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  1. Just got married last week y'all and started a writing fellowship this week... life is good... how are you?

  2. If I see a screenplay with another GD title that has "Douchebag" in it I am going to scream... Maybe I should write a script called DOUCHEBAG - 3D - IN SPACE

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    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Dr. Douchebag or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    3. boynotorious

      boynotorious

      Bad Christian Douchebags. I wonder if that would piss the PTC off as well?

    4. Jaco

      Jaco

      Douchebag Houser, M.D.

       

      Justin Bieber attached.

  3. Hey Hive Mind. I'm doing some research and I'm looking for your favorite movies where two or more lovable lugs go on the run from the mob, the government, other baddies after they either a) unknowingly fuck something up B) get embroiled in a plot unwittingly or c) steal from said bad guys or government... What are some of your favorite "on the run" movies? Thanks--MP

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    2. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Amazing! Thanks, all! Love the old and the new. Some I wouldn't even have thought of exploring! YAY

       

    3. electroglodyte

      electroglodyte

      Big fan of Midnight Run myself, but I'm surprised that Some Like It Hot hasn't come up yet.

    4. electroglodyte

      electroglodyte

      Also, a more recent Irish entry: The Young Offenders (

      ) And yes, that's English they're speaking.
  4. Just wanted to post this cool contest. Last year's winner got $, repped and had lunch w/ Shane Black. Here's the link: http://www.justeffing.com/2011-screenwriting-competition/ -- and shit this year they are giving away a Tattoo from Kat Von D too if you want it! Crazy!

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    2. Abdirman

      Abdirman

      I'm not disagreeing with you on that point because if nothing is happening in the first 15 pages then you need work on your story and structure but people should that they'll focus on the first 15 before entering and paying hefty sum for 15 pages.

    3. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Oh I know and I hear you. What I like about that contest is that they are up front about how they judge. I know someone who judges for Austin and they are encouraged to read up to page 20 or 30. So, yes writers should focus on the whole script - because if contest judges/ readers gets past the first 15 and keep going then it better be great all the way up to page 120 right? Last years winner also won Blue Cat. Same script different title I think. Anywhoo. Yep focus on writing a kick ass scr...

    4. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Definitely will. I mean, my hook is obvious from page 1, it just takes 17 more pages to get into :D.

  5. Hey all. Lots have asked how my Nexxus Pilot is going after TB Recommends. I just did a minor rewrite for a management company (who sent it to a big 3 agency) and I am in wait and see mode. The file on the file exchange is the one originally sent to TB, it has since been updated(Grammar, plot point or two, etc.) and is much more clean. But, I am in wait-n-see mode. All the initial hub but was huge. Now, I anxiously await next steps. Shout out to TB for recommending me. Will keep u posted.

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    2. admin

      admin

      It'd be great to get all the TB recommends guys to maybe start a post in the forum somewhere to talk about their experiences, etc. Could be kind of cool.

    3. dietgreentea

      dietgreentea

      Good to hear, sir! And I'd be down for that...

    4. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      Good shit...

  6. Best Pilot for 2012 you've read so far? Tell me? I read Graceland and it was okay... felt like a dated 90's TNT show. Wexler's Pilot for TBS was funny and Forty by Doug Elin was just okay... but nothing has popped yet for me... read up to 10 pages of others and they seemed flat. Anybody got one or more they love?

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    2. nathanrrr

      nathanrrr

      Awake was great, loved the finish pilot. Hell on Wheels also had a strong finished pilot but I am still luke warm on it. Red, I agree, Exit Strategy had some much potential but execution was SO POOR.

       

    3. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      @Mikey P -- agree re: Graceland. Very 90s. But don't knock it to TNT... This is like USA net's original identity. Remember Silk Stalkings, Pacific Blue? And Eastin writes a lot of annoying little asides that make me want to slap him.

    4. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      @LeftyJones -- ha! that's right. Oh man - Silk Stalkings. What if they rebooted that? ;0

       

  7. New Year... New Goals... New Projects... How is everyone's writing and creative pursuits going?

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    2. Jaco

      Jaco

      Great - got some nice deadlines being set via the chat room - the TB (unofficial) Writers' Group is gonna kill it this year. Right?

