Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pilar Alessandra of On the Page - Transcript Dec 19, 2010


#Sriptchat TOPIC: Rules You CAN Break with special guest Pilar Alessandra from On The Page.

Pilar @onthepage rocked both the EURO and USA chats, talking everything and anything about the rules you can successfully break in screenwriting.  She challenged us to think outside of the box – something we #scriptchat rebels love to do!  Read on and enjoy! @jeannevb

EURO moderator: Mina Zaher, @DreamsGrafter
USA moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, @jeannevb

EURO CHAT:

8:00 pm            DreamsGrafter:            EURO #Scriptchat o'clock - I have the honour and pleasure to welcome Pilar Alessandra @onepage to discuss Rules You Can Break!
8:00 pm            onthepage:            Hey All. I'm new at this. Be kind. #scriptchat
8:01 pm            lizziside:            @onthepage Hi and welcome. #scriptchat
8:01 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Hi Pilar. Welcome! RT @onthepage: Hey All. I'm new at this. Be kind. #scriptchat
8:01 pm            onthepage:            And just a small correction: it's @onthepage Thanks! #scriptchat
8:02 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Got it! x *sorry* RT @onthepage: And just a small correction: it's @onthepage Thanks! #scriptchat
8:02 pm            Spiddly:            RT @lizziside: @onthepage Hi and welcome. Ditto! #scriptchat #scriptchat
8:02 pm            onthepage:            Thought it would be cool to talk about rules you CAN break, since there seems to be so many out there. I'll hit you with #1: #scriptchat
8:02 pm            simone257:            a snowy hello to the scriptchatters #scriptchat
8:02 pm            onthepage:            Your main character doesn?t HAVE to be likeable #scriptchat
8:02 pm            tguest:            RT @Spiddly: RT @lizziside: @onthepage Hi and welcome. Ditto! #scriptchat #scriptchat
8:02 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @onthepage The topic tonight is Rules You CAN Break ... When does the writer know when they're good enough to break them? #scriptchat
8:03 pm            WritersWithCats:            @jeannevb @onthepage Danke. =) See you then! #scriptchat
8:03 pm            antonsays:            @onthepage omg omg omg, hi! #scriptchat
8:03 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: Your main character doesn?t HAVE to be likeable #scriptchat
8:03 pm            pattyfantasia:            RT @DreamsGrafter: @onthepage The topic tonight is Rules You CAN Break ... When does the writer know when they're good enough to break them? #scriptchat
8:03 pm            BWtheFilm:            Yay, so happy to hear that! RT @onthepage Your main character doesn?t HAVE to be likeable #scriptchat
8:03 pm            kanundra:            Hello everyone :0 #scriptchat
8:04 pm            n0nsensefactory:            Congrats to @jeannevb for winning the @filmcourage contest! #scriptchat
8:04 pm            tguest:            If they don't have to be likeable, how do you get the audience to engage with them? #scriptchat
8:04 pm            onthepage:            The writer is always good enough to break them. Just know them first -- then make a conscious decision to go for it. #scriptchat
8:04 pm            lizziside:            RT @n0nsensefactory: Congrats to @jeannevb for winning the @filmcourage contest! #scriptchat
8:04 pm            DreamsGrafter:            How do you make the audience interested in the character? RT @onthepage: Your main character doesn?t HAVE to be likeable #scriptchat
8:04 pm            jeannevb:            WOOHOO! Thank you @filmcourage for the guest spot! So excited everyone is going to get to be on air soon! #scriptchat
8:04 pm            booksbelow:            @onthepage Doesn't the main character have to at least have som likeable qualities? #scriptchat
8:05 pm            kingisafink:            Yay! @jeannevb (screenwriter, #scriptchat founder, pimp masteress) will be the audience-chosen guest on @filmcourage's 12/26 show!
8:05 pm            onthepage:            Thanks @tguest. If the script is strong enough, the audience will hang in there to see if hero changes. #scriptchat
8:05 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Niiiiice! #scriptchat partaaay! xo RT @n0nsensefactory: Congrats to @jeannevb for winning the @filmcourage contest! #scriptchat
8:05 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: The writer is always good enough to break them. Just know them first -- then make a conscious decision to go for it. #scriptchat
8:05 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: Thanks @tguest. If the script is strong enough, the audience will hang in there to see if hero changes. #scriptchat
8:05 pm            AlexisNiki:            HOORAY! RT @jeannevb: WOOHOO! Thank you @filmcourage for the guest spot! So excited everyone is going to get to be on air soon! #scriptchat
8:05 pm            onthepage:            A: @booksbelow Just give him somewhere to go; choices he has to make that test his miserableness. #scriptchat
8:05 pm            booksbelow:            Who's @jeannevb? :-) #scriptchat
8:06 pm            scriptchat:            TADA! Our pimp @jeannevb WON the guest spot on @filmcourage !!! THANK YOU ALL for voting! Let the #screenwriters be heard! :)))) #scriptchat
8:06 pm            vwu:            RT @jeannevb: WOOHOO! Thank you @filmcourage for the guest spot! So excited everyone is going to get to be on air soon! #scriptchat
8:06 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Great point! RT @onthepage: A: @booksbelow Just give him somewhere to go; choices he has to make that test his miserableness. #scriptchat
8:06 pm            PennyAsh:            @scriptchat @jeannevb Woot congrats :D #screenwriters #scriptchat
8:06 pm            tguest:            RT @onthepage the audience will hang in there to see if hero changes. <-- do they have to change for the *better*? #scriptchat
8:06 pm            jeannevb:            @onthepage Hi Pilar! Welcome to #scriptchat
8:06 pm            filmcourage:            RT @kingisafink: Yay! @jeannevb (screenwriter, #scriptchat founder, pimp masteress) will be the audience-chosen guest on @filmcourage's 12/26 show!
