Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jeff Willis to Guest on Scriptchat March 8th!

We're excited to have Jeff Willis as our guest on Scriptchat! Jeff is known for his generosity in the writing community, so it's no surprise he offered to allow us to pick his brain on a Sunday evening.


Set your alarms for Sunday, March 8th, 5pm PST and join us!

The best site to participate is here.
Full chat instructions are here.


Jeff Willis @jwillis81 has worked on the production company side of the industry for more than eight years. After graduating from CSU Long Beach with a degree in Film & Electronic Media, he got his first industry job at Beacon Pictures as an assistant in the business and legal affairs department. He left Beacon to pursue an opportunity at Our Stories Films (WHO’S YOUR CADDY?), a start-up production company from BET-founder Robert L. Johnson.

While at Our Stories Films, Jeff was promoted to an executive position and transitioned from business affairs to creative development, operations, and production management. After three years with Our Stories, he moved on to work with another start-up, Troika Pictures (THE CALL), as a consulting production and operations executive. A year later, Jeff accepted a position at The Weinstein Company, coming full circle and returning to his roots in business affairs. He's been with TWC for almost 5 years, currently serving as VP, Business Affairs & Production Administration.

In his spare time, Jeff pursues a writing and producing career. To date, he has completed two commissioned rewrite assignments and sold a feature screenplay that he co-wrote with a partner, which is currently scheduled to begin production early next year.

Note: Jeff did a Q&A with The Black Board you might enjoy. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Eric Heisserer Transcript - February 8, 2015

Scriptchat was on fire tonight with Eric Heisserer's screenwriting advice and rants, along with a good dose of scotch to wash it all down. Don't miss a single tweet! I promise you'll learn a lot about things you had no idea you even needed to know. Enjoy! @jeannevb

To read the transcript on Storify, click here

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Eric Heisserer to Guest on Scriptchat February 8, 2015

We're thrilled to finally have Eric Heisserer as our #scriptchat guest this Sunday! Eric's famous for his drunk-Twitter-informative rants about writing and the industry and now we get to pick his brain sober! He may or may not have a scotch in his hand. I make no promises. Regardless, his experience and advice will help writers of all levels, so don't miss #scriptchat this Sunday! @jeannevb


Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5PM PST



Eric Heisserer @HIGHzurrer grew up in Oklahoma where his father taught ancient history at Oklahoma University. He began his writing career in 1995 with various tabletop game modules, and migrated to screenwriting in 2000 when he sold his first feature script to Artisan Entertainment. In late 2008 he was brought in to write A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) for New Line Cinema, followed by the prequel The Thing (2011) for Universal and Final Destination 5 (2011) and Hours (2013) marked his directorial debut.

Eric is also the author of the book 150 Screenwriting Challenges.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lane Shefter-Bishop, The Book Whisperer - Transcript January 25, 2014

Tonight's scriptchat was graced with the wisdom of Lane Shefter-Bishop @LaneShefterBish, Founder of Vast Entertainment, Emmy award-winning director, and Film/Television producer specializing in book-to-screen adaptation, also referred to as 'The Book Whisperer.' Lane provided incredible insights and advice regarding adaptations, loglines, and her out-of-the-box strategy to get writers' stories on the screen, both features and television.

Storify still isn't working, so unfortunately, you'll need to scroll down to the bottom and read the transcript backwards. I promise you, it's worth it. Enjoy! @jeannevb


@jeannevb
    Storify hasn't been working for me lately, so you might have to read these tweets backwards in the transcript but I'll try! #scriptchat
    02:05
 
Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @jeannevb @lisa_kovanda @NebraskansWrite I heard, Jeanne. I am so jellus... #scriptchat
    02:04
 
max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @blueneumann When in doubt about an ending, I start setting things on fire. [In the story, ahem.] #scriptchat
    02:04
 
Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @blueneumann good. I'm holding you to it. #scriptchat
    02:04

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @blueneumann Maybe shed some light on it? #scriptchat
    02:04
 
Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @lisa_kovanda Fantastic! So excited to be a part of @NebraskansWrite conference! #scriptchat
    02:03
 
max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @jeannevb @CelluloidBlonde You are such an innovative thinker, always planning the best entertainment. #scriptchat
    02:03

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    thanks @sarahalexis4 #scriptchat
    02:03

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @jeannevb And I promise I will continue to try to figure out a way to end my insanely dark novel #scriptchat
    02:03

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    #scriptchat @jeannevb Looking forward to meeting you at the @NebraskansWrite conference in April!
    02:03

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde and this week I brought p0rn stars! #scriptchat
    02:03

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Next week, no chat bc of Super Bowl. #scriptchat
    02:03

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    @jeannevb Plug wasn't needed but thank you very much. #scriptchat #ColdWarRomanceNoir
    02:03

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Also thanks to @jeannevb as always you are a lovely and gracious hostess yay! #scriptchat
    02:02

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Thanks again @jeannevb! #scriptchat
    13:00

    Scott Myers @GoIntoTheStory

    Over 80 notable movie scripts from the last 5 years available for download - free, legal ow.ly/HNJD6 #screenwriting #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Steven Cleaver
    02:02

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish love what you're doing. So ground-breaking. Thanks for being a champion to writers. #scriptchat
    02:02

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    @LaneShefterBish Thanks for the #scriptchat
    02:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    thanks @blueneumann #scriptchat
    02:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Passion is contageous #scriptchat

    Retweeted by Sona Charaipotra
    02:01

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    Bye everybody #scriptchat
    02:01

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @jeannevb @pulptone Congratulations! #scriptchat
    02:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Thanks @celluloidblonde #scriptchat
    02:01

    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    Thanks for the great chat. #scriptchat
    02:01

    Katty A. Solórzano @clioteorica

    @blueneumann That's an example of a great raw-paper material that turned not so great on screen. Script was great too BTW #scriptchat
    02:01

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LaneShefterBish come back anytime! #scriptchat
    02:01

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Thanks to @LaneShefterBish for an interesting chat and best of luck with your upcoming book release. #scriptchat
    02:01

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    #scriptchat @CelluloidBlonde 170 pages for a script? <shudder>
    02:01

    VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL488

    @CelluloidBlonde Gone Girl 170 pages #scriptchat
    02:01

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Thanks for all the insights! All the best with The Duff and your other projects! Looking forward to your book. #scriptchat
    02:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Thanks for having me @jeannevb #scriptchat
    02:01

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    Cheers cheers #scriptchat
    02:01

    Dirk Walvoord @DirkWalv

    thank you #scriptchat
    02:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Passion is contageous #scriptchat
    02:00

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    You survived, @LaneShefterBish! We can’t thank you enough for being on #scriptchat tonight!
    02:00

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    That's the way to success #scriptchat
    02:00

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Write about what you care about weverybody #scriptchat
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    She replies "Write about what you care about - no one cares what you know." #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
    02:00

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish great ending! #scriptchat
    02:00

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish Lynyrd Skynyrd said it best: “I know a little… and baby I can guess the rest” #scriptchat
    02:00

    Nadine Smith @NadiSmith

    Trying to read at least 1 script a day for the rest of the year. #scriptchat #amreading
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    She replies "Write about what you care about - no one cares what you know." #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Alejandro G S
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Then you'll be passionate about it and that shows in your work. #scriptchat
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    She replies "Write about what you care about - no one cares what you know." #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Randi
    01:59
 
    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Erm, did someone just say a script is over 170 pages? Pardon me while I dial 911. #scriptchat
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Write about what you know. #scriptchat
    01:59

 
Tea Traveler @teatraveler

    #SBIFF #Filmchat #scriptchat SB International Film Festival Promises Big Celebrities and Films dailynexus.com/2015-01-22/sb-…
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    She replies "Write about what you care about - no one cares what you know." #scriptchat
    01:59

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @clioteorica Just click your stillettos three times and ask @jeannevb for a refill on the Pixley Punch #scriptchat
    01:59

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Just want to give shoutout & congrats to @pulptone for his new book coming out #bravo sgtzero.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/sho… #scriptchat
    01:59

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    When folks asked Anne "should I write about what I know - I'm told to write about what I know" #scriptchat
    01:58

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    @jeannevb Tonight's was pretty much a perfect reason for reasons you already know #scriptchat
    01:58

    Randi @Reileen4

    @CelluloidBlonde thank you! It's why I don't write and just edit. Leave the writing to those who can. #scriptchat
    01:58

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    my best piece of advice to writers is something I heard from Anne Perry... #scriptchat
    01:58

    VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL488

    @dwacon the script is over 170pages #scriptchat
    01:58

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LaneShefterBish it's like casting the right actor for the leading role and the actor is in every scene! #scriptchat
    01:58

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @CelluloidBlonde Unless one has CGI animation skills... #scriptchat
    01:58

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    #scriptchat @LaneShefterBish Do you have a preference for screenwriters/novelists who have produced indie films/books/both?
    01:58

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @pulptone yes you do! #scriptchat
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by ATLScreenwritersAnon
    01:57

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    The most challenging part of book to screen is finding the right screenwriter to adapt #scriptchat
    01:57

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    I need to attend #scriptchat more. I always meet great new people with good conversation.
    01:57

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    The most rewarding part of book to screen is when it's done - like THE DUFF I found in 2009, in theaters Feb20 #scriptchat
    01:57

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish is you could give writers 1 piece of advice to help advance their career, what would it be? #scriptchat
    01:57

    Katty A. Solórzano @clioteorica

    @dwacon Hehehe, you always find the way to take us to your land, you wizard... #scriptchat
    01:56

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @JAEL488 @LaneShefterBish My buddy found the excessive retakes a bit onerous... #scriptchat
    01:56

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish What do you find are the most challenging and most rewarding parts of book to screen adaptations? #scriptchat
    01:56

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    .@clioteorica If that makes sense. I think it's not so leaning on influences to pacing and detail and work ethic. #scriptchat
    01:55

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish no sorry necessary; just wanted 2clarify bc my partner is the writer, I'm just trying to convince her 2share #scriptchat
    01:51

   Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    .@LaneShefterBish is teaching webinar for @writersstore on Feb 15th on developing & pitching TV series writersstore.com/developing-and… #scriptchat
    Retweeted by max adams
    01:55

    Nadine Smith @NadiSmith

    #goodmorning! Starting my day with #Milk. #scriptchat #amreading
    01:55

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    I keep telling people not to do that unless they have some know how. #scriptchat
    01:55

