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The Morque Museum - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: GM
Date Posted: Today, 2:11pm
Hey Chris

Congrats on completing the feature.

I see you took the Night Gallery challenge literally. Nothing wrong with that since it helped you complete it as oppose to me lol.

Read the 1st tale and I’m kind of disappointed since it’s an exact retelling of the babysitter urban legend. Nothing new except for the beginning and the gore. I would advise giving it something fresh. But this is my opinion so you can take it with a grain of salt lol.

Will continue to read further.

Gabe
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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: Angry Bear
Date Posted: Today, 1:26pm
Yeah, I forgot Amazon Prime. Comes of course with Prime shipping. I just don't think I've ever watched anything they have, only stuff I've bought.

I can see where the trend is going for sure. I just don't like that I have to sign up for all these different things in order to watch what I like. I really really want to watch S. King's Mr. Mercedes, but it's only on AT&T and I refuse to sign up for just one show.

As far as content goes, I feel overwhelmed. Same feeling I get when I go to BJ's Brew house and grill. Their menu is about 15 pages! Too many to chose from, so I just end up getting an old standby like a hamburger or pizza. Same with movies or TV shows. Instead of trying something new, I'll end up watching Jaws for t...

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Gray Zone - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: FrankM
Date Posted: Today, 1:25pm

Quoted from LC
Yes, I concur with Alex. Not a helpful critique, Chris. That type of picking apart review may be vaguely amusing for an anonymous OWC, but the aim here is constructive criticism


Chris’s was the most positive review I got in the May OWC. Which is to say I didn’t do very well.

There’s some value in wrapping up copyedit suggestions with a bit of sarcasm, making them considerably less sterile and easier to read. It’s just that this time there was almost nothing else (“almost” because he did bring up a good question about the title).

I’d chalk it up to a bad day and not take it personally.
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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: Dreamscale
Date Posted: Today, 1:04pm

Quoted from eldave1
Direct TV + Netflix + Amazon Prime


Ditto!

We watch alot of TV per day - TOO MUCH, actually.

Probably a movie every other day, but many hours of DVR'd TV each day, mostly nature or real estate type shows (Island Hunters, Caribbean Life, Mexico, etc.).

I've also been playing Witcher 3 quite a bit on my PS4 lately.  The game is simply amazing, and actually very cinematic in it's scope and feal.

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Pitching Scripts Using Video   (reply) Posted by: PKCardinal
Date Posted: Today, 12:43pm
For writers interested in practicing their video pitch, Stage32 lets you buy Skype pitches with producers/managers/etc.

You have 8 minutes to pitch your project. For $35 you get the pitch and a (short) set of notes afterwards. Plus, you have the small chance your project gets picked up.

I've pitched a few so far. My pitch is getting better, though my scripts are still better than the pitches, so I've got work to do, yet.

I'm trying to land a manager, so I've pitched only managers. My logic is that if I land a manager, they'll help me land an agent/producers/etc. And, since they post short bios of the executives, you can target executives that match your projects.

No, I don't work for Stage32. Just wanted to share...

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Mr Repent   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Today, 11:38am
Much congrats!
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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: Scar Tissue Films
Date Posted: Today, 11:14am
Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime and I also subscribe to Cinema Paradiso DVD rental service. I watch at least one movie a day and usually watch a serial on the mornings when I wake up.
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Gray Zone - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: Dreamscale
Date Posted: Today, 10:45am
Alex, don't let Chris get you upset with his "review".  It's obviously very mean spirited and not in the spirit of such a challenge, that so few came through on.

You need only read what Chris came up with to see his words mean absolutely nothing.

I'll give this a look ASAP.
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Mr Repent   (reply) Posted by: Matt
Date Posted: Today, 9:14am
Have been contacted by a director who want's to film this one.

I have given him permission, he seems very keen and enthusiastic about it, so fingers crossed this works out.

He found it on SS BTW. So thanks for hosting it Don
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Gray Zone - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: Matt
Date Posted: Today, 9:08am

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"Mrs Munz" needs a period.


Actually, it doesn't - In British English, you only include the period if the abbreviation does not include the last letter of the word - I.E Mr would not have one, but Prof. would.

So I would say both are acceptable.

Sorry, I don't have a review for the script, just wanted to address the above as it is one of my pet peeves .

Matt
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Gray Zone - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: LC
Date Posted: Today, 8:49am
Yes, I concur with Alex. Not a helpful critique, Chris. That type of picking apart review may be vaguely amusing for an anonymous OWC, but the aim here is constructive criticism.

I haven't as much time as I had hoped to offer reviews at the moment due to urgent family commitments but I've read a fair bit of all of the entries (this one in particular) and the writers have come up with some solid first drafts.

