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Meet in New York

This is Katharina, writer and producer at Bombay Berlin Film Productions. I will come with my business partner to New York for the Asian American International Film Festival. I would be happy to meet writers, directors and producers for shooting in India and Germany.

James Drago

Hello Katharina.

Sarah McKinnon

Hello, Ms. Suckale and Welcome

Dan MaxXx

I am going to the festival :)

Any networking skills advices you have?

I'm getting kind of tired of not knowing anyone in the industry in Mexico, except for a couple of producers and, lucky for me, they actually like my stories enough to buy some of them. But I want to expand my search and my reach to other places and other people, mainly in the industry outside Mexico. Any ideas on how?

Carlos Dragonne

THanks Dan MaxXx . I'm trying to get myself there. But is not as easy as it sounds. Specially with family. It would be appreciated if some of this network site can help me get into some peoples desks....

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Craig D Griffiths

Be the first to do a favour and then keep in touch. But 20% of the people you help will be willing to help you. But they will eventually become your group.

Carlos Dragonne

I always do that. I've never turn my back on someone needing helo in this industry. So, eventually I hope it happens :D

Vitaly Kozlov

For any project try to create as much value as possible, show some creativity - look book, maybe even create a mood reel, business plan, proposed budget. Nobody will read your script and synopsis at t...

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Carlos Dragonne

Thanks a lot Vitaly Kozlov ! That actually helps a lot. I will work on some of those ideas. :D

Can Science Improving Audience Experience and Returns?

Would identifying filmmakers’ ‘narrative blind spots’ (that they are unaware of) valuable to the film industry in terms of improving audience experience and returns?
http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/ingenuitylab/2017/07/14/emotional-sweating-receptive-cinema/

Myron DeBose

Keith, I have greater respect for you because you did not bring up your super nerd PH.D. Plus, I am not insecure. Was your research used during this past American Presidential election? I saw a live s...

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Owen Mowatt

The proof is in the pudding Keith, not the Phd. I don't doubt you've worked hard on this and you trust your findings, but before we can pop any corks there's still the small matter of proof. (I am read...

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Volker Luedecke

There are not many people in the world who really have to tell a story. They don´t care about blind spots, they also don´t care about what the filmindustry like.

Dan MaxXx

Hey keith
send me an Ipad when you're working for Apple! :) Good Luck!

Myron DeBose

I recognize Keith's budding Guru status. No one has to respect the work of Academia but some understand its importance to industry and society overall.

Loglines?

I see there's a tab for uploading your loglines here. Are there producers swimming through here looking for bait? Has anyone posted loglines? If so, why?

Aray Brown

I have an imdb account. I took advantage of the imdbpro free trial, prolly need to revise it but it's not free anymore

Sean McKenzie

Dan, I assume you post loglines? How's that working out for you?

Dan MaxXx

Sean i send loglines and complete scripts world-wide. I dont worry about people stealing my ideas... probably 'cause I steal concepts from other movies. What people can't steal is my point of view & my...

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Robert Franklin

Many opinions from the so-called experts in HW. You can read articles, books, watch videos, etc. After doing all of those .... write, write, write!

Sean McKenzie

Well said, Dan. Everyone has good advice. I was merely wondering if there were any positive results from producers from loglines here at 32. Best wishes to you all. As Robert said, "write, write, write". Chao

Writing a limited dialogue screenplay

Has anyone been successful with this?How detailed did you get? I showed it to the producer, and he said it was more of a directors treatment than a script. Anyone have suggestions? Thank you for dealing with my neurotic melon. EDIT:Let's say the original Road Warrior. Not Mad Max, but the Road warrior. ...

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Jeremy Stemen

Let's say the original Road Warrior. Not Mad Max, but the Road warrior. The only real dialogue was inside the little fort. How is the rest written? How much detail does one get into it?

Dan MaxXx

look at scripts, see the words on the page. The descriptions are visually detailed, show physical and emotional conflict with a camera. Jason Bourne movies have very little Hero dialogue; the scripts a...

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Bill Costantini

I haven't, but there are a ton of great films with minimal dialogue.

