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  1. I laughed out loud at The Black List "but we didn't know he was our intern" press release.

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    2. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Just IMO, with the "aspiring screenwriting climate" the way it has been as of late, everyone is on the lookout for scams and ripoffs. In the words of Jamie Kennedy, EVERYBODY'S A SUSPECT!

    3. dietgreentea

      dietgreentea

      It's hilarious to me how so many people have this notion that, in the writing world, the word "intern" -- which, in this case, barely even applies -- is somehow a powerful incentive…

    4. sangun

      sangun

      Either it's a scam and there was a prior relationship that got the person the internship and CAA. Or the company is run by morons who didn't do a background check on someone they were attaching their names to in a press release. Either way.

  2. Anyone see Killing Them Softly? Is it really ‘F’ CinemaScore worthy?

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      Saw it. A friend leaned over and whispered: "It's the equivalent of a 12-year old virgin writing bondage porn". It was pretty posturing.

    3. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      My DRIVE comparison is in the fact that the marketing for Drive promised Fast and the Furious and packed theaters with moviegoers expecting that, but the result was more of an "art house" film, if you will. Same thing here. A lot of folks went expecting HEAT or MIAMI VICE but instead got something totally different, thus the "F" Cinemascore.

    4. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Just looked it up. DRIVE got a "C-" Cinemascore. Not quite an "F" but still, audiences disliked it. It was my favorite movie of 2011. Pretty much everyone I recommended it to (friends, FB, Twitter) hated it. So yeah, I think the analogy applies.

  3. A neighbor has somehow attached his computer to my wireless printer. And of course it's script pages.

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    2. craig

      craig

      Pretty funny.

    3. AliM

      AliM

      DEATH F*CKING PRINTER:- THE ATLANTIC TAPES, VOLUME 1: EXECUDERE NOS CONFIDIMUS!

    4. admin

      admin

      I. Smell. Oscar.

  4. A chunk of Nolan's sets got washed away in the Canadian flooding.

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    2. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      We are lucky that we bought a house on higher ground.

       

      Something I'd advise people to always consider when house hunting... Acts of God.

       

      Or just buy an ark.

    3. nazardo

      nazardo

      Sorry to hear :( Stay safe!

    4. axalon

      axalon

      Wow...sad news. Not just for Nolan but all these people that lost their homes.

       

      Hope anybody affected is okay.

  5. It's really disturbing that the people in the theater shooting in Colorado thought the gunman was part of the marketing.

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    2. RDMK

      RDMK

      my prayers to the families

    3. Allen

      Allen

      This was an isolated incident in one small town. The world isn't suddenly less safe because of it, so if you want to go to the theater, please do so knowing you'll more than likely have a good time, assuming the movie isn't terrible, that is.

    4. jdef75

      jdef75

      Exactly. It's a tragic anomaly, that's all. The world isn't less safe. There will always be the violently insane, earthquakes, fires etc. But there's a greater chance of dying via car accident. That's not to diminish this tragedy of course

  6. Sometimes you wake up and find yourself working on a David Fincher movie. Yikes.

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    2. axalon

      axalon

      What Jiblings said!

    3. sangun

      sangun

      Cjevy - It's only for a bit during prep. No MO commute for me.

    4. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Congrats King of the sarcastic wit!

  7. I think Ryan Reynolds just became the answer to a trivia question.

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    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      @Frobisher - what actor had two big budget movies open and underperform in the same weekend against a low budget horror film?

    3. axalon

      axalon

      Oh wow I didn't realize he voiced Turbo...oh no Ryan...

    4. markerstone
  8. Anyone else thinking of this Christopher Dorner story in terms of act breaks? Or am I the only horrible human being?

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    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      oh that story is *TOTALLY* writing itself! Could this be the film that, if made, gets Derek Luke *BACK* on the A-/B+ list? :)

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      I read the entire manifesto thanks to anonymous. I didn't think it was that "poorly written"it came off as way more intelligent than I expected.

       

      It does seem like something ripped right out of a movie.

    4. dsjones

      dsjones

      Already copyrighted Black Rambo last week.

