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Forum: TV 08-17-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,721
Posted By holly
Re: Zero interest in joinging the writers' room... just want to sell spec pilots

what jeff said. if you as an unknown writer sold a spec pilot that was ready to go to series - it would likely be one of the most unique and fantastic scripts they read that season. as such, they...
Forum: Films 08-04-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,430
Posted By holly
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 01-18-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,460
Posted By holly
Re: Spreading erroneous screenwriting myths

well, it's actually how tv writers rooms generally work. and it depends on what the definition of "working or not working" is. the right answer to a showrunner often comes in listening to what is not...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,746
Posted By holly
Re: How did you get started in LA?

what a nice bunch of excellent replies. youll get the confidence from the finished script, and i think you know that. if you can't finish a script, consider a screenwriting class that makes you...
Forum: Basics 12-18-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By holly
Re: Can act three be too long?

i would say you are misunderstanding what act three is.

if they're saying act three is too long, im really sure they're saying there is a problem in act 2, and you're not clear on what a real act 3...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-18-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,467
Posted By holly
Re: 5 act screenplays

are you serious? this is so frightening.
Forum: Screenwriting 12-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,467
Posted By holly
Re: 5 act screenplays

here is how i always tackled features. act one, then act two - which is broken into a beginning middle and end - and then act three.

the first act sets it off, the third pays it off, but act two is...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 12-16-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By holly
Re: Pilot - What is the best book...

final - in terms of structure it varies by network. five acts, six acts, five and a teaser are common for network and much cable.
you're thinking about the structure to some extent in relationship...
Forum: Writing TV 12-14-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By holly
Re: Show Bibles? Examples?

you dont see them in hours any more either. havent seen a bible in years.
Forum: Writing TV 12-14-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By holly
Re: AND, the other question, SHOW MEETING, go in there with what?

half hour person may know better, but i say bring none of it. be prepared to talk about all of it. they may love your idea but hate your pilot story. go in and find out what they are thinking. tell...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 12-14-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By holly
Re: Pilot - What is the best book...

this is obvious, but just start reading pilots. and watching them.
the biggest thing for me is the change in altitude. you only have to pitch, write, or deliver one hour and a half of a feature....
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 12-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,282
Posted By holly
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 12-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By holly
Re: Confessions of a Failed Screenwriter

a good agent does what you tell them to do.

thats been my definition for many years.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By holly
Re: Help - Slight dilemma with read request

congrats.
i think it is absolutely a great thing to do to go to reader one. not so much to get another read, but to establish a relationship. it was great of them to request it quickly, read it...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By holly
Re: Agent/Manager Protocol -- Help!

im betting this manager knows this actress - the faith based world is small - and in that way it is sort of a referral. send it.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,806
Posted By holly
Re: Are original concepts wanted by Hollywood?

thats an entirely different question.

and obviously you know what i mean. ramis generates the great ideas that make something work in an epic way. a four page article does not a masterpiece make. a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By holly
Re: Help - Slight dilemma with read request

i will give OP a slight wrist slap, however. if these are good notes, clear and concise and make the project better? Lots of smart readers would have the same notes. it is vitally important to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By holly
Re: Help - Slight dilemma with read request

and i strongly disagree with Bunker. :)

this isn't a busness of happy accidents, its one of quality. you may only get one read in your life from this buyer. make it count. two months, two years,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,806
Posted By holly
Re: Are original concepts wanted by Hollywood?

well just because you don't do it on a timetable doesn't mean they're accidents. harold ramis wrote groundhog day, but why did ghostbusters, animal house, caddyshack also occur to him? because his...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By holly
Re: Help - Slight dilemma with read request

they will still read it in two weeks.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-05-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,806
Posted By holly
Re: Are original concepts wanted by Hollywood?

That is nuts. Or rather, it only explains people who don't have the power to generate great ideas. It doesn't explain Ryan Murphy, John August, Charlie Kaufman, Vince Gilligan, Lauren Irungarich (if...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 11-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,529
Posted By holly
Re: In Time Screenwriter Ripped Off

worrying about getting ripped off is the hallmark of a rookie.
its not that it doesn't happen - its bound to. but like you say, you just move on to the next project. we're the only form of writing i...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-04-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,806
Posted By holly
Re: Are original concepts wanted by Hollywood?

this is old WGA data but all a quick hunt dug up.
Most writers are middle class; 46% did not even work last year. Of those who do work, one quarter make less than $37,700 a year and 50% make less...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 11-04-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,529
Posted By holly
Re: In Time Screenwriter Ripped Off

you have no idea. there is a huge faction of the paranoid who are drawn to this profession. and it seems in general, the less experienced you are and the fewer things you've executed, the more...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-04-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,806
Posted By holly
Re: Are original concepts wanted by Hollywood?

except when a script is truly great (original, castable, marketable, creative, zeitgeisty) the town blows up. there are not so very many of those, by pros or non pros.

screenwriters who break in...
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