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  1. Unknown Screenwriter

    copyright So a major studio admitted to stealing my script...

    Another thing you can try if you can't afford an attorney is to find some legal services online where an attorney will write letters on your behalf for a much smaller fee. Coming from an attorney is going to require ANY STUDIO to forward the letter on up to their legal department. Until an...
  2. Unknown Screenwriter

    Filmmaker

    I like your NAME. I may have to USE it for a character. LOL.
  3. Unknown Screenwriter

    copyright So a major studio admitted to stealing my script...

    Not quite UP on that either as per the explanation in the thread. I do know however, your Entertainment Attorney could easily get a few expert witnesses (if it actually went to court) to prove that ONE of the ACCEPTED methods of selling a screenplay is via email query. A good Entertainment...
  4. Unknown Screenwriter

    copyright So a major studio admitted to stealing my script...

    I've dealt with HBO a few times... They're actually a pretty decent company with a few bad apples... Just like any other place. There's no way they would WANT to be trashed through media for any kind of theft when it comes to material. Even if they were complicit? It would be difficult to...
  5. Unknown Screenwriter

    copyright So a major studio admitted to stealing my script...

    Late to the party... I read through all this pretty quickly. I did not read that you sent the script but that you queried all those email addresses. Is that correct? It doesn't seem like it could be correct since you're saying they lifted actual dialogue from your script. The reason I'm asking...
  6. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Ask Us Anything About Screenwriting

    *DISCLAIMER: I use CAPITALIZATION for EMPHASIS - not shouting. I think I pretty much answered this with my own example above... But here's a very quick, down and dirty example of TO BUILD A FIRE. I read the entire story which is MOSTLY character thoughts and while I don't have the time to stick...
  7. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Ask Us Anything About Screenwriting

    *DISCLAIMER: I use CAPITALIZATION for EMPHASIS - not shouting. Okay... Here you go. This excerpt is from my own book, AMERICAN REST STOP. The problem here of course is that the forum doesn't really allow me to paste it here as it should actually look but hopefully, you get the gist... Again...
  8. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Ask Us Anything About Screenwriting

    *DISCLAIMER: I use CAPITALIZATION for EMPHASIS - not shouting. @directorik even qualified that the link was in jest and not to be taken seriously... This is what I was talking about in another thread when I was saying that things can easily get out of hand. @Dean Jay, I think any of us would...
  9. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Ask Us Anything About Screenwriting

    *DISCLAIMER: I use CAPITALIZATION for EMPHASIS - not shouting. I think there's quite a few good answers/replies here for you to begin the journey of learning how to take a story and turn it into a screenplay. The big thing here however, is you've told us you basically know nothing about writing...
  10. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Ask Us Anything About Screenwriting

    *DISCLAIMER: I use CAPITALIZATION for EMPHASIS - not shouting. While I've never adapated a short story... I have adapted a couple of books. The way I personally approach it is to TRANSCRIBE the STORY into screenplay format just so I can SEE what I have to work with. In other words? I'm simply...
  11. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Ask Us Anything About Screenwriting

    *DISCLAIMER: I use CAPITALIZATION for EMPHASIS - not shouting. As @indietalk pointed out in another thread, we have some extremely knowledgable members here that I think can answer ANY question about screenwriting that any of you may have. I think it would be great if we kept the thread going...
  12. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    I appreciate that... I guess I should stick a disclaimer in my replies.
  13. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    You're correct but as far as I'm concerned? I didn't get that personal. I simply responded to each individual attack. As for capping? I've been capping since the inception of the Internet. I won't be changing that.
  14. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    I admit taking things personal when the thread turns personal. I try to go out of my way NOT to get personal before then. And in a way? This forum -- even though it's a discussion forum -- can be a little like Social Media. When @Contantin asked the question about the site vulnerability, I got...
  15. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    Hey... I appreciate that. I really do.
  16. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    Probably for much the same reason you decided to ask me this question on the forum instead of sending me a message. LOL. Probably for much the same reason @geckopelli decided to get personal. After all, I did end up identifying this thread as a pissing contest. Probably for much the same reason...
  17. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    LOL. I think that was directed at ME... I think you should save that line for your next SHOOTING SCRIPT: GECKOPELLI I am a gatekeeper, Pal. I don't understand why you had to RESORT to getting personal here... Kind of goes against the entire IDEA of writing. I get that you FEEL...
  18. Unknown Screenwriter

    series I'm watching Cobra Kai

    Yeah... I don't let ANY of THAT STOP ME. LOL. Just sayin'.
  19. Unknown Screenwriter

    format OFF SCREEN and CON'T on same CHARACTER Line

    No offense but after your latest reply in the thread? I had to go back to your previous reply. When you say write for production? What exactly do you mean? I ask this because you went on about writing a shooting script and now you're saying do NOT write a shooting script. You say the industry...
  20. Unknown Screenwriter

    misc Various questions about screenwriting

    Instead of using your white board for a storyboard? You may want to use it for your structure... I'd also try to create a good logline ahead of time that you can ALWAYS look at to help keep you on track with WHERE the STORY GOES. Can't tell you how many times I've gotten a first script from...
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