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  1. I know I'm WAY late to the party but "Story of your Life." Um holy shit....

    1. andrewpwoodberry


      I know. I never expected to like a One Direction song either.

    2. mebishop2001


      Too funny. I actually heard that song in my head while reading it. Surprisingly, it works in parts.

  2. 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.

  3. i really want to read extant!

  4. Im sure everyone is wanting to put their two sense in about this but to me, I don't exactly see the benefit in bringing writers down to so called "reality". We're dreamers. We dream things up every day. And the ones making a living at it are the ones who are too busy writing to worry about whether they will be successful or whether an option is a sale or free.

    1. Nic.Lishko


      *cents. Sorry.

      And I agree with what you're saying. Dream on and write on!

    2. zkendall


      haha. figures I would screw up the spelling late at night

  5. inside out was something special....

    1. Jarrean


      Just saw it. Thought it was okay.

  6. 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
  7. Just read "Maggie." liked it.

  8. Need help: Can anyone tell me of a movie or tv episode scene where a judge has had to pass down a maximum sentence even when he or she didn't want to because that is what the law requires. Need some reference for a scene I'm writing.

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    2. zkendall


      sbbn I was getting all into the responses and then read yours and started cracking up.

    3. zkendall


      dsjones in fact the judge is the center of this. Im trying tp pull of a sort of irony that will connect in the coming scene.

    4. zkendall


      as for dallas buyers clubs i have been anxious to take some time out of my busy life to catch that flick. Seems great.

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  9. 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."



  10. Question. Had the original iPad for four years. Going to be upgrading. Seems like the iPad mini is more portable and still great for reading. Thoughts?

    1. sbbn


      Everyone raves that it's great for reading screenplays BUT BUT BUT I would wait if I were you because rumor is they are coming out with iPad mini 2 later this year, significantly upgraded display and supposedly a hefty price cut. I'm going to pick up the iPad mini but I'm waiting until 2 comes out.

    2. Galleria.Pictures


      I love the larger screen of the original but then I use it for writing in the park ^_^

    3. nazardo


      Or you can wait for new iPad to come out to get current iPad for cheaper (refurbished). Either way might be good idea to wait for new models to hit. Mini too small for me but as sbbn says others love it.

  11. 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
  12. 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.

  13. Season 2 of House Of Cards seems a bit more fragmented then the 1st season. Also burns at slower pace. Haven't figured out my thoughts on it. Though it seems season 1 may have been better.

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    2. axalon




      When Frank and Claire have a three-way with the secret service guy...I just...I could not stop laughing. So over the top.

    3. benskelly2
    4. axalon


      I said spoiler!

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

    1. Mr. Marbles

      Mr. Marbles

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

    2. 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!

    3. 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.

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  15. The Memory Sphere sounds interesting. Would like to talk you Kevin Sluder. Message Me

  16. 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.

    1. zkendall


      CB that is great, Ill be keeping that in mind

    2. Nic.Lishko
    3. mebishop2001


      Hate that guy, love his quote :)

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  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. what are the best 2013 pilots to read???

  20. Whats everyone's thinking on FOX abandoning Pilot Season (If it in fact happens)? I realize it might possibly lead to more quality, but will it come at the cost of less stories being bought and there for less writing opportunities?

    1. admin


      Honestly, I think the immediate impact is felt, but within a year the new design will still have the same amount of sales & projects in development.

    2. typistolero


      They probably aren't abandoning pilot season as much as spreading it out a little. Reilly says something like this every year, but the fact is they still need to participate in the upfronts with everyone else and lock in their ad sales.


    3. admin


      yep. until everyone goes the way (that truthfully TV is going) up fronts & ads will dictate their "seasons".

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