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Re: [screenwriters-261] New Meetup: Second October meetup - Full Screenplay or Scene readings... - I would like to see a meeting devoted to loglines and/or synopsis'. Then maybe we can move forward with treatments and character profiles. krf On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:14 AM, Trent < Karen F. Oct 6, 2009 10:17 AM
New Meetup: Second October meetup - Full Screenplay or Scene readings... - Announcing a new Meetup for San Francisco Screenwriting Group! What: Second October meetup - Full Screenplay or Scene readings... When: October 22,[masked]:00 PM Price: $1.00 per person Where: Borders 4 Howard G. Oct 5, 2009 1:27 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Bill B. Oct 2, 2009 2:53 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Preview not available Christine Oct 2, 2009 2:48 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Preview not available Mark Oct 2, 2009 2:39 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - it's not at all impossible to make money - even a ton of it - from writing scripts -- you just need to know how/what, etc...and then pray... and then hope there's a god... an active one... who wants bill g. Oct 2, 2009 2:02 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - bill, I don't have a problem with anything you're stating and especially not in regards to The Guru. I think you're nailing me on things I didn't assert. bill g. Oct 2, 2009 1:58 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm208­9 Reiko Oct 2, 2009 1:57 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - In a nutshell, yes, take a course - but please, with somebody who's done it. As for whether you have a better chance of selling a novel or a screenplay, I have no idea, but while selling is cru bill g. Oct 2, 2009 1:48 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Bill B. Oct 2, 2009 1:44 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Thanks for the support, Mark (just because I'm not afraid to get my head handed to me, doesn't mean I like it when it happens - so again, thanks) -----Original Message----- From: Mark <[address removed]> To: screenwriters bill g. Oct 2, 2009 1:42 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Interesting. Can you tell us how to become a pro and sell a screenplay? In my knowledge, you may hav Reiko Oct 2, 2009 1:29 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Preview not available Mark Oct 2, 2009 1:18 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Okay, now we've got a lively debate going... Fir bill g. Oct 2, 2009 1:00 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - user 1. Oct 2, 2009 10:41 AM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Bill B. Oct 2, 2009 10:35 AM
DEAR DAVID...... [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - David...(I saw your messages a few down) I went to the New york Film academy in Los Angeles in 06. I took the 8 week screenwriting course. I wrote my fi Stacy Oct 2, 2009 10:18 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Preview not available Mark F. Oct 2, 2009 10:11 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Because they know people will buy them. Afterall, we all want to find a quick fix, easier way or some secret recipe. it's the same as with weight loss we all know what to do but it's easier to procrastinate by reading some book that claims to have a user 7. Oct 2, 2009 10:03 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Non hypothetical question: Why are there so many books written about screenwriting - and by people who are not successful screenwriters? bill g. Oct 2, 2009 9:54 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! - Hi friends, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday. I am also wondering if anyone is planning on driving to LA for the screenwriting expo happening Oct. 15-18. If you are, please let me know as I'm interested in going too. t Karen F. Oct 1, 2009 5:11 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! - Hi, David, ? Syd Field (screen writer) can give you lots of great ideas.. |I am not in SFO now but will be there soon and enjoy screenwriting a lot but don~t know much about editing,,, maybe we could switch knowledge?interests Barbara Oct 1, 2009 2:18 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - user 1. Sep 30, 2009 7:04 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - user 1. Sep 30, 2009 6:49 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Fwd: Hello! - Hi David, My name is Leo Maselli and I will be attending my first sc Leo M. Sep 30, 2009 6:05 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! - Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! Good books available at Borders or an indie bookstore (better) Screenwriter’s Bible and kriz b. Sep 30, 2009 1:47 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! - Preview not available user 7. Sep 30, 2009 1:47 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! - Hi David, Get Final Draft - it's the industry standard, and is so easy even I can do it (and I don't get a commission from them). Plus: Free Unas bill g. Sep 30, 2009 1:45 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Hey! - Have yo user 9. Sep 30, 2009 1:41 PM
