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Forum: Screenwriting Today, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 74
Posted By Satriales
Re: Midpoint

Caught in the tractor beam is def the midpoint, IMO.
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 535
Posted By Satriales
Re: Trim Down That Spec

I write brief and concise action lines because that is how I naturally write. Making things ďliteraryĒ for me is not easy. I would not squash that part of your voice if you have a natural...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 535
Posted By Satriales
Re: Trim Down That Spec

I try to top out at 108 pages. 109 looks like youíre trying to get it under 110. Thatís for drama. My container thriller was 95, we for it down from 99.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-27-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 981
Posted By Satriales
Re: First 10 (or 1) page

Sure. That CE is stupid. (Please provide the name of the exec as well - would love to mock their sh1tty taste) Great **** gets passed on every day. Iíd argue thatís objectively professional writing.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-27-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 981
Posted By Satriales
Re: First 10 (or 1) page

Respectfully - actually, wait no - scratch that part - if you read that and don’t think there’s a voice and a command of this craft...come on, man. That’s what it’s about....
Forum: Screenwriting 05-26-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 981
Posted By Satriales
Re: First 10 (or 1) page

The things I always end up doing on the first page is either joining something in media res or Iím jumping ahead in my timeline. The latter has been considerably played out (if done poorly, I guess)...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-22-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Satriales
Re: Do I need a lawyer?

You definitely want a lawyer.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-21-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By Satriales
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

That’s not it. When they cite it was on the Black List it means it was part of the annual Black List. There is no score. (Well, there are number of votes received but no one cares, really) And...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-20-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By Satriales
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

Iím curious what you found offensive?

I found Blcklst reviewers to be terribly inconsistent. Scores vary wildly, as we both stated. Iím not suggesting anyone blow any kind of money they donít have...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-20-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Satriales
Re: Selling spec vs. selling pitch

Iíd write it. (And thatís what I have done) Thatís how you work as a writer. Someone wants to *pay* you to write something. Thatís crazy! Iíd do it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-20-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,517
Posted By Satriales
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

I agree with nearly all of this. Iím at the point now where even two lines of action feels like too much. And the ďvertical readĒ just makes things easier. Tons of exceptions, obviously, as she...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-17-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By Satriales
Re: LA Area Code...

Those were public Zoom meetings. Protected ones are fine. I was pitching on Zoom for the last year or so anyway so not much has changed for me other than producers and execs being more open to it....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-11-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By Satriales
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

Other than the fact that having broken in (or at least secured representation) there is ostensibly some level of vetting as to your ability that has occurred.

Iím speaking more to the subjective...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-11-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By Satriales
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

For discussion purposes let’s accept that this is a subjective industry. I think that Rosemary Kennedy script that got set up and has Elisabeth Moss attached got a 2 on the Blcklst.

But my...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-11-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Satriales
Re: Need manager/agent suggestions for an opportunity

What kind of results have you received from contests or the Blcklst with the best script? Iím just saying I wouldnít want to burn a read with something that isnít ready.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-04-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Satriales
Re: Choosing a Location Where the Writer has Never been

And it was well liked critically and made $50M on a sub-$10M budget. What's your point?
Forum: Screenwriting 05-04-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Satriales
Re: Choosing a Location Where the Writer has Never been

If you want to parse my turn of phrase - yes, there is actually, literally more to writing than that. You win.

Sure, Iíd love to visit Vietnam. Hasnít happened. Guess what? I still set the project...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-04-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Satriales
Re: Choosing a Location Where the Writer has Never been

This is the entire job of writing. Better get used to it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,590
Posted By Satriales
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

Whether or not you should be querying with a finalist in a second tier contest (you shouldnít) I do think there is upside in *entering* say, The Tracking Board contest. At the very least youíre...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-28-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,517
Posted By Satriales
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Iíd crawl over broken glass for President Palin right now ffs
Forum: Films 03-23-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Satriales
Re: The Invisible Man

I donít think you have to worry about a contest writer pulling off something as deft as that movie.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,517
Posted By Satriales
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Full lockdown in CA now.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-19-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,517
Posted By Satriales
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

None of that will make a dent. I usually use Facebook for posting family pics but Iíve engaged these past couple of weeks with people on there on this subject. People are too far gone. Zero critical...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-16-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,517
Posted By Satriales
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Happy to be able to see Invisible Man and The Hunt. Holding out for Top Gun now.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-14-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,517
Posted By Satriales
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

Iíve seen enough behavior in stores the last couple of days to finally get the solar panels for our cabin in the woods. This ainít the Big One but Iím not begrudging anyone prepping for the next one...
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