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Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 318
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Bring yourself to your scripts

I think of writers as photographers with words. Yes there are some things that are our unique experiences, but the rest of it is about being present in the world and observing it and choosing which...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 09-13-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 18,941
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Franklin Leonard

I don't know what anyone's point is, but you are all making certain people very, very rich.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-13-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 318
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Bring yourself to your scripts

So in other words, write what you know? :D
Forum: Screenwriting 09-13-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

Thanks nguyensquared and everyone else!
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

@nguyensquared: Many thanks for the input and you make some very good points. The one thing though: I DON'T know yet what this character would and wouldn't do. I'm discovering that as I go along....
Forum: Screenwriting 09-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

Here's the gist:

-I do discover things about my characters as I go along. I would hope we all do. For me, that's one of the most exciting parts of writing. I literally just gave my main character a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-10-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: New Philosophy

I was going to say, isn't there a natural gut instinct that kicks in? Like a voice in your head telling you, OMG, I have GOT to write this! Or, OMG, I have GOT to tell BFF my idea so we can crank it...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-10-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

That's a great suggestion! I sometimes try to play the shrink with people I know who are having problems, so maybe I could apply that to my characters!
Forum: Screenwriting 09-10-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

I'm going to write it and see what my gut tells me. I know what I want to achieve, so I will know if I have or haven't achieved that once I've written it.

But I am absolutely terrified at the...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-10-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

Agree. I don't know if you read what I wrote up-thread, but I was agreeing with you early on and I used that recent manhunt in Manitoba as an example of the extremes to which a young adult will go...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-09-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Loving your character too much

Honestly, it's more complicated than that. It's true that I've become very fond of the character, yes, but I feel the reader will as well, and so I want to be mindful of both what the character would...
Forum: Script Deals 09-06-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: The Crew -- Jeff

So much for my rollickin' road trip dramedy about traveling salespeople entitled...


...wait for it...


THE CREW
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-05-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

Thanks, professor!!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-04-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

But seriously, what are WGA rules re. rewrites? If a studio brings in a new writer to polish / do a page-one rewrite, etc., isn't there some kind of 30% rule? As in, your name automatically appears...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-04-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

:)

Well I am kinda cursing myself now, I have to admit.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-04-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

It's a translation gig :D I translate French graphic novels for a living, and typically a translator is considered a co-author when people are crediting them the way they should. But one of my...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-04-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

I think that's absolutely the right attitude. Principles mixed with flexibility.


I just passed on a gig this morning due to principles :(
Forum: Basics 09-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Hey, kid

I wouldn't capitalize it. Makes it look like that's his name.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-02-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,805
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Doing well in too many contests is a red flag for reps?

I get that it's mind-blowing, except that taste is subjective and that that's been happening since the dawn of time :) In terms of books, I mean come on, we all know about HARRY POTTER not finding a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-01-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

I think people can bitch about notes all they want, but let's face it, that's the unfortunate nature of this biz (there's probably a bestseller in there somewhere, "Ridiculous Notes Given in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-01-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: A Note about Notes

ADAPTATION, no. That other endless one, perhaps:)
Forum: Script Deals 08-30-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Spec City

I'm not sure what you mean. I'm talking about doing research and using tools to find ways to contact the people you want to contact. I prefer contacting production companies directly with certain...
Forum: Script Deals 08-30-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Spec City

I remember when I was trying to pitch a few indie scripts a few years back, it was an oddly satisfying feeling to research this site and IMDBPro looking for access to producers. I felt like a sleuth:...
Forum: Script Deals 08-30-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Spec City

It is, but for some reason I feel that a lot of people here don't know about it. I could be wrong though.
Forum: Script Deals 08-29-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Rantanplan
Re: Spec City

If you're a paying member of Done Deal Pro, you have access to details on thousands of script sales over the years. And because you can search by genre, it's a good way to get a look and what's...
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