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Nebojsa Tatomir
Hi all!

Hi everyone, I am new here. I'm a writer, producer and screenwriter. I worked in all media, electronic, print and film. I wrote a novel and one script. I live in Belgrade, Serbia. If your business brings you to the Balkans, South East Europe, you can always call for any help.

Adam Harper

Hi Nebojsa! Nice to meet you

Pamela Bolinder

Nebojsa, hi!

Ray Norman

Hello Nebojsa

Michael Rogers

NIce to meet you, Nebojsa!

James Drago

Hi Nebojsa!

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Shawn M Decker
Hello!

Hi all. I am looking for some other writers to exchange scripts with and give feedback to each other but in a positive and creative exchange. Anyone up for that?

Melina Papalampropoulou

Just posted mine at my profile. Looking forward for your comments! Thanks everyone :)

Hank Biro

I just added the full version of my screenplay onto stage32. It is titled, 'Space Fish,' and it can be found at my profile page under loglines, I would love to hear what everyone apart of this thread thinks of it, and any ideas how to improve it.

Aray Brown

Mine is posted on my profile under loglines. You can either comment or message me your notes. I'll start with Shawn and move on from there.

Elisabeth Meier

Oh, mine - or better a couple of my shorts - are to find here: https://www.scriptrevolution.com/profiles/elisabeth-meierhttps://www.scr......

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Michael Rogers

Hey, Shawn. Would love to get some feedback and read someone elses material. Feel free to reach out. Good to meet you!

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Phillip "The Man Who Can'" Hardy
Have you been bitten by the inspiration bug recently?

So far, 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for me as a writer, output-wise and otherwise. I've written four spec scripts. Three of the screenplays were spewed out quickly with inspired euphoric energy. The most recent one took me months to write because what I was looking for with tone and storywi...

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Doug Nelson

Yes the bug got me last week but we'll see how it goes - the theme got a little wispy on me.

James Drago

I have 4 ideas outlined, so I try to write every day and keep that momentum. Everyone is different, but I have found that if I don't have a semblance of an outline, I do not want to write meaningless pages. The outlining to me is the writing until the actual screenplay writing happens.

Dan Guardino

My only goal now is to produce what I write so I am inspired to write but only so I have something to produce.

Katie Hemming

Taking creative writing workshops have helped me stay inspired! Being around other creative people and listening to their stories really helps me get inspired.

Erik Jacobsen

I think inspiration is always present. Sometimes we are inspired to write; other times we are inspired to lament over not being inspired to write.

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Laila Doncaster
I am an Author/Novelist & strive to become a ScreenWriter

Hello all of you wonderful creatives! I am new here, just joined today - after discovering Stage32, I just simply could not help myself! I am an Author/Novelist wanting to learn the art of Script Writing to bring my books to film. My "Cocooning The Butterfly" book/novel was given a 5-Stars Review on...

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Mahesh K

Hello Laila, good to have you here. . I am looking for stories .

Michael Rogers

Nice to meet you, Laila.

Mary Helen Norris

Hello Laila! I also am a novelist who is trying to make the transition!

James Drago

Hi Mary!

Rachel Walker

Greetings Laila! I just bought some real life butterfly ear rings..! They are beautiful ! And so too the butterfly cycle!! Nice to meet you! Rachel www.rachelwalkertrio.com !

A singular story goal?

Just wondering what your thoughts are as fellow writers. Do you think it's possible (or even a good idea) for the protagonist's story goal to change during the course of their journey, or should you rather stick to one goal throughout the narrative?

Ben Johnson Jr.

Are those not new plot directions/cplications brought about by the protagonist's reaction to conflict or opposition, as opposed to the overarching goal? If I can explain it this way: If my goal is to...

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Chad Stroman

Ben Johnson Jr. Yes, true but then in your goal to kill the evil overlord, you learn he's your father so you go from wanting to kill him to wanting to redeem him.Or you want to be cool and popular and...

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A. S. Templeton

According to the dogma of canned beat sheets, save the cat, Hero's Journey et al., no. The protag ultimately ends up driven by a single purpose: fetch, deliver, rescue, win. Whether her journey is cha...

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Philipp Mayr

Is there a cause visible for the audience why your character is changing his overarching goal? Sometimes characters change their overarching goals because of insight and because their personality or values changed.

Dan MaxXx

Goals change but theme(s) shouldn’t. What are you saying (Plot) and then what are you really saying (theme)?

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Jason Reddan
Writing Inspiration 1

There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder. - Brian Aldiss

A. S. Templeton

Many recent novels make me wonder... how they even got published.

Philipp Mayr

There are two goas a writer can pursue:

to entertain and to change the viewer ('s mind and life)

Jason Reddan

Hey Pamela, A.S. and Philipp. Hope all is well with you all :) A.S. thats actually a great motivational observation to spot weak writing that has being published, I would shift the focus and wonder on...

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Pamela Bolinder

Jay, your awards, and educational background are impressive.

Jason Reddan

Thanks so much Pamela that really means a lot :) I checked out some of your loglines they are fantastic, great job too :) Would you believe that most of those awards came from no-budget films, I am a...

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Sam Borowski
In This Moment production AMAZING MAKE-UP!

