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Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By finalact4
Re: Maybe I'm Just Not Talented Enough...

maybe look at it a different way. list out how much time you spent on EACH one alone?

you're clearly talented otherwise you wouldn't have the success you've had so far. modeling is a talent, too,...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,246
Posted By finalact4
Re: Jeff Portnoy/Bellevue Productions

i'm listening to the Jeff Portnoy and it's a little different, since he has a unique POV as having been the head of story departments.

he goes into depth of how coverage is used differently from a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By finalact4
Re: CONTESTS: let's take a poll

CURRENTLY REPPED?: no agent, no manager, lawyer. working on querying now. it is a BAD time.

EVER ENTERED A CONTEST?: yes, top 15 Industry Insider, creative screenwriting semi-finalist (bad script),...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 635
Posted By finalact4
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 635
Posted By finalact4
Re: How do you make a good impression on that first meeting?

i don't hug. i have personal space issues.

my suggestions were only that, suggestions. you have to do what comes natural to you. i've been in corporate meetings my entire adult life. they aren't...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-20-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 635
Posted By finalact4
Re: How do you make a good impression on that first meeting?

coming from experience of sitting in hundreds of meetings (not industry)


wear what is comfortable and makes you feel good about how you look. you're the only one that can determine that. if you're...
Forum: Writing TV 08-20-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By finalact4
Re: I did it my wayyyyyyyy

i honestly don't remember Breaking Bad's pilot. sort of vaguely.

but i absolutely remember both LOST and GOT. they were awesome. both open and you're like WTF? it took so many episodes before we...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By finalact4
Re: WGA files RICO case vs. ATA in Federal District Court

you know, i think "gross" is exactly the right word.

it's so disheartening to see someone fighting against what's right. she's not interested in a cause that is both moral and pragmatic at the same...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-20-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,247
Posted By finalact4
Re: Franklin Leonard

yup, 2018, my bad.

i think you're right about gauging a meeting on how off topic it can get. in my previous work, we'd get into meetings where they go on and on for hours on end. and by the end if...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-20-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By finalact4
Re: WGA files RICO case vs. ATA in Federal District Court

the WGA just leveled up.

the whole SAG-AFTRA comments are a bit strange, wishy-washy. they don't know after 15 years whether their problem is the same as the...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-20-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,127
Posted By finalact4
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

i'll read it. let you know what i think.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-20-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,247
Posted By finalact4
Re: Franklin Leonard

so, i'm listening to a Scripts & Scribes podcast with John Zaozirny @Bellevue from June 2019. cool guy. sharp. great advice.

he mentions a few ways he finds clients... but first, Bellevue 7 scripts...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-20-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,948
Posted By finalact4
Re: First ATA agency breaks ranks

https://deadline.com/2019/08/working-rule-23-criticism-william-schmidt-wga-west-candidate-1202672007/

the only writer who didn't fire his agent. and he's wondering why he's being singled out? idk,...
Forum: Writing TV 08-20-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By finalact4
Re: I did it my wayyyyyyyy

anything really cool SHOULD be in your pilot.

your pilot should have all the specialness in it. don't hold back. you may never get to show them the rest of the series. get the good **** in...
Forum: Writing Exercises 08-20-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By finalact4
Re: Shout if you're interested

7th would be easier for me. i leave on Sat and don't return until the 1st. i will have my laptop but visiting kid.

Winter is Coming, or any idea there of works for me. thinking horror... muhahaha....
Forum: Films 08-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 988
Posted By finalact4
Re: The Hunt (Cancelled!)

wonder which is the real truth about the test audience. i'm thinking it was the later, that it was the highest scoring.

i think it will still come out at some point and i think there will be a huge...
Forum: Writing TV 08-19-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 490
Posted By finalact4
Re: I did it my wayyyyyyyy

i would write a killer pilot with A-story, B-story and C-story. yes, all three. compelling plots.

Scandal:

A - story: She's a fixer

B - story: She's having an affair with POTUS

C - story: one of...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-19-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By finalact4
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

i am exactly the same way about the last page. it has to be at least 3/4 but bottom of the page is best.

i will even rewrite pages so specific dialogue or action hits the bottom of the page to...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By finalact4
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

i don't worry about these, well widows i do, until i'm rewriting. i cannot stand it when dialogue or an action line gets split by a page break. i will rewrite that **** until it's gone


tip of the...
Forum: Writing TV 08-19-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By finalact4
Pilot Development

if i wanted to have a spec pilot for the 2020 season when does it realistically need to be done and submitted to managers?

i think one of my books has a timeline. talking cable or streamers not...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-19-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 516
Posted By finalact4
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

no, i agree, it should be below 120, imo.
Forum: Writing TV 08-18-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By finalact4
Re: Pilot submission

well, if you wrote it for someone else, don't they hold the copyright? were you employed by them. is that the understanding? were you expecting to get paid and they didn't pay you or you were...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 391
Posted By finalact4
Re: Parallel development and samples

oh, umm... might have gotten different responses then.
Forum: Writing Exercises 08-18-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By finalact4
Re: Shout if you're interested

i might be in. i do have to travel the last week of the month though.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 391
Posted By finalact4
Re: Parallel development and samples

i agree with bono.

unfortunately Mazin's is so good, you can't compete against it. you just can't. no one will want to read it because they can't do anything with it. i don't know if it could be a...
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