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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 824
Posted By JKB
Re: Playwright

I came to screenwriting through playwriting. My $.02 is it depends on whether or not you want to make money. If you don't -- and you're happy to produce low-budget plays that may not even recoup...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,515
Posted By JKB
Re: Contest results (so far) enough to persuade a manager to read my script?

I'll jump in and say I avoid quotes and testimonials in queries. Yes, reps want affirmation that a script is worth reading, but they want that affirmation from someone they know and trust, not Joe...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,515
Posted By JKB
Re: Contest results (so far) enough to persuade a manager to read my script?

Haha, jaycar -- I had the exact same experience at Austin a couple years back. I was a semifinalist and went to the festival primed to pitch myself and my work. Even did the pitch contest.

It was...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,515
Posted By JKB
Re: Contest results (so far) enough to persuade a manager to read my script?

Hey Concord-

+1 on everything EJP and Ducky have said.

FWIW, I'm in a similar position to you. I have a script that's a Nicholl QF and PAGE Semifinalist. I'm querying now. My subject line...
Forum: Script Deals 08-06-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,940
Posted By JKB
Re: Good Luck Limama!

Woo-hoo! Fingers crossed, PJ.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 45,160
Posted By JKB
Re: Black List - Any Success Stories Yet?

Congrats! Lots of good news on this thread.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,936
Posted By JKB
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,952
Posted By JKB
Re: Is December A Bad Month To Query People?

Four for four?! Nice!

Personally, I'm a fan of this type of bare bones query. No mess, no fuss. Easy to read on your phone. Good luck!
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-07-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,783
Posted By JKB
Re: The Black List from a user perspective

But that isn't the only way it can get positive attention. If it scores highly enough -- or if the log and execution grab people -- it could get lots of attention. For free.

A rep charging for a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,783
Posted By JKB
Re: The Black List from a user perspective

If your fear is that you'll be ignored for being unknown, wouldn't such a separation create an entire pool of writers who would be ignored for being unknown?

Just sayin' ...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-13-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

I'm not saying a QF in PAGE isn't an accomplishment -- it is, and you should feel good about it.

But I think effectiveness in a query has less to do with the number of entries -- which the reps...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-13-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

I think it has less to do with the number of entries -- which the reps don't know -- than whether agents/managers/producers have an association with the contest's brand.

Nicholl is the only one...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

Ech. Too bad. Best of luck with the new one!
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-11-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

Sounds like you have a consistent performer. It makes an impression on lots of different readers. That's definitely an achievement. So ... what has that script done outside of contests? Sounds like...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

Hi Joe -- I've got a different perspective on that. If you've got a script that's consistently QF'd in the same contest (or lots of contests), you have a script that's not ready for the big time.
...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

Congrats on the sweep, magnet!

I don't make distinctions in terms of the "style" of the script.

I have certain contests I enter and the entries are my new stuff or a previous script I've...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-11-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,454
Posted By JKB
Re: PAGE INT'L 2012 Top 25%/Round 2 Notifications....

That's my feeling, Signor. You never know, of course, but I don't mention a contest placement lower than SF unless it's the Nicholl (and that's cuz I know a writer who got repped off a Nicholl QF).
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 07-09-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,453
Posted By JKB
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-06-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,601
Posted By JKB
Re: Amazon Studios Refugees Meet Here

No, and that's the key question. What rights to payment, if any, the original writers retained after their concept/script went through the AS process.

If they get zip -- and Clive Barker's the only...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-05-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By JKB
Re: Going to the theatre anyone?

Are these theaters planning to develop and produce new plays or just produce established plays? That's a critical element when it comes to opportunities for writers.

As for the relationship between...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 06-01-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,218
Posted By JKB
Re: Good Luck Emily!

Fingers crossed!
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 70,801
Posted By JKB
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-30-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,695
Posted By JKB
Re: Keep the film 'low budget' and script is more likely to get sold??

Yeah, it seems like a practical reality that the lower the budget your great movie can be made for, the more entities can produce it.

But, as everyone has said, your script's still gotta be great...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,695
Posted By JKB
Re: Keep the film 'low budget' and script is more likely to get sold??

Totally. I just watched Alien for the millionth time, and it hit me how economical that movie is -- for 70% of the film, it's seven actors, one monster and a cat on a spaceship. Standing, interior...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-14-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 171,122
Posted By JKB
Re: Question for Michaelb (clients productivity)

Good tip, footage! I'm gonna check that out. Efficiency is everything.

Back to Michael ...
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