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  1. long time no see guys. quick question for a friend, does anyone know what the minimum amount of votes needed for the young and hungry list is, and also when the list comes out?

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    2. admin

      admin

      I know they are working on the list now. I believe it is released the 1st or 2nd week of October.

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Dan, great to hear from you! Hope things are well.

    4. ddollar

      ddollar

      thanks guys!!! bishop, tiger is kind of in a stand still but fingers crossed someday it'll get the go ahead :)

  2. hey guys, OT but is anyone looking for a new place in LA? i know of a couple spots in a writer's apt. in santa monica that are opening up Dec. 1

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    2. ddollar

      ddollar

      it's 1050, 1 mile from the water i believe. PM me if you want to get in touch with the guy!

    3. zkendall

      zkendall

      little pricey for me. trying to stay around 900 to 950

    4. ddollar

      ddollar

      cool man! thanks anyway.

  3. hey people in LA - anyone know how I can get some help moving a couple things into my new place in silver lake? where's a good place to call for hired help? also, if anyone wants to volunteer to help me instead, i'll buy you a big sandwich and beer. i only have a bed and TV that need moving i think.

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    2. ddollar

      ddollar

      thanks sanguine - how does that work? do you just ask for one guy and they give you their rates?

    3. sangun

      sangun

      It's not organized. It's really just a bunch of guys looking for work. A friend did it recently and got 2 guys for 2 hours for $80. Name what you want to pay and pick people who don't creep you out.

    4. ddollar

      ddollar

      excellent, thanks sanguine! big help here.

  4. new trailer for the counselor. anyone know if it's been rewritten by someone else? mccarthy's draft i read was not very cinematic if i recall.

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    2. admin

      admin

      I hope there is a writers cut somewhere that has Morgan Freeman read the entire descriptive text between scenes. #OSCAR2014

    3. CookieMonster

      CookieMonster

      Haaaa ... it'll be in the ultra platinum six-DVD edition.

    4. Zmanx

      Zmanx

      Check out the June 10 & 17 issue of the New Yorker for a excerpt from the screenplay. It really reads well. Can also find it on the New Yorker website.

  5. you know how much of screenwriting is simplifying? i'd say most of it

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    2. Mike

      Mike

      What fiction said.

    3. sankofa

      sankofa

      yes indeed

    4. Michael L

      Michael L

      I find it (seemingly) ironic, that getting to simple is often so damn hard.

       

  6. please, somebody get me inherent vice! i will trade a kidney and the "land before time" stuffed toy sitting on my desk right now

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    2. ddollar

      ddollar

      man we just don't see things the same. the master is one of my favorite movies and the one that finally turned me on to PTA.

    3. Mike

      Mike

      Oh I didn't mean to imply that Spec_Writer. I just lament the fact that many of these great writers just disappear and become irrelevant.

    4. sangun

      sangun

      Sorry. No go on the script. It's been lined and annotated. It does have both voice over and a ouija board scene.

  7. little women on cable, muthafuckas! also, i sat by brian grazer today at a coffee shop. good or bad i didn't try and pitch him on my next spec?

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    2. ddollar

      ddollar

      i am going to practice this right now

    3. Penelope

      Penelope

      Ha hahahaha. Awesome SMD.

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      You should have handed him a comb, and said, "Dude, seriously..."

  8. Scrivener on sale for $20 right now. Get it, it's the bees knees: http://www.amazon.com/Literature-Latte-SCRWINREG-Scrivener-Download/dp/B0079KJB54

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    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      hmmm I'll need to get this. I like FDX but this maybe up my alley..thanks for the link! :)

    3. mercutio

      mercutio

      I bought it. I have a novel I need to get back to work on anyway (don't we all?).

    4. gthomasjr

      gthomasjr

      I just started using it recently for outlining and like it, but the export to fdx not quite there on the Windows side.

       

  9. evil dead... blech.

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    2. Shining1

      Shining1

      Sooo many favorites scenes in DEAD ALIVE, including zombie mama literally falling apart into a bowl of oatmeal during lunch with friends

       

    3. sankofa

      sankofa

      it was meh

       

    4. CastorTroy16

      CastorTroy16

      C- ... I didn't know it was directed by Rob Zombie and there wasn't one likable character, but that's he norm with torture porn.

  10. new draft sent to manager! second time's the charm, right?

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    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      ¡buena suerte!

    3. dnluu81

      dnluu81

      Good luck, man. Getting the rep approval of a project is as hard a step as any.

    4. Raffles

      Raffles

      Good luck, Dan!

       

  11. How do you write a backwards script like Memento or Peppermint Candy? Do you write it in reverse order and then just reorder the scenes, or try and write it backwards to begin with?

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    2. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Dan, I have a full story map of Memento, almost a complete scene list, in both the order of the film and chronological order, in our new ebook. Message me your email and I'll shoot you a gratis copy. We spent so much freakin' time on Memento that I'd like to see it benefit someone!

    3. craktactor

      craktactor

      :) !ysae t'nsi tI
    4. ddollar
  12. Two best times when writing a script: planning them out, and polishing them. Everything in the middle sucks.

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    3. Mike

      Mike

      Sorry, I disagree. The fugue state, the narrative train goin' choo choo choo, man...I gotta say, the gettin' up to see where it goes tomorrow and the reading where you went the day before. That whole, "If it comes too easy you ain't doin' it right" is bullshit. I'm not saying it's easy. I'm saying when it is, embrace it.

    4. Mike

      Mike

      And if it isn't go sell insurance.

       

  13. man, i dreamt last night i read in the paper that bill watterson had started developing a biopic of himself with a studio, and my manager told me to just forget about my own spec and move on to the next one. it was the most horrible dream i've had in a while.

    1. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Dan, what's your plan as far as his life rights? Do you have any kind of agreement in place?

    2. ddollar

      ddollar

      not yet! right now we're just focusing on getting a good enough draft ready

  14. does anyone know how to use dropbox with final draft 8?

  15. alright guys! what's the absolute best script from the black list so far?

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    2. ddollar

      ddollar

      thanks guys! just finished draft day, and i have to say it was pretty inspiring stuff.

    3. ddollar

      ddollar

      onto the next one...

    4. gthomasjr

      gthomasjr

      Thumbs up for "Draft Day." Nice crisp read.

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