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @CelluloidBlonde I HATE book trailers! When did that shit start? #scriptchat
    01:55

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    .@clioteorica I would love Fincher directing my book. I wrote it with that atmosphere in mind. But it doesn't read like Fincher #scriptchat
    01:51

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    .@LaneShefterBish is teaching webinar for @writersstore on Feb 15th on developing & pitching TV series writersstore.com/developing-and… #scriptchat
    Retweeted by #scriptchat
    01:55

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    I still haven't seen Gone Girl... or really any recent movie #scriptchat
    01:55

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Most writers who try to do teaser clip for a book or script fail and fail hard because filming is a whole other skill set. #scriptchat
    01:55

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Gone Grl was fabulous - Flynn is an exception to the rule #scriptchat
    01:48

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you want to know how to write the perfect Logline - pick up my book when it comes out this year *smiles broadly* #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Deanna
    01:54

    VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL488

    @LaneShefterBish Flynn did an amazing job with Gone Girl just read the script #scriptchat
    01:54

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I don't do videos - sorry #scriptchat
    01:54

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish so no videos? #scriptchat
    01:54

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    .@blueneumann I wrote my novel always with a screenplay in mind and intentions of adjustment. Big or small. It's a story. #scriptchat
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Sona Charaipotra
    01:53

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Great stories are always great because they have something unique about them. Find your unique element and exploit it!. #scriptchat
    01:53

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @LaneShefterBish So if I have stacks of students & workshoppers I can recommend the book to, can I get an advance copy? #scriptchat
    01:53

    Katty A. Solórzano @clioteorica

    @pulptone Llike Fincher, I don't always understand his taste in books. Then I read the raw material and it works on the paper #scriptchat
    01:53

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    my company focusses on written material - books, articles, etc... #scriptchat
    01:53
    Randi @Reileen4

    @clioteorica @LaneShefterBish exactly. How many "happily ever afters" can we get and still claim unique #scriptchat
    01:52

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    We covered film/book synergy. Do you add interactive media, comics/graphic novels, to the mix? #scriptchat
    01:52

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I tell novelists not to write their own screenplays - with an A-list screenwriter on board it has a better chnce of getting made #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
    01:52

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I tell novelists not to write their own screenplays - with an A-list screenwriter on board it has a better chnce of getting made #scriptchat
    01:51

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @lisa_kovanda and once I wrote that, I knew how to express the scene visually in script form #scriptchat
    01:51

    Mark Sanderson @scriptcat

    RT MT @DavidWisehart: Agents’ Advice for Young #Screenwriters: To Begin, Be Great variety.com/2014/film/spot… #screenwriter #scriptchat
    01:51

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    And the crowd goes crazy RT'ing a very telling point that needs to be repeated more often. [insert roar of crowd] #scriptchat
    01:51

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    9 more minutes to pick @LaneShefterBish's brain on adaptations, loglines, TV series & more. #scriptchat
    01:51

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @lisa_kovanda in book mode, I was describing the heat and the smell and the rumblings in her belly... #scriptchat
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Mrs. Outlaw
    01:51

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    .@LaneShefterBish is teaching webinar for @writersstore on Feb 15th on developing & pitching TV series writersstore.com/developing-and… #scriptchat
    01:51

    Sona Charaipotra @sona_c

    Do you see a lot more novelists adapting their own material, like Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockart? #scriptchat
    01:51

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @lisa_kovanda there's a scene where my character is looking at food and starving, but she can't eat it... #scriptchat
    01:50

    Three Lives Movie @ThreeLivesMovie

    Bang2Write | 8 Female-Centric Biopics That Need Writing NOW: Biopics and true story dramas DOMINAT... bit.ly/1D7Ngtf #scriptchat
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lisa Kovanda
    01:50

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @lisa_kovanda and doing one helps you figure out the other side #scriptchat
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Randi
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by VINCE CONSIDINE
    01:48

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you want to know how to write the perfect Logline - pick up my book when it comes out this year *smiles broadly* #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Women in Film&Video
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by max adams
    01:49

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you don't know what makes your story unique you shouldn't be writing it : 0 #scriptchat
    01:26

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    I've always thought what works on page doesn't always work on screen. That's why they're adaptations. Keep the heart but adjust #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Katty A. Solórzano
    01:48

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you want to know how to write the perfect Logline - pick up my book when it comes out this year *smiles broadly* #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
    01:49

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    I'm with you, @blueneumann I love both screenwriting and novel writing. Love adapting my own material. #scriptchat
    01:49

    Katty A. Solórzano @clioteorica

    @LaneShefterBish God knows we've been remaking Cinderella like... forever. I'm still stuck on the "unique" quality. #Scriptchat
    01:49

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish I shall pimp your book to our writers happily on that day. #scriptchat
    01:49

    Randi @Reileen4

    @jeannevb @LaneShefterBish you probably get a new story after the two go at it..I wonder how different method writers commingle #scriptchat
    01:48

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    @jeannevb awwwwwww #scriptchat
    01:48

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish Touché #scriptchat
    01:48

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If you want to know how to write the perfect Logline - pick up my book when it comes out this year *smiles broadly* #scriptchat
    01:48

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Let me tell you, @LaneShefterBish is brilliant in the room. Fast-thinking and on her game. #justsayin #scriptchat
    01:47

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Sometimes it comes down to studios knowing distribution arms don't know how to sell something. Ugh. #scriptchat
    01:47

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    It sounds fun doing that with a screenwriter (or novel writer), but what if you want to do both? #scriptchat
    01:45

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I don't know why fantasy is so hard to set up - possibly becz the game market has that wrapped up & because fantasy is expensive #scriptchat
    Retweeted by VINCE CONSIDINE
    01:47

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Yes, screenwriters pitch me their "take" on the material and I decide if it's the direction I want to pursue #scriptchat
    01:47

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish I seriously have chills thinking about being in that room. #scriptchat
    01:47

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish Perhaps give a schematic for the perfect logline? #scriptchat
    01:46

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Long while back we couldn't sell a hot comedic horror pitch, suits loved the pitch but said marketing arms couldn't sell it. #scriptchat
    01:46

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish love that! Breaking story together. Fantastic. #scriptchat
    01:46

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Do the screenwriters (if author isn't adapting) pitch you their take on the material? What would that include? #scriptchat
    01:46

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    They help each other with their different perspectives on the same material #scriptchat
    01:46

    R.D. @rdlln

    14 minutes left to pick @LaneShefterBish's brain on #scriptchat
    01:46

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I love putting the author and screenwriter in the same room! #scriptchat
    01:46

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @blueneumann @JAEL488 @LaneShefterBish Maybe a follow-up to GoT. “Royal Flushes” perhaps? #scriptchat
    01:46

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I don't know why fantasy is so hard to set up - possibly becz the game market has that wrapped up & because fantasy is expensive #scriptchat
    01:45

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish @DirkWalv can I have your magical wand? #scriptchat
    01:45

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish do you ever let the author and the screenwriter in the same room together? *cracks knuckles* #scriptchat
    01:45

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @JAEL488 @LaneShefterBish I imagine especially with, everyone wants the next Game Of Thrones #scriptchat
    01:45

    R.D. @rdlln

    15 minutes left to pick @LaneShefterBish's on #scriptchat
    01:45

    VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL488

    @LaneShefterBish even with the success of Game of thrones #scriptchat
    01:44

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    @LaneShefterBish What's fantasy's problem? #scriptchat
    01:44

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @LaneShefterBish That's interesting. Is fantasy handicapped because of expense or lack of broad stream audiences? #scriptchat
    01:44

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Hard to say which is my favorite - I just love that there ARE so many book to screen adaptations these days... #scriptchat
    01:41

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Well, the naked girls arrived. That means we must be trending... or they like my bartending skills. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Screenwriters' Fest
    01:22

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Hollywood wants profit. You convince the suits a "diversity" project will make money, they'll foot the bill. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Colin Holmes
    01:43

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Every genre is always in demand (except for fantasy) if the story is great #scriptchat
    01:43

    Randi @Reileen4

    @jeannevb you're such an over achiever #scriptchat @blueneumann
    01:43

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish What's your favorite book to screen adaptation? What to you made it so successful? #scriptchat
    01:43

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde hey, hot girls aspire to write too. #scriptchat
    01:43

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @dwacon @CelluloidBlonde @Jeanevb we're all different skin colours. Observe! #scriptchat
    01:42

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @LaneShefterBish @DirkWalv Do you find any particular genre easier or more likely to sell? #scriptchat
    01:42

    Randi @Reileen4

    @blueneumann now you're just being childish; where's the naked girls? Am I in the wrong #scriptchat ?
    01:42

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @CelluloidBlonde @Jeanevb Maybe they heard someone mention diversity? #scriptchat
    01:42

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I turn novels in TV series all the time @DirkWalv #scriptchat
    01:41

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @jeanevb Um, who invited the Sexting Asian? [dark look] #scriptchat
    01:41

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @DirkWalv (cough) The Stand! #scriptchat
    01:41

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    At least they are LIVE. #scriptchat
    01:41

    Dirk Walvoord @DirkWalv

    What about turning novels into TV series? #scriptchat
    01:41

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish what if your really great idea isn't written yet? I could help my partner & add a pitch trailer? #scriptchat
    01:41

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    oh there's always hot naked girls waiting, it's the internet! go away, we're talking about books! #scriptchat
    01:41

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Well, the naked girls arrived. That means we must be trending... or they like my bartending skills. #scriptchat
    01:40

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @jeannevb I just gotta figure out that ending #scriptchat
    01:11

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I am always recommending screenwriters turn their screenplays into novels! It will help their screenplay sell. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by SRS
    01:40

    Sеxting asian @kyzawefumej

    НOT NAKED GIRLS LIVE АND WAITING ► bit.ly/1ALqt3y! #whatsapp #scriptchat #atomicchat #vismaviedemaman #jwed
    01:40

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @blueneumann DO IT! I'm writing my next story idea as both novel & script. #scriptchat
    01:40

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Do it @blueneumann - you won't regret it #scriptchat
    01:39

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    There's a script of mine I've wanted to turn into a novel b/c it'd be a hard movie to get made #scriptchat
    01:39

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Great advice @jeannevb #scriptchat
    01:39

