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Roxanne Paukner
Marinating in the feedback

I'm not writing much because I'm processing the coverage I got, rated a "consider" and "SO CLOSE to a recommend." I would have liked more feedback, since she didn't touch on the spiritual arc of my main character at all. I think I need a person of faith to give this a read. Anyone interested in reading a light drama (104 pgs)?

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Find a producer. Or find the money to make it yourself. That is just me. With all the time and money we spend getting "COVERAGE" we can make a movie. It is not easy but it is worth it. DIY!!!!

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

One more thing. If you want to go this route buy the book "BANKROLL" by Tom Malloy. The subtitle is "How to finance your independent film" And he is not some arm chair academic from some film school....

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Sarah Gabrielle Baron

Hi Roxanne. I'm in a script swap with Mike Rogers right now, but I'll do one with you next, ok? ALSO check out zoetrope.com You have to read four scripts before you can post yours, and there's no guar...

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Aray Brown

I'll swap scripts with you

Roxanne Paukner

Steven Harris Anzelowitz DIY instead of getting coverage? If you can make this movie for a hundred bucks, you're hired! ;)

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Craig D Griffiths
Is there anyway of changing the sort order of this lounge

Hi,

Is there away that I can get the most recent posts to the top?

I'll drop in and it will have a notice. "There are 7 new topics since your last visit"

They are not easy to find. But a 3 years old post about Final Draft - no problem. I know that if someone comments on something it brings it back to...

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Dan Guardino

I was told people look up subjects which brings these old posts up. It seems they could delete the old ones after a month or two. If someone asks a question five years ago the odds they aren't even writing screenplays anymore. I am one of the handful of people too stupid to quit this crap.

Craig D Griffiths

Thanks Bill. This started as a question. Did anyone know how to do it. I seemed to remember a function, but I assumed that I was missing something.

You're correct bill I should let them know. But I am...

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Pierre Langenegger

Some of the functionality has changed. You used to be able to block people but I don't think that exists anymore.

Bill Costantini

I like most of the old topics. There was a lot of depth to most of them, and a lot more posters who had something original to say.

BEST HOPES, PRAYERS AND WISHES TO THE VICTIMS, FAMILIES AND FIREFIGHTERS IN CALIFORNIA

Brian Shell

Personally, I liked the old style format of S32 (from 2015 and before)... than the single newsfeed scroll.

John Pepin
Derivative Work

I am wondering...

If I have a copyrighted screenplay, and I create another screenplay based on it, say a TV show from the same world with the same characters, etc... does the original copyright protect me at all? Or should I spend the 100 bucks for another?

Pierre Langenegger

You own the copyright to your written work, period. However I think you may be talking about copyright registration and if so, each written work you create will require its own registration. My question is, where are you paying $100 per registration?

Phillip "The Man Who Can'" Hardy

The US Office of Copyrights currently charges fifty dollars for a Work of Performing Arts, which the category screenwriters should be using to copyright a script.

https://www.copyright.gov/registratio...

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Pierre Langenegger

Phillip, has it gone up? Until recently it was always $35

Louis Tété
Location

Hi Industry fellas,

Do you know any affordable basement without any windows to rent in LA for a horror/survival please? 

Thank you all. 

Beau McCombs

I know a great location for a horror film! We shot our horror short "Litterally a Saw Parody"(https://youtu.be/yqMnj-DPdQ8) here: https://www.peerspace.com/pages/listings/58a63368bd82120a00c636c4

The h...

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JD Hartman

No windows? How will viewers know it's a basement and not just some interior room in an industrial building?

Pamela Bolinder

JD: Industrial/commercial electrician on sets... great in. You worked on saving...

Back to the topic: All midwest small towns have amazing small basements. Very dark!

Pamela Bolinder

JD: Industrial buildings have high ceilings. Oh, come to think of it, with your expertise, you could make an industrial place look like a basement, right?

Doug Nelson

Pam - sure you could build a basement set in a cavernous building. The basement set , the kitchen, living room and other locations for Last Man Standing are on a 200K sf soundstage. I doubt that's what the OP has in mind - her keyword is 'affordable'

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DMaria Woods
Give Back

Hi, I'm a writer, and I volunteer spare time to mentor youth in screenwriting. The WGA has a program called Young Storytellers, and they are in constant need of skilled improvisational actors. If the spirit moves you to volunteer your skill and time, then contact bill@youngstorytellers.com... Earn k...

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James Drago

Nice to meet you. Invite sent!

Pamela Bolinder

Hello DMaria

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Ruben Whitter
Director teachers?

How did you learn how to direct? Did you have any montors or teachers or was it more like a 'learn as you are doing' kind of experience for you?

Tom Wadlow

Lots of watching films and scenes over and over again. Making films and listening to feed back, trying not to fear failure and keep trying to push myself. Reading screenplays, studying at University a...

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Brian Shell

I started off by reading Sydney Lumet's book

Jacob Buterbaugh

I'm still learning. I read Directing Actors and The Film Director's Intuition by Judith Weston, and Directing by Michael Rabiger. We need more than books to learn directing, but those three books pointed me in the right direction, and gave me somewhere to start. I highly recommend them.

