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Old 06-08-2012, 02:36 AM   #11
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That's why my blog is called Sex In A Submarine - on CRASH DIVE HBO gave us the note that it needed a sex scene.
"I said, "It's 110 men on a submarine - what kind of sex scene did you have in mind?"

lol, that was funny.... at least to me.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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THIS IS SPARTA!

*some of you will get it
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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That's why my blog is called Sex In A Submarine - on CRASH DIVE HBO gave us the note that it needed a sex scene. I said, "It's 110 men on a submarine - what kind of sex scene did you have in mind?"
It's not gay if it's underway.

Do you know how the distribution for smaller films has changed since the death of home video stores? I remember going into Blackbuster and Hollywood Video and the like as a kid and seeing a gajillion B-Films (especially action and horror) that I never heard of. Now, I don't know where to look for those films. These films are still being made, so there must be some market for them, but how has that market changed?
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:55 PM   #14
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Check your Red Box kiosk... they are now funding films. So is Netflix - they hired the HBO guy to head up their original films division.

But between the economy and changes in home vid, things are still in a state of flux. Lots of D&D streaming right now... and when they figure out what works, things will stabilize. Foreign is still a strong market where a good low budget movie can play theatrical and even beat a bad studio film... and foreign production and co-production are still active.

The laws of supply and demand still hold - there are still people who want to see the movies on that "Super Action" aisle at Blockbuster... as THE RAID show us.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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i thought all sex in a submarine was gay... not that there's anything wrong with that.

i do believe the first netflix flick is being produced in baltimore this summer... starring kevin spacy and robin wright.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:10 PM   #16
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It's only gay if you make eye contact.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:14 AM   #17
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PS: This line from the script Everything has a touch of evil. has a specific purpose - to cause the director to do this whole thing as one long tracking shot, because they suddenly thought about that shot from TOUCH OF EVIL. It was all the director's idea!

Of course, it also gives you the mood of this particular version of Tijuana.

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Yeah enjoyed when I read that and loved that you did it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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The timing of this thread is perfect...

I am about to write a high concept/high budget script. Tons of extras, special outer space effects, etc.

My thinking is that even if the chances are slim that a high budget script from an unproduced writer like myself would be picked up - may be I could still impress people with it (I'm being optimistic here I realize).

But it sounds like from this thread that the probability is a lot lower than I thought, or hoped.

So for a spec script for someone like myself and probably for a lot of people here... write a high concept/low budget script?
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #19
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The low budget, non guild world is a tough world. Low pay, no union protections, no residuals (except small foreign)...

I wouldn't make that where I was aiming.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:50 PM   #20
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My thinking is that even if the chances are slim that a high budget script from an unproduced writer like myself would be picked up - may be I could still impress people with it (I'm being optimistic here I realize).

But it sounds like from this thread that the probability is a lot lower than I thought, or hoped.

So for a spec script for someone like myself and probably for a lot of people here... write a high concept/low budget script?
I don't think that is what's being suggested.

Jon Spaihts has a couple of sci-fi specs floating around that may never reach production but they did land him gigs on The Darkest Hour, a little 'ol film called Prometheus and the upcoming Mummy reboot. He probably has some uncredited work as well.

He wrote something great, got noticed, and is now a working writer enjoying a life of hookers n' blow in the Hollywood Hills. Life is good.

Just write something great. Worry about that other crap later.

All these, do this, don't do that rules are dumb.

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I'm aiming for porn parodies. It's a growing niche market.
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