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish Totally different skill set! I always tell writers to practice adaptations on public domain material. #scriptchat
    01:39

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish I adapted a script into a novella. #scriptchat
    01:39

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @jeannevb @CelluloidBlonde It is a new approach, it's interesting. #scriptchat
    01:38

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Its a completely different skill set than just screenwriting original material #scriptchat
    01:38

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I look for screenwriters who have done lots of adaptations before. #scriptchat
    01:38

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde that's why I wanted Lane here. Such a refreshing, new direction. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by max adams
    01:38

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Great question @SarahAlexis41 #scriptchat
    01:38

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @jeannevb I’ll take a Pixley Punch. A jigger of rum with a prune and a chicken foot in it. Neat. #scriptchat
    01:38

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde that's why I wanted Lane here. Such a refreshing, new direction. #scriptchat
    01:38

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish What do you look for in screenwriters who would be a good fit w/the material when bringing them in on projects? #scriptchat
    01:37

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    The project sells on the uniqueness of the book material @CelluloidBlonde #scriptchat
    01:37

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish I'm here for your entertainment... and for bartending :) *curtsy* #scriptchat
    01:37

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    That's new. #scriptchat
    01:37

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @LaneShefterBish So the package sells on synergy of concept & book and film interest alone? #scriptchat
    13:00

    Scott Myers @GoIntoTheStory

    Over 80 notable movie scripts from the last 5 years available for download - free, legal ow.ly/HNJD6 #screenwriting #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jason Jerome Schultz
    01:36

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Exactly @blueneumann - the material guides you to what format it should be adapted to #scriptchat
    01:36

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    LOL @jeannevb #scriptchat
    01:36

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LaneShefterBish the best format for the adaptation, right? #scriptchat
    01:36

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish They need to start calling you Wonder Woman Whisperer! #scriptchat
    14:15

    No Film School @nofilmschool

    Academy Nicholl Fellowships in #screenwriting Now Open, Early Deadline March 2nd bit.ly/1GR4XmE #scriptchat pic.twitter.com/pNHj2UW3Bd
    Retweeted by Indie Film Club
    01:35

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I do TV series, feature films, limited series (mini-series) and MOWs - all from books #scriptchat
    01:35

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish do you only look at the material in terms of movies or do you ever set up TV series deals? #scriptchat
    01:34

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @dwacon @CelluloidBlonde I misread that as "Adult Desires" and thought "I gotta visit Mississippi!" #scriptchat
    01:34

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @DirkWalv Damn. I forgot chocolate. #scriptchat
    01:34

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Content is king! #scriptchat
    01:34

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I have set up more than 2 dozen properties and have yet to package with talent first (except screeenwriters) #scriptchat
    01:34

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @CelluloidBlonde Reminds me of a spot I visited in Mississippi. “Adult Desserts.” Banana Split w/ Kahlua fudge & Godiva liquor… #scriptchat
    01:34

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @LaneShefterBish How much talent packaging goes into setting up the book/film deal? #scriptchat
    00:50

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Get your Q’s ready for ’The Book Whisperer” @LaneShefterBish in 10 minutes! #scriptchat scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/lane-s…
    Retweeted by Screenwriters' Fest
    01:22

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Hollywood wants profit. You convince the suits a "diversity" project will make money, they'll foot the bill. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lindsay Harris-Friel
    01:33

    Dirk Walvoord @DirkWalv

    max adams - no chocolate? #scriptchat
    01:33

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @CelluloidBlonde you bought them from the same truck! #scriptchat
    01:32

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Back and now I have alcohol and ice cream. Beware. #scriptchat
    21:10

    Kris Bock @Kris_Bock

    Writing Good Villains in screenplays by @dougeboch (workds for novels, too!) letsschmooze.blogspot.com/2015/01/writin… #scriptchat #writetip
    Retweeted by River Glynn
    01:32

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @lisa_kovanda @LaneShefterBish Considering China and Dubai are the big investors these days... #scriptchat
    01:32

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Because I set up mostly book proposals and partials I avoid the "must have bestseller sales" or "int'l sales" issues #scriptchat
    01:32

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    @LaneShefterBish It can also depend on the demographic target. A young adult novel will tend to be shorter. #scriptchat
    01:32

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @blueneumann snappin' necks, cashin' checks... #scriptchat
    01:32

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    #scriptchat @LaneShefterBish How much do you base decisions on overseas sales potential? It's a big deal for Hollywood now.
    01:31

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    which, now that I think of it, those kids I just saw today and made a note of would be perfect for! #scriptchat
    01:31

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    There is no minimum length for a novel - the length usually depends upon the type of book - memoir, drama, etc #scriptchat
    01:30

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    A top-notch Logline can literally help you sell your material. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by VINCE CONSIDINE
    01:30

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @dwacon I have a Lord Of The Flies/Last Of Us thing going on too #scriptchat
    01:30

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Most importantly - It's got to highlight what is most unique about your story. #scriptchat
    01:30

    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    @LaneShefterBish Hi, total newbie question: is there a minimum length (in pages) for a novel? An average? #scriptchat
    01:30

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish wow, I love that idea! Do you ever look at an idea for one? An outline? Versus having a book to read? #scriptchat
    01:30

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish Kosloff’s BnB on CBS was the penultimate IMHO... #scriptchat
    01:30

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    A top-notch Logline can literally help you sell your material. #scriptchat
    01:29

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Q: What are some of the elements of a well-crafted logline or synopsis that get your attention? #scriptchat
    01:29

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish So I should dust off my “Landlord of the Roaches” mss? #scriptchat
    01:29

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    To touch on loglines for a bit, @LaneShefterBish, perhaps address the importance of a quality one. #scriptchat
    01:29

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    And lord knows Beauty and the Beast has been done in a million ways - as has 3 musketeers #scriptchat
    01:29

    Dhonielle Clayton @brownbookworm

    @Al_1701 Agree! No niche-ness. #scriptchat
    01:26

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @pulptone Play to the strengths of each medium to express the scene the best way possible #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Anthony Schiavino
    01:29

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Definitely - a fresh take on an old classic is great. I have a project now thats a complete re-imagining of Lord of the Flies #scriptchat
    01:29

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @blueneumann Did not. Got a linky link? ������ #scriptchat
    01:27

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I look for books with a fresh perspective on something, a fresh take on something... #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lisa Kovanda
    01:28

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    I think the problem is the industry thinks "universal" means no unique appeal. #scriptchat
    01:28

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish even a fresh take of an old classic? #scriptchat
    01:28

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @Vivi_Tawny was just going to tweet you and @authorJamie to make sure you're here! #scriptchat
    01:27

    ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny

    RT @LaneShefterBish: It's actually not piutching the universal but pitching the unique, fresh and different #scriptchat
    01:27

    ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny

    RT @jeannevb: Here's Vast Entertainment site. Bookmark it. vast-entertainment.com #scriptchat
    01:27

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    brb #scriptchat
    01:27

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I look for books with a fresh perspective on something, a fresh take on something... #scriptchat
    01:26

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish how do you find interesting books when so many are diversity-phobic? #scriptchat
    01:26

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @blueneumann @dwacon I didn't read that, no. #scriptchat
    01:26

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @pulptone Play to the strengths of each medium to express the scene the best way possible #scriptchat
    01:26

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    but something everyone can be interested in #scriptchat
    01:26

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    It's actually not piutching the universal but pitching the unique, fresh and different #scriptchat
    01:24

    Dhonielle Clayton @brownbookworm

    @CelluloidBlonde Agreed. High concept and pitching the universal. It's how to get it in the door... sigh #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Sona Charaipotra
    01:26

    Anthony Schiavino @pulptone

    I've always thought what works on page doesn't always work on screen. That's why they're adaptations. Keep the heart but adjust #scriptchat
    01:26

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @dwacon @CelluloidBlonde did you read that article the original author wrote about "Off The Boat?" #scriptchat
    00:50

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Get your Q’s ready for ’The Book Whisperer” @LaneShefterBish in 10 minutes! #scriptchat scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/lane-s…
    Retweeted by Lucy Hay
    01:24

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Here's Vast Entertainment site. Bookmark it. vast-entertainment.com #scriptchat
    Retweeted by max adams
    01:25

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @CelluloidBlonde Comedies like “Black•ish” and “Off the Boat” are safe bets. #scriptchat
    01:25

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Thanks @Reileen4 #scriptchat
    01:24

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish I like you more now #scriptchat
    01:07

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    They need to be veeeeery open to changes and suggestions - and most, thankfully are. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Anthony Schiavino
    01:22

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Hollywood wants profit. You convince the suits a "diversity" project will make money, they'll foot the bill. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Sona Charaipotra
    01:24

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    If I feel it needs a strong editor I'll recommend it #scriptchat
    01:24

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Here's Vast Entertainment site. Bookmark it. vast-entertainment.com #scriptchat
    23:37

    Mark Sanderson @scriptcat

    A few simple techniques within your control to help you survive in Hollywood’s #screenwriting trenches: bit.ly/1h5UFRr #scriptchat
    Retweeted by David Wisehart
    01:24

    Dhonielle Clayton @brownbookworm

    @CelluloidBlonde Agreed. High concept and pitching the universal. It's how to get it in the door... sigh #scriptchat
    01:24

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Absolutely - if there are too many typos or grammatical errors I stop reading #scriptchat
    01:24

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @CelluloidBlonde So ironically, diversity has to be universal #scriptchat
    01:23

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish in front of you (I'm sure "make sure it's edited well" would be key) #scriptchat
    01:23

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    New authors can query me at Vast ENtertainment. If you catch us at a time when we are open to new material - great #scriptchat
    01:23

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde so true. #scriptchat
    01:23

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    They're not going to go looking for stories with humanitarian purposes that won't make them money though. #scriptchat
    01:22

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    #scriptchat @LaneShefterBish Do you think the success Fox had with smaller budget films that weren't franchises will continue?
    01:22

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    Hollywood wants profit. You convince the suits a "diversity" project will make money, they'll foot the bill. #scriptchat
    01:22

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I read the book at least twice before talking with the authors agent about it #scriptchat
    01:22

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @Al_1701 @LaneShefterBish But the Netflix/Amazons say they don't want to, could diversity migrate there? #scriptchat
    01:22

