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Manchester Bombing   (reply) Posted by: Scoob
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:50pm
Just so angry. Sorry for venting on here, but just so angry. ~Kids, little girls aged 8, killed, excited to see mum and dad and then BANG Little kids buying merch, everyone happy. just to then die because some loser wants to blow himself to pieces.
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Bed   (reply) Posted by: Krm
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:11pm
Very interesting. The screenplay was well-written.
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Manchester Bombing   (reply) Posted by: Scoob
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:09pm

Quoted from Penoyer79
What kind of ghastly cowards bomb a teeny bopper concert?


The followers call it Islam.

ISLAM is not a race it is a religion, so let's stop with the rascist crap before it even begins.  I hate all religions, but this one, ISLAM, needs to be either seriously modified so it fits within our society ( don't care what they do in the middle east) or just outright BANNED.
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Manchester Bombing   (reply) Posted by: Scoob
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:07pm
My condolences to all the parents and partners go without saying, but I especially hope Anthony finds his loved ones and that they are safe and without harm.

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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: Penoyer79
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:20pm
I'm no Martin Scorsese. I don't have any delusions of grandeur. Budget friendly shorts is what i do. wait for some inde/student filmmakers to come along and pick it up. Charge an up front fee for the rights to do what they want with it - so long as i get a writing credit - and i'm happy.

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So, you got an email about your script...   (reply) Posted by: NickZing
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:18pm
Thank you. I hope so too. I'm pretty excited, either way, it's a step in the right  direction.
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Manchester Bombing   (reply) Posted by: Penoyer79
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:08pm
What kind of ghastly cowards bomb a teeny bopper concert?
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Manchester Bombing Posted by: LC
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:06pm
One of our own being directly affected, I thought this deserved a thread of its own.


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... re Manchester, my 17yr old son was actually at the concert, close to the blast but he and his friend got out safely, I'd taken them over and had waited for them so at least I could get them home safely. We're really shocked by it all, you don't expect those sort of things to impact you directly... scariest night of my life


Anthony, I'm so sorry to hear your son and his friend were directly involved and so happy and relieved to hear they're both safe. Traumatic and scary to say the least. I imagine kids directly involved in this will suffer long lasting scars and while I assume I'm not telling you anything ...

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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: Angry Bear
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:47pm
OMG, Anthony!!!!!!

I didn't see your comment right away. That was such a horrible thing! I can't even imagine what those poor parents are going through.

My FB page, has been bad these last two days. I have a lot of horror sites I follow and today they were all mixed with horror films and the Manchester news. It was an awful mix, to be honest, and it turned me off horror for awhile...
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So, you got an email about your script...   (reply) Posted by: NickZing
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:45pm
I was contacted by a representative of a production company about selling the IP for my "Dancing in Circles" script that's on this site. The rep' would like to know my price. I have no idea how to proceed in this matter. Can someone give me an idea how to proceed?
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: Angry Bear
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:41pm
IMHO, what is your goal?

If you want a short produced so you can get some easy imdb credits is your goal, write low budget shorts with a twist.

Want a feature to get produced? Write a great low budget script. Even better with a twist!

Want to sell a feature to Hollywood? Write a script regardless of budget that is better than the other 60 000 scripts written this year...

Just my 0.02 cents.
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:05pm
Thanks Alex
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: PrussianMosby
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:01pm
Anthony, sad to hear that your family was in fact involved,,, but it's good and also most important to hear you got your boy back home. I hope everybody is well and healthy in your family. I have no more words.
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 7:36pm
I haven't forgotten Alex, waiting for the questions

Agree re great script, it still needs pushing in the right direction.

And thanks re Manchester, my 17yr old son was actually at the concert, close to the blast but he and his friend got out safely, I'd taken them over and had waited for them so at least I could get them home safely. We're really shocked by it all, you don't expect those sort of things to impact you directly... scariest night of my life

Anthony
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: PrussianMosby
Date Posted: Yesterday, 7:17pm
Yeah, you're right, Tony. Of course one should write about the passionate subject. You then mention some of the stuff I want to ask you about in the future, if you remember, about indy markets and such. And I will when I have collected my thoughts.

So of course they also can find you. I personally just want to break the illusion that a great script goes its way anyway. Because, imo, it needs direction. Especially, it must be offered, offensive and active.

F.i.: If you write a drama, then better get to know the fitting producers.  


My condolence toward you English people because of the happenings in Manchester. I hope you're not directly involved. It's horrific.

Alex
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:37pm
Prussian

I say write what you are passionate about and then aim at the right markets, either via Inktip, Blacklist, competitions, query letters, pitch fests etc.

The idea that you have to sell yourself and work I agree with, to a point, but my two feature options came from 'cold' opportunities... one a competition and one from an indie producer who found me via Google (not kidding).

Just my opinion of course.
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: PrussianMosby
Date Posted: Yesterday, 5:44pm
Just to go deeper into the question of the questioner:

Don't write for somebody from the start I'd say, but be clear about the people you ""must"" reach with the outcome. There it gets logic and there's no place for dreams and such.

