Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jason Scoggins to Guest on USA Scriptchat June 2, 2013


Jason Scoggins @jscoggins is a serial entrepreneur and senior executive who has founded and led companies in the entertainment industry as well as the technology space.  A Hollywood veteran whose career includes stints as a TV literary agent and feature literary manager, Jason is probably best known for The Scoggins Report, the weekly film development newsletter he started in 2009 that currently has a weekly circulation of nearly 5,000 entertainment industry executives and creatives.  The Report covers Hollywood's spec screenplay and pitch sales markets and is available for free here.

Over the past five years Jason has founded several web-based entertainment industry start-ups, including the film development database company ItsontheGrid.com, which launched in 2009 and was sold to The Wrap News, Inc. in 2011.  His current endeavor is SpecScout.com @specscout, the site that combines a screenplay coverage library with a scoring system in order to highlight the best scripts circulating Hollywood.  He continues to provide consulting services through Eureka Canyon, the management and consulting company he established in 2010.

Monday, May 20, 2013

USA Transcript: Must-Have Screenwriting & Career Tips May 19, 2013


As most of you know, we've had problems with the transcript site for the past couple of months. We've also learned that Tweetchat will cease functioning soon due to changes in Twitter. A solution may be in sight -- oneQube SmartStream! Check out a review of it here. The site also creates transcripts, so we'll be diving in and hoping it's an improvement over our current situation.

Until then, here's last night's USA transcript. My sincerest apologies, yet again, to the EURO crowd.

Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK! Talking the must-have tips you've learned about screenwriting craft & career
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
It's #scriptchat o'clock. Tonight's topic: What is Must-Know Lesson You Learned About Your Writing & Career? #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
Time for #scriptchat: What is a Must-Know Lesson You Learned About Your Writing & Career? Share your insights & growth w our community.
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
Was getting into a writing groove. I might not stay for the full hour. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@princess_scribe Bummer I didn't get the same call. Enjoy. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
Time for #scriptchat: What is a Must-Know Lesson You Learned About Your Writing & Career? Share your insights & growth w our community.
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
@SarahAlexis4 Lots of white space on page, and high concept is still king. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@Singleton_Paul Same here. Been so slammed, my writing has been non-existent the last couple days. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
Best lesson: Read scripts, write a lot, and don't be afraid of failure. You'll get better with each and every script you write. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@jeannevb Outlining well will save you SO much time down the road. #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
Tall glass of ice cold lemonade, before bike ride with friends on sunny CA day, -- time to talk #screenwriting. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 Yes, I heartily agree with reading scripts. The more we learn and hone our craft the better each script gets. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@jeannevb The lesson that keeps on giving: Read Script, Watch Movies, Write Pages #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@RWWFilm Yes. Outline, outline, outline. Best to have a roadmap of where you're going than driving aimlessly. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
I also think there's always room to continue to learn and grow as writers no matter what stage of the game we're at. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@jeannevb Ding! #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
Good mornoon, everyone. What's the topic? #scriptchat
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Anna Hailey
@annaliterally
@SarahAlexis4 Once you think it's done, run it by a reader. And listen to them. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@SarahAlexis4 agreed! I'm learning new things every day. #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
@jeannevb @RWWFilm Definitely. Outlining is a must. Ppl who don't end up writing more drafts. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 Every time I don't, I end up bogging down and going back to do more outlining anyway. Might as well do it up front. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@SarahAlexis4 Like any other art, you're never done learning. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@RWWFilm Absolutely. #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
Index cards w scenes on bulletin board helps outline scenes & allows changes easily when you want to change scene order. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
Read scripts. Write scripts. Repeat. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
At some pt, books/classes will start feeling repetitive. That's time to pause addiction to reading/classes & WRITE #trustyourgut #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 Yes! Loved Gladwell's Outliers. #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Don't put the cart before the horse. Focus on writing something amazing before freaking out about the minutia of the business. #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
Don't just watch movies. Study. Analyze. Deconstruct. Apply lessons learned. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@jeannevb Agreed. I stopped reading books, wrote for six months, went back to the books and made much more sense! #scriptchat
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Arlis Johnson
@arlisjohnson
Outlining is great. First thing i had done was to use excel in order to organize my timeline, worlds, and interactions #scriptchat
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Doug Richardson
@byDougRich
Here's one. Love your work so much you're willing to completely dismantle it in order to make it soar. @jeannevb #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
Lectured on Breaking in Outside of LA yest to @NYCScreenwriter group. #1 RULE: WRITE A GREAT SCRIPT. That's how you get in. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@jeannevb Exactly. Books are beyond repetitive. Too many talk about writing more than they actually write. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@GCGeek awesome! #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
And get knowledgeable, professional notes. You won't know how well you're doing otherwise. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
Can you boil your core story concept down to 10 words or less? If not, you need to think abt it more. #scriptchat
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nicole tersigni
@nicsigni
@CassidyMcM Yes! Index cards make my life so much nicer. #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
@byDougRich Yes. Don't be so stubborn you ruin a brilliant concept. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
Have to buzz back to my mom's... I'll be right back! @zacsanford2, hold down the #treefort plz! xo #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@jeannevb @byDougRich always good advice! #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
Stop overwriting. At some point, you just have to finish it and send it out. If nothing favorable happens, write something new. #scriptchat
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Andrea Waters
@art1032
Don't be afraid to kill the babies and DO NOT be boring #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@nicsigni @CassidyMcM I've never used index cards. I tend to outline in a word doc and just cut/paste to move things. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@nicsigni @CassidyMcM I find index cards are something most new writers resist. Once they give in they realize how helpful it is #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@writermya Jeannevb wrote a great @scriptmag article on how to know when you're done writing. #hardestthingever #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 Yeah, there needs to be a balance between reading/learning and the actual doing, showing up to write. #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
Be born to John Landis or Ivan Reitman. #scriptchat
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nicole tersigni
@nicsigni
@zacsanford2 @CassidyMcM Have you tried Scrivener? I have friends that love it. Makes moving scenes super easy, apparently. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 @nicsigni @CassidyMcM It just a technological variation of the same concept though :) #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@ScripTipps Sure they were born to famous fathers, but both of them actually have talent. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@RWWFilm Yes, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@ScripTipps There are many kin of famous Hollywood elite that don't have the talent to crack through the doors. #scriptchat
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Sheri Candler
@shericandler
MT @jeannevb: At some pt, books/classes will start feeling repetitive. time to pause reading/classes & WRITE #trustyourgut #scriptchat
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Romona Robinson
@MonaLiNYC
"@Singleton_Paul: And get knowledgeable, professional notes. You won't know how well you're doing otherwise. #scriptchat" ((this 4x))
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 @johnaugust said this: When u find urself making script changes & NOT changes to the story, its time to send it out #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
Success stories are inspiring but not a blueprint. A good script is all I'm focused on. I'll worry about selling when it's ready #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@SarahAlexis4 That Einstein guy...always ripping me off. #scriptchat
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Gary Holler
@GaryHoller
@jeannevb Writing 8 sequences is much easier than writing 1 whole movie. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@RWWFilm Yep, you can only wordsmith your script so much before you're wasting time. Move onto the next script. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@RWWFilm haha :) #scriptchat
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Andrea Waters
@art1032
Whatever co. you may get a chance to pitch to,or query, make sure you know what kinds of scripts they accept. #scriptchat
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nicole tersigni
@nicsigni
@RWWFilm @SarahAlexis4 What a wang. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@MonaLiNYC @Singleton_Paul Yes. That's a spectacular idea ;) #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@GaryHoller And writing 40ish beats is even easier than 8 sequences. :) Break down the project into smaller goals. :) #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@art1032 Good one. Doing your homework is important. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@GCGeek This is DOPE! Love it! #scriptchat
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Doug Richardson
@byDougRich
Here's one I learned at Disney. If you can't see the forest through the trees, take a chainsaw to the trees. @RWWFilm @jeannevb #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@RWWFilm @zacsanford2 @johnaugust Well said. So true. #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
@zacsanford2 @nicsigni @RWWfilm after on computer for wks typing script, I like to step away to see scenes in dif format w cards #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
Set smaller goals instead of bigger ones. You'll feel you're getting more accomplished and are less likely to give up. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@zacsanford2 @ScripTipps You better say that again!! LOL. #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Real writers know their first draft is awful. There is no exception to this rule. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
If you're ever in a meeting, don't debate/fight notes or ideas in the room. You may not end up using them, but nod and be polite #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 Really good one. It's so helpful to have some manageable goals to feel that sense of accomplishment and movement. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
Don't be afraid 2 invest in your script. Yeah, notes cost money. So does making a film. You want people 2 INVEST in your script. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@EitanTheWriter Real writers think they're writing the best thing ever, while they're writing it, then an hour later...the doubt #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@writermya @ScripTipps Too many people use the excuse of "I'm not related to someone famous." You need the talent no matter. #scriptchat