  9. A 1/3 of all US movie ticket buyers have dropped off the grid this weekend? Anyone here actually planning on seeing anything?

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      Jiblings - water cooler talk among the people who keep track of this kind of thing. I guess it has to do with pre-sales and tracking.

    3. treyselman

      treyselman

      Killer Joe is the top of my list. Probably get out to support Celeste and Jesse sometime soon. THOUGH. Next weekend should be big.

    4. sankofa

      sankofa

      track field starts this weekend. i won't be watching anything *BUT* that...though i may try and see a few movies: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Total Recall and Bourne Legacy will be playing here this week and next so i'll try and check them out...

  10. Reading a script where "asthma" has been repeatedly been spellchecked to "Satan".

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    2. dietgreentea

      dietgreentea

      As an asthma sufferer, I can support that.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      You mean a Satan sufferer.

    4. npquinn

      npquinn

      I wonder if satan suffers from asthma?

  11. 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.

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      It was emailed to me and I can't find an external link. It's basically that the WGA has a full MBA deal in place with the "People’s Production Company (PPC), the Amazon affiliate responsible for professional content development and production."

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      It might help if the WGA were to acknowledge that the amorphous "new media" realm has come a long way since the strike FIVE YEARS AGO. You know, to actually try to fight the studios (and other companies, like Amazon, Netflix, whoever) from treating creatives like slave labor because, "no one knows how to make a profit yet from the internet space." Apparently, all of those ads on Hulu, Youtube, and every other streaming site are purchased with sawdust and dreams.

    4. sangun

      sangun

      If the WGA was interested in fighting anyone they'd stop electing producers as their presidents. The dream of every WGA member is to become a producer so he/she can screw over other writers.

  12. I'll admit it. I saw Hansel & Gretel.

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    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      i admit i saw it too and the makeup/special effects team needs an Oscar for making Jeremy Renner look GOOD AS HELL! Like, seriously! Them folks need a statute cause that was a difficult task they did WELL AT! Gemma was worth it. She wasn't naked but in enough tight, form fitting clothes to make the entire 88 minute film almost bearable...

    3. sangun

      sangun

      My girlfriend said of Gemma -- She keeps looking off screen for no reason. Do you think she's looking at her set chair or her driver?

    4. 36monsters

      36monsters

      That man could sit in front of a camera and read from the phonebook for 3 hours and I'd pay to watch it (of course, it would be best if he was shirtless at the same time).

       

  13. A guy bumped my chair in a restaurant today and lifted my laptop case without me noticing. It ended up in lost and found when all he found were scripts inside.

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      That means he "passed".

    3. sangun

      sangun

      I was lucky he didn't leave one of his scripts behind.

    4. Cyber Hater

      Cyber Hater

      def a "PASS" lol

  14. Anyone else watching the Olympics and finding the primetime show adverts more embarrassing than usual?

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    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Haha. And you shouldnt. It's your language, we're just borrowing it. And abusing it. Did you think about going 'home' for the Olympics? Evidently, a lot of empty seats - which is just wrong.

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      Nothing wrong with it - just don't here many people in the States referring to "adverts" on the tele.

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      Yes the verts are pretty terrible.

  15. I got a job offer from Amazon Studios. Debating.

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      I don't really know anything about AS. I know the person offering me the gig. There would be no reason to hire me unless they were producing and selling content.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Do it sanguine!

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      How does the offer compare to your current employ? I worked at Amazon (as e-commerce in Seattle) and there were a lot of smart folks there.

  16. One of the worst scenes to find in a reshoot? The SUMMATION SCENE where one actor explains to another actor the previous 100 minutes because the movie makes no sense.

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    2. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Seen Kevin Smith's "Red State?" The long epilogue, aka "John Goodman explains what happened in the climax," felt like Kevin Smith was trying to do the Coen Bros. (e.g., ending of No Country). It was awkward. But if this film is Smith's transition into challenging himself to do more complex films, then it's a nice start.

    3. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      And the worst summation scene is M. Night's cameo at the end of "The Village." Yikes.

    4. Monkey Munch

      Monkey Munch

      Let's not forget the psychiatrist in Psycho.