8:06 pm            tguest:            ...and thanks @onthepage! #scriptchat
8:06 pm            zimmtheseries:            RT @onthepage: Hey All. I'm new at this. Be kind. #scriptchat | Hi Pilar
8:07 pm            filmcourage:            RT @jeannevb: WOOHOO! Thank you @filmcourage for the guest spot! So excited everyone is going to get to be on air soon! #scriptchat
8:07 pm            onthepage:            Think of your favorite characters in movies. Sometimes they do things we WISH we could. And those aren't always good things. #scriptchat
8:07 pm            princess_scribe:            CONGRATS @jeannevb for her @filmcourage guest spot win! You go, girl! #Screenwriters unite! #scriptchat
8:07 pm            SabinaGiado:            Am putting aside my feature for a while to work on a short tackling sum really difficult subject matter. #scriptchat #screenwriting
8:07 pm            DreamsGrafter:            To learn more about Pilar Alessandra @onthepage - check out her website: http://bit.ly/7vlBm #scriptchat
8:07 pm            princess_scribe:            RT @onthepage: The writer is always good enough to break them. Just know them first -- then make a conscious decision to go for it. #scriptchat
8:07 pm            jakestetler:            RT @jeannevb: WOOHOO! Thank you @filmcourage for the guest spot! So excited everyone is going to get to be on air soon! #scriptchat
8:07 pm            filmcourage:            RT @scriptchat: TADA! Our pimp @jeannevb WON the guest spot on @filmcourage !!! THANK YOU ALL for voting! Let the #screenwriters be heard! :)))) #scriptchat
8:07 pm            onthepage:            @jeannevb Hey there! I'm in it! Thanks for having me! #scriptchat
8:08 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: Think of your favorite characters in movies. Sometimes they do things we WISH we could. And those aren't always good things. #scriptchat
8:08 pm            kanundra:            @SabinaGiado Good for you, sometimes the hard stuff is the best. :) #scriptchat
8:08 pm            PennyAsh:            @onthepage My favorite characters are almost always the bad and the flawed #scriptchat
8:09 pm            jeannevb:            USA peeps, Pilar is on EURO right now if you want a sneak peek or a chance to have her twice :) #inaG-RatedWay :) #scriptchat
8:09 pm            antonsays:            Social network was an example #scriptchat
8:09 pm            onthepage:            A: @tguest Change is good. If we see someone too perfect, we find cracks in armor. If too bad; they find the good in self. #scriptchat
8:09 pm            tguest:            RT @onthepage: Sometimes they do things we WISH we could. And those arent always good things. <-- do you have a good example? #scriptchat
8:10 pm            jeannevb:            @onthepage Q: how likable does your prot have to be? #scriptchat
8:10 pm            gregstorm:            @tguest The character of House isn't likeable person but is very engaging #scriptchat
8:10 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Jump into Euro #scriptchat and ask @onthepage's Pilar Alessandra your questions on breaking the rules . Here's your chance! #scriptchat
8:10 pm            chained:            What went wrong with #theswitch script ? Jennifer aniston deserves better #scriptchat
8:10 pm            onthepage:            A: @antonsays YES! Social Network main character is a great example of this. #scriptchat
8:10 pm            EvelynBrooks:            RT @ScreenwritingU: L.A. Talk Radio @filmcourage looks for host. VOTE Jeanne Bowerman @jeannevb (from PS31) at http://bit.ly/hh6DFp #scriptchat
8:10 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @tguest Change is good. If we see someone too perfect, we find cracks in armor. If too bad; they find the good in self. #scriptchat
8:11 pm            tguest:            RT @onthepage: If too bad; they find the good in self. <-- OK, got it - thanks! imperfection better than 'perfection' #scriptchat
8:11 pm            AlexisNiki:            The key is interesting characters we can empathize with rather than likeable/not likeable. #scriptchat
8:11 pm            Tiemachine:            The Simpsons is a great example. Marge is a lovely person - and boring. Homer Simpson is full of flaws - and riveting. #scriptchat
8:11 pm            alli_and_that:            RT @onthepage: Change is good. If we see someone too perfect, we find cracks in armor. If too bad; they find the good in self. #scriptchat
8:11 pm            tguest:            RT @gregstorm: @tguest The character of House isnt likeable but is very engaging <-- thanks! Yes, he's 'difficult' but endearing #scriptchat
