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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

I haven't talked to my friends who are more in the loop but presumably there is still that cadre of agents at WME who got stiffed by Ari's botched IPO and who knowledgeable people expected to break...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

Got Gersh

https://deadline.com/2020/01/gersh-deal-with-the-wga-1202834120/

Paradigm next?
Forum: Films 01-16-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: 1917

I hope film students spend more time studying Eisenstein's montage theory than these gimmicky stunts that don't really serve the ultimate story they're trying to tell
Forum: Films 01-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Little Women

John August speaks to Greta on this week's Scriptnotes about writing Little Women (spoilers, obvs) and it's delightful

https://johnaugust.com/2020/the-one-with-greta-gerwig
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-14-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Collaboration Agreement - Question!

Jeffrey Lieber, for example, wrote the pilot that eventually became "Lost." But ABC gave it to JJ Abrams to basically do with it as he wanted. Jeffrey didn't write for the show but still retained a...
Forum: Films 01-13-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Little Women

It seemed clear to me through the cinematography. The "past" scenes are brightly lit with warm soft colors. "Present" Jo timeline is much more subdued and harsh, all dull greys and...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-13-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Collaboration Agreement - Question!

If it ever sold presumably it would sell to a WGA signatory, which credit system would (I believe) take precedence over whatever you and your collaborator might have privately agreed to by contract. ...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-11-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: What do people think of meetups?

Also, he had been severely injured in a plane crash on safari in Africa, which left him with serious head trauma. One of the few on-camera interviews Hemingway made was after the crash and it's...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-09-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

I heard the Gersh/Paradigm buzz from my WGA friend last month as well. At least as far as one of them is concerned, she thought the sticking point was the CoC's salary disclosure requirements to the...
Forum: Films 01-08-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Star Wars

Hoo-boy. The plot, such as it is, felt like when I used to play with my Star Wars figures and was just making it up as I went along and then something really crazy would happen that made no sense...
Forum: Writing TV 01-05-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: TV pilot - length issue

It sounds like you're still structuring it like a feature's 3-act structure, which I'm guessing is a large part of the problem. The opening *scene* should set up the dilemma of the episode for the...
Forum: Writing TV 01-05-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: TV pilot - length issue

72 pages sounds like a feature trying to be a pilot. How many storylines do you have going in it?

Unless a writer is established with a history on staff (and even then mid to upper level), the...
Forum: Films 01-05-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: 1917

I don't have extensive WWI knowledge, other than it was a meat grinder for every side. It didn't bump me as much here because setting it in April 1917 made me think that we were coming in more at...
Forum: Films 01-04-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: 1917

It basically is a one-take, though there are a couple obvious act breaks where Mendes "cuts." Even within that rule, Deakins does a lot of different things to keep it interesting and surprising. ...
Forum: Films 01-04-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: 1917

Technically, this was a tour de force. Stunning production, Deakins (should be) a lock for Best Cinematography.

Characterwise, it suffered from Dunkirk syndrome for me. No-name soliders thrown...
Forum: Films 01-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Uncut Gems

As much as I love the Godfather movies as drama, my own experience with New Yorkers over the past 30 years tells me Uncut Gems is far closer to the reality of how they act (and probably acted even...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-03-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Are there any other British screenwriters with an LA manager here?

Every situation and writer is different of course but my sense from hearing LA-based reps and managers speak at Q&As and festivals over the year is that 9 out 10 want their clients to live in LA. ...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-02-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Are there any other British screenwriters with an LA manager here?

What are your "shoes" exactly? (not a brit myself but I've had a writers group member from London make the transition to LA after he won the Nicholl)
Forum: Films 12-31-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Uncut Gems

he's a tragic figure. the whole point is that he is doomed to never change or overcome his tragic flaw. i can relate to that, even if my own flaws are not so destructive
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-30-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Entertainment lawyers submissions...

Generally, the kind of entertainment attorney you might find willing to shotgun blind query submissions to studios or prodcos for a fee are not the kind of entertainment attorneys that studios or...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-27-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: How Does Being a Writer / Director Work?

If the project you write and direct is a hit, it works great. they usually let you keep doing more.

If it's not a hit, well . . .
Forum: Television 12-27-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Mandalorian...oh no he didn't!!

Love The Mandalorian, especially the way it totally leans into the serial origins of Lucas' concept for Star Wars. Although it gives us enough characterization to engage with the various players,...
Forum: Films 12-25-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By JoeBanks
Little Women

As beloved as the 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel has been for the past 25 years, Greta Gerwig's latest turn at bringing the book to the screen positions it firmly in the 21st...
Forum: Films 12-24-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Southern_land is sad

The thing about putting all your eggs in the tentpole IP franchise basket, as Disney does more than the other big 4 studios, is that nothing lasts forever and the less diversified a company is when a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-22-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By JoeBanks
Re: Social Media?

Just using social media to pimp a spec script is almost always going to come off as desperate. Robotard8000 did it savvy with Balls Out by (1) having a hilarious script that people actually wanted...
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