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  1. Besides The Office, Workaholics and Parks and Rec, what are the names of some really good/really solid workplace tv comedies, dramas. and also dramedies?

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    2. aphid47


      Children's Hospital

    3. Ashish


      Ben Elton's The Thin Blue Line is an all-time fav.

    4. Jarrean


      Ground Floor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Reno 911, Getting On

  2. Saw The Gift last night. A really good movie. Joel Edgerton most definitely has the chops to be a damn good writer-director...

    1. lauriestark


      I just saw it and liked it also. I thought it had really tight pacing and great dialogue. Jason Bateman was excellent!

    2. sankofa


      The entire cast was excellent!!!!

  3. So thoughts about the Suicide Squad sizzle trailer that "leaked" yesterday? Honestly, I loved it! Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn *MIGHT* be an inspired casting choice that going to make her a star it seems. I can't wait to see it when it comes out next year!

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    2. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      I'm reading the 2.3.2011 draft right now and diggin' it.

    3. sankofa


      Mr. Cakes: Justin Marks' version? That was good. I am curious to read Ayer's version since I'm sure he changed it...but that was a solid read

    4. Hasmap


      I'm not sure in Joker or Harley. I love them in the general comic world, but I'm sure Harley Quinn is really Harley Quinn. I not a fan of the way she looks, but not do I think she should have a the red and black outfit. The Arkham games got her look right but in different way. Joker, think Jared Leto will be a splendid Joker, but his look is just all wrong with the tattoos, etc, its as the J on his face is trying to tell us who he is. We know that. The bright hair as oppose to the gru...

  4. Crime Drama Screenplays: Doing early work on a crime drama idea (movie) and I'm looking for great crime drama screenplays. I don't care if they're recent or not. Also doing a "genre study" of sorts too. So, favorite crime drama screenplays and movies. Go! :)

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    2. rwe15


      If you haven't seen Kubrick's THE KILLING give it a shot.

    3. mebishop2001



    4. sankofa


      all excellent choices everyone!!!! rwe15: I have not seen The Killing and will be adding it to my Netflix queue!!! mac: Thief is a classic! Reader George: I will have to buy his series on payday I have a few of them (Horror, Thriller and Comedy) and ALL have been extremely helpful to me as a writer!


      mebishop: Yes! I loved that movie and the graphic novel it was based on! :)


  5. Will the semifinalists scripts from the Launchpad Contest be loaded to The File Exchange? The Winners? Just wondering...

    1. admin


      I'm sure at some point. But I know the team has been busting their butts since announcing the top 25 to get all of these guys signed. I think half of them are so far, so probably once winners are announced, etc. there will be scripts. Not sure though.

    2. sankofa


      Oh ok. Great!

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

    1. Escapist


      this came out? really? the Weinsteins had money to release a movie?

    2. sankofa


      LMAO @ the shadow knows. They did. it's opening overseas then maybe come here? I don't know. I remember when Emma Watson was considering this then passed on it. She made the right choice apparently....

  7. Anyone know of any examples of really good single camera comedy pilots?

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    2. sankofa


      thanks Craktactor! Additional question, is 30-35 pages the standard length for a single camera comedy pilot?

    3. agkinowerken


      Arrested Devlopment.



    4. LAscribe88


      Community, Californication, and New Girl/SLUTS by Liz Meriwether are some of favorite single-cam half-hours.

  8. Hollywood is remaking The Grudge (2004) *AND* Jacob's Ladder? No. Just NO :( http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/horror-hit-the-grudge-going-reboot-route/

    1. nazardo


      Remakes, reboots, regurgitation.

    2. axalon


      Jacob's Latter was one of the first screenplays I ever read. I absolutely loved it. Robbins was great in the role but unfortunately I felt a little let down by the movie itself.


      Granted, they simply didn't have the tech back in the late 80s/early 90s to pull off some of those effects well.


      I know I'm in the minority, but I'd be curious to see what they did with a Jacob's Latter remake.

    3. ThaVillain


      The Grudge? Really? It's not even a decade old yet. This is gettin damn ridiculous...

  9. Holland, Michigan and Bone Tomahawk: The writing is everything for both of these screenplays. I can't wait to see *BOTH* of these movies at the theater later this year/next year.

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    2. Pompalompa


      I hope Bone does well so we can see a lot more Craig Z. movies.

    3. ddollar


      hi sankofa, i'm doing well thanks. things are going pretty good, just trying to make it like everyone else. how about yourself?

    4. sankofa


      im doing well...writing and working and sleeping. A LOT :)

  10. Even though working night shift sucks balls sometimes, at least with my new schedule, i'll be able to actively manage my time and WRITE more often than I am now which is daily but, you know, more time during my everyday life to devote to writing. :)

    1. Mr Cakes

      Mr Cakes

      Time and freedom - that's the good stuff.

    2. sankofa


      Mr. Cakes: It really is. Something I haven't had much of for the past several months...

  11. So I have a copy of the Lee Daniels/Danny Strong pilot that's set up at FOX - EMPIRE. Can I add it to the 2014 pilot list or no? :)

    1. sankofa


      I posted Empire and a couple of TV comedy pilots in The File Exchange. Enjoy!

  12. oh wow...I'm back! How odd that I couldn't log on and now I can. Um, yay?! LOL Hope everyone is well...

  13. TB Red is KICKING MAJOR ASS!!! It's like a second Christmas with all of these pilots going up in the file exchange! WHOOP! WHOOP! :)

    1. Mysterian


      Agreed, good work Red!

