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Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 01-23-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By ComicBent
Bob Saenz's new book

I just finished reading That's Not the Way It Works, in which Bob Saenz recounts a lot of things that he has learned and experienced in the screenwriting business. Bob is a member of Done Deal Pro...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By ComicBent
Bullzip PDF creator

Periodically I have something to say about making PDF files.

I want to alert new members, and remind old members here, that PDF files are quirky because the people who make PDF drivers sometimes...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-29-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Possible Stolen Script

Done Deal Pro gave you the right advice. Get a lawyer.


Aside from that, my non-lawyer comment is that you really need a copy of the script that may have been derived from yours. I think that this...
Forum: Basics 11-24-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Character name in disguise

I just now read what John August had to say on the subject.

Here is my view on it.

People say, almost unanimously, to use the phony name to begin with, because most people regard the reader as a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 11-10-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Dropbox woes - solved

Mine is working fine.

But thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-09-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Opening scene

Any stock footage that you or anyone else uses needs to lead directly into something, hook into something, at the start of the script. Do not use stock footage as some way of saying "This takes place...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 11-08-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By ComicBent
Dropbox woes - solved

This is not directly related to screenwriting, but indirectly it is, since so many of us use Dropbox.

It seems that once or twice a year Dropbox goes haywire on one of my computers, and I never can...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Start an LLC?

Who in the hell can understand all this except someone who works in the field professionally?

Get an accountant who is familiar with all these things.
Forum: Basics 10-18-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Scene within a scene

Thanks, Jab, but really no need to thank me.

I have been answering questions here, as best I could, for about twenty years. I have learned a lot from experienced screenwriters here. I take all the...
Forum: Basics 10-15-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Scene within a scene

If I understand what you are asking, I think that a series of very short scenes would serve you best.

I am not a stickler about definitions. You might call this a Scene Sequence or a Series of...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-15-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 493,607
Posted By ComicBent
Re: The Screenplay Mechanic (EvilRbt)

Good luck with your project, EvilRbt.

And thanks for checking back in here.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,892
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Where do you like to write?

Several decades ago I read something interesting about the German poet Friedrich Schiller. (Schiller, author of the words that you hear sung in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: "Freude, Schöne,...
Forum: Basics 10-01-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Flashback with continued present conversation as VO

Okay, I will give this a try. The first method is logical, but I would
probably use the second method.

*** METHOD 1 ***

INT. CAR (MOVING) - DAY

Bixby is the driver. Webster sits in the passenger...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-27-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Smart Girls Productions query letter mailing

But, Gucci, they have "Parking Off Alley"! Must be a great service!

:)
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 09-26-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ComicBent
Re: I've got a movie coming out this week!

What can I say but ...

Congratulations, ProfessorChomp!

Was everything properly formatted? :)
Forum: Basics 09-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

Sorry about giving the wrong price for Fade In. I simply remembered it wrong.

As for the dialogue question, I would still write some dialogue. Do not worry about writing too many lines. What needs...
Forum: Basics 09-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

I took a look at the tutorial just now. It is very easy to do in Scrivener, but you may not be able to print the dual dialogue out from Scrivener. The tutorial said that you could not send it to a...
Forum: Basics 09-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

By the way, if I remember correctly, you are using Scrivener.


I googled "dual dialogue in scrivener" just now. Some good links popped up, including a YouTube tutorial that presumably leads you...
Forum: Basics 09-21-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

Yes, you write dialogue.

And in an Action paragraph you can say that the characters are shouting over one another in the following exchange of words.

You can show some of this with dual dialogue if...
Forum: Basics 09-16-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Spec or shooting?

I am not a professional, so you can keep that in mind.


But I have seen what many professionals have had to say about this through the years. The main thing that they say is: There really are no...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-11-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Zoetrope?

I tried to check Zoetrope just now. It timed out.


I did a quick Google search but could not find any recent news about the site.


If it has finally folded, it is no loss at all.
Forum: Script Deals 09-06-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By ComicBent
Re: The Crew -- Jeff

I will say congratulations, too.

Jeff has always been helpful when he is free and is able to participate on this board.


Good luck, Jeff!
Forum: Basics 09-06-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Hey, kid

Thank you, TigerFang.

But as you can see from the other replies, most people do not care and become flippant and dismissive when someone actually answers the questions about these matters.

Happy...
Forum: Basics 09-04-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Hey, kid > Okay

I forgot the *OK/Okay* issue. Sorry.

Both forms are considered correct. I always use *okay* except for selections in computer programs. I regard *OK* as an abbreviation, and I do not like...
Forum: Basics 09-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Hey, kid

Confession: I skipped the other replies.

DIRECT ADDRESS

Short answer: Use the comma, as in *Hey, kid*.

Long answer: Sometimes, especially in screenwriting, these expletives like *Hey* are joined...
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