Sunday, December 30, 2012

Open Topic Transcript December 30, 2012

#Scriptchat Topic: Open Topic

EURO Moderator Teenie Russell @teenierussell
USA Moderator Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb

EURO CHAT:


Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Open Topic tonight for the last chat of the year, come say hi! #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
Hope you all had a great Christmas #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@teenierussell Hello.... :) #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ Nice and quiet, just how I like it, you? #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@kanundra Hi there :-) Open Topic tonight #scriptchat
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Jo @ijoda0712h
Alright #scriptchat, I'm here. I have tea. Let's do this.
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
Evening all! Hope you're all enjoying yourselves during this season! #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
How has everyone been? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
Who has big writing plans for 2013 then? Anyone... #scriptchat
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Scott Myers @GoIntoTheStory12h
Screenwriting advice from 1920 book "How to Write Photoplays." Today: Denouement [Part 2] http://t.co/TUOi1nJw #screenwriting #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@ijoda07 how civilised, I'm on beer and Doritos #scriptchat
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Jo @ijoda0712h
So are we playing truth or dare then, Teenie? ;) #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@teenierussell Busy editing, but enjoying myself. Time to let it settle for a bit now. Read through later in Jan... #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ Beer and garlic bread here. :) #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@kanundra well I'm starting by spending less time in front of the TV and cancelling Sky #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@kanundra Puts hand up, absolutely! I feel like I've slacked off this past year but am ready to get back into routine #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
Merry Evening #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@PINKTROID I love watching musicals but could never write one. Looking forward to Les Mis #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ My other half would not let us do that, but I can work with it on, I blank it out. :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@ijoda07 sounds fun, I'll let you come up with the rules for Twitter! #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@kanundra Yes - will type in font size 42 ;) #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@kanundra in truth I have my lovely landlady and her rent rise to thank #scriptchat #glasshalffull
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@kanundra editing the novel you just wrote? #scriptchat
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CAMILLA @Cilly24712h
RT @GoIntoTheStory: Screenwriting advice from 1920 book "How to Write Photoplays." Today: Denouement [Part 2] http://t.co/TUOi1nJw #screenwriting #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Mockwriter Hello :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Mockwriter Hi there, how have you been? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ That sucks, its not been easy for us, so we've done nothing this Xmas, just family time. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@teenierussell Yep, it is out to a few beta readers now. :) eek #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
Opinion - given viewers attention span/high content levels, is there a future in short films for online viewing #justwondering #scriptchat
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Simon Underwood @SiFoulaReel12h
Did not know #scriptchat was on tonight. Hello anyone and everyone!
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@kanundra Good Luck #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@teenierussell Hectic, thanks. But looking forward to staring New Year with a bang. #scriptchat
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Claire Yeowart @ClaireYeowart12h
@kanundra WORLD DOMINATION OF COURSE! #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@SiFoulaReel Evening :)n #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Mockwriter I would hope so, I think people don't have as much time so shorts are good. However, still needs to be promoted well #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@SiFoulaReel Hi Simon #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@kanundra Big year ahead! May have just got my first TV writing job, small and strange as it is. #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@SiFoulaReel we only took a week off but I'm so over Xmas now, glad to chat about writing for a change :-) #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@teenierussell Thanks, at the moment, census says I need to work on description, I'm a script writer first lol #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@ClaireYeowart Now, that sounds awesome. I'm in :) #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
Be great to get all the rewrites done then concentrate on something brand new soon #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@kanundra I think that if a decent platform was available no budget shorts could be a big hit. #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Mockwriter that sounds really positive. What do you have in store for 2013? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Sandy_Nicholson Fab, :) Hope it is everything you want.... TV is my idea of fun. #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
thoughts? MT @Mockwriter: given viewers attention span/high content levels, is there a future in short films for online viewing #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@teenierussell Short film in post-production and developing drama with US-based producer. #scriptchat
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Claire Yeowart @ClaireYeowart12h
@Sandy_Nicholson that's awesome! #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Mockwriter Good luck, its fab working with others, makes you realize its such a creative medium from all. #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Mockwriter I think it depends what you hope to achieve from it. #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@TaroJ Haven't signed it yet, but I might be head writer on a Nigerian drama series. Zoom! #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Mockwriter would you take it to festivals first and then get it online? #scriptchat
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Simon Underwood @SiFoulaReel12h
@teenierussell Like the Street Fighter joke, to most people it was xmas, but to me "it was Tuesday." Weirds up the whole week. #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@kanundra Took a chance and it worked. Can't hide in a corner forever :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Sandy_Nicholson Fantastic news Sandy, do share more info with us when you can! #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ totally agree, youtube is awesome. Should have put my short on there, but was too afraid 'subject matter' :( #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@Sandy_Nicholson ooooh travelling? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Mockwriter Never, ever, hide. Networking is a must in this biz. :) #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@teenierussell Was just thinking about options for writers/film-makers. #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
As we're pondering the new year, look at Kites and Violence and see if you might find it useful http://t.co/MFQYJxcW #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@kanundra have you tried Vimeo? Might be more suitable lots of great arty projects #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@teenierussell Will have to make sure I'm here, really interested in it. n #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@TaroJ Nope, luckily, working from here with someone to help me with research. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@StarterScript Yes, web-series are good. I've loved writing for one. :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@StarterScript you can try http://t.co/H4u5847q #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Bang2write Yep, hey Lucy :) #scriptchat
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Janine H. Jones @JanineHJones12h
RT @Sandy_Nicholson: As we're pondering the new year, look at Kites and Violence and see if you might find it useful http://t.co/MFQYJxcW #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ Never thought of it at the time. 2005... but could still put it up. :) Thanks. #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
RT @Sandy_Nicholson: As we're pondering the new year, look at Kites and Violence and see if you might find it useful http://t.co/MFQYJxcW #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
@teenierussell That sounds pornographic. I hope you are not sending me to an inappropriate site, Teenie:) #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Leytonrocks I'd love to come, have never gotten around to it just yet... #scriptchat
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Lucy V Hay @Bang2write12h
@kanundra hello love. What's the topic? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Bang2write Open chat, talking about 2013, and short films at the moment. :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@SiFoulaReel haha, the kids were so excited though, hard to ignore Xmas when you have little ones #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@JanineHJones You thinking of coming along? I thought you'd be too far away? #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Bang2write It is! Open Topic :-) #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
@Leytonrocks I really haven't done the lecture circuit, so much of my work is in LA. Those need to be scheduled a yr in advance #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ Been a bit of a scrooge this year, but we normally host parties. #scriptchat
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Anton the Floor @antonsays12h
#scriptchat oh so it's Sunday today? Thanks for reminding me. #hangingincrimbo
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
I really appreciate those website suggestions! Do a lot of people use Kindle in Europe? My downloads are 2x book sales in US #scriptchat
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Stuart Wright @Leytonrocks12h
@StarterScript I'm not sure how lucrative it is in Europe? What are sales like for Save The Cat in Europe? #scriptchat
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Jo @ijoda0712h
So #scriptchat, while we're talking abt 2013 plans, i'm curious - what are ur writing habits? Who's got a good writing routine going ATM?
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Jo @ijoda0712h
Must admit mine's gone out the window in the past few weeks. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@ijoda07 You have to write everyday... #scriptchat
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Simon Underwood @SiFoulaReel12h
@StarterScript They're catching on more & more - our major high street bookseller, Waterstones, just started selling e-readers. #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@StarterScript yup ebook sales are getting bigger each year and the biggest gift this Christmas were tablets #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
MT @Sandy_Nicholson: ... look at Kites and Violence and see if you might find it useful http://t.co/6JlHxiJw #scriptchat
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Dave Turner @mrdaveturner12h
Put @How_To_Be_Dead scripts to bed today so thought I'd join #scriptchat
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Claire Yeowart @ClaireYeowart12h
@ijoda07 my routine varies but I try to write everyday (even if just a little). If not writing then I'm planning/thinking #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@ijoda07 Once I've got a plan and graph I to do a scene a day. Allowed to take a day off but if I start I finish or no sleep. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@StarterScript Defo great learning tools. :) We had such fun on all the ones we did. #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette12h
@ijoda07 Maybe even try writing just a sentence a day, it might turn into two or four or a page #scriptchat
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Stuart Wright @Leytonrocks12h
@StarterScript It's a saturated market which makes good vs bad books hard to spot ... BTW #scriptchat I really got a lot from Starter Script
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@ijoda07 Try to write everyday, even if sketchy scene notes. #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@ijoda07 Yeah but I can only do it once I've got all your planning and know exactly what has to happen in that scene. #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
Missed out on #scriptchat for a while. Glad to be back. Sorry to be late. Hi everyone. #scriptchat
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Dave Turner @mrdaveturner12h
@TaroJ Good to pop my head round the door. This is normally 'wrestling kids to bed' time. #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@BrevityRulesOK Hi! #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@ijoda07 no routine right now but have plans to get organised next year, I need a routine not just for writing but everything #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
I'm going to start a procrastination blog, every day I don't write I have to post what I did instead #scriptchat
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robinbellwriter @robinbellwriter12h
#scriptchat so what were people's biggest achievements 2012 and what do you wanna achieve 2013?
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ I write a blog, even if I'm not talking about writing... its most days. #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
@taroj Procrastination blog sounds like a great idea. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@robinbellwriter Best Friends Web series, and Irobe Short film, Writing my novel :) Awesome year, 2013 will be better though :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@mrdaveturner hi there, good to see you around! #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
RT @TaroJ: Im going to start a procrastination blog, every day I dont write I have to post what I did instead #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
@Leytonrocks on itunes by next week. I'll post link to it on my newsite by tomorrowr..trying 2 do it weekly #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
Are any #scriptchat folks into the 2012 blacklist scripts yet? I read A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS, it's fucking awesome. Like Zodiac.
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@StarterScript yeah I think they are mostly used as calling cards and as you said, as a learning tool #scriptchat
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Jo @ijoda0712h
@teenierussell Isn't a procrastination blog just more procrastinating? ;) #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
@robinbellwriter Web series mostly finished, Screenplay done. Novel on its way. #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
We're half way through Euro #scriptchat Join in the last chat of the year - Open Topic! #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@ijoda07 Yup :-) #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@mrdaveturner and on cue my little one wakes up crying, right now #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@BrevityRulesOK Awesome :) n #scriptchat
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Claire Yeowart @ClaireYeowart12h
@ijoda07 yes, sometimes work on multiple things, it just depends on the format and how much there is to do. #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@StarterScript now there's a New Years resolution, get through reading the black list #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@BrevityRulesOK Hi there, glad to see you around! :-) #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
Any thoughts on Truby's Anatomy of Story? Am reading it at the moment. #scriptchat
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robinbellwriter @robinbellwriter12h
#scriptchat great hearing what great stuff writers have achieved in 2012.
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Dave Turner @mrdaveturner12h
@TaroJ Textbook! #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@ClaireYeowart don't spread yourself too thin, been there myself. Had to cut back this year... #scriptchat
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Dave Turner @mrdaveturner12h
@robinbellwriter Thinking "Bugger it! I'm going to make this script myself!" Pilot web ep done. Rest of series written. #scriptchat
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Jo @ijoda0712h
Shld point out @Sandy_Nicholson - I didn't mean "pin-up" scenes. #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
Opinion: You pay £ for an e-book, so would you pay to view a short film? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@BrevityRulesOK What's your webseries? Ours is a teen-comedy. Ep 5 on its way soon. #scriptchat
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Stuart Wright @Leytonrocks12h
#scriptchat anyone got links to Blacklist screenplays?
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
@ijoda07 Don't try to take it back now. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Mockwriter I would, yes, but not a great deal. #scriptchat
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Claire Yeowart @ClaireYeowart12h
@Mockwriter No. #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
@kanundra Spiritual investigation. Under wraps at the moment. #Scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@kanundra Talking minimal cost to view, but just questioning. #scriptchat
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Benjamin Moore @Beanmimo12h
RT @Leytonrocks: #scriptchat anyone got links to Blacklist screenplays?
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@BrevityRulesOK Defo let us know when its live. Sounds up my street. #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@Mockwriter if you count kick starter then yes. If you want to charge, a phone app for episodic content might work #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
@kanundra Will do. :) #scriptchat
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Jo @ijoda0712h
@Mockwriter I would. But not a lot. I think i'd be happy to pay for most content if was affordable. #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@Mockwriter a lot depends on wow its packaged. Pay what you want is a great model works well for music and games #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Mockwriter I guess it would be something similar to Kindle Books, you'd get your great ones, and your not so great. #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
my advice for looking at Blacklist scripts. Look at ALL in the genres you write. Don't feel forced to read whole thing tho #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@Sandy_Nicholson A nice plan. :) so many creative people to work with, you never know how it could turn out. #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
Hey @teenierussell Yup, but hiding at the same time. I like your new smile. :) #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
It's good to expose yourself to the various screenwriting styles of diff writers, but if you're not into a script, ditch it #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
RT @StarterScript: my advice for looking at Blacklist scripts. Look at ALL in the genres you write. Don't feel forced to read whole thing tho #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@StarterScript That's for sure, I've worked with a dud before today. Wasn't good in the end at all. #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
RT @StarterScript: It's good to expose yourself to the various screenwriting styles of diff writers, but if you're not into a script, ditch it #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@StarterScript Great tip #blacklist #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
It's a screenwriters job to keep you turning the pages...Either it's fascinating or it isn't. #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
Cheers for the replies. #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@kanundra Same with feature films. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
Danny Manus posted a good blog on the blacklist. :) #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript12h
And don't put too much stock in the scripts at the bottom of the list. Some are GREAT, others slip on for more political reasons #scriptchat
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Jimena Antoniello @jantoniello12h
RT @GoIntoTheStory: Screenwriting advice from 1920 book "How to Write Photoplays." Today: Denouement [Part 2] http://t.co/TUOi1nJw #screenwriting #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
Came in late so might have been discussed. What goals do you all have for 2013? #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@TaroJ Another payment option. #scriptchat
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robinbellwriter @robinbellwriter12h
RT @StarterScript: It's a screenwriters job to keep you turning the pages...Either it's fascinating or it isn't. #scriptchat
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Stuart Wright @Leytonrocks12h
@StarterScript where can we download the Blacklist scripts? #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@BrevityRulesOK Publishing my novel and getting an animation out there :) Plus lots of others, :) You? #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
Would be interesting if some film makers teamed up and release a bundle of shorts pay what you want and a cut to charity #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
@BrevityRules Finish feature and three shorts. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ I'd love that. It was my initial goal in 05 with my short, to garner interest for a bigger project, just didn't work :( #scriptchat
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK12h
@kanundra Producing a three part documentary series. Writing a mainstream big budget screenplay. Being more into community. #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter12h
RT @TaroJ: Would be interesting if some film makers teamed up and release a bundle of shorts pay what you want and a cut to charity #scriptchat
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Rosie Claverton @rosieclaverton12h
RT @StarterScript: my advice for looking at Blacklist scripts. Look at ALL in the genres you write. Don't feel forced to read whole thing tho #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@Mockwriter not sure I would, I think it really depends how it's packaged and marketed #scriptchat
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Taro @TaroJ12h
@kanundra check out the humble indie bundle for how game devs are doing it, interesting model #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson12h
Eek. Miles to go before I sleep. #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra12h
@TaroJ I'll take a look, thanks. :) #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell12h
@BrevityRulesOK what's the doc. about? #scriptchat
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robinbellwriter @robinbellwriter11h
@mrdaveturner that's a goal for me next year - get an agent #scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra11h
@BrevityRulesOK Sounds really great. I wish you loads of luck. :) #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson11h
@BrevityRulesOK Thanks! Could be a good year. Got plans for Kites and Violence too. #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript11h
@BrevityRulesOK I am reading it as well. Have been all year. It's 2 dense! I believe in pairing down info #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell11h
New Year plans - rewrite a couple of projects before engaging in a new one. @Sandy_Nicholson #scriptchat
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Sandy Nicholson @Sandy_Nicholson11h
@teenierussell Yeah, if #LondonSWF taught me anything it's that only one of my specs is good enough. So. Much. Rewriting. #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript11h
@BrevityRulesOK I HIGHLY suggest downloading the audio course/s of ur genres from Truby's site. BEST genres breakdown anywhere. #scriptchat
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LaFamiliaFilm @LaFamiliaFilm11h
Toughest Scene I Wrote: Rian Johnson on Looper http://t.co/Qirx0qHJ #screenwriting #scriptchat
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thenorthernscribbler @sarahcassidy11h
#scriptchat What's the best route into being a script reader? Nothing is advertised online
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Michael Chomse @BrevityRulesOK11h
@StarterScript It is dense, but at the same time seems to be worth the long haul. Truby Anatomy. #Scriptchat
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Dawn Chapman @kanundra11h
@Sandy_Nicholson Writing is re-writing, but you can do it. At least you got one that's good, thats awesome. #scriptchat
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Adam Levenberg @StarterScript11h
@BrevityRulesOK Truby sells each genre for $49 which is why he hasn't put em all in a book. But they were revolutionary for me. #scriptchat
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Teenie Russell @teenierussell11h
@Sandy_Nicholson and having an unfinished script rarely is good enough :-) #scriptchat
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J Mockridge @Mockwriter11h
I'm off to watch Ripper Street. Laters. And thanks for the input. #scriptchat
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USA CHAT:


Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
Let's talk about creative ways to kill your characters. I'm so tired of the cliche ways #scriptchat
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VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL4887h
It's good see really good movies doing well at the box office #scriptchat
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i dunno! @Zz_Chimney_boy7h
RT @jeannevb: Let's talk about creative ways to kill your characters. I'm so tired of the cliche ways #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
Can a logline for a comedy be off-the-wall or is it better to just stick to a structured one? #scriptchat
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Unknown Screenwriter @UnkScreenwriter7h
RT @jeannevb: Lets talk about creative ways to kill your characters. Im so tired of the cliche ways #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@jeannevb Let's have a character murdered... BY NATURAL CAUSES. #scriptchat
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BMJ @RWWFilm7h
@jeannevb whatever the method, it should tie in with the themes of your script. Look at Shawshank. #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia7h
@jeannevb let's rule out the clichés first then. What are your clichéd ways? #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
Like a woodchipper.n #scriptchat
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Malise Angie Hulme @maliseangie7h
I hate killing characters, cos I get really invested in them, but when I must, it's often unexpected #scriptchat
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BMJ @RWWFilm7h
@jeannevb The hanging isn't a new way to kill a char off, but it fit #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier @JonFour7h
@SarahAlexis4 Gotcha! I didn't really look into it; just kind of blindly assumed that if #scriptchat was back, #tvwriterchat would be too.
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Keith Mansfield @KeithMansfield7h
Love unexpected character deaths to keep audience on edge, tho more useful in tv maybe? Samuel L Jackson in Deep Blue Sea v good #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
@RWWFilm I was just going to say something like that... so much more powerful when connected thematically or to fatal! flaw. #scriptchat
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beckdiane @beckdiane7h
Congrats! RT “@Jamie_LD: Sorry, I won't be around for #scriptchat tonight. Celebrating my 17th wedding anniversary. Woohoo!”
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Eric Jones @ericnjones7h
Hey everyone, it's a new year - what are some of your writing goals for 2013? #scriptchat
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R Kiki Weingarten @WriteCoachKiki7h
@Jamie_LD Have fun! #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
Got my ACT 1 in at 19 pgs.! First time in long while since film school that my ACT 1 IS VERY PRECISE IN DRAFT 1. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
that was a good one RT @SaradeWaard1: Like a woodchipper. #scriptchat
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BMJ @RWWFilm7h
@SarahAlexis4 exactly #scriptchat
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James Gale @jamesgalenz7h
Main problem with killing characters off is making sure the audience still has something/someone to connect to. #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@jeannevb Death by chocolate. Tired of hearing that term, let's actually see it happen. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
Game of Thrones has killed a few off I didn't expect. If timed well, it can really vamp up a story #scriptchat
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Eric Jones @ericnjones7h
@KeithMansfield unexpected deaths on TV drive me nuts. The worst offender was SPOOKS / MI-5 #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
2013 GOALS...direct my trailer for revenge thriller feature/web series pitch pack to investors; send out 2 high concept specs. #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
Ooh, the ol' head in a box thing was pretty shocking in Seven. #scriptchat
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R Kiki Weingarten @WriteCoachKiki7h
@jamesgalenz True. Or sometimes making them kill worthy. #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd @BrionyKidd7h
RT @jeannevb: Let's talk about creative ways to kill your characters. I'm so tired of the cliche ways #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
Maybe not just killing but torturing. HARD CANDY...that "ball" scene. Woah. 'Girl w Dragon Tattoo'...gr8 torture too #scriptchat
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Kim Garland @kim_garland7h
RT @Raindance Filmmaker Freebie: The Short Film Distributor List: Who pays for shorts & how much http://t.co/8ewnYXqH #indiefilm #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
2013 GOALS...start short story collection of old and new stories. All designed to be movie adapts as well. #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia7h
Often the ways to kill cannot be...not clichéd but the steps in the process can be juggled with.Stabbed?Cliché.Stabbed how?Not. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
I just rewatched Psycho and saw Hitchcock this week... that was an exciting and brave way to kill off main character & so early. #scriptchat
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VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL4887h
1980's horror movies had the best murder scenes #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
2013 GOALS...finish up action series tv pilot spec outline, series bible and start pilot script. #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@jeannevb Paper Cut would be a painful alternative death. And Slow. So very slow! #scriptchat
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Jenna Avery @JennaAvery7h
@jeannevb That's part of what makes George RR Martin such a good storyteller. No one is safe. :) #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
Or Mr. Blonde torturing a police officer in Reservoir Dogs. These things stick in your mind for a while. #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
2013 GOALS...get back to LA! Where every few yards I run into nactors-actresses, crews and producers who WILL keep me in line. #scriptchat
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Lashunda Brown @iamshunbrown7h
@jeannevb death by school lunch wld be good. have u seen what these kids r eating..yuck #scriptchat
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A.J.Cook @AC_is_On7h
Finish dinner/ I see this. RT @jeannevb Let's talk about creative ways to kill your characters. I'm so tired of the cliche ways #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia7h
RT @jeannevb: Maybe not just killing but torturing. HARD CANDY...that "ball" scene. Woah. 'Girl w Dragon Tattoo'...gr8 torture too #scriptchat
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Eric Jones @ericnjones7h
2013 GOALS - write faster!!! #scriptchat
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Keith Mansfield @KeithMansfield7h
@ericnjones *loved* Spooks for killing key characters off. Only way to maintain tension in a spy series. Less crucial for movies #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
@jeannevb 1 of my strangest ways of killing off character was by forced drinking of too much water. Apparently it can happen... #scriptchat
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Eric Jones @ericnjones7h
2013 GOALS - Finally moving to LA! #scriptchat
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VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL4887h
The Godfather had some memorable killing scenes #scriptchat #cannoli
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia7h
Kill Bill is one of my favs for chara assassinations.Considering how it deals w/ only assassination,never does it get redundant! #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier @JonFour7h
Is there any method of death thaty hasn't been done before? It's more in the execution and the build up that makes it good, IMO. #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@maliseangie Ouch! #scriptchat
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Robert Dillon @rdlln7h
Now pinch hitting for mommy with kid # 2 + rejoining #scriptchat
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Eric Jones @ericnjones7h
@MARKT11 hear hear! #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
2013 GOALS...find tough producers, fellow writers who critic our work with right mind set -- whatever it takes to make it a go! #scriptchat
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James Gale @jamesgalenz7h
A good character death is to get killed by a stray bullet from a completely different movie. #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
2013 GOALS...keep on being the machine...write on the right on! #scriptchat
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Ed Wiener @edw12257h
Seven had a lot of creative kills and a great reveal of a kill. #scriptchat
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Malise Angie Hulme @maliseangie7h
@sdarancette That the character was a friend who had dared me to do it only made it funnier! #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
@ericnjones...yeah, you too! Once a STEELER/HUSKER...always grinding it out! #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier @JonFour7h
2013 Goals - Write every day WITHOUT backsliding, finish two film scripts and two TV specs, make my pilot as saleable as can be. #scriptchat
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Robert Dillon @rdlln7h
Are we talking killing characters? I'm going to be doing quite a bit of that with this spec. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
@pooja_LuvIndia I LOVE Kill Bill... and his death was fantastic #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
Although, seeing people 'snap' sometimes is pretty entertaining too. i.e. Joe Pesci and bats come to mind. #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
@JonFour Yup! Write hours after my m-f 8-5; all day Sat; half day on Sun. Make time for project research, network contacts. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
@iamshunbrown haha this is why I pack lunch for my kids #scriptchat
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MARK @MARKT117h
Being outa LA, and now going back, makes me realize how imp. being around others in biz just really is. #scriptchat
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R Kiki Weingarten @WriteCoachKiki7h
@SaradeWaard1 Michael Douglas in Falling Down was terrific as the guy who snapped. #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
Bigger question. Why DO I like these killing/torture/snapping scenes? #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
@WriteCoachKiki Yes!! Good one. #scriptchat
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Robert Dillon @rdlln7h
What about characters who sacrifice themselves? #scriptchat
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BMJ @RWWFilm7h
@rdlln Spock #scriptchat
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Malise Angie Hulme @maliseangie7h
@SaradeWaard1 I cried the other day when torturing a character - but the challenge of getting her out alive was epic :D #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@IngridElkner Topic is: your face. Please discuss. #scriptchat
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VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL4887h
@rdlln Denzel Washington - Man on Fire #scriptchat
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BMJ @RWWFilm7h
@SaradeWaard1 anytime :) #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
@maliseangie I'm glad it all worked out :) #scriptchat
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Greg Biela @GREGBIELA7h
Recovering from PACKERS loss. What's the topic tonight? #scriptchat
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Robert Dillon @rdlln7h
@IngridElkner open topic #greetingsfromthepast #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
@rdlln I think when set-up/executed correctly, those self-sacrifice deaths can be very powerful. #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
It's gotta be some kind of catharsis.... for the writer AND the viewer (a good snap). #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner @IngridElkner7h
@rdlln Yes, once I've reached 2013 I'll have to report back to you past-dwellers, using time travel communication, i.e. Twitter. #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
... and, of course, for the character. #scriptchat
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Eric Jones @ericnjones7h
@GREGBIELA Welcome to the club! At least, you made the playoffs. I'm recovering from an entire season & a loss to the Panthers! #scriptchat
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VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL4887h
@GREGBIELA recovering - a least your in the Playoffs #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@IngridElkner Is the DeLorean in the shop again? #scriptchat
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Leisl Egan @Girlinahat7h
@JonFour #scriptchat Exactly. Am thinking of Hitchcock's "Sabotage" and the fate of Poor Stevie.
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Ingrid Elkner @IngridElkner7h
@JonFour Excellent, thanks. My first screenplay was a bodycount feature in high school. Made lists of ways you can kill a person #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner @IngridElkner7h
@Girlinahat Ahhh, allo! Time off for good behaviour? #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier @JonFour7h
So, why do we like it when the hero kills henchmen/monsters? usually, we don't have much of a connection with henchmen. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
I'll ask my therapist ;) RT @SaradeWaard1: Bigger question. Why DO I like these killing/torture/snapping scenes? #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
Do you guys watch SNAPPED? Or those DEADLY WOMEN shows? Great death scenes in them. #lotsofideas #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
@jeannevb Ha! It's okay. I'll ask my own. #scriptchat
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Robert Dillon @rdlln7h
What are some cliche deaths to avoid? Suprise hit by a car/bus? #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
@JonFour I like spotting instance where henchmen purposely shown doing something "bad" to justify the enjoyment of the killing:) #scriptchat
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Dwayne Conyers @dwacon7h
I am tardy. #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
As I sit and think about my favourite death scenes, a lot of mob movies come to mind. I think they execute it very well :) #scriptchat
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Vish @vish_ka7h
Goku #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia7h
watched #stiletto yesterday.Kind of an indie kill bill I suppose.Bad movie.loved the murders #scriptchat. think it's an art,dunno the name.
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard17h
@rdlln Terminal illness. But don't spread that because one of my specs uses it :( #scriptchat
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Leisl Egan @Girlinahat7h
@IngridElkner Just the week, today is first day back at work #scriptchat :(
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
Beyond the death is the creative coverup of the murder ... have to stay one step ahead of the police #scriptchat
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Leslie Ann Sartor @LesannSartor7h
I think one of the best death scenes was the flashback, getting closer and close in Signs.nHi Guys, late, but here. #scriptchat
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Michael Field @mdfield7h
@rdlln Yup. I also find the cliche of getting to know more about the character just before they're dispatched a bit overdone. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
12 more min. We can talk about anything. Who has an itch they want scratched? #scriptchat
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R Kiki Weingarten @WriteCoachKiki7h
@rdlln I think if attention diverted to something else - really invested in that - then the killing can be a shock anyway. #scriptchat
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R Kiki Weingarten @WriteCoachKiki7h
RT @jeannevb: 12 more min. We can talk about anything. Who has an itch they want scratched? #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia7h
@jeannevb not a lot of movies show the aftermath of kills. the coverup part.Mostly they're the get-in,kill,get-out.Wonder why. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
@IngridElkner Just reading your tweet, I flashed to it and went "ough ow" #scriptchat
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Geoff Breedwell @GeoffBreedwell7h
@jeannevb It's on my back...do you mind? #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis47h
@jeannevb How about everybody's favorite films of the year? #scriptchat
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Bert Sperling @bhillsbert7h
@jeannevb what's your take on doing a good "meet cute" in a rom-com? #scriptchat
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Greg Biela @GREGBIELA7h
@SarahAlexis4 The Dark Knight Risesn #scriptchat
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Leslie Ann Sartor @LesannSartor7h
Dang keep forgetting to put in #scriptchat. Goals. 2 books published this year and at least one screenplay. Doable? YES
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
@bhillsbert honestly, I'm not a rom com fan. I find them so predictable. I try to like them, but... *yawn* #scriptchat
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Steven H. Darancette @sdarancette7h
@jeannevb The film with the frog playing the Catch the Fly video game on the ipad and bites his owner's finger! Best of the Year #scriptchat
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R. Preston Clark @rprestonclark7h
#scriptchat favorite films this year: Middle of Nowhere, Beasts of a Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Dark Knight Rises, Flight
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb7h
@sdarancette haha #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia6h
Aw asking for choosing fav films is like choosing between kids! #scriptchat , it's a tie between Dark Knight & 21 Jump Street for me.
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard16h
Moonrise Kingdom. Silver Linings Playbook. Although still 5 or so that I need/want to see. Wrote more. Saw not enough. #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier @JonFour6h
@bhillsbert Writing a rom-com that centers around a "gift wrapping table". The meet involves wrapping paper rolling away :). #scriptchat
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Tom Browne @BrowneTom6h
@SarahAlexis4 Skyfall. #scriptchat
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Sara de Waard @SaradeWaard16h
@jeannevb Thanks Jeanne (and everyone). Happy 2013! #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb6h
@SaradeWaard1 to you too! #scriptchat
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Leslie Ann Sartor @LesannSartor6h
Happy 2013 everyone #scriptchat.
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Diane Williams @dianewms6h
Dear folks in #scriptchat I'd appreciate feedback on my short doc/game show video, "When Was the War of 1812?" http://t.co/uPWA5DCM Thanks!
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb6h
FYI, next week we're going to talk about our writing goals and how to meet them. Get 2013 off to a great start! #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis46h
Wishing all you scriptchatters a happy, healthy, prosperous 2013 full of much writing! #scriptchat
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Greg Biela @GREGBIELA6h
See you in 2013! Peace.n #scriptchat
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Geoff Breedwell @GeoffBreedwell6h
RT @jeannevb: FYI, next week we're going to talk about our writing goals and how to meet them. Get 2013 off to a great start! #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier @JonFour6h
Great chat! Happy new year, everyone! #scriptchat
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Greg Biela @GREGBIELA6h
RT @jeannevb: FYI, next week were going to talk about our writing goals and how to meet them. Get 2013 off to a great start! #scriptchat
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R. Preston Clark @rprestonclark6h
@jeannevb I'm all for that one #scriptchat
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Kelsey Jade Richards @fat_bradley6h
RT @jeannevb: FYI, next week we're going to talk about our writing goals and how to meet them. Get 2013 off to a great start! #scriptchat
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R. Preston Clark @rprestonclark6h
My whole January is spelled #GGUT #scriptchat
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R Kiki Weingarten @WriteCoachKiki6h
Happy, healthy, successful 2013 everyone! #scriptchat
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Diane Williams @dianewms6h
RT @WriteCoachKiki: Happy, healthy, successful 2013 everyone! #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia6h
RT @SarahAlexis4: Wishing all you scriptchatters a happy, healthy, prosperous 2013 full of much writing! #scriptchat
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@pooja_luvIndia @pooja_LuvIndia6h
“@jeannevb: FYI, next week we're going to talk about our writing goals and how to meet them.Get 2013 off to a great start! #scriptchat” yay!
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Diane Williams @dianewms6h
RT @SarahAlexis4: Wishing all you scriptchatters a happy, healthy, prosperous 2013 full of much writing! #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb6h
Thanks for a great chat. Happy New Year, everyone! #scriptchat
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Scriptchat is taking December 23, 2012 off for the holidays!

