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Four Negro Girls in a Church wins

I'm pleased to announce my second "Best Scene" winner from Wildsound. They did a wonderful job reading the first scene of Four Negro Girls n a Church about the 16th Street Bombing in 1963. Check It out.   https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2018/05/22/best-scene-reading-of-fou...

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Dan MaxXx

2018 is gonna be your breakout year, boss!

James Pappoe Jr

Congratulations!

Natalie Farst

That is amazing news!!! Congrats!

Linda Hullinger

Congratulations! Always an inspiration!

Phillip "The Man Who Can'" Hardy

Natalie, Linda and James: Thanks for your kind words. Dan MaxXx: I had a network television star and his manager request a Skype meeting with me Monday. But I had to have endoscopy that day. We resche ...

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Career advise, should a director do 1st AD jobs

Hello fellow filmmakers, I need some career advise for directing who has done a 1st AD job. I'd like to hear some opinion if this is a good a thing or not. Is it helpful for your own directing career? Love to hear your advise. A friend of mine is doing a promising project and asked my help me to be ...

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Dan MaxXx

Yes, you're gonna be a better filmmaker. Start learning skills other than being the rockstar director. Practice your organization skills, work with union and non-union cast & crew. do daily call sheets, run sets, get paid $$$.

David Trotti

Being a 1st AD is a great training ground for being a director. But ironically most great 1st AD's don't want to be directors. I have been a 1st AD for a long time. I have also directed. Check me out...

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Doug Nelson

Yes, starting as a 1st AD is a good step on your career path. The 1st AD position gives you a sound understanding of the various skills and techniques required to put the picture on the screen. When y...

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Rakesh Malik

Remember that the AD's actual boss is NOT the director. It's the producer... and you should keep that in mind during the shoot. It is not the AD's job to support the director, it's to make sure that t...

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David Trotti

Good notes Rakesh. You never want to undermine or weaken the Director/DP relationship - which is probably the most important relationship on set. Or any relationship between a department head and the ...

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Writer/poet

Hello everyone! I found this site by accident and I’m glad I did. I write fiction and poetry. I just completed my first fiction manuscript and have been sending it out for publishing. Its exciting. I’m currently working on a few others in the sci-fi genre. I look forward to making connections if interested. Thanks!

Malcolm White

I found it to be the most satisfying game in town….

David Tagoe

Hello Iris, I would love to learn more about your fiction work.

Derek Reid

Hope that all goes well with your manuscript!

Advice on showreel

i'm wondering if anyone has good experience on editing showreels to make them more interesting instead of see the same boring scene one by one eheh thank you :)

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

When I look at actor showreels, I always wonder why they edit them. I can't tell anything if you cut it down to bits. Why not use the longest takes, to show what you can do? Or, send an entire short f...

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Luca Ribezzo

this question is not giving me any advice but just your opinion ahahha anyway thanks

Walter Martyn Cabell

I agree with Vasco, keep it as simple as possible, showcase your talent and nobody else's. A flashy edit and graphics might be counterproductive.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Luca, all advice is an opinion. If you want a numerical definite answer to everything, play sudoku.

Agent

How do screenwriters get an Agent?

Brittany Kg Crawley


1. You would either need to place in a competition or win one.

2. Be lucky enough to get your script in their hands or even pitch to them.

3. Sadly, you must know someone.

Dan MaxXx

Follow my plan: Write a spec showing some sense of story craft, point of view, voice, some genre expertise, show reps you're a team player, know how to write 1-page synopsis, taglines, outlines, log ...

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Chad Stroman

The short answer? You earn one. There are various ways but they all boil down to having 3 really well written screenplays. Basically 3 that an agent will read and decide it is in their best interest t...

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Doug Nelson

Set a bear trap line along Sunset Blvd - if that doesn't work, try Dan M's advice.

Dan Guardino

Doug. It is too hard to catch a snake in a bear trap.