8:12 pm            onthepage:            A: @AlexisNiki Yes, empathy! #scriptchat
8:12 pm            onthepage:            A: @Tiemachine I'm with you. Who secretly doesn't want to be like Homer Simpson? Though, my idol is Lisa. #scriptchat
8:12 pm            alli_and_that:            I think to have an antagonist be evil just to be evil is lazy writing. Everyone has a reason to be why they are - explore that. #scriptchat
8:13 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @alli_and_that: I think to have an antagonist be evil just to be evil is lazy writing. Everyone has a reason to be why they are - explore that. #scriptchat
8:13 pm            AlexisNiki:            We hope/fear he'll change! Do we REALLY want him to? RT @gregstorm: @tguest The character of House isnt likeable but engaging #scriptchat
8:13 pm            jeannevb:            perfect RT @AlexisNiki: The key is interesting characters we can empathize with rather than likeable/not likeable. #scriptchat
8:13 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @alli_and_that Great point! #scriptchat
8:13 pm            PennyAsh:            @alli_and_that Exactly, the motivation is always there #scriptchat
8:13 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @jeannevb: perfect RT @AlexisNiki: The key is interesting characters we can empathize with rather than likeable/not likeable. #scriptchat
8:13 pm            jeannevb:            haha RT @onthepage: A: @Tiemachine Im with you. Who secretly doesnt want to be like Homer Simpson? Though, my idol is Lisa. #scriptchat
8:13 pm            kanundra:            @alli_and_that I totally agree, some characters are as they are due to circumstance, they can't help it. #scriptchat
8:14 pm            onthepage:            A: @alli_and_that A great antagonist sees his mission as the right one. He's just doing bad things to get there. #scriptchat
8:14 pm            DreamsGrafter:            So it's the character's flaws which make him/her interesting rather than their likeability? #scriptchat
8:14 pm            onthepage:            A: @DreamsGrafter In my opinion. And, frankly, I think it's the same with real people. :-) #scriptchat
8:14 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @alli_and_that A great antagonist sees his mission as the right one. He's just doing bad things to get there. #scriptchat
8:15 pm            OneOnOneFilm:            RT @princess_scribe: CONGRATS @jeannevb for her @filmcourage guest spot win! You go, girl! #Screenwriters unite! #scriptchat
8:15 pm            jeannevb:            sidenote: I've listened to Pilar lecture in person. She's fabulous. If you get a chance to see her, its well worth the time! #scriptchat
8:15 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Agree! RT @onthepage: A: @DreamsGrafter In my opinion. And, frankly, I think it's the same with real people. :-) #scriptchat
8:15 pm            AlexisNiki:            @DreamsGrafter Sometimes. Or the challenge they're up against & how they overcome, or their determination/drive/genius #scriptchat
8:15 pm            onthepage:            Here's another rule that's kind of a myth: A script page isn't necessarily one minute long. #scriptchat
8:15 pm            alli_and_that:            @onthepage Exactly. But often the most horrifying moments in films are when the antagonist reveals WHY he's evil. I find anyway. #scriptchat
8:16 pm            dodgyjammer:            The greatest films are ones you don't realise you care about the characters till they're in danger and its a gr8 'OMG!'moment #scriptchat
8:16 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @AlexisNiki: @DreamsGrafter Sometimes. Or the challenge they're up against & how they overcome, or their determination/drive/genius #scriptchat
8:16 pm            gregstorm:            @AlexisNiki @tguest Of course we really don't want him to change. If he did, it would become boring. #scriptchat
8:17 pm            alli_and_that:            @onthepage Yes. Action scenes can be longer, dialogue can be fast paced. Four pages of dialogue can end up as two min on screen. #scriptchat
8:17 pm            kanundra:            @dodgyjammer those can be few and far between though. Don't you think? #scriptchat
8:17 pm            tguest:            RT @onthepage: A script page isnt one minute long. <-- is it based on a 'typical' mix of action, slug line and dialogue? #scriptchat
8:17 pm            sdarancette:            @onthepage Hi! You're right about page length, in animation one page is often less than a minute. A lot of descriptive action #scriptchat.