  14. Question: I'm looking for screenplays in the vein of Roman Polanski's Repulsion: relatively contained, psychological horror/thrillers with small casts. Also any movies you can suggest similar to Repulsion? Psycho and Black Swan came to mind though they aren't exactly like Repulsion they do exist in a similar plane (main character struggling to maintain their sense of sanity/losing their sanity, etc. Thanks!

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    2. Babzbitela


      produced preferred?


    3. sankofa


      thanks guys! and Babz: it can by produced and not produced. I'm just trying to find examples similar to the vein the idea i'm currently cooking up in my head to go, etc.


    4. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      Check out DEATH AND THE MAIDEN. Also Polanski.

  15. Just put up the first original TV pilot I've ever written. It's in Works in Progress. Would love feedback, suggestions, critiques!

  16. Anyone know of any examples of movies that are psychological horror/thriller? :)

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    2. sbbn


      Care Bears is a serious mind-fuck. One notch above Snorkels.

    3. Brian.Diverio
    4. sankofa


      thanks anti_hero! and to everyone else: thank YOU, you sons of dusty trolls you! :)

  17. Enjoying a piece of sweet potato pie and coffee while I continue editing my outline for an original TV pilot I'm going to somehow write the first draft of this week. WEEEEEEEEEE Y'ALL!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! :)

  18. For the love of Pete, Buddha, Jain, Confucious, Allah, God, Lee Daniels Tragedy Porn Precious, Sweet T Brown, Tara Reid's former acting career, the unbridled manliness of Joel Edgerton (damn, he's hawt! *swoon*), and sweet big booty baby Jeebus, please folks! I really do love the multiple requests for BONE TOMAHAWK, PADRE and the like, but you *DO* know that you can get these IN THE FILE EXCHANGE OF THE TRACKING BOARD. Really, you can. Just not from me. K? Thanks Biyeeee!

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    2. sankofa
    3. aphid47


      At the base of that wall, you'll find a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. Piece of black, volcanic glass. There's something buried under it I want you to have. It's the scripts to Bone Tomahawk and Padre ...

    4. sankofa


      Jiblings: HA! I think I should just turn this into a CLUE like mystery game..every clue you get, you get an in demand script like BONE TOMAHAWK or PADRE. Every clue you miss, you DIE. this would totally be a hot spec, right? contained with stakes...haaay! lol!

  19. Thank GOD my co-worker is leaving early for an appointment today cause i'm not trying to do JACK SHIT the rest of the time i'm at my current job. New job starts Monday morning at 8:30am! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! :)

    1. Mike


      Isn't that a little irresponsible for a 9-1-1 operator? :-)

    2. sankofa


      yea if i was a 911 operator! ha! :) good one


  20. WEEEEEEEEEE!!! new job in t-minus 13 days! It's writing..well business writing at a bank and contract but i'm guaranteed that i'll work until october 1st. But, 31.25 an hour? YAAAY! :)

    1. monikut


      well done yourself.

    2. sankofa


      :) I'm siked. I should have most of the paperwork ready to be uploaded and sent off to the company website. And I'll be working at Bank of New York - Mellon and there always seems to be projects and work going on at the place so I'll at least have job opportunities to apply for once this new job ends. I'm siked! :)
  21. Anyone got any examples of good psychological horror screenplays? Examples?

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    2. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      I think if the movie has a serial killer that makes a suit of clothing out of human skin, it qualifies as horror. There are many horror movies that don't feature supernatural elements. Or ballet.

    3. sankofa


      thanks you guys! Dan: I don't know why folk consider Silence of the Lambs horror..it has horror elements but it's essentially a very well down psychological thriller I would think...


      Then again, critics and Bryan Fuller are calling the HANNIBAL tv show "elegant" horror..so who knows?

    4. Mike


      The Sentinel, Don't Look Back is really good, and terribly unsettling. The strangest ever is one you might have a hard time finding. A movie called The Shout starring Alan Bates. The 70's was the golden age of psych-thrillers.

  22. Happy Easter in advance, everyone! I hope you enjoy your holidays and get some writing in during the day tomorrow! :)

  23. Has anyone seen Broken City? How is it?

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    2. ThaVillain


      The group i was with said they liked it. It was a "shoulder shrug" like though. No one raved about it or even mentioned it over dinner/drinks afterwards.


      Me? I didn't really like it at all. And I'm a huge Hughes fan. It was just kind of... boring. No real thrills.

    3. aweinstock81


      Thought it was way too convoluted. The plot was way more complicated than it needed to be. Russell Crowe might as well have been twisting his evil mustache. Didn't buy his character at all.

    4. ThaVillain


      The plot was definitely convoluted. And as I was thinking about it later with my Screenwriter Cap on, the more I realized all the holes in it. Very disappointed with this one.

  24. Who's still at work in the Midwest? I'm the only one in the firm until 5pm. And, I'm not doing SHIT! *turns up spotify app on Iphone and starts dancing to Wolf + Lamb. WHUUUT?!?!?! :)

  25. Question about revenge movies: is there a "moral code" of sorts in these kinds of movies?

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    2. sankofa


      yes...that makes sense. which is why i'm rewriting the beginning part of the outline to reflect that...so the person's comment was fine it just took me a while to wrap my head around it

    3. Escapist


      revenge is about losing your soul, which the hero must recognize before doing so...

    4. sankofa


      thanks for this, the shadow knows. I'm doing a second pass on my outline tomorrow/this weekend and I will definitely rewrite with these comments in mind..thanks everyone!

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