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wonkavite
Posted: February 13th, 2014, 7:42pm Report to Moderator
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A note to all -

Within the next month or so, I'm hoping to usher in a new script blog, to be directly affiliated with the SS board.  As currently envisioned, Monday will be a feature length.  T-F will be shorts.  Outside scripts will be accepted, but I (and others) will definitely be looking extra hard at SS members' work to showcase.

Please feel free to email me with recommendations - yours or others.  But remember ONLY THE BEST.  If this blog is to gain any cred, it'll only be through holding itself to the highest level of quality.  And, since most of us (myself included) have day jobs, there's limited time available to dig through candidates to find the gems.  So - please - send me the REALLY good stuff!

Cheers,

--Janet (Wonka)
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Dustin
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 2:02am Report to Moderator
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Just a small point... but it would really help some if you had some credentials to back your blog up... a resident expert, so to speak. It's all well and good asking for the very best to showcase... but why would anyone trust your judgement?  What do you have to offer that isn't out there already?


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wonkavite
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 9:53am Report to Moderator
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Well, I've written for a mainstream producer - for starters.

But I (and whoever else ends up helping out on this) definitely shouldn't rely on credentials - it's not like we're Shane Black, by any means.  Assuming that we hold the blog to only the highest standards, the one thing that we *will* have on our side is simply quality.  Which is something that takes time to prove.

Ultimately, if we only showcase the best - and market the hell out of it, word will get around. We'll also be connected to Simplyscripts, which is an established board with a decent rep.

One of the problems with services like Inktip is that there's far too much to slog through, for someone looking for a decent script.  This would be an answer to that.  And a free one; unlike - say - the Blacklist.

To Dustin (and everyone else) - if you have any recommendations for extremely good shorts or features, please feel free to send them our way.  Don needs everyone's eyes and ears for this - we've got a lot of dedicated readers and writers on this board.  It's time to use them for the community's benefit.
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Ledbetter
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I recommend Spesh2's script - NEVER AFTER.

Also, bert's script - MIGHTY FIRE

Jeff's script - FADE TO WHITE is another good one.

There are sevel others, but those are just off the top of my head.

Shawn.....><
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wonkavite
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 10:07am Report to Moderator
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Hey Ledbetter -

Thanks - good start!  I know Bert's script is a short.  How about the others...?
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Ledbetter
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 10:13am Report to Moderator
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The other two are features.

Is it just open to shorts right now?

Shawn....><
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Posted: February 14th, 2014, 10:38am Report to Moderator
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I'm gonna back Mighty Fire as well, it's the best short on SS that I've read so far.  Shorts can be anything really, but Bert hit a grand slam with that IMO.  Gosh I hope that gets off the paper one of these days.

Should be a lot of hard work but I'm confident you've got an eye for it.  Best of luck!
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Dustin
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 10:44am Report to Moderator
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Credentials are important if one is to trust a person's judgement on what makes a good script. Who will be the judges?


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Quoted from Ledbetter
I recommend Spesh2's script - NEVER AFTER.

Also, bert's script - MIGHTY FIRE

Jeff's script - FADE TO WHITE is another good one.

There are sevel others, but those are just off the top of my head.

Shawn.....><


All very good scripts. I would also mention Equal Retribution by Shawn & Containment by Miss Janet.  

- Dirk
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wonkavite
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 12:58pm Report to Moderator
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Hey all -

Both features and shorts...  but due to everyone being workaholics in addition to writers, there's going to be a focus more on shorts (Tuesday through Friday.)  After all, that works out to 260 reviews a year (no weekends.)  I don't imagine anyone here would have the time to handle that properly, at 110 pages per day!  

I know everyone's pushing Mighty Fire, but I actually have my eye on another of Bert's scripts which, IMHO, is even better: Someplace Dark.  That is, if he'll go for it!

RE: the selection process.  We've already got a core of long-term members who will be recommending/voting and-or commenting.  As mod, I'll be the final arbiter...but will definitely be taking everyone else's viewpoint into account.. both here and elsewhere.

And speaking of recommendations - while I want to focus on SS member scripts, outside scripts are okay to rec as well.

BTW - if anyone's interested in taking on the responsibility of one shorts showcase a week, let me know, and we'll talk.

Cheers,

--Janet (W)

DV: Thanks for the nod on Containment.    Eventually, maybe one of mine will get in there.  But for fairness purposes, it definitely won't be the first batch!!  
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I'll go for Someplace Dark as well. lol.

I would also recommend, to name a few, work from Pia, Dena, Mark, Kevin, James, and obviously Phil, Janet. That's off the top of my head.  

I just gotta go back now and find those scripts. lol.

Good luck with the blog, Janet.
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Quoted from wonkavite

And speaking of recommendations - while I want to focus on SS member scripts, outside scripts are okay to rec as well.

I don't think I have any posted here anymore. They were all linked to my website so when I took that down they all went bye bye too.

I second Bert's Someplace nice and dark.  


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Posted: February 14th, 2014, 1:42pm Report to Moderator
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The first script I actually read after joining SS was one I always thought of as really good. It's been years, but my guess is it still holds up.

Robert Skotte's (Sniper) "Sic Semper Tyrannis".

As for your second part, I'd be willing to review a script a week. I doubt that would be worth much to people outside the community who are reading the blog and asking themselves, "Who the hell is this guy?" But, it's the reputation/experience factor. How do you gain either without actually doing it?


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Dustin
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 1:55pm Report to Moderator
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What Producers are you in touch with or are you simply going to rely on them finding your site?

Say, if it magically takes off, are there plans to monetise the site later? If there are no plans, is it even a consideration? Money is usually the motivating factor.



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But, it's the reputation/experience factor. How do you gain either without actually doing it?


By selling scripts... then people will know who you are and you'll have every right to critique. Even producing a few successful films, direction... something. Else your opinion will be worth just as much as it on this site when you give it.


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Mr. Blonde
Posted: February 14th, 2014, 2:10pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Dustin
Else your opinion will be worth just as much as it on this site when you give it.


Well, I'm not greedy. That's more than enough for me. =)


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