We will be back on December 30th to have a free-for-all Open Topic night to end the year! 

We can't thank you enough for the wonderful support and advice you have given our community throughout this year. We're blessed to have such a generous group of writers who keep coming back each week to talk shop. 

We appreciate and love you all. 

Your Treefort, 
Zac Sanford, Jamie Livingston, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, Kim Garland, Teenie and Taro Russell

Transcript: EURO - Hollywood Exec Luke Ryan & USA - Writing to a Budget December 16, 2012


#Scriptchat Topic:
EURO: Guest Hollywood Executive, Luke Ryan @lukeryansays
USA: Writing to a Budget with @AllegianceNews

EURO Moderator: Teenie Russell @teenierussell
USA Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb

EURO CHAT:
 
@teenierussell: It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Come join us as we chat to Hollywood Exec @lukeryansays #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 7:59 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @lukeryansays hi, thanks for joining us tonight #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 7:59 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays Hi Luke! Thank you for joining us tonight! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:00 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell @taroj Happy to. Hope everyone's having a nice holiday season. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:00 pm        



 
@kanundra: Hello everyone. :) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:01 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays Now that I have Baileys, I can start celebrating @TaroJ #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: @teenierussell @lukeryansays Operating camera with one hand, phone in other, hello! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @kanundra Hi Dawn and Simon *waves* #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:02 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @SiFoulaReel @teenierussell @lukeryansays who says men can't multi task ;-) #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:03 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Ha -- good stuff. I'm coming off of a long evening with a lot of wine. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:03 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays I apologise in advance for my 1st question: How does a writer get noticed in Hollywood? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:03 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Simple answer is by writing something great. There's nothing you can do without a great script. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:04 pm        



 
@iantendo: Hi All #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell And beyond that -- it's all a matter of getting it into the hands of people who are willing to hustle for you. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays: @teenierussell Simple answer is by writing something great. Theres nothing you can do without a great script. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: Hello Euro Scriptchatters! Luke, it's awesome you're there. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @iantendo Hi Iain #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@kanundra: @teenierussell 'waves back' I'm supposed to be writing though, not tweeting lol #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:05 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 Hi signe! Really glad to be here, thanks! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays: @teenierussell Simple answer is by writing something great. Theres nothing you can do without a great script. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @kanundra @teenierussell Dammit, Dawn -- get to work. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @Screenwriter12 Hi Signe, lovely to "see" you here! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:06 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays @teenierussell Beyond that - its a matter of getting it into the hands of people who are willing to hustle. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@SpockWriter: Hi everyone and hi @lukeryansays - and oh, @Screenwriter12 is here too!! How are we all doing? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @lukeryansays can a new UK writer get noticed with a period UK set script or does that counter against? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:07 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @ClaireYeowart Hi Claire. You can certainly gain notice with it. . #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @teenierussell Heard something about Baileys, which I've added to my tea so had to join in. It's noon where I am in Canada. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays How does one meet those people though? Is it important to have an agent in Hollywood? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @ClaireYeowart Harder to make, so that can affect how quickly anyone looks at it, but if the writing's good -- absolutely. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:08 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell It's important to have someone hustling for you. Agent, manager, producer, etc. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:09 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Early on, I think a manager is best. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays thanks. You're more interesting though. And I've missed too many chats lately. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: I'm really curious about new media. Do you think screenwriters need to be focusing more on becoming filmmakers, Luke? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @kanundra Oh, go on …! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@kanundra: @ClaireYeowart Good questions Claire :) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 I'm not sure "filmmaker" is the right word. For me it's "creator." #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @Screenwriter12 I've never heard of Baileys in tea, but it goes very well with coffee. hummmm #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:10 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @lukeryansays thanks #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 Realizing that screenwriting is just one tool as a writer to express your vision and get it to the world. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@iantendo: @lukeryansays do you think that self producing something (like many musicians do) is a good 'calling card' to get noticed? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@Bang2write: Hey @lukeryansays, welcome to #scriptchat :) What genre scripts do you see the most in Hollywood atm?
December 16, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@kanundra: @teenierussell I used to love Baileys..n #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:11 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @iantendo Absolutely. We're in a time where you can maker, market, distribute your own stuff. You have more power than ever. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:12 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Bang2write Hi Lucy! Hard to narrow down to a few. Everyone writes everything all the time. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:12 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Bang2write But I think we're about to see a trend of big/fun 80's style action. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays Screenwriters can make, market, distribute their own stuff. You have more power than ever. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays I also think making your own stuff is great for learning the whole creative process. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @kanundra Agree, Dawn. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:13 pm        



