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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-26-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By catcon
Re: Do people query on weekends?

Not sure if anybody's seen it, but I just watched Please Stand By (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4652650) (2017). It's streamed here, with annoying Cyrillic subtitles, in case you can't find a...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-26-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By catcon
Re: Do people query on weekends?

And just so you know, from my own p.o.v., NONE of this offends me at all. It's just business. Also, the emphasis in your quote is mine. They'll only change their ways if or when they have to, such...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-26-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By catcon
Re: Do people query on weekends?

Most threads on this board prove people over-worry about and 'overthink' things.

If there were a $9.99 bottle of magic tonic that claimed to do the trick, I'm sure it'd sell gazillions. :shifty:...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By catcon
Re: Do people query on weekends?

Fair enough. Automatic filtering based on a word or phrase, dangerous and/or stupid. Eyeball scanning for the same words or phrases, better.

But people are always trying to cram technology into...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-26-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By catcon
Re: Do people query on weekends?

I've had "Query" as part of my standard email heading since 2010. I've received enough responses to have generated hundreds of read requests, sometimes after I've sent queries for dozens of...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-24-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,129
Posted By catcon
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

Ulp, are we in for a slew of Matrix metaphors nowadays?

As for outlining or not, of course there are no rules. It's about making the profound challenge of writing a script or a novel, or anything...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-24-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,372
Posted By catcon
Re: Do people query on weekends?

Ah, Botti. A name from my past here on DDPro. I've a big "look at me now" coming for him someday, based on a comment he posted on one of my posts several years ago. I haven't been able to say it...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-24-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,129
Posted By catcon
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

When I say it, nobody listens. Maybe they'll listen to Tony:

and
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-22-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,746
Posted By catcon
Re: Maybe I'm Just Not Talented Enough...

There are a lot of these navel-gazing exercises going on here on DDPro these days, which are of no interest to me whatsoever.

But it is easy to get sucked in, so let me bring out the old sports...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,960
Posted By catcon
Re: First ATA agency breaks ranks

I don't know if it's remotely interesting or relevant, but recently I pitched a long-time executive and found out that she's joined Verve as an agent. This was in 2018, and is either in addition to...
Forum: Writing TV 08-19-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By catcon
Re: Pilot submission

I detect on this board a hesitancy to consult a lawyer.

Even when you sign with a rep or do a zero dollar option with a producer, and they describe it as a "handshake deal", and even if you don't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By catcon
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

I was just describing another way to target cropping a script, in this case by using the page ending to make sure that every page is as FULL as it can be.

By scene, there's far less reason to cut...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By catcon
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

Firstly, I do the regular polish thing merely to be ready when or if such a call comes. Those overnight last-minute polishes aren't for me! Secondly, as a semi-retiree, I have the time; I know that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By catcon
Re: Hollywood = McDonalds

Well, it's time for another one of my 'poverty' jokes: "Quarter Pounder? You can afford that?!" Me? It was their regular hamburgers. I remember when they were 25 cents.

One time, after a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-18-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By catcon
Re: Nearing completion - what's next?

This process is what I am referring to when I talk about 'polishing' my old scripts. It's not BIG stuff. It's little tweaks, throughout. And I'd add to the list of tasks: 'Word choice...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-17-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By catcon
Re: Circle of Confusion Email Structure?

Manager Ashley Berns (a he) is right there on LinkedIn:

Ashley Berns (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-berns-2173596)

I've pitched him a few times, but he didn't have the patience to deal with my...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-16-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,129
Posted By catcon
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

Well, you could be talking about a boring script that's 85 pages that seems like 125, but maybe also talking 'white space' that gives your eyes a break.

Time for a screensnap. I've used it before,...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-16-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,393
Posted By catcon
Re: Emagine Content

But they sure do use broad strokes to determine what conflicts with their projects in development.

In 2017, I had a response from Hollywood Gang on a $10 VPF pitch: They figured my script,...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 08-16-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,321
Posted By catcon
Re: TrackingB vs Tracking Board Launch Pad

Outrageous.

Maybe it was that last RGA strike (that's "Readers" Guild of America, ha ha) that's forced all the contests to bump up their entry fees.

Anybody know if the reading fee average has gone...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-16-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,777
Posted By catcon
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

"Mention", yes, but not recommend, nor any luck (ie. rep or option offer). Same for InkTip's Preferred Newsletter. I'd have to have plenty of extra cash before I'd use either, but especially VPF...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,777
Posted By catcon
Re: Anybody Know Any Agents or Managers Open to Acquiring New Clients?

ONLY if you have the spare cash, you might consider VPF (http://www.virtualpitchfest.com/ourpros) (Virtual Pitchfest), as they have a list of reps who are taking pitches. Even then, wait till they...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 717
Posted By catcon
Re: Parallel development and samples

I'm only half jesting when I suggest you realize you've lost this battle, but could win the war: Redo your script as " Nonoksa", about the recent radiation release and (seeming) cover-up?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By catcon
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

Oh well, geez, this was going too far:


I remember on VPF a few years ago, somebody of note was asking for "giant monster stories". But to mention 'Godzilla' in anything other than a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-16-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By catcon
Re: Copyright and who to send your script to

164 now?

I know nothing about your script, but have you thought about it being two stories? Maybe at around page 80 there's a good, exciting break for story #1. Then you can pitch it as a tighter...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 08-16-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By catcon
Re: The State of Producers...

> Tolmach [etc.]

Actually, that image at the bottom of the article (if accurate) is pretty awesome. It answered several of my "email returned/no longer at this address" questions:

Where are they...
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