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish what advice would you give a new author to get their book in from of you.. And keep it there #scriptchat
    01:20

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I wish Hollywood was open to more diversity #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Sona Charaipotra
    01:22

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Q What's your process like? Do you read the book many times and fill with sticky tabs? Note key moments? #scriptchat
    01:21

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    @LaneShefterBish Who doesn't? Except the execs who want safe. #scriptchat
    01:21

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish ABC is the diversity network. #scriptchat
    01:20

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I wish Hollywood was open to more diversity #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Randi
    01:21

    Dirk Walvoord @DirkWalv

    Je suis Charlie? #scriptchat
    01:20

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I wish Hollywood was open to more diversity #scriptchat
    01:20

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @lisa_kovanda I try to do that as well, different executions of the scene, figure out what one medium does that the other can't #scriptchat
    01:20

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Amy Tintera was an unknown author with a first book #scriptchat
    01:20

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I find most of my material in NY and yes i work with TONS of new authors #scriptchat
    00:50

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    The best place to do #scriptchat from is here: tchat.io/rooms/scriptch… It auto-adds the hashtag! See you in 10 minutes!
    Retweeted by Randi
    01:19

    Dhonielle Clayton @brownbookworm

    @LaneShefterBish Do you think the film/TV world is opening up to seeing more diversity (POC/LGTBQAI content, etc)? #scriptchat
    01:19

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    thanks @jeannevb! #scriptchat
    01:19

    cinemahead @cinemahead

    FWD meets REW: recommend writers turn their screenplays into novels! It helps screenplay sell. #scriptchat (via @LaneShefterBish) #story
    01:19

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    My whole job is to preserve the heart of the story during the adaptation process : ) #scriptchat
    01:19

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @laneshefterbish *pours refill, massages shoulders* you're doing great! #scriptchat
    01:19

    Dirk Walvoord @DirkWalv

    fabulous! #scriptchat
    01:18

    Lisa Kovanda @lisa_kovanda

    It's a different mindset for each but I'm thinking book/script the whole time I'm outlining. #scriptchat @blueneumann @LaneShefterBish
    01:18

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Hopefully during @DirkWalv #scriptchat
    01:18

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish how do you find your books and do you ever work with new authors? #scriptchat
    01:18

    Dirk Walvoord @DirkWalv

    longline book out before Madison or after? #scriptchat
    01:18

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Q How do you approach preserving the heart of the story in a book (already written) when dev. it as a film? #scriptchat
    01:18

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @jeannevb @LaneShefterBish Serendipity. Discussed loglines with another screenplay goddess yesterday. Would learn to hear more… #scriptchat
    01:17

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Agents out of new york mostly. Once in a while I open to material on my Vast Entertainment website..,. #scriptchat
    01:17

    Sona Charaipotra @sona_c

    @LaneShefterBish As far as books go, how does material land on your desk? Agents? Publishers? #scriptchat
    01:16

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Just a head's up, @LaneShefterBish also has a loglines book coming out this year! Feel free to ask logine advice too! #scriptchat
    01:16

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LaneShefterBish so you can make the best book of the material and the best movie of the material instead of a blueprint #scriptchat
    01:16

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    absolutely @blueneumann #scriptchat
    01:16

    Banafsheh @banafshehzia

    If you were to write a story about a real historical person, who would u choose? #scriptchat
    01:16

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LaneShefterBish I imagine it helps having an idea of how to adapt it as you're writing it #scriptchat
    01:15

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    none of the books i work with were written to be movies - but some are better for adaptation to film than oothers #scriptchat
    01:15

    GAPF @ThePitchFest

    Show us how your character changes in this month's ULTIMATE LOGLINE CONTEST p0.vresp.com/lmk7HN #scriptchat
    01:15

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I agree @blueneumann #scriptchat
    01:15

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    it depends on the material... #scriptchat
    01:14

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    sometimes I bring on a screenwriter after its set up - in order to do the adaptation #scriptchat
    01:14

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    sometimes I need a screenwriter to help sell to the network by adjusting the story for their needs #scriptchat
    01:14

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    I've always felt that there's something a little soulless about writing a book just to be a movie. A book should be a good book #scriptchat
    00:50

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Get your Q’s ready for ’The Book Whisperer” @LaneShefterBish in 10 minutes! #scriptchat scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/lane-s…
    Retweeted by max adams
    01:14

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde *pours* #scriptchat
    01:05

    Jane Friedman @JaneFriedman

    Check out #scriptchat right now for a live chat w/@LaneShefterBish, who specializes in selling stories for screen adaptation.
    Retweeted by Lyudmyla Mayorska
    00:50

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Get your Q’s ready for ’The Book Whisperer” @LaneShefterBish in 10 minutes! #scriptchat scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/lane-s…
    Retweeted by Hollywood Shorts
    01:13

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish since you work with so many novelists who aren't screenwriters, at what stage do you pull screenwriter in? #scriptchat
    01:13

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    even if they are dead their estate has the life rights usually - always check with an atty #scriptchat
    01:13

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    @jeannevb #scriptchat You bet. Smooch!
    01:13

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish Scarlett? I don’t give a damn, #scriptchat
    01:13

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Say a screenwriter did turn a screenplay into a novel, what would the next steps be you recommend they take? #scriptchat
    01:13

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    There are always legal issues with material based on real people #scriptchat
    01:13
    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    The book will help the screenplay sell. Which came first - no one has to know but you : ) #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
    01:13

    Lyudmyla Mayorska @LudmylaFirebird

    @LaneShefterBish does that mean writers and agents, or writers that have agents? :) #scriptchat
    00:50

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    The best place to do #scriptchat from is here: tchat.io/rooms/scriptch… It auto-adds the hashtag! See you in 10 minutes!
    Retweeted by Hollywood Shorts
    01:13

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    The book will help the screenplay sell. Which came first - no one has to know but you : ) #scriptchat
    01:13

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @DianeFontaineXO hauntings #scriptchat
    01:13

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @CelluloidBlonde thanks, Max! #scriptchat
    01:12

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    She has soooo many layers #scriptchat
    01:12

    Diane Fontaine @DianeFontaineXO

    What issues do you see, if any, when the book is based on real people all of whom are long dead? #scriptchat
    01:12

    Randi @Reileen4

    @LaneShefterBish what sells more? If you do which first? Does it matter? #scriptchat
    01:12

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I admit I'm a huge Gone With The Wind fan - I love the character of Scarlett #scriptchat
    01:12

    max adams @CelluloidBlonde

    There is an interesting #scriptchat going down right now btw if you're online and thinking screenplay & adaptations.
    01:12

    Banafsheh @banafshehzia

    What is your favourite character ever written? #scriptchat
    01:11

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Underlying material is very valuable these days #scriptchat
    Retweeted by max adams
    01:11

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish awesome! #scriptchat
    01:11

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Underlying material is very valuable these days #scriptchat
    01:11

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish Ah. Problem with duplication of titles... #scriptchat
    01:11

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I am always recommending screenwriters turn their screenplays into novels! It will help their screenplay sell. #scriptchat
    01:10

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    and a bit of action adventure too #scriptchat
    01:10

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish what about screenwriters who want to turn their scripts into novels? Would you recommend it? #scriptchat
    01:10

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Live action drama #scriptchat
    01:10

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    REBOOT, the novel by Amy Tintera #scriptchat
    01:09

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    At it's heart, a good story to me is something the widest audience possible can relate to #scriptchat
    01:09

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LaneShefterBish The CGI animated REBOOT ??? #scriptchat
    01:08

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Working in both scripted & reality, film & TV, what do you think it all boils down to in terms of a good story? #scriptchat
    01:08

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Though the first project I ever set up THE DUFF comes to theaters feb 20 #scriptchat
    01:08

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    current property I'm working on is REBOOT by Amy Tintera, with Peter Chernin and Fox 2000 #scriptchat
    01:07

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    They need to be veeeeery open to changes and suggestions - and most, thankfully are. #scriptchat
    01:07

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    Executive meddling. Well, if they have good ideas, why not? #scriptchat
    01:07

    Joy Shefter @blondvision

    What current proper #scriptchat
    01:07

    Joy Shefter @blondvision

    What current property #scriptchat
    01:05

    Jane Friedman @JaneFriedman

    Check out #scriptchat right now for a live chat w/@LaneShefterBish, who specializes in selling stories for screen adaptation.
    Retweeted by samantha k
    01:07

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish what advice would have for authors/screenwriters about taking notes? #scriptchat
    01:06

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @SarahAlexis4 :) #scriptchat
    01:06

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    In fact network and studio exes love that they can make suggestions that may end up changing the book #scriptchat
    01:06

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Development is fun because I can affect the final novel! #scriptchat
    01:06

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @JaneFriedman *clink* Thanks, Jane! @LaneShefterBish #scriptchat
    01:05

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish since you're working with partials, what's the development process like & does it affect the final novel? #scriptchat
    01:05

    Eitan @AnotherEitan

    Stop trying to get writers you don't know to read your script. It will not help your career. #scriptchat
    21:10

    Kris Bock @Kris_Bock

    Writing Good Villains in screenplays by @dougeboch (workds for novels, too!) letsschmooze.blogspot.com/2015/01/writin… #scriptchat #writetip
    Retweeted by Sharon Arthur Moore
    01:05

    Jane Friedman @JaneFriedman

    Check out #scriptchat right now for a live chat w/@LaneShefterBish, who specializes in selling stories for screen adaptation.
    01:04

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    sometimes even before Publishers see the material #scriptchat
    01:04

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @blueneumann Turban and crystal ball? #scriptchat
    01:04

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    I work with writers agents out of NY - they send me book proposals and partials #scriptchat
    01:04

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @jeannevb Jinx. ;) #scriptchat
    01:03

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    It needs to have a strong "hook" - some thing I can sell in a sentence #scriptchat
    01:03

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @Secretoriginz easiest site to chat from is here tchat.io/rooms/scriptch… #scriptchat
    01:03

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    how does one discover books before they're written? #scriptchat
    01:03

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Q: What do you look for in a book/story as signs of strong potential for adaptation? #scriptchat
    01:03

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    So @LaneShefterBish what is main thing that attracts you to a story in order to consider it for adaptation? #scriptchat
    01:03

    Don @Secretoriginz

    #scriptchat here or via another site?
    01:03

    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    Cool #scriptchat
    01:02

    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    Hi! #scriptchat
    01:02

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    : ) #scriptchat
    01:00

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with ‘The Book Whisperer & CEO of Vast Entertainment @LaneShefterBish scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/lane-s…
    Retweeted by The Tracking Board
    01:02

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LaneShefterBish *pours tequila* I'll be refilling you all night. :) #scriptchat
    01:01

    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    Hellooo #scriptchat
    01:01

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    In case you didnt read her bio (tsk tsk), Lane is known as The Book Whisperer. She discovers novels before they're even written! #scriptchat
    01:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Thanks for having me in - excited to be here #scriptchat
    01:01

    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LaneShefterBish Welcome and thank you for joining us! #scriptchat
    01:01

    Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish

    Thanks! #scriptchat
    01:00

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    I'm so excited to introduce you all to @LaneShefterBish! I met her at DC Women in Film event & she blew me away! Welcome, Lane! #scriptchat
    01:00

    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @jeannevb @LaneShefterBish W00t W00t #scriptchat
    01:00

    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with ‘The Book Whisperer & CEO of Vast Entertainment @LaneShefterBish scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/lane-s…

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lane Shefter-Bishop Guests on Scriptchat January 25, 2014

We're excited to have 'The Book Whisperer' on Scriptchat Sunday, January 25th! To prep for Lane Shefter-Bishop's guest spot, check out her CNN "one on one" to see how Lane's groundbreaking strategies are changing the world of adaptations.