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Learning how to take criticism in the new year. It's tough, but I'm getting the hang of letting other people check out my writing. It's gonna be a great year!

    4. sankofa

      sankofa

      going to outline the action thriller I'm currently working on and put it aside because it's not quite right yet and get to work on a horror thriller with some interesting psychosexual and gothic overtones...and also work on tv stuff (a spec and a couple of pilots)

  8. RIP Stephen Spielberg. SO SAD

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    2. boynotorious

      boynotorious

      Death happens. I am seriously not going to miss the guy. His time was over anyway.

    3. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Jeez, you die and they forget how to spell your name.

  9. "Bitch" is the new "Fuck". How to get over that Bitch. The Bitch in apt 23. Your fiance is a bitch. Inner Bitch. Bitch Bitch Bitch

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    2. Alexy

      Alexy

      what you need is a title like, "John Pinkerton is Fucking My Bitch Whore Mother." or something like that

    3. johngary

      johngary

      Yeah, uh, 500 Days of Summer already pretty much owned the word 'bitch' and only did it in the epigram.

    4. SueSi84

      SueSi84

      Too many bitches.

  10. Okay... since we've reached July and summer movie season is in mid swing, what movie are you most looking forward to. I am excited to see Harry Potter and Crazy Stupid Love... what about you guys and gals?

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    2. Cyber Hater
    3. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      30 Minutes or Less

    4. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Yes! 30 Minutes or Less! I can't wait for that too... and the Devil's Double has some buzz...

       

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    2. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      It was only to 300 YEARS, which I don't believe has sold yet.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      If by wow you mean, wow look at all those commenters, a huge deal of them are assholes, then yes, I agree :D. Congrats to the dude though!

    4. AliM

      AliM

      Wowza, Deadline commenters are of the AintItCool variety. Just incredibly angry. At everything!

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    2. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Thanks for the updated link Mysterian!

       

    3. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      wasn't trying to rain on your parade or anything buddy. I got all excited, followed your link then got confused... when back to the top of the page and realized it was linking to the 2012.

    4. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Thanks Mysterian! No rain parading ... just good info sharing! =)

       

  11. Natalie Portman, Pregnant and engaged... sorry boys ...

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    2. boynotorious

      boynotorious

      Sob. Sob. Whatever.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      I quote the most recent Robot Chicken:

      Are you an Angel?

      No I'm not an angel...

      Are you a fairy?

      Fairies aren't real.

      ...Are you an elephant?

    4. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      I can't believe she cheated on me.

  12. Man, I really want to know the plot of the new Star Trek into Darkness movie... loved the teaser trailer.

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    3. craktactor

      craktactor

      I think it has something to do with science and fiction and outer space stuff. I think.

    4. dsjones

      dsjones

      They Star Trek. Into Darkness.

  13. ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS ZOMBIES Sold? I need to whip up a new spec script ... maybe "Undead Presidents vs. Godzilla" or "Thomas Jefferson vs. The Witches of Salem Mass." or "Nixon vs. Dracula" ... oh boy

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    2. sppeterson

      sppeterson

      @sanguine -- more like a 1992 Fiesta.

    3. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      "Robots vs Machines: Brothers From Another Mother...board"

    4. AliM

      AliM

      Ballaz Vs Hataz -- A Snoop Dogg/Fiddy Cent Joint

  14. love the Red Band trailer for "Take me home tonight" ... I hope it's good... I think we all need a good 80's like movie these days to make us laugh till it hurts

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    2. tbblue

      tbblue

      Saw a screening of it a while back, really loved it. There's some great scenes in there (Demetri Martin kills!) and it doesn't exaggerate the 80s, which I liked a whole lot. Made it feel more real that way. Also, the soundtrack kicks so much ass!

    3. treyselman

      treyselman

      "Demetri Martin kills!" i had no idea he was in there. ha. takin' it to 11.

    4. boynotorious

      boynotorious

      I agree with Blue. I caught a screening of this years back. Or so it seems. The movie was a blast. This might be the first time in history that you should really ignore the long delay.

  15. I can't believe how big the Black List gets every year... I think they should divide it into categories (Comedy Drama Adaption Graphic Novel etc etc. So, I have 2 beefs: 1) I don't think writers who adapt a best selling book should be on there unless they actually wrote the book... 2) In one of the categories there should be specs (writers that are new) vs. established writers ... Don't know if that all makes sense

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    2. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Ha ha... Yes. I was going to add that's why I loved the Hit List over the Black List ...