I'm impressed, Alex, with the style and vibe of this. Are there some word choices and phrases I'd change due to your NESB? Sure. But I also find quite a lot of the writing uniquely beautiful and haunting exactly because English is not your first language.

Keep at it, mate.
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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: Matt
Date Posted: Today, 5:44am
Thank you! very helpful responses guys (I expected no less)

Think I will keep it over email - I will send them an email separate from the chit chat ones we have been having, clearly defining terms and ask them to agree (or disagree) by reply and then open it up to them if they want any terms added for me to agree/disagree

Thank you for your examples of terms - will adapt for my situation.

I am aware that most of these things fall through, but I can't help being excited!
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Gray Zone - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: PrussianMosby
Date Posted: Today, 5:13am

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Code

An armored door leaf slightly vibrates.


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A what?


The door leaf seems to be an isssue ha. Must be the wrong vocabulary. Possibly it's the armored door panel. But nice try of intentionally misunderstanding.


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An ascetically ordered place of colorful furnishing, however, 
all looks empty and unused as from the catalogues.



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What does this even mean?


The place's colorful furnishing is ascetically ordered and looks unused and empty, in other words, cold -- as if from a furnishing catalogue, as below



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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: MarkRenshaw
Date Posted: Today, 3:56am
I've just optioned three short scripts to a director. I set out my terms in an email, which I list below in case they are of any use. He agreed to all of them. That's all you need really. If they do send you a contract, get it checked out to make sure they are not taking away any of your rights. Remember this is your script!

I retain sole writing credit
I retain all rights to the scripts
I approve and make all changes to the scripts.
You keep me updated on production progress, timescales etc.
I am provided with a copy of the finished production.
The period of this arrangement will last for 12 months from the date of this email, after which an extension can be arranged between both parties, if they agree to do so.
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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: MarkRenshaw
Date Posted: Today, 3:47am
I live in the UK and pay a licence fee for the BBC. This does annoy me as I only watch Doctor Who and the news on the BBC.

I have a subscription for Sky to watch a whole host of American TV shows.

I also have Netflix and Amazon Prime. I barely watch Prime though and use that mainly for the music and free postal service.

Despite all these subs, I watch two programs a night and never have the time to watch all the shows I would like to. I also tend to go to the movies on the weekend.
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ISO: 90-100pg Feature, Single Location, no SFX/VFX Posted by: MartinC
Date Posted: Today, 2:48am
Hello all,

I'm looking for scripts. As the title says I'm ideally looking for:

- Single Location.
- 90-100pg
- Ensemble cast.
- No Sfx/Vfx involved

to be produced as my first feature film.

If you don't want to share full screenplay, please share logline.

Deferred payment only.

Thanks.
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Motion Sensor - WT - Sold   (reply) Posted by: FrankM
Date Posted: Today, 1:14am
Congratulations!

* light clicks off *

Uh, guys...
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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: LC
Date Posted: Today, 12:31am
Netflix, Stan (both Oz), and Kanopy- a new free one which came via our library (books).

It's terrific there's so much available, and so much is being produced. Too much? Well, there is a lot of crap to wade through.

We spend three-quarters of the time going through saying: no, nope, no way, but it's worth it for the occasional gems:

Ozark
The Ritual
Gerald's Game
The Sinner Part 1 and now 2 (if it weren't for Bill Pullman wouldn't bother)
Mind Hunter
The Alienist
The Fall
Calibre

- to mention a few.

And that's not counting some excellent Docos, and movies, of course.

Currently watching the final episode of Making A Murderer - harrowing stuff.

Not available here yet but c...

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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: Warren
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:37pm

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Here's what I use for Free options of shorts - you can easily modify it for paid options.

PREAMBLE
There is an agreement below. What is means in plain language is that you get to make a film from my script for free. However, I retain ownership of the script unless at some time in the future you decide to pay me for the script and I decide to accept your offer. It is crafted in a way to allow students and new filmmakers a chance to film something at no cost for the written material.  Here are the terms:

AGREEMENT
I, David Lambertson,  grant  (name of student or producer) permission to use my screenplay (title of script)  for purposes of creating a film version of the
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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 9:52pm
Here's what I use for Free options of shorts - you can easily modify it for paid options.

PREAMBLE
There is an agreement below. What is means in plain language is that you get to make a film from my script for free. However, I retain ownership of the script unless at some time in the future you decide to pay me for the script and I decide to accept your offer. It is crafted in a way to allow students and new filmmakers a chance to film something at no cost for the written material.  Here are the terms:

AGREEMENT
I, David Lambertson,  grant  (name of student or producer) permission to use my screenplay (title of script)  for purposes of creating a film version of the story. &nb...

