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  1. I need to know if anyone's seen a structural paradigm for a one hour TV drama? Like a Blake Snyder beat sheet but for TV. I can't find one, could use help. Thanks!

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      I agree 100% with jiblings. also, your show should have its own pulse and flow. tell a great story that sets up questions that need 100 stories to answer.

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  2. I need to know if anyone's seen a structural paradigm for a one hour TV drama? Like a Blake Snyder beat sheet but for TV. I can't find one, could use help. Thanks!

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      why would you want one of these? isn't every series different?

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  3. does anyone know the time frame on the blood list? when it's voted on, when it's released, etc?

  4. Anyone here been a reader at a prodco or studio (recently or currently would be preferable)? I'd like to ask you a few questions about your experience.

  5. What do you think the budgetary cut off is for producing a script with unknown/relatively unknown actors? For instance 'Chronicle' was made for $12 million but didn't have any big names attached. At what point would most studios go "okay, we need an A-lister"?

  6. What do you think the budgetary cut off is for producing a script with unknown/relatively unknown actors? For instance 'Chronicle' was made for $12 million but didn't have any big names attached. At what point would most studios go "okay, we need an A-lister"?

  7. "The Conjuring" is a joke, right? It's gotta be a spoof of those house haunting movies. Gotta be!

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      Escapist

      I try to reserve my comments until after I see a movie...

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  8. "The Conjuring" is a joke, right? It's gotta be a spoof of those house haunting movies. Gotta be!

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      spec writer, it's based on the Warrens, who were a married couple who investigated the paranormal. their book THE DEMONOLOGISTS is terrifying. I hear the movie's amazingly scary.

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  9. Speaking of walking out, I've been trying to read the books ahead of the scripts concerning certain adaptations. So I'm halfway through Ender's Game (book), and I'm surprised to say I don't think I can finish.

  10. Jon Hamm as the next Batman, please

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      if age is an issue, let's go with Matt Bomer - who was almost superman

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  11. I guess people weren't interested in seeing Roland Emmerich destroy the White House again?

  12. How was Under the Dome? I'm waiting until Friday to watch it on Amazon Prime. Don't tell me it's directed by Mick Garris. :P

  13. You know it must be a good horror spec if it's (N/A) in the Specs of 2013 list

  14. Anyone know a film or show with the milieu of paparazzi life and/or a paparazzo as a principal character?

  15. If you had a concept you think could work as both a TV show or a feature, which would you go with? Coming from an unknown writer, which has more 'market value', the spec feature or TV pilot?

  16. pleas, could someone explain to me open writing assignments? along the waye, do you find out more detail from the studios? after you write the script, then what?

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      you're right - writing them isn't illegal, but REQUIRING that violates the MBA.

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  17. pleas, could someone explain to me open writing assignments? along the waye, do you find out more detail from the studios? after you write the script, then what?

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      right, but writing script pgs to get a job is illegal.

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  18. pleas, could someone explain to me open writing assignments? along the waye, do you find out more detail from the studios? after you write the script, then what?

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      Escapist

      that was a clusterfuck to begin with, as the competing writers had to write the first 10 pgs to win the job. which should be illegal (and probably is)

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  19. pleas, could someone explain to me open writing assignments? along the waye, do you find out more detail from the studios? after you write the script, then what?

    1. Escapist

      Escapist

      re: stringer... yup, that happens. not a lot, but it happens...

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  20. pleas, could someone explain to me open writing assignments? along the waye, do you find out more detail from the studios? after you write the script, then what?

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      Escapist

      it's an opening they're seeking a writer to fill - usually a script that isn't working, or they need a new take on. you get a meeting on it if they like your stuff and you match the tone/genre. you develop a take, pitch it and see from there if they bite. if so, you sign a deal to write it.

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  21. I think Skynet would've been more successful if they had cloned a hot chick, gave her AIDS, and then sent her back in time to sleep with John Conner. =)

  22. I think Skynet would've been more successful if they had cloned a hot chick, gave her AIDS, and then sent her back in time to sleep with John Conner. =)

  23. So...anyone hearing the grumblings on Thor 2 re: Alan Taylor and run time? I, personally, would enjoy a two hour thirty minute cut...

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      Escapist

      couldn't they predict this from the script length? or did he improvise a lot on set?

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  24. TIMECOP REMAKE should be about someone going back in time to stop the making of the original film so the remake feels fresh.

  25. Why has the new Star Trek not beat the first one's opening weekend, even with 3D and Imax premiums and an 87% critics rating? It had the best trailer of the year. (No spoilers!)

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      Escapist

      predictions on TREK's drop this weekend? 60%? 65%?

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