8:17 pm            willentrekin:            RT @DreamsGrafter: @onthepage: @alli_and_that A great antagonist sees his mission as right. Just doing bad things to get there. #scriptchat
8:17 pm            onthepage:            So, for this one-page-per minute thing: What I mean is that a fast paced page could be 30 seconds; a dense page 2 minutes. #scriptchat
8:18 pm            n0nsensefactory:            @sdarancette It's supposed to average out at 1 page per minute. It's not a guideline! #scriptchat
8:18 pm            willentrekin:            I disagree on that. A great antagonist isn't necessarily doing bad things. Just things anti the protag. Often for great reason. #scriptchat
8:18 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage How is that a rule? Do people really get worked up over that one? #scriptchat
8:18 pm            DreamsGrafter:            I watched a film recently and found myself cheering the character when he murdered someone. Felt weird but it made sense. #scriptchat
8:18 pm            onthepage:            A: @tguest There really ISN'T a typical page anymore. Social Network again as example. 1st 9 pages are actually 4.5 min. #scriptchat
8:19 pm            alli_and_that:            @gregstorm @onthepage It's more for production - to keep track of how much they shoot each day to make sure they can get it all. #scriptchat
8:19 pm            AndiWritesAgain:            @jeannevb I removed my post...too much snobbery. Nonetheless, I am so proud of you. #scriptchat
8:19 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @tguest There really ISN'T a typical page anymore. Social Network again as example. 1st 9 pages are actually 4.5 min. #scriptchat
8:20 pm            onthepage:            A: @gregstorm Believe it or not, they do. And thinking this way can be limiting creatively. #scriptchat
8:20 pm            simone257:            @willentrekin I find it even better if the antagonist IS doing bad things but for a great reason #scriptchat
8:20 pm            n0nsensefactory:            Social Network is prime example of the 1 page per minute fallacy. If they spoke at a normal speed, the film would be longer #scriptchat
8:20 pm            lizziside:            @onthepage "likeable/not likeable" qualities are rooted in the set values of a particular culture. What makes a prot universal? #scriptchat
8:20 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage Also a dense page could be 30 seconds on-screen and a page of dialogue could take 2 minutes on-screen. #scriptchat
8:20 pm            willentrekin:            On screenplay length: one page isn't necessarily a minute, but 120 pages is usually approx. 2 hours. 90 approx 90 mins. #scriptchat
8:20 pm            onthepage:            The other side of this: A page crammed with action ? such as a battle or a chase scene ? could actually be several minutes long. #scriptchat
8:21 pm            Jonathan_Peace:            The number one rule you must never ever break: Have fun! #scriptchat
8:21 pm            DreamsGrafter:            #scriptchat RT @Tiemachine: I can see how that's possible - characters may 'do' good and evil but best characters are more complex.
8:21 pm            jeannevb:            @onthepage Q what's the rule you wish ppl WOULD break more often? #scriptchat
8:21 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: The other side of this: A page crammed with action ? such as a battle or a chase scene ? could actually be several minutes long. #scriptchat
8:21 pm            willentrekin:            @simone257 I can see that, but fall back to Shakespeare: no such things as good or ill but thinking makes it so. #scriptchat
8:22 pm            jeannevb:            w a side of tequila ;) RT @Jonathan_Peace: The number one rule you must never ever break: Have fun! #scriptchat
8:22 pm            tguest:            thanks @onthepage - no matter whether action or dialogue-heavy, would you still say black ink=bad, white space=good? #scriptchat
8:22 pm            onthepage:            A: @willentrekin Have to disagree. Script can still be paced in a way that the director will stay on a moment longer. #scriptchat
8:22 pm            zacsanford:            Sorry I'm missing the uk chat with @onthepage. Currently donating blood at the Laugh Factory. #scriptchat
8:22 pm            mjodirector:            RT @DreamsGrafter: #scriptchat RT @Tiemachine: I can see how that's possible - characters may 'do' good and evil but best characters are more complex.
8:22 pm            antonsays:            Broke that many a redraft! RT @Jonathan_Peace: The number one rule you must never ever break: Have fun! #scriptchat
8:22 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage Any writer who is worrying about the on-screen time of their page is focusing on a non issue. #scriptchat
8:22 pm            DreamsGrafter:            So the character doesn't have to save the cat and page counts are variable. Big up @onthepage! #scriptchat
8:22 pm            dodgyjammer:            @kanundra absolutely, but its our job to write them :) #scriptchat
8:23 pm            jeannevb:            *hands u cookie* RT @zacsanford: Sorry Im missing the uk chat with @onthepage. Currently donating blood at the Laugh Factory. #scriptchat
8:23 pm            alli_and_that:            @gregstorm I agree - focus on the story and the rest of it will flow naturally. #scriptchat
8:23 pm            onthepage:            A: @jeannevb Rule I wish people would break? Definitely the likeability thing. Especially for female characters. #scriptchat
8:23 pm            MonaLiNYC:            Sneaking in a Q. to @onthepage - Do you feel a character driven story can be also be high concept? What would make it so? #scriptchat
8:24 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @Tiemachine Yeah, they do. Gosh, that'd be a good challenge to have an unlikeable character who acts willingly. #scriptchat
8:24 pm            dodgyjammer:            A writer is in a great position, because in a way we are the consumer of our product, cinema go-ers. Write what you want to see #scriptchat
8:24 pm            Tiemachine:            Amen bro! RT @antonsays: Broke that many a redraft! RT @Jonathan_Peace: The number one rule you must never ever break: Have fun! #scriptchat