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      I don't have issue with either of the beefs you mention: if the black list is about essentially most popular writing, why does it matter if it is from source material (which still takes an skill to adapt) or established writers. It isn't a list to promote new writers or to promote unadapted works.

       

      That being said - I'm very glad there is the HIT LIST and it's fun to compare how things shake out between the two.

    4. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      True true. And I just watched Franklin Leonard's speech. He does say that his intent was to find new voices and / or new scripts that people love. So, the Black List are the most "loved" scripts in Tinsel Town no matter the genre or subject matter... All I have to say is ... I wish I had time to read them all =)

  16. Um... wow ... nice get on BSG Blood and Chrome!

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    2. DarkDestroyer

      DarkDestroyer

      I second this...thanks very much. Been eager to read this!

    3. Allen

      Allen

      Many thanks. The beginning sort of comes off like BSG: Starship Troopers.

    4. nathanrrr

      nathanrrr

      No problem, friend was eager to send it. I read it tonight as well. Keeping up on pilot scripts in advance of the rush.

  17. Lots of "virginity" script sales out there (3?)... hmmm...

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      Just in time for back to school.

    3. CookieMonster

      CookieMonster

      Write what you know... ;)

    4. kvon

      kvon

      Seems like there a common thing since American Pie...after 14 years how many ways are there to tell that story?

  18. Read the Nicholl winner "Cutter" and can't get it out of my head - highly recommend. Nothing mind bending - just great story telling and a great dilemma

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    2. SeeriousTimes

      SeeriousTimes

      and I read the Nicholl Winner Man of Clay....

       

      Do NOT recommend.

       

      Has about 20 good pages of mystery and then wowzers does that thing fall down.

    3. SeeriousTimes

      SeeriousTimes

      will check out cutter

       

    4. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      Thanks for the recommendation - I'll read Cutter, next.

  19. Holy Shit - EXIT STRATEGY was Alias meets 24 on crack - so fucking good... I highly recommend

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    2. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      I agree - great pilot. Curious how they'll maintain that level cost-wise week to week. Only downer for me was that exact plot was done on Covert Affairs last season, which is candy glass by comparison.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      You had me at 24. If it's in the Exchange, I'll totally read it.

    4. LeadSolo

      LeadSolo

      well, it's not. hint. hint.

  20. Just read the first 20 pages of "Somewhere" ... it's not going anywhere... also technically ... tons of white space ... did anybody read this? Does it get better? Or am I insane?

    1. admin

      admin

      The perks of knowing you'll be directing your own work.

    2. Cyber Hater
    3. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      After reading Somewhere, I've come to the conclusion Sofia Coppola should be a music supervisor -- not a writer.

  21. Shout out to nathanrrr for kickin it with all the pilot uploads over this past year... wow.. THANKS

    1. admin

      admin

      We're in the process of adding back years for people, so they can see what's been selling over the past few buying seasons in TV.

       

    2. nathanrrr

      nathanrrr

      No problem, I am just the relayer of the information. Going to upload last season this weekend, then the year prior in the next two weeks.

    3. mikeyP_73
  22. New Dark Knight Rises Trailer -- got a preview this morning at WB before it launched ... http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thedarkknightrises/

    1. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Looks great. Hardy's voice is absolutely haunting. Only Nolan could figure out how to outdo Ledger's Joker.

    2. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      I heard it's like a 10 year gap between movies in the story...looks amazing... Can't wait to see the prologue

    3. Hasmap

      Hasmap

      It's an 8 year gap. Nolan said all will explained in the film.

       

  23. Just read "Snow White and the Huntsman" and I loved it... can't believe I didn't read this long ago. It's beautiful, fun, simple, action packed and filled with tons of escalating conflict.

    1. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      Looks like John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini rewrote it for the screen. They share writing credit on it.

    2. CookieMonster

      CookieMonster

      Which version did you read? Because I thought the original one floating around was awful. From the previews it appears the rewrite was much better.

    3. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      I read a recent version - 2nd or 3rd draft maybe?

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