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  1. Writing a spec for Gravity Falls. What other cartoon shows take specs? Anyone know?

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Not that take specs but they are one of the few scripted cartoons that isn't a story boarded show.

    2. ted

      ted

      All 22 minute shows are more or less scripted. 11 minutes are mostly storyboarded.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Hey Ted, were you looking for scripts aimed at kids? I thought I remembered us talking about that before...

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  2. Very thankful for this community. My pilot is getting read at a few places and I'm preparing a pitch document for it. You guys rock!!!

  3. Just posted my TV pilot to Works in Progress. Would love a female perspective!

    1. sankofa
    2. sankofa

      sankofa

      i posted my pilot in works in progress. I can't give you a female perspective because I'm a guy though!

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Right on and thanks for the encouragement!

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  4. I'm thinking we do a meet-up in the next few weeks. Anyone up for it?

    1. CastorTroy16

      CastorTroy16

      I'd Skype in for a chat...script swap and notes?

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      That could be something Castor. LA is the correction assumption. Anyone know any bars with a good selection of craft brews?

    3. richardonthego

      richardonthego

      I'm down. I'm in LA. Beer Belly or Biergarten in Koreatown have a large selection of beers.

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  5. What are your favorite scripts/films that are all shot in [mostly] one location?

    1. Babzbitela
    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks for all the answers! Got a lot of research to do :D

    3. Foz90

      Foz90

      Dial M for Murder is mostly in just a room or two. Rear Window too, obviously.

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  6. Nolan's next film comes out November 2014. I think I can take an indie from concept to in the can before that movie comes out. That seems like a reasonable good goal!

  7. I'm starting to think we need a new kickstarter that doesn't allow you to post if your networth is over 2 million...Like Slamdance to Sundance!

    1. axalon
    2. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      Technically, one can kickstart a moped or a Ducati. Apt.

    3. Mike

      Mike

      Japer...Or...A Vincent Black Shadow.

  8. My cousin just lost his shit after seeing the trailer for "I Declare War" proclaiming his script was stolen. Does anyone have the script to read?

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Glad to hear it was a good flick. He went on a little rant and got over it lol. Just the initial idea of kids fighting and using their imaginations is what he says was his idea. But I know there's no grounds there.

    2. axalon

      axalon

      Wait did your cousin actually write out a full-length screenplay or did he just have an idea for one?

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      He wrote a whole script. I've explained to him that "similar ideas" isn't anything to stand on.

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  9. ...So you're saying I shouldn't go see Lone Ranger...?

    1. dsjones

      dsjones

      Not sure where all the hate 's coming from. Check it out, it's fun.

  10. 105 pages written in 5 days after 3 months of outlining my new script. I'm back baby. And it feels good.

    1. axalon

      axalon

      Very nice! I always feel like once the outline is done, the rest is cake.

    2. twofingeredtypist

      twofingeredtypist

      Excellent! Need some of that myself!

    3. aphid47

      aphid47

      Way to go Charlie!

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  11. Do we really need another Chucky movie?

    1. nazardo

      nazardo

      HELL YES!!!

  12. Republic of Pie. Oh my.

    1. LeftyJones

      LeftyJones

      Hahaha - The pie was the least impressive for me as well -- especially the apple! But the coffee, the other pastries and the space are nice.

    2. specwriter

      specwriter

      Is this the new JJ Abrams Sci-Fi pilot or an actual place?

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      lol. It was just a cool place to hang honesetly. I didn't buy anything. The name (as well as the status) reminded me of the movie Brick.

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  13. Reading scripts at the WGA library. Damnit I'm so glad I moved out here!!

    1. jms2011

      jms2011

      What are you reading?

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Once upon a time scripts and a few episodes of The Middle.

  14. Tomorrow I start the drive to Los Angeles. Can't wait to move into my summer place in Studio City. I'm for sure in LA until September 1st. Can't wait to meet you people!

    1. specwriter

      specwriter

      I thought I killed you in Brazil, you son of a donkey. And here you think you can set foot in MY town? On the count of three, draw! ;-)

    2. Nic.Lishko
    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Ignore the source, here's my pitch:

      10 people get picked to be on a reality show sent to Mars. It's shot like Blair Witch/Apollo 18, it's a lot like Halloween: Resurrection with a touch of Dead Space the game. Oh and somehow Bioshock is in there.

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      And on the way, people start disappearing and going insane....so maybe it's a lot more like And Then There Were None.....F who wouldn't buy that?!

    3. dsjones

      dsjones

      The twist is they're in a hollywood studio and no where near mars.

  15. It begins...Looking for cheap apartment, 2 bedrooms for 2 cool dudes...Hoping to find month to month, somewhere near 90068 zip code i'm thinking. Ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations?

    1. admin

      admin

      work craigslist. Everyone I know eventually finds their place (apartment or house) here.

    2. mikeyP_73

      mikeyP_73

      Found my first place on Beachwood in the 068! Yeah, work Craigslist... work it

    3. SeeriousTimes

      SeeriousTimes

      i had both padmapper and westside rentals because a friend let me use their account. Padmapper/craiglist is just fine.

