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  • WriteHandMan
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    Depends on the script.

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  • Juno Styles
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    Originally posted by Biohazard View Post
    Me, too. Who wouldn't?

    But if you charge anything above $5 or $10, people won't care. I sure wouldn't.
    Exactly.

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  • Biohazard
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    Originally posted by Juno Styles View Post
    I'd actually buy a ton of scripts if you could get them for $1 on iTunes the same way you get music...even if they turned out to not be so great.
    Me, too. Who wouldn't?

    But if you charge anything above $5 or $10, people won't care. I sure wouldn't.

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  • Juno Styles
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    Originally posted by Biohazard View Post
    That's actually a brilliant idea.

    Even if they sold scripts for $1, they'd make a killing.
    I'd actually buy a ton of scripts if you could get them for $1 on iTunes the same way you get music...even if they turned out to not be so great.

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  • Pendagger
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    Originally posted by wcmartell View Post
    If they were smart, they'd hire a couple of people to do a PDF download business once the film was released
    Okay...you and me brother, already working on the proposal.

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  • Biohazard
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    Originally posted by WriteHandMan View Post
    Bill, wouldn't be best if more if not all screenplays were given legit publishing (book or e-book) by the studios though? Wouldn't it be a win win for all?
    That's actually a brilliant idea.

    Even if they sold scripts for $1, they'd make a killing.

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  • wcmartell
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    Yes. But they don't seem to be doing that.

    If they were smart, they'd hire a couple of people to do a PDF download business once the film was released - and I'll bet they'd make "civilian money" from people who loved the film and wanted to see how it started.

    But some of the issues become - which version of the script goes out? We want to read the sales draft, the studio only wants us to see the produced version. The scripts in books usually screw up the pagination, which doesn't help us. Also, the version that sells may be completely different than the version that is made. So this weekend's major flop - A THOUSAND WORDS - may have been a completely different screenplay when it sold. It's from a SEINFELD writer, and the film was shelved for 4 years. But if the original screenplay was brilliant, would the studio want it to be released to the public so that people can compare it to the released version?

    See, we run into the same problem as with script trading - the studio wants to keep the knowledge from spilling out on AIN'T IT COOL.

    But, even if the studio just sold PDFs of the filmed versions, it would be a win-win and even an additional win because it would bring more attention to those of us who make up the danged stories in the first place.

    - Bill

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  • Pendagger
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    Wow, where the fu*k have I been? I wasn't aware. I have reps that will get me any script I want...I just prefer asking writers for scripts and agents for jobs (and parking validation...and free drinks, etc).

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  • WriteHandMan
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    Bill, wouldn't be best if more if not all screenplays were given legit publishing (book or e-book) by the studios though? Wouldn't it be a win win for all?

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  • wcmartell
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    The studios are out to stop script trading and any unautorized possession of copyrighted material.

    It's stupid, because they are killing future screenwriters and that means killing the business. But, these moron bean counting dickwads who run studios now are all about today at the expense of tomorrow.

    The fear isn't as much us, as bloggers who will read the developed-to-crap script for a new blockbuster and say how bad it is - with *examples*. Now, the real way to solve this is not to turn the screenplay into crap on the way to the screen, but that would take some knowledge of film - and these are lawyers. Which makes you think that Shakespeare was probably right.

    So no one ever trades screenplays anymore....

    SAFE HOUSE was on the 2010 Black List. Sometimes that can be a clue.

    - Bill

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  • Pendagger
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    What's the deal Bill?...I must be missing something.

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  • wcmartell
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    Because the copyright police are tearing down all of the script websites and suing people for $15 million bucks and arresting people in Michigan for felonies.

    - Bill

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  • Pendagger
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    Huh...? Why would that be? I share scripts all the time.

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  • Juno Styles
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    Last time I asked a question like that up here I almost got stoned to death and banned.

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  • Pendagger
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    Does anyone have a copy of this script they could share?

    Thx -

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