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  1. Friday night I finally get to meet a bunch of you people. WOOO!

    1. twofingeredtypist

      twofingeredtypist

      Oh, man. Wish I could be there!

    2. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      Great, now Coz knows about it...

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Wish I was able to make it. Next time in town though I'd like to set up drinks with those who are available!

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  2. They Came Together is a better Saves the Cat than Saves the Cat. Incredibly hilarious. If you love Stella, Naked Gun, Hot Shots, etc. you will love this.

    1. sometimeaftertwoam

      sometimeaftertwoam

      Well the trailer certainly doesn't make your case for you.

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      You live up to your username.

    3. 36monsters

      36monsters

      thanks! Will check it out! Just did another read through of cat to refresh my memory, but will also see what this one is all about!

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  3. If you ever need a good lesson on dialogue, go to a coffee shop/McDonalds in a small town and just listen to how the old folks gossip.

    1. opie100

      opie100

      "In my day, we didn't have fancy nancy broadband connections. We had to manually dial in to a pirate BBS at 2400 baud. Downloading Ultima or Lode Runner cracks took until the cows came home."

    2. axalon

      axalon

      Which in 50 years will turn into "We didn't have fancy shmancy holographic friends. We had to talk to real people!"

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Ever since nanobots started doing everyone's chores this country has gone down the crapper.

       

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  4. Industry joke: "Dude, Paul T Anderson is doing Castlevania." "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!" I open script. "Paul WS Anderson? Oh. That's different."

    1. craktactor

      craktactor

      This kind of makes me want to hold a football for you.

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      I'm really gonna kick the football!

      .....

      AAUUUGGGHHHHH!!

      WOMP.

    3. LAscribe88

      LAscribe88

      BOOGIE TRANSYLVANIA NIGHTS. Shit, I'd watch that.

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  5. What's the best pilot you've read in recent memory? The Blacklist pilot is so dang good and I dug Extant.

  6. Another day, another dandol--dollar. Just finished a new script and am sending it out for notes! WOOP!

    1. steveC

      steveC

      If you have a good story, all you need is working on the execution. Keep working and good luck. Thanks for the positive energy Charlie.

    2. Zoned

      Zoned

      Good Luck, Charlie Brown. I am rooting for you. You've been a positive spark here from day one.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks dudes! You guys rock!

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  7. Whenever I worry about writing, I read this and I remember it is a marathon and not a sprint: http://hollywoodjournal.com/personal-journeys/making-a-movie-is-easy-a-3‐step-process-that-worked-for-prisoners/20130917/

    1. Eric W.

      Eric W.

      thanks for this cb, hope everything is well

    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      Recently re-watched Prisoners, such a great dark drama with an A-list class and those so rarely come around any more.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks eric! Things are good! I'm an over thinker so life can be taxing. And yeah Spec, such a damn good movie. Any other year but Gravity it would have won best cinematography

  8. Need a comedy spec to read. Tired of reading sci-fi. I mean, I'm not, because I love sci-fi, but I need to read more comedies. Any to recommend?

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks everyone. Just downloaded ALL OF DEM SCRIPTS mentioned above!

    2. naugehyde

      naugehyde

      If you want to take a gander at a first draft of a comedy spec I'm looking to revise, I'd appreciate any thoughts you have.

       

      It's a Rom-com called ROMCOM. You can guess the rest.

       

      It's here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oe3h66y7v4rzbj4/romcom-GERNGROSS.pdf.

       

      Feel free to indulge or ignore at your discretion.

    3. Usaro

      Usaro

      The funniest scripts I've read include Wain and Showalter's 'They Came Together', Johnny Rosenthal's 'Iron Jack' and the pilot for 'Hello Ladies', which is significantly funnier (and edgier) than the filmed version.

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  9. You can spend DAYS drowning in the wisdom from the lectures from BAFTA.

  10. Also congrats to MOVIEGUY!!!

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      Way to go Ben! That's a lot of money for a dying medium ;)

    2. opie100

      opie100

      seriously - well done ben

    3. Movieguy

      Movieguy

      Thanks fellas, but I think Luke Wilson should have been the excited one. I'd have saved him a trip to the notary public

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  11. I love Mike Maples.

