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Studying movies scenes   (reply) Posted by: LC
Date Posted: 41 minutes ago
Zoe, all good advice given by the others. I just want to add (in case you're not aware) A-Z Simply Scripts movie scripts & the SS Blog home page.

https://www.simplyscripts.com/movie-scripts.html
https://www.simplyscripts.com/

Don also posts nominated screenplays during award season.

It's important to remember when you download Pro scripts they're often Shooting scripts so for the most part don't copy their formatting which can include scene numbers etc.

Pro scripts are great to read as a learning tool and for inspiration, but they're not Spec scripts.
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Drama/Short - 3 pages. Draft. A better place   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:11pm
I like the premise and you seem to have a good launching place for a story.

The dialogue didn't little for me. Felt stilted - unnatural. Maybe that's just me.

lose this:


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pulchritudinous,


No one knows what it means.

Formatting is off here.


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JANE
I love you too baby, just remember we will be going to a
better place, better than this shithole!


Anyway - yes, I think you should do more.
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Studying movies scenes   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:05pm
Agree with Both Matthew and Jeff
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Legal liability question   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:05pm

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I would like to know how other writers are dealing with producers requiring the writer sign a release  indemnifying the producer, it's employees and affiliates from any claims arising from the writers work. I am understanding that media liability insurance only protects the writer but signing such a release with producers exposes the writer to liability which is not covered by insurance. This also could mean that if the producer has a claim against them for what the they did with the writers work, which the writer had no control over, the writer could still be held liable. There seems to be a lot of reputable producers using essentially the same language in their submission release forms even before they agree to read
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Legal liability question   (reply) Posted by: ReneC
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:36pm
I think what you're referring to is issues surrounding the rights to the writing. If so, it's pretty boiler-plate stuff they always put in there. And if you're talking about submissions, it also covers them if they are currently already working on a project similar to your idea.

The indemnity doesn't cover what the producers do with your material. They are fully liable for that, but you might also be liable for that depending on what issues arise. That's what rights and omissions insurance does cover though, or should.

As long as you are submitting original work, you shouldn't have any issues signing the indemnities. They're just covering their butts in case you stole it or are using characters based on real people, stuff they...

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Legal liability question Posted by: RickF
Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:05pm
I would like to know how other writers are dealing with producers requiring the writer sign a release  indemnifying the producer, it's employees and affiliates from any claims arising from the writers work. I am understanding that media liability insurance only protects the writer but signing such a release with producers exposes the writer to liability which is not covered by insurance. This also could mean that if the producer has a claim against them for what the they did with the writers work, which the writer had no control over, the writer could still be held liable. There seems to be a lot of reputable producers using essentially the same language in their submission release forms even before they agree to read the work. An...

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Normal Activity - Optioned Again (3x) - Filmed!   (reply) Posted by: LiamX
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:43pm
I enjoyed this, nice and simple with a nice twist.
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Studying movies scenes   (reply) Posted by: Zoe
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:58pm
Thank you both for the tips.
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Drama/Short - 3 pages. Draft. A better place   (reply) Posted by: LiamX
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:56pm
no tips then?
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American Horror Story   (reply) Posted by: Zack
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:09pm
The show is very hit or miss. Mostly miss. But this season seems like it was made for me.
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Off Grid - WT5   (reply) Posted by: JEStaats
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:52pm
'Off Grid' seemed to have some promise so I revisited it recently and posted an update. Always good to take some time between revs.

Thanks for all the tips, picks, and suggestions. I think I captured them all and cleaned it up for anyone that may be interested.

This would be a great one-man show on a shoestring budget. I think Bryson might just be me in a few years....
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Page Awards - 2019   (reply) Posted by: eldave1
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:38pm

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Good luck guys!


Thanks!
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Why has SimplyScripts been a mess recently?   (reply) Posted by: Angry Bear
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:21pm
Since he wrote the game, I hope you gave him a complimentary SS mug!!!  
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Why has SimplyScripts been a mess recently?   (reply) Posted by: Don
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:10pm

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Yeah - I've watched the kids play them. Made me feel like my parents did when VCRs came out



Since I accompany him on conventions where he shows the game, I've been told that I need to be able to acutally play the game in order to more convincily hawk the game. So, I spend 1/2 an hour a night playing games with the controller. It is hard on adult fingers.


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Wow, that's amazing. Congrats. That's a crazy impressive accomplishment. I'll go on Steam and check it out. Actually, I just looked and I see it there. I'm buying it guaranteed.

Can I also get six hundred review codes for me and my friends?


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American Horror Story Posted by: Angry Bear
Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:46pm
Did anyone watch last night?

AHS has been hit or miss the last few years, IMO, but I thought the first episode of 1984 started out pretty good. Very 80s horror feel to it. I'm looking forward to next week.  




