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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-04-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,375
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Has Hollywood ignited an intern uprising? Examining the brewing revolution

From the characterizations here, it seems like film interns are being chained to desks against their wills.
Forum: TV 05-26-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

Anything but comedies.
Forum: TV 05-26-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

As someone who for the first time in my career was in the position of hiring writers... here's what I/we looked for:

A script that opened with energy...

Dialogue that crackled...

Any kind of...
Forum: TV 05-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

I'd rather read a spec pilot so I can see if you can write original material well. If you're coming off a show, and you give me a sample of that show, I don't know how much of that episode was your...
Forum: TV 05-25-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

You mistake me. More than one-third were unoriginal. Most were unoriginal. One third were sooo unoriginal that they started the EXACT SAME WAY.

My main point of posting this was to tell women...
Forum: TV 05-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

Trust me, as Jeff said, 90 percent of the scripts were what I would consider sub-par. Originality, ability to write dialogue, ability to create an interesting character. Men and women. I just...
Forum: TV 05-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

Hahahah. I'm comfortable with my original post.
Forum: TV 05-25-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

It's hard to get words out when you're putting new ones in my mouth.
Forum: TV 05-25-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Small Note for Women TV Writers

I read the names of the writers on the cover page and then dig in. I'll look up the credits too because if he or she worked on a show where I know someone who worked there... I can ask how he or she...
Forum: TV 05-24-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,753
Posted By Derek Haas
Small Note for Women TV Writers

I've had to read a lot of spec pilots over the last month. Of the female writers I read, my estimate is that a third of the scripts (out of probably 40) -- and I'm not exaggerating -- had a...
Forum: Television 05-20-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Thanks so much for your continued viewing. Glad some of these episodes struck a chord. Our big finale is this week, written by Michael Gilvary and Andrea Newman. I think it's a great capper to the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-23-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Book to movie question

Trying to shop an unknown book without a major attachment would be equivalent to trying to sell an unknown screenwriter's screenplay without a major attachment.

Not impossible, but rare.
Forum: Television 03-03-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Thanks so much Ire.

I'm back in Chicago now, shooting episode 19. It's cold.
Forum: Television 03-03-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Wow. I hope you're feeling better now. The fire department has treated us very well... I've been over for ride-alongs with Squad 2 a bunch... good guys and yeah, two of them are regular extras......
Forum: Television 02-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Very nice of our cast.
Forum: Television 02-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

You guys are great... thanks for watching. Glad to hear we're getting some of it right.

You'll only have to wait a week to find out what's in the box. And what they're naming the bar.
Forum: Television 02-19-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Tomorrow night's episode is directed by my partner Michael Brandt and written by our good friend Michael Gilvary so check it out!
Forum: Films 02-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 29,269
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Identity Thief

Craig wins!
Forum: Television 02-02-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Thanks Ghost! Brandt and I wrote that one, so it was fun to see it get so much love. Appreciate you guys watching.
Forum: Television 02-02-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Yes, you're right.

Time permitting, we do more ride-alongs with the CFD when we travel there for production... every time the bells go off there's another great story on the other end. We really...
Forum: Television 02-02-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

Whoops... missed a few posts. Writer's room in LA; production in Chicago. I split time.
Forum: Television 12-24-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

During the Christmas episode no less.
Forum: Television 12-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

I wasn't there that day but I believe that was the real deal. And thanks for the very nice words... glad viewers are catching on!
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 12-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Derek Haas on Reddit IAmA

I think August and Mazin have that one covered.
Forum: Television 12-02-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,406
Posted By Derek Haas
Re: Chicago Fire

We're going to have some fun with that episode now. We're shooting some new footage to make fun of WGN.
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