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  1. How much does concept art help in pitching an idea?

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      typistolero

      My advice if you're going to include it is to limit the images and make sure they are getting across a clear, concise message that augments/clarifies the pitch.

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  2. Nobody knows of a single script written by a former prison inmate? Really?

  3. So I'm hearing that the Hateful Eight script that is out is actually Seth MacFarlane's western.

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      typistolero

      Huh, seems legit. I hope he makes it anyway.

       

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  4. So I'm hearing that the Hateful Eight script that is out is actually Seth MacFarlane's western.

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      typistolero

      Not sure. It's possible QT or somebody else decided to confuse the issue by releasing the MacFarlane script.

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  5. So I'm hearing that the Hateful Eight script that is out is actually Seth MacFarlane's western.

  6. Anyone seen Philomena? It's the only Best Picture nominee I haven't seen yet. Worth the price of admission?

  7. Whats everyone's thinking on FOX abandoning Pilot Season (If it in fact happens)? I realize it might possibly lead to more quality, but will it come at the cost of less stories being bought and there for less writing opportunities?

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      typistolero

      They probably aren't abandoning pilot season as much as spreading it out a little. Reilly says something like this every year, but the fact is they still need to participate in the upfronts with everyone else and lock in their ad sales.

       

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  8. Every time someone hits "Reply All" on a TB email, it validates the rest of the country's assertion that Hollywood is full of morons.

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      typistolero

      Every time you hit "Reply All," Harvey cuts ten minutes from a good film.

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  9. What do you think the budgetary cut off is for producing a script with unknown/relatively unknown actors? For instance 'Chronicle' was made for $12 million but didn't have any big names attached. At what point would most studios go "okay, we need an A-lister"?

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      typistolero

      The real question here is how much of the budget you have already versus how much money you need to ask for. If you have $1 million to go shoot a film with no-name actors, you can do that. However if you need a chunk of change, it's going to be a lot easier to ask for that if you have a star. Then, secondly, you have to think about what kind of distribution you want. Better distribution calls for more star power.

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  10. anyone else hearing about mickey fischer and his pilot. Trying to understand how he got it in front of someone. also want to read it.

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      typistolero

      It's floating around. I'd expect it here soon.

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  11. My thoughts while watching THIS IS 40 with the wife last night: "This is 40 minutes too long..."

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      typistolero

      This is the second thread I've seen about this and now I'm getting really depressed--it had been on top of my must-see list. (But hey, maybe my expectations are being lowered just enough now...)

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  12. Hypothetically, if one were hoping to move to LA next year...where can I find information on which place is best? I don't like to party, I like to drive myself everywhere, but would still like to be close enough to do meetings and the like. Any advice/favorite articles?

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      typistolero

      Obligatory vote for the Valley. Studio City, Sherman Oaks, and the southern end of North Hollywood can be the cheaper alternative to WeHo and keep you centrally located between the studios.

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  13. Question: I prefer printing out scripts and reading them in a variety of places. How do YOU read scripts - print copy, computer screen or Kindle-type tablet? The Kindle Paperwhite sounds intriquing, but it's just too small for my desired experience. Is there a simple, 8 X 11 PDF reader out there?

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      typistolero

      GoodReader on iPad (or iPhone). It's great--fast page loads, croppable margins (to blow up the page), notes capability.

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  14. Does anyone know if a guy named Frankie Peay has sold any spec scripts or had his name on scripts by Hunter Richards or Marc Rocco? This would have been a while back, late 90s, early 2000s? Thank you.

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      typistolero

      I don't know of a Frankie Peay, but I did deal a little with Marc Rocco, and it wouldn't surprise me if he had offered to share credit with someone. Good luck with your search, though.

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  15. Question to you all: I'm moving to LA in late December. What could I be doing NOW to make my resume look better? Learn Final Cut? Master Pro Tools? Learn how to write coverage? Thoughts and ideas please

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      typistolero

      er, I mean "management co." in place of that second "mailroom"

       

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  16. Question to you all: I'm moving to LA in late December. What could I be doing NOW to make my resume look better? Learn Final Cut? Master Pro Tools? Learn how to write coverage? Thoughts and ideas please

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      typistolero

      This may seem counterintuitive, but try to get a lousy mailroom job at an agency or mailroom. You'll thank me later when you have a ton of connections.

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  17. Question to you all: I'm moving to LA in late December. What could I be doing NOW to make my resume look better? Learn Final Cut? Master Pro Tools? Learn how to write coverage? Thoughts and ideas please

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      typistolero

      ^that. Depends on the type of gig you want, though. Just be warned, many "office" jobs pay pennies on the dollar and are still extremely hard to get.

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  18. Reading the WGA press release about the deal with Amazon Studios. It had this phrase: "plant our flag in that rich and amorphous land called new media." Sometimes it's easy to hate writers.

  19. Maybe late to the party but really enjoyed Blood Mountain. Stokes is such an elegant writer.

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      typistolero

      Agreed. I love the way his language ambles along...

       

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  20. Awake pilot was great! I

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      typistolero

      I loved it, but I hope they get him out of the therapists' chairs more...

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  21. sundance

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      typistolero

      Have fun and give us some capsule reviews!

  22. Just found out a script i spent the last 6 months working on sounds a lot like something that sold in January. Pacing the room...

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      typistolero

      Ditto for this happening all the time. Don't worry about it. A good script will stand on its own.

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  23. Just finished Chris Borrelli's "Sad Jack." Not sure what to make of it. Amazing tone. Feels like "Snatch" meets "Leon: The Professional." Wouldn't know how to review it, but it was good writing for sure.

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      typistolero

      Thanks for the review... I checked out "Rounds" and it wasn't for me, but I'll give "Sad Jack" a shot.

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