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  1. 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

      Jaco

      LOL - layers, man.

       

      Thanks Mac & Ad!

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Really enjoyed this man!!!

    4. Jaco

      Jaco

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

  2. "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.

  3. Any up and coming hungry filmmakers out there? Cool contest that results in a feature film credit: http://www.50kissesfilm.com/ Yes . . . I posted this because my script is in there - but won't say which one - just wanted to point out the opportunity to anyone looking to gain experience. Cheers.

  4. 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

      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

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

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    2. andrewpwoodberry

      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

      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.

       

  6. BAM. Nailed down beginning sequence and ending scenes today . . . now just gotta figure out how to put the Oreo filling in this bizzatch!

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      There are processing plants that do that for you, Jaco.

    2. Mike

      Mike

      Better to glue them than to nail them as you will most likely have to move them around in the future. But yeah, having those bookends is like fishing with a pole, a line, and a hook as opposed to a great big bucket of good intentions. Brought to you by Bullheads Bait Shop. "We got crawlers!"

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Taped. Loosely. LOL - I do have a CRAWLER on page 5 . . .

  7. 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

      Nic.Lishko

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

    3. Nic.Lishko
    4. Jaco

      Jaco

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

  8. 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

      sankofa

      *audience applause*

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks you guys! You are all awesome!!

    4. opie100

      opie100

      Well done!

  9. Congrats to all the LaunchPad winners and finalists and semifinalists - very happy for all those writers and hope the early success for some continues with all the rest. Cheers. Oh - and nice job with the contest itself TB!

  10. 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

      dnluu81

      Congrats guys! Prepare for your lives to be changed!

    3. nazardo

      nazardo

      Way to go!

    4. chandolaswinter
  11. Congrats to Dan Dollar! Great news on the script - worth the attention.

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    2. magsnow

      magsnow

      YAY! Congratulations!!

    3. twofingeredtypist
    4. storymaps99

      storymaps99

      Did anyone else get over 10 notifications of twofingeredtypist's reply? This has happened before to me; system or user error?

  12. 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

      Mysterian

      In all seriousness though... Congrats Rob!

    3. cosmojones

      cosmojones

      Love -- the gift that keeps giving.

    4. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Awesome! Congrats!

  13. Drop it like it's HOT - thanks K!

    1. ddollar

      ddollar

      i second this

    2. axalon

      axalon

      I need some oven mitts over here!

    3. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      oh

      my

      goodness

      !

  14. FADE OUT!!! First draft of HELL HOLE complete. Logline: Kept under wraps, but said to be a horror-thriller franchise in the vein of THE GRUDGE and THE CORE.

  15. FADE. OUT. HELL HOLE rewrite complete.

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    2. Jaco

      Jaco

      Thanks! Appreciate the supportive community here.

    3. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      Well done, Jaco!

    4. adlocke
  16. For my birthday I got a chainsaw . . . there's a story here.

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      You are secretly a Canadian now

    3. Mike

      Mike

      If it's not a Stihl, or a Husqvarna you got hosed.

    4. Jaco

      Jaco

      It's a Stihl. The trees are hosed.

  17. Fun stuff - short I wrote is playing at the Bootleg Film Festival in NYC on 9/17. Nice little write up about it: http://www.bootlegfilmfestival.com/2013/08/bootleg-in-focus-love.html

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    2. Reader George
    3. chandolaswinter

      chandolaswinter

      Congrats, Jaco! looks really good. Did you write and direct it?

       

    4. Jaco

      Jaco

      Thanks chando - no, just wrote it. It was directed by London filmmaker - Phil Peel. He shot it all with a hacked Panasonic GH2 - really happy with how it turned out.

  18. Got an idea noodling around in your head? Come out to the chat room, we'll get together, have a few laughs.

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    2. aphid47

      aphid47

      Pitch ideas, joke around, whatever you want ...

    3. adlocke

      adlocke

      Sounds dang good to me!

    4. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      "The AOL days..." I remember that! Those were the days...

       

      Man, I feel old now.

  19. How often is it that a trailer is made out of a 3 - 4 min. film? Rhetorical question. Just was fun to see that one was made out of the short I wrote ("Love"): http://vimeo.com/54597715 "Love" makes its big screen debut at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival in a week or so (June 14th at The Granary).

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    2. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      Wicked Jaco. Congrats!

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      That's awesome Jaco!

       

    4. Mike

      Mike

      Sweet! And timely/relevant.

  20. 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

      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

      Babzbitela

      Cast Away in space. Wild.

    4. Pompalompa

      Pompalompa

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

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

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    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      And it looks like you've won!!

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

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

    4. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Keep us updated!

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

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    2. Penelope

      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

      AlexGorelik

      Will the new TB still have the latest specs available?

    4. David

      David

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

  23. Meeting tomorrow - albeit to write the VO for a documentary - but writing is writing . . . right?

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    2. Reader George
    3. Mike

      Mike

      Look at us. What a mutual admiration society! Not a bad thing.

    4. Jaco

      Jaco

      No, sir, not bad at all. Cheers everyone for the kind words. Hoping to level up here in the future.

  24. My short script that was one of the winning pieces for the 50 Kisses Competition has been made into a pretty cool film: http://www.50kissesfilm.com/movies/love-by-grindstone-films/ Yes - I'm probably a tad biased - but fun to see my words on the page turned into something visual

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

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    2. Mike

      Mike

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

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Thanks, Mike - here's hoping!

    4. npquinn

      npquinn

      I meant Mapes comments. D'oh!

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