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Victor Titimas
How would they deal with this?

What would an agent or manager think about a new, unknown writer who has a big budget screenplay? Could they do something, or just reject them?

I apologize for asking, and it is not out of arrogance, but fear, because I greatly have this dream and found out I only wrote Sci-fi and action(multiple loc...

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Brian Shell

My first screenplay was like that... epic, ensemble, supernatural.... 23 years later, it's still a hope of mine it'll get made one day. One reader told me I reminded her of a young Stan Kubrick and that Stan would love this. (apparently, she dated him)

Craig D Griffiths

"Arrival" sat with some producers for well over 10 years. It may be harder to fund an expensive film from an unknown because it will not be read to start with. But great work will be made. Your work w...

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Dan Guardino

An agent doesn't care what it cost to produce because they aren't paying to produce it. However big budget films always take longer to sell but agents represent the screenwriter not just one screenplay. As far as managers go I don't have clue what they think or do.

Brian Shell

Craig D Griffiths That's one of the reason my supernatural script has sat in my drawer for 23 years... it's my baby... the one I won't let others "dreck" (as Terry Rossio wrote in WordPlay) All the ot...

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Kyle Wilson
Look Twice doing well

Hey guys. Figured I'd introduce myself. So my name is Kyle . I reside in Cleveland Ohio. I have recently directed a short film called Look Twice, which has garnishd some awards while on it's current festival run. Just looking to always network with others within the film community. Here is the websi...

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Brian Alan DeLaney

Welcome Kyle!

Janice L. Walker

Kyle, congratulations on your recent short! Would you send me a link to your short at sdgfilms4@gmail.com? I'd like to watch it. I'm in pre-production on my first faith-based feature. I'm in Cincinnati. Kind Regards, Janice.

Jim Ramsbottom
Screenplays as teaching tools

What screenplay did you learn the most from studying (style, format, structure ...)?

Dan Guardino

I only read a few so not much.

Doug Nelson

None that I recall. It behoves you to know, understand and apply the basic industry standard format to your script. Your writing style will evolve as you write - there is no need to try to copy someon...

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Dan MaxXx

Probably “Chinatown” because it was used as an example in Syd Field’s screenwriting book, a popular how-to book from the 1980s.

Jim Ramsbottom

Thanks for the input. It stands to reason that one would study the form and content of "the classics" in the industry. It's done in every other field- medicine, law, manufacturing ... Of course, speak...

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Joseph Chastain

Dan--I've read every "how to" book on screenwriting and had to spend years forgetting the stupid crap the "gurus" preach.

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Eric Endres
Long time writer, new to Stage 32!

Hello, everyone! I'm Eric, and writing is my passion--particularly screenwriting. I've been making an earnest attempt to break into the industry for 10+ years, learning and growing a lot along the way with professional feedback and contests and, of course, loads of reading and practice. I live in Wi...

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Brian Alan DeLaney

Hi Eric! I hope you can find producers for your scripts.

Eric Endres

Thanks, Brian!

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Evan Cameron
Evan Cameron

Hey all hope all is well. New at this. I am a writer / actor with two scripts down the pipeline and enough acting gigs to keep me in the game. Looking to connect and look forward to doing so.

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Glad to have you here Evan! I went to check out your work on your profile but didn't see anything listed. I'd definitely recommend uploading your work when you're networking so other Stage 32ers know what you do!

Lee A. Eide

Good luck and I wish much success and fun on your journey. To see the pilot our brand new show that was just posted yesterday, go to https://youtu.be/pptbwIwf8hs.

Evan Cameron

Thanks Amanda, and Lee A the show looks awesome!

Victoria Black
Hello!

I'm new to here, but I'm a writer who is working on two screenplays - one of which is going to a retreat in July. I also just got done working in crew for a small film in Texas. At the moment, I'm job searching - Nice to meet everyone!

Brian Alan DeLaney

Greetings from a little south east in Houston, Victoria!

Victoria Black

Hi! Used to live in Houston.

Phil Clarke

Welcome, Victoria. Nothing beats hands-on experience in this industry. Bet the film production was an eye-opener. Here if you ever want to talk movies and screenwriting.

Victoria Black

Thank you! I'd actually like to as I'm trying to get involved in more projects. The film I helped out on was a huge eye-opener, and a ton of fun. I'd like to work on cameras more, and gaffer stuff. I...