Hey! - Preview not available David Sep 30, 2009 1:24 PM
RE: formatting - David - do a google search for formatting scripts and screenplays - in addition, here's a great website to view/download/read free scripts in our industry; http://www.mypdfscripts.com/ good luck. Best Regards, David Marchetti (Media Producer David M. Sep 30, 2009 1:10 PM
Fwd: Hello! - A note from David: ------------------------------­------------------------------­---- Hey! My name is David. I am currently applying to Film schools and I need to create about a 5 page screen play by Oct 20 (not a lot of time). I have the general Idea Harlan Sep 30, 2009 12:58 PM
Screenwriting Expo - Final Draft Deal - The LA expo and pitchfest is three weeks away - October 15-18. Just FYI, on the event website they have posted special Expo attendees only - The latest edition of Final Draft for $99. Final Draft is considered the industry standard software Howard G. Sep 28, 2009 10:24 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] The Key to Writing Success? - i stand corrected... add #4 - use our heads -----Original Message----- From: Vonn Scott Bair <[address removed]> To: [address removed] Sent: Mon, Sep 28,[masked]:46 pm Subject: Re: [screenwriter bill g. Sep 28, 2009 8:06 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] The Key to Writing Success? - Bill: Good question. Spellchecking in any program has serious weaknesses. First, if you spell a word correctly, but use the wro Vonn Scott B. Sep 28, 2009 7:45 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] The Key to Writing Success? - hey all, formatting is truly the least of one's problems. 1. just buy final draft, like everyone in town does. 2. check the quickie manual. 3. use it. end of story. bill g. Sep 28, 2009 6:34 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] The Key to Writing Success? - This note is in response to an e-mail I received this morning about spelling and formatting. I've been in the business for thirteen years - from sc David M. Sep 28, 2009 8:04 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] The Key to Writing Success? - An article on the topic. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/­runninscared/archives/2009/09/­i_will_not_read.php Svetlana Sep 27, 2009 10:42 PM
The Key to Writing Success? - Good Evening: I might have stumbled onto the Holy Grail for writers--the secret, critical, key, final step to success. A few days ago, a director called me. Several months ago, he had told me that one of his side projects was a company dedicat Vonn Scott B. Sep 27, 2009 9:48 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Voluntters by Vonn: PDF available - Are you logged in to your meetup account, and a member of the screenwriters meetup? H@rlan Knight Wood http://harlanknight.net I promise that during my lifetime everyone who wants to will become a full-time creator On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 2 Harlan Sep 16, 2009 4:21 PM
Grand Ma Takedown, a SAG short film - in post-production - -----Original Message----- From: Emmanuel Lee Sent: Sep 15,[masked]:56 PM To: [address removed] Subject: Grand Ma Takedown, a SAG short film - in post-production We are in p Emmanuel Sep 16, 2009 3:13 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Voluntters by Vonn: PDF available - I don't see the Volunteers script at the files link provided. ? ? On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Harlan < sfruby777@th Emmanuel Sep 16, 2009 2:58 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Voluntters by Vonn: PDF available - I will unfortunately be unable to attend this meetup. Howard will be facilitating. I'm sorry to miss this fresh screenplay from one of our most talented members. H@rlan Knight Wood http://harlanknight.net I promise that during my lifetime everyo Harlan Sep 16, 2009 2:29 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Voluntters by Vonn: PDF available - Good Evening: And good news--I have plenty of electrical outlets for people who need to recharge their notebooks. If anyone nee Vonn Scott B. Sep 15, 2009 11:45 PM
Voluntters by Vonn: PDF available - I've uploaded a PDF of "Volunteers" to http://screenwriters.meetup.co­m/261/files/ Volunteers tells the story of 8 San Franciscans who accidentally conquer the Soviet Union. Beli Harlan Sep 11, 2009 1:15 PM
