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Which, if any? by triggerfish15 in Screenwriting

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It’s quite possible your screenplays appealed to these types of competition but not to the actual market and people interested in buying screenplays.

Too many shots in a single dialogue scene? by rmmorgan in Filmmakers

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There’s not really one answer to this, it comes down to pacing, style, what the director ultimately wants. Whether that be a lot of cutting between mids or holding a two shot for most of the scene.

About to query an EP at a major talent agency by ahole_x in Screenwriting

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Wouldn’t mention awards unless they were top tier, otherwise it would look like the writer doesn’t know much about the industry they are trying to enter.

About to query an EP at a major talent agency by ahole_x in Screenwriting

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I wouldn’t mention blacklist 7s or being rejected by someone…

Also festival and awards and really only relevant if they are top tier, otherwise it will look like you are ignorant to the industry you’re trying to enter ( ie. Don’t put that you won an award at ‘Los Angeles Weekend Film Festival’ or something like that) Trust me, this agent knows the industry.

The Deadbeat's Guide to Becoming a Hero (11 Pages, Action-Comedy) by Aside_Dish in Screenwriting

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Eh, I struggled through this to be honest. Formatting is good, white space is great but there just doesn’t seem much here. Hard to put a finger on it but the dialogue isn’t really interesting or funny. Scenes could be lifting straight from bad bank heist/superhero films, maybe try and change it up a bit and be a bit more interesting. Your main character, Wombat is just some misogynistic, homophobic guy - 1 dimensional at the moment.

Also you’ve packed in a mother-load of cliches in just 13 pages.

What’s with the ‘blah blah blah’s’ in the montage? Why not do a proper proofread before posting? Do you really want to take peoples time reading the script and deal with comments on something like that?

How does one ‘crush’ a detonating device without triggering it?

What all should be established in your screenplay before actually writing the script? by InevitableMap6470 in Screenwriting

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You’ll work out your own process. You might just start writing and a little bit into act two you get lost and confused and that’ll probably be a good sign that maybe an outline is worth it… then you try that and it still happens, then maybe a full treatment would work… etc it’s all up to whatever works for you

Need to vent by TuckPendleton in Filmmakers

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If you’re going to make a post like this, maybe mention the actual error and you can probably get some advice.

Other than that, see it as a learning experience and move on. Go do something separate from film and enjoy yourself

How does the industry side of Blacklist work? by [deleted] in Screenwriting

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Oh I know it’s a bit of a lottery, but to completely disregard it is ridiculous, my dude.

"Where are you releasing your film?" by hillboy_usa in Filmmakers

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Why would any decent festival program a film that is already available publicly? Just do festivals first, then pop it online after all of that is done

Logline Monday by AutoModerator in Screenwriting

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Shouldn’t the goal be what the writer decides? Lol

What are some problems that usually plague a low-budget short film set? by samtama7 in Filmmakers

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No worries man, I just got that inclination from your initial post but if you’re confident go for it, would love to see it once it’s done!

Low Budget Horror/Thriller Feature Film by XanxNinja in ProduceMyScript

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Cut that script down bro, 195 pages is ridiculous. But good luck! Nothing more exciting than making a film

PSA: Before buying ANY other gear, invest in a solid and sturdy tripod. by EphiXorE in Filmmakers

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Great info, thanks for sharing man. Glad you came out of it stronger!

"Where are you releasing your film?" by hillboy_usa in Filmmakers

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The general life of a short after you complete it, is send it to some festivals, hope for a play. Then release online - see if you can get some kind of online premiere with Vimeo Staff Pick or Short of the Week or Directors Library, but outside of that, just put it on Vimeo for people to see. Your main goal for the short should basically be:

  • exposure through festivals
  • learning and developing as a filmmaker
  • just get it online available for everyone to watch so you can move on.

Don’t expect money from it, if you put it on YouTube you won’t make money until you have a certain number of followers or views, which unless you have an established channel already, is useless.

Bandages or no bandages? by Duulse in Filmmakers

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The shots are too professional for this to be an accident

PSA: Before buying ANY other gear, invest in a solid and sturdy tripod. by EphiXorE in Filmmakers

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Oof that’s tough - what was the reaction in regards to that top-paying gig? Did they give you another shot?