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  1. Question? The hungry list says that it will show loglines but when I click on it, it is the peoples names, their projects and reps. No loglines. Did I misread?

    1. Jarrean

      Jarrean

      Where do you see that?

    2. ChristianSavage

      ChristianSavage

      On the list's homepage, there's a paragraph that says the following details are given for each winning script: author, logline, and rep info. I'm not seeing loglines, either...

    3. Jarrean

      Jarrean

      "To access the 2016 Young & Hungry List, click the red links below. The 2016 Young & Hungry List comes in two flavors: Young & Hungry and By The Numbers. The Young & Hungry List contains the information on each writer selected, including projects, bios and rep info."

       

       

  2. The file exchange seems to be mostly about ISO Fills for old stuff these days...

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    2. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

      Why is it on lock-down? It has been slower lately...

    3. SilverFox

      SilverFox

      It's crazy how scripts are on lock down. QT films and Deadpool prove it doesn't affect box office. It's reading Harry Potter books before watching the films. One could argue, especially in my case, reading scripts makes me want to see a movie more!

    4. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Deadpool was leaked by the writers on purpose, so not a great example. I think the bigger fear is negative buzz -- like with Aloha, well ahead of release, due to the Sony hack. If a script is still under development and gets out there, it could slow development process.

  3. 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.

    1. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

      Same here-- Maybe members who placed will post or direct message us if they don't mind sharing. I think the entire top ten gets a free year year to tracking board... So hopefully see even a few. Maybe someone else on here would know the answer better...

    2. jinkazama

      jinkazama

      I'm pretty interested in The Mother,Number one fan, and Daybreaker scripts. If they show examples can someone send a link or post them?

    3. sankofa
  4. Any of the top 25 script shadow winners apart of this site?

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    2. zkendall
    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Made it to the logline phase, but no further.

    4. rotru

      rotru

      A $5,000 option is crap anyways. Seriously if it's a great script talk about being taken advantage of.

  5. I have a question for the moderators. But i guess it could go to anyone who knows. Is there a big difference between submitting to the launchpad pilots and submitting to the year round coverage that automatically gets you a chance at getting your script around town?

    1. admin

      admin

      Hey Zack, while us mods over here have nothing to do with the competition, I asked the TB guys for some clarification. Essentially, the year round coverage is kind of like it's own contest, but is ultimately beholden to the 1-2 individual readers responses, whereas in the competition, every script is read a minimum of two times by readers before being turned around to the management team and judges who read the top picks (between 100-150) to get the number down to their ultimate winners....

    2. zkendall

      zkendall

      Thanks red. Just was curious.

  6. top reads so far out of the 2016 Pilots thread in file exchange???

    1. rywold

      rywold

      Enjoyed Ozark, probably my top so far.

    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      ummm.. bunker hill is challenging, which is a certain kind of top for building fortitude with influence.

  7. 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...

    2. zkendall
  8. Saw this on medium. If you never heard his speech, read this. If you have, read it anyways. Good inspiration for a good work ethic. https://medium.com/p/4af580c2e0b7

    1. Reader George

      Reader George

      Nice one. Also recommend Pressfield's War of Art.

    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      I'll be bold as bold is and say a screenwriter shouldn't love movies, but critical entertainment.

  9. I know you hated it Jiblings. Characters were thin and it was riddled with cliches and plot holes, but even then, movie theaters were made for Jurassic World. True Blockbuster. Took me back to the 90s.

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      I feel like in the 90's the stories were at least there. Terminator 2 had great FX, but also a decent story. This is why I don't go see these kinds of movies anymore. No heart.

    2. axalon

      axalon

      This is pretty great argument as to why we should demand better movies than Jurassic World http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/06/25/movies-should-be-good

    3. Frobisher

      Frobisher

      @Axalon That article made my day better. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. Any recommendations on a books or website that helps with the modern day blueprint of screenplays. I used to write comedies, but have transitioned to TV Dramas. However I have a drama Idea for a feature and would like to get reacquainted with screenplay structure as it looks today.

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    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      In my little world, I tend to believe books about structure are great if you're writing a grad paper but not so great for anything else. Beginning, middle, end. Everything else is that slog of a journey you have to figure out yourself and the best light is finding what you enjoyed (movies/books) and then struggling to figure out what it was that worked so well for *you.* Of course, there is a million-dollar industry that disagrees with me so I'll leave it to the masses to tear my w...

    3. sbbn

      sbbn

      ords apart. Carry on.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      "Dr. Format" regularly updates his Screenwriter's Bible. You could start there and deviate when applicable, a la Gilroy's brilliant NIGHTCRAWLER.

  11. inside out was something special....