Look for her book on loglines coming out this year! It's a must-read. We'll keep you posted on it's publication date, and she's teaching a Developing and Pitching a TV Series webinar via The Writers Store on Thursday, February 19th at 1PM PST.

Until then, set your calendars for Scriptchat on Sunday...

Sunday, January 25th from 5:00 to 6:00 PM PT
Best site to chat from is here.
Chat instructions are here.

Lane Shefter Bishop @LaneShefterBish is a multi-award winning producer/director who has received numerous accolades for her work including an EMMY, six Telly Awards, a Videographer Award, three Communicator Awards, a Sherril C. Corwin Award, an Aurora Award, a Davey Award, a New York Festivals Award and the DGA Fellowship Award for Episodic Television.

Currently, Ms. Bishop is CEO of Vast Entertainment, a book-to-screen company with numerous projects in various stages of development, including feature films: REBOOT (Peter Chernin/Chernin Ent) for Fox 2000, BLOODY MARY:ORIGINS (Neal Moritz/Original Films), ACCUSED (Mike Medavoy/Phoenix Pictures), THE FALLEN (Film Engine), THE LAST APPLE (Ineffable Pictures), HEMLOCK (Ivan Reitman/Montecito Picture Co.), and THE DUFF (McG/Wonderland – currently in post) for CBS Films; MOWs: OPERATION MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS [with LeAnn Rimes] for ABC Family, and THE CHOKING GAME for Lifetime, which Ms. Bishop also directed, and Television Series: CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH (Scott Stuber Productions) and DIVE (Doug Wick/Red Wagon). Additionally, Ms. Bishop co-produced the feature film ASSASSINATION GAMES for MPCA. Ms. Bishop is also the former EVP of Motion Pictures and Television at TwinStar Entertainment.

In addition to her scripted fare, Ms. Bishop also has extensive experience in reality television. Vast is currently partnered on all non-scripted programming with Bishop-Lyons Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with ITV Studios. To date, Ms. Bishop has directed more than two dozen sizzle reels as well as pilots for BLE, including VISIONARIES (partnered with Left/Right) for AMC, BARBADORO COMPOUND (ITV/MTV) and REINVENTION (Fox TV Studios) – which are going to series. Moreover, Ms. Bishop just finished shooting a pilot episode of the new show GEARS.

Ms. Bishop is also a three-time speaker at the WGA as well as at numerous writers conferences around the country and is authoring the book LOGLINES; THE ART OF SELLING YOUR STORY IN A SINGLE SENTENCE, which will be published in 2015.

Ms. Bishop began her work in the industry at Moxie Productions, where she produced and directed projects for such networks as ABC, Showtime, HBO and MTV. She has directed numerous television shows and five feature-length motion pictures, including THE DAY LABORERS (aka Los Jornaleros), which received Official Selection in Edward James Olmos’ LA Latino Int’l Film Festival , Cine Accion (San Fran), OutFest (Hollywood), Reel Affirmations (Wash DC), NewFest (NY) as well as the Milan International Film Festival (Italy). The film was distributed through HBO and Blockbuster.

Ms. Bishop holds a B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Barbara and an M.F.A. in Production from USC’s School of Cinema/Television. She is a director-member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  

Literary Manager Lee Stobby Transcript - January 18, 2014

While other were watching the NFL championship games, #scriptchat was hanging with literary manager Lee Stobby @LeeStobby (bio here). This is why you should never, ever miss a chat. Lee gave great advice and insights for writers trying to break into Hollywood.

Storify site wasn't loaded the tweets, so unfortunately, we're going old school and had to copy the tweets from tchat, which means you'll need to scroll all the way down to the bottom and read them backwards. My apologies, but it was out of my control. I'll keep trying to get the transcript from Storify so it'll be easier to read. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Now let's hope Storify works tonight. I'll post the transcript ASAP! Thanks again @LeeStobby! #scriptchat
    02:03
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @cynatnite2009 @jeannevb definitely not. Only need one great script. #scriptchat
    02:03
    R.D. @rdlln

    I created a volafile chat if anyone wants to talk #screenwriting volafile.io/r/Ss5DUZ #scriptchat #scriptpack
    02:03
    Sarah Anne Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec

    @LeeStobby thanks for your time!!! #scriptchat
    02:02
    J. J. Hillard @Hillizard

    #scriptchat @LeeStobby Yes, your experience and insight are much appreciated.
    01:59
    Kevin Cleary @ThatKevinCleary

    How To Develop, Sell & Write a TV Miniseries Webinar writersstore.com/how-to-develop… #scriptchat #screenwriting #writing #scriptwriting
    Retweeted by Pooka Entertainment
    02:02
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Next week we have 'The Book Whisperer" @LaneShefterBish on #scriptchat plus TONS of great 2015 guests coming up scriptchat.blogspot.com/p/chat-topic-s…
    02:00
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Thanks so much @LeeStobby for hanging with us & bringing your unfiltered thoughts to help our writers! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Kevin Young
    02:01
    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    @LeeStobby thanks for your time, great chat. #scriptchat
    02:01
    Michael Mendoza @Z_FilmCinema

    @LeeStobby @Z_FilmCinema Love it. Thank you for your time! #scriptchat
    02:01
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @jeannevb @LeeStobby Absolutely second that. Hope to see you again down the line. Good luck. #scriptchat
    02:00
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    Final Five Plug: The bit.ly/BlackLarryDavid #scriptchat
    Retweeted by William C. Martell
    02:00
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    Final Five Plug: The bit.ly/BlackLarryDavid #scriptchat
    02:00
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @Z_FilmCinema @LeeStobby It's true for some reps potentially but not for me. #scriptchat
    02:00
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Thanks so much @LeeStobby for hanging with us & bringing your unfiltered thoughts to help our writers! #scriptchat
    02:00
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby thanks for your time and have a blast in Sundance! #scriptchat
    02:00
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    @LeeStobby Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. #scriptchat
    02:00
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LeeStobby absolutely, thanks for your time, it's very much appreciated #scriptchat
    02:00
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LeeStobby absolutely, thanks for your time, it's very much appreciates #scriptchat
    01:59
    Kevin Cleary @ThatKevinCleary

    How To Develop, Sell & Write a TV Miniseries Webinar writersstore.com/how-to-develop… #scriptchat #screenwriting #writing #scriptwriting
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:59
    Kevin Cleary @ThatKevinCleary

    How To Develop, Sell & Write a TV Miniseries Webinar writersstore.com/how-to-develop… #scriptchat #screenwriting #writing #scriptwriting
    01:59
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Thank you so much for taking our questions. All the best to you and your clients this year! #scriptchat
    01:59
    Michael Mendoza @Z_FilmCinema

    @LeeStobby @Z_FilmCinema I agree! Just heard agents/managers prefer a writer with certain genre to market them, curious if true #scriptchat
    01:59
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @jeannevb @blueneumann It also helps if you have a drink in your hand ;) #scriptchat
    01:59
    Neil Shurley @ThatNeilGuy

    RT @wcmartell Final Five Plug #2: New Blue Book on first ten pages. Over 300 pages, under $4. amazon.com/Hook-Screenwri… #scriptchat
    01:59
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @SarahAlexis4 @LeeStobby Now is when the real work starts! #scriptchat
    01:59
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @blueneumann that's why I sit back and let you guys do the hard work. :) #moderatortips #scriptchat
    01:58
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q: You sign a new client, what's usually the first piece of guidance/advice you give them? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Alejandro G S
    01:58
    J. J. Hillard @Hillizard

    @blueneumann #scriptchat Nope, sad to say,and now you've made ME unhappy!
    01:58
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    I wish I had questions to ask in these things. #scriptchat
    01:48
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @MyTrackingBoard Nicholls @PAGEawards are my favorites. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:57
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @MailKaimp @LeeStobby as I always say, "Just don't suck... in craft or in personality." #my2cents #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lee Stobby
    01:58
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q: You sign a new client, what's usually the first piece of guidance/advice you give them? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:58
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q: You sign a new client, what's usually the first piece of guidance/advice you give them? #scriptchat
    01:57
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @MailKaimp @LeeStobby as I always say, "Just don't suck... in craft or in personality." #my2cents #scriptchat
    01:55
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @Z_FilmCinema @LeeStobby If that is the genre the writer knows how to write best. But great writer can write anything. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by MysteryRodThompson
    01:57
    Real Time Deals @ebayrt

    @wcmartell Hook 'em In Ten! (screenwriting Blue Books Boo... amazon.com/Hook-Screenwri… #scriptchat #Amazon #AmazonUS pic.twitter.com/MNbupRW7vc
    01:57
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    Final Five Plug #2: New Blue Book on first ten pages. Over 300 pages, under $4. amazon.com/Hook-Screenwri… #scriptchat
    01:56
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby Good luck and good fortune to you and your client at Sundance!\ #scriptchat
    01:56
    MailKaimp @MailKaimp