Laura Scheiner

It should read like any other screenplay. (i.e. tell a story only with less dialogue). All is Lost is a good example - just one man, on a boat almost no dialogue - it's a gripping read.

D Marcus

If the producer told you what he read was more of a directors treatment than a script I suspect you did not write in standard screenplay format. Even if there is limited dialogue (or none at all) you...

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Horror Filmmaker

Hello my name is Jermaine, I'm a independent filmmaker looking to make a horror feature film! Hope to distributed to Netflix, amazon, and limited theaters! I'm looking to build a crew and production group to make this possible! I love horror films, huge passion! I hope to meet some wonderful people to grow in this business!

Allen Lynch

Hello Jermaine!

Paul Scavitto

Hello, Jermaine! Welcome to Stage 32. I'm a screenwriter that specializes in horror. If you are ever in need of a new writer feel free to message me. Good luck with your upcoming projects!

Mugaya Faisal

we are shooting the movie called THE GOOD EVIL and we need many film makers to join us.inbox me

David Black

Welcome aboard!

Larry Yoakum III

Welcome to the neighborhood. If you ever need any stories for a new horror film, I have several books of the genre. I'd be happy to send you an autographed copy of one on the house.

Why is it so hard finding investors

I've been working very hard with my partner we had one investor for a project that we were on the homestretch of getting funded yet the investor requires an escrow of 10% I wish it was a bit easier to get the projects funded

James Drago

If it were easy.........

Jonathan Roberts

Right I know But not going to give up

Erik A. Jacobson

You need to start by putting your own money into the project. Investors are much more attracted to filmmakers who have "skin in the game". You'll also need a can't-miss logline, a professional busines...

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Jonathan Roberts

I'm the Executive Producer which the potential films I have reached out to so far seem to think that the required escrow is to much. I at times think they are to lazy to raise funds at all. Yes I know...

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Toby Tate

I'm in the same boat. Just gotta keep rowing!

New Film Festival!

Hi everyone! A friend and I started new film festival called Salute Your Shorts Fest! We are taking submissions for a few more days and would love to see some submissions from the Stage32 community. You can find us on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SaluteYourShortsFest

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Marc Weishaus

Thanks for connecting, Becky. I'd like to know more about your shorts fest. I've performed in several shorts recently at USC and Chapman, and I'd like to do more. Let me know if you'd like me to send you the links, and/or if there are any projects in which I could participate.

Becky Murdoch

Hi Marc - We aren't casting/working on a film project at the. moment. We are looking for already completed films to be submitting to the above link. If you have worked on any short films recently please let the directors know about the festival so they can submit!

About me

About me Hi all i am Tanujaa Patidar from Mumbai ,India a Sports person and Sports Director recently turned into Actor,Writer and Producer in Bollywood.Currently wrote few scripts for upcoming movies and TV series in Bollywood and soon these projects are in process in this year 2017. About my Produc...

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Dan MaxXx

Hello Tanujaa !

Allen Lynch

Welcome & Good Luck Tanujaa!

Tanujaa Patidar

Hello Dan and Allen ....Thank you for your wishes

Tanujaa Patidar

Same here Linwood Bell nice to connect with you

Vladislav Juric

Welcome

Newcomer to Stage 32

Hey all! I’m a newcomer to Stage 32. Still learning my way around the site, but hope to become involved with all the discussions going on. How is everyone doing?

David Black

Welcome aboard!

Myron DeBose

Fun, doing rewrites. Welcome Katy.

Screencraft Horror

Hey all,
Did anyone else enter Screencraft's Horror competition this year? I think in the next few days quarterfinalists will be announced so fingers crossed.

Robert Franklin

Horror should completely change the person from when they walk into the movie theater, and when they leave ... disturbed!

Myron DeBose

Interesting point of view, Robert. Horror can also lead to reflection. Did I live today like it was my last? SAW made me realize that most people in bad situations may actually deserve them. Or explai...

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Myron DeBose

To be fair Robert, people who read a horror screenplay may think that the writer is disturbed. That is a good thing. I want people to fear me, Robert. Scare you later!

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