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  1. Little rant -- apropos of nothing... but what's the deal with websites that just offer 'Movie Transcripts'

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      andrewpwoodberry

      Cheap and click bait. Though I did recently read the transcript of Old School -- could picture every scene in my head just from the dialogue.

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  2. Do you get notes saying your dialogue doesn't sound real? Read and learn from transcripts. I'm reading this FBI one of leaker Reality Winner, which is getting turned into an Off-Broadway play soon! https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015e-c5e7-ddab-a57f-cfe7d5b50002

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      andrewpwoodberry

      BTW - If your notes say you need to work on your action lines... practice with the linked transcript by adding the currently non-existent action lines.

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  3. R.I.P. William Goldman

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Adventures in the Screen Trade is great gift to any screenwriters in your life. Such a good book!

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  4. Can anyone recommend any good comedy pilots from the last few yrs that really pushed the envelope in interesting ways? Like if Charlie Kaufman wrote a TV pilot? Thx!

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Maybe Man Seeking Woman? Or Big Time in Hollywood, Florida? Barry is pretty close in tone, though doesn't push envelope much.

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  5. TBS comedy execs are running laps around HBO these days. What happened?

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      The Detour, Search Party (S1), Angie Tribeca, People of Earth all funnier than anything on HBO. Has HBO given up on comedy?

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  6. Hey Hive Mind. I'm doing some research and I'm looking for your favorite movies where two or more lovable lugs go on the run from the mob, the government, other baddies after they either a) unknowingly fuck something up B) get embroiled in a plot unwittingly or c) steal from said bad guys or government... What are some of your favorite "on the run" movies? Thanks--MP

  7. I'm getting ready to dive into an ensemble comedy script. What is your favorite ensemble comedy script?

  8. However you felt about it, Netflix dropping a trailer for The Colverfield Paradox during the super bowl and saying it starts playing after the game is a HUGE game changer. I hope they do that every year.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Maybe the Hemsworth - Danny McBride "Crocodile Dundee" reboot next year?

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  9. However you felt about it, Netflix dropping a trailer for The Colverfield Paradox during the super bowl and saying it starts playing after the game is a HUGE game changer. I hope they do that every year.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      I do think it's important to do original content though, because owning is cheaper than leasing long-term, and new content gets renewals. I'm just saying a same day announce and stream of a mediocre film is more a branding play than creating real value to viewers.

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  10. However you felt about it, Netflix dropping a trailer for The Colverfield Paradox during the super bowl and saying it starts playing after the game is a HUGE game changer. I hope they do that every year.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      We don't know though. How many people signed up for or kept their subscription because of Bright? If someone watches the first 10 minutes of Bright cause they advertise the heck out of it, and turn it off forever, how does that translate to subscription revenue?

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  11. However you felt about it, Netflix dropping a trailer for The Colverfield Paradox during the super bowl and saying it starts playing after the game is a HUGE game changer. I hope they do that every year.

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      andrewpwoodberry

      But I still don't think it moves the needle on sign ups, unless the movie is good. No one is explicitly signing up for Netflix for God Particle. Original content is important, but their biggest advertising platform is welcome page when you log into Netflix.com. But they have plenty of money, so a $2 Million ad is a drop in the bucket and that kind of push might get directors to work with them who otherwise wouldn't.

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  12. Looking for a good comedy feature to read. Any recs?

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      I'm not sure if it has aged well over the last decade, and will never get made, but I liked "Iron Jack" when I first read it.

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  13. For those interested in the nuances of telling a good story, check out this week's series in the LA Times on an Orange County relationship gone bad. Perfect example of storytelling that gets you to lean in and find out what happened next. http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/

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      andrewpwoodberry

      Most of Pilar's podcasts are really great. This one I heard over the weekend I found particularly good for beginning comedy tv/film writers: http://onthepage.libsyn.com/523-the-comic-heros-journey

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  14. For those interested in the nuances of telling a good story, check out this week's series in the LA Times on an Orange County relationship gone bad. Perfect example of storytelling that gets you to lean in and find out what happened next. http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/

  15. Fall network tv season officially starts today. I'll start a section in chit-chat in case anyone still has a TV that gets those channels.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      I've updated through today. No horrible freshman ratings yet. Only Good Doctor, Young Sheldon have really exceeded though. Typical network season so far in a post-cable world.

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  16. Fall network tv season officially starts today. I'll start a section in chit-chat in case anyone still has a TV that gets those channels.

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      andrewpwoodberry

      Yeah, I like that show too. I know it's manipulating me, but it does a good job of that. Plus casting is A+ on the show.

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  17. Hope NBC renews Trial & Error tomorrow. Should do a Crocodile Dundee 2, and have the group's next case be in NY.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Yeah, but they're reportedly making Timeless more family-friendly/lighter in tone. So it won't really be the same Timeless. (perhaps better though!)

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

    1. 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.

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  19. If want to write network pilots, you should be reading Ashish's Runway Series every Thursday for the next 4 weeks: http://www.tracking-board.com/the-runway-your-2017-pilot-survival-guide-nbc-dramas/

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Kinda fun to also follow Deadline's "buzz" articles. By the end of pilot season, Nellie basically just lists every pilot as likely to get picked up. http://deadline.com/2017/04/pilots-2017-more-early-buzz-1202071998/

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  20. If want to write network pilots, you should be reading Ashish's Runway Series every Thursday for the next 4 weeks: http://www.tracking-board.com/the-runway-your-2017-pilot-survival-guide-nbc-dramas/

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      I'm doing the network comedy pilots again this year on Tuesdays. I'm thinking of doing a 2,000 word essay on why "Modern Family" is the perfect network pilot, though. http://www.tracking-board.com/the-runway-your-2017-pilot-survival-guide-nbc-comedies/

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  21. A lot of people really liked the passengers script (myself included). Nerdwriter has a very interesting take.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      The story felt a little claustrophobic for me regardless, but the proposed change would definitely increase suspense and not leave viewers always a step ahead.

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  22. Any box office experts here-- Passengers is nearing 300 million world wide--is that a hit? What is the likely profit? Not sure how it all breaks down after advertising and theater split. I imagine they will also add a lot more money from streaming and other revenue.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      No, not a hit. Probably no profit. They get 50% box office on domestic. Less from foreign. Even less in China (biggest foreign BO). Big mktg budget + JLaw possibly getting some first $ gross = fairly big loss.

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  23. There's something crushingly confusing about reading great specs and learning from them, only to see them actualized in the theaters and get railed over by audiences and critics alike. Read: Nobody. Knows. Anything.

  24. There's something crushingly confusing about reading great specs and learning from them, only to see them actualized in the theaters and get railed over by audiences and critics alike. Read: Nobody. Knows. Anything.

    1. andrewpwoodberry

      andrewpwoodberry

      Remember when Ryan Kavanaugh thought he could use regression analysis to determine if a movie would succeed at the box office?

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  25. Neil Turitz's articles on Tracking Board are genius. I love this guy, and hope he gets more exposure in 2017 for all his excellent work.

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