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Old 09-06-2019, 12:10 AM   #1
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What should I write next?

I just wrote a TV pilot, but I'm in the zone. I feel I should write another one.

But I need to write a feature as I don't have a current one.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:28 AM   #2
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I'd focus on TV.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:50 AM   #3
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Feature. It'll open more doors, including in TV.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:16 AM   #4
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How about a feature about writing a tv show? Nailed it!
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:35 PM   #5
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Feature. It'll open more doors, including in TV.
Have you used a feature to open doors in TV? Would be curious to hear how effective you felt that was. I've always been a feature guy myself but would love to get into TV. I know I need to write a pilot (working on it) but it seems like my reps are waiting for that rather than using my features to get me in the door on TV stuff.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:45 PM   #6
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Have you used a feature to open doors in TV? Would be curious to hear how effective you felt that was. I've always been a feature guy myself but would love to get into TV. I know I need to write a pilot (working on it) but it seems like my reps are waiting for that rather than using my features to get me in the door on TV stuff.
Yeah, I've pitched a series based off getting in the room with a feature.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:00 PM   #7
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When I had reps they said (even though we had a pilot reading to go) that they wouldn't do anything with it until we sold a feature basically.

Even had a TV agent who refused to do anything with it.

So that's fun!
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:52 PM   #8
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i think in today's market it suits the writer best to have both a high quality pilot spec and a feature. they are different. with several players entering the market with new streaming services there are more opportunities for longer form TV. a feature can be sold to a streamer. if the world is sufficient, it can be expanded into a mini-series or a limited series like Chernobyl.

better to have both. managers feel that way, too.

things have changed a lot in the past 5 - 10 years, what was done before is not "standard" anymore. ask Ron Howard and Brian Glazer. admirably, they are adapting to the new norm. (new deadline article out).
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:40 PM   #9
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I think I'm jonesing for TV.

I had a great idea with my "ex" writing partner, but I'm trying to figure out does the muddy the waters or as my other thread was takling about, is that a good idea? To branch out -- write with others -- make friends all over the place -- tell your rep this is me. I write solo. With Jen. With Mark. And go sell this sh%t thank you please.
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