 
@TomFletcherPtk: #scriptchat anyone can write 'i hate you, i love you' structue a conversion about something else arround the real status shifts.
December 16, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @lukeryansays yes funny you shld say that, been seeing more action this side of the pond too. Also more Horror again #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:14 pm        



 
@PAX_Tweets: RT @zackgutin: Want to read a huge selection of this year's Oscar-buzzed screenplays? You can do so, legally, here: http://t.co/Y5QsAF1v #scriptchat #film
December 16, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @iantendo @Bang2write Ha -- you'd be surprised how many are already coming through. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: Luke, my concern w new media is how to make a living writing/producing the stuff. Building audiences, sure. But bread & butter? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: @lukeryansays @bang2write If so, is it already too late to write a script for that trend, especially if you're just breaking in? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@kanundra: @Bang2write Horrors I think will never lose. People love to be scared. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:15 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Bang2write I think both horror and faith-based stories are about to explode in the low-budget VOD space. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @lukeryansays what kind of concepts excite you? What bore you? For me: love female protags; bored of vampires + zombies #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@TomFletcherPtk: #scriptchat let the actors play the actions, give them the words to embelish the moments of stronger subtext @Screenwriter12
December 16, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @SiFoulaReel @bang2write Honestly, write what you're great it. But … if you're great at big/fun action -- now is a good time. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays at the moment, will a writer who pitches with Transmedia in mind have any advantage over other writers? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@kanundra: @Screenwriter12 Blogging, networking and talking to just about everyone helps. You need to build a fan base. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:16 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell With some companies/studios, yes. Others aren't there yet. But it's not just about film when you think that way. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @lukeryansays YES. Seems to me stories like STIGMATA about to make a comeback? Loved that one #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays: @Bang2write I think both horror and faith-based stories are about to explode in the low-budget VOD space. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:17 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @lukeryansays what's your view on free / $1 options? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Bang2write Re: Stigmata -- yes horror + faith, you can seldom go wrong. Brings you an add on to your standard genre aud. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @kanundra there was a short period the market was flooded, at least over here. 1 Room/ group Horrors have had their day IMHO #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@teenierussell: MT @lukeryansays Honestly, write what youre great it. But … if youre great at big/fun action -- now is a good time. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: @lukeryansays Thanks, next ideas were already in that vein. Also, thank you for making my 1st ever pitch pleasant at #londonSWF #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @ClaireYeowart Then why even option it at all? Let them run around with it, but if you get a better offer, you get to pursue. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:18 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays With likes of Disney buying up established properties like #StarWars is there still room for the little guys/gals? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @Screenwriter12 I'm seeing more and more advertising work centring around branded content, transmedia seems everywhere now #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays: @Bang2write I think both horror and faith-based stories are about to explode in the low-budget VOD space. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@A2Jason: RT @teenierussell: MT @lukeryansays Honestly, write what youre great it. But … if youre great at big/fun action -- now is a good time. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @lukeryansays I would really like to see someone bring something new to the Possession Movie #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift Yes -- if you look downstream those sorts of plays are going to be about generation massive amounts of content. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:19 pm        



 
@Bang2write: TIP RT @lukeryansays: @Bang2write I think both horror and faith-based stories are about to explode in the low-budget VOD space. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:20 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @TaroJ @Screenwriter12 It totally is. Big brands are getting it. They'll be their own studios/networks faster than you'd think. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:20 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @TaroJ Definitely - making $ off the advertising is more the new model. Not sure how to make bigger budget projects now though. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: RT @Bang2write: TIP RT @lukeryansays: @Bang2write I think both horror and faith-based stories are about to explode in the low-budget VOD space. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@kanundra: @ClaireYeowart I think too many of us are eager to get things made that we sell ourselves short. Its bad news... #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @Bang2write @lukeryansays ooh watch the new series of American horror story, you'll love that #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift To follow up, Lew -- They're going to need lots of writers for that vast amount of work. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@SpockWriter: @lukeryansays (for film) would you think if writers were to create universes/transmedia type of projects, that would force them #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@TomFletcherPtk: @lukeryansays sumarise why you want to tell the story you chose in one sentence, never lose sight of the core story concept #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:21 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @lukeryansays the last that really impressed me was THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Had its cake + ate it too on faith vs. science #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @kanundra @ClaireYeowart I (heart) you Dawn. It's not about the sale. The sale will come. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @lukeryansays @screenwriter12 especially with connected TV's brands can have a channel very easily #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:22 pm        



 
@kanundra: @SpockWriter I think there is so much potential with transmedia #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @SpockWriter It's just a matter of setting those projects up with buyers who see and get how to maximize their potential. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @TaroJ the possession movies I read frequently become soap operas round a bed with the occasional bout of screaming #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays @ClaireYeowart It is tough holding out though. n #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:23 pm        



 
@iantendo: @lukeryansays do you get fed up of people pitching ideas as 'movie X meets movie Y' or is that a good way to summarise a script? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@SpockWriter: @lukeryansays (cont) into planning for sequels/prequels and 'iron out' that clitche of awful third instalements? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Bang2write @TaroJ Interesting how genres just crumble for a bit until someone does something daring to breathe life back in. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:24 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @iantendo Not really. You have to do better than that, but it's not a bad place to start. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @Bang2write eek, don't know why but the religious supernatural horror always gets me. #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@Raindance_NYC: 50 Office-Speak Terms You'll Love To Hate: http://t.co/qkOrLLIw #scriptchat #screenwriterts
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@TomFletcherPtk: @lukeryansays transmedia requires strinking a chord and getting a fanbase, this type of success is hard to predict. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @lukeryansays @kanundra I agree, I won't do it again even though I'm learning a lot on mine #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @SpockWriter I think the certainly can help -- and the more powerful the creator the more that can stick to that vision. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays I see. Emerging writers cut teeth on lower budget content (eg web series) then graduate to bigger scale stuff? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:25 pm        



 
@Raindance: 50 Office-Speak Terms You'll Love To Hate: http://t.co/DYw38BZG #scriptchat #screenwriterts
December 16, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @lukeryansays @TaroJ yes agree: 1 room/group horrors taking back seat atm but am expecting a new take any second now (hopefully) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift Yep -- you can make, market, distribute something good for way less than film school, and it will be worth more. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@kanundra: @ClaireYeowart It is a learning curve. I did it too, but mine never panned out at all. I've done much better this year. :) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:26 pm        



 
@kelly_marie_m: RT @Raindance: 50 Office-Speak Terms You'll Love To Hate: http://t.co/DYw38BZG #scriptchat #screenwriterts
December 16, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays you can make, market, distribute something good for way less than film school, and it will be worth more. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift And that's also always been the case. Most of our biggest filmmakers started in genre. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:27 pm        



 
@RamiMansour: 50 Office-Speak Terms You'll Love To Hate: http://t.co/XiP29wSG #scriptchat #screenwriterts via @Raindance
December 16, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays Is there room for comedy in the transmedia world or does it need to be blend with more typical Action/SciFi genre? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @lukeryansays you can make, market, distribute something good for way less than film school, and it will be worth more. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@LewSwift: RT @lukeryansays: @LewSwift Yep -- you can make, market, distribute something good for way less than film school, and it will be worth more. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:28 pm        



 
@kanundra: @LewSwift I think there are already some good ones starting out. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift I think absolutely. Easier, more established roadmaps w/ Action/Fantasy/SciFi -- but Transmedia can work w/ anything. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @LewSwift Good question, Lew. Luke, are there genres that are more successful to pursue for TransMedia? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@iantendo: does transmedia get annoying though when watching the film is no longer enough? Is it lazy to stick the exposition on a website? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:29 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @TomFletcherPtk Right now -- "big" movie idea with a game idea that can support a giant virtual economy. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@TomFletcherPtk: RT @Screenwriter12: @lukeryansays you can make, market, distribute something good for way less than film school, and it will be worth more. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @kanundra if I had said no I wouldn't have made any progress this year at all, which is worrying #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@teenierussell: We're half-way through Euro #scriptchat with guest @lukeryansays and a great chat on genre, transmedia and other tips. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:30 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @TomFletcherPtk That's what I like for building blocks. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@DMinformation: RT @Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays: @teenierussell Simple answer is by writing something great. Theres nothing you can do without a great script. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@kanundra: @ClaireYeowart You've made loads of progress in different ways. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @iantendo To me, that's when you're doing it wrong. There are different schools. What you described is the uninspired way. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:31 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays For me, sci fi all the way. I do believe 'games' are a great way also to break in alongside films. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 @LewSwift I think SciFi and Fantasy - anything where you inherently build a world are easier, but all can work. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @kanundra Really? Any suggestions? I'm intrigued/sceptical about MockingbirdLane (the Munsters revamp). #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:32 pm        



 
@Bang2write: @kanundra @ClaireYeowart personally I think sending to US contests can work out better than signing free options #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:33 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @lukeryansays @tomfletcherptk are ARG's still popular or is that essentially what has evolved into transmedia? #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:33 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @TaroJ @tomfletcherptk It's one component of Tmedia. I think you'll see it expand a lot, especially evolved mobile devices. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:34 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @kanundra: @lukeryansays For me, sci fi all the way. I do believe games are a great way also to break in alongside films. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:34 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays I do love the idea of World building. Do u think it's better/more effective to create in a team/partnership/solo? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:35 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift Think that's all up to how you like to work (and by how much you like to divide your $$$). #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:35 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @lukeryansays SciFi/Fantasy tends to be bigger budget though. Is that wise for new writers if they don't have track record? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:36 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: Question for you all - what do you see as your biggest current roadblocks in your writing careers? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:36 pm        



 
@kanundra: @LewSwift I love writing partnerships when world building. I've had the most fun in picking up a team along the way. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:36 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays have you heard of/ seen Brandon Generator by Edgar Wright? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:36 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 I think it's more about the idea and the writing - if both are good, it's going to work out for the writer. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:36 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays: Question for you all - what do you see as your biggest current roadblocks in your writing careers? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays at the moment, myself! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @lukeryansays Roadblock - disappointing results from traditional distribution despite making a solid film. :( #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@kanundra: @teenierussell Money... money...money... #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:37 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Aware of it but have not had any time to spend diving in. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:38 pm        



 
@kanundra: @Screenwriter12 :( sorry to hear that. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:38 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 So excited by what's going to happen w/ distribution over next 5-7 years. So many places need content. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:39 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays It's an interesting concept where anyone can contribute towards the story in the form of writing or drawing... #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:39 pm        