This might read cold but it's the truth. Example: Can you reach the Science-Fiction industry? I mean, can you really or will they laugh their asses off at UNIVERSAL Studios. Just because that's the level you aim at when writing such big budget.

What I mean: it's about self-reflection and also self-awareness, and confidence and realism...

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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: PrussianMosby
Date Posted: Yesterday, 5:14pm
In the end, doesn't it count to write for who you know? I mean who you truly know and are allowed to pitch your stuff too. Cause that is your true perspective, I believe.

At all, the most important thing after writing a valuable script, what by the way most people can afford here on this board, then, is, get contacts, recognition, attention.

Imo, getting interest and a personal market for you or me is 51% of the whole game. That's why our situation as free but unpaid working people is a catastrophe. More than we need to become writers, again, we do need to become vendors, what is far away from our usual introvert nature. It's an absurd scenario. What happens to writers in the times of this ultra capitalistic economy is simpl...

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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 5:10pm
Concur with Gabe
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:58pm
I agree with Gabe... if I look at my feature's I've written one mid-range family adventure, probably in 20m range, one period action feature, prob nearer 60m, one straight horror prob under 1m, one scifi/horror in a similar range, one horror/comedy in same range and one limited location/cast thriller probably 250k or so...

The latter I intentionally wrote to be low budget and attractive for indie producers, some interest but no option as yet ;-(
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: Mr. Ripley
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:00pm
Why not write in both categories to increase your odds and to get your creativity out? That's what I usually tend to do. What I care about the most is getting the story out. if it's going to come out low or high budget should not be a main component when you start brainstorming and writing.

Gabe
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Alien Covenant   (reply) Posted by: Penoyer79
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:53pm

Quoted from TonyDionisio
Now I need to wait until December for my next big disappointment


Sadly, I feel the same way.
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Secrets   (reply) Posted by: Digitaldecayfilms
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:40pm
Hello Kalina,

Thanks for reading my script!

Are there any particular parts of dialogue that you didn't like?  I'm always looking to make my conversations sharper.

I suppose this could also fit in as a thriller, but I personally think of it as more horror in the vein of "Maniac" or "High Tension".

Thanks!
Brian
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The Volunteer   (reply) Posted by: Fausto
Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:21pm
Hi Christopher, first of all - DON'T BE DISCOURAGED! Screenwriting is not easy...it requires reading an intense writing and rewriting. You have a good grasp of the story, read professional scripts (you'll find here on SS), follow the suggestions of other writers and rewrite and polish....rewrite and polish....At the end of this process, you'll see the difference.
All my best,
Fausto

P.S. Be careful with using too many POVs.
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Budget-conscious screenwriting?   (reply) Posted by: Steven
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:05am
I've had a bad habit of doing this, and was told that unless you're writing and directing, just swing for the fences...but still within reason, if that makes sense?


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Budget-conscious screenwriting? Posted by: ReaperCreeper
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:57am
Hello. I was wondering how people on here feel about writing with a budget in mind, particularly as it relates to getting optioned or sold.

I assume a lot of writers out there have plenty of great ideas, but how many of them are film-friendly? How many of those ideas would take a fortune to produce? When you're writing on spec, do you write sprawling epics (in scale, not length) when they come to you, or do you deliberately scale them back for practicality? Does this kill your screenplays or make them better?

And from a practical standpoint, does it make more sense for you to stick to writing low-budget spec scripts in hopes of increasing your chances of getting optioned/produced? Or... do you go all-out and just tell the bes...

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Alien Covenant   (reply) Posted by: albinopenguin
Date Posted: Yesterday, 9:14am
The horror scenes didn't work for me at all thanks to the unacceptably shitty CGI. It's 2017, there's no excuse. Also, the life cycle of a xeno (and its timing) makes absolutely no god damn sense. So we're to believe that a facehugger implanted its egg in just a matter of seconds? Why does a baby xeno turn into an adult xeno within minutes? Because the scene simply mandates it (which is a sign of lazy writing).

As a die hard Alien fan, I was pretty excited for this film. I didn't hate Prometheus (it simply bit off more than it could chew). But this movie tries to take back what Damon Lindelof already set in motion and it stumbles.

But on the bright side, this movie did give us Fass to Fass. C+ for me.
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Alien Covenant   (reply) Posted by: James McClung
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:50am
The horror scenes were fine, but who cares? It's super easy to restage a chestburster or facehugger attack. I don't think it's enough to call the film a success, especially when most of the new content wasn't even as good as the rehashed. Even so, there're only about 30 minutes collectively with any aliens at all. The rest is a lot of self-serious philosophical banter that barely feels connected to the alien plot and isn't even that fresh or interesting in and of itself. Horror doesn't exactly come to mind during these scenes, and I'd go so far as to say they make up the majority of the film.
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Alien Covenant   (reply) Posted by: TonyDionisio
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:54am
Now I need to wait until December for my next big disappointment
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Soapbox - Optioned   (reply) Posted by: VancityTaylor
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:50am
Thanks guys. I will keep you updated.
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