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  16. A very big THANK YOU to everyone who sent me engouraging messages or ideas when I mentioned my dry writing spell. This community is awesome and so are all of you.

    1. admin

      admin

      Not gonna lie... I love our community!

    2. KeatonHelm

      KeatonHelm

      Agree. There are some fantastic people on here.

    3. axalon

      axalon

      Agreed. This is easily my favorite community on the internet, you guys are wonderful.

  17. Going through a writing dry spell. Almost been a month. Feeling kind of crappy about it. Anyone else ever have a long period of no writing?

    1. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      Been 6 months for me. Moved, had comp issues, new job, no software, etc. Luckily my bro picked up the slack. And I've been outlining and doing story notes like mad. But, FD is on sale at Writers Store, so my drought will end this weekend! Can't wait!

    2. adlocke

      adlocke

      Give yourself some forced, mental encouragement so that you are certain of yourself, CB.

    3. Reader George

      Reader George

      When I get "stuck" I just write a scene of something completely unrelated to whatever it is I'm working on -- like a James Bond intro or maybe Michelle Yeoh kicking some ass... whatever forces creativity.. and then I transition into project at hand. Maybe I still end up with crap but you know you sometimes gotta get it all out before the gems emerge. Write on!

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  18. Can I get a script recommendation? Trying to read two more before the month is over...

    1. cole.akins

      cole.akins

      just posted Pandora

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks Cole! I had already read this one actually. One thing I remembered immediately was how sparse the descriptions of the minor characters and how they were all unique. I'll read it again for sure. Thanks for the post!

      Fiction, I'm downloading it now.

    3. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      it seems war of the worms is gone...

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  19. What are the thoughts on flashbacks? Are we still hating those or...?

    1. ThaVillain

      ThaVillain

      I don't think anyone ever hated on flashbacks, its just that you see them done terribly and pointlessly a lot. Same with opening a script with a flash forward. If it serves no purpose, axe it.

    2. StringerBell

      StringerBell

      I don't like them as a general rule and almost never use them. They are easy to make funny, imo, but they take me out of the story.

    3. Cdrzewie

      Cdrzewie

      The constant flashbacks on the Following are gradually making that show unwatchable

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  20. HOLY CRAP I GOT INTO ACT ONE: http://actoneprogram.com/writingprogram/

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks Josh! Joblings, dude if it was those people no effing way. Off to the top of my head, one alumni did That Evening Sun and another group of alumni did the kid and grandma dorito commerical as well as the guys in the dresses one this year.

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Sounds great. Congrats!

    3. LAscribe88

      LAscribe88

      Congrats, Charlie B!

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  21. I am speechless. My hard drive on my laptop (where I write) fried today and I lost everything I had been writing for the last 6 months. My heart is crushed. Kids, please for the love of God, go back up your files right now.

    1. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Thanks for all the thoughts and responses everyone. At this point, it definitely was a hardware fail. I do some computer work on the side so I actually took the sucker apart myself. One of the components had actually SCRATCHED the disc where memory is stored. So unfortunately I lost a lot, but the good news is that i had been emailing myself to read drafts whilst at work. So I didn't lose as much as i thought i did, but I still lost a lot. Thanks for all the suggestions!!

    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Big fan of Dropbox. Change your FD or Screenwriter default save folder to Dropbox and all will be well.

    3. electroglodyte

      electroglodyte

      Dropbox is definitely a good option. I also use Carbonite, 40 bucks a year, and it uploads everything invisibily in the background. That's my last ditch defense against hard drive failures or loss of the computer.

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  22. Kicking my old writing blog back into gear. Let me know if you have any ideas for a topic I could write about! http://scripteatingtree.blogspot.com/

    1. Nic.Lishko
    2. bcscreenwriter

      bcscreenwriter

      How about giving each character their own unique way of speaking. I wish I was better at it and the vast majority of amateur scripts have the characters all speaking the same way.

    3. Nic.Lishko
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  23. Damn this flu has knocked me the f out....

    1. anti_hero2012

      anti_hero2012

      Had it the day after Christmas, thought I was gonna die.Man, and the dreams I was having.scary stuff.

    2. craktactor

      craktactor

      Don't have it. Don't believe in being sick... well, physically, anyway. :)

    3. CastorTroy16

      CastorTroy16

      I think I caught it replying to some of these threads.

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  24. After several recommendations to watch A Simple Plan, I got a group together and watched it. 4 of the 5 people HATED it. Said they don't like movies that make you think. This is your audience talking. I liked it though...

    1. aphid47

      aphid47

      I remember really enjoying that film. I also remember when they filmed it here ;)

    2. Nic.Lishko

      Nic.Lishko

      Yes to most of what was said. You're the best diet green tea, i swear I'll send you a case of lipton one day.

      They said they weren't ready for a serious movie and they wanted to laugh and that movies that bum you out don't have a purpose.

    3. sankofa

      sankofa

      A Simple Plan is fucking fantastic and anyone who hates it must be intellectually challenged. (Yea, I said it. What? What now? WHAAAAAT?!?! :))

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