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Romona Robinson
@MonaLiNYC
@GCGeek Mike up in #scriptchat spittin dope writer-ly tweets...
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 There's nothing like the feeling of crossing something off your to-do list. Smaller goals keep the ball rolling #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@RWWFilm True. I was going to say, be good receiver & giver of notes. Listen and really hear heart of note. Don't get defensive. #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
@RWWFilm @nicsigni agreed - notecards for me give me more visualization of #film's order to see it as audience. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@zacsanford2 @ScripTipps But I always say it. "I know WHO I am. I don't pay attention to competition. I just write." #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
I like to meet up with writers every few weeks and commiserate, share notes, do shots, revel in the craft; then back to writing! #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 @writermya @ScripTipps at first I read that as :you need the talent TO matter" Just as true. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@RWWFilm @zacsanford2 I agree, it's like chipping away and moving step by step closer to that main big goal. Gives a boost. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@MonaLiNYC Twitter free stylin' ;-) #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@writermya Perfect example. Write. Grow your craft. As quality material can rise to the top. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@SarahAlexis4 In the room it's about being professional. Start fighting and you won't be invited back. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@writermya :-D Thanks! #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@GCGeek I learn so much from other writers, definitely. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@RWWFilm @SarahAlexis4 In the room, instead of "yes, but..." it's "yes, and..." Makes you much more fun to work with. #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
This will sound silly. If you have a commute, turn off the radio and let your mind wander. I've had good ideas this way lately. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
While it's tough to do... try to write every day. By writing every day it is easier to just jump into your story. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@zacsanford2 People really use that excuse? People told me I couldn't get into Hollywood 'cos I live in Aus. They were wrong. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@GCGeek Love that! So great to have a writing community. Makes the journey easier when in good company and support each other. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
Oh, and so many great podcasts with panels, interviews. Great on the Walkman, I mean iPod, I mean iPad, when commuting/traveling #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@Singleton_Paul So NOT silly. I do it every morning and evening on my commute to work. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
I love getting notes. @Bang2write is awesome and you do have to be RECEPTIVE. You may not agree with them all and that's okay. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner That's because you proved them wrong Ingrid! Just tell me I can't, and see what I can! @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@IngridElkner It's harder to break in from outside Hollywood, but it is not impossible. Anything is possible if you try. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
All my readers are writers I feel are my level writers or better. Best way to learn. #community #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
@authorJamie It's amazing the story problems your brain will work through if you give it a chance. :) #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@SarahAlexis4 I'm lucky to have found some great writers here in Baltimore. I did meetups in Toronto too. Social media daily! #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
My stomach hurts while I wait for notes. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@Singleton_Paul Agreed. And you can let your mind wonder, and BOOM! you're at your destination, and wish you had more time. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@Singleton_Paul Hahahahaha, I know the feeling. But I'm much better now. #scriptchat
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Andy Silverman
@battyink
hey all. sorry I'm late. Pulled a hammy playing hockey will have plenty of time to write now. #Scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@authorJamie "You can't" is a great motivator, so is jealousy. You can start with wrong motivation to get you to the right one. #scriptchat
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Anna Hailey
@annaliterally
@Singleton_Paul Get your mind off it, write something else! #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@authorJamie Yes, that's really important in the room. Want to contribute not just shoot things down. Help the team. #scriptchat
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Jeffrey Field
@kiribatiwriter
Be open to consider notes and suggestions. You don't have to adopt them, but defensive dismissal can = missed opportunity. #scriptchat
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Doug Richardson
@byDougRich
Don't be argumentative and don't be a doormat. Find the root of their suggestion and spin gold. @RWWFilm @sarahalexis4 #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
Where to get professional notes? #scriptchat
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Delayna
@delaynamichelle
@zacsanford2 @IngridElkner I tweeted my way in. So did another coworker. Never underestimate the power of social media. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@zacsanford2 True on the writing every day. When I take a break it takes a while to find the story groove. Wastes time. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
So we're halfway through. Still talking tips and tricks that you use as a writer. Share with the community. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@zacsanford2 My teachers now pick my brain about LA, they've never been. Co-ordinator asked me to do a talk about it. #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Writers don't steal ideas. Feel free to share your thoughts. That said, let other people's ideas inspire yours. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@byDougRich Thanks, very well said! #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
@annaliterally Good point. :) #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@jeannevb there's no point in having a reader who isn't on ur level or better. If they aren't how can they help u tell ur story? #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
I do write every day now but my best ideas happen when I walk away and there's no pressure. For some reason: gems in the shower. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@delaynamichelle tweeted her way into my heart. #catsticker #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@GCGeek Writing every day. I open up FD and write. Skip a few days, it takes 10+ minutes to get rolling. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@zacsanford2 @IngridElkner Agreed. I hear/know of people who have been in Hollywood for 10-20 years and STILL struggle. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
If you're going to a pitchfest. Research the company. Take a deep breath. Be calm. We need you as much as you need us. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@delaynamichelle @zacsanford2 A Melbourne guy got hired by Leno off a tweet, now he writes for the show FROM Melbs. *jealouses* #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 There's something powerful about the momentum that comes along with keeping a regular routine. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner My mom never told me I couldn't do things when I was a kid. She said, "If you can find a way." It carried over. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@zacsanford2 @delaynamichelle PREACH! Love it! That's why it's important 2 also watch WHAT you tweet. #NEGATIVITY #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@writermya Just because they're in Hollywood, doesn't mean they have the talent to break in. #mostimportant @ingridelkner #scriptchat
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Mark Dispenza
@MDispenza
I had a table read of the first act of my screenplay yesterday. It was valuable. Great feedback. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@authorJamie That's awesome. :) #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@IngridElkner inspirational story #scriptchat
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Matt Janacone
@matt_janacone
Speaking of notes, I find script coverage very helpful. #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
@zacsanford2 Great point about writing every day. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@MDispenza don't forget... your "award winning screenplay." Glad the read went great. #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
@delaynamichelle I am impressed so I'll be your friend. XO. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
One of the hardest things to master is dialogue. Read your script out loud, or get a group together for a table read. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@MDispenza Yes! Table read with actors was the best thing for a TV spec I wrote. And I'm not in Cali. Actors are everywhere! #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@MDispenza with professional readers or friends? Did you pay them? #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@authorjamie I love your mom #scriptchat
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Doug Richardson
@byDougRich
Try to compose while away from the workspace. Use time at the keyboard to refine. @jeannevb @rwwfilm @sarahalexis4 #scriptchat
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Mya Kay
@writermya
I LOVE #scriptchat. Community matters. I want my homie @RyanRstar to check it out. Sundays on twitter at 8pm. XO. Gotta go teach. Thx guys.
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Andy Silverman
@battyink
@zacsanford2 I agree. You'll hear cringeworthy on the nose dialogue when it's read aloud. #scriptchat
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Mark Dispenza
@MDispenza
@14Shari professional actors, some of who were friends...and now some new friends. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@zacsanford2 But as you know, the longer you go in this industry, the more you see perserverance wins over straight-up talent. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@zacsanford2 I read #SBAN out loud so many times, I spoke in a Southern accent for weeks! #scriptchat
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Delayna
@delaynamichelle
@writermya Hooray! #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