PS: I suck at reviews...  
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Why has SimplyScripts been a mess recently?   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:45pm
Well done Don Jnr!
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Page Awards - 2019   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:41pm
Good luck guys!
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Reboot of The Princess Bride Nooo!!!   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:38pm
Hell no, is nothing f'ing sacred!
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Studying movies scenes   (reply) Posted by: Dreamscale
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:53am
As Matthew said, but also make sure time is involved.

This may help...

https://screenwriting.io/what-constitutes-a-scene/

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Who Wants to Be a Princess? - Logline review   (reply) Posted by: Kevin_S
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:36am
Mr Frank,

With 99 percent of what khamanna wrote and 1 percent of what I wrote.  Maybe this
will help?  

A girl lost to her royal family and raised by farmers, enters a contest for a chance to be betrothed by a revered prince, only to learn her unknown past could cost her everything.
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Reboot of The Princess Bride Nooo!!!   (reply) Posted by: James McClung
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:18am

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Yep, soon Hollywood will be rebooting The Wizard Of Oz, Gone With Wind and  It's A Wonderful Life. Perhaps a remake of Silence Of The Lambs, The Untouchables, The Godfather, as well?



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I was also thinking of The Goonies but there is one film that they must certainly not touch Back to the Future.


I wouldn't be surprised if they remade all of these except for The Godfather and Gone with the Wind. Godfather is the only one on the list that still seems genuinely untouchable by studio hands. Gone with the Wind, I think, is so old that there wouldn't be a viable demographic for it anymore, and the subject matter would probably be too "problematic" for today's political climate. ...

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Short Term 12 - Academy Nicholl fellowship Script   (reply) Posted by: AlsoBen
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:51am
When I watched this years ago, it bothered me SO MUCH as a social worker because Brie Larson's character has no respect for professional boundaries and ethical practice. She literally goes to a child's home after she is reunified with parents, weapon in hand, because her gut feeling is she is unsafe? The whole movie is filled with non-professional staff (group home workers) doing clinically and psychologically unsafe practices in the interest of drama. Reminded of me of when IT professionals watch movies about hacking. Literally made a lovely movie unwatchable for me, haha.
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Moth   (reply) Posted by: AlsoBen
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:48am
This has been un-optioned (is that a thing?). The director-to-be emailed me saying he couldn't secure funding for a location.
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Fake News   (reply) Posted by: AlsoBen
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:46am
Thanks mang. I also love the advertisement bit, assuming you mean the bit with the horse bites.

Insight into John's life certainly comes more in the other acts, if you were keen to read on. Props anyway for giving it a go. I know this one is a bit rough and I don't normally write comedy this broad.
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Occupation - first ten pages of a horror script   (reply) Posted by: AlsoBen
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:45am
Thanks so much you guys. I agree with pretty much all the feedback you've given - I had written an extensive outline so, in terms of Steven's questions about whether the car crash, and other aspects, tie together later - they certaiinly do.

Also, I have a very specific imagine in my head about what Madison "sees" in the distance that would logically work (although perhaps "miles and miles" is too far for it to work). The shrubbery in those parts of the world is very sparse, and with the high rising sun and the vantage point of being "above" the outback plain, you would be able to make out human figures in the distance. Here's a pic close to what I'd imagine of a scrub plain in the outback for reference, ...

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Fairies Don't Exist  - Logline Review Request   (reply) Posted by: Zoe
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:22am
Yes, she is heir to throne. I am looking at the last logline you worte except that there are only a few fairies around left. The queen has either captured them ( possibility ) or some of them fled.

Plunged into a secret world that once was inhabited by fairies, a bullied teenager learns about her past and now she must stand up to an all - powerful dark queen before her kingdom perishes forever.
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Filmocracy - Stream service for Indies Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Yesterday, 5:11am
Hello good people

Stumbled across another streaming service in the works. Filmocracy.

They completed a Kickstarter earlier in the year and are now on Indiegogo.

Anyway, this one looks different to the others (which is nice) but the reason I am mentioning it here, is because it says it is designed to showcase indie films - I know there are a few filmmakers amongst us, so might be worth checking it out for a new place to distribute your films.

I haven't done much due diligence on them. But thought it might be interesting to some
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Reboot of The Princess Bride Nooo!!!   (reply) Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:19am
Yea, but why take a chance on an unknown movie from an unkown writer when studios can just reboot a concept they already know is popular - rinse and repeat.

I really wish they would stop remaking movies lol
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Studying movies scenes   (reply) Posted by: Matthew Taylor
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:17am
I've always thought of a scene as being a continuous action in a single location. If one of these changes then it's a new scene. Although someone with more technical knowledge may correct me.

I don't take notes so can't help with that - But generally, I will watch movies similar to the one I am currently writing. I also find reading the scripts more helpful than watching the actual movies, but sometimes I will read the script and then watch the movie (or vice versa) to get a feel of how words are translated on screen.
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Studying movies scenes Posted by: Zoe
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:37am
How do you know when a scene starts and end in a movie? I how to spot  the major beats but it is the scenes I have trouble with. Any tips and advice. Also, are there any movies for a beginner screenwriter to study from? And how do you take notes while watching movies?


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