 
@TaroJ: @lukeryansays I would say my biggest roadblock is me, more time writing makes you a better writer, i just need to work harder #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:39 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @Screenwriter12 Disappointments with traditional distribution has me confused about what to write/produce next. Of if i should. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:40 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @kanundra I've only really worked with other writers & illustrators.Perhaps need to widen my circle to include gamers & techies. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:40 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: @lukeryansays I'm sending stuff out finally, so really just hoping that it's to the taste of the individual readers who get it. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:40 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @LewSwift @kanundra I think that's smart -- great inspiration can come from many other disciplines. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @lukeryansays I think I need to take your class! I can't figure out how to make $ if it isn't a studio project. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays (cont) but it's all just web-based at the moment and time consuming. I thought it was an interesting 'experiment' #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@kanundra: @LewSwift There are some amazingly talented people out there and they're open to good sources. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays So excited by whats going to happen w/ distribution over next 5-7 years. So many places need content. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 I say just do your thing. The market is going to open up. Make what you believe in. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@iantendo: @lukeryansays V true! I was thinking about Devil Inside where the ending just tells you to check out the website for more info! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:41 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays exactly. The more I've learned, the easier it has been to free my mind. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:42 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Crowd sourcing story can be interesting, but also go nowhere. Interesting to see how these things evolve. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:43 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @kanundra Me too! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:43 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 I say just do your thing. The market is going to open up. Make what you believe in. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@VictoriaLEtoile: @lukeryansays #scriptchat reality!! It's hard to keep the momentum and focus in writing whilst also holding down a full time job.
December 16, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@iantendo: @lukeryansays #scriptchat still trying to create something I feel is strong enough to send out to people with power! (still at phase 1!!!)
December 16, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: To me the most exciting thing to see right now is that there are so many people getting into content distribution. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:44 pm        



 
@kanundra: We need to do 'our own thing' we have to write what excites us. But, we also need to write what we're asked too, discipline.. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:45 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: It means more content is going to be needed and it's going to be funded by different tastes and agendas. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:45 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays that isn't something I know a lot about. See, I'm learning tonight too :) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:45 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays: To me the most exciting thing to see right now is there are so many people getting into content distribution. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:45 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: Whether you're talking indie or Hollywood, write what you love and write it well. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:46 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: In the indie world, you'll have the script/movie you want. In Hwood, at worst, you have an amazing sample that gets you work. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @lukeryansays: Whether youre talking indie or Hollywood, write what you love and write it well. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@PAX_Tweets: RT @lukeryansays: Whether you're talking indie or Hollywood, write what you love and write it well. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:47 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: RT @lukeryansays: In the indie world, you'll have the script/movie you want. In Hwood, at worst, you have an amazing sample that gets you work. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:48 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays Working with Indie can be fun... I've had some great opportunities. :) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:48 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: RT @kanundra: We need to do 'our own thing' we have to write what excites us. But, we also need to write what we're asked too, discipline.. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:48 pm        



 
@LewSwift: RT @VictoriaLEtoile: @lukeryansays #scriptchat reality!! It's hard to keep the momentum and focus in writing whilst also holding down a full time job.
December 16, 2012, 8:48 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: Now that we're at the end of the year, what were everyone's favorites (so far)? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:49 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @kanundra well said, Dawn! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:49 pm        



 
@Bang2write: SCRIPT LEAD -->RT @JunoJakob: @Bang2write Microbudget with an marketable genre, Horror is good, low key sci-fi, Noir perhaps #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:50 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays I still need to go see The Hobbit #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:50 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: @lukeryansays It was a great year for studio movies! 'Seeking A Friend...' 'Ted', 'Moonrise Kingdom', 'Avengers' #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@DebbieBMoon: RT @lukeryansays: Whether you're talking indie or Hollywood, write what you love and write it well. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell I haven't made it yet either -- planning that for Christmas. (Still too much work between now and then.) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 Really enjoyed all of those. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays I have loads to catch up on. I do neglect my 'viewing' #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:51 pm        



 
@Cilly247: It's great to be in a time zone that I can read both Euro and US scriptchats live :) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:52 pm        



 
@kanundra: @ClaireYeowart Onwards, we'll take 2013 by storm... #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:52 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: @lukeryansays The Avengers, Killer Joe, Snow White & the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Perks of Being a Wallflower #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:53 pm        



 
@iantendo: #scriptchat Safety Not Guaranteed was my favourite movie of the year by far!
December 16, 2012, 8:53 pm        



 
@DebbieBMoon: RT @lukeryansays: In the indie world, you'll have the script/movie you want. In Hwood, at worst, you have an amazing sample that gets you work. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:54 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: There was a little movie called 'Below Zero' that was pretty good too. ;) http://t.co/SEudwM7w #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:54 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @iantendo I loved SNG. Trevorrow is a really talented guy. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:54 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays For me, 5 years ago #Avengers seemed an impossible task but it was executed so perfectly.Keen to see where it goes.#scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:55 pm        



 
@SiFoulaReel: @lukeryansays Also Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, and probably a load I missed at the cinema sitting on my rental list now. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:56 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @Screenwriter12 I will check it out! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:56 pm        



 
@teenierussell: @lukeryansays I am a little disappointed though that The Hobbit is going to be 3 films, feels like it's cashing in #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:56 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @kanundra I'll hold you to that ;) #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:56 pm        



 
@teenierussell: RT @Screenwriter12: There was a little movie called Below Zero that was pretty good too. ;) http://t.co/ZsTz3ikw #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:57 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: Great tv the past few years too. LOVE British TV! That Darrin hypnotist guy is phenomenal! Come to Canada, Brit-TV! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:57 pm        



 
@grahaminman: Go Into The Story | Go On Your Own Quest, Week 22: First Draft http://t.co/wULkxdI9 #Scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:57 pm        



 
@kanundra: Almost over... nooo. And you were such a nice distraction @lukeryansays ... now back to work :) thanks for the great chat. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:58 pm        



 
@kanundra: @Screenwriter12 I so wish that it would... #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @kanundra Thanks, Dawn! Wishing you well with your work & happy holidays. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@teenierussell: So what are your top films of the year Luke? @lukeryansays #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@iantendo: @lukeryansays tell me about it. It's like the perfect example of what you can do with not much money and a good idea! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@Screenwriter12: Thanks for the chat, Luke, and for setting this up, Teenie. Happy writing, everyone! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays Whilst we're chatting, got any tips re: awards season? Where's the clever money going? Lincoln? Argo? TheMaster? #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 8:59 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell I'm really behind -- there's still a lot for me to see. I can usually answer that around Feb. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@iantendo: #scriptchat thanks for an enjoyable hour - I'm inspired to go and do some more writing :)
December 16, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@kanundra: @lukeryansays Same to you. :) Look forward to seeing more tweets. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@ClaireYeowart: @lukeryansays thanks Luke for all the advice! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:00 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: Thanks for having me, everyone. It was a pleasure. Wishing you and your projects the very best in the new year! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:01 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Thank you @lukeryansays for joining us tonight. It was a really great chat! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:02 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Anytime! I'm in love with the sound of my own typing. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:02 pm        



 
@LewSwift: @lukeryansays Cheers! Informative and useful tips as always. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:03 pm        



 
@lukeryansays: @teenierussell Thanks so much for inviting me and coordinating. Talk to you again soon. #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:03 pm        



 
@TaroJ: Thanks everyone for a great #Scriptchat next week we're taking the week off for Christmas hope you all have a great time.
December 16, 2012, 9:03 pm        



 
@teenierussell: Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight and all your great input. Happy Holidays! #scriptchat
December 16, 2012, 9:03 pm


USA CHAT:


 
@jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:00 am         



 
@AllegianceNews: RT @SarahAlexis4: It's #scriptchat time! Writer/director/producer Michael Connors @AllegianceNews will be talking about Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:00 am         



 
@Allegiance_Film: RT @SarahAlexis4: It's #scriptchat time! Writer/director/producer Michael Connors @AllegianceNews will be talking about Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:00 am         



 
@AllegianceNews: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:01 am         



 
@jeannevb: @Allegiance_Film Hi Michael! Welcome! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:01 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: Gr8 topic! rt jeannevb It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget -5:00 PM Dec 16th, 2012 #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:01 am         



 
@Allegiance_Film: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:01 am         



 
@laurabot: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:01 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Thanks Michael for being our guest tonight!! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:01 am         



 
@jeannevb: Here's @AllegianceNews bio http://t.co/rdTTYsYJ #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:02 am         



 
@kim_garland: Great topic! RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:02 am         



 
@kingisafink: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:02 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @AllegianceNews Welcome & thanks for joining us #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:02 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:02 am         



 
@kim_garland: RT @jeannevb: Here's @AllegianceNews bio http://t.co/4fXvxmdq #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:03 am         



 
@RoboticNate: Not Peanut Butter Jelly Time, no, no, no… It is however time for #scriptchat with @AllegianceNews
December 17, 2012, 1:03 am         



 
@jeannevb: For Michael's @AllegianceNews website, click here http://t.co/5JKCgEMq #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:03 am         



 
@tallydarling: #SCRIPTCHAT I'm just "stay-at-homer" believe me,.. It can be done, albeit I'd definately earn more by "networking"...
December 17, 2012, 1:03 am         



 
@jeannevb: So let's get the questions started... what do you guys want to know about how to write to a budget? (besides everything) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:04 am         



 
@The1NOnlyTY86: RT @jeannevb: It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK with guest @AllegianceNews talking Writing to a Budget
December 17, 2012, 1:04 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @AllegianceNews Q: What are the main/major elements one should consider when writing to a budget? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:04 am         



 
@nisajaie: RT @RoboticNate: Not Peanut Butter Jelly Time, no, no, no… It is however time for #scriptchat with @AllegianceNews #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:05 am         



 
@jeannevb: @Allegiance_Film MIchael, tweet from tweetchat here http://t.co/WOwR8d4B or be sure to use #scriptchat hashtag #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:05 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @AllegianceNews Do you recommend getting 1st draft out w/o writing to a budget. then address that element in the rewrites? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:06 am         



 
@jeannevb: While we wait for Michael, let's get started. For those indie filmmakers out there, what's your advice on writing to budget? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:07 am         



 
@RoboticNate: I don't have much time in #scriptchat this morning as I am off planning my trip to NY… However, I will be reading the transcript fervently
December 17, 2012, 1:07 am         



 
@kim_garland: @AllegianceNews What r unexpected budget busters writers tend to put in scripts? We know avoid car chases, explosions, what else #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:07 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @AllegianceNews Q: And what are the most often overlooked elements people fail to consider when writing to a budget? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:08 am         



 
@kim_garland: Locations can blow out a budget. Number of, famous locales, all public spaces. Depending upon how low budget, minimize locations #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:08 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @jeannevb I think first draft should be written without budget in mind unless you're writing for a specific producer. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:08 am         



 
@jeannevb: @kim_garland @elizabethkarr toss out some thoughts on writing to budget while we wait for @AllegianceNews #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:08 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: As an indie filmmaker on a budget, I usually breakdown the script and try to secure locations first, then rewrite accordingly. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:09 am         



 
@zacsanford2: To write to a budget, one should be aware of how many locations and characters. Most ultra lows are limited on both. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:09 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @kim_garland agreed re avoiding numerous & expensive locations. Also keep cast small for low-budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:09 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: Write for elements you have: Access to a location, a nice car, an office. The more you have, the less you have to pay for. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @kim_garland Good ?. Was going to ask what are some common elements written in scripts writers may not realize inflate a budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@kim_garland: In a perfect world, you want as much budget as possible for talent, that's best chance to recoup, so writers can help early on #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @myPDFscripts: As an indie filmmaker on a budget, I usually breakdown the script and try to secure locations first, then rewrite accordingly. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@WriteCoachKiki: Late but here - hi all! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@zacsanford2: RT @PitchfestBob: Write elements you have: Access to a location, a nice car, an office. The more you have, the less you pay for. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@jeannevb: @myPDFscripts sweet... glad you're here! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:10 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: Budget constraints that require script rewrites almost always lead to happy accidents. Forces you to focus on what's important. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@JaumilAurora: RT @myPDFscripts: As an indie filmmaker on a budget, I breakdown the script, try to secure locations, then rewrite accordingly. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @kim_garland I loved that you were able to write your short Vivienne Again to use the funeral space you had available! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@zacsanford2: With @wavegoodbye, we made a 20 episode webseries at 5.5k. We had access to great locations, stole a lot of shots, limited moves #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @kim_garland In rewriting an indie feature, I'm trying to find ways to minimize locations. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @PitchfestBob: Write for elements you have: Access to a location, a nice car, an office. The more you have, the less you have to pay for. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@marty_lang: It sounds strange, but u want 2 keep locations to multiples of 5 pages. That way, 5 pages = 1 shooting day. Scheduling's easier. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@jeannevb: For those who have produced films, wld u recommend budgeting software? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@kim_garland: @PitchfestBob Agreed! If self-producing, figure out your assets before you write and write TO what you have. @elizabethkarr #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:11 am         



