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Escapist

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  1. Nice freelance piece about the brutal world of a struggling writer. Haven't seen any of his films but I do respect the man. http://badassdigest.com/2015/03/02/from-hollywood-to-homeless-the-writer-of-jason-x-and-drive-angry-on-screenw/

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      Escapist

      Brutally honest, which makes fellow writers not feel so alone in this...

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  2. I'm curious how an unrepped writer got his stuff into producers and studios... any know more?

  3. Next question for writers: have you ever received payment for net points on the back end of a deal? I'd be stunned if anyone has, but asking anyway.

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      You can, however, put box office bonuses into your contract...

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  4. Question for the writers on TB: have you ever had an optional writing step exercised? (I haven't and am curious.)

  5. How come The File Exchange has been so dry of new scripts lately? Did they change the rules about posting?

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      Dustin is correct in my answer - package with a director, talent, etc. Takes months. Sometimes never pays off. Basically doing the studio's job for them.

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  6. How come The File Exchange has been so dry of new scripts lately? Did they change the rules about posting?

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      Escapist

      I think agencies are pushing writers to wait and package before taking a spec out...

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  7. Anyone here read Sense8? Haven't read it myself, but keen to know if it reads like it could be the Wachowski's 'comeback'?

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      I started it. It was a bit hard to track, so I stopped.

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  8. Looking for a current list of Managers that accept unsolicited subs/queries? I searched and only found an old list from 2011, plus it didn't specify if they accept unsol. subs. Thanks guys!

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      Escapist

      Placing in some sort of decently prestigious or recognized script competition will help you greatly...

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  9. Anyone else mildly annoyed by the spec "racing into territories" hype? Producers bring specs into territories. That's just the way it works. A spec going into territories is not particularly newsworthy.

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      Escapist

      Yes, and it's an attempt to build heat... nothing more. But agencies know this.

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  10. I found Inherent Vice extremely underwhelming.

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      Escapist

      Couldn't get through VICE. Wanted to love it, loved the era and details, was bored to tears by the events/plot...

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  11. So KRISTY finally came out..and talk about a trailer giving EVERYTHING away. http://ihorror.com/horror-movie-kristy/

  12. So now Robin Hood is the latest competing project/spec craze? Again...

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      Escapist

      seriously? man, glad I didn't touch that one...

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  13. Can anyone suggest a script or film that's set in San Francisco? Besides Basic Instinct. Thank you!

  14. Can anyone suggest a script or film that's set in San Francisco? Besides Basic Instinct. Thank you!

  15. So now Robin Hood is the latest competing project/spec craze? Again...

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      one pitch sold to Sony earlier this week, a different spec out now...

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  16. Best soundtracks for writing action adventure?

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      Pirates is pretty strong. Any of them, really. And MAN OF STEEL is great too (musically.)

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  17. Quick Q: Your favorite movie of all time? P&T

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      the great thing about backdoor sluts #9 is that is wraps up so many storylines left hanging in #7 and #8.

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  18. Books that you *cannot* believe were either never turned into films or never optioned to begin with. Go.

  19. Who the hell was clamoring for a sequel to a HOCUS POCUS??

  20. man, what happened to the spec market?

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      Escapist

      They're not buying right now, apparently -- but something will probably POP next week and re-spark it all... still, not encouraging.

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  21. If you are an aspiring screenwriter who wants desperately to tell the stories that pop in your head at all hours of the day, the FUCKING IGNORE all this nonsense, about what is a sale and what isn't. Jesus. The people talking about this the most, won't be around in two years. Get a bottle. Stand in a lightning storm and pray you capture it. Or just write great stuff. You do the math.

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      Escapist

      If you're in this for the money, you will bow out quickly. But knowing what the ACTUAL MARKET IS is crucial if you plan to understand this business and make a living at it.

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  22. Have a financially-backed producer looking for great ultra-low budget projects to get involved in... pointers?

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