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  1. Anyone have a copy of a sample TV pilot budget? Preferably for a cable show, but anything would be helpful.

  2. From The Onion. Find The Thing You're Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life http://onion.com/YGeLE0

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      Yes! This is writing for me! :)

    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      Thumbs up if you arrived at the article because of 5by5 Back to Work.

    3. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Hilarious...yet painful. Oh so painful. Reminds me of a sketch I wrote years ago named "The Failed Artists."

  3. Tracking B TV Contest results. http://www.trackingb.com/?p=24609

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    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      Doesn't look like any of the scripts are in the file exchange. I'm not sure, but it looks like all of the finalists are hour-long shows.

    3. sankofa

      sankofa

      they do a tv pilot and a feature spec contest. Entries for the feature film contest are accepted June 15th, I believe.

    4. richardonthego

      richardonthego

      @Josh Dorian -- They do look like hour-longs. I wish they had a separate half-hour category. (I entered with a half-hour.)

  4. Why does every article about Mixology describe the show as high concept? It's a comedy set in a bar. It's very low concept. Nothing wrong with that.

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    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      Okay, if the entire series lasts one night, I'll concede the high concept!

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      Let's just hope it's better than everything those guys have written other than The Hangover.

    4. mercutio

      mercutio

      Looks like they're shooting next week. I just saw a casting notice for extras. Now, if they could shoot the entire show in a single night, I'd really be impressed.

  5. So my spec "Goodnight, Moon Thieves" got an 8 out of 10 by an anonymous reviewer on the Black List site. It's obviously not as good as getting a 9 or 10, but it still seems like I should be able to leverage an 8 to get more people reading it. Any suggestions?

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    2. mercutio

      mercutio

      Thanks! Now I just need to figure out how to use that rating to my advantage.

    3. Penelope

      Penelope

      Sadly... I've been trying to get a script read more on there as well that is getting great reviews and it just seems like nobody notices...

    4. mercutio

      mercutio

      Any script that gets rated 8 or higher gets mentioned in a weekly email, so I'm hoping that will help get some notice.

  6. Has anyone read any good comedies from The Black List yet? I've read several BL scripts, but would like to check out a good comedy next, if anyone has a recommendation.

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    2. admin

      admin

      I suggest the HL scripts... they're always more fun.

    3. nazardo

      nazardo

      I thought the Untitled Cops comedy was pretty funny.

    4. mercutio

      mercutio

      Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check out Cherry, Ex BF of the Bride and Untitled Cops Comedy (as well as the HL).

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