Stand Up

Enjoyed a stand up moment this week with ReelLadies Script Club online chat about CHERNYY PEARL.

We talked about process.

We talked about production co. vs. festival breakin.

We talked about foreign language format.

We talked about life rights contracts.

I felt washed in a stream of creativity and want to again thank ReelLadies. So many great suggestions! They even gave me the germ for another screenplay, many many thanks!! I want to discuss quickly some of the exchange here!

Process: With a first screenplay do you star with an outline, beat sheet or character’s journey?

Well, for me I start with a character and story. But the second screenplay may be another germination. Killing Immortal started with a character, journey and then I watered it with an outline/plot beat sheet/brief synopsis, which is still in flux.

More on process:  TEDxEast – Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest com

Note: During my latest writing adventure, Screenwriter Shape-Up  discovered that my style is different from others, I handwrite in a blue screenwriter pad that has blue guidemarks like a blueprint and then type into format. Others journalized this way, which I infact use electronic aides for that (iPhone).

Find your voice, write every day and stand up.

We talked about production co. vs festivals. Think circle. If you go to a production company, they want representation. To get representation you need contests shows and wins. So, first step-contests. But wait, be patient all in good time. Strike while the iron is hot and then show, send, promote.

I think the best step is to hash your script with writing groups — taking all critiques to heart until the script is bare bones, then submit. Festivals and contests first, get some recognition and then look for representation and let them actual sell your work.

Network too!

We talked about foreign language format. My scripts tend to be international. CHERNYY PEARL is Russian/ American and KILLING IMMORTAL is Asian/American. It was suggested that the Russian dialogue is a mention and let the actors/directors finalize.

I think it can go both ways, as was also discussed. Good language translations show authenticity. Language evolution, so that accents are mapped out can demonstrate character arc.

This was not discussed, I thought about this later!

We talked about life right contracts. This is a legal matter and I refer to a great article I found online: tMatt Galor Q&A.

I promised I would update the Ladies on the second screenplay, as soon as it was finished, or ready for review at least!

By the By, one lady asked about how many rewrites? Well, rewrites should be about three before the work is critiqued by positive, knowledgeable colleagues. But it is a fluid process, always tweaking and trekking.

Ladies, thank you for your hard work! If there is anything I can help you promote, plz, just HOLLA!







62 thoughts on “Stand Up

  1. Pingback: UATWPtIzlf

  2. I simply want to say I am new to blogging and actually savored this web blog. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You amazingly have perfect well written articles. Thanks for revealing your website page.

  3. I simply want to say I am very new to blogs and seriously enjoyed this web blog. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your site . You really have awesome articles and reviews. Thanks for revealing your website.

  4. Magnificent items from you, man. I have take note your stuff previous to and you’re simply extremely wonderful. I really like what you’ve obtained right here, certainly like what you’re stating and the best way during which you are saying it. You are making it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it smart. I cant wait to read much more from you. That is really a tremendous site.

  5. There are actually plenty of particulars like that to take into consideration. That can be a great level to bring up. I provide the suggestions above as basic inspiration but clearly you will discover concerns just like the one particular you convey up the place a really potent issue will almost certainly be functioning in sincere fantastic faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged round troubles like that, but I’m confident that your job is obviously recognized as a good game. Both boys and girls really feel the impression of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  6. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  7. I’d should really verify with you right here. Which can be not one issue I ordinarily do! I get pleasure from reading a place up that may perhaps make folks assume. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  8. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “He who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.” by Joan Brannon.

  9. Awesome website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!

  10. Just wanna input on few general things, The website pattern is perfect, the articles is rattling excellent. “The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.” by Earl Riney.

  11. hi!,I really like your writing so a lot! percentage we keep up a correspondence extra approximately your article on AOL? I need a specialist on this house to solve my problem. May be that is you! Looking forward to look you.

  12. Having read this I bеlievеԁ it waѕ really informativе.
    Ι apprecіаte you ѕρending somе time
    and energy to put thiѕ artiсle togethеr.
    Ι once agаin find myself ρerѕonаlly
    spending a lot of timе both rеаding аnd posting сommеnts.
    But so ωhat, it wаѕ ѕtіll

  13. whoah this blog is magnificent i love studying your articles. Stay up the great paintings! You understand, many individuals are looking around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

  14. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

  15. I just want to mention I’m very new to weblog and actually loved you’re blog. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your site . You actually come with tremendous stories. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your website page.

Leave a Reply