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I'm just wondering if anyone can help save me time searching the internet for
sites where I can submit a logline for a screenplay my agent seems to be
I know about the Tisch site, but are there other good ones?
Thanks for any help you can give.
I know L and I think she won't mind if I tell you it's http://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/search.html
Here you go.
Don't it just amaze you sometimes what kind of people show up on this site? I mean, it's called Moviebytes, not Diarybytes. How many of us are really investing our time in writing great diary entries? Not me. The lives of my characters are ten times more fascinating.
Have you posted your screenplays and their award winning status on the Hollywood lit sales site? I've had three producers contact me already in the past month off this site.
Good luck! Great things come to those who think great.
Nope. I posted my loglines after Tisch took over. He just gets first look. Then it's open season for any producer who sees your logline, likes it, and emails you off the site.
Works for me. I recommend it.
But I will say I think it's pretty stinky (G rated word) of Tisch to eliminate the producer board on that site. Like we shouldn't be able to contact new indies looking for material.
Here's my vote. Skip the popcorn. Too salty. Go for the Good and Plenty's.
Brad Bird deserves best director nomination for Iron Giant. He combines the best of what he mastered on the Simpsons and his artistic nature to present a touching, funny film. I know when I started my current screenplay, I used this one's beginning for a model.
Bo Zenga invites your script. What are you talking about? From what I hear, he is very responsive.
My agent encourages me to post on the internet. I've found more than one producer who wants to see my work through this method. Mandalay is currently looking at two of my scripts. Didn't seem to bother them that my stuff is out there.
Choose your myths carefully, people. All you really want to believe in is your own success.
The thing is, when you read the stories of successful writers, none of them talk about running into the walls so many writers on this site constantly tell us we'll face. Get over your fear. Put your work out there. Get sold!
Alex or Axel? Just curious. Didn't know Axel was into movie work.
Hey. Does anyone know where I can find a good chat site for screenwriters? Every time I think I'm signing onto a site where I might find some writers or at least some film lovers, I end up faced with turkeys who don't even go to the theater, let alone rent videos. They want to talk about things like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I want to chat about film making, not discuss the merits of Ally McBeals' latest love affair.
So what do you people do when they tell you that you have to be using a scripting program that's compatible with their stuff?
Last night I was looking through my collection of produced scripts. I was amazed at the differences in formatting. I think that just shows you it's story they care about first.
In ways you remind me a lot of Dennis Rodman. I hope your friends lock up your guns real soon.
I've seen five movies in the last ten days. Until last night, we didn't hear the audience applaude or cheer even once. (Including after the very charming Stuart Little).
Last night we saw CIDER HOUSE RULES. The audience loved it. Damn the critics!
Meanwhile, Robin Williams sinks and Andy Kaufman gasps his last breath. What's the problem? Well, I say people always like movies that tell their own story. And CIDER HOUSE is a story of rejection and redemption. Therefore, it works because it reached for the universal, something Andy and Robin and all the other losers simply can't do.
Keep that in mind before you write another FADE IN.
I can't tell you how many times I run into writers who say they'd love to spend more time writing, but they have to go to work each day and work always comes first. They all seem to hate their jobs, but they refuse to find a way to live on less. They remain chained to their desks (or whatever).
I, meanwhile, have decided enough is enough. Making 40K a year just ain't worth it. I quit last week, and I am so happy that I expect creative juices to start to flow like they never flowed before.
For now I have some 401K funds to pay the bills, a few scripts out at a variety of producers, and a lot of practice at prayer.
If you hate your job, think twice. Is it really worth it? Wouldn't you rather call yourself a writer? Just do it! Hollywood is waiting for a mind like yours.
Okay. It's my last day in corporate world today. I don't know what all you people are talking about, but I'm not moving to Hollywood, just moving out of my tiny work cell. Hollywood will come later. I know plenty of screenwriters who are living here in Chicago and making a living just fine.
The thing is, I still wonder what might have happened if I had given up my job a year ago and really applied myself to selling my work. Would I be produced already? I think so. Instead I made excuses and waited for some kind of magic to come along.
I am going to be a much happier writer now. I won't eat out as often, I guess, but that might be good for my waistline. I only hope those of you who are kidding yourselves listen to your hearts real soon.
Agents are like Santa Claus. Too many people out there refuse to stop believing in them. Therefore, the ritual continues.
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