@Singleton_Paul No, it's a very good point. If your brain is full of stuff all the time it's difficult for ideas to creep in. #scriptchat
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Delayna
@delaynamichelle
@IngridElkner @zacsanford2 Super jealous, but also awesome. #scriptchat
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Valerie
@designergirl83
@jeannevb Do you think there is such a thing as over educating when it comes to script writing? So much contradiction in books. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@jeannevb We got lucky in the mom department, didn't we? #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
I'm praying the transcript site works tonight. You guys have some great tips! #bravo #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
I think it's important to celebrate peers' success & use as motivation/inspiration instead of plant seeds of self-doubt/jealousy #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@authorjamie indeedy! #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@IngridElkner My equation: 40% luck, 30% who you know, 20% perseverance, 10% talent. Could maybe flip the last two. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
I recommend searching for directors online who want scripts. My script got produced, and now my short is playing at Cannes!! #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@SarahAlexis4 Yes. Yes. Yes! #scriptchat
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Mark Dispenza
@MDispenza
@zacsanford2 thanks! #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@zacsanford2 And if you don't know anybody, make it a point to meet somebody. It's not so difficult. @IngridElkner #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@IngridElkner wow! #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@SarahAlexis4 I agree. I used to get jealous until I realised it takes as much energy to be celebratory. Be happy for them!! #scriptchat
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Jonathan Fournier
@JonFour
@IngridElkner Do you recommend any websites/communities in particular to search? #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@IngridElkner any idea how to find directors who are searching for scripts? #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@zacsanford2 And my god, it's soooo much easier to plump up your 'who you know' percentage in LA. Easy to meet industry peeps. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@SarahAlexis4 A rising tide lifts all boats #scriptchat
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
@jeannevb @zacsanford2 Hello #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
If you do write for free don't write something stupid or for jerks. Only work on spec projects you truly believe in. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@14Shari Get IMDB Pro, and Tracking Board subscriptions, and just start reading everything, including trade mags. @IngridElkner #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
@designergirl83 I agree there can be too much overeducating w "how to" books. Great way to learn is reading good #scripts. #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
Don't pitch projects you don't *really* want to write. You won't do a good job so why bother? #scriptchat #scripttips
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@IngridElkner Could you expand on that for ppl? How do you search for a director online? Specific sites? #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
@designergirl83 @jeannevb Yes. Excellent point. Figure out which book works for you, stick with it, but still be openminded. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@JonFour I just googled stuff like 'looking for short film script', found a few directors' postings on forums, replied. #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
If ucan't be happy for someone else success they won't share yours. I believe in abundance. Someone else success won't cut mine. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@gregstorm *waves* come on in! @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
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Olive Random
@randomolive
While networking is important, don't just collect biz cards. Take time to get to know them, create relationships/friendships. #scriptchat
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Anna Hailey
@annaliterally
@zacsanford2 I use MM. Once I finish a draft, I track each character's voice by printing and reading them separately. @jeannevb #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@authorJamie thanks #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
I'm trying a new tactic with my current project. I'm outlining for each main character. Because they have their own story... #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@BrionyKidd It's a bit of a trap, isn't it. Just because u think up a Hollywood-style romcom doesn't mean you can do it justice. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@randomolive Yes, good one! Cultivating and maintaining relationships is so important. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
...and in the end, their stories intertwine. I was having a difficult time with just one outline. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@randomolive So true. Networking is necessary, but we're all people. It ain't about seeking favors. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@RWWFilm I don't remember any specific sites, nor the one I found my director on. Just google all the relevant keywords. #scriptchat
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Richard Soriano
@TheConflictGuru
I will be at the #GAPF for the free seminars. Did I mention the first day they are #FREE ? #scriptchat
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Anna Hailey
@annaliterally
Know when to walk away. It's one of the hardest lessons I had to learn. #scriptchat
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Andy Silverman
@battyink
@authorJamie I do that as well. Makes all characters level of importance rise.#scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@14Shari Tracking Board will let you know what's being shopped, sales, etc. And you can see who is doing what. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@authorJamie Because I'm so freaking in love with Bill Martell's books, I'm taking his guidance and working out each character's #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@authorJamie That's cool that you're experimenting like that. I think our approaches can evolve/change from 1 project to next. #scriptchat
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
@designergirl83 Tons of sports "experts" who know the game inside & out but they are not players. Players get in the game #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@randomolive And this writing community (of any level) is so warm, embracing, encouraging you get so much more than contacts. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@authorJamie goal, fear, secret, dream, and regret. So helpful. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner YES! I love @wcmartell Blue Books! #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
There are no bad ideas but there are awful ones. #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@IngridElkner how long is your short and what genre? #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
@IngridElkner Yeah, a big difference between something great & just thinking you can do it *better* than what you see on screen. #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Don't edit while brainstorming. Get it all down, figure out what works later. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
TIP: GIVE. Of your time, your advice, your enthusiasm, your support. Then when you need some, someone will be there for you. #scriptchat
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
@designergirl83 It's the same thing with #writing. Until you get in the game and write something, you're just a commentator #scriptchat
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Olive Random
@randomolive
@GCGeek Fo sho! :) @SarahAlexis4 #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@SarahAlexis4 It's new pilot I'm working on. You know project. I was just stuck, then I talked to Mike and decided 2 outlines. #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
@annaliterally I learned this lesson from Kenny Rogers. #scriptchat
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Richard Soriano
@TheConflictGuru
@LifesizeLD C U There too! #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@randomolive So nice seeing you here! #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@14Shari About 5 minutes, thriller. Though the director argued it's drama. It gets put in drama category in film festivals. #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@authorJamie Awesome. Glad you're unstuck. :) #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Seek out as many opinions on your work as you can but in the end remember they're just opinions. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@BrionyKidd It can be really hard this early in your career figuring out what stories you *truly* want to tell. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 @EitanTheWriter Same. If I don't, I bog down. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner Ha, my short keeps getting categorized as thriller, and I thinks it's a drama. @14Shari #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
If ur going to #GAPF, do the pitch bootcamp. U'll learn from hearing other's pitch they way u learn from reading other's scripts #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
@IngridElkner great. How long was the script? How many characters? Any chance it will be shown online? #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner So true. Just keep writing, and the stories will start giving you your direction. @BrionyKidd #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@authorJamie Let's switch stickers on our films (remember the stickers on videos at video stores? Oh, nostalgia...) #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
@IngridElkner Takes times, yes. I think regaling friends w/ the idea, or even just eagerness to start writing = good indicators. #scriptchat
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KimBergie
@KimBergie
@authorJamie Its a thrama. ;o) #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
@TheConflictGuru @LifesizeLD I'll be there on Sat for #GAPF Seminars, then will be hearing Pitches on Sunday. Should be Fun! #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@RWWFilm It's so easy to get stuck in the self-edit loop and never move forward on your script. #scriptchat
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Olive Random
@randomolive
@SarahAlexis4 I'm usually lurking in the shadows but I couldn't help myself tonight. What a great topic! #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
Craft tip: Char description is 1 place you can play w prose & have some fun with descriptors #attractactor101 #scriptchat
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Brett Wean
@brettwean
