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Growing Up   (reply) Posted by: JohnMcCarthy
Date Posted: 2 minutes ago
Well, I'm sorry but I haven't the faintest clue what your story is about. Perhaps it would have been a good idea to have a log line to give the reader some idea going in. There are also quite a few formatting and grammatical errors. Needs a good deal of work.
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Spooky Graveyard...   (reply) Posted by: Grandma Bear
Date Posted: 48 minutes ago
I'm not against a TV show bible, but I know nothing about it, so wouldn't even know how to think around an idea like that. I know other people have tried their own TV pilots though.
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Hero - optioned   (reply) Posted by: Grandma Bear
Date Posted: 52 minutes ago
Thanks! Let's see what happens with it. The fact that they asked me for advice makes me think they're new at this, but we all have to start somewhere.  

Kirsten, I can see that about sci-fi. Hard to know where to draw the line between explaining enough and explaining too much. Thinking about Alien for example, we don't get a full explanation of how the world works in that film. We get enough to satisfy our need to know, but basically nothing about the nuts and bolts of the workings.  
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Killer Shorts Horror Short Contest 12/15 Deadline   (reply) Posted by: Dustin
Date Posted: 54 minutes ago

Quoted from MarkRenshaw
UPDATE -

Ganglers has reached the semi-finals.


Well done, mate.
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: MarkItZero
Date Posted: Today, 12:50pm
Thank you, Heretic!

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Killer Shorts Horror Short Contest 12/15 Deadline   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Today, 12:48pm
Congrats Mark, fingers crossed!
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: Dustin
Date Posted: Today, 12:47pm

Quoted from khamanna
I donít know why


Sounds like a good enough reason to me.
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Formatting question   (reply) Posted by: Dustin
Date Posted: Today, 12:46pm
If it is clear and the reader doesn't get it, they're not worthy of having a job in the first place. All this bullshit that prevails is mostly due to writers making up excuses for why their work didn't sell.

Your instincts will usually be correct. Writers here will claim confusion just because you do something different to them even if they actually get it. Writing around ugly format is surely always preferable. The reader doesn't need to instantly get it. So long as they get it soon after, then it's all good... and some will even enjoy the fact that you're allowing them to think for themselves.

If in doubt, use the camera direction. If you're confident, then write how you want.
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Formatting question   (reply) Posted by: JohnI
Date Posted: Today, 12:28pm
I have decided not to use flashback because the next scene makes it perfectly obvious. He snaps out of a daze)

Dave, as far as what trottier says - i think heís great at formatting but poor at his story telling lessons. I.E in my story that first scene is necessary for the next (protagonist agrument with his wife. This happens in many movies.

As for it is slug - Iím assuming you guys like me have read scripts and studied the graft.

Everywhere I read - said either (BEGIN FLASHBACK) or in slug is acceptable -(as are a number of other methods - see trottierís bible)  i use the first example if the flashback occurs within a scene and the second if itís a scene until itself.

Dreamscale - one think I disagree...

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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: khamanna
Date Posted: Today, 11:06am
Iím sorry to be out so early but I started learning data science. I donít know why
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: Heretic
Date Posted: Today, 10:57am

Quoted from MarkItZero
If I knew how to embed videos I'd add that scene of Mark Wahlberg talking to plants to keep you occupied.


Here to answer the unimportant questions:

1. Click "Share" at the bottom right under a YouTube video.

2. Click "Embed."

3. Copy the code under "Embed Video" and paste it into the comment window here.

4. Profit?
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: MarkItZero
Date Posted: Today, 10:51am

Quoted from Matthew Taylor


How about starting it late? say... after my exam on Wednesday  


Everyone knows the only way to study is to open your textbook for the first time the night before the exam while still drunk from being out all night.
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Spooky Graveyard...   (reply) Posted by: MarkRenshaw
Date Posted: Today, 10:44am
I'm just saying. The bare minimum (WGA) rates for a TV bible is $60k, way more than a feature or pilot,  so it might be worth practising it
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Killer Shorts Horror Short Contest 12/15 Deadline   (reply) Posted by: MarkRenshaw
Date Posted: Today, 10:41am
UPDATE -

Ganglers has reached the semi-finals.
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Red Planet Prize (T.V) (UK & Ireland only)   (reply) Posted by: MarkRenshaw
Date Posted: Today, 10:37am
You also can't submit until sometime in March I think.
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Red Planet Prize (T.V) (UK & Ireland only)   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Today, 10:02am
Lol
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Today, 9:55am

Quoted from MarkItZero


I might start it a bit early, Sunday night probably. Just hang in there for two more days!