We recently WRAPPED In This Moment short filmed entirely on location in Bethlehem, Pa. CONGRATS to fellow Stage 32 members, Taylor Salotti, who made her directorial debut and actresses Sara Harman and Sarah Teed. ALSO a HUGE CONGRATS to key make-up artist Katelynn Walsh Monticciollo, who transformed...

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Jean Buschmann

AMAZING. Kudos to Katelynn Walsh! (I do a lot of design and photo enhancing so my eye is trained to see even the subtlest details, flaws, and inconsistencies. And THAT is perefection.) A true art.

James Drago

This is incredible!

Sam Borowski

Doug, He actually grew out the beard for us - for the role - and his hair is usually not that white. He didn't put a rinse in it and we had to whiten it even more. But, usually Danny is clean-shaven ... well, depending upon what he has coming up next, role-wise. He works A LOT ...............

Sam Borowski

Jean, Thank You for those wonderful comments. Yes, all due to Katelynn, who is AMAZING! Was under a time crunch and so many other obstacles with the timing of this shoot! But, she is TRULY AMAZING! An...

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Sam Borowski

James, THANK YOU! Again, the Make-Up is all due to the wonderful Katelynn Walsh-Monticciollo!

Joel Irwin
Espresso

One of things that I don't see mentioned or done very often is describe the scene behind a cue and then write a cue and see how it 'compares' to others.  Now first keep in mind that any piece of music is 'legitimate' and there is really never a 'right' or 'wrong' answer though as we know, filmmakers...

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Joel Irwin

fyi - your link is blocked in the US. Keep in mind, at this point in the film I am scoring, the nature of the film is not yet known (it is going to be an LGBT love story). The music can not yet divulg...

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Joanna Karselis

Oh sorry, the link was to the opening of The Ipcress File. The whole opening montage is wordless and features Michael Cain making coffee, getting up and so on.

Interesting- why can't the music give us...

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Jonathan Price

Aye, even a coffee brewing scene, if it's the first scene of film, should set the tone for what we're about to see. I scored this Showtime film (https://youtu.be/RlpE09TN-GA) whose first scene was an...

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Joel Irwin

Jonathan - That music certainly works. In fact that is the music that the audience 'expects' to hear when they see a moving scenery or aerial shot. It conveys the feeling of vastness and movement.

Spoi...

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Jonathan Price

Cool stuff Joel! The C section wouldn't be out of place in a Western!

Dean Phillippi
Dean Phillippi - Actor / Lifestyle Model

Dean Phillippi is an American SAG-Eligible Actor, Producer, who has done TV, Feature Films, Independent Films, Short Films, Music Videos, Live Theater/Stage/Dance Plays, National and Local Commercials, and Print Modeling. He is Multi-Talented and driven; Dean Phillippi is originally from Washington,...

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Dean Phillippi SR - Actor / Lifestyle Model
Dean Phillippi SR - Actor / Lifestyle Model
Dean Phillippi SR - Actor / Lifestyle Model, Jacksonville, Florida. 2,781 likes · 97 talking about this. Dean Phillippi SR - Inspiring SAG-Eligible Actor, TV, Feature Films, Independent and Short...
James Drago

Hi Dean!

Dean Phillippi

Hi James, great to meet you!

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John MacNeil
Real as real can be...

Hi everyone, I am a dreamer, a writer, an idealist, a performer, and probably a hundred more things but I wont bore you with all that. I love to workshop ideas and push myself and others to reach new heights....and alot of laughs along the way. Feel free to reach out anytime, I'm always open for business! Cheers

Clare Keogh

Welcome, John

John MacNeil

Asking for a friend...if you believe you have a great story worth sharing...shouldn't they all be $50 million productions?? Lol..what micobudget?

John MacNeil

Nothing but crickets

James Drago

The question doesn't make sense. Why should all films be $50 million productions? Would a contained thriller be a $50 million dollar film?

John MacNeil

It was a joke but thanks for the obvious insight James..

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Jan Ziemecki
New to Stage 32

I've been living in Morocco for 2 years now and isolated myself for a while in the Atlas Mountains surrounded only by local Berber's.  2 scripts and 2 novels were written here, so can highly recommend the  Taroudant region for anyone looking for an exotic place to write. As an ex Swiss private banke...

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Jan Ziemecki

Pleased to meet you James. Last night I came up with a killer idea for my next script... I mean just killer... now can't remember. Am I the only one??

James Drago

I keep writing materials close by!

Mary Helen Norris

Please to meet you Jan! I too keep a notepad and pen by my bed so I can quickly jot down notes.

Jan Ziemecki

I just started... there was a good Seinfeld episode based on that.

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Sara Karako
Sara

Hi everyone! I'm new to Stage32 and wanted to introduce myself. My name's Sara and I'm a writer, I've been writing for over a decade now. I'm a current member of the Dramatists Guild of America. I also screen write and have finished many pilots, though now I am working on two original feature films....

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Matthew Manyak

Welcome to the Stage 32 community Sara! Great to be meeting you! Let's collaborate!

Chad Stroman

Welcome!

Pamela Bolinder

Hello, welcome!

James Drago

Hello Sara! Great to meet you!

Taryn Maxximillian Dafoe

Hello! Welcome. Love the hustle! I host free workshops for screenwriters. Perhaps you’d like to join our pitch workshops? I have learned so much since I started hosting them last year. The link is in...

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