8:24 pm            jeannevb:            RT @onthepage: A: @jeannevb Rule I wish people wld break? Definitely the likeability thing. Especially for female characters. #scriptchat
8:24 pm            onthepage:            A: @tguest Yes, I'm a white-space fan. But only because lots of ink buries the good stuff. #scriptchat
8:24 pm            n0nsensefactory:            Stuff the likeability of characters, just make sure they can all relate to each other and the audience to them! #scriptchat
8:24 pm            gregstorm:            @n0nsensefactory Aaron Sorkin writes mohawks of dialogue. Have you ever seen one of his scripts? WEST WING scripts were long. #scriptchat
8:24 pm            AlexisNiki:            RT @onthepage: A: @jeannevb Rule I wish people would break? Definitely the likeability thing. Esp.for female characters. #scriptchat
8:25 pm            DreamsGrafter:            TY 4 inviting @onepage Zac! x RT @zacsanford: Sorry I'm missing the uk chat. Currently donating blood at the Laugh Factory. #scriptchat
8:25 pm            AlexisNiki:            RT @onthepage: A: @tguest Yes, Im a white-space fan. But only because lots of ink buries the good stuff. #scriptchat
8:25 pm            n0nsensefactory:            @gregstorm Yep, A. Sorkin case in point. Masses of dialogue! Speak it quick to get the running time down a la Social Network #scriptchat
8:25 pm            Jonathan_Peace:            @DreamsGrafter there's a cat? #scriptchat
8:25 pm            tguest:            RT @onthepage: A: Yes, Im a white-space fan. because lots of ink buries the good stuff. <-- Thanks, I'll try to keep it down! #scriptchat
8:25 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @jeannevb Rule I wish people would break? Definitely the likeability thing. Especially for female characters. #scriptchat
8:25 pm            onthepage:            A: @MonaLiNYC The character herself can actually be so interesting as to be high concept. Someone we've never seen before. #scriptchat
8:26 pm            DreamsGrafter:            ;) RT @Jonathan_Peace: @DreamsGrafter there's a cat? #scriptchat
8:26 pm            Tiemachine:            Think Ripley's a good example of an unlikeable character - suspicious, secretive, haughty - I absolutely love. #scriptchat
8:26 pm            MonaLiNYC:            RT @onthepage: A: @jeannevb Rule I wish people would break? Definitely the likeability thing. Especially for female characters. #scriptchat
8:26 pm            alli_and_that:            RT @dodgyjammer: A writer is in a great position because in a way we are the consumer of our product. Write what you want to see #scriptchat
8:26 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @MonaLiNYC: Sneaking in a Q. to @onthepage - Do you feel a character driven story can be also be high concept? What would make it so? #scriptchat
8:27 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @MonaLiNYC The character herself can actually be so interesting as to be high concept. Someone we've never seen before. #scriptchat
8:27 pm            covermyscript:            omg @zacsanford get here now!!! tokyo gore police. all thats missing is you and 40 pounds of cake. <3 (@UncompletedWork) #scriptchat
8:27 pm            onthepage:            A: @DreamsGrafter To clarify: I still believe scripts should be under 120 pages. BUT writers should understand wording = pace. #scriptchat
8:27 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @DreamsGrafter To clarify: I still believe scripts should be under 120 pages. BUT writers should understand wording = pace. #scriptchat
8:28 pm            antonsays:            @dodgyjammer but we all have unique tastes so that can get also be your downfall #scriptchat
8:28 pm            onthepage:            Next rule you can break: Your hero doesn?t have to be the only person to save the day. #scriptchat
8:28 pm            AlexisNiki:            TOY STORY 3! RT @onthepage: Next rule you can break: Your hero doesn?t have to be the only person to save the day. #scriptchat
8:29 pm            gregstorm:            @n0nsensefactory @DreamsGrafter On-screen page timing is not the writer's job. The editor and director will determine that. #scriptchat
8:29 pm            covermyscript:            i wanna cookie and juice box. no fair. RT @zacsanford: missing the uk chat. Currently donating blood at the Laugh Factory. #scriptchat
8:29 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @onthepage Pacing is still a big lesson to learn for me. Am learning how to edit video so I can learn about pace. #scriptchat
8:29 pm            simone257:            Q: How important is the rule to never-ever write something we can't see? (e.g. when introducing characters...) #scriptchat
8:29 pm            tguest:            RT @onthepage: Your hero doesn?t have to be the only person to save the day. <-- does that make prot. seem like a failure tho'? #scriptchat
8:29 pm            alli_and_that:            RT @onthepage: Next rule you can break: Your hero doesn?t have to be the only person to save the day. #scriptchat
8:29 pm            onthepage:            If hero leads everything, there are no surprises. #scriptchat
8:29 pm            jeannevb:            fyi, Pilar also has a GREAT podcast. Deets on her site http://onthepage.tv/ #scriptchat
8:30 pm            kanundra:            @AlexisNiki @onthepage I like that, someone else can save the day. Will have to use that one. :) cheers. #scriptchat
8:30 pm            alli_and_that:            Brilliant. RT @onthepage: Next rule you can break: Your hero doesn?t have to be the only person to save the day. #scriptchat
8:30 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage I have never had somebody come to me and say my pages need to time out closer to 1 minute. #scriptchat
8:30 pm            tguest:            RT @AlexisNiki @onthepage I like that, someone else can save the day. Will have to use that one. :) cheers. <-- hear hear #scriptchat
8:30 pm            AlexisNiki:            @onthepage Do you ever gauge by word count rather than page length? #scriptchat
8:31 pm            AlexisNiki:            Yes, sign up now! RT @jeannevb: fyi, Pilar also has a GREAT podcast. Deets on her site http://onthepage.tv/ #scriptchat
8:31 pm            PennyAsh:            @onthepage So by that reasoning the bad guy could be someone other than who everyone thinks it is #scriptchat
