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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Haha yeah I don’t think CNN is gonna start mining DDP for “gotcha” moments unless we all simultaneously hit JJ Abrams Level of Stardom in the next 48 hrs!!!!!

Thank Duck for open discourse!...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-02-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

I have always felt that the self-inflicted ghettoization by minority filmmakers, gay filmmakers, comedians, female filmmakers etc. fuels that very thing that they oppose: marginalization.

What I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-31-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

I’m afraid of being accused of cultural appropriation. True story.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Oh and nothing changes unless you have something produced that makes people a gazillion dollars
A week after the sale I was told a 10 page assignment take I had idiotically prepared (for free of...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

Re: TV sale... I wrote a pitch deck two years ago. Sat on my managers’ desks for two years.
I sent it to a producer who works with another producer who has a 1st look deal with the channel....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Linking up with producers early on

The other project is a tv series I just sold
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-30-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By TravisPickle
Black List 2019

Hey all

Given the WGA/ATA situation , what do you think will happen with this year’s black list??

Agents usually take the helm when it comes to blasting scripts out.

Will it be a manager-only...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,500
Posted By TravisPickle
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-29-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,500
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

A lot of novelists wish they were screenwriters.

Why?

It pays more (when it pays).

It gives you enormous exposure (when something gets made)

It's... sexier. Because people watch movies/tv more...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-28-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Book coverage

Hey Coop-
It's for my spec writing.
Goodreads and Amazon sometimes have reviews with a little more plot-related info. But for the most part people don't want to spoil that stuff so they hold back.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 07-27-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By TravisPickle
Book coverage

Ever feel like you can’t keep up with your reading list?

I have a dozen novels I’ve picked up and want to sift through - they are all potential movies or tv series.

However it would...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-27-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By TravisPickle
Linking up with producers early on

hey all--

so I have an idea for a feature that I have been "soft pitching". I'd be writing it to direct. ideally I would like to collaborate with a writer from the country the story takes place in....
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 07-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: You're a producer, fo realz???

On a scale from one to ******* you are barely skimming the surface of the pathological shittiness that pervades our industry.

A decade ago I was in Paris as an exchange student, living the dream...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV minimums

Right now I don’t have an agent due to the WGA situation
Hopefully my lawyer and manager can pick up the slack...

And yes, very poignant line about “maybe it’ll get made”... such a bummer to start a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV minimums

Thanks friends!!

To be clear: my reps have not refused to negotiate. They haven’t even received the offer yet. I worded it incorrectly.

What I meant is that sometimes reps find themselves in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By TravisPickle
TV minimums

hey all

I just sold a pitch to a cable channel- and what I mean is that they are paying me to write the pilot and the bible.

I don't have a track record in TV- it's my first sell. I do have a...
Forum: TV 06-26-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: TV pitch

Dude I think this is insanely helpful
You are so right about holding back a little
I think there is a part of me that feels like I should please them- and thereby expose myself to a lot more...
Forum: TV 06-26-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By TravisPickle
TV pitch

hey guys-

I wrote a 14 page pitch deck for a TV series that a Network read and apparently loves.

The closest thing to it is probably...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By TravisPickle
Zoetrope?

hey all

Zoetrope had a wonderful forum where users could upload their short stories and get critiques from other users.

is this still available?

and if it isn't, can anyone recommend a similar...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By TravisPickle
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

lets grab a drink at the next mixer.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

I fired my agent. I went to the WGA meetings. I attended my own agency's meetings. I go to the mixers to meet my fellow members. I read the insanely long posts on Discord.

I explained that i have a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-31-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Unpublished short story adaptation

short of it is, if we do this seriously it'll go through our attorneys no matter what.

I was burned once with a situation that started very amicably and got messy as soon as our reps stepped into...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-31-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: Can WGA Writers Work for Non-Signatories Outside US?

I challenge this notion, Mr. Bank.

I thought I was in the clear as well since I was considering writing in the UK for a UK company. But when I asked the WGA the hammer fell with a "no. if you're...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-31-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By TravisPickle
Re: WGA-ATA stalemate. workaround?

Get off yer horse mate. I just asked a question.
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