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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-19-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By kdmccaskill
Yes... It is possible to Start a Career Ouside of Los Angeles

1) You need a low cost of living state, Ga for example

2) An understanding Boss

3) flights from Atlanta to LA are $197 round trip on Spirit Airlines

4) use the money you're saving on rent to pay...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-27-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By kdmccaskill
How Does Being a Writer / Director Work?

do you direct spec scripts you sell?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-28-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By kdmccaskill
Auto-BioPics Specs Sells More?

I was talking during a spec screenwriting group and learned writers who make screenplays based on their life tend sell more than the imaginary scripts you create for fiction
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: Film Rights Problem

Exactly, so my question is would you have to make the copyright holder sign a legally binding agreement that he will not enforce the copyright, or would you have to convince him to sell you the film...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: Film Rights Problem

I understand what you are saying, but in this case the author is the sole owner and has even stopped the publisher from publishing his award winning 10 million copies sold work, he has put it online...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By kdmccaskill
Film Rights Problem

I want to write a screenplay based on a Japanese Manga, the copyright holder has said in a statement that was published that anyone can use his work without fear of copyright enforcement and that he...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-25-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By kdmccaskill
My Advice For Screenwriters

Before you write the screenplay, before before you write the outline / treatment, please write a condensed 5 - 10 page summary of your story in novel form from beginning to end, this is so the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-24-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By kdmccaskill
Contest vs Query Letters

Which is more effective
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-22-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: Packaging and Developing Your Screenplay

What i mean is you for instance, a screenwriter partners with a producer to develop a screenplay, creating a pitch, package it with key stars and a director, and pitching it to larger producers or...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-22-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By kdmccaskill
Packaging and Developing Your Screenplay

Benefits of Developing Your Screenplay

Development Fee

Writer and Producers credit

Potential to Produce during production

More Money Up Front
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-18-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,837
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: New York Is Better Than LA

Why doesn't Apple, Amazon or Netflix just buy up the 4 big NYC film studios?

Kaufman-Astoria, Steiner Studios, Silver Cup Studios, and Broadway Stages
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,837
Posted By kdmccaskill
New York Is Better Than LA

LA feels like I'm dying inside, maybe it's NYC diversity
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-11-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By kdmccaskill
Screenwriting Manager List

https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenwriting-Managers-List.pdf
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-25-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By kdmccaskill
I Got More Meetings By Starting a Screenplay Development Company

so it is business to business, instead of artist to company, hoping that i can grow the business into a big company and sign writers, and own their work
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-20-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By kdmccaskill
Best Channel on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3uFGhMZ6jsnCb9agxzVxLw

1) never Query agents

2) use a contest or service where they accept screenplays
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Entry level Asst. on Wall Street straight out of U. Penn make 70 Grand a year, Entry level Asst. in Hollywood straight out of USC, make 30 Grand a year, you don't see a problem with this
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

I have not worked in Hollywood, but I have friends in the industry, who tell me the are living in hell, you spend 4 years learning how to write or direct, and you get out and don't write or direct...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Asst make on average $500 a week, how many times have producers or executives that you worked for asked to see your work, this is the digital age, the old stereotype of you have to know someone to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-17-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By kdmccaskill
PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Do Not get a job in Hollywood, while waiting for a deal as a PA, Asst, Writer's PA, Writer's Asst. you will be treated like garbage and you will make Mcdonald's money

You can make twice the money as...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 10-12-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By kdmccaskill
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-06-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By kdmccaskill
Should Aspiring Screenwriters Create a Creative Development Company

should aspiring screenwriters create a creative development company, where they package scripts, actors, producers, directors, should we be thinking more like business people, and not artist
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-05-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By kdmccaskill
Re: How Many Members On Done Deal Are Writer - Directors?

I think a Screenwriter has an easier chance at breaking in the film industry than a Director because with an aspiring filmmaker you are limited by a budget, with a Screenwriter you can dream up a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-05-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By kdmccaskill
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-05-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By kdmccaskill
How Many Members On Done Deal Are Writer - Directors?

and if you sell a script would you negotiate to be the director
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-03-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By kdmccaskill
Best Jobs While Waiting For The Big Break in Film

1) TV Show Runner - $80,000 - $125,000 an episode

2) TV Writer - $10,000 - $30,000 an episode

3) Computer Technology - $75,000 - $110,000 a year

4) Finance - ...
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