All feedback is valuable. If a suggestion seems off, figure out WHY theyĆ¢€™re making that suggestion: what are they trying to fix? #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Don't have Twitter open in the background while writing. #scriptchat #AdviceIDontFollow
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
Write what you love, where you like, w/ whatever methods work for you. Even if it's in a Starbucks w/ a "Writer" hat & a MacBook #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
How do you guys determine if your script is polished enough to pitch? Or not worthy of rewriting & shld be dumped? #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@14Shari Script about 5 pages, one main character and three supports, two locations. Will go online after the festival circuit. #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
#scriptchat MT @gavinnbennett @BrionyKidd I suspect part of the trick might be to develop parallel obsessions, so you can switch easier.
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
In a writers room, make sure to understand the room dynamic first. Listen before you speak. #scriptchat @WebSeriesForum
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@brettwean hey! Welcome! Guys, I just met Brett yesterday in NYC. Give him a #FF #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner Ah, the video store! #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 If you think page 1 has to be perfect before you can go on to page 2, you're doomed #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@BrionyKidd New writers have too many idea, bombard everyone with them. You hit a point where you pick & stick to a couple. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@KimBergie Hahahaha. I love it. Now where do I check that on the entry form? #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
@gavinnbennett Good point. I have obsessions galore... although they all lead back to a few key themes/subject matter. #scriptchat
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Andy Silverman
@battyink
@jeannevb I continually pitch my story to people even before it's done. I get great ideas from their reactions #scriptchat
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
@RWWFilm Ah, yes, perfectionism can be paralyzing and shut down forward movement. #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
@jeannevb That's easy (2nd Q). If I'm not looking forward to re-reading my own script, I wouldn't ask anyone else to. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@GCGeek bahaha, I saw those hats online the other day. Laughed my ass off. I just need to grow facial hair and a Hawaiian shirt. #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
@IngridElkner Yes... find the ideas you can do better than anyone else, not the ones anyone could do. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@SarahAlexis4 @RWWFilm Agreed. I dont tweak scenes or pages until ALL of draft one is down. #scriptchat
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Brett Wean
@brettwean
@jeannevb Thnx! Woo-hoo! I just jumped in. Hi all! (Is there a cool name for script-chatters? Scripties? Chatlings? Lemme know. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
As a TV writer, the highest compliment I can get in notes is, "Nice act outs." #scriptchat
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Andy Silverman
@battyink
@jeannevb And when it's done. I've pitched it so many times it's not so intimidating to pitch to industry people.#scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@GregStorm At this point, it'll have to be a Skype lunch. ;-) @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@GregStorm you're on my bucket list for next LA trip #bewarned #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
The greatest evolution of my process was steps. Brainstorm, synopsis, treatment, sc. breakdown (outline), vomit draft, 1st, 2nd. #scriptchat
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Brett Wean
@brettwean
@jeannevb Oh! So I should be drunk right now? Or...um...drunker? #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
And structure. When you're a baby writer and you don't know structure, you flail. Learning structure gives you story goalposts. #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@GregStorm Next time I'm in L.A. I hope it's this summer sometime for meetings. @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
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Briony Kidd
@BrionyKidd
@gavinnbennett @IngridElkner Obvious when you put it like that :) You can forgot if reading too many crappy screenwriting books. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@brettwean You're a writer and you're NOT drunk? We might have to ask you to leave... #scriptchat
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Heidi Norrod
@HeidiNorrod
@jeannevb I have my friends and such act them out...mark all weirdness then fix it. When there's no weirdness, I call it done. #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
@IngridElkner Excellent process. The more upfront work done before first draft, the better the drafts will be. #scriptchat
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Richard Soriano
@TheConflictGuru
Is 1st Draft considered typing fade out (personal draft not shown to others) or when they turn it in to someone? (1st draft) #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
Tonight on #tvwriterchat we are delving into the "first draft" after months of preparing for this moment. #scriptchat
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
In addition to great ideas, your scripts should be an enjoyable read. Word economy, proper formatting & spelling are important. #scriptchat
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Mike Morucci
@GCGeek
@jeannevb I will edit when a better execution/line hits me later while still in first draft. But that's without a deadline. #scriptchat
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Zac Sanford (backup)
@zacsanford2
@TheConflictGuru Two diff meanings for me. 1st draft is the first completed, but also the 1st turned into ProdCos, etc. #scriptchat
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Andy Silverman
@battyink
@HeidiNorrod @jeannevb I do the opposite. If there's not enough weirdness, I keep writing.#scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@heidinorrod that's some great group of friends you have. Can I borrow them? #scriptchat
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Anna Hailey
@annaliterally
Gotta go, tweetpeeps! Have a good night! #scriptchat
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Eitan
@EitanTheWriter
Invest time in your career, not money. Screenwriting is a very cheap field to get into. The expenses come from rainbow chasing. #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
I call mine a first draft any time someone says something bad about it. (kidding) #scriptchat
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Heidi Norrod
@HeidiNorrod
@jeannevb Heh yeah. Some of them family though. And all of them are terrible actors. :P #scriptchat
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Brett Wean
@brettwean
@IngridElkner Oh, I'm definitely drunk...just not sure if I'm drunk ENOUGH. Should my 4 scripts look like 4, or 8? #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@Singleton_Paul Hahahaha. I'm stealing that one. #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
MT @GregStorm: In addition to great ideas, your scripts should be an enjoyable read. Word economy, proper formatting & spelling #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
1 of best lessons I learned is fr @clivefrayne when ppl are rushing me: "Do u want it done right, or do you want it right now?" #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@zacsanford2 @TheConflictGuru Never let them know how the sausage is made.Turning in a script to a ProdCo, is a first draft :) #scriptchat
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
@RWWFilm @zacsanford2 I'll disagree. Everybody works differently but if your 1st page sucks, readers never get to page 2 #scriptchat
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Heidi Norrod
@HeidiNorrod
@jeannevb and of course it helps that I volunteer with local small theater groups. #scriptchat
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Delayna
@delaynamichelle
@jeannevb Ugh. That's perfect for how I'm feeling about my web series right now. Patience is not one of my virtues. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@BrionyKidd Screenwriting books make my brain hurt. They help, they hinder, and in the end we make formula, and it's annoying. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
FYI tweetchat is crapping out soon bc of Twitter changes. Does anyone know of another 3rd party chat site we can use? #pingme #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@ScripTipps And if you're going to work in TV, you need to do those steps anyway to get paid, may as well get used to it early #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@IngridElkner The books are a great way to procrastinate though. #scriptchat @BrionyKidd
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Sarah A Newman
@SarahAlexis4
Thanks all for sharing your tips. Happy writing. #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
@delaynamichelle I've used that line so many times & it shuts ppl up immediately #scriptchat
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Cassidy McMillan
@CassidyMcM
Have a great night everyone! Great chat on #screenwriting tonight and look fwd to saying hi to fellow writers at #GAPF! #scriptchat
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Gregory Storm
@GregStorm
As a TV writer, the highest compliment is "we're renewing your contract for the whole season." :-) @authorJamie #scriptchat
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Paul Singleton
@Singleton_Paul
@jeannevb @delaynamichelle I use it during lovemaking. #scriptchat
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Richard Soriano
@TheConflictGuru
c u at #GAPF I'll be at the bar #scriptchat
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Jamie Livingston
@authorJamie
@GregStorm I'm just hoping to get to the point where they want to buy my pilot. #scriptchat
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ReadWatchWrite (BMJ)
@RWWFilm
@GregStorm @zacsanford2 We're specifically talking abt a first draft, Greg. #scriptchat
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Dan Margules
@ScripTipps
@IngridElkner @BrionyKidd Learn the formula as generality, don't chain yourself to it. #scriptchat
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Ingrid Elkner
@IngridElkner
@brettwean It should look like a million bucks & an Oscar. You should b calling old girlfriends, slurring bout what they gave up #scriptchat
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Jeanne V Bowerman
@jeannevb
Thanks for a great hour of tips & lessons! You guys are always so generous. #loveyou NOW, let's hope transcript site works! #scriptchat
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Sharita
@14Shari
Great chat as always #scriptchat
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Screenwriter Sandy Nicholson joins Euro Scriptchat on Sunday the 19thof May

