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  1. Question? The hungry list says that it will show loglines but when I click on it, it is the peoples names, their projects and reps. No loglines. Did I misread?

    1. Jarrean


      Where do you see that?

    2. ChristianSavage


      On the list's homepage, there's a paragraph that says the following details are given for each winning script: author, logline, and rep info. I'm not seeing loglines, either...

    3. Jarrean


      "To access the 2016 Young & Hungry List, click the red links below. The 2016 Young & Hungry List comes in two flavors: Young & Hungry and By The Numbers. The Young & Hungry List contains the information on each writer selected, including projects, bios and rep info."



  2. The file exchange seems to be mostly about ISO Fills for old stuff these days...

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    2. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

      Why is it on lock-down? It has been slower lately...

    3. SilverFox


      It's crazy how scripts are on lock down. QT films and Deadpool prove it doesn't affect box office. It's reading Harry Potter books before watching the films. One could argue, especially in my case, reading scripts makes me want to see a movie more!

    4. andrewpwoodberry


      Deadpool was leaked by the writers on purpose, so not a great example. I think the bigger fear is negative buzz -- like with Aloha, well ahead of release, due to the Sony hack. If a script is still under development and gets out there, it could slow development process.

  3. Anyway to read some of the top 10 scripts? Very curious to see how the stories played out and what the judges considered top 10.

    1. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

      Same here-- Maybe members who placed will post or direct message us if they don't mind sharing. I think the entire top ten gets a free year year to tracking board... So hopefully see even a few. Maybe someone else on here would know the answer better...

    2. jinkazama


      I'm pretty interested in The Mother,Number one fan, and Daybreaker scripts. If they show examples can someone send a link or post them?

    3. sankofa
  4. Any of the top 25 script shadow winners apart of this site?

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    2. zkendall
    3. Nic.Lishko


      Made it to the logline phase, but no further.

    4. rotru


      A $5,000 option is crap anyways. Seriously if it's a great script talk about being taken advantage of.

  5. I have a question for the moderators. But i guess it could go to anyone who knows. Is there a big difference between submitting to the launchpad pilots and submitting to the year round coverage that automatically gets you a chance at getting your script around town?

    1. admin


      Hey Zack, while us mods over here have nothing to do with the competition, I asked the TB guys for some clarification. Essentially, the year round coverage is kind of like it's own contest, but is ultimately beholden to the 1-2 individual readers responses, whereas in the competition, every script is read a minimum of two times by readers before being turned around to the management team and judges who read the top picks (between 100-150) to get the number down to their ultimate winners....

    2. zkendall


      Thanks red. Just was curious.

  6. top reads so far out of the 2016 Pilots thread in file exchange???

    1. rywold


      Enjoyed Ozark, probably my top so far.

    2. adlocke


      ummm.. bunker hill is challenging, which is a certain kind of top for building fortitude with influence.

  7. Quick question guys: good comedy pilots to read on here from this new batch of 2016 as well as 2015?? Thanks in advance.

    1. sankofa


      Downward Dog (ABC) and Crushed (Hulu) are both decent reads...

    2. zkendall
  8. Saw this on medium. If you never heard his speech, read this. If you have, read it anyways. Good inspiration for a good work ethic. https://medium.com/p/4af580c2e0b7

    1. Reader George

      Reader George

      Nice one. Also recommend Pressfield's War of Art.

    2. adlocke


      I'll be bold as bold is and say a screenwriter shouldn't love movies, but critical entertainment.

  9. I know you hated it Jiblings. Characters were thin and it was riddled with cliches and plot holes, but even then, movie theaters were made for Jurassic World. True Blockbuster. Took me back to the 90s.

    1. aphid47


      I feel like in the 90's the stories were at least there. Terminator 2 had great FX, but also a decent story. This is why I don't go see these kinds of movies anymore. No heart.

    2. axalon


      This is pretty great argument as to why we should demand better movies than Jurassic World http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/06/25/movies-should-be-good

    3. Frobisher


      @Axalon That article made my day better. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. Any recommendations on a books or website that helps with the modern day blueprint of screenplays. I used to write comedies, but have transitioned to TV Dramas. However I have a drama Idea for a feature and would like to get reacquainted with screenplay structure as it looks today.

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    2. sbbn


      In my little world, I tend to believe books about structure are great if you're writing a grad paper but not so great for anything else. Beginning, middle, end. Everything else is that slog of a journey you have to figure out yourself and the best light is finding what you enjoyed (movies/books) and then struggling to figure out what it was that worked so well for *you.* Of course, there is a million-dollar industry that disagrees with me so I'll leave it to the masses to tear my w...

    3. sbbn


      ords apart. Carry on.

    4. Reader George

      Reader George

      "Dr. Format" regularly updates his Screenwriter's Bible. You could start there and deviate when applicable, a la Gilroy's brilliant NIGHTCRAWLER.

  11. inside out was something special....

    1. Jarrean


      Just saw it. Thought it was okay.

  12. Anybody on here in thr armed services. Preferably in the army or marines. But could use some help either way.

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    2. zkendall


      adlocke. sorry work has been non stop. I will be off tomorrow evening and will message you.

    3. adlocke


      i'm here. i'll see what i can do!

    4. Ashish


      There's also a user Christopher.m.slavin who introduced himself as an army vet a couple of months ago and might be able to help you.

  13. The spec script "Smoke". Do you need to buy his life rights for writing a true story like that?

    1. Coz


      No. You need to do your own research, however.

  14. The sad realization that I have been apart of this site for four years and progressed much slower then I hoped all the while watching it grow to an incredible resource and outlet. Time to change that.

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    2. zkendall


      CB that is great, Ill be keeping that in mind

    3. Nic.Lishko
    4. mebishop2001


      Hate that guy, love his quote :)

  15. Is the LaunchPad Pilot Competition happening later then it did last year???

    1. admin


      The pilot competition will start in the Spring of 2015.

    2. zkendall
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