Facebook group - I have created a San Francisco / Bay Area Screenwriters group on Facebook. It is primarily intended for members of this Meetup who are on Facebook to hold discussions, post to the group Wall and post meetings and related events to their facebook calendar Howard G. Sep 3, 2009 8:21 AM
Writers Boot Camp - I spoke recently with a representative from the Writers Bootcamp, which is an LA based Screenwriting Seminar and professional organization. She actually contacted the group, looking to establish a presence in San Francisco and help tie Bay Area writers i Howard G. Sep 2, 2009 9:27 AM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Verdana } I've been to Expo and think it's well worth the trip. I'm goin Kathleen Van W. Aug 29, 2009 5:32 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - here's the service from san fran to la and back again. they raised their rates so the lowest you'd have to pay is $25, it used to be $19. http://cashuttlebus.com/?gclid­=CNXMprS ifatif Aug 29, 2009 4:23 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - Yeah, what shuttle bus was that?...and where do I board? On 8/29/09, Amanda wrote: > What shuttle bus did you use and how far in advance did you have to > sign up to volunteer? > > Thanks, > Amanda > > On Sat, Aug 29, 2 Emmanuel Aug 29, 2009 2:42 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - What shuttle bus did you use and how far in advance did you have to sign up to volunteer? Thanks, Amanda On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 1:32 PM, ifatif wrote: > I went to the screenwriter's expo last year as a volunteer and was able to user 7. Aug 29, 2009 1:48 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - I went to the screenwriter's expo last year as a volunteer and was able to attend two days worth for free, in exchange for one day of work. The work wasn't too bad either, as I was able to be Syd Fields workshop assistant! Plus, I was given food v ifatif Aug 29, 2009 1:30 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - just a thought-- ? Amtrak runs a train (Coast Starlight)--it's long, 10 hours from SJC, but it's cheap ($100 RT) and could be fun. ? Thoughts? ? Mike Mike C Aug 29, 2009 1:10 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - If you want to attend the sessions, you'll have to pay for them individually in addition to the $99. Or you can get the gold pass. In either case, you can get a slightly larger discount by using the coupon code "Twitter" (15% off your entire basket). Bill K. Aug 28, 2009 10:47 PM
Screenwriting Expo - Oct 15-18 in LA - seriously thinking of checking this out - This event looks to be well worth the trip south. Seminars, networking, speakers like William Goldman, pitch sessions and lots of industry people. Perhaps a few of us could carpool down for the weekend. The enitre conference is only $99.00, and there a Howard G. Aug 28, 2009 10:37 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Group writing sessions and strategy / pitching for screenwriters - Hello Everyone, I have been in contact with a script consultant, Pilar Alessandra, who works in the Los Angeles area. From what I have read, she has worked at the major studios and also provide script consultantions. She has indicated that she would user 6. Aug 26, 2009 12:48 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Group writing sessions and strategy / pitching for screenwriters - Hi Howard! I think all of these are very good ideas. After all, we are all working on screenplays with the hopes of getting them produced, or sold eventually, no? So I think dedicating a meetup to this subject of agents/queries/production companies/ e Leena S. Aug 26, 2009 9:57 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] from Jen about last night - Thanks for the honest feedback Jen! I'm interested to hear from anyone else who attended how the meeting was for them. H@rlan Knight Wood http://harlanknight.net http://heartofthesun.net http://enlightenedstructure.in­fo On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 Harlan Aug 21, 2009 11:20 AM
Group writing sessions and strategy / pitching for screenwriters - Hi everyone, a couple of thoughts I'd like to throw out there. First off, great first full screenplay table read. I thought it was a lot of fun, and I hope it was a valuable experience for the author and the rest of us with projects in various states of Howard G. Aug 21, 2009 5:48 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] screenwriting courses in the Bay Area - I hired Tabak and he's the only person who has actually given he Michael L. Aug 17, 2009 3:03 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] "Dearie" by Leena Shirlee -- Now uploaded to the meetup group "Files" - Harlan, Is this the Union Square Boarders? Mark On Aug 16, Mark F. Aug 17, 2009 10:47 AM
