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this is a great site. Just wanted to take a moment to intro myself. My name is Billy, and I'm a screenwriter and actor out here in the S.F. Bay Area.
Have any of you had any luck optioning your work?
A screen writer friend of mine, who works with Gary Marshal, has had several of his scripts looked at by some powerfull people in the industry-- but it seems that time and time again, they say they "like it" but nothing ever comes of it. Just curious...
You'll be seeing more of me in the future, so I hope you all introduce yourself. Peace. -Billy
Hey, all, this is Billy again (one of the newbies). I was wondering if any of you've had any luck with the Monterey Bay Screenwriting competition-- I've got a dark-comedy screenplay that I'd like to submit, but I'm not sure if it'll play out. Maybe a comedy competition would be better. The style of the screenplay is a mix between "American Pie" and "Reservior Dogs." Thanks for the input all. --Billy
This probably isn't the best place to post this, but here I go-- I've noticed a number of your posts Paula and I was wondering, how many scripts have you written? Have you had any luck querying producers or agents?
I just sent a number of queries to lit agents-- if it's anything similar to contacting lit agents for novels, I imagine it's a little like a shot in the dark.
Have you ever entered the Monterey Bay Screenwriting contest? I'm just about ready to send off my script and I'd like to know if any others have had any good feedback or luck with this contest.
Anyone got any info on Wardlow and Associates listed with the WGAw? I just had one of my scripts requested by the agency. I wonder if anyone has any positive or negative things to say.
Thanks all, Billy
Hey there. I see that you're looking for a writing partner. I always enjoy working with another person so I thought I get the ball rolling by introducing myself. My name is Billy, I'm an actor, writer and former stand-up comic in the Bay Area. I just finished my first dark-comedy script called "Circle of Confusion," which I co-wrote with a good friend of mine. Imagine "American Pie" meets "Reservior Dogs." I'm working on my second now, but it's more of a drama. I've also written two crime novels, for these I also had a writing partner, a former vietnam vet (I'm only 23). I plan on developing these two novels into scripts. Maybe we can talk about what each of us sees as funny, to see if our humor melds. Let me know. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Not a bad idea, trying to auction scripts online. However, I checked out some of the scripts and they are in need of some work, such as formatting and comma usage. Ah, how nice it is to have an editor. I call mine "The Comma Nazi."
Can anyone shoot me the web address of Writers Script Network, thanks all. --Billy
I just finished writing my first dark comedy, and I am at work on my second screenplay, which is a drama.
In addition to screenplays, I've also written two crime novels both with dark humor -- similar in style to the writer Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Be Cool, and a host of other great books).
I enjoy working with a writing partner, thus far all of my work I've used a co-writer.
Shot me an e-mail and maybe I can send you a few scenes that you suggest --give me an idea of the sitiation and I can try and write a scene for you to see if our humor is similar.
I say plow through this new draft and see how it looks after it's done. Then tinker... and tinker.... and tinker.... x1000.
Is she under WGA contract? Maybe check out Done Deal scripts.
Hi all. Anyone got any info on Sirk Productions? Samuel Kirk?
That was funny.
I had a script requested by them, but turned them down. I looked all over for cedits and found none. And, as you said previously, they didn't send any form or attachment for release. Seems to me like they're a waste of time.
Getting an agent to look at your work is like meeting someone at a bar and giving them your number -- chances are they'll never call. And if they do, they've probably got an STD.
I've got a script up on Zoetrope -- Circle of Confusion. It should be listed under my name. I could use some input from fellow writers.
Here's a story. Last year I mailed off a few chapters of a novel of mine. I didn't hear anything for a long time. Finally a year has passed and I get something in my mail -- from the agent. They'd rejected it, and it took them a year! A YEAR! As far as scripts go, most that have requested my stuff respond to update emails. It's just a crap shoot I guess. Billy
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