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Discussion in 'Café Life' started by AgentPete, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    I see several folk have been asking about screenplays, so here is some basic advice. We can develop this further in the next Litopia Village hall, if you like.
     
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  2. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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  3. David Newrick

    David Newrick Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely fantastic advice as always Pete! I am really liking the positive approach you give towards the end about getting work noticed. In the writing industry staying positive is de rigueur - it's that or go under.
     
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  4. AgentPete

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    Mais oui, bien sûr!
     
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  5. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    Thanks, David.

    The whole market for screenwriters is frankly very different to that for prose writers, and it would be interesting to discuss this in a forthcoming Village Hall.
     
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  6. AliG

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    Great piece of advice; right to be direct. Optimism is great until it borders on cloud cuckoo land. So all my stage prompts of 'add visual humour' won't work? Blow. Script to book re-write is next project. Should be fun though.
     
  7. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Just read this and it seemed apropos

    ''It rarely takes more than a page to recognize that you’re in the presence of someone who can write, but it only takes a sentence to know you’re dealing with someone who can’t.''

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    I will not read your fucking script
     
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  8. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Fabulous!! Posting that on Facebook. LOL!! :)
     

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