    @LeeStobby whats a dealbreaker on the page? in the room? #scriptchat
    01:55
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Read preface of TOUGH LOVE & I’m in LOVE w @TLScreenwriting’s BOOK! Love, love, motherfucking love it! toughlovescreenwriting.com #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:56
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    Just wanted to say: I'm going to be at Sundance with my Client's film. If you see me in the snow, say hi!!! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:56
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    Just wanted to say: I'm going to be at Sundance with my Client's film. If you see me in the snow, say hi!!! #scriptchat
    01:54
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Dones't bother me. I prefer dark stuff. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:55
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    Final Five Plug: All of the Film Courage interviews with me on one convenient page:sex-in-a-sub.blogspot.com/2014/12/film-c… #scriptchat
    01:55
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @Z_FilmCinema @LeeStobby If that is the genre the writer knows how to write best. But great writer can write anything. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:55
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    Final Five Plug: All of the Film Courage interviews with me on one convenient page: #scriptchat
    01:55
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @Z_FilmCinema @LeeStobby If that is the genre the writer knows how to write best. But great writer can write anything. #scriptchat
    01:55
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Read preface of TOUGH LOVE & I’m in LOVE w @TLScreenwriting’s BOOK! Love, love, motherfucking love it! toughlovescreenwriting.com #scriptchat
    01:55
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby that's where great characters can be found :) #scriptchat
    01:54
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Dones't bother me. I prefer dark stuff. #scriptchat
    01:53
    Michael Mendoza @Z_FilmCinema

    @LeeStobby From an agent's/manager's POV should a writer stick to one genre for the most part? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:53
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby Does rating matter to you as a manager? For ex: I write R-rated dark action thrillers-- can that be a turnoff? #scriptchat
    01:53
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @Hillizard Did you ever see that video of the world's happiest man? It was a french guy who didn't even smile. #scriptchat
    01:53
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    A few more minutes with @LeeStobby... get him another vodka & ask away! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Screenwriters' Fest
    01:53
    Michael Mendoza @Z_FilmCinema

    @LeeStobby From an agent's/manager's POV should a writer stick to one genre for the most part? #scriptchat
    01:53
    J. J. Hillard @Hillizard

    @blueneumann #scriptchat LMAO!!
    01:53
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    A few more minutes with @LeeStobby... get him another vodka & ask away! #scriptchat
    01:52
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @Hillizard Why would it have a happy ending, it's set in Paris. #scriptchat
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by C Stoute
    01:52
    J. J. Hillard @Hillizard

    @wcmartell @LeeStobby #scriptchat Louisiana? Now that's foreign!!
    01:51
    J. J. Hillard @Hillizard

    @blueneumann #scriptchat Yes, esp. if it doesn't have a happy ending! ;-)
    01:51
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @Hillizard @LeeStobby Potentially but ALWAYS do what serves your story. Don't do anything because you think it will help sell #scriptchat
    01:51
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    @Hillizard @LeeStobby They're gonna make it in Vancouver or Louisiana or Romania... #scriptchat
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by Madam I'm Adam
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by Avishai Weinberger
    01:51
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @Hillizard Would you see a movie just because it was set in Paris or Spain? #scriptchat
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by Femme Malheureuse
    01:46
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @blueneumann @FinalAct4 Readability is SOOO important. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by ruth atkinson
    01:49
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    I know when I'm in good hands when I read, and there are no speed bumps and I don't have the urge to change anything #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Chris Neumann
    01:50
    J. J. Hillard @Hillizard

    #scriptchat @LeeStobby Is a script w/ an overseas setting more likely to attract studio attention in terms of potential for large audiences?
    01:49
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    I know when I'm in good hands when I read, and there are no speed bumps and I don't have the urge to change anything #scriptchat
    01:49
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby how many clients do you have currently? #scriptchat
    01:49
    Madam I'm Adam @FinalFenwayFict

    @LeeStobby You've been at number of diff management companies in recent years, now you're on your own. What makes for good fit? #scriptchat
    01:48
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby fast is great for editing and reading-- especially since scripts have to be reread SO MANY TIMES #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lee Stobby
    01:48
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby fast is great for editing and reading-- especially since scripts have to be reread SO MANY TIMES #scriptchat
    01:48
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @MyTrackingBoard Nicholls @PAGEawards are my favorites. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by NomadicWriter
    01:48
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @MyTrackingBoard Nicholls @PAGEawards are my favorites. #scriptchat
    01:46
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @blueneumann @FinalAct4 Readability is SOOO important. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
    01:48
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @blueneumann @FinalAct4 smooth and fast-- always a plus #scriptchat
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by cirrus intortus
    01:47
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @OfSoundnVision There's a lot of good TV on #scriptchat
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:02
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    I'm sure you all have a ton of questions for literary manager @LeeStobby. Shut the game off & pick his brain! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Madam I'm Adam
    01:46
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby do you recommend any contests to submit to? #scriptchat
    01:46
    Marian Evans @devt

    At last! A new site that links to film scripts written by women, tx @mariaajudice! rewritehollywood.tumblr.com #scriptchat #womeninfilm
    01:46
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @blueneumann @FinalAct4 Readability is SOOO important. #scriptchat
    01:45
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @FinalAct4 Having said that, my troubles with reading scripts make me adamant to make my stuff as readable as possible #scriptchat
    01:45
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @jcolinholmes @FinalAct4 I've been mixing specs and produced. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:45
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @jcolinholmes @FinalAct4 I've been mixing specs and produced. #scriptchat
    01:45
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @FinalAct4 So many scripts feel like blueprints, and I can't enjoy a blueprint, even if I can understand it. #scriptchat
    01:45
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @jcolinholmes specs on The Black List in a lot of cases will be made, so it's nice sometimes to read it before it's a movie #scriptchat
    01:45
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @OfSoundnVision I love GAME OF THRONES, THE GOOD WIFE. Looking for same things from scripts. Great writing and characters. #scriptchat
    01:07
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    For those trickling in, we have literary manager @LeeStobby as our guest tonight so ask away! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Heidi R. Norrod
    01:44
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @FinalAct4 I feel like a shitty writer for saying that, but I'd rather read books or something MEANT to be read. #scriptchat
    01:43
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 @LeeStobby From black list: ONE FELL SWOOP, A GARDEN AT THE END..., ROTHCHILD, BIRD BOX, ERIN'S VOICE (<_<) #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Michael Mendoza
    01:07
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    For those trickling in, we have literary manager @LeeStobby as our guest tonight so ask away! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Aries
    01:44
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @FinalAct4 I kinda want to, but at the same time, I HATE reading scripts. There are so few that hold my attention. #scriptchat
    01:44
    Colin Holmes @jcolinholmes

    @finalact4 I'd rather read great produced scripts than specs. Learn the reason those screenplays got made. #scriptchat
    01:44
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @FinalAct4 That's been my target goal so far too. Been doing at least two reads a week. #scriptchat
    01:43
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @SarahAlexis4 Started Bird Box today, it has a great opening... haiku style #scriptchat
    01:43
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 @LeeStobby From black list: ONE FELL SWOOP, A GARDEN AT THE END..., ROTHCHILD, BIRD BOX, ERIN'S VOICE (<_<) #scriptchat
    01:42
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    Reading good writing makes you a better writer-- new year's resolution two specs a week, anyone else on board? #scriptchat
    01:30
    ScreenwritersUtopia @screenutopia

    Does your script concept immediately convey conflict? Is it a cinematic/visual concept? #screenwriting #scriptchat screenwritersutopia.com/article/6cd07d
    Retweeted by Aries
    01:41
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Some of your favorite scripts you read this year (or beyond) that you recommend writers check out? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:41
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Some of your favorite scripts you read this year (or beyond) that you recommend writers check out? #scriptchat
    01:39
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @LeeStobby @dwacon Focus on why your idea is awesome, not the details. Therefore, only include the AWESOME details. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:39
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @LeeStobby @dwacon Focus on why your idea is awesome, not the details. Therefore, only include the AWESOME details. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by William C. Martell
    01:39
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @RodThompson @LeeStobby 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. #scriptchat
    01:39
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @LeeStobby @dwacon Focus on why your idea is awesome, not the details. Therefore, only include the AWESOME details. #scriptchat
    01:39
    MysteryRodThompson @RodThompson

    .@leestobby What's your favorite movie? #scriptchat
    01:38
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @dwacon @LeeStobby keep super simple, sell the film / show not just a beat sheet. It has to read well. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:38
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @dwacon @LeeStobby keep super simple, sell the film / show not just a beat sheet. It has to read well. #scriptchat
    01:37
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby where do you look for IP? Is there any specific databases/sites for it? #scriptchat
    01:07
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    For those trickling in, we have literary manager @LeeStobby as our guest tonight so ask away! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Screenwriters' Fest
    01:36
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby I get recommendations from consultants all the time. #scriptchat
    01:36
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @StarrburyMike Hey Mike! I need to get you as a guest. We met at @flywayfilmfest! @LeeStobby #scriptchat
    01:36
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby do you ever work with consultant or their recommendations #scriptchat
    01:35
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @rdlln @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec As much as possible. #scriptchat
    01:30
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec Networking is key. Frequent visits to LA @ least. A friend drives up from San Diego each weekend. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lee Stobby
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @LeeStobby Absolutely. Write the stories you want to tell and create character that you love #scriptchat
    Retweeted by PersephoneVandegrift
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @LeeStobby Absolutely. Write the stories you want to tell and create character that you love #scriptchat
    Retweeted by MysteryRodThompson
    01:14
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Absolutely. Character is absolutely most important, regardless of genre. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by MysteryRodThompson
    23:23
    Hilliard Guess @ScreenwritersRR

    RT - Drop'n Monday: DEL WESTON "50 TOP INDIE WRITERS" book! #ScreenwritersRantRoom #scriptchat @LisaBolekaja @HilliardGuess @ActionOnFilm
    Retweeted by Hilliard Guess
    01:34
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Yes, 8, 9 and 10s and what makes me pay attention. #scriptchat
    01:34
    MysteryRodThompson @RodThompson