Have you ever considered writing, and in fact making, your own Web Series? Euro Scriptchat is joined by writer Sandy Nicholson on Sunday the 19th of May as we talk about the process behind the production of a Web Series.

Sandy Nicholson
My name is Sandy Nicholson and I’m a scriptwriter for television, theatre and film.

I recently wrote and produced the web series Comfort Food, the first world’s first narrative based cooking show, releasing on June 10th on Blip.tv. Comfort Food has gathered some minor interest from the BBC, and was awarded Best Screenplay at the Braine Hownd short awards.

Recently I was head writer on season 1 of Cabu Cabu, a Nigerian remake of the Israeli show BeTipul, which was also remade for American audiences by HBO as In Treatment

I have written advertising campaigns for companies such as Wonderbra, and work as a composer and performance poet around London, as well as working with the head of new writing at KDC Theatre.

Finally, I run the Central London based script feedback group Kites and Violence,which offers tough feedback for people serious about their craft.

Join us as we chat to @Sandy_Nicholson on Sunday the 19th of May at 8pm BST.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Euro Scriptchat Transcript with guest Debbie Moon

Euro Scriptchat had the pleasure of being joined by Fantasy and Sci-fi writer Debbie Moon on Sunday the 12th of May.

Please scroll down and read from the bottom as it's been taken directly from Tweetchat.