      And while we're at it, let's honor TV's mini-version of this scene, which usually begins with the crusty police boss saying, "Let me get this straight. You're tell me a dead body/pound of heroin/bag of gold was found in a school locker/deserted warehouse/clown's anus etc."

  17. Someone emailed me a network draft of something and all the "T's" are missing.

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    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      That's kind of awesome.

    3. sangun

      sangun

      Sadly, it was only a PDF printing issue.

    4. Escapist

      Escapist

      sure that wasn't a way to track the draft?

  18. If it were a screenplay the final act of the Bradley Manning Story would cause a reader's head to explode.

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    2. craktactor

      craktactor

      Ed Wood. 'Nuff said.

    3. ddollar

      ddollar

      they'd like "what? this is so stupid."

    4. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      It's certainly 'character change'.

  19. Had a conversation about how to judge if your film is a flop or not. It took weeks for someone to bother to post a pirated copy of The Raven on the internet.

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    2. ... who are those guys?
    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      there's no need to consult a firm, just google torrentz or demonoid...

    4. aphid47

      aphid47

      I remember the script being entertaining, but the film ended up being a steaming pile.

  20. It's that time of the year. Have the readers for Nicholl managed to reach the $25 mark this time around?

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      For reading and doing the notes on the submitted scripts. I was wondering if the readers had finally made it to $25.

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      What's the pay structure for Nicholl's readers? This is all unfamiliar to me because I never have paid much attention to competitions before.

    4. sangun

      sangun

      It's $22 this year for first round with a log, a page of coverage and category scoring. Being a reader for Nicholl is like Fight Club. Getting the $22 rate out of someone was hard enough.

  21. With the Endeavour landing today, I'm looking forward to the onslaught of space shuttle scripts. Big heist or carrying a killer virus or rebooted to fight aliens or...

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    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      I think they should turn one of the space shuttles into a taco truck.

    3. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Found footage alien movie with footage from security cams all around the ship OR...

    4. mrferrone

      mrferrone

      Or read the original (blacklist version) draft of Seven Pounds...

  22. I like the idea that somewhere Stephen Sommers is sitting with his feet propped up drinking a mai tai.

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    2. sangun

      sangun

      The stories about the abuse he took from Paramount on GI Joe are incredible. At least he was talented enough to turn out a releasable film.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      I didn't hear about this?...I just remember really liking Stewart Beattie's first draft back when it was Delta Force.

    4. sangun

      sangun

      The first film tested really well. Unfortunately for Sommers the phrase "tested better than both Transformer movies combined" got repeated a lot. Suddenly, a rumor appears on Don Murphy's message board that Sommers has been fired and the film is a disaster. It all played out so publicly it was kind of amazing. I've never seen a studio work so hard to sabotage a film in the home stretch.

  23. Just read a script where the writer spellchecked the word "prodigies" into "porridges". The word "porridges" is now in the title.

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Does it work better as porridges?

    3. RazorBlade1968

      RazorBlade1968

      I better check my porridge references and make sure they don't say "prodigies" now. Crap.

    4. sangun

      sangun

      To be fair it's a FR-UK coproduction and I think the writer is from Israel. But it is better if I'm thinking of animated bowls of porridge.

  24. Was reading the box office report for the weekend and almost did a spit take when I saw Paramount was claiming JOE cost $50mil.

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    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      It did.

      TO RESHOOT EVERYTHING AND EXTEND EVERYTHING ANOTHER YEAR!

    3. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      It's probably b/c the FX house and the actors and the P&A are all taking their cut off the back end. Hahaha. I'm kidding!

    4. admin

      admin

      Yeah, that number is a LOT closer to $150.

  25. Adapt away. Daily Mail headline - Teenage exorcists who say Harry Potter has corrupted the world head to Britain armed with Bibles and Holy Water to tackle hotbed of occult activity

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      Said to be in the vein of "American History X" meets "The Son of Rambow" - a powerful tale of religious zealotry through the eyes of children.

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Fools. Everyone knows Hellmouth is in Sunnydale.

       

    3. Babzbitela

      Babzbitela

      YUP! Sunnydale truly did suck ...didn't it?

       

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