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  1. What happened to all the new things that were supposed to happen with this site? Is it still going under - or are changes around the corner?

    1. Jaco


      Hello? Are the lights even still on? Just trying to weigh weather to pony up $$$ for another year.

    2. tbblue


      A lot of the changes start rolling out in late January/February 2019. New sites for both TB and LP, new features, database and community platform, etc.

    3. Jaco


      Appreciate the response - looking forward to seeing what they are.

  2. Is this site going under? Just read that the news part of TB is getting shuttered?

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    2. Penelope


      Hre is the thread on the IP.Board (that's the forum software TB uses) community about the chat being shutdown in April 2017.

    3. AlexGorelik


      Will the new TB still have the latest specs available?

    4. David


      What happens to the script library and the ability to post scripts? Anything?

  3. Anybody interested in that Scriptbook thing - I got one and talked about it on Twitter. @RobBurke_Jr

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    2. andrewpwoodberry


      I'm a big analytics guy. But it doesn't have much place in selling to a studio/producer, IMO. They buy based on quality of scripts + IP, relationships (talent attachments), what's worked in the immediate past for them and competitors. Everything else is just noise.

    3. pygmyzombie


      Scriptnotes podcast spent a good deal talking about this lately. They certainly were not impressed.


    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      Nice Twitter thread, Rob. Mazin's umbrage on this tool is classic. AI a long way from interpreting varying data points into meaningful insight.


  4. I know live theater hardly EVER translates well to video - that said, here's a vid of a 10-minute play I wrote that's been put on stage here in the States and in Dubai (so far). The sound quality ain't THX-quality, but if you are looking for something different to watch:

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    2. Jaco


      LOL - layers, man.


      Thanks Mac & Ad!

    3. Nic.Lishko


      Really enjoyed this man!!!

    4. Jaco


      Thanks, CB. Was a personal piece . . .if that's not blatantly obvious with the ending.

  5. Been out of the country for a few weeks - where is everyone? How's the screenwriting going for y'all? Any major news to report out there?

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    2. Nic.Lishko


      Lots of writing. Bridal Shower. Moving. Hopefully insanely good news in the next few days/weeks!

    3. Nic.Lishko
    4. Jaco


      Good luck with the wedding, CB! I'm still working on getting SIBERIA polished - very close to being ready.

  6. Anybody else watch THE LANDING (was referenced in Friday's 'approved Friday post'. If not - you should contact the guy who sent the email. Just got done watching it - really a superb short.

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    2. Jaco


      CT - I forgot it had been posted in the Hello My Name Is - at least the link from the trailer. But you can contact Josh (writer/director) for the full link.

    3. CastorTroy16


      Thanks, Rob. I sent him a message about it. Couldn't find the link on TB - didn't even think about that section!

    4. PineTreesRock
  7. Writing a script where you have a character based on someone you know in real life (but you think you've disguised that fact)? This $3 million dollar lawsuit might change your mind: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/screenwriter-sued-making-henry-james-697876

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    2. sbbn


      Rob B - I figured you knew, and didn't mean for it to sound directed at you. I was reacting to the article and all these articles are written the same: million dollar lawsuit because writer STOLE this idea, etc. I saw articles about the MI3 lawsuit against Cruise that suggested there was some merit to the suit. Journalism...

    3. admin


      Sbbn hit the nail on the head.

    4. Babzbitela


      yup - just saw a case LOST - public domain footage, ONE GUY didn't like that he was 'in' it and sued and won. true story.


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

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    2. Mike


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

    3. Jaco


      Thanks, Mike - here's hoping!

    4. npquinn


      I meant Mapes comments. D'oh!

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

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    2. dnluu81


      Congrats guys! Prepare for your lives to be changed!

    3. nazardo


      Way to go!

    4. chandolaswinter
  10. WHOA! This Spec Book just put out by TB is BIG.

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    2. admin


      Spread the word friends! I'm trying to help TB Main get some social media love!

    3. Mike


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

    4. cole.akins


      damn fine literature

  11. Congrats on the TB Rec CB! All the best going forward - can't wait to see where this goes!

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    2. sankofa


      *audience applause*

    3. Nic.Lishko


      Thanks you guys! You are all awesome!!

    4. opie100


      Well done!

  12. If you've got a script/query read - Heroes & Villains is taking them via twitter right now . . .

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    2. Nic.Lishko


      And it looks like you've won!!

    3. Jaco


      How 'bout that! Nice little surprise for the evening. Now comes the hard part . . . the actual script read!

    4. Nic.Lishko


      Keep us updated!

  13. Cool! Just found out a short film I wrote has been chosen to be included in a feature length film - premiere is Feb. 13th in London! http://www.50kissesfilm.com/2014/01/10/50-kisses-final-films-revealed/

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    2. Mysterian


      In all seriousness though... Congrats Rob!

    3. cosmojones


      Love -- the gift that keeps giving.

    4. Nic.Lishko


      Awesome! Congrats!

  14. "LOVE" - short I wrote - just won Best Film at Southampton Film Week. Not the Oscars - but still nice cool that the film's out there making its way in the world.

  15. I know - late to the party here and basically saying the same thing others have said, but -- thank you Gravity. Best movie experience of the year so far.

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    2. chandolaswinter


      it was breathtaking visually and worked on all the other levels for me as well. 2x already. Maybe I'll go a 3rd.

    3. Babzbitela


      Cast Away in space. Wild.

    4. Pompalompa


      I thought it was repetitive... anyone else get this feeling?

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