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    What motivates you to keep going?

    Hey, even their Star Destroyers can be crippled by two ion bursts, and let's not even talk of how vulnerable Death Stars are.
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    What motivates you to keep going?

    If you are asking what motivates me in film, as opposed to life in general, I used to think of Lucasfilm, the empire that the founder of Star Wars created. Since he sold it to Disney, I don't go to the Lucasfilm web page as often, so I watch the Youtube videos of the Battle of Hoth, which was in...
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    "If the Americans had not won at Gettysburg."

    Thanks, @Chris Tempel - this sub-genre of science fiction is known as alternate history. Can the essay be put into film?
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    "If the Americans had not won at Gettysburg."

    I'm on a roll, so I just finished an article based on alternate history. This is taken after my hero, Winston Churchill's imaginery essay, "If Lee had not won at Gettysburg". Instead, I pretend to write as Churchill in a similar essay, "If the Americans had not won at Philadelphia". Churchill's...
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    I just wrote out a scene about a ships stored in space.

    Things are going well, so I'm getting the time to read and write again. So I put out this scene for you - not much, but it gives me pleasure. Feel free to edit it. Very soon, I'll do more writing, hopefully in a more organized fashion.
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    screenplay Lets make a story, what do you do to make a story?

    There is a saying in the film industry that there are no new stories, just retelling of old ones. I'm not convinced that's true, because it's not a falsifiable proposition. This is not relevant to the topic, but I just wanted to throw it in there.
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    To all who want to know, I'm 58 years old.
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    @Unknown Screenwriter, I am a lawyer, licensed in several jurisdictions, and I have my own law firm, with several lawyers under me.
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    By the way, is the plural of magnum opus, magnum opi? Or is it magnum opuses? What about Magnum PI? 😁
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    Good point. I have been wondering if I should find an alternate way to ease myself into the industry. One way is to go into video production and/or do commercials; another is to get a position in a production house, perhaps as an in-house lawyer; yet another, as you said, is to start a...
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    @sfoster, if I had started out in film, that could have been my life's goal, to turn all the iconic science-fiction novels and short stories into iconic science-fiction movies. That is still not impossible, but, given my age and my career path, not likely.
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    screenplay Question about Entertainment Attorney

    @janmaxwell, try Furgang Adwar, LLP - the senior entertainment lawyer would be Stephanie Furgang Adwar, one of the founding partners. Best wishes, and please let us know how it goes, thanks.
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    @indietalk, I don't want to be a power player in Hollywood; I want to be a producer of science fiction films that tell meaningful stories and make money - that's my definition of mogul.
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    For me, it's all or nothing - either I become a mogul or I crash. And, for now, that means playing something on youtube or self-publishing some books, hoping they will go viral and get funding from investment bankers, so I can be a mogul. Examples would be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Harry...
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    To elaborate on what I just said, this is the penultimate phase to my career, and, while I don't know how long I should be doing what I'm doing, I want to finish this part of my life before going on to the next. Again, I don't know what the next part will be, but one thing at a time.
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    @mlesemann my original goal was to be a mogul, having been inspired by George Lucas' multimedia empire. Decades later, after having accomplished all my other goals, I'm not so sure anymore. I don't really want a career change, because I hear that creative professionals don't have steady income...
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    Agreed on Youtube. But what would you suggest as a business plan for starting producers?
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    streaming A Fascinating Take on YouTube Productions and Prospects…

    @indietalk and @mlesemann, Youtube is approaching its third decade, and, in high tech, that's a long time. Do you have an alternative business plan to what's suggested?
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