8:31 pm            onthepage:            A: @tguest Protagonist has influenced other characters in movie. If they help him, it's still his story. #scriptchat
8:31 pm            DreamsGrafter:            We're at halfway point of EURO #SCRIPTCHAT ... This is your chance to ask @onthepage any q's or catch her at the US chat at 8pm EST. x
8:31 pm            alli_and_that:            @DreamsGrafter Funny you should say that - found writing heaps easier since I learnt to edit and love editing almost as much. #scriptchat
8:31 pm            dodgyjammer:            RT @DreamsGrafter: We're at halfway point of EURO #SCRIPTCHAT ... This is your chance to ask @onthepage any q's or catch her at the US chat at 8pm EST. x
8:31 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @gregstorm Page count is more re structure. Writers are taught to hit beats by a certain page count. #scriptchat @n0nsensefactory
8:32 pm            onthepage:            Example: Girlfriend is final shooter. Cop partner shows up last minute. Etc. #scriptchat
8:32 pm            MonaLiNYC:            @onthepage Thanks! I have a very over the top narcissistic antagonist, so I feel I'm on the right track and I love him. #scriptchat
8:32 pm            gregstorm:            @alli_and_that @onthepage Script rules tickle me because we tend to make our own roadblocks with "rules" being a major one #scriptchat
8:32 pm            n0nsensefactory:            @DreamsGrafter Something to be said for following the act structure but ignoring the page count! #scriptchat
8:32 pm            jeannevb:            @onthepage are you a fan of outlining, beat sheet, etc? #scriptchat
8:33 pm            hotkitty01:            RT @willentrekin: On screenplay length: one page isn't necessarily a minute, but 120 pages is usually approx. 2 hours. 90 approx 90 mins. #scriptchat
8:33 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @n0nsensefactory I'm a Virgo so a real planner. ;) But I like to give myself enough space for my characters to surprise me. #scriptchat
8:33 pm            gregstorm:            @DreamsGrafter The talk wasn't about page count. It was about 1 page = 1 minute on-screen. I say that's not the writer's job. #scriptchat
8:33 pm            willentrekin:            @onthepage A moment, perhaps, but if you read scripts, pages generally correlate to run-time. Look some up online. #scriptchat
8:33 pm            onthepage:            A: @simone257 Great question. That bring me to another rule u can break. U CAN and should write emotion into scene direction. #scriptchat
8:33 pm            alli_and_that:            @gregstorm @onthepage Never think of rules. I just write + trust it'll sort itself out. Usually does. If not, something's wrong. #scriptchat
8:34 pm            dodgyjammer:            @antonsays True, but people aren't as individualistic as they like to think. Identify what works for you in a film. #scriptchat
8:34 pm            Tiemachine:            #scriptchat - 'Someone else can save the day' . Does this bash against 'Never take dilemma out of protagonist's hands'?
8:34 pm            gregstorm:            @DreamsGrafter The writer's job is pacing. Not page timing. Big difference. @n0nsensefactory #scriptchat
8:34 pm            n0nsensefactory:            @DreamsGrafter We plan in general terms our story, then our base character interactions. It all flows from there! #scriptchat
8:35 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Good point. RT @gregstorm: @DreamsGrafter The writer's job is pacing. Not page timing. Big difference. @n0nsensefactory #scriptchat
8:35 pm            laundrymoneymov:            How many re-writes do you usually do? #scriptchat
8:35 pm            n0nsensefactory:            @DreamsGrafter @gregstorm I think that was my point as well #scriptchat
8:35 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @simone257 Great question. That bring me to another rule u can break. U CAN and should write emotion into scene direction. #scriptchat
8:35 pm            onthepage:            A: @jeannevb I think an outline should be a guide, but not a bible. You sometimes find story/characters as you write. #scriptchat
8:36 pm            antonsays:            @dodgyjammer I've just read so many scripts that would struggle to find an audience. #scriptchat
8:36 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @alli_and_that: @DreamsGrafter Funny you should say that - found writing heaps easier since I learnt to edit and love editing almost as much. #scriptchat
8:36 pm            alli_and_that:            @Tiemachine Not necessarily. Example: The hero gets distracted by subplot and leaves the main plot to be sorted by sidekick. #scriptchat
8:36 pm            jeannevb:            @onthepage thanks for being here, Pilar! :) #scriptchat
8:37 pm            onthepage:            A: @Tiemachine Dilemma remains main character's. But, it's O.K. to use people he's influenced to help out of jam. #scriptchat
8:37 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @alli_and_that @dodgyjammer Learning how to edit is a great lesson. Also teaches you to think in terms of images. #scriptchat
8:37 pm            antonsays:            @onthepage how about knowing your ending before you start? #scriptchat
8:37 pm            alli_and_that:            @onthepage @jeannevb I agree. Did a rewrite recently and this brilliant character appeared who fixed problems in the climax. #scriptchat
8:37 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @MonaLiNYC No worries. That's my job. ;) #moderating #scriptchat xo
8:37 pm            alli_and_that:            @DreamsGrafter @dodgyjammer Also helps with directing (if you want to go there). #scriptchat
8:38 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @jeannevb I think an outline should be a guide, but not a bible. You sometimes find story/characters as you write. #scriptchat
8:38 pm            gregstorm:            @antonsays But does struggling to find an audience dictate whether a script should be considered written? #scriptchat
8:38 pm            onthepage:            A: @antonsays Yes, DO know your ending before you start -- but be flexible in how you get there. #scriptchat
8:39 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @Tiemachine: #scriptchat - 'Someone else can save the day' . Does this bash against 'Never take dilemma out of protagonist's hands'?
