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  1. On phone with producer regarding comedy series. He wants us to cut down on the drama, but wants "drama like stakes" in the pilot. #WTF

    1. Mike

      Mike

      A note that stupid does not come from someone who has a clue what they are talking about. So walk away. You won't lose as much as you will by staying. It's literally nonsense.

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  2. This Maples guy is going places: http://goo.gl/FZkYbV

    1. Mike

      Mike

      You guys are the best. Thank you so much.

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  3. Officially out of LA until a script sells. I'm off to get married!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Sorry we never got that beer. But big congrats on your impending nuptials.

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  4. Where has everyone gone??? The chat room has been so quiet the past few days!

  5. Franco's CHILD OF GOD looks like a fuckin' comedy. Cormac must be a might displeased.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Then stay away from the book, cos that trailer doesn't capture one level of the 10 levels of fuckupedness in McCarthy's book.

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  6. TB'r Dominic Morgan in the news again! Crushing it: http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/roger-spottiswoode-hyperbaric-narco-sub/

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Not surprised in the least, but delighted for you guys.

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  7. Congrats to Dominic and Matt on "The Controller"!!! http://www.tracking-board.com/the-controller-sales/

    1. Mike

      Mike

      HELL YEAH! One of my favorite action thrillers ever.

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  8. Listed on front page as a sale...Centers on a group of celebrated NASCAR drivers who use their unique expertise to aid a Nazi resistance team. Only problem is, NASCAR didn't exist until 1948. Unless this is another time loop concept.

  9. Exciting news! Got a gig doing a rewrite for a film already in the pipeline that has some serious potential but they're asking if I have an agent...which I don't. Any suggestions from any of my already repped friends?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      If you've already got the gig, you don't need an agent. But make sure you have an attorney handle your deal.

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  10. Paradise City!!! Congrats, Sean!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      My favorite pilot of the year hands down.

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  11. Can anyone recommend an amazing Western script of the last 2-3 years that has thus far gone unproduced? It's fine if it sold, but looking for something unproduced. Best of the best only. Thanks.

  12. Pretty sobering and worth a read: http://aspiringtvwriter.blogspot.com

    1. Mike

      Mike

      The key sentence in this deeply cynical article is, "screenwriting is a lot harder than I thought." That should be your only take-away. It paints all deals with the same broad brush. If you hone your skills and you become very, very good at this, then it's truly only a matter of time until someone notices and lifts you up. Then comes the second great challenge. Sustaining it.

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  13. Now THAT'S a rewrite. *pounds on desk* BAM! BAM! BAM!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Hey it was worth the read back when I read it. Must be rocking now.

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  14. Now THAT'S a rewrite. *pounds on desk* BAM! BAM! BAM!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      es, her head in and says, WIFE: Did you say something, Hon? ROB: No, Babe. It's nothing. I was playing GTA. I'll turn it down. What time is The Good Wife on?

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  15. Now THAT'S a rewrite. *pounds on desk* BAM! BAM! BAM!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      INT. ROB'S MAN-CAVE - NIGHT

       

      Rob, disheveled, crazed, eyes rheumy with sleeplessness, and a crusty rime of dried tears, is delirious with exultation as he holds his slipper above his head after having declared the above and stares at the words FADE OUT: on his erstwhile latest draft. A sane and gelid breeze blows from the AC ducts, cooling his thoughts as they return to the grim reality that there are four more drafts to come. He puts the slipper back on his foot as his wife pok...

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  16. When they say they're announcing on Monday it clearly means…well, I don't know actually.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Turns out the log needed about 6 drafts with a flurry of emails with the studio. Now they say we're locked. So we'll see. Maybe today.

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  17. Today's the day....

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Manager says studio and Deadline still trading fact-checks. UGH!

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  18. I love Mike Maples.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Can we stay above the waist with this stuff?

       

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  19. My first spec since LIFE COPY is getting ready to go out soon. I'm trying to remember to breathe--

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Say hello to the heat meter, April…oh and breeeeaaathe.

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  20. Congrats to all writers who made Top 25 of the Launch Pad TV contest - especially PARADISE CITY! Well done, Sean.

  21. Front page. Four fantastic actors up for Fantastic Four villain. Are you fucking kidding me? We get this shit all the time. Is there really a cadre of peeps out there, just waiting for this news to cross the transom before they put the gun down and step back in the window?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      Yeah, remember when everyone in Hollywood was talking about Paul Rudd in ANTMAN? Yeah, I don't either.

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  22. Front page. Four fantastic actors up for Fantastic Four villain. Are you fucking kidding me? We get this shit all the time. Is there really a cadre of peeps out there, just waiting for this news to cross the transom before they put the gun down and step back in the window?

    1. Mike

      Mike

      The Most Interesting Man In The World, in talks to topline, THE PANAMANIAN.

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  23. WHOA! This Spec Book just put out by TB is BIG.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      THERE'S ONLY ROOM ON THIS SITE FOR ONE BOOK, DAMMIT!!! I kid. Already re-tweeted. Hell of a resource.

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  24. Looking for someone to give me feedback for an hour long pilot I wrote with a partner. Don't want to put it in the WIP yet, but need an outside opinion.

    1. Mike

      Mike

      I'd be happy to give it a look, Jibs. I believe you have my email, if not pm me. Man, this is a tough room, huh? Be happy you didn't write a book. ;-)

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