    1. Jarrean

      Jarrean

      Just saw it. Thought it was okay.

  12. Anybody on here in thr armed services. Preferably in the army or marines. But could use some help either way.

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    2. zkendall

      zkendall

      adlocke. sorry work has been non stop. I will be off tomorrow evening and will message you.

    3. adlocke

      adlocke

      i'm here. i'll see what i can do!

    4. Ashish

      Ashish

      There's also a user Christopher.m.slavin who introduced himself as an army vet a couple of months ago and might be able to help you.

  13. The spec script "Smoke". Do you need to buy his life rights for writing a true story like that?

    1. Coz

      Coz

      No. You need to do your own research, however.

  14. The sad realization that I have been apart of this site for four years and progressed much slower then I hoped all the while watching it grow to an incredible resource and outlet. Time to change that.

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    2. zkendall

      zkendall

      CB that is great, Ill be keeping that in mind

    3. Nic.Lishko
    4. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      Hate that guy, love his quote :)

  15. Is the LaunchPad Pilot Competition happening later then it did last year???

    1. admin

      admin

      The pilot competition will start in the Spring of 2015.

    2. zkendall
  16. I can barley stomach giving broadcast TV a chance these days. 98 Percent of it is just ridiculous.

    1. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      I agree. When the pilot scripts (non-cable) start popping up every year I just cringe.

    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Hannibal, only show on broadcast worth a shit.

    3. specwriter

      specwriter

      I was talking about Gotham with a friend and lamenting how if it were done on HBO, FX or basically any non-broadcast network it would have been SO much better. Such a great concept, almost there, but...it's Fox. Frustrating.

  17. I know I'm WAY late to the party but "Story of your Life." Um holy shit....

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      I know. I never expected to like a One Direction song either.

    2. mebishop2001

      mebishop2001

      Too funny. I actually heard that song in my head while reading it. Surprisingly, it works in parts.

  18. The Memory Sphere sounds interesting. Would like to talk you Kevin Sluder. Message Me

  19. Im sure everyone is wanting to put their two sense in about this but to me, I don't exactly see the benefit in bringing writers down to so called "reality". We're dreamers. We dream things up every day. And the ones making a living at it are the ones who are too busy writing to worry about whether they will be successful or whether an option is a sale or free.

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      *cents. Sorry.

      And I agree with what you're saying. Dream on and write on!

    2. zkendall

      zkendall

      haha. figures I would screw up the spelling late at night

  20. Season 2 of House Of Cards seems a bit more fragmented then the 1st season. Also burns at slower pace. Haven't figured out my thoughts on it. Though it seems season 1 may have been better.

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    2. axalon

      axalon

      SPOILER

       

      When Frank and Claire have a three-way with the secret service guy...I just...I could not stop laughing. So over the top.

    3. benskelly2
    4. axalon

      axalon

      I said spoiler!

  21. I did a rewrite for a script in Final Draft and my buddy doesn't have the program. Is there anything I can export it to so he can edit??

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    2. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      Fade In. Free download and you can use it without buying it, although there is a reminder that pops up periodically about buying it. Great program.

    3. Mr. Mo

      Mr. Mo

      Quick note with Trelby, the margins are off and in need of a good tweak if you decide to go that route. You'll notice it once you import the file.

    4. zkendall
  22. Whats everyone's thinking on FOX abandoning Pilot Season (If it in fact happens)? I realize it might possibly lead to more quality, but will it come at the cost of less stories being bought and there for less writing opportunities?

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    2. admin

      admin

      Honestly, I think the immediate impact is felt, but within a year the new design will still have the same amount of sales & projects in development.

    3. typistolero

      typistolero

      They probably aren't abandoning pilot season as much as spreading it out a little. Reilly says something like this every year, but the fact is they still need to participate in the upfronts with everyone else and lock in their ad sales.

       

    4. admin

      admin

      yep. until everyone goes the way (that truthfully TV is going) up fronts & ads will dictate their "seasons".

  23. Anyone using Final Draft 9?

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    2. sbbn

      sbbn

      FD is not getting much love. But JJ Abrams said you should buy it even if you don't own a computer!

    3. zkendall

      zkendall

      priceless sbbn

    4. Coz

      Coz

      I am. It's okay. I mean, it's not radically different.

  24. gotta say, I'm excited for this tv show

    1. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Looks pretty amazing. Sort of a Southwest version of Zodiac.

    2. benskelly2

      benskelly2

      Oops. Make that Southern version, no West.

    3. Mr. Mo

      Mr. Mo

      Read the script a while back, a refreshing non-linear structure but a little slow on the story. Deep characters with a lot to show as well as some really nicely crafted scenes.

  25. can tb recommends happen on story notes, or just the full coverage option?

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