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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,743
Posted By catcon
Re: First ATA agency breaks ranks

I don't know if it's remotely interesting or relevant, but recently I pitched a long-time executive and found out that she's joined Verve as an agent. This was in 2018, and is either in addition to...
Forum: Writing TV Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 54
Posted By catcon
Re: Pilot submission

I detect on this board a hesitancy to consult a lawyer.

Even when you sign with a rep or do a zero dollar option with a producer, and they describe it as a "handshake deal", and even if you don't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By catcon
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

I was just describing another way to target cropping a script, in this case by using the page ending to make sure that every page is as FULL as it can be.

By scene, there's far less reason to cut...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By catcon
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

Firstly, I do the regular polish thing merely to be ready when or if such a call comes. Those overnight last-minute polishes aren't for me! Secondly, as a semi-retiree, I have the time; I know that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By catcon
Re: Hollywood = McDonalds

Well, it's time for another one of my 'poverty' jokes: "Quarter Pounder? You can afford that?!" Me? It was their regular hamburgers. I remember when they were 25 cents.

One time, after a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By catcon
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

This process is what I am referring to when I talk about 'polishing' my old scripts. It's not BIG stuff. It's little tweaks, throughout. And I'd add to the list of tasks: 'Word choice...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By catcon
Re: Circle of Confusion Email Structure?

Manager Ashley Berns (a he) is right there on LinkedIn:

Ashley Berns (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-berns-2173596)

I've pitched him a few times, but he didn't have the patience to deal with my...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-16-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 532
Posted By catcon
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

Well, you could be talking about a boring script that's 85 pages that seems like 125, but maybe also talking 'white space' that gives your eyes a break.

Time for a screensnap. I've used it before,...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By catcon
Re: Emagine Content

But they sure do use broad strokes to determine what conflicts with their projects in development.

In 2017, I had a response from Hollywood Gang on a $10 VPF pitch: They figured my script,...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-16-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,922
Posted By catcon
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

Outrageous.

Maybe it was that last RGA strike (that's "Readers" Guild of America, ha ha) that's forced all the contests to bump up their entry fees.

Anybody know if the reading fee average has gone...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-16-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By catcon
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

"Mention", yes, but not recommend, nor any luck (ie. rep or option offer). Same for InkTip's Preferred Newsletter. I'd have to have plenty of extra cash before I'd use either, but especially VPF...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By catcon
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

ONLY if you have the spare cash, you might consider VPF (http://www.virtualpitchfest.com/ourpros) (Virtual Pitchfest), as they have a list of reps who are taking pitches. Even then, wait till they...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By catcon
Re: Parallel development and samples

I'm only half jesting when I suggest you realize you've lost this battle, but could win the war: Redo your script as " Nonoksa", about the recent radiation release and (seeming) cover-up?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By catcon
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

Oh well, geez, this was going too far:


I remember on VPF a few years ago, somebody of note was asking for "giant monster stories". But to mention 'Godzilla' in anything other than a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By catcon
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

164 now?

I know nothing about your script, but have you thought about it being two stories? Maybe at around page 80 there's a good, exciting break for story #1. Then you can pitch it as a tighter...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 08-16-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By catcon
Re: The State of Producers...

> Tolmach [etc.]

Actually, that image at the bottom of the article (if accurate) is pretty awesome. It answered several of my "email returned/no longer at this address" questions:

Where are they...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-16-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 532
Posted By catcon
SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

There are a million variables, but as an aid to the newcomers here how about we post the page length of our first SPEC scripts. Maybe also include how many pages they ended up becoming after...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By catcon
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

My longest script ever, upon first release/reads, was a whopping 145 pages. It was my African epic, and almost certainly a 2.5 hour movie. The script is now (5 years later) 118 pages. There are...
Forum: Basics 08-15-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By catcon
Re: Use of famous saying within the dialogue

Some might say, it's a spec, so don't sweat it. But I think that not to acknowledge these things suggests you don't care, or are stupid and don't know about plagiarism law, or think that it doesn't...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,178
Posted By catcon
Re: Franklin Leonard

And don't forget the hobnobbing with the rich and famous. Counts for something, too. :D

Meanwhile, ole' Franklin has talked about that script he wrote about 15 years ago, and how he'd "like to get...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-15-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By catcon
Re: Emagine Content

I came across these "pitch decks" via somebody in LinkedIn (Christine Coggins), and I remember seeing a question about "what is one" here in DDPro, so:

Coggins Pitch Decks...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-15-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 490
Posted By catcon
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

Copyright it now. That will secure the date, and they'll send you tracking info. (You don't need to re-register new versions.)

The (c) office is not going to refuse it unless you've done something...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-13-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,051
Posted By catcon
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

Well, you're focusing on contest results as a liability, and even # of scripts as a liability, in the minds of these people. But this is precisely why by and large I've ignored reps for the last...
Forum: Research and Resources 08-10-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 334
Posted By catcon
Re: ANI, AGI, ASI Grey Goo Forums to Ask Questions

I used this one when I was trying to figure out how to beat a pandemic virus, and I got quite a strange (and valid) scenario once I explained the circumstances I had in mind in the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-02-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By catcon
Re: Now This is a Rejection Letter...

What's the longest you've waited for a 'no unsolicited' response to a query?

I just got such an animal from an email pitch on July 2. I guess that's my record so far. You wonder why they'd bother...
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