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Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,087
Posted By catcon
Re: Nicholl 2019

The #1 rule for breaking in is: Try everything... and be patient!

The LinkedIn request I got last Friday was off a message I sent to the producer on that platform, last October 26th! I know he's...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,087
Posted By catcon
Re: Nicholl 2019

No no, not at all. Your rep-centric comments are always useful to consider.

Maybe it's just me, but surely most who play the contest game are actually dreaming of the $$$. :rolleyes:

As for...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,087
Posted By catcon
Re: Nicholl 2019

I might as well generate a bit of heat for the upcoming Quarterfinal announcement. :mpopcorn:

According to my tracking database, I'm sort of expecting the emails to go out in a week "or so". That...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-11-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 535
Posted By catcon
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

Well, it looks like this thread is settled, though I sure thought 'hook' was something else... :eek:

However, since it is what the experts here have said, why not take in this easy-listening...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 07-11-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By catcon
Re: Cheap Script Notes

You said it!

Took at look at the sample: No, they're not 'pro notes' I'd expect to pay $120 or $220 for, but even without the summation at the end, that looks worth $20 to me. (Mind you, I'd never...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 07-10-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By catcon
Re: Cheap Script Notes

I don't think just posting an ad is enough. We'd like to see a sample. Or, JOENYC's idea has merit. It's called 'selling yourself' (and your services).

Terri Zinner (afilmwriter.com) used to do...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,254
Posted By catcon
Re: Amazon Studios

Ouch! :shifty:

Now even our profile pages are gone. At least, mine is:

https://studios.amazon.com/users/50924
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-10-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By catcon
Re: You're a producer, fo realz???

Well, if we push or force them to respond, they'll just come up with some canned response system, like I wrote about here:

VPF responses...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 766
Posted By catcon
Re: Getting rid of commas in dialogue

It's not just what they may say to their students, but how.

I remember the first time I heard the word 'grammar' was in... 'Grammar' class, grade 6, I think. That old guy went on and on about...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 07-07-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,449
Posted By catcon
Re: Franklin Leonard

Why not just trust what the experts at Virtual Pitchfest say!

9 of 10 of the responses I've ever received were "Nothing personal, it just didn't grab us".

To determine this, I went through the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-06-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,090
Posted By catcon
Re: Done Deal Pro Site

From the 'Re: WGA Offers a One Year Respite?' thread, because this topic was taking it over...

Geez, I feel like a dream-killer. :(

I wouldn't 'play', but that's only because I'm too busy and...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-06-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By catcon
Wakaliwood (Uganda's Hollywood)

I don't know who among you watches PBS Newshour:

Wakaliwood (Action movies being made for a couple of hundred bucks) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWVu56Jd4oM)

You know, I'd rather be this guy...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-06-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By catcon
Re: WGA Offers a One Year Respite?

The biggest defence against having an 'idea' stolen is to have it already expanded into a full story, before it's divulged, and legally secured (however you wish to do that; I register the...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-03-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By catcon
Re: Entertainment Lawyer Recommendations

That's the thing, it's really hard to know that they're not going to just procrastinate their effort into the final month or so of the option term; meanwhile, you're sitting there twiddling your...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 07-02-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By catcon
Re: WGA Offers a One Year Respite?

From the article:I'm from the computer consulting world where any sort of valid expense is claimable. Thus, if my billing were $1000 and a third-party took $100 in placement/consulting or other...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-30-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By catcon
Re: WGA Offers a One Year Respite?

I.P. is king. I've never sold anything so nobody's listening to me, but it's what I've been saying all along. Songwriters/musicians, poets, novelists, artists, bloody vase makers... they create,...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-30-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By catcon
Re: Emailing screenplay on the Weekends

Agreed. Send the file. (The only other comment I have is that, because of this end of week/weekend situation, you can be a little EXTRA careful in your submission... we're always so eager to send...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 06-25-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By catcon
Re: Do You Think My Producer Was Racist - SCRIPTFELLA

That was a great vid. One takeaway is that it emphasizes that no matter the lip-service the higher-ups and talking heads say about any social issues, it's the story-tellers whose courage will drive...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-25-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,075
Posted By catcon
Re: Querying studios

Yep, I noticed #3 the first time you listed it. I agree completely.

Every time I look at one of my scripts, I see slight improvements.

That happened the first 4-5 times I read it, after reaching...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-25-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By catcon
Re: There's a whole lot of food for thought here

At least from my experience, I don't think that the gatekeepers out there are in any rush to abandon anything... but who says they're a wise barometer of things.

I've tried to promote the...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 914
Posted By catcon
Re: Scene with no dialogue

Nope! You took us to school. Never too old to learn - if not the what, then at least the why. Thanks!
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 06-24-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,075
Posted By catcon
Re: Querying studios

Ha ha, if you ask if you can or should pitch a studio, you've already lost your edge.

The edge? I don't mean to offend, but the edge is that you're too new and too ignorant to know not to pitch...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-24-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By catcon
Re: ATA Hitting Back Hard?

Of course the impact on the IPO is at least in part behind this.

Hmm, I wonder if the possible rewards of a victorious suit can be considered a "monetary asset" in the overall value of the IPO? I...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 914
Posted By catcon
Re: Scene with no dialogue

This is a screenplay, so you should "try" to attain perfect, present action tense by avoiding gerunds, but sometimes it's hard, and not even preferable. We've debated this ad nauseum to death over...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-24-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By catcon
Re: ATA Hitting Back Hard?

It isn't. "Damn slaves... they put up with it for hundreds of years, and now they want emancipation?!" ;)

I found the quoted portions pretty flowery, like a pitch for a TV show. Then some parts...
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