Steven Gaddis

"Learn as you are doing." I took film making classes in college, and they were helpful to a degree. I find the shortest route to becoming a good director is to write the material. You get to know the...

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Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

I started producing, than writing and finally directing. I had several teachers and some very experienced collegues, including A-list producers, directors and writers. I also read some books about fil...

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Italian Actress and Tv host

Hello everybody, I'm Chiara, I'm an Italian actress and presenter. I had many roles in famous italian TV series and at this moment I'm on italian national TV with 2 programs, main channel. Im here in los angeles for 2 weeks to visiting and discover amazing american cinema world. I'm a very open and...

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James Drago

Welcome aboard!

Karen LaMantia

I hope you enjoy your trip and connect with those who can appreciate your gifts.

Gustavo Freitas

Welcome!

Steven Gaddis

Welcome!

Adrian-Asia Petty

Welcome!

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Kevin Caruso
Long Beach Screenwriters Group seeking new members

We are a group of working, repped, and/or "on the verge" writers who meet every third Sunday evening (or so) in Long Beach, California. We give inspiring, constructive feedback on full feature and TV scripts. Each meeting also includes a brainstorming segment, in which members can bring in fresh sto...

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Nikki Ackerman

Would you PM me the details? I have a friend in Long Beach that may be interested.

Kevin Caruso

Hi Nikki. Will do. It looks like I have to connect with you before I'm able to send a PM. Sending over the request.

Adetayo Adebayo

why can't you make this social media stuff so people who did not in live long Beach can contribute. I'm looking for group that can start movie project together in supportive and contributing ways.

Leona McDermott

There's nothing stopping anyone forming their own social media group. Some people prefer to meet regularly with others face-to-face. Good luck.

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Stage 32 Job Alert
Music Composer hired through Stage 32 Jobs

John Baxter, a Music Composer from Manhattan, New York was just hired for the project titled "Composer". Congratulations!

James Drago

Congratulations!

Pamela Bolinder

Congrats!!!

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Mike W. Rogers
Nuff' Said

Well, Web-slingers I don't think Stan would want us to hang our heads for too long.

There's far too much tyranny in the world for our Heroes left to fight.

So thank you, Stan.

To me you remain the GREATEST CHARACTER CREATOR on the 20th Century.

Bill Costantini

He was such a Great Friend to Writers, and a Great Friend to the World - what a long, great life he had. He was together with his wife Joan on earth for 69 (!!) years, and she passed away last year. T...

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Mike W. Rogers

Well said, Bill.

James Drago

Nice picture!

Karen LaMantia

Heart, Humor and Imagination---Just imagine what fun he's having loosed into the cosmos for real...We will miss him and I hope he has made provisions to have some reminder of him interjected into future films and projects he was involved with...

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Phillip "The Man Who Can'" Hardy
Are you reading other writer's scripts? How about one a day for 21 days?

I just had a writer friend send me a short script yesterday that she asked me to read. Two weeks ago, another screenwriter friend sent me a feature script and asked me for feedback. Though I read scripts on a regular basis, including some I'm paid to read and evaluate, I must confess I'm not reading...

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Writer Challenge: Read a Script a Day for 21 Days - Script Magazine
Writer Challenge: Read a Script a Day for 21 Days - Script Magazine
Paula Landry shares lessons learned from reading screenplays. To improve your writing, take the writer challenge and read a script a day for 21 days! Click to tweet this article to your friends and fo…
Dan Guardino

One per year is my average:)

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

As I try to stay out of the way of all those wonderfull screenwriters, I do agree with Pamela on this one. For me, I start reading with the idea that I am actually going to make the movie and hope the...

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Leona McDermott

Agree with Pamela about writing way more than you read.

(Un)fortunately I'm currently unemployed so am making the most of my time.

Remember the struggles of full time job and not enough creative time.

I read scripts, articles, etc which help me improve my craft

Pamela Bolinder

Each artist renders paintings that are unique to their style and imagination. Writers must pick up the pen (type on the computer keys) and tap into their gift.

Craig D Griffiths

I don't think I'd do this. But reading a script is very different to reading a script to learn from it. You can blow through a script in an hour easy in a fugue state. But looking at how things are do...

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Short script “The Date” winner at Portland Comedy Film Festival

Hey S32 friends, haven’t been around much, between writing and the day job, just not enough hours in the day lately! But I did want to share that my short script, “The Date” won last weekend at the Portland Comedy Film Festival. Super fun event and great people!

I’ve placed in a lot of contests, top...

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Phil Clarke

Brava, Jody. Brava.

Doug Nelson

Congratulations Jody. They failed to send my industry pass this year so I didn't attend. Is this the same film that won at the Eugene International FF a couple of years back?

Aaron Jay

big up

Jody Ellis

Doug Nelson No, I’ve never entered that contest. This is a screenplay I wrote just a few months ago.

Karen LaMantia

Keep them laughing.. no matter what the genre....

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