"Dearie" by Leena Shirlee -- Now uploaded to the meetup group "Files" - Some people didn't get the PDF attachment, so I've uploaded the PDF of the screenplay we're reading next Thursday night here: http://screenwriters.meetup.co­m/261/files/ H@rlan Knight Wood Harlan Aug 16, 2009 5:25 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] screenwriting courses in the Bay Area - Hi, I'm interested, so please forward any ifnoramtion regarding when, where, and the cost. Thanks, Marla Marla (. Aug 13, 2009 6:45 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] screenwriting courses in the Bay Area - This Golden Globe Award winning writer-producer ("Mad About You") with three Emmy nominations teaches "Write Like A Pro." www.workshopforwriters.com. There seems to be major interest in having the same event in SF... ��and there's a group rate... if a bill g. Aug 13, 2009 6:00 PM
"Dearie" by Leena Shirlee - Hi Screenwriters, Attached is our first full screenplay, which we'll read aloud at Borders next Thursday night.? We got to read a scene last week, and the response was very positive, we were left wanting more!? Borders is proving to be a great Harlan Aug 13, 2009 2:50 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] screenwriting courses in the Bay Area - Preview not available Mark F. Aug 12, 2009 8:56 AM
screenwriting courses in the Bay Area - Preview not available Kathleen Van W. Aug 11, 2009 10:17 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Does anyone know of any screenwriting courses...... - I do know a screenwriting course in SF and LA , in October, but as I'm a guest on this forum, I don't want to bill g. Aug 10, 2009 11:02 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Does anyone know of any screenwriting courses...... - I was involved with a group called the San Francisco Screenwriters over ten years ago. I have had my projects optioned, moreover, I have bui Mark F. Aug 10, 2009 10:12 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Does anyone know of any screenwriting courses...... - I don't know of any off the top of my head in this area, but a well respected online Daniel S. Aug 10, 2009 9:40 AM
Does anyone know of any screenwriting courses...... - Does anyone know about any screenwriting courses in san francisco or the east bay? Haorld --- On Sun, 8/9/09, Barbara wrote: > From: Barbara > Subject: Re: [screenwriters-261] Northern Califo user 6. Aug 9, 2009 3:22 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Northern California Screenwriter's Expo - Preview not available Barbara Aug 9, 2009 12:12 PM
Northern California Screenwriter's Expo - Preview not available Kathleen Van W. Aug 9, 2009 12:07 PM
thanks all! - Hey screenwriters, Leena here. Thanks for a fun meetup last night! With writing groups one never knows if it'll be a viper pit or a picnic at the zoo. I think somewhere inbetween is a good place to be.? Vonn, here is a tea nerd site for yo Leena S. Aug 6, 2009 8:52 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Nothing attached / screenwriters-261] scr - Yeah, it deleted the attachment! Again... mxxxpxxxxx Aug 2, 2009 8:47 PM
Nothing attached / screenwriters-261] scr - Hi, ? There is nothing attached,,, can you resubmit it? ? Kindly, Barbara M. ? ? ? ? On Sun, Aug 2, 20 Barbara Aug 2, 2009 8:28 PM
scr - Here's a screenplay I wrote a few weeks ago in a single 2-hr sitting. It isn't formatted correctly and it still has plenty of rough edges, but I think it is still readable. It's an entire short movie in one scene. Warning: contains harsh language mxxxpxxxxx Aug 2, 2009 6:19 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Re: Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Hi folks, I?apologize?for the inconvenience caused. I shall communicate privately to all who responded Folks, kindly reply to my email ID in future. regards, peanutlife Jul 30, 2009 3:29 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Re: Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - There may be an option on each person's mail program. The group address is listed as the "se Michael L. Jul 30, 2009 3:25 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Re: Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Hey all, I don't mind the occasional notice, but could we keep private correspondence private? I don't need to read every little note passed between two members. Sorry, don't mean to sound curt but I deal with quite a few emails everyday. Isn't Joseph Jul 30, 2009 3:10 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Re: Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Mahesh - When you get a moment, go ahead and e-mail me your synopsis and I'll take a look as well. Best Regards, David Marchetti (Media Producer) [address removed] www.orangeuniversefilms.com > -------- Original Message David M. Jul 30, 2009 12:07 PM
