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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-06-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Looking for an agent

That you lived this is good because it would answer one of the key questions for any agent: WHY YOU TO WRITE THIS?

But the problem, as others have mentioned, is that there is nothing unique about...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-23-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: New York Is Better Than LA

El Segundo always makes me think of that Tribe Called Quest song, "I left my wallet in El Segundo."
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-20-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: New York Is Better Than LA

I'm partial to NYC but appreciate LA, too. New Yorkers are more genuine and New York is a FAR more walkable city. LA is cheaper to live and has amazing weather. Both cities are incredibly diverse.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-13-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By grumpywriter
Reality TV Per-Episode Rate?

Hello. Does anyone happen to know what the typical and/or WGA per-episode rate is for reality TV (writing/editing/storyboarding)?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,223
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

Hah... it is indeed :)

The thing is - there are PLENTY of miserable screenwriters, miserable actors, directors, and producers. There are also plenty of miserable tech writers, bloggers, lawyers,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-28-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,223
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Should we all be writing books instead?

This is a great post - very honest.

I'll give my POV:

I know more than a few ex-screenwriters who now write fiction, some with a modicum of success (ie, kind of making a living off it), and yes, I...
Forum: Television 06-05-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Game Of Thrones

Everyone's of course entitled to their opinion, but if you watch this guy's take on it, you will see/understand just how much they really missed in the ending -...
Forum: Television 05-31-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Game Of Thrones

Agree - endings are very tough and this one especially since it was under a microscope and it was so big. Don't get me wrong - I still love the show OVERALL and I'm not "making fun of it". Just...
Forum: Television 05-29-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Game Of Thrones

The entire last season was REALLY bad, but especially the last two episodes, which were kind of like what you would expect from a high school screenwriting 101 class (not even college level).

I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-29-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Unable to travel - Seeking advice

Absolutely. Generally you only need to be in LA for pitch meetings (if you are able to get one), and even then, sometimes the "pitchee" will be okay with video, although if other LA-based people are...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 05-15-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Why Did They Pass on Your Screenplay...

I basically see companies reading scripts from "outsiders", assuming you are an outsider, as a way to cover their bases. They just want to make sure they don't miss out on the next Little Miss...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-30-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Confused about what steps to take with agencies

I had a similar situation a few years ago with a TV pilot that was getting packaged via two top agents at two top agencies and I was not repped by either agency (I only have a manager). But my "in"...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-30-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,112
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: VPF Virtual Pitch Fest anyone?

I've actually made quite a few really good ongoing connections and relationships with established producers through VPF. While they didn't sign up for the first script I sent them on my first pitch...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-09-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Advice on Prior Relationship - New Spec

"...but i'm interested in some advice on whether having a producer attached will potentially be a detriment to an incoming manager, even if it's for a specific, limited territory."

Most likely yes,...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-20-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: After read request, how long does it take?

I once had a prodco. get back to me a YEAR later, haha.
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 02-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,112
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Why I Hate Script Contests And So Should You

I had the same exact experience at the same pitch fest you are talking about. For one pitch, the only thing the junior exec and I talked about was how long it took to drive from SF to LA and the best...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-28-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: Q for those who have used The Blacklist...

Thanks, Joe and UpandComing. Very helpful. Looks like I will have to plunk down the $$$ and pray :)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-28-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By grumpywriter
Q for those who have used The Blacklist...

I've decided to post some old scripts of mine on the Blacklist website. But... question for those who have used The Blacklist before:

Have you found that ponying up the $75+ for a review or two is...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-02-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: roadmapwritershub.com ...anyone ever use them??

No problem. I actually didn't know about Roadmap either until I contacted Joey a few weeks ago to ask him about not seeing him any more around Happy Writers, which I had used a few times but years...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-01-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,791
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: roadmapwritershub.com ...anyone ever use them??

The guy who runs it, Joey Truccio, used to run Stage 32's "Happy Writers" pitch forum and apparently had some kind of falling out with Richard Botto, Stage 32's CEO/founder, although it's unclear...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-01-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,576
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: How to figure out how much to charge for option/sell?

Hi Terri,

First of all congrats on getting so much interest in your script and on getting an offer.

Do you have a manager? I'm assuming you don't but a manager can help a lot in these situations...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-08-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By grumpywriter
Should there be an option agreement?

A producer has had a script of mine for years with no option - since I like him and he's passionate I decided to just let him run with it. Just recently, he managed to get an established director...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 04-04-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,412
Posted By grumpywriter
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-31-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By grumpywriter
Re: When do you cut the cord with your manager?

Thanks for your input, Professor Chomp. Very helpful. :)
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 03-31-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By grumpywriter
When do you cut the cord with your manager?

For those of you who have managers -

What are your expectations of them?

When do you decide to cut the cord?

I've had my manager for 4 years now and she's the first and only one I've ever had....
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