Moderator: @teenierussell

 RT : The BBC Writersroom have a script from Woolfblood to dl, worth a read! http://t.co/rn1ZC6IICf #scriptchat -9:03 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat learn about world, travel, read non-fiction, talk to all kinds of people. Learn how people think and react in life -9:02 PM May 12th, 2013
   Thank you to everyone that joined in the chat tonight, make sure to join us nxt week with another special guest #scriptchat -9:02 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT : Chris Levinson: Pitching to Networks—and what it’s actually like in the room… http://t.co/iCaDNgnqDx#scriptchat #tvwriterchat -9:02 PM May 12th, 2013
    Thank you for a great #scriptchat. You have given me so many things to think about. -9:01 PM May 12th, 2013
   The BBC Writersroom have a script from Woolfblood to dl, worth a read! http://t.co/rn1ZC6IICf #scriptchat -9:01 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat My pleasure! -9:01 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat Because all SF and fantasy is really about what it means to be human, and where we draw the line btwn human and inhuman -9:00 PM May 12th, 2013
   Thank you so much  for joining us, it's been really informative! #scriptchat -9:00 PM May 12th, 2013
    #scriptchat You really need to know what's been done before, and what works & what doesn't -9:00 PM May 12th, 2013
    thank you very much for this inspiring chat. I wish you the best in your career. #scriptchat -9:00 PM May 12th, 2013
    love that! #scriptchat -9:00 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat Because all SF and fantasy is really about what it means to be human, and where we draw the line btwn human and inhuman -8:59 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat Because all SF and fantasy is really about what it means to be human, and where we draw the line btwn human and inhuman -8:59 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat The impulse is always to expand: more characters, more problems. And you have to - but not *too* much! -8:59 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Because all SF and fantasy is really about what it means to be human, and where we draw the line btwn human and inhuman -8:58 PM May 12th, 2013
   I think True Blood got really confused after the 1st couple of seasons #scriptchat -8:57 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Outcasts, alas, didn't seem to know what the show was or what it had to say about human condition. So, failed. -8:56 PM May 12th, 2013
    ooh ooh got it wrong? Unobtainium in Avatar, Seriously!! #Scriptchat -8:56 PM May 12th, 2013
    I think Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Dr Who, Firefly and Red Dwarf (to name a few) got it right #scriptchat-8:55 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Being Human and In The Flesh also excellent examples -8:55 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Battlestar Galactica remake - social commentary, complex characters, deep issues like what it means to be human -8:55 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT : .  #scriptchat iPlayer has been fantastic for us. Huge numbers of repeat viewings of episodes. Really changing nature of TV -8:54 PM May 12th, 2013
    It was brilliantly done. Perfect open door, but really good resolution to the series if that had been it :) #scriptchat-8:54 PM May 12th, 2013
   What Sci-fi/ Fantasy TV shows do you think got it right (and any that you think got it terribly wrong)? #scriptchat -8:53 PM May 12th, 2013
    what would u do different the last ten years so that you could benefit more from your writing craft ? #lifelesson.#scriptchat -8:53 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat So had to craft ending that finished up first season arc, but left a place of a second season arc -8:52 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat General observation: SF and Fantasy work best if only one thing is changed. The real world, with one twist. -8:52 PM May 12th, 2013
    I've never really thought about it like that, great points! #scriptchat -8:51 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat For Wolfblood, we decided early: just werewolves. No vampires or anything else. Stick to one thing, do it well -8:51 PM May 12th, 2013
    what advice would you give to budding writers besides read and write your ass off. #scriptchat -8:51 PM May 12th, 2013
   . We had no idea. CBBC liked the show, but didn't know it would be renewed until close of end of first transmission#scriptchat -8:51 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Alien = truckers in space. And so on. The recognisable, with one thing that's outlandish -8:50 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Even then, often only 1 thing really changed. Blade Runner= our world exaggerated, but with artificial life -8:49 PM May 12th, 2013
    is it necessary to read a lot of SF/Fantasy if you want to write scripts with such themes? #scriptchat -8:49 PM May 12th, 2013
    Did you know you had a second series before end of the first? Final ep was good as open closure. #scriptchat-8:49 PM May 12th, 2013
    Do you think that works for an adult audience too or would you go for more twists in an SF or Fantasy TV series?#scriptchat -8:49 PM May 12th, 2013
    have you written a script where the whole world is different though such as another planet?#scriptchat -8:48 PM May 12th, 2013
   “: May is Movies You Made month at GITS. Today: "When Harry Tries to Marry" http://t.co/IEEIMxS1ui #scriptchat#screenwriting -8:48 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Started off wanting to direct, fell into writing, decided I loved it. Then 10 years hard slog! -8:47 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT  For Wolfblood, we decided early: just werewolves. No vampires or anything else. Stick to one thing, do it well #scriptchat -8:47 PM May 12th, 2013
    makes sense, as a Mum that's exactly what I would want my child to see :-) #scriptchat -8:45 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat General observation: SF and Fantasy work best if only one thing is changed. The real world, with one twist. -8:45 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat For Wolfblood, we decided early: just werewolves. No vampires or anything else. Stick to one thing, do it well -8:45 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat For Wolfblood, we decided early: just werewolves. No vampires or anything else. Stick to one thing, do it well-8:44 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat General observation: SF and Fantasy work best if only one thing is changed. The real world, with one twist. -8:44 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat key interests for CBBC shows - friendship, family, school, identity, fitting in, loyalty, finding yr gifts in life -8:43 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Our child villains are mostly dumb or misguided, and everyone's friends again by end of ep -8:43 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT : Now Accepting Short Screenplays | BlueCat Screenplay Competition http://t.co/JSWxNChTpm #scriptchat#amwriting #shortfilm #screenplay -8:42 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Our adult villains only become dangerous if they learn the secret, so chtrs defeat them by keeping it from them -8:42 PM May 12th, 2013
    shaking hands? that would be boring. They come back and be meaner #scriptchat -8:42 PM May 12th, 2013
   . I'm developing an adult paranormal drama with a TV indie now. Wasn't really a kids writer until WB idea occured to me#scriptchat -8:41 PM May 12th, 2013
    What does happen to villains? Do they get chased away never to come back or do they learn a lesson and shake hands #scriptchat -8:41 PM May 12th, 2013
    when did u realize 'I want to be a writer and make money with it' #scriptchat -8:39 PM May 12th, 2013
     have you been tempted to write for an older audience for a bit more freedom? #Scriptchat -8:39 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT  key interests for CBBC shows- friendship,family, school, identity, fitting in, loyalty, finding yr gifts in life #scriptchat -8:39 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat re: world-building - TV gives you so much more time to explore character, which deepens the world automatically-8:39 PM May 12th, 2013
    That's good to know as I figure out my own series idea *makes note, heroine must not kill villain* #scriptchat -8:39 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat key interests for CBBC shows - friendship, family, school, identity, fitting in, loyalty, finding yr gifts in life -8:38 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT  TV gives you time to add complexity to the world, but the basics have to be clear from first ep still #scriptchat -8:37 PM May 12th, 2013
    We're not allowed to kill anyone. And romance is traditionally downplayed in CBBC shows. that's changing now. #scriptchat -8:37 PM May 12th, 2013
    how do you divide your time between the several projects and how to make the swift easy? #scriptchat -8:36 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat TV gives you time to add complexity to the world, but the basics have to be clear from first ep still -8:36 PM May 12th, 2013
     Yes! I see it all the time with ads, kids older than the product age advertising it #scriptchat-8:35 PM May 12th, 2013
    Probably unlikely, but have there been any things you've been asked not to write into the shows? Subjects etc.#scriptchat -8:35 PM May 12th, 2013
   We're showing #driftwoodfilm FREE on May 28th with w/d Q&A. Roll up your towel & join us!http://t.co/kxPifKT2wG #scriptchat -8:35 PM May 12th, 2013
   . Write 9-6, including afternoon walk (which is vital, for some reason) Have several projects on the go at once#scriptchat -8:34 PM May 12th, 2013