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The Morque Museum - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: khamanna
Date Posted: Yesterday, 9:18pm
Hey, Chris.

Thought I'd follow in your footsteps, start your script while finishing Franks. Not at the same time I mean. So, read the first 22 of the Morgue Museum.

I liked it, was an easy read. Especially liked the picture and the ending - they are speechless and that's how it is in the picture.

I don't know why you say O'Briend payed the girl that much (that's after the short ended)

Here's what I have for that short:
You start with Johnny and Amy and Johhny disappears. Which means you don't really need Johnny at all unless he's a killer or arranges the killing or participates in some way. Maybe he's some source for the killer to learn where Amy is going that evening or something.
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Gray Zone - 7WC   (reply) Posted by: ChrisBodily
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:26pm
Is "Zone" an homage to Serling's other series?


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An armored door leaf slightly vibrates.


A what?


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An ascetically ordered place of colorful furnishing, however, all looks empty and unused as from the catalogues.


What does this even mean?


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The safety door strikes the eye,


What eye? Who's eye?


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just as the three wood blinds whose horizontal slats are rotated in an angle that allow(s) a view out but not vice versa.


"Mrs Munz" needs a period.

I made it to the first page, but it's a very poor start. I don't even understand what I'm reading. Your word choices couldn't be more confusing. I'm lost. and I'm out. So...

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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:42pm
I will do contracts for short if the producer/director wants to but I'm just as happy with an agreement on email... here's what I did for selling one last night.

1) You are purchasing a one time usage right to the script, so excludes sequels, prequels etc.
2) Rights return to me after you’ve made the short from it or after XX years if not made.
3) Price is $XX for these usage rights, plus 5% net profit share.
4) I’ll receive ‘Written by’ credit on the finished film.

Relatively simple and the producer was happy with it.

Went from them contacting me via Inktip to sale of script (Motion Sensor) in just under 5 hours

As Warren said, different for features.
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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: Warren
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:37pm
I’d be happy to send you the template of a contract I've used in the past. Just PM me your email and I'll send one over if you like.
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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: Warren
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:36pm
I’ve had a few shorts filmed now and I still have several others 'optioned', I did contracts for the first few and then I stopped bothering, obviously this wouldn’t be the case for a feature. I just state I want credit, I want to maintain the rights, and get a copy of the film. I find that more fall through than get made so an email 'contract' is much easier than sending paperwork back and forth.

As a hobbyist writer with no real intentions of trying to progress my career, I just like seeing my stuff made. I think if you are serious about it then contracts potentially give you the option of locking in some things that are important to you about the film.
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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: Matt
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:31pm
Thanks for the reply

I'm not anti contract - just curious as to what is the norm.

I mean, I have stated my terms over email - is this enough? if verbal contracts are a thing, then why not emails

I'm sure I can find a stock contract online that I can adapt - What sort of things do people put in them?
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Advice - Contracts?   (reply) Posted by: Demento
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:24pm
Why not have a contract? Protect your interests. State what's important to you.

I once got emailed from some film students to shot a short I wrote. I said - fine. Then they sent me what they filmed it was like 20% what I wrote. They changed my dialogue, my story structure, my story. Yet, I was credited as a sole writer for something I really never wrote.
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Advice - Contracts? Posted by: Matt
Date Posted: Yesterday, 5:48pm
Hello more experienced people

I have been approached by a director interested in making one of my shorts, all new to me.

Anyway, in the emails, they mentioned a contract.  Do I need one of these, is it standard practice?

No money is changing hands, the rights to the script will remain mine, they are just making it.

My only terms would be that I am credited with writing the thing, and that I can use the finished film for promotional purposes for my writing.

Any help much appreciated

Matt
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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: FrankM
Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:06pm

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Is there too much content out there?


I'd never say there is too much content out there as if there's some point at which you could say we don't need any more... but I will say that the breadth of content seems to have outstripped providers' ability to present it well.

Start out just about anywhere on YouTube and follow the recommendations if you want a first class ticket to somewhere you definitely didn't want to go. Kids content leads to commercials, political content leads to extremist videos, etc.

Prime's recommendation engine seems to be stuck in a time warp. As far as I can tell they're only recommending categories on your homepage, and "people who watched this also watched" on title pa...

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What streaming services do you subscribe to?   (reply) Posted by: jayrex
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:51pm
I watch very little TV and movies.

Currently watching no TV series.  

Watched Bridge of Spies the other night.  And rarely go to the cinema.

My usual channel is YouTube.
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