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Forum: TV 06-11-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,730
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Best Network to Produce My Screenplay?

I'm confused. Are you writing a film, or a pilot; and are you worried about notes from S&P, or the actual "censors" at the FCC that place hard legal limits on broadcast content that no one can get...
Forum: Writing TV 06-04-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: New member with a question

It's impossible for anyone else to know if the main storyline needs another subplot without being able to read it. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't.

But in general, if you put something (a meetcute,...
Forum: Films 04-18-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,418
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: What is you all-time favorite movie?

Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. There's just nothing else even like it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-03-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,436
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Is it realistic to get a free feature screenplay?

Shakespeare is the greatest storyteller the English language has ever produced. But for some reason, none of the hundreds of thousands of handheld camcorder videos of high school drama department...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-10-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,943
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Looking for a literary agent for a non-fiction manuscript

Another thing to keep in mind is that you need to target your search. Different publishers are looking for very different things.

You should definitely calculate your Baez Score and include the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-06-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,943
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Looking for a literary agent for a non-fiction manuscript

So you weren't being entirely accurate when you said you had already made the discovery. You are describing an idea of something that you think might be true, and are looking for funding in order to...
Forum: Research and Resources 03-03-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Staircaseghost
Please help me find examples of this trope/joke structure

I'm having one of those annoying things where you say casually "I've seen that a thousand times", but then can't for the life of you call to mind any specific examples. It's driving me nuts.

The...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-15-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,344
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Question: adaptation and spin-offs

ComicBent is correct. There is a general rule (on which a thousand qualifications and exceptions are hung like christmas ornaments) and that is "Before 1923, or 70 years after the death of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-15-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,881
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: A page of description before pg.1

If the people you're sending scripts out to are baffled by what "humans" are, there are deeper problems than formatting we should be worried about.
Forum: Screenwriting 02-15-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,349
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Screenplay-Construction-Sheet

Oh, 100% it's a color-coded murderwall for sure.

The danger with screenwriting gurus is that they sell you on the fantasy that there's this simple, easy to grasp formula that will let you bypass...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-15-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,074
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Quiet Moments

In Die Hard, when McClane is all alone with only one CB radio connecting him to the world, and Officer Powell opens up to him about getting busted down to desk-work because he shot a kid who was...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-13-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,881
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: A page of description before pg.1

What are the two features you decided on?
What reasons were determinative in your decision?
How did you execute this decision?


Real hard to give honest feedback without this information.
Forum: Screenwriting 02-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,793
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Objectification of women

We all remember the time everyone agreed Donald Trump's "Mexicans are rapists" comments couldn't possibly have been racist, because he explained to us that he had not yet sold his first screenplay.
Forum: Basics 02-12-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,224
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Describing sci-fi aircraft and slangs.

Well, let's see:

Here, you spend 30 words to tell us they are on a mountain peak twice, then tell us something we could not possibly know from the camera alone (how do you show all the mountains in...
Forum: Basics 02-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,224
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Describing sci-fi aircraft and slangs.

You asked more or less this exact same question three weeks ago. (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=80266)

The same principles still apply. You don't need every rivet and...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-11-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,349
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Screenplay-Construction-Sheet

Is there a way to add extra whitespace for more thumbtacks, yarn, and old newspaper clippings with the headlines circled in red magic marker?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-02-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,631
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: What's a Story Editor?

"Although" in that sentence just really, really looked like a subordinating conjunction expressing contrast.

"The soup was tasty and rich in fiber, although it's still very high in sodium."
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-01-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,631
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: What's a Story Editor?

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Wait, what?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-01-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Question on Treatment/Script

A little confused on the situation -- they're asking for a feature treatment/script adaptation of that short film, right?

And they're cool with getting something written by someone else, and the...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-28-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Scene with Live Performance

1) How do we know what someone in the audience does for a living?

2) Are Barry and Fred musicians?
Forum: TV 01-25-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,597
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Salary for TV Star?

I'm not sure that taking the salary of the lead actor from Silicon Valley and the lead actor from True Detective and picking a number halfway in between is going to be meaningful.

If Bill Gates...
Forum: Basics 01-25-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,265
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: INT. or EXT.

Just flipped through some STTNG scripts. They absolutely do use INT/EXT and time of day for the location within the simulation when the characters are in it, even if the door is open to the...
Forum: Basics 01-25-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Location name when character is lying

I totally grok this reasoning, but I dunno.

Pretty sure Jon Hamm's character wasn't listed as "Dick Whitman" in the scripts.
Forum: Basics 01-23-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,265
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: INT. or EXT.

For the sake of thoroughness here, are you 100% sure you mean "montage", which is a succession of scenes, and therefore cannot take place "in the background" of another scene? At first it sounds...
Forum: Basics 01-23-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,762
Posted By Staircaseghost
Re: Alien character description

Is it really not important to your story one way or the other whether they look like the Xenomorphs from Alien, Mr. Spock, or Oa the Living Planet?



This question only ever seems to pop up with...
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