Re: Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Hi everyone, Thanks for responding to my email. I shall be mailing to all who responded later today with my story's synopsis. regards, Mahesh. On Wed, peanutlife Jul 30, 2009 9:30 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Mahesh -- ? Could you send the synopsis? I live in and am from SF and actually just wrote a romcom set in SF... ? Mark On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:27 AM, peanutlif Mark Jul 29, 2009 9:15 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Hi, ? I lived in SFO when I came to town and am still living in CA. I enjoy screenwriting and would love to contribute. ? If y feel like, send me the synopsis or anything that you wish, ? Barbara Jul 29, 2009 8:54 AM
Looking for writers who live in San Francisco. - Hi fellow dreamers, scriptwriters, I have been a member for sometime however I have not been to any of the meetups so far. I am working on a script to turn it into a movie a peanutlife Jul 29, 2009 1:27 AM
Full screenplays! - We are confirmed for Borders for our August meetups: August 5 is scene readings, and August 20 will be our first meeting to read a full screenplay. We'll start at 7pm on the 20th, to give us time for the reading. We need a volunteer who wants Harlan Jul 25, 2009 10:38 AM
Borders - Hi all, Kathleen Van Winckel did some research, and turned up a great possibility for future meetings. From her email: ============================= Borders Books in Union Square - 400 Post St, San Francisco - They h Harlan Jul 22, 2009 4:26 PM
RE: [screenwriters-261] A change of pace - we take screenwriting VERY seriously - that t-shirt rocks! Best Regards, David Marchetti (Media Producer) [address removed] www.orangeuniversefilms.com > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: [screenwriters-261] A change of pace - we take screenwriting David M. Jul 9, 2009 7:52 AM
A change of pace - we take screenwriting VERY seriously - Preview not available Howard G. Jul 9, 2009 7:10 AM
RE: [screenwriters-261] July 8 Meeting @ Vonn's & On the Corner - Preview not available Arthur Jul 7, 2009 3:11 AM
July 8 Meeting @ Vonn's & On the Corner - Hi All, Vonn has generously offered to host the July 8 meetup at his place in the lower Haight -- We'll meet there at 8pm, address details here . There is a pre-mee Harlan Jul 1, 2009 11:36 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Message to the SF screenwriters group..... - so will you be attending the east bay screenwriters group today?. --- On Thu, 5/21/09, quirkygirl wrote: > From: quirkygirl > Subject: Re: [screenwriters-261] Message to the SF screenwriters group..... user 6. Jun 21, 2009 5:52 AM
RE: [screenwriters-261] Screenwriter Training - Preview not available Kathleen Van W. Jun 19, 2009 12:38 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Great turnout & possible futures - Harlan (& All), Thank you for volunteering to organize. I would certainly be happy to help if help is needed. I really like your proposal to formalize a bit. Last night was my very first meeting and I was impressed with the turnout and participation. I Aimee Jun 18, 2009 4:35 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] That Bigshot TV Guy With The New Seminar - I brought it up with the group and the reactions were: Most people thought a $300 price-point w Michael L. Jun 18, 2009 4:17 PM
[screenwriters-261] Great turnout & possible futures - Great turnout at yesterday's meeting!? For those who weren't there, I offered to organize future meetings.? I'm happy to share the role with anyone who is interested, just let me know, and we'll work out the best way to do that. Harlan Jun 18, 2009 3:35 PM
That Bigshot TV Guy With The New Seminar - ML, Just wanted to see how your meeting last night went, and whether your folks felt there's a need in SF for a writing workshop that would be learn-by-doing (instead of lecture), practical (ins bill g. Jun 18, 2009 3:19 PM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Tonight's meetup - I corrected the venue on the website. Wow, we haven't had this big a project turnout before. & Michael L. Jun 17, 2009 6:35 AM
Tonight's meetup - Preview not available Howard G. Jun 17, 2009 6:03 AM
Re: [screenwriters-261] Next meeting venue - I'll be attending with a friend and we're looking forward to it! Devon -------- Devon R. Jun 16, 2009 9:40 AM

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