8:39 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @Tiemachine Dilemma remains main character's. But, it's O.K. to use people he's influenced to help out of jam. #scriptchat
8:39 pm            simone257:            @gregstorm @antonsays I'd say that a well-written script will eventually find an audience.. write until it's good enough #scriptchat
8:40 pm            antonsays:            @gregstorm depends on your end goal. #scriptchat
8:40 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @antonsays Yes, DO know your ending before you start -- but be flexible in how you get there. #scriptchat
8:41 pm            onthepage:            Just to clarify emotion in SD: Say that someone's face "fills with anger" or "fills with delight." "CU on face" says nothing. #scriptchat
8:41 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage @antonsays When I 1st started writing I would have a title a great start and a good ending. Working through the... #scriptchat
8:41 pm            dodgyjammer:            @antonsays *cough*badwriting*cough* might be an explanation? #scriptchat also, I think I have good taste...*is ashamed of own arrogance*
8:41 pm            alli_and_that:            @onthepage @antonsays What if you have to write synopsis for commission? I never know all story when I start but I need to now. #scriptchat
8:41 pm            onthepage:            A: @jeannevb It's crazy fun. #scriptchat
8:41 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @onthepage But isn't that a big no no to write camera directions - i.e. CU? #scriptchat
8:41 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage @antonsays ...the script I would try to make the good ending great by what the characters did thought the script #scriptchat
8:42 pm            onthepage:            A: @DreamsGrafter RIGHT! NO camera directions. Write in emotion on face INSTEAD of CU on face. #scriptchat
8:43 pm            Jonathan_Peace:            No customers for 20 mins then as soon as I mop the floor a hoard come in #scriptchat
8:43 pm            Tiemachine:            @DreamsGrafter My approach to camera directions is that I'll allow myself one or two max per script. I like to avoid em tho! #scriptchat
8:43 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @DreamsGrafter RIGHT! NO camera directions. Write in emotion on face INSTEAD of CU on face. #scriptchat
8:43 pm            alli_and_that:            @DreamsGrafter @onthepage The way you write the emotion should direct the story on an unconscious level in reader's head anyway. #scriptchat
8:44 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @Tiemachine Do you direct your own scripts? #scriptchat
8:44 pm            onthepage:            @alli_and_that Make it up! :-) Script's end might ultimately change in form; but in synopsis you've satisfied your producers. #scriptchat
8:44 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @alli_and_that: @DreamsGrafter @onthepage The way you write the emotion should direct the story on an unconscious level in reader's head anyway. #scriptchat
8:44 pm            dodgyjammer:            RT @onthepage: @alli_and_that Make it up! :-) Script's end might ultimately change in form; but in synopsis you've satisfied your producers. #scriptchat
8:44 pm            chained:            @onthepage what scripts have you written or sold ? #scriptchat
8:44 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @dodgyjammer It distracts the reader. Remember the first person reading your script doesn't care about camera. #scriptchat
8:45 pm            Tiemachine:            @DreamsGrafter Avoided directing my scritps so far! I'd like to think I'd give the same answer if I did, but I'm not sure. #scriptchat
8:45 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @dodgyjammer They carea about the characters. In fact, anything that takes the reader out of story isn't cool. #scriptchat
8:45 pm            gregstorm:            @DreamsGrafter Pilar goes into camera directing on the OTP podcast. #scriptchat
8:46 pm            alli_and_that:            @onthepage @dodgyjammer Fair point. Got a good relationship with the producer too. Thanks for the lightbulb moment, haha! #scriptchat
8:46 pm            alli_and_that:            RT @onthepage: Make it up! :-) Scripts end might ultimately change in form; but in synopsis youve satisfied your producers. #scriptchat
8:46 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @dodgyjammer You want to transfix the reader and engage them with your story. You don't want to risk losing their attention. #scriptchat
8:46 pm            dodgyjammer:            @DreamsGrafter ah yes! gOOD ADVICE: NEVER FORGET the script is for a reader as well as a screen! #scriptchat
8:46 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @gregstorm: @DreamsGrafter Pilar goes into camera directing on the OTP podcast. #scriptchat
8:46 pm            tguest:            RT @dodgyjammer: @DreamsGrafter ah yes! gOOD ADVICE: NEVER FORGET the script is for a reader as well as a screen! #scriptchat
