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Old 09-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Writer signs with WME after Scriptshadow Amateur Friday

Third one yet.

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Congrats to Nathan Zoebel, writer of Keeping Time, for signing with WME after his review: http://scriptshadow.blogspot.co.uk/2...ping-time.html
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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Have you read the script?


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Old 09-14-2012, 03:37 AM   #3
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Have you read the script?

i have. it's very good. funny and creative

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
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Congrats to the writer and all that -- WME, that's huge!

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:22 AM   #5
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I guess someone realized that formatting and typos don't show on the screen.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:13 AM   #6
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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No they don't, but sub-par story, weak characterization, piss poor dialogue, and total lack of humor (considering it's meant to be a time-travel/comedy) do...

Again, good luck and congrats to the writer.
Ouch...

Congrats, even though you can't write, your story sucks and you're not funny.

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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No they don't, but sub-par story, weak characterization, piss poor dialogue, and total lack of humor (considering it's meant to be a time-travel/comedy) do...

Again, good luck and congrats to the writer.
I love that a script gets a nobody signed to the second biggest agency in town, and you speak with confidence about the script's weakness. You opposite of learned today's lesson...

No one cares about formatting unless the formatting makes the script a bad read.

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #9
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The dialogue could use work. Sometimes the characters speak in ways that makes them sound a little cartoony and unrealistic.

There's dialogue CLUNKS all over the place.

But when it hits, IT HITS! First time in years I've applauded the last line of dialogue from a hero. Literally. Clapping like an idiot.

It's certainly flawed in places. Takes till the 8th page/minute for the main protag to speak a word. Far too much satirical advert set-ups that need cutting down.

But overall, it was an intelligent script with tough subject to get right (rules of time travel) brilliantly executed. I can see why he was signed.

Maybe not by someone as huge as WME, but he's got all the makings to go pro. Just gotta reign in his cartoon dialogue a shade.

Congrats to him. He's a great writer.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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Congrats to that writer! I don't know anything about the script, but it sounds like maybe they were sold on the high concept, and thought they could in turn sell it. I'm sure there are rewrites to come, by him, and maybe others. Perhaps he just slapped a first draft together for AF, and with notes, he could do much better. Maybe when they met with him, he pitched some more good concepts he was working on. In any event, good for him.

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