Screenwriting 26

This is the usual meet up group with a twist. If it is sunny out, we can have the group at my place in the courtyard, there is a fountain and ill have some refreshments. If you'd like to bring something then please do.  Make sure to bring a jacket for when the sun goes down.If it rains we will be at starbucks. As the date approaches ill check the weather and we will make the call to which place to go.

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  • Rennie A.

    Just uploaded a treatment for a short film script ("The Twins"). Go to More - Files to see it. This is what I would have brought to the last meetup if I could attend. I'll describe it a little. It's melodrama - not black comedy but perhaps camp? tongue-in-cheek? Some descriptions I have for it are "The Parent Trap" meets "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane," the Disney Channel after breaking into the liquor cabinet, a Lifetime movie gone berserk, a cheap dime-store novel... you get the idea. What I'm looking for is help/suggestions on plot, how to tie loose ends together. I do have it in script form as well (unfinished - there is no dialog) and really it is more concise in that form and in my head than what I have presented here, but this was the easiest way to do it. I'd appreciate the feedback. I'll answer any questions or make things more clear.

    June 10, 2014

  • Rodrigo H.

    Great talk everyone and thanks for the feedback!

    June 5, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Despite a bit of a rocky start, we had a successful meeting last night.

    Thanks to Mark, Andrew, and Rodrigo for sharing!

    1 · June 5, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Small, but good group.

    June 5, 2014

  • Sharif

    So Andrew, Erik, Mark then Rodrigo will be the order.

    June 4, 2014

  • Sharif

    So looks like it will be Andrew, Erik, Mark then Rennie. See you all at starbucks Wed.

    June 2, 2014

    • Rennie A.

      Well shoot, we are understaffed this week at the ol' job so I'm giving up my seat.

      June 3, 2014

    • Rodrigo H.

      I guess I got your spot. I'm sorry that you can't come.

      1 · June 4, 2014

  • Rodrigo H.

    Finally put my things together and placed myself on the waiting list.
    A have a 8 page outline/treatment of a feature that I'm about to start writing.

    Sharif, let me know if there's still space.

    Cheers!

    June 2, 2014

  • Rennie A.

    I have a treatment for s short film I can bring. Sounds like some spots have opened up.

    June 1, 2014

  • Craig

    Unfortunately, another commitment has come up that I need to tend to this time around - I'll skip the outline and bring pages the next time around. (Should have some good work put in by then). Get some good feedback time in, gang!

    June 1, 2014

  • Sharif

    So the order of reading is going to go Andrew, Craig Erik then Mark. That is a pretty full reading schedule. We will be meeting at the starbucks afterall, they are doing construction in my courtyard next week and we wouldn't be able to hear. SO...

    Meet at Starbucks June 4th. at 1600 East Olive Way. Sharif

    May 30, 2014

  • Marc F.

    Hey guys sorry to do this but something came up with my kids, I have to drop out. I was set to read so someone plz jump in w/pages...

    May 29, 2014

  • Michael

    Not having been before, I figured I would just observe. How often do you meet?

    May 29, 2014

  • Michael

    Sharif, how does one RSVP? There doesn't seem to be any way to do that.

    May 28, 2014

    • Sharif

      It looks like we are full now, you can join a wait list if someone drops out. I'll say it will be cozy but you should show up and we can work you in to listen and critique. At this point I think we are for sure going to be at the starbucks, unforseen construction in my courtyard.

      May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, everyone. I just came back in town, so I'm new to the group. I am thinking of joining you guys and wondering if I can introduce myself and check things out.

    May 27, 2014

    • Sharif

      Sure Cindy. Click yes to the RSVP and join us at the next meeting.

      May 27, 2014

    • Sharif

      Cindy I can't contact you so If we go through with the meeting at my place I will give you an address. Although it is most likely we will be at starbucks now.

      May 28, 2014

  • Mark

    I'll bring five pages in case there's time/room.

    May 26, 2014

  • Sharif

    So the readings are pretty much full. The order is Andrew, Marc, Craig then Erik. We might be able to fit in one more depending if we can fit it in. Craig, I would encourage along with an outline if you could write up a paragraph synopsis and tagline to go along with your outline. I think that would make it simpler to track while reading it. Otherwise you'll have to pitch the whole story. You don't have to, but I think it might make an outline easier to navigate.

    1 · May 20, 2014

    • Craig

      Thanks for the advice, Sharif - I guess when I mentioned "outline" I was thinking of something along the lines of what Chris presented at the last meetup. I'll do a little more research into what an outline really is, as well as incorporate what you mentioned with the synopsis, logline, etc.

      May 20, 2014

  • Erik

    Hey I have a few pages of a feature script I am working on to share.

    May 18, 2014

  • Craig

    I'd like to bring my story outline for the script I'm currently writing and working on.

    May 18, 2014

  • Melinda

    Only few spots left in May 24-25 screenwriting intensive with local teacher and successful director/writer John Jacobsen. I mentor with John. He is a master screenwriting coach and truly inspiring instructor. Ready to jumpstart your script? http://www.tinyurl.com/jjscreenplay

    May 13, 2014

    • Melinda

      Help me find it, please? Tx!

      May 16, 2014

    • Chris M.

      Follow the menu under our group's title.

      May 18, 2014

  • Sharif

    Andrew first, then Marc.

    May 8, 2014

  • Sharif

    Just wed. Tried to set it up from my phone. it wasn't working.

    May 8, 2014

  • Andrew R.

    I'll have more of my screenplay

    May 8, 2014

  • Marc F.

    Wait the email said Sunday 5/18 but here it's Wednesday 6/4...which one? Or both?

    May 7, 2014

  • Marc F.

    I'm bringing pages, just reserving a spot early...thx for adding this sharif

    May 7, 2014

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