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  1. Current list of people in the reading group below. Anyone else interested?

  2. Anyway to read some of the top 10 scripts? Very curious to see how the stories played out and what the judges considered top 10.

  3. Okay, I know it's a cliche old standby, but... What is the best (still) unproduced script you've ever read?

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Passengers (Pruss), Killing on Carnival Row, Godless (though Netflix snatched that up and Frank is turning it into a miniseries)

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  4. Cold in July is a great read. Excellent plot turns to keep the reader engaged.

  5. Quick question guys: good comedy pilots to read on here from this new batch of 2016 as well as 2015?? Thanks in advance.

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Downward Dog (ABC) and Crushed (Hulu) are both decent reads...

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  6. Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress is available as an HD rental on Amazon for 99 cents right now.

  7. So I ended up winning best comedy feature at Austin. I'm still trying to process the whole experience, but I can't say enough good things about the festival!

  8. Well, I'm in the Austin finals with a comedy. Nervous and excited to be heading to Austin (first time!). Anyone else going? I'd love to meet up...

  9. A lot of great screenwriting lessons can be gleaned from the musical Hamilton. Worth a listen on Spotify -- especially "My Shot"

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      I need to listen to the soundtrack. Better yet, I need to plan a trip to NYC to see Hamilton! yea that!

       

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  10. Hey, did you guys know that Effie's made 17 movies?!

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Stringer: I haven't been watching Greenlight and tried to watch the show post Effie Brown. But, I see your points. But, I do understand where she is coming from also. The show is weird in that so much of what we see is edited fully for dramatic effect and reaction. I don't know how much of that is really her or just very clever editing on the show...

       

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  11. Hey, did you guys know that Effie's made 17 movies?!

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      How is she playing the victim, StringerBell?

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  12. I'm in the Austin semifinals with a comedy. Hoping for the best and good luck to anyone else in the Austin!

  13. Besides The Office, Workaholics and Parks and Rec, what are the names of some really good/really solid workplace tv comedies, dramas. and also dramedies?

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Thanks guys! These are great options. I'm actually planning to write a workplace comedy/drama and wanted to read pilots of such shows etc.

       

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  14. Hrm, maybe I built up the project in my mind too much (Fincher/Keanu y u no do dis??), but the BURNT trailer seems a tad underwhelming:

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      I agree with Axalon. I'm sure he's fine in this. But, Gerard Butler, Daniel Craig, even Joel Edgerton would have been choices I would have preferred seeing in the role. Not Cooper...I'm still going to see it though. I love a good movie about asshole chefs and cooking. :)

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  15. My sister just got a call back from Twin Peaks to work as 2nd set custumer. Fingers crossed she gets the gig. She finds out next week.

  16. Saw The Gift last night. A really good movie. Joel Edgerton most definitely has the chops to be a damn good writer-director...

  17. Looks like I made the first cut for this year's Nicholl.

  18. All 2015 Launch Pad Feature Judges Announced + Benderspink Signing + Mentors! Go get it!! http://bit.ly/1OsHmsq

  19. So thoughts about the Suicide Squad sizzle trailer that "leaked" yesterday? Honestly, I loved it! Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn *MIGHT* be an inspired casting choice that going to make her a star it seems. I can't wait to see it when it comes out next year!

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Mr. Cakes: Justin Marks' version? That was good. I am curious to read Ayer's version since I'm sure he changed it...but that was a solid read

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  20. So thoughts about the Suicide Squad sizzle trailer that "leaked" yesterday? Honestly, I loved it! Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn *MIGHT* be an inspired casting choice that going to make her a star it seems. I can't wait to see it when it comes out next year!

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Yes Joker i'm not sold on at all...but I enjoyed it more than I did Batman v. Superman by far

       

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  21. Good news? "Terminator: Genisys" isn't as bad as expected. Bad news? It's still not good.

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      flashandstone: LMAO WOW I mean, Jai isn't the worlds best actor. But he's THAT bad in the movie?! LOLOLOL

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  22. Do any of you writers use outlining software, or do you typically just stick with Word?

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      i outline by hand in a notebook also. Though I'm heavily considering using Scrivener.

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  23. The plus and minus regarding the MR. ROBOT pilot (now streaming on USA network.com) The plus: intelligent, well told, very well acted, smartest show on TV The minus: intelligent, the smartest show on TV. Just like Rubicon, too smart for the American public, and that's a damn shame.

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      i'll have to check this out also...thanks for the mini-review!!!!

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  24. Crime Drama Screenplays: Doing early work on a crime drama idea (movie) and I'm looking for great crime drama screenplays. I don't care if they're recent or not. Also doing a "genre study" of sorts too. So, favorite crime drama screenplays and movies. Go! :)

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      all excellent choices everyone!!!! rwe15: I have not seen The Killing and will be adding it to my Netflix queue!!! mac: Thief is a classic! Reader George: I will have to buy his series on payday I have a few of them (Horror, Thriller and Comedy) and ALL have been extremely helpful to me as a writer!

       

      mebishop: Yes! I loved that movie and the graphic novel it was based on! :)

       

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