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Chris_MacGuffin
Posted: October 6th, 2007, 10:17pm Report to Moderator
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I'm in the works for a new horror script. It's a zombie thriller and it's halfway complete. The first half was cowritten by Zack and I.  I need a cowriter for this venture.
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I'm interested if you'll PM about it.

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I'm looking for it to be more of an infection film, then an outright zombie horror.
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Oh God, why do I even reply?  Do you know how many people I've worked with who "drop out?"  Many drop out before they've even started.  They say they've got this great wild idea and need a co-writer or that they want help in some way, and then...

Anyways, yes, I'm still here.--still plugging along and ready to contribute to wild phantasmagorical ideas.

What's the plan Stan?

Can people work together and make it work?  Yes they can, but I guess they have to gel and be sincerely dedicated to the project.

I like working with "great" ideas and tightening everything up.  I'm definitely a detail person.  Send me what you've got and I'll give you my input.

Horror eh?  I love Anne Rice.

Talk soon,
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Thanks for the interest. I sent you what we have of the script so far.
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You might have been telling me about this last night but timing out and all I never got to ask... did you develop the story in the form of a treatment or just start with a general idea and write?

Normally when you co-write you should develop the idea with that person so you know where it is going.

When I worked with Nixon on Stoned Patriots 2 we put a lot of effort into a treatment as I remember and people liked it better than the first. later it was combined with the first and people liked that too but that's beside my point.

The point being bringing a new person in so late, you'd need a treatment and what's written so that they can familiarize themselves with the project and not dive in head first and basically the characters change in the second half.

I don't know if I could help you out in any way because I've never been a fan of the genre but do enjoy zombie films to a certain degree.


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We just started with an idea and wrote. The method we went off with was that it was a first draft and rewrites are always in due course.

I dunno, for me it works well to do the back and forth method. Here, I'll send you the script in email and you can see if it might be your cup o tea.

I'd ideally like to put this past several writers and rewrites. Right now, while I and whoever jumps in on the second half are writing I'd like to find anyone who might be interested in doing a rewrite for part I.
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The problem is when you have so many co writers you lose any control over the script because each of them want credit. I rarely get credit for all the stuff I do so it doesn't bother me much.

Do you have any clue as to where it is going and how? It is pretty hard to just wing it and come up with something good.


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I do have an idea. And actually, I'm keeping it just between two writers at a time. Right now whoever responds to me for the rewrite will do the first one and then pass it off to the next writer.

So while I'm writing the second part, a writer will be adding his or her spin to the first one.

Everyone will get credit, though.

Oh and Sandra and Steve, check you email. I sent you the first draft.

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Oh and I'll list here who's working on what, and whose in for a rewrite. Cause I agree, at once, too many writers spoil the stew. But if you balance it out, then it can work.

Also, if anyone is interested in the collab style, I write without plot line and basically just see what evolves between the two writers. When Zack and I wrote it we had a loose idea of what we wanted but how the script evolved was basically back and forth writing.

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I might help more in terms of rewriting or what you and Zack prefer.

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I'll send you what I have so far in an email. Tell me what you think of it.  I just need your email and I'll send the draft ready.

Sandra is working on the first rewrite. I may hold off with the second part until I see what happens with the first.

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I've just received a pages of the new draft and the story is taken a completely different direction. Now I'm curious what happens in the script that I initially wrote. I dig it actually.

I have no attachments to what happens to the story. Basically, I want the rewrites to be free range for the authors.

So far Sandra and James are the two others who are doing rewrites. Sandra is doing an initial rewrite and James will do a rewrite of her rewrite.

I'd like at least one more writer on board before I begin working on part 2.

The idea is that each writer will bring in something new and each draft may dramatically change, but in the end the product will be something that is unique and the result of a team of good writers.

Just to keep everyone updated.
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How different is it? Some of my stuff is still theere, right?(afterall, we spent a shit load of time writing that thing)

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FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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If I can help in anyway, just tell me what to do. I have the rest of the week free. If not, it's all right.
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Sandra Elstree.
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I just want to thank "I Swear I'm not Sane Like You" for the opportunity to work with him and some of the other writers with the same desire: to produce something that develops from a small seed or "snowball" and rolls on and on getting bigger and bigger... and it feels so good to be a part of something like this.

I can't wait until I'm finished with my part and I can pass it on to the next runner in this marathon.

I can see that "Cielo" is going to be a great movie.  We're going to give this a lot of nurturing and it's going to grow into a a beautiful baby.

Thanks again for making this happen.  What an experience!

Sandra



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