Table Read for A Twist Of Fate

When a cosmic error suddenly rotates three look-alike women -- a Manhattan stripper, a California gold merchant's daughter and a Mumbai slumdog - into each others lives, they find their personalities and skills better suited to their counterpart's life. But a second rotation shows how these same traits can lead them straight to death's door.

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  • Rosalind M.

    Again, a major thank-you to everybody. Johnnie I appreciate your time, especially on your son's BD. Margo, you did a great Sita and Kali. Mark, as always, great voices and input. Paul - your input helped me more than any Screenwriter's U classes. I'm a nuts & bolts kind of person, so the detailed, page-by-page comments are my kind of critique. CT, your support and help is ever welcome. And John and David - great reading and comments.

    July 29, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    I've been through books - Screenwriter's Bible, Dr Format, etc., and am having difficulty on finding the proper format for the title page contact info when there are two writers. Bottom/right. But - both authors, one above the other? Pick one as a contact and just that one person's contact info? Have all the info for 1 writer and just phone/email for the other? And I am checking my Final Draft tabs re the dialogue tab. Maybe, I moved them when fiddling around.

    July 29, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Thanks for the invitation. I had another thought about Florence in the elevator: If she were carrying bolts of fabric, and accidentally spills her coffee (from Starbucks) on your hero's dress, she could offer/insist on cleaning it up in her office in the building. CUT TO: Florence admiring the fabric while cleaning it.

    The other thought I had while driving home is the difficulty for an audience to keep track of three main characters who look very much alike. What if each one had a unique physical characteristic, such as a small tattoo, or scar, or streak in her hair? This way when they morph to different locations the audience can remember who each one is regardless of what she is wearing. And the regulars in each setting can notice the change, casually, which would explain one way that they don't naturally fit into their new surroundings.

    July 29, 2013

    • Rosalind M.

      Okay I can do that. I think the best way to get Sita to the apartment is have Candy put her in a cab.

      I'm going to check Law & Order and Castle episodes re people being thrown or jumping from buildings. A hotel with a balcony might be the best bet.

      Does the audience need to know that a soul was split to understand why the 3 women look alike and are connected? The gods involvement can be lessened and be more vague. Maybe a disembodied voice. Let the audience decide on who's talking.

      And then there's the Control Room and Barty. It/he's rather an out-of-story experience.

      July 29, 2013

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    A former member

    great ideas, Paul! Would work!

    July 29, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Thanks to everybody that made it to the read. I really appreciate the input. Paul I hope you can make it to more of our gatherings. I'm taking to heart all your suggestions.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Paul B.

    I can double up on roles if you need.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Someone has cancelled so it would be great if another person can take his spot.

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes for now. Celebrating both of my sons' birthdays on that day but should be done by 7pm. Will let you know in advance if I won't be able to be there. Looking forward to reading this script!

    July 22, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Charles, ATOF is a drama with a Bollywood/Hollywood blend. The 3 young women are all of Indian descent and Hindu influences. Since the 3 women are look-alikes, I see all 3 played by the same actress. It will be a challenging role.

    July 17, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Since I have to supply scripts for the readers and space is limited, please plan on reading if you are attending.

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      will do

      July 16, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    This is an adaptation of the novella A Twist Of Fate by Shasta Kearns Moore.

    July 16, 2013

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