    Good to know. I didn't know there was a blanket "rep writers from all genres out of fairness" rule. High five! #scriptchat
    01:34
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @FinalAct4 8 and above? #scriptchat
    01:33
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby If the query says it just got a high rating, yes. #scriptchat
    01:33
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    @LeeStobby 20 films and it hasn't happened. And I know others it hasn't happened to. There's a disconnect. They aren't looking. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:33
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @StarrburyMike @LeeStobby Only wonderful things about you, Mike! :D #scriptchat
    01:33
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby would you be more inclined to check download a spec from the The Black List first, if the query said it was uploaded? #scriptchat
    01:33
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    @LeeStobby 20 films and it hasn't happened. And I know others it hasn't happened to. There's a disconnect. They aren't looking. #scriptchat
    01:33
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @RodThompson Yes, I have to rep writers / script that I want to see as films. #scriptchat
    01:33
    Michael Starrbury @StarrburyMike

    #scriptchat @LeeStobby What if your emails were hacked like Sony? What bad things would I find out that you said about me back in the day?
    01:31
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @CaitlinMcWriter @LeeStobby thriller, sci-fi, psychological stuff, high concept anything. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:32
    R.D. @rdlln

    @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec how often (minimum) do they need to be able to get out there? #scriptchat
    01:32
    MysteryRodThompson @RodThompson

    In the realm of subjectivity, do you as a manager generally rep writers from genres that you prefer? #scriptchat
    01:32
    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    @jeannevb @AGSfilmmaker @LeeStobby @MyTrackingBoard I will, thanks for the tip @jeannevb. Cheers! #scriptchat
    01:31
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @CaitlinMcWriter @LeeStobby thriller, sci-fi, psychological stuff, high concept anything. #scriptchat
    01:31
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @IngridElkner we're talking to lit manager @LeeStobby #scriptchat
    01:31
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q What do you look for in a strong logline or brief synopsis in a query? What grabs you to be willing to read script? #scriptchat
    01:03
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@jeannevb Screenwriters are the backbone of films. It is so exciting to be involved from a film from the ground floor. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lucy Hay
    01:31
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    I gotta get my butt out there to at least visit (it's a money thing, no dosh) #scriptchat
    01:30
    ScreenwritersUtopia @screenutopia

    Does your script concept immediately convey conflict? Is it a cinematic/visual concept? #screenwriting #scriptchat screenwritersutopia.com/article/6cd07d
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:30
    J Guenther @JGuentherAuthor

    How old is your oldest client? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:30
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @wcmartell @LeeStobby If you are getting it down without reps, then I wouldn't worry about them. They will find you. #scriptchat
    01:30
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec Networking is key. Frequent visits to LA @ least. A friend drives up from San Diego each weekend. #scriptchat
    01:30
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @AGSfilmmaker @LeeStobby check out @mytrackingboard's Launch Pad Competition. I think they just signed 59th writer. #scriptchat
    01:30
    Caitlin McCarthy @CaitlinMcWriter

    @LeeStobby What genres grab your attention the most? #scriptchat
    01:30
    J Guenther @JGuentherAuthor

    How old is your oldest client? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:30
    ScreenwritersUtopia @screenutopia

    Does your script concept immediately convey conflict? Is it a cinematic/visual concept? #screenwriting #scriptchat screenwritersutopia.com/article/6cd07d
    01:30
    J Guenther @JGuentherAuthor

    How old is your oldest client? #scriptchat
    01:30
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @CaitlinMcWriter @LeeStobby Yes, I do both features and TV. #scriptchat
    01:29
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @ShotofPatron @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec Sure and my response can be "let me know when you move here" #scriptchat
    01:29
    Caitlin McCarthy @CaitlinMcWriter

    @LeeStobby Are writers approaching you w/ original TV pilots instead of feature specs? #scriptchat
    01:29
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    @LeeStobby Q: If managers find writers, what about those of us who are working pros w/o reps? We seem to slip between cracks. #scriptchat
    01:07
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    For those trickling in, we have literary manager @LeeStobby as our guest tonight so ask away! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by ScreenwritersUtopia
    01:28
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Sure. That can help. #scriptchat
    01:28
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby Understood-- but isn't it a good thing if the concept automatically lends itself to sequel or series opportunities? #scriptchat
    01:28
    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    @LeeStobby any other sites you recommend to upload a script? #scriptchat
    01:27
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @AGSfilmmaker @LeeStobby absolutely. I love the @blcklst site. I've seemed a few clients thru it. Great resource and readers. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:28
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @Z_FilmCinema @LeeStobby always write what you love. Don't write what's "hot." You can't chase the dragon. #scriptchat
    01:28
    Rhiannon @ShotofPatron

    @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec Does "Willing to move to LA" compare? Or are those just words until you actually show up? #scriptchat
    01:27
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @AGSfilmmaker @LeeStobby absolutely. I love the @blcklst site. I've seemed a few clients thru it. Great resource and readers. #scriptchat
    01:27
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec I rep people who don't live here but it can hinder how fast their career will move forward. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    21:49
    Marian Evans @devt

    A Blue Collar Heroine Challenge from @GitgoFilms, of the @BluestckngFilm series! wellywoodwoman.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/driven… #womeninfilm #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Evadne
    01:27
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @LeeStobby @SarahSumpolec I rep people who don't live here but it can hinder how fast their career will move forward. #scriptchat
    01:27
    Michael Mendoza @Z_FilmCinema

    @LeeStobby Best genre to break in - write what you love or write what's "hot" in the market e.g. horror. What's the reality? #scriptchat
    01:26
    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    @LeeStobby, would you recommend uploading a screenplay to sites like The Blacklist? #scriptchat
    01:26
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @SarahSumpolec @LeeStobby Living in LA is such a very valuable experience and allows me to do my job better. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:26
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @SarahSumpolec @LeeStobby Living in LA is such a very valuable experience and allows me to do my job better. #scriptchat
    01:25
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 @LeeStobby You always have to worry about the first; I care more about #1 being great than how awesome #3 will be #scriptchat
    01:24
    Sarah Anne Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec

    @LeeStobby so out of towners are out of luck? #scriptchat
    01:24
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @JonJimMiller @LeeStobby @blueneumann @jeannevb yes. I spend a lot of time researching, looking into IP. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:24
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @JonJimMiller @LeeStobby @blueneumann @jeannevb yes. I spend a lot of time researching, looking into IP. #scriptchat
    01:24
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    Would love to hear @LeeStobby tips on one-sheets #scriptchat
    01:24
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @SarahSumpolec @LeeStobby I feel like most manager / agents find writers, not the other way around. #scriptchat
    01:23
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @SarahAlexis4 @LeeStobby Hungry, great personality, willing to do the work, lives in LA, impeccable writer. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:23
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby @blueneumann @jeannevb IP is king in Hollywood. Can a manager help a scribe option an existing property to adapt? #scriptchat
    01:23
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby would you be open to a project that was conceived as a trilogy if the first script was a good high concept spec? #scriptchat
    01:20
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 @LeeStobby That honestly feels high. If you are writing one, super high quality script every 9 months... You're fine #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:23
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @SarahAlexis4 @LeeStobby Hungry, great personality, willing to do the work, lives in LA, impeccable writer. #scriptchat
    01:23
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @FinalAct4 Back at you, Lisa! youtu.be/F_N630bqZm4 #scriptchat
    21:49
    Marian Evans @devt

    A Blue Collar Heroine Challenge from @GitgoFilms, of the @BluestckngFilm series! wellywoodwoman.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/driven… #womeninfilm #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:22
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q: What are some characteristics of the kind of writer you'd like to work with, that you find you mesh well with? #scriptchat
    01:22
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    sorry muffins, have to move real quick. Can't keep a constant connection in this room #scriptchat
    01:22
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @LeeStobby @blueneumann @jeannevb So the ones you write should live forever; that's how they will get made. By demanding it. #scriptchat
    01:21
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @blueneumann @LeeStobby Taking the angle of getting stories read by taking scripts & turning them into novels. IP rules. #scriptchat
    01:21
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @blueneumann @LeeStobby @jeannevb the quality is so much more important than the quantity. It takes forever to get a film made. #scriptchat
    01:21
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @devt @GitgoFilms @BluestckngFilm Okay, good to know. I work full time and am a single parent-- so time's tough, you know #scriptchat
    21:49
    Marian Evans @devt

    A Blue Collar Heroine Challenge from @GitgoFilms, of the @BluestckngFilm series! wellywoodwoman.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/driven… #womeninfilm #scriptchat
    Retweeted by kk
    01:20
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 @LeeStobby That honestly feels high. If you are writing one, super high quality script every 9 months... You're fine #scriptchat
    01:20
    Sarah Anne Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec

    @LeeStobby how does a writer find managers who would be a good match? #scriptchat
    01:20
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LeeStobby @jeannevb you can't really expect to produce a great volume of work with a narrow focus, can you? #scriptchat
    01:19
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby as a manager are you interested in writers that are willing to explore Features and/or TV? #scriptchat
    01:19
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LeeStobby excellent. #scriptchat
    01:19
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @jeannevb @LeeStobby I do. I love writers who want to dabble in different things. No one should have be too narrow-minded. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:19
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @jeannevb @LeeStobby I do. I love writers who want to dabble in different things. No one should have be too narrow-minded. #scriptchat
    01:17
    Sutinder Bola @sutinderbola

    How to become a screenwriter by @goodinaroom via @SSNInsider bit.ly/1xlQqpb #scriptwriting #scriptchat #amwriting
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:19
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby what is a good # to aspire to annually-- three really good specs? #scriptchat
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @rdlln @LeeStobby Having even fewer people who can tell me no. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jan Powell
    01:18
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby Is budget ever a concern when looking at a script sample from a new writer? #scriptchat
    01:17
    Sutinder Bola @sutinderbola

    How to become a screenwriter by @goodinaroom via @SSNInsider bit.ly/1xlQqpb #scriptwriting #scriptchat #amwriting
    Retweeted by Harper Dimmerman
    01:14
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@LeeStobby @blueneumann My favorite call is when an exec has been "slipped" a client's scripts and wants to meet the writer. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jan Powell
    01:18
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LeeStobby and what if "next" is a novel? Do you rep screenwriters who also are novelists? Lots are branching into that area. #scriptchat
    01:14
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Absolutely. Character is absolutely most important, regardless of genre. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @LeeStobby Absolutely. Write the stories you want to tell and create character that you love #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Gerhardt
    01:17
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 Constantly. My first question is always "what are you working on next?" You have to look forward. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:17
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 Constantly. My first question is always "what are you working on next?" You have to look forward. #scriptchat
    01:05
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 I love writers who command the page; there is a difference between a solid script and one that inspires. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jan Powell
    01:17
    Sutinder Bola @sutinderbola