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Felix Boahen
SYNOPSIS on STAGE32...

I have viewed many loglines in here and I realized some add a real synopsis, others didn't.. How good is it to add and not to add? Any help please?

Jim Boston

Felix, I like adding synopses to my loglines so that I can help whoever's reading what I've written. (Anything to help a reader go on to the screenplay itself.)

Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi, Felix. Members often post loglines to test them out or just to share their work. Some post a synopsis, or treatments, or screenplays in their entirety, or perhaps just the first 5-10 pages. You ca...

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Felix Boahen

Thanks very much, Jim Boston, it's good to help a reader. But, Beth Fox Heisinger , if you always add a synopsis, what are the reasons? And if you don't, why? please share your good ideas. It might be...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Felix, some members add a synopsis (a short summary of the script's narrative) so whoever is interested can get a quick idea of it without having to read the screenplay. Some may post a synopsis publi...

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Felix Boahen

thanks very much, Beth Fox Heisinger ... But if maybe I feel like posting one, do I first need to get the script registered?

Nikki April Lee
Multiple screenplay downloads on Script Revolution, no emails

Like a lot of scriptwriters on here, I am a proud member of Script Revolution. I love the website, it helps to bring notice to your written works. I got over 100 downloads last year (I record every download in a notebook). Anyway, though I love the attention, something flagged me as I looked over my...

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Tennyson Stead

Just seconding Beth’s comments. I have nothing to add!

Dan MaxXx

Nikki April Lee what’s the difference between a “free” and “paid” script to read?

Nikki April Lee

Beth Fox Heisinger Well, that does put my mind at ease. I just figured if they are downloading the script multiple times on different days then they have to be finding it interesting enough or else wh...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

You're welcome, Nikki! I'm glad that put your mind at ease. Myself, I download things multiple times. I will, if say, I forgot I already had or maybe I didn't "save as pdf." Or I'm reading something a...

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Craig D Griffiths

Dan MaxXx Free is the work you are releasing to the public domain. I have a few single actor scripts that people can use as audition pieces if they wish.

Nikki I normally thank people for the download....

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Brian Shell

She was just so gosh darned gorgeous; which means, I didn't mind. She actually went on and won Ms. Galaxy a few years ago.,, and was the inspiration for my Cubicle Cardio book (on Amazon)

Molugu V Sreenivasulu

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Erik Jacobsen

I never ate a Vegan I didn't like.

Erik Jacobsen

I mean met a Vegan I didn't like. Hell, we all were Vegans until the first group of early man ventured out of the jungle.

Erik Jacobsen

Ok, we ate bugs in the jungle, but I don't think that counts.

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Janice L. Walker
Janice L. Walker President and CEO SDG Films

I'm working on my first feature film from my screenplay that won awards at over 20 film festivals (12 first place awards). In pre-production and enjoy meeting people on Stage 32 and all of the resources they make available.

Pamela Bolinder

Congrats Janice! Your right you'll meet a lot of wonderful creatives here. Best to you and all your projects!

Janice L. Walker

Thank you!

Short Movie Funding Ideas

Hello sexy people - I am a director/producer from cologne, germany and I am currently working an up to 30 min short (somewhat unusual - aware of that). The project is through development stage mostely, we are now going with shootingscript (all the drafts and stuff done), we do have our maincast allt...

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Erik A. Jacobson

Jonas, are you aware that you're doing things backwards? Smart producers first determine they're target audience and what genre will best catch that audience's attention.They then take detailed invent...

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Dan MaxXx

I'd forget the profits and fund the short film as a learning experience for you and your cast & crew. It's an audition reel. $4,000 is not a whole lot. Work a part-time job & use credits cards.

John T. Trigonis

I agree 100% with Dan MaxXx , Jonas Klocke –– short films should either be self-funded as a learning experience (or series of them) or crowdfunded, but with the latter route, you'll be doing a lot of...

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Jimmy Matlosz
Cinematographers - Director - Writer

We just wrapped FEAR, or www.fearthemovie.com, we also have a facebook page. I DP'd this show for an amazing cast crew and producers. I look forward to sharing updates and with Stage 32, as well as open to discussion about how to make your shoot go well and how ours did. Stay tuned......

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Keanu Lee Nunes

Congrats!

Travis Calvert

The stills look great.

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