Just received news our television pilot made the finals in a competion NEVER GIVE UP!

We are excited to announce that our Television Pilot 'The Ortiz Sisters" has just been announced as a FINALIST in the "Latino Screenwriting Competition" Frank Besser and I are truly grateful for this honor. https://latinoswhowrite.com/

Phillip "The Man Who Can'" Hardy

Congrats on your achievement.

Donovan Swart

Congrats!

Allen Lynch

Congratulations Deborah!

Sara Dahmen

Congrats!

Myron DeBose

Nice, way to contribute to the artistry.

Introduce myself :)

Bonjour à tout... hello everyone... I am just a Motion graphic designer and vfx artist.. i have been around for over 10 years... worked in London and in Istanbul. I am in Bordeaux now and doing some short animation film and trying to learn French :)
Merci et bon journée ...

Apeiron Eau

Merci a tout :) Je parle trois langues.. I do speak English also.. so no wories:)

Debbie Croysdale

Hi and welcome Apeiron. Do you do comics and transmedia stuff?

Apeiron Eau

Indeed I do

Allen Lynch

Hello & Welcome Apeiron!

Derek Reid

Hi! I've been listening to some French language music while writing lately (I know about 2 words in French but it makes for nice ambiance). Hope all is going/goes well for you!

Actor, model, martial artist and writer

Hi everyone, I've been acting for a few years now and have been in over 20 acting and modelling projects. I am skilled in close quarter combat and stage fighting. I have recently started writing my own films.

Tony Ginn

David, I would refer you to Shihan Mark Parra's House of Champions Academy of Martial Art's. Founder and Chief Instructor Mak@HOUSEOFCHAMPIONS Direct 818-335-7969 17228 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91406 818-996-7180

David Tyson

Thank you :-)

Hiiiiii everyone~

Hi everyone~ I'm an aspiring Screenwriter who recently moved to Los Angeles. I'm already a student and have begun writing my first script title "Jericho's Painting" A Horror/Supernatural that I hope takes off! Honestly, I've been referred to join this sight and see how many people there are like me,...

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Michael Rogers

Good to meet you, Akilah.

Wayne Jarman

Welcome, Akilah.

Rashika Roberts

Welcome Akilah!

Allen Lynch

Welcome Akilah!

Donovan Swart

Welcome Akilah. All the best

The Maxwell Depositions

I just want someone to read itt and tell me if it is worth making it into a screenplay?

Erik Hjortnaes

I'd like to read it!

Malcolm White

Did you receive the copy I emailed in reply?

Director/Screenwriter

Greetings !!! I’m currently based in Dubai, UAE. I’ve been in the industry for 10 years now as a Director/DP/Editor. Directed online ads, TVC’s and documentaries for various brands like Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, McLaren, Maserati, Ford etc. I’m currently in development stage of my next feat...

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JOhn BAltazar

Exactly Tony Ginn ! Thanks Steve Hamm !

Maria Gwendoline Madonne

Hi welcome..very nice intro film..nice to meet you..i will come to Dubaï next august or septembre..if you want we meet..im actrices..you can found me on Facebook..maria gwendoline madonne...thanks.

Tony Ginn

A Sag-Aftra Member ID: 10050998! Would love to travel to your country!

Chad Stroman

Welcome! Good luck with your feature!

Erika Toraya

wow, your trailer is amazing! nice!!!

A. S. Templeton

I always thought spam was American, not Italian.

Liliana Angela Angeleri

I have described real facts, my situation is as exact as I have described it.
If you are envious they are yours

Eduardo Maciel

Ciao Liliana! Welcome!

Wayne Jarman

Welcome, Liliana.

Bonita Maffei

Ciao, Liliana, it's a pleasure meeting you. I had a look at some of the pages of your work on Amazon, and I am curious... have you produced any of your screenplays? Where do you live... in Italy? My paternal and maternal grandparents were born in Italy. All the best, Bonnie

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