    How to become a screenwriter by @goodinaroom via @SSNInsider bit.ly/1xlQqpb #scriptwriting #scriptchat #amwriting
    01:17
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @jfrazar30 Nope. I don't do as much comedy others but some reps almost exclusively do comedy. Write what you know. #scriptchat
    01:16
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby as a lit man do you work with writers to plan what their next few projects might be? #scriptchat
    01:15
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @SarahAlexis4 And good dialogue isn't that same as 'real' dialogue. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lee Stobby
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @rdlln @LeeStobby Having even fewer people who can tell me no. #scriptchat
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @LeeStobby Absolutely. Write the stories you want to tell and create character that you love #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:15
    Josh @jfrazar30

    Thanks for taking the time Lee. When looking for an agent is it considered a con if you write comedy and drama? #scriptchat
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @LeeStobby Absolutely. Write the stories you want to tell and create character that you love #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:15
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @SarahAlexis4 And good dialogue isn't that same as 'real' dialogue. #scriptchat
    01:15
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@JonJimMiller @LeeStobby Absolutely. Write the stories you want to tell and create character that you love #scriptchat
    01:15
    GHenryWrites @ghenrywrites

    RT@scriptchat: RT @BV_EW: WIN A FREE WRITING RETREAT IN COSTA RICA! bit.ly/bvew2015 #screenwriting #scriptchat pic.twitter.com/mUsO3UoOpk
    01:15
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LeeStobby I kinda imagine it like drug dealer talk, "oh man, I got the shit, youse got to try it. Mess you UP!" #scriptchat
    01:15
    R.D. @rdlln

    -- @LeeStobby what's been the best thing about branching out on your own? #scriptchat
    01:03
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@jeannevb Screenwriters are the backbone of films. It is so exciting to be involved from a film from the ground floor. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jan Powell
    01:14
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @LeeStobby @FinalAct4 Got a drawer full of “our lawyers will release the hounds” letters… standard knee-jerk reaction. #scriptchat
    01:14
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 @LeeStobby Absolutely. Character is absolutely most important, regardless of genre. #scriptchat
    01:10
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 First thing that kills a script is bad dialogue. It is so hard to teach, learn. You just have to know. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
    01:10
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 First thing that kills a script is bad dialogue. It is so hard to teach, learn. You just have to know. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Tyrone Cousin
    01:14
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@LeeStobby @blueneumann My favorite call is when an exec has been "slipped" a client's scripts and wants to meet the writer. #scriptchat
    01:14
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    Q @LeeStobby So genre and subject matter isn't the most important-- but rather a compelling story and writing? #scriptchat
    01:13
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @LeeStobby Q: Is it alright for scribes to do more than one genre in the beginning? #scriptchat
    01:13
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@blueneumann Yes, if someone TRULY loves your script, executives will share unprovoked. #scriptchat
    01:13
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q: What's your approach generally like for working with clients to choose and develop their projects? #scriptchat
    01:13
    Defective Detective @tvaddictarran

    Just had a 'eureka' moment and now know how to fix my screenplay. #Lunarscape #scriptchat
    01:13
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@FinalAct4 @LeeStobby @dwacon Exactly. You have to look out for yourselves first and not rely on others to get it down for you #scriptchat
    01:12
    Chris Neumann @blueneumann

    @LeeStobby Ideally, shouldn't our script be good enough for that exec to ask US if he can share? #scriptchat
    01:12
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby @dwacon We are our own strongest advocates. #scriptchat
    01:11
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@dwacon Just have to keep hounding everyone, ask if that exec who you made contact with will help get your script to others. #scriptchat
    01:10
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@dwacon @jeannevb A really awesome script that demands attention, is super unique. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Tyrone Cousin
    01:10
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@dwacon @jeannevb A really awesome script that demands attention, is super unique. #scriptchat
    01:10
    Sarah Anne Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec

    Decaf coffee for me #scriptchat
    01:10
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @FinalAct4 @jeannevb @wcmartell Bourbon #scriptchat
    01:10
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 First thing that kills a script is bad dialogue. It is so hard to teach, learn. You just have to know. #scriptchat
    01:09
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @jeannevb @wcmartell I'm rockin' the chai tonight. #scriptchat
    01:09
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @jeannevb Can I get a splash of sloe gin in mine? #scriptchat
    01:09
    Sarah Anne Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec

    . @LeeStobby #scriptchat So what does a writer need to have ready to approach agent/manager?
    01:09
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @wcmartell same... minus the green tea. #scriptchat
    01:09
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    1st interrogatory @LeeStobby: Good meeting w/Dev Exec @ studio…they move to a new job…studio not receiving queries…next move? #scriptchat
    01:08
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    I've signed people with no contest wins, no recommendations, etc. but I just loved their script and writing. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:09
    William C. Martell @wcmartell

    I'm drinking green tea, and waiting until no one asks the Qs I was going to ask... #scriptchat
    01:08
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @FinalAct4 Yes, I love queries! Just make it short, to the point and tell me why your script is amazing and worth my time. #scriptchat
    01:08
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    I've signed people with no contest wins, no recommendations, etc. but I just loved their script and writing. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by R.D.
    01:08
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby When you sit down with a script to read, what are you especially conscious of in those first 10 pages or so? #scriptchat
    01:08
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @leestobby do you look at book to film properties as well? #scriptchat
    01:08
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    I've signed people with no contest wins, no recommendations, etc. but I just loved their script and writing. #scriptchat
    01:08
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby do you accept queries and are you open to any genre? #scriptchat
    01:07
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@MailKaimp Great recommendation goes a long way but black list, contests, etc. are just ways to get me to read. I have to love #scriptchat
    01:07
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    For those trickling in, we have literary manager @LeeStobby as our guest tonight so ask away! #scriptchat
    01:07
    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    @LeeStobby, Hi. Any recent screenplays/movies that have inspired you? And why. #scriptchat
    01:07
    Sarah Anne Sumpolec @SarahSumpolec

    Yes! #scriptchat
    01:07
    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    What's a good way to go about asking for a shot with a studio? #scriptchat
    01:07
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    @FinalFenwayFict @AmericanSniper @SelmaMovie I am invited to join the @VFTLA for the screening, so no irony there... #scriptchat
    01:06
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LeeStobby love a self-sufficient guest! #scriptchat
    01:06
    David A. Youngquist @Al_1701

    Hey people. #scriptchat
    01:02
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    I'm sure you all have a ton of questions for literary manager @LeeStobby. Shut the game off & pick his brain! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by R.D.
    01:05
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @jeannevb @LeeStobby I got myself some vodka!!! #scriptchat
    01:05
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@SarahAlexis4 I love writers who command the page; there is a difference between a solid script and one that inspires. #scriptchat
    01:05
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @LeeStobby *pours tequila* almost forgot the party favors. #scriptchat
    01:05
    Debra Eckerling @WriteOnOnline

    Writers, how'd you do on your goals this week? facebook.com/writeononline #writeon #scriptchat @GuidedGoals
    01:04
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @juniorfletcher I have to feel it in my bones. It's hard to quantity beyond that the writer just makes me very excited. #scriptchat
    01:04
    MailKaimp @MailKaimp

    @LeeStobby love that. which holds more weight: blacklist score, rec from friend, _______, or query letter #scriptchat
    01:04
    Dwayne Conyers @dwacon

    Greetings, Salutations, and the rest of that feltergarb. #scriptchat
    01:03
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    .@jeannevb Screenwriters are the backbone of films. It is so exciting to be involved from a film from the ground floor. #scriptchat
    01:03
    junior fletcher @juniorfletcher

    what makes you say yes to signing a writer? #scriptchat
    01:03
    Roger Koj-B Films @kojbfilms

    RT: “@jeannevb: It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with literary manager @LeeStobby scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/litera…”
    Retweeted by Jon James Miller
    01:03
    Roger Koj-B Films @kojbfilms

    RT: “@jeannevb: It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with literary manager @LeeStobby scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/litera…”
    01:03
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Q: What is it that sets apart just a good script/writer from one you really feel passionately about working with? #scriptchat
    01:03
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    So @LeeStobby let's start with the obvious... what do you love about screenwriters? :) #scriptchat
    01:03
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    @LeeStobby Do you rep specific or preferred genre writers? As a lit manager are you open to various genres? #scriptchat
    01:03
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    @leestobby do managers appreciate clients who set up their own meetings or do they want them to always go through them? #scriptchat
    01:02
    Janelle B @JazzBeeP

    Hi everyone #scriptchat
    01:02
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    I'm sure you all have a ton of questions for literary manager @LeeStobby. Shut the game off & pick his brain! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Lee Stobby
    01:02
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    @JonJimMiller Hey Jon! #scriptchat
    01:02
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    I'm sure you all have a ton of questions for literary manager @LeeStobby. Shut the game off & pick his brain! #scriptchat
    01:01
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Who needs football when you have #scriptchat
    01:01
    Script Reader @TweetsPplShiT

    Stop using your characters as mouthpieces for your beliefs & start using your believes to motivate your characters. #scriptchat #writenow
    01:00
    Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller

    Hi everyone! #scriptchat
    01:00
    Lee Stobby @LeeStobby

    @jeannevb @LeeStobby So glad to be here!!!!! #scriptchat
    01:00
    Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker

    Hello, everyone! #scriptchat
    01:00
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    @LeeStobby Welcome and thank you for joining us! #scriptchat
    01:00
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    Very excited to have you here @LeeStobby! #scriptchat
    01:00
    Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4

    Hey @LeeStobby Welcome to scriptchat and thanks so much for being here. #scriptchat
    01:00
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with literary manager @LeeStobby scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/litera…
    Retweeted by Alejandro G S
    01:00
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with literary manager @LeeStobby scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/litera…
    Retweeted by Lee Stobby
    22:54
    Richard RB Botto @RBwalksintoabar

    Free Scripts! Download Most of the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Screenplays Now indiewire.com/article/free-s… #screenwriting #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jawn F Kennedy
    01:00
    Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4

    Hello, all! #scriptchat
    01:00
    Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb

    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with literary manager @LeeStobby scriptchat.blogspot.com/2015/01/litera…