    can't get iPlayer in Holland. Saw it on solarmovies #scriptchat -8:33 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Completely right. Kids aspire to be that older, cooler kid! -8:32 PM May 12th, 2013
   .  #scriptchat iPlayer has been fantastic for us. Huge numbers of repeat viewings of episodes. Really changing nature of TV -8:32 PM May 12th, 2013
    LSF observation: Kids like stories about kids a couple of years older than them - you hit the sweet spot for *all*. #scriptchat -8:31 PM May 12th, 2013
    what is your writing habit when you're not writing for the tv series? #scriptchat -8:31 PM May 12th, 2013
    #scriptchat - especially if you're doing fantasy or horror. My next film is 'social-realist fantasy'- quite a tough genre! -8:31 PM May 12th, 2013
     I guess the BBC clearly splitting kids shows on another channel limits the cross over but iplayer helps#Scriptchat -8:31 PM May 12th, 2013
    #scriptchat Trouble w/ sparkly vamps, it went against their nature. Vamps shouldn't be nice! -8:30 PM May 12th, 2013
   We're half-way through Euro #scriptchat with guest Join us with your questions on sic-fi and fantasy!#scriptchat -8:30 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat a LOT of older teen fans, 15-20s. And a few adult fans too. V. unusual for CBBC show. the theme speaks to all ages -8:28 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT : A group of writers now stand and wait, as if at an awkward party. :) #scriptchat -8:28 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Show was for CBBC, so had to be kids. Teens are moody, troubled, just like werewolves! -8:27 PM May 12th, 2013
   A group of writers now stand and wait, as if at an awkward party. :) #scriptchat -8:27 PM May 12th, 2013
    do you think it's easier to create a new world for TV as more time to elaborate? #scriptchat -8:27 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Sorry all, Internet jus died! Rebooting, back soon! -8:26 PM May 12th, 2013
    is this series also popular under adults like Gossip Girl spoke to all ages? #scriptchat -8:25 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Possibly, but I think a lot of people like to be surprised. As long as you respect the original myth.-8:23 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat #screenwriting #novels Just uttered the immortal words, "Likeable characters can kiss my ass." -8:23 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT  yr rules must make sense within yr world. Don’t contradict yourself, don’t break own rules. know yr tone #scriptchat -8:23 PM May 12th, 2013
    For example, sparkling vampires in Twilight (2of2) #scriptchat -8:22 PM May 12th, 2013
    is there a risk of alienating hardcore fans by creating your own rules on an already known creature (1of2) #scriptchat -8:22 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Working on spec, I 'gather' stuff for a while - news articles, scribbled scenes, character notes, pics. All in box. -8:22 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat on Wolfblood, we have writers' meetings, all chip in on each others ideas. Then outlines of increasing length -8:21 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat #writer #screenwriter:Are Zodiac sign characteristics real or just self fullfilling prophecy? What...http://t.co/YaMpILHVVw -8:21 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat First draft that was sent to writers room took maybe three weeks. Was almost completely rewritten later!-8:20 PM May 12th, 2013
    how do you plot your scripts? #scriptchat-8:19 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat The key is: yr rules must make sense within yr world. Don’t contradict yourself, don’t break own rules. know yr tone -8:19 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Keep the rules of yr world SIMPLE and CLEAR. Rules we can see in action, not have to have explained, are best -8:19 PM May 12th, 2013
   I say: "It can be anything, you're the writer, just make your concept bombproof." Email says: stop trying to control ussssss!!!#scriptchat -8:19 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat The key is: yr rules must make sense within yr world. Don’t contradict yourself, don’t break own rules. know yr tone -8:18 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat Don’t be afraid to invent yr own rules. For Wolfblood, we took what we wanted from myth, changed the rest. -8:18 PM May 12th, 2013
    from the first spark of a story/character idea to writing the first draft, how long did it take? #scriptchat -8:18 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Don’t be afraid to invent yr own rules. For Wolfblood, we took what we wanted from myth, changed the rest. -8:18 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT  Biggest influence on Wolfblood not horror but The X-Men “I’m different, and it’s both scary and wonderful” #scriptchat -8:17 PM May 12th, 2013
    Were you asked to add any elements for younger audiences along the way? #scriptchat -8:17 PM May 12th, 2013
   . I had some vague ideas... #scriptchat -8:17 PM May 12th, 2013
    was it a natural choice to choose teenagers for the lead characters? #scriptchat -8:17 PM May 12th, 2013
   RT #scriptchat Biggest influence on Wolfblood actually not horror, but The X-Men. “I’m different, and it’s both scary and wonderful” -8:16 PM May 12th, 2013
    How do you introduce the fantasy element to a story, whilst still making it believable (as in the case of Wolfblood #scriptchat -8:16 PM May 12th, 2013
    didn't BBC ask where the story would lead to when u submitted the story? #scriptchat -8:16 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Biggest influence on Wolfblood actually not horror, but The X-Men. “I’m different, and it’s both scary and wonderful” -8:15 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat -> so it doesn't pay to plan too much in advance. Know yr characters, your tone and yr world -8:15 PM May 12th, 2013
   . Had no idea at that point. if I had, next 6 months would have been easier. But things change during development -> #scriptchat -8:14 PM May 12th, 2013
    when u submitted your pilot did you know the story arc for the first season? #scriptchat -8:12 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat It was part of the deal, but CBBC wanted experienced writers as rest of team, which I was v happy with -8:12 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat World of story evolved in discussion with producers, script editor.Looking to create interesting, fresh take on story -8:11 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Writersroom are a fantastic organisation. Genuinely dedicated to helping people break in, and improving TV -8:10 PM May 12th, 2013
    did you have to push to be main writer or was it always part of the deal? #scriptchat -8:10 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Idea of werewolf nature not being a curse but a gift with a downside. A “terrible privilege” (Tony Stark, Avengers) -8:09 PM May 12th, 2013
    what's your way to trash out world of the story? #scriptchat -8:09 PM May 12th, 2013
    what a great way in! #scriptchat -8:09 PM May 12th, 2013
    Happy to hear that, I'm hoping that's my route in! :) #scriptchat -8:08 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat 2 years in development: thrashing out world of the story, characters, also raising finance (FX way above usual CBBC budget!) -8:08 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Original pilot ep very different: urban setting, Rhydian not in foster care, no equivalent to Shannon -8:08 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat submitted Wolfblood pilot script to BBC Writersroom competition. Went into development from there. -8:07 PM May 12th, 2013
    How did you first take Wolfblood to the BBC? #scriptchat -8:07 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat Co-production has actually been boringly easy! ZDFE very much on the same page creatively as us. -8:06 PM May 12th, 2013
    what inspired you to write wolfblood? what was first, character or story/plot? #scriptchat -8:06 PM May 12th, 2013
   #scriptchat CBBC co-produces with ZDFE (Germany). Also work with German FX house, Trixter. -8:06 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Wolfblood was delayed a year because we needed to find co-prods - but happened in the end -8:05 PM May 12th, 2013
   Evening all! Not a love of mine, but I'm here to listen anyway! #scriptchat -8:04 PM May 12th, 2013
   Is it difficult to get SF/Fantasy commissioned due to need for bigger budgets? #scriptchat -8:03 PM May 12th, 2013
    ***smile, hello*** #scriptchat -8:03 PM May 12th, 2013
   I'll jump on with the first question then. When writing SF specs do you write with a budget in mind? #scriptchat -8:03 PM May 12th, 2013
   . #scriptchat Always a big SF fan. Grew up on Star Wars, Blake's 7, original Battlestar Galactica -8:03 PM May 12th, 2013
   Hi   *waves* #scriptchat -8:03 PM May 12th, 2013
   Q: what inspired you to write wolfblood? what was first, character or story/plot? #scriptchat -8:02 PM May 12th, 2013
    Hello! Time to bombard you when normally I'm too polite! Was this genre always your main interest? #scriptchat-8:02 PM May 12th, 2013
    I'm hooked. Watched Wolfblood for the first time and am eager to see more #scriptchat -8:02 PM May 12th, 2013
   Hi #scriptchat thanks for joining us  -8:01 PM May 12th, 2013
    Hi Debbie, thank you for joining us tonight! #scriptchat -8:01 PM May 12th, 2013
   If you haven't already, check out Debbie's Bio here -http://t.co/x4qqAGAQ9R #scriptchat -8:00 PM May 12th, 2013
   Hello #scriptchat tweeps! Thanks for inviting me. Let’s talk SF and fantasy – and, well, whatever you want to ask! -8:00 PM May 12th, 2013
   May is Movies You Made month at GITS. Today: "When Harry Tried to Marry" http://t.co/EWZt46eLKs #scriptchat#screenwriting #movies -8:00 PM May 12th, 2013
   It's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK! Tonight we're joined by as we chat about Fantasy and Sci-Fi (TV)#scriptchat -8:00 PM May 12th, 2013