    1. Eric W.

      Eric W.

      the guys a goober

    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      Mike Maples is fantastic *AND* he's a Hannibal! RULE!!!!!!!

    3. adlocke

      adlocke

      looking good!

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  12. I promised my sister I would ask: Anyone know anyone who has ever pitched a theme park ride?

    1. Jaco

      Jaco

      ooops - got your Q wrong, CB . . . you're talking about taking a script and pitching it to a company to turn it into a ride?

    2. Foz90

      Foz90

      In my head, I'm now imagining the idea that all these films that have a ride tie-in are only part of a huge marketing drive to help pump up the publicity for the rollercoaster.

       

      "We've got this great idea for a SAW ride. We're in touch with these youngsters to develop a film franchise and in ten years, this rollercoaster should be good to go."

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      What I mean is, she has an idea for a ride. Who can she pitch her ride to?

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  13. While I'm waiting for notes on Henchman, I finished rewriting another spec. Stay busy my friends!

    1. Jaco

      Jaco

      I'm with ya' . . . spec turned in, now onto finishing "what's next" . . .

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks guys! Rob I just got 7 pages of notes. GOTTA LOVE THOSE REWRITES.

    3. Elliott79

      Elliott79

      Good to see it happening for ya, Nik.

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  14. Something fun I found while cleaning at home. Figured this community would appreciate it :D http://imgur.com/gallery/N90zWCI

    1. Knock

      Knock

      Hope Dan has seen this...

    2. opie100

      opie100

      those are some long toes

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Size 15 Opie.

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  15. If you try to find Saves the Cat structure in Nightcrawler, you're going to have a bad time.

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    2. agkinowerken

      agkinowerken

      I like to think of the 'bad guys closing in' aspect of STC not so much in literal terms, but rather as an increasing sense of pressure being applied to the hero. In this case, it's the ever-present 'ticking clock' by which Lou must come up with something new and better each night before 6am.

    3. rywold

      rywold

      Yeah, the discussion of character often gets lost in how people view Snyder's beat sheet, but fundamentally his sheet is about character metamorphosis. The thing that's different about Nightcrawler is the metamorphosis is really fucking bleak and scary. The beats are still there. But we don't see very much of this kind of negative metamorphosis on screen anymore (at least, not since the late 60's - mid 70's). Most of the time, Hollywood characters change for the bette...

    4. rywold

      rywold

      ... change for the better. Rarely do characters become more powerful crazyfucks.

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  16. Sent out the rewrite. Tis a better script!

    1. sankofa

      sankofa

      :) Good Luck!

       

    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      Go get 'em, tiger.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks everyone! I'll let you all know how it goes!

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  17. Meeting went great. Got some awesome notes and some hope for the coming weeks. Good night to all!

    1. Mike

      Mike

      It'll happen Chuck. It'll happen.

    2. Mysterian

      Mysterian

      Good Luck Chuck.

    3. Jaco

      Jaco

      Good stuff, man!

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  18. Waiting in line at Dumb Starbucks.

    1. laurenstotts

      laurenstotts

      I probably walked right past you. I saw the same news van but didn't stay for the line. We are like two birds passing in the night who also haven't met.

    2. opie100

      opie100

      sounds like a dumb romantic comedy

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Someday omens....Some day...

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  19. "A group of school janitors decide to risk it all and form a curling team with the hopes of going to the Olympics." Based on absolutely nothing. In the vein of Cool Runnings and The Blind Side.

    1. Knock

      Knock

      Lmao! Love it.

    2. opie100

      opie100

      Lol - not sure what "all" they're risking however.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      EVERYTHING OPIE. Their pride and livelihood!

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  20. No one will believe me, but I Frankenstein was awesome in Imax 3d. Also Stuart Beattie is really cool to talk to.

    1. Nic.Lishko
    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      If you're a fan of Van Helsing or Chronicles of Riddick, you'll have a great time.

    3. Hasmap

      Hasmap

      I didn't watch it in IMAX as there is not cinema near me like that. I watched the regular 3D, and it was awful. One of the worst films I have seen in the last 12 months. Easy.

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  21. 20 pages into the Raider's conference, Lucas sounds logical and Spielberg sounds like Lucas does now.

  22. Query letters sent. If Henchman comes across your desk today, give it a chance. I promise it'll be worth your time.

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