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Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 07:08 PM
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Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

I think both of these observations really sum it up. There are different rules at different tiers/levels for writers and even managers. I don't believe it's an equal playing field.

Mazin's path to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

I think that's more than smart, and I'd bet my lawyer would agree with you.

I understand the fear of a new writer, because I am one. You want to have real interest in your project and you don't want...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

I think, in general, I disagree with John Z, that if you've worked with a producer that it immediately means you need to disclose that relationship to anyone in the future. Or that it implies any...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

Kintnerboy,
John Zaozirny is not a lawyer and neither am I. During the entire thread he never gave specific detail of his writer's situation. Keep that in mind. It may not apply to you. John is...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

Great information, JoeBanks and ManfredLopez.

Good luck with your option, ManfredLopez.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

There is ALWAYS paperwork. Emails, attachments, notes, are paperwork.

I referred to "contracts/documents." Emails are documents which can be admissible in court if the email was sent by the opposing...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

What's written in the contract/document is what becomes at issue.

You want a clearly written contract that distinguishes the rights and that there are no additional clauses on another document that...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By finalact4
Re: The Use of Dialogue in Character Development

Totally agree, SC111. What a great line, "I'm from LA-- lower Alabama."
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

Yeah, I really like John Z. He offers a lot of good advice. And, tbf, he probably has had clients that may have unknowingly agreed to a work for hire without realizing it. Contracts can be really...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

Didn't John Zaozirny start his career off as a writer?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By finalact4
Re: Developement Notes and Chain-Of-Title

I'm not an attorney, but I don't think this is entirely accurate. I'm pretty sure the producer would have to show that there was some kind of agreement to develop together.

The Chain of Title has to...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,532
Posted By finalact4
Re: High Concept vs New High Concept

I know good advice when I see it. Good advice ^^
Forum: Films Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 959
Posted By finalact4
Re: Raiders of the None Arc

Elliot initially thinks of ET as a pet. He wants to bring him home and keep him. Elliot evolves when he comes to terms that ET is a powerful alien emotional being that needs to get home. He goes from...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 820
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Ahhh! Thanks for the heads up, Mark. BTW, I love the panther and the topaz. Nice site. Nice jewelry. Thanks for the kind words, Anagram.

Recently, I had a producer read my rom-com off The Black...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By finalact4
Re: The Use of Dialogue in Character Development

Some of my comments are deliberately simplified for purpose of example. The "cheats" are good ways to demonstrate immediately how these characters might have different attitudes, voices, and...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 08-12-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By finalact4
Re: Examples of good screen writing

Karl Iglesias has a great book called "Writing for Emotional Impact." It's good. I highly recommend it.

Just reading scripts with good dialogue isn't enough.

You need to analyze the scene (what's...
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-12-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,532
Posted By finalact4
Re: High Concept vs New High Concept

When I received THR article about how Warner was laying off 600 staffers, I couldn't help to consider that, maybe, the industry might change for a while.

During COVID big tentpole studio fare will...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-11-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 820
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

You have a manager. Bono has a manager. You have a team who puts your name and your work in front of industry people. You have the benefit of not having to consider whether you should or shouldn't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-11-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 820
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

It doesn't matter if you're a man writing a woman or a woman writing a man. We're all human.

I'm sure you'll rock it!

How many pages does 99k words equate to?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 820
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Someone can do this with any idea. Including something written by John August. Your copyright protection is as strong as his.



One, they've always felt safe. Keep good records and register your...
Forum: Films 08-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 959
Posted By finalact4
Re: Raiders of the None Arc

Here's my take, which is similar.

His arc goes from being an absent, disconnected father who believes he is undeserving of his family's love to being present, connected and necessary. When he sees...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-09-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 820
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Speaking for myself, yes, I think it's a good idea for a writer to have a website. My material is protected by copyright. What is it you're afraid will happen?

How is having your own landing...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-08-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 820
Posted By finalact4
Re: Writer's portfolio websites

Read AFTERSHOCK pilot today. Really good.
Forum: Intermediate & Advanced Screenwriting 08-08-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By finalact4
Re: The Use of Dialogue in Character Development

Long post, sorry-- keep on moving if it's too much. :)

SC111, I think you might like Karl Iglesias' "Writing for Emotional Impact." He speaks to the facets of screenwriting outside structure alone....
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-07-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By finalact4
Re: A good time for new US reps?

This. ^^

If no one READS the email, it doesn't matter how many were SENT. Imagine you were the 250th logline. Most will wait for the semifinalist, finalist and winners list.

The Black List sends a...
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