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 @PitchfestBob "The more you have, the less you pay for." The mantra of indie film :) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:12 am         



 
@jeannevb: FYI, to shoot in an operating business or restaurant, it's gonna cost $$$ #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:12 am         



 
@zacsanford2: YES! And scheduling. Or a good Line Prod. RT @jeannevb: For those who have produced films, wld u recommend budgeting software? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:12 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: Nothing beats the old Excel worksheet. “@jeannevb: For those who have produced films, wld u recommend budgeting software? #scriptchat”
December 17, 2012, 1:12 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @marty_lang: It sounds strange, but u want 2 keep locations to multiples of 5 pages. That way, 5 pages = 1 shooting day. Scheduling's easier. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: @jeannevb Absolutely. Budgeting software is a must. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @kim_garland @PitchfestBob I'm working on a contained thriller writing with my budget in mind. Trying to use what we have free. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: My take too. RT @zacsanford2: 1st draft shld be written without budget in mind unless youre writing for a specific producer. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@zacsanford2: .@marty_lang makes a good point. Having to do a crew move in the middle of a day kills your valuable hours to shoot. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@jeannevb: @princess_scribe was our line producer for #impasse. Never cld have done it w/o her #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@ryernl: RT @marty_lang: It sounds strange, but u want 2 keep locations to multiples of 5 pages. That way, 5 pages = 1 shooting day. Scheduling's easier. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@kim_garland: @SarahAlexis4 Exactly! I didn't expect supernatural to be my 1st produced work, but I had a funeral home... ;) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@marty_lang: @jeannevb I think for indies, scheduling software is more important than budgeting. You can get by with Excel 2 budget an indie. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @kim_garland @zacsanford2 How do you even first approach figuring out the budget and gather the figures needed to create one? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @myPDFscripts I did an excel sheet once. Too many variables as things change. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:13 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @PitchfestBob: @jeannevb Absolutely. Budgeting software is a must. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @jeannevb Highly recommend getting good line producer on board early to breakdown script for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@AllegianceNews: great idea to write around your locations you can get for a low cost.#AllegianceMCnnnnn #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@jeannevb: @myPDFscripts thanks! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@wickedjava: Or great bartering rt @jeannevb: FYI, to shoot in an operating business or restaurant, it's gonna cost $$$ #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: RT @jeannevb: FYI, to shoot in an operating business or restaurant, it's gonna cost $$$ #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@art1032: RT @SarahAlexis4: @kim_garland @zacsanford2 How do you even first approach figuring out the budget and gather the figures needed to create one? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@zacsanford2: the feature for @wavegoodbye, I have to keep in mind to the $50k budget we're raising. So I think locations/actors/set pieces. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:14 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Do you know someone that owns several businesses? Ask to shoot in them in exchange to create a sizzle for them. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:15 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @myPDFscripts Saw your tweet about the book. Thanks. Smooch! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:15 am         



 
@kim_garland: @SarahAlexis4 @zacsanford2 Avoid what costs real money - locations, big casts, stunts, fx. Start there. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:15 am         



 
@zacsanford2: We found a business owner that had several locations. We used them and cut a locations trailer for them to get future shoots. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:15 am         



 
@marty_lang: @zacsanford2 That was the biggest thing I learned on Rising Star. Every moment not shooting is a moment wasted. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:15 am         



 
@LavishTantrums: RT @marty_lang: It sounds strange, but u want 2 keep locations to multiples of 5 pages. That way, 5 pages = 1 shooting day. Scheduling's easier. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:15 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: @jeannevb I barter with businesses. If I shoot a commercial for them, I try to work out shooting my prods there for free. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @zacsanford2 In my case, we're using our own restaurant. And small town cops are wonderful in letting us use cars, dog, them. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: @zacsanford2 Are you taking advantage of tax credits and other incentives on @wavegoodbye? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@gilbertotrain: RT @myPDFscripts: Budget constraints that require script rewrites almost always lead to happy accidents. Forces you to focus on what's important. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: rt @myPDFscripts RT @jeannevb:FYI, to shoot in operating business or restaurant,it's gonna cost $$$ < 1 work around is after hrs #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@dwacon: @SarahAlexis4 @JeanneVB Final Draft script tagger creates an .SEX file that Gorilla 5.0 builds budget & schedule from. Sweet! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 I like that idea, working with small businesses, etc. in exchange for a bit of exposure. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@jeannevb: RT @myPDFscripts: @jeannevb I barter with businesses. If I shoot a commercial for them, I try to work out shooting my prods there for free. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Oh, looks like the guest is here now, so I'll shut up and let them answer the questions. :) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@jeannevb: @myPDFscripts great advice #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@art1032: RT @elizabethkarr: rt @myPDFscripts RT @jeannevb:FYI, to shoot in operating business or restaurant,it's gonna cost $$$ < 1 work around is after hrs #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:16 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @SarahAlexis4 You have to break your script down scene by scene to determine what you need for each, and the cost. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@Eric_Haywood: AICP budget template should work fine. RT @jeannevb: For those who have produced films, wld u recommend budgeting software? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @SarahAlexis4 Sometimes you'll have to do a lot to research for $$, but others will be cut easy to figure out. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @zacsanford2 Smart! Barter and favors great way to keep budget costs down. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @dwacon: @SarahAlexis4 @JeanneVB Final Draft script tagger creates an .SEX file that Gorilla 5.0 builds budget & schedule from. Sweet! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @PitchfestBob With our budget it isn't beneficial to shoot in a tax advantageous state. Hopefully some version of 181 happens. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@jeannevb: RT @dwacon: @SarahAlexis4 @JeanneVB Final Draft script tagger creates an .SEX file that Gorilla 5.0 builds budget & schedule from. Sweet! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@kim_garland: @Jamie_LD My 1st 2 shorts had free locations I could use, so wrote contained stories. Great way to cut my teeth! @PitchfestBob #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:17 am         



 
@wcmartell: I met a producer who knew someone with a furniture store - they used it as sets at night. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:18 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @SarahAlexis4 The exchange was great. We got a tow yard, a restaurant, a house and a motel for ZERO dollars. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:18 am         



 
@RoboticNate: So I haven't stayed in a very long… But now I must depart #scriptchat for planning my entry into the "Concrete Jungle" a.k.a. #newyork!
December 17, 2012, 1:18 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @kim_garland Exactly, perfect, and saved a ton of money. We got lucky on #NOK and all sets were donated. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:18 am         



 
@jeannevb: great idea, Bill! RT @wcmartell: I met a producer who knew someone with a furniture store - they used it as sets at night. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:18 am         



 
@kingisafink: RT @kim_garland: My 1st 2 shorts had free locations I could use, so I wrote contained stories. Great way to cut my teeth! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:18 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @Jamie_LD Yeah, depends on genre/type of film what those needs will entail. Some genres are more apt to be more intricate/costly #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Also think of locations that can act as multiple locations. In Hedwig they used the same restaurant but different corners. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@dwacon: Shot lots of training films for the US Govt. We used our homes and gov office space to keep budget low & profits high... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@ericnjones: Learn to "Write to a Budget" on #scriptchat tonight!
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@rebelshea: Just starting the budgeting process for my first short. I wrote it for a single location to keep the costs low. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@princess_scribe: RT @jeannevb: @princess_scribe was our line producer for #impasse. Never cld have done it w/o her #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 @SarahAlexis4 The power of barter! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@kim_garland: @SarahAlexis4 Agree about some genres costing more. But good news, they also tend to earn more. Win! ;) @Jamie_LD #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:19 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Just be careful of being TOO contained in a low budget film so it doesn't feel like a play. Too many indie films do. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:20 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: I just keep remembering seeing what happened to some locations with film crews. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:20 am         



 
@jeannevb: FYI, if u have a scene where char starts off dry then gets wet, you'll have hell of time w ea take #dryoff #multipleoutfits #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:20 am         



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @dwacon Really? Would love to hear more about that another time. Not during chat. :) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: Just be careful of being TOO contained in a low budget film so it doesn't feel like a play. Too many indie films do. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: And wondering if any of these innocents donating sets know what can happen to sets during filming.n #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@kim_garland: If you're self-producing a feature & have a script, you can hire a Line Producer to just give u a rough budget. Will learn a ton #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: RT @zacsanford2: Be careful of being TOO contained in a low budget film so it doesnt feel like a play. Too many indie films do. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Also, learn to do your own effects and post. Films like Monsters and Troll Hunter cost under $25k. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@LavishTantrums: RT @scripteach: Great list!n“@LA_Screenwriter: Links to scripts demonstrating 15 types of Inciting Incidents -- http://t.co/3hmDmbEX”n#ScriptChat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@rebelshea: Damn sex scenes. RT @jeannevb:FYI, if u have a scene where char starts off dry then gets wet, you'll have hell of time w ea take #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@RWWFilm: @jeannevb Great tip! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:21 am         



 
@marty_lang: Try to compress the timeline of your story to as few story days as possible. You'll have less wardrobe changes for your actors. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@art1032: RT @zacsanford2: Also, learn to do your own effects and post. Films like Monsters and Troll Hunter cost under $25k. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@jeannevb: @rebelshea HAHAHA #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@kim_garland: Yes! RT @marty_lang compress timeline of story to as few story days as possible. You'll have less wardrobe changes for actors. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@zacsanford2: .@sushigirlmovie is contained mainly to one location, but as tension builds, it cuts to external locations. Helps the pacing. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: @CelluloidBlonde Yes, occupational hazards, but also very important for crews to be diligent and respectful of their locations. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @marty_lang: Try to compress the timeline of your story to as few story days as possible. You'll have less wardrobe changes for your actors. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:22 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @kim_garland agree one of the smartest things to do is hire line producer to break down the script and create budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:23 am         



 
@jeannevb: @RWWFilm *curtsy* #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:23 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Recently shot a music video and the location cost went up depending on size of cast/crew. I understand the reasoning... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:23 am         



 
@IngridElkner: @rebelshea @jeannevb But those would be scenes you'd be happy to do many takes of ;) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:23 am         



 
@wcmartell: One of my tricks: Confined Cameos - a character only in one location that can shoot in a day, but scenes throughout film. Star. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:23 am         



 
@jeannevb: I've emailed @AllegianceNews ... will keep you all posted... let's keep going! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:23 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @myPDFscripts True, but accidents happen. Woof. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:24 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: Filmmakers outside LA have easier time cajoling friends for locations. LA very jaded, not wowed by the limelight. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:24 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: @wcmartell Like Deep Throat in the parking garage in ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:24 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @CelluloidBlonde Our set designer broke her wrist the first day of filming. Expect accidents. Get insurance. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @jeannevb They popped in for one tweet and disappeared again. #shrug #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@kingisafink: Come to Chicago... RT @elizabethkarr: Filmmakers outside LA have easier time cajoling friends for locations. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @wcmartell: One of my tricks: Confined Cameos - a character only in one location that can shoot in a day, but scenes throughout film. Star. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@zacsanford2: RT @elizabethkarr: Filmmakers outside LA have easier time cajoling friends for locations. LA very jaded, not wowed by limelight. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: I guess the key is to find balance in keeping it low budget without making it look low budget in a detracting/detrimental way. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@milesmaker: I wanna warn about too much DIY. If it compromises your end product, find the $ hire a specialist. Too many subpar indies! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@dwacon: My buddy was LP on Jodie Foster’s CONTACT. Puerto Rico has great incentives: all that Bacardi money makes it so. Just an FYI… #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:25 am         



 
@marty_lang: RT @milesmaker: I wanna warn about too much DIY. If it compromises your end product, find the $ hire a specialist. Too many subpar indies! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:26 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: @elizabethkarr We loved shooting @BelowZeroMovie in a small town. Would never do it any other way. Has its own challenges though #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:26 am         



 
@wcmartell: @myPDFscripts Think chief of police, bartender at poetry bar, etc. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:26 am         



 
@jeannevb: @milesmaker agree, Miles! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:26 am         



 
@kim_garland: @milesmaker Agreed. It's challenging but must figure out what you're a pro at & then hire the rest. Can't be a pro at everything #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:26 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Very true. RT @milesmaker: I wanna warn about too much DIY. If it compromises your end product, find the $ hire a specialist. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:26 am         



