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Forum: Writers & Scripts 06-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,417
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: KILLING ON CARNIVAL ROW by Travis Beacham

They're were some silly coincidences. The one lordmanji points out could have been easily remedied, I think so anyways, by Philostrate actually acting on a tip or a hunch that brings him in the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-11-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Zoetrope?

I don't know about Zoetrope, but you can post the first 5 or so pages in the Script Pages Feedback (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=7) forum on this site and post a link...
Forum: Films 05-09-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Atomic Blonde

It was confusing at the end. I didn't know who was Satchel. The fight scenes were awesome. I liked how they fought till they were exhausted. Charlize Theron trained intensely and impressed the...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-07-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By Mark Somers
Chernobyl Podcasts

Craig Mazin and Peter Sagal discuss the making of the miniseries Chernobyl.


https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-chernobyl-podcast/id1459712981
Forum: Screenwriting 04-26-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,520
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

"And why would a great comedy writer have to be able to write a western or Sci-Fi. That makes no sense."

I'm not saying a great comedy writer would have to be able to write a western or a sc-fi,...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-25-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,520
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Write the Right Script by Chris Lockhart

"a writer is a storyteller, the genre is consequential." You mean inconsequential?

But anyways I've read finalact4's scripts "Tracker" and "Wasteland: The Sixth State". I think "Tracker" is the...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-07-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,418
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

Maybe I misread the chart but I didn't vote for "Brink of Insanity". My number one (first place) vote was for "Last Stop".

My votes:

1st - Last Stop
2nd - THOTRS
3rd - WOOF, WOOF


Last Stop:
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-03-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,418
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: SL's FGMS Writing Contest (the entries)

My votes are sent.

Fun reads. :mpopcorn:


Great job Southern Land.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-30-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Mark Somers
"Hollywood talent agencies have a business model rife with conflicts of interest"

This youtube video is pinned on Craig Mazin's twitter feed. It's heartbreaking.


Agencies conflicts of interest. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5p6urW6c7I&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 02-09-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Audioplays

Great job with The River ,lips.

I've thought about creating a radio show, myself. Maybe a detective show of some kind. Maybe a comedy detective show.


Good Luck and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Writing Exercises 02-04-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Valentine's Day contest - "my first time" theme - anyone interested?

I've got about two pages done, and I'm following theme. :bounce:
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 01-21-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Mark Somers
Forum: Script Deals 12-29-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,345
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: My wife sold a pitch to Universal!

Congratulations! Great way to start a year. :mpopcorn:
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-24-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Yo ho ho Xmas contest 2018

Shiver me timbers. I was trying to shorten an old script but failed, then I started on a very raunchy one that made "santa claus has to take mrs. claus to the gynecologist." very tasteful. Did I just...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 12-23-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: How Much Money Do Screenwriters REALLY Earn?

This video is heartbreaking, but needs to be here. Thanks.
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 12-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: SCREENWRITING SECRETS: How to Land An Agent

Yes, the link works now. Thanks.

Well done video, you should be in the film business. :D
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 12-22-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Mark Somers
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-11-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Yo ho ho Xmas contest 2018

Every holiday season I binge watch "Leave it to Jesus". All 267 episodes. Most people don't know that Bruce Willis wasn't the original Joseph, Charles Nelson Reilly was.
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-05-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Yo ho ho Xmas contest 2018

"omg are you referring to the 2006 Xmas contest (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=25526) with the theme, "santa claus has to take mrs. claus to the gynecologist."?"


I...
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-02-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Yo ho ho Xmas contest 2018

I for one am glad that we don't have to write stories about decapitating Santa Claus or beheading a moose or for that mater destroying vegetation, but am glad that those options are open to us.


Can...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-22-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

"Lots of spelling errors. These will be difficult for you to catch if you are not a good speller, because a lot of the errors are homonyms. They sound the same but mean different things, as with your...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-08-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Results - Halloween 2018 contest

Congrats, Jai.


My votes. Although not official.

1st - BLUE FAIRY MADNESS

2nd - THE DRAW

3rd - COMATOSE
Forum: Screenwriting 10-10-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,795
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Advice on character reaction description

INT. KITCHEN DAY

Kelly puts away groceries. The phone rings.

KELLY
(into phone)
Hello.

As she listens, an expression of shock comes to her face. Her body wobbles. She ...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-09-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,507
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

Three lines if you count the title.
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-09-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,507
Posted By Mark Somers
Re: Halloween contest - GHOST TOWN

I've got three lines almost finished of my Children of the Corn meets Children of the Wheat Ghost Town extravaganza. ( I can't believe I just spelled extravaganza without making a mistake. )


I...
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