If I knew how to embed videos I'd add that scene of Mark Wahlberg talking to plants to keep you occupied.


How about starting it late? say... after my exam on Wednesday  
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Red Planet Prize (T.V) (UK & Ireland only)   (reply) Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Today, 9:52am

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Catch up Matt, posted that a month ago


Did you? bollocks lol And there was me thinking I saw everything around here.

Now, wheres that mod to delete this thread?
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Red Planet Prize (T.V) (UK & Ireland only)   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Today, 9:44am
Catch up Matt, posted that a month ago
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: MarkItZero
Date Posted: Today, 9:42am

Quoted from StevenClark
Come on, James. Let's see whatcha got!


I might start it a bit early, Sunday night probably. Just hang in there for two more days!

If I knew how to embed videos I'd add that scene of Mark Wahlberg talking to plants to keep you occupied.
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Shore Scripts 2020 Short Film Fund Is Now Open!   (reply) Posted by: ShoreScripts
Date Posted: Today, 9:11am
EARLY DEADLINE TOMORROW 29TH FEB. Up to $15K production grant for the winner. Plus industry exposure for all the placed scripts.
And a free 18-page guide on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED for all who enter. Check it out!

Submit your short script https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

The resulting short film will be sent to our Judges, Industry and Directors Roster. Thatís over 200 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work.

For all the RULES, FAQs and more information go to https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
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Red Planet Prize (T.V) (UK & Ireland only)   (reply) Posted by: Zack
Date Posted: Today, 8:54am
Red Planet? Is Val Kilmer somehow involved?
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Red Planet Prize (T.V) (UK & Ireland only) Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Today, 8:44am
Stumbled across this if anyone is interested: They are in partnership with ITV.

http://www.redplanetpictures.co.uk/the-red-planet-prize

The gist:

* TV pilot drama scripts (Seems they are looking for either a 4-part thriller or a returning procedural series based around /medical/crime/legal) - they specifically say no period dramas.
* Deadline April 3rd 2020
* Winner gets script commission and development opportunities.

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Interview with CEO of Story Data   (reply) Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Today, 4:05am
Thanks for the interview - After reading it I signed up and uploaded some scripts.

Any site that will let me host for free is fine in my book.

Only having a couple of issues with the site so far - uploaded 5 scripts and each one had my name as the script title (some of them are my fault as I sometimes use a JPG with my title on the title page). I can edit the listing though, so not too bad.

Can't seem to delete any of them - keep getting an error message.

My scripts don't appear to be visible to the public - Don't know how to change that, or if I can - what's the point in hosting it if no one can see it?

Other than that, don't see the harm in having another place to host some scripts for free.
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Member Side Projects   (reply) Posted by: Warren
Date Posted: Today, 3:16am
Today was a good day. Proof copies of Shaka issue#1 arrived.

20200228-170832
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Jojo  Rabbit   (reply) Posted by: Colkurtz8
Date Posted: Today, 3:12am
This was ok. I read the script when it was on the blacklist, I liked Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. What We Do in the Shadows is his best so far I reckon.

The shift between humour and pathos jarred for me at times and I was never fully sold on it. In the end, I didn't find it funny or powerful enough, it fell between two stools. While the ending is just too much of the latter, mawkish.

I don't have an issue with the premise of the film (making light of Nazism and its leader). Given enough time, anything can qualify as material for comedy. Thus, all the controversy about it felt way overblown. That to me was the biggest surprise, it's pretty weak sauce on a satirical level and didn't justify all the sanctimonious hand wrin...

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Formatting question   (reply) Posted by: Dustin
Date Posted: Today, 3:09am
What readers are being talked about here? If you're paying for coverage then the readers will read every slug. If a producer is interested in your work then they too will read every slug. If you're talking about an OWC and half the writers here, then who gives a toss whether they read every slug or not?

You don't actually need to specify FLASHBACK in your scripts if it is clear what is going on. You can tell me I'm wrong as much as you like, it still doesn't make you right.
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Jojo  Rabbit   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:58pm
I don't know how they pulled it off,  but they did.

Thumbs up from me.
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: StevenClark
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:10pm
Come on, James. Let's see whatcha got!
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The Happening   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:57pm
Probably going to miss this one - look forward to seeing what it is though
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