezo
Re: Upon script request: send PDF or printout?

This is for all you snot-noses to this game...

Back in the day there was this copy-shop in the LA area named "Charlie Chan's" --and they had a couple of locations, and their copies were dirt cheap....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,352
Posted By Takezo
Re: Upon script request: send PDF or printout?

Let me add to this just a tad.

Sometimes you will be requested to send a hard-copy... and this will be a tip-off. Usually this reader will be "computer challenged" (as in doesn't know what Adobe...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,276
Posted By Takezo
Re: Threat of a teamsters strike.

And the teamsters, when they strike, don't mess around. Management is more afraid of them, as witnessed by the above story.

Oh yeah--case in point a small company in Thousand Oaks Ca. some years...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By Takezo
Re: How to get script into specific directors hands

In my experience,, it is actually easier than you would think. I did it with my first script, back in 2007, and got read by some very A-list directors, including two Academy Award winners. The...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Takezo
Re: Basic business questions

As a general rule, yes to both questions. Often a spec is sold with a "Set" - a rewrite and a polish - attached, although they may not both be gauranteed, the rewrite usually is.

When you see a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Takezo
Re: Basic business questions

It just depends.

I knew of a spec that Steven Spielberg purchased in the 90's for a huge sum--then he blew off the writer and shelved it, just to keep the spec from circulating (it dealt with...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By Takezo
Re: More Hollywood Accounting Errors

Dino De Leurentis (sp?) was once asked why he didn't make lower budget movies. His answer, "because you can't steal ten million dollars from a thirty million dollar movie." (this interview came out...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,276
Posted By Takezo
Re: Threat of a teamsters strike.

Why didn't I get into this racket?!
Why did I become a writer?!

Jeeze what was I thinking?!

Have anyone of you looked at what these guys make, and what their retirement plan is?

These guys (and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Takezo
Re: Pitching a project you know a studio owns?

OK - you REALLY need to keep up. Rodriguez produced the freakin' movie. They didn't steal from him -- he was their boss.

And seriously? Who'd you pitch to? Because I think your story is BS and you...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-21-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Takezo
Re: Pitching a project you know a studio owns?

You sure you're talking about the same movie we are? No offence Takezo, you seem like a straight up guy, but how do you expect to win an assignment when you can't spell the name of the movie...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Takezo
Re: Pitching a project you know a studio owns?

I think writers underestimate how much certain ideas exist out there in the ether.

And, of course, this is one of the reasons why pitching on an established property is hard: the producers have...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-20-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,970
Posted By Takezo
Re: How come I can't get representation even when I'm in the middle of a deal?!??!

Seriously, what is wrong with people in this town? I mean here I am literally with a deal on the table for six figures and I can't get a manager!??! What in god's name are they looking for? Any...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-20-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,352
Posted By Takezo
Re: Upon script request: send PDF or printout?

Save the time and money--send a PDF. It will get read much quicker.

ST
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Takezo
Re: Pitching a project you know a studio owns?

Well quite frankly I was not paying attention to this production all along. Thus no TRO. And until it came out I did not know much about it. Most of the Preditor stuff in the past is not...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-20-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Takezo
Re: Pitching a project you know a studio owns?

Whatever you do, don't let any naysayer nitwits here stem your passion. The only thing we have as newbies is passion. And sometimes it's powerful enough to move mountains, regardless of what the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By Takezo
Re: More Hollywood Accounting Errors

I know this should be old hat by now, but this stuff never ceases to amaze me. I can't believe the WGA hasn't been using their Lawyers on this issue. Especially since more than a few members of the...
Forum: Writing TV 12-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Takezo
Re: Writing physical action

I object.

NOOOO No, NO--you may not post your material at all here.

Just kidding--would love to see it.
My advice keep it simple.

Go back to an old screenplay written by James Cameron......
Forum: Basics 12-01-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,872
Posted By Takezo
Re: Any Tips for shortening script?

What's wrong with a 125 page script?!

Smacking you in the head with a telephone book now!

Go forth and thow it against some walls--see if it sticks.


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Forum: Basics 11-30-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By Takezo
Re: Extend script?

Huh!! WTF did you do?!
Trying to cheat the lenght?!

Look dude, this will get you busted quicker than squat.

Don't mess with the standard margins on Final Draft.
And FYI--all of Final Draft is a...
Forum: Basics 11-24-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,421
Posted By Takezo
Re: Big mistake!

Most excellent bullet. This to me, is where it all starts. You should have something to say, imo.

Yeah perhaps this should have been bullet 1.
If you don't have something to say--your just another...
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