 
@art1032: RT @milesmaker: I wanna warn about too much DIY. If it compromises your end product, find the $ hire a specialist. Too many subpar indies! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@art1032: RT @dwacon: My buddy was LP on Jodie Foster’s CONTACT. Puerto Rico has great incentives: all that Bacardi money makes it so. Just an FYI… #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @milesmaker A director should just be the director (especially on 1st film) so they can pay attention to the end product. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@jeannevb: #scriptchat RT @Botzini: @jeannevb ... Movie Magic Budgeting http://t.co/d1pV7zEm also Gorilla (cheaper) http://t.co/N22xVRN7
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@BrionyKidd: RT @zackgutin: Writers, you can download the screenplay for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" here: http://t.co/UHUuoTRl #screenwriting #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @PitchfestBob Glad you had good experience in small town. Have project I want to fill in my hometown. Capitalize on #goodwill :) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@art1032: RT @kim_garland: @milesmaker Agreed. It's challenging but must figure out what you're a pro at & then hire the rest. Can't be a pro at everything #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@ericnjones: RT @milesmaker: I wanna warn about too much DIY. If it compromises your end product, find the $ hire a specialist. Too many subpar indies! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: RT @milesmaker: I wanna warn about too much DIY. If it compromises your end product, find the $ hire a specialist. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:27 am         



 
@zacsanford2: In LA, set your shoots at Venice pier instead of Santa Monica. So much more laxed. :) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:28 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @kingisafink If I come to Chicago to shoot a film, will you deliver on the slumber parties? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:28 am         



 
@jeannevb: One of MANY things I love about our group is even if a guest can't be here, we have enough pros in our family to rock the #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:28 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 How did you guys approach location scouting w/ budget in mind? Did you ever have to switch out a written location? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:28 am         



 
@kim_garland: I want in. ;) RT @elizabethkarr: @kingisafink If I come to Chicago to shoot a film, will you deliver on the slumber parties? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:28 am         



 
@jeannevb: Got an email from @AllegianceNews ... he's IN! Start asking questions with Q in front or tag his Twitter handle #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:29 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @PitchfestBob care to share any of your knowledge from @belowzeromovie on how to write to a certain budget for @screenwriter12? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:29 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: When u r shooting in public place, don't forget to post VISIBLE signs u r filming to warn ppl if they don't want to be in shot. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:29 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: And a reality show is born. RT @elizabethkarr: @kingisafink If I come to Chicago, will you deliver on the slumber parties? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:29 am         



 
@marty_lang: Keep scenes in places where dialogue is recorded easily. Highways, etc are bad for sound. If necessary, write no dialogue there. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:29 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @jeannevb: #scriptchat RT @Botzini: @jeannevb ..MM Budgeting http://t.co/QclnUr3U also Gorilla (cheaper) http://t.co/4UCvezeI
December 17, 2012, 1:29 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @SarahAlexis4 We knew locations that we had. Writers scouted them to be able to write to the location/setting. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@wcmartell: Make a list of locations and props and cool things that you have access to - and write around those. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @PitchfestBob Would you mind sharing what some of those pros/cons of small town shooting were? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @zacsanford2 Every time we've gone to Venice their has been at least 1 crew shooting a film. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@kim_garland: yes! RT @marty_lang: Keep scenes in places where dialogue is recorded easily. Highways, etc are bad for sound. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @PitchfestBob @kingisafink I like it! #realityshow #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 Gotcha, that makes sense. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@kim_garland: @jeannevb PS I still miss you. We all do! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:30 am         



 
@milesmaker: @zacsanford2 I agree. Indie directors are producers out of necessity but have 1 devoted. Indies tend to devalue all the hats. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@dwacon: @elizabethkarr I will join you just so we can hit Ed Debevik’s for some Chicago cuisine. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @Jamie_LD Yep, Venice is great to shoot and never bugged. Santa Monica will shut you down ASAP if no permits. :) #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@jeannevb: @AllegianceNews Q: what are the first things you consider when writing to a budget? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@garyploski: RT @kim_garland: If you're self-producing a feature & have a script, you can hire a Line Producer to just give u a rough budget. Will learn a ton #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@garyploski: RT @marty_lang: Try to compress the timeline of your story to as few story days as possible. You'll have less wardrobe changes for your actors. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: @zacsanford2 It's just as important for your film to look like you DIDN'T scrimp, as it is for you to save money. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@jeannevb: @kim_garland miss you too, babe xo #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @SarahAlexis4 I wasn't able to scout the tow yard location and only had pictures from a website when I wrote it. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:31 am         



 
@dwacon: @marty_lang Or, factor in ADR sessions... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@milesmaker: @marty_lang ADR isn't so hard to do. I worry about writers worrying about producing when they write. Marginalizing our stories. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@NextDoorCritic: RT @marty_lang: Try to compress the timeline of your story to as few story days as possible. You'll have less wardrobe changes for your actors. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: Where we shot @BelowZeroMovie, there was a lot of good will, but we earned it by being part of the community, in local media etc #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @milesmaker You are so right! When director is directing, he need only to focus on that not worry about producing stuff. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@wcmartell: Budget: often # of locations and # of characters. Limit crew moves. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @milesmaker it's also great to have other people onboard to give opinions on scenes, cuts, edits, etc since Dir/Writer 2 close. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@AllegianceNews: Find a location you have access to that inspires an interesting story you want to tell.n #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:32 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 That was a cool location, provided great shots/visuals, glad you guys were able to shoot there. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@wcmartell: I think less budget means you need to use more imagination - and you end up with a better film. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@Culture_Anarchy: RT @PitchfestBob: Write for elements you have: Access to a location, a nice car, an office. The more you have, the less you have to pay for. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@kingisafink: MT @pitchfestbob: Where we shot @BelowZeroMovie, we earned (good will) by being part of the community, in local media etc #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@jeannevb: Michael is here! RT @AllegianceNews: Find a location you have access to that inspires an interesting story you want to tell. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@WriteCoachKiki: RT @AllegianceNews: Find a location you have access to that inspires an interesting story you want to tell. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: @SarahAlexis4 Small town pros: Friendly people excited to have you there. Unique visuals. Often cheaper accommodation, food etc. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @dwacon You're in. But we will put you to work. @Kim_Garland, too! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@jeannevb: Let's shoot Michael some questions now via @AllegianceNews ... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:33 am         



 
@WriteCoachKiki: @dwacon Will do. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@marty_lang: @milesmaker Absolutely a concern - you want story to be a primary focus - but you also don't want to needlessly add expense. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Welcome to the chat. RT @jeannevb: Lets shoot Michael some questions now via @AllegianceNews ... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: Even if you are dealing w/ friends, put location agreements in writing. #lowbudget #tips #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@PitchfestBob: Small town cons: Limited access to camera gear and personnel. We lost a crew member (death in the family) and had to scramble. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@IngridElkner: @PitchfestBob I know in Australia it's easier to get gov funding if you set a film outside of a city. Diversity. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@rdlln: What's tonight's topic? Shooting your own script? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@jeannevb: @AllegianceNews when u write 1st draft, are u already thinking budget...or do u just focus on story? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:34 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @AllegianceNews Q: What are the most often overlooked elements people fail to consider when writing to a budget? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:35 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @AllegianceNews Q. Michael - First draft just get it down and not think about budget? Save for rewrites? Your thoughts? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:35 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @jamie_ld: @CelluloidBlonde Our set designer broke her wrist the first day of filming. || Ow ow ow! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:35 am         



 
@kim_garland: @elizabethkarr Yes, please! I must work for my hot cocoa and footie jammies! @kingisafink @dwacon #scriptchat #slumberparty
December 17, 2012, 1:35 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @PitchfestBob Thanks for sharing that insight! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:35 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @rdlln writing to a budget with guest @AllegianceNews but some of us have been talking our own experiences. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:35 am         



 
@worzel13: RT @myPDFscripts: As an indie filmmaker on a budget, I usually breakdown the script and try to secure locations first, then rewrite accordingly. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:36 am         



 
@socialu3D: RT @wcmartell: I think less budget means you need to use more imagination - and you end up with a better film. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:36 am         



 
@myPDFscripts: Pro Tip: Listen to any @edward_burns commentary and learn everything you need to know about writing/shooting for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:37 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @myPDFscripts: Pro Tip: Listen to any @edward_burns commentary and learn everything you need to know about writing/shooting for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:38 am         



 
@jeannevb: RT @myPDFscripts: Pro Tip: Listen to any @edward_burns commentary and learn everything you need to know about writing/shooting for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:38 am         



 
@zacsanford2: My advice: Only write to a budget if you're working for a producer on assignment and/or you'll be shooting it yourself. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:38 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Once you write that first draft, know the marketplace and how likely you are to sell based on the genre of your script. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:38 am         



 
@AllegianceNews: Many of our locations were via @NYCParks Dept #SCRIPTCHAT
December 17, 2012, 1:39 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Rewrite your script to make it the best and most marketable script if you're going to market. Budget can kill your spec. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:39 am         



 
@wickedjava: RT @myPDFscripts: Pro Tip: Listen to any @edward_burns commentary and learn everything you need to know about writing/shooting for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:39 am         



 
@zacsanford2: And I've seen specs die in the market not just for being TOO big of a budget, but sometimes TOO small. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:39 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Well, I think it is smart if people trying to break in think about budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:39 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: W/ Thanksgiving script, we took out airport + other expensive locations after line pdcr ran a budget. Helped us zero in on story #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: It is going to be hella easier to sell a low budget horror than to sell a big budget scifi. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@CoffeyBrown1: RT @kingisafink: Come to Chicago... RT @elizabethkarr: Filmmakers outside LA have easier time cajoling friends for locations. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @zacsanford2: Rewrite your script to make it the best and most marketable script if you're going to market. Budget can kill your spec. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@zacsanford2: I've seen horror specs that are $50M+. No studio is making horror films for that high. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@ShortofStories: Whats the aubject #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: A lot more places can & will finance low budget horror, not so much, big budget scifi. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:40 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @CelluloidBlonde Some of the highest voted specs on the Hit List were sci-fi... at least according to the list. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:41 am         



 
@jeannevb: @AllegianceNews your thoughts on writing the first draft... consider budget or no? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:41 am         



 
@wickedjava: “@jeannevb: @AllegianceNews when u write 1st draft, are u already thinking budget...or do u just focus on story? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:41 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @AllegianceNews Did you write knowing you had those locations through them, or was that an afterthought? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:41 am         



 
@jeannevb: writing to budgets RT @ShortofStories: Whats the subject #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:41 am         



 
@wickedjava: Watch any @Rodriguez 10 minute flick school to look at how to make them most of a little. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:42 am         



 
@THISISNITAIQ: RT @AllegianceNews: Find a location you have access to that inspires an interesting story you want to tell.n #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:42 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @zacsanford2 On Blacklist? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:42 am         



 
@wickedjava: @kingisafink @elizabethkarr not always so #Scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:42 am         



 
@wcmartell: Dog Juice: Every film no matter the budget needs same amount of excitement. Removing big stars, FX, stunts - must add something. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:43 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @CelluloidBlonde Hit List which is the best specs. Also a decent amount of "sci-fi" sold this year. BlackList hits tomorrow. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:43 am         



 
@AuthenticLong: RT @myPDFscripts: Pro Tip: Listen to any @edward_burns commentary and learn everything you need to know about writing/shooting for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:43 am         



 
@ShortofStories: Never write in a budget if theres none. Thats a mantra #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:43 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @CelluloidBlonde At film financing conference attended recently, panel also said #romcoms viable for low budget besides horror #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:43 am         



 
@zacsanford2: RT @wcmartell: Every film no matter the budget needs same excitement. Removing big stars, FX, stunts - must add something. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:43 am         



 
@milesmaker: If you're thinking small script remember to make it feel like a movie with a visually compelling story, cinematic opportunities. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:44 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @zacsanford2 Interesting. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:44 am         



 
@jeannevb: *newsbreak* @MyTrackingBoard came out with Hit List 2012 http://t.co/Cy5Gqjc8 @theblcklst announces Black List tomorrow! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:44 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @elizabethkarr: At film financing conference attended recently, panel also said #romcoms viable for low budget besides horror #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:44 am         



