Thursday, March 6, 2014
TV production/ Flipboard/ music video
This is on my www.badcb.blogspot.ca:
Screenwriting Goldmine: Today I’m reading and deleting all these Screenwriting Goldmine emails I had subscribed to. I see that most of them are advertising screenwriting classes, workshops, competitions, and production companies looking for scripts.
The production companies always say something like this: “We’re looking for a female lead story set with horror setting. Compare to House of Wax. Budget not exceed $500,000.”
Feb. 17 Spring cleaning: In Jan. 2014, I was reading and deleting my Stage 32 emails. In Feb. 2014, I’m reading and deleting my Screenwriting Goldmine emails.
Linked In groups: I like to read people write about writing on forums. There are forums on those above sites. I’m now going into Linked In groups. I had signed onto groups like TWO BITS way back in 2011. Prior to it, I was on twop.com reading about people comments on TV shows.
I then looked at all the groups I’m in on Linked In. I then checked out what my connections are in what groups.
Feb. 20: Most of Screenwriting Goldmine’s “Scripts Wanted” emails are from production companies in the US. One was from Canada so I pitched to them.
Meetup: I have read a few scripts and outlines from people in Meetup’s screenwriting group. It kind of reminds me of high school and college creative writing classes. In high school and college, there aren’t any scripts, but it’s more like fun short stories to read and critique.
However, I am impressed with people’s scripts here.
Betty Hectman: Ginny Grimsley sent me this article “I Love Yarn Day.” It’s about knitting and mystery books by Betty Hectman. Here’s her website where there are descriptions of her books.
When I read the summary, it reminded me of Mary Higgens Clark and Carol Higgens Clark books. There is a mystery, but there is this kind of light element to it.
My opinion: That’s like me. I haven’t really worked much on my Rain script, because I am mainly writing my blog. Besides I’m busy working at my job. The other day I was listening to one of my old cds by the British rock band Athlete. I then felt inspired to look at my script.
I then decided to delete some of the beginning and wrote in a few lines.
Seth Meyers: I’m sure all of you heard that Saturday Night Live actor Seth Meyers is going on his own late night TV show. He says he writes SNL Weekend Update and the jokes are written on Mon. and Tues. and when Sat. comes, the jokes are stale. If it’s on daily TV, then the jokes are fresh.
My opinion: Yeah, I know what he means. Way back in the days of 2005-2006, I used to write daily emails. There were times I write 3 little emails a day, so it would be like 21 emails a week. One person said he was overwhelmed by it and not to send so much. Prior to it, I was planning on sending 2 big emails a week. So then I started sending 2 big emails a week. Now I send 3 big emails a week.
I like with email, you can send it in real time. I’m sure now people are more with instantaneous feedback like Facebook status updates, tweets, and texts. I’m fine with sending 3 big emails a week, it’s easier to manage and for you to read.
Mar. 4: You can compare this email/ blog post to “Linked In/ Stage 32/ 10 yr old blogger Hannah Alper”: