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Forum: Screenwriting 09-03-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,421
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Claimed Hollywood writer's script formatting notes (are they wrong??)

http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showpost.php?p=955999&postcount=24
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-03-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,629
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: What's The Point Of It All?

Congrats on the podcast, GhostWrite. I'm a true crime fan - please post the name of your show so we can all listen!

As to your larger point...

Look, I've been working for awhile, so I'm as...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-18-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,421
Posted By JeffLowell
Forum: Screenwriting 08-09-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Advice on character reaction description

That's bad advice. You don't have to "cross over into the director's role," but if you choose to and it makes the read better, there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so.

Read a bunch of black...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-07-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Advice on character reaction description

Clarity is the key. Brevity is close behind. A lot of suggestions you've received are either unclear or overwritten, IMO.

There's nothing wrong with saying a character is shocked, if that's what...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-30-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Etiquette question: Meeting with a manager

It's a tough one. Bird in the hand... the others haven't gotten back yet...

Is there a big difference in the status of the people who are meeting with you/reading you?

I think at the very least...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-17-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Pitching as a Lottery

****, does that make me sad on about a dozen levels.

You should not be paying someone 300 bucks to read your script or 3k to submit it to 3 companies. Full stop.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-28-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: The "Double Query"

I think this is a good approach.
Forum: Basics 06-27-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,093
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

Sometimes a script will have a great premise or plot turns or set pieces or whatever - something that makes a studio think there's a film there - but the execution isn't great. Those scripts can be...
Forum: Basics 06-24-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,093
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

In selling an individual script, no. In getting hired as a writer on other projects, absolutely.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-21-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,998
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Reputable agents/managers charging a fee to read

If he really wanted to whittle down potential clients, he'd just move to a referrals only system. This feels like a guy trying to keep the lights on.
Forum: Films 06-18-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,093
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Ocean's 8 -- Here We Go Again

Can female critics appreciate films with male leads?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-13-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,998
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Reputable agents/managers charging a fee to read

It probably goes without saying, but if a management company needs to chase reading fees to supplement its income, it's not successful. (Let alone - if a manager has *time* to provide coverage, he's...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-13-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,998
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Reputable agents/managers charging a fee to read

Actually against rules for agents to do this. Who are these companies, if you don’t mind saying?
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-12-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Mysterious email. What would you do?

Someone wants to read your script. Send it. ;)
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-11-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Mysterious email. What would you do?

What's the downside of sending it?
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,099
Posted By JeffLowell
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,099
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Is it acceptable...

FWIW, I wrote a spec that had a recently invented sport with unique equipment. I knew 99% of readers wouldn't have seen it. So I described it, but I also put in as an aside something like "[This is...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-10-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,941
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Amazon Studios

I doubt they’re putting many resources into reading scripts at this point.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Conflict - How important it really is?

Absolutely - Gump tackles a different theme, but I don't think it's quite as empty as some others. I think it's a meditation on destiny - the last line (which I've quoted before) is:
Forum: Screenwriting 06-02-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: Conflict - How important it really is?

There's a long tradition of naifs that don't change, but the world around them does. I wouldn't say "Being There" was bad writing, for example.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-30-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,582
Posted By JeffLowell
Forum: Basics 05-27-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,093
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

Of course! I'm slightly disappointed there isn't a bigger archive I hadn't found there are some old discussions about theme that got wiped out in the boski rage-quit that I'd love to see.
Forum: Basics 05-27-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,093
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

This is getting weird. Assuage my huge ego and tell me where I screwed up:

I searched for every post that had the word "fret" in it (there are 101), and it is not there.

I also searched for...
Forum: Basics 05-27-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,093
Posted By JeffLowell
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

I'm definitely not accusing you of lying. It just struck me as odd that I couldn't pull up the post, since I'm pretty good at searching. For example, if you search for the word "fret," which you...
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