 
@CrawlForTheMoon: RT @Bang2write: I refuse to mystify it ...Wanna be a writer? Then write. And read. And watch. And listen. And network. And rewrite. DONE #scriptchat #novels
December 17, 2012, 1:45 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Anyone have any questions that I or @pitchfestbob can answer based on our past low budget experience? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:45 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @jeannevb: @MyTrackingBoard came out with Hit List 2012 http://t.co/Dnwboehi @theblcklst announces Black List tomorrow! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:45 am         



 
@kingisafink: @wickedjava well sure. 'always' is pretty rare. share your experience w/ #scriptchat.
December 17, 2012, 1:45 am         



 
@RWWFilm: RT @jeannevb: *newsbreak* @MyTrackingBoard came out with Hit List 2012 http://t.co/Cy5Gqjc8 @theblcklst announces Black List tomorrow! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:45 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @CelluloidBlonde Then again, you can think outside the box and do smart "sci-fi" on a budget. e.g. Source Code, Moon. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:46 am         



 
@jeannevb: President is on TV right now addressing nation re: the CT shootings. We should pause... #respect #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: @wickedjava In LA you'll often get neighbors looking for $ when you've paid for location house. Ask for $ to remove trash etc #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@wickedjava: @kingisafink it is best to have tons of options on locations. Being locked into one space an cause issues. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@debralynnlazar: Love you... RT @jeannevb: President is on TV right now addressing nation re: the CT shootings. We should pause... #respect #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @zacsanford2 Rod Serling made a career out of doing that. [smile] #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@RWWFilm: @zacsanford2 @CelluloidBlonde Any mention of MOON gets favorited. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@Pressmoi: RT @jeannevb: President is on TV right now addressing nation re: the CT shootings. We should pause... #respect #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@zacsanford2: RT @elizabethkarr: In LA you often get neighbors looking for $ when youve paid for location house. Ask for $ to remove trash etc #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @jeannevb: President is on TV right now addressing nation re: the CT shootings. We should pause... #respect #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:47 am         



 
@zacsanford2: #silence RT @jeannevb: President is on TV right now addressing nation re: the CT shootings. We should pause... #respect #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:48 am         



 
@wcmartell: PRIMER (really low budget sci-fi). CUBE, etc - you can do low budget sci fi. TERMINATOR could be done cheap.n #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:48 am         



 
@wcmartell: OUTER LIMITS, too. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:48 am         



 
@WriteOnOnline: Writers, please post your goals for the week: http://t.co/RzK4cCcn #writeon #scriptchat #140conf
December 17, 2012, 1:48 am         



 
@wparsley: RT @jeannevb: President is on TV right now addressing nation re: the CT shootings. We should pause... #respect #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:49 am         



 
@jun6lee: RT @wcmartell: Make a list of locations and props and cool things that you have access to - and write around those. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:49 am         



 
@wickedjava: @elizabethkarr you get the same thing in Baltimore. It is about looking at the options and being flexible on an indie budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:49 am         



 
@kingisafink: @wickedjava without a doubt #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:49 am         



 
@kingisafink: RT @wcmartell: I think less budget means you need to use more imagination - and you end up with a better film. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:50 am         



 
@grking: doing that now #scriptchat "@wcmartell: Make a list of locations & props and cool things that you have access to - and write around those"
December 17, 2012, 1:50 am         



 
@IngridElkner: Probably helps to have a good script editor too who can see where scenes can be cut or amalgamated. Save money long-term. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:51 am         



 
@ShortofStories: If you don't put the same effort with a high budget than in a low budget, you're doing it wrong, i guess. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:52 am         



 
@kingisafink: THIS---> RT @wcmartell: Make a list of locations & props and cool things that you have access to - and write around those #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:52 am         



 
@ShortofStories: Because if you must lower the budget of a scene, you still must match the idea of the high budget idea you had previously #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:53 am         



 
@ShortofStories: and most of the time it won't be better #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:53 am         



 
@IngridElkner: If you are interested in writing for animation, you should tune into #tvwriterchat today, w/ special guest @sdarancette! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:54 am         



 
@jeannevb: reminder: we're pausing for the Pres address to the nation re: the CT shootings, we'll continue after... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:54 am         



 
@art1032: RT @jeannevb: reminder: we're pausing for the Pres address to the nation re: the CT shootings, we'll continue after... #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:54 am         



 
@IngridElkner: @jeannevb I'm not in the U.S. so I can't see it. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:56 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @IngridElkner The speech is now finished. Sorry about that. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:58 am         



 
@Simply_Prah: RT @milesmaker: If you're thinking small script remember to make it feel like a movie with a visually compelling story, cinematic opportunities. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:59 am         



 
@ShortofStories: @Jamie_LD @IngridElkner How was it? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:59 am         



 
@IngridElkner: @Jamie_LD Imagine if we paused every time innocents were slaughtered in the Middle East... We'd never get anything done! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 1:59 am         



 
@zacsanford2: So since it is that time of year, I wanted to give away a couple screenwriting books. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:00 am         



 
@ShortofStories: Amazing how our president didn't make a speech about Corinthians being world champ #scriptchat That's what they worry about down here.
December 17, 2012, 2:00 am         



 
@zacsanford2: How to be entered to win one of the books, send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:00 am         



 
@theTheatreDork: RT @marty_lang: Try to compress the timeline of your story to as few story days as possible. You'll have less wardrobe changes for your actors. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:00 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: @ShortofStories @IngridElkner It was the President's speech at the memorial. It was nice. Sad that it happened at all, but nice. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:00 am         



 
@CinemaProfound: RT @zacsanford2: How to be entered to win one of the books, send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:00 am         



 
@IngridElkner: @IngridElkner I hope that wasn't misinterpreted. I mean that so many innocents die around the world without any acknowledgment. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@zacsanford2: I'll also choose one of hte query letters to offer extensive notes to. Can be any genre, budget, etc. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@Phil_Baker_: Been silently stalking #scriptchat tonight. Having written & made a low budget feature, I can confirm there is some gold being tweeted again
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @IngridElkner: If you are interested in writing for animation, you shld tune into #tvwriterchat today, w/ guest @sdarancette! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 That's very kind of you! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @zacsanford2: How to be entered to win one of the books, send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@GeoffBreedwell: RT @Jamie_LD: RT @IngridElkner: If you are interested in writing for animation, you shld tune into #tvwriterchat today, w/ guest @sdarancette! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:01 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @zacsanford2: I'll also choose one of hte query letters to offer extensive notes to. Can be any genre, budget, etc. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: I'll also choose one of hte query letters to offer extensive notes to. Can be any genre, budget, etc. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @zacsanford2: How to be entered to win one of the books, send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: How to be entered to win one of the books, send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @zacsanford2 What books are you giving away? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Please send the query letters in the body of hte email as any emails received with attachments will be deleted, unread. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@ericnjones: RT @zacsanford2: How to be entered to win one of the books, send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:02 am         



 
@scriptchat: RT @zacsanford2: Please send the query letters in the body of hte email as any emails received with attachments will be deleted, unread. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:03 am         



 
@jeannevb: RT @zacsanford2: Please send the query letters in the body of hte email as any emails received with attachments will be deleted, unread. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:03 am         



 
@ericnjones: RT @zacsanford2: I'll also choose one of hte query letters to offer extensive notes to. Can be any genre, budget, etc. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:03 am         



 
@Jamie_LD: I've been working on final rewrites of my TV drama pilot for UCLA class, due tomorrow. Break for #scriptchat back at it, then #tvwriterchat
December 17, 2012, 2:03 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @CelluloidBlonde I have a couple books like This is 40, Hitchcock, some other script, the new Dan O'Bannon book. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:03 am         



 
@zacsanford2: So send a query letter to zac at scriptchat dot com for a chance to win a book and notes on your script. #HappyHolidays #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:03 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: RT @zacsanford2: have a couple books like This is 40, Hitchcock, some other script, the new Dan OBannon book. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:04 am         



 
@laurayntema: #scriptchat can anyone recommend a good resource - blog, etc for writing within budgets?
December 17, 2012, 2:04 am         



 
@CinemaProfound: @kingisafink @elizabethkarr Or Maine, but not in the middle of winter. LOL! #scriptchat locations
December 17, 2012, 2:04 am         



 
@sjezioro: I'm thankful for @jeannevb and @Jamie_LD for filling my timeline with #scriptchat and #tvwriter chat to breakup the sadness in my timeline
December 17, 2012, 2:04 am         



 
@CinemaProfound: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Update: 2012 Black List! Blog post by @FranklinLeonard re tomorrow's schedule. http://t.co/kMs0NIBK #BlackList2012 #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:05 am         



 
@zacsanford2: Any other questions and or thoughts for our "guest" or any of the other people who have chimed in tonight? #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:05 am         



 
@CinemaProfound: RT @Raindance: 50 Office-Speak Terms You'll Love To Hate: http://t.co/DYw38BZG #scriptchat #screenwriterts
December 17, 2012, 2:05 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: @laurayntema Chuck Wendig blogs some good stuff, not specifically about budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:05 am         



 
@jeannevb: any advice peeps? RT @laurayntema: #scriptchat can anyone recommend a good resource - blog, etc for writing within budgets?
December 17, 2012, 2:05 am         



 
@CinemaProfound: RT @rdlln: Any unrepped screenwriters with a great spec out there? Would love to read something I could recommend #writershelpingwriters #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:05 am         



 
@jeannevb: @sjezioro thanks. I still feel sick to my stomach. I keep hugging my kids & crying. @Jamie_LD #scriptchat #tvwriter
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@DankwaBrooks: RT @myPDFscripts: As an indie filmmaker on a budget, I usually breakdown the script and try to secure locations first, then rewrite accordingly. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@zacsanford2: @laurayntema The Script Notes podcast had an episode a while back on budget. If I remember correctly. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@RiverCityOtter: RT @grking: doing that now #scriptchat "@wcmartell: Make a list of locations & props and cool things that you have access to - and write around those"
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Also Bill Martell's script secrets blog has good stuff. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@DankwaBrooks: RT @myPDFscripts: Budget constraints that require script rewrites almost always lead to happy accidents. Forces you to focus on what's important. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@DankwaBrooks: RT @myPDFscripts: Nothing beats the old Excel worksheet. “@jeannevb: For those who have produced films, wld u recommend budgeting software? #scriptchat”
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@ericnjones: Thanks for the chat! Now back to JP & Ashley's wedding - I mean, back to #SundayNightFootball #SFvsNE #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:06 am         



 
@mrbarnard1: RT @wcmartell: Dog Juice: Every film no matter the budget needs same amount of excitement. Removing big stars, FX, stunts - must add something. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:07 am         



 
@jeannevb: Yes! RT @CelluloidBlonde: Also Bill Martells script secrets blog has good stuff. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:07 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Again not specifically about budget, but if it is screenwriting, Bill has probably covered it at some point. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:07 am         



 
@mrbarnard1: RT @myPDFscripts: Pro Tip: Listen to any @edward_burns commentary and learn everything you need to know about writing/shooting for budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:07 am         



 
@IngridElkner: I'd love to learn about budgeting for animation production. Stuff I'll need to know if I intend on making a professional short. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:07 am         



 
@CinemaProfound: "Pause" freshly posted. F.Y.I.: #scriptchat >> http://t.co/pQPk1Spp
December 17, 2012, 2:08 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Terry Rossio's Wordplay has a great archive too of posts re screenwriting. http://t.co/NUJpjo4U #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:08 am         



 
@laurayntema: #scriptchat great thx for leads
December 17, 2012, 2:08 am         



 
@DankwaBrooks: @jeannevb @myPDFscripts Not necessarily. I shot in a restaurant early in the morning before it opened. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:08 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: The Single Screenwriter has a pretty fun blog with some witty posts but I don't remember any on budget. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:09 am         



 
@DankwaBrooks: @DankwaBrooks @jeannevb @mypdfscripts I wish I had about 2 more hours for coverage, but I got what I needed #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:10 am         



 
@jeannevb: If you want to keep tossing out thoughts, feel free. I'll wait to pull the transcript. #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:10 am         



 
@elizabethkarr: Really enjoyed tonight's conversation. Thank you all and #treefort #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:10 am         



 
@wcmartell: Did someone mention my name? I was sleeping...n #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:11 am         



 
@CelluloidBlonde: Yes, Bill. [smile] #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:11 am         



 
@jeannevb: Thanks to all for joining us tonight. Next week we're taking off for the holidays. See you on the 30th talking Final Act! #scriptchat
December 17, 2012, 2:11 am