8:47 pm            gregstorm:            @DreamsGrafter @Tiemachine I directed my last couple of scripts and I STILL didn't write in camera directions. #scriptchat @onthepage
8:48 pm            onthepage:            @chained Experience in development. Have helped teach successful writers and develop produced material for years. #scriptchat
8:48 pm            Tiemachine:            @gregstorm I think if I knew I was directing my script I'd want to stick in camera directions while I remembered them! #scriptchat
8:49 pm            DreamsGrafter:            For more info on @onthepage: http://bit.ly/7vlBm RT @chained: @onthepage what scripts have you written or sold ? #scriptchat
8:49 pm            onthepage:            Last rule to consider breaking? Page points in act structure. Everything doesn't have to fall onto specific pages.(12, 30, etc.) #scriptchat
8:50 pm            alli_and_that:            @Tiemachine @gregstorm There's a difference between writing them into script action + making annotations as a director on script #scriptchat
8:50 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Ten minutes to go on EURO #SCRIPTCHAT ... Don't forget you can also catch @onthepage at the US chat at 8pm EST/5pm PST.
8:50 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: Last rule to consider breaking? Page points in act structure. Everything doesn't have to fall onto specific pages.(12, 30, etc.) #scriptchat
8:51 pm            PennyAsh:            @onthepage Glad to hear that, mine fall close but not right on. Was worried about that #scriptchat
8:51 pm            AlexisNiki:            We need experienced & objective viewpoints! RT @onthepage: Have helped teach writers and develop produced material for years. #scriptchat
8:51 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @onthepage Re page count and structure, what would you suggest as a guideline? #scriptchat
8:51 pm            kanundra:            Thanks for all the great pointers, heading to bed. Will catch up tomorrow. :) #scriptchat
8:51 pm            onthepage:            A better ?rule? might be: does your script feel it has at least four sections of story: Act 1 2A 2B and act 3? #scriptchat
8:51 pm            alli_and_that:            @onthepage I hate page structure rules. Every story is different. So too are the beats of a story. #scriptchat
8:51 pm            gregstorm:            @Tiemachine Because I'm a WGA writer 1st, I still want the read to be enjoyable. The direction comes through on the page. #scriptchat
8:51 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @kanundra Thanks for joining in tonight! Good night. #scriptchat
8:51 pm            Jonathan_Peace:            Sorry I missed most of Euro #scriptchat with @onthepage. Will c*tch up with US later
8:52 pm            AlexisNiki:            RT @onthepage: Last rule to consider breaking? Page points in act structure. Everything doesnt have to fall on pgs 12, 30, etc. #scriptchat
8:52 pm            onthepage:            A: @kanundra Thanks for taking part! #scriptchat
8:52 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A better ?rule? might be: does your script feel it has at least four sections of story: Act 1 2A 2B and act 3? #scriptchat
8:52 pm            devt:            Great @kidinfrontrow i/v with screenwriter Jessica Bendinger:http://tinyurl.com/28dpayc. #scriptchat
8:52 pm            jeannevb:            Always! RT @sheneeh: @jeannevb Am I aloud to pop into the euro #scriptchat? : )
8:53 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Always the transcript in the morn. ;) RT @Jonathan_Peace: Sorry I missed most of Euro #scriptchat w/ @onthepage. Will c*tch up w/ US later
8:53 pm            onthepage:            A: @alli_and_that I agree. Here's the deal: If the reader is noticing your structure, there's a problem. We should be engrossed. #scriptchat
8:53 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: A: @alli_and_that I agree. Here's the deal: If the reader is noticing your structure, there's a problem. We should be engrossed. #scriptchat
8:53 pm            willentrekin:            RT @onthepage: A better ?rule? might be: does your script feel it has at least four sections of story: Act 1 2A 2B and act 3? #scriptchat
8:55 pm            gregstorm:            @DreamsGrafter @AlexisNiki @DreamsGrafter If all writers followed rules, there would have been no Oscar noms with voice-overs #scriptchat
8:55 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Last 5 mins of EURO #Scriptchat ... any last minute questions for @onthepage? x
8:55 pm            jeannevb:            Sorry I'm missing end of EURO & Pilar @onthepage. My internet has failed me :( #scriptchat
8:55 pm            snyberg1:            Congrats to @jeannevb for doing big things! She will be on @filmcourage next Sunday!!!! #scriptchat
8:56 pm            twatterer:            @DreamsGrafter just remembered... now connected to #scriptchat from glorious Istanbul. Hello @onthepage *tips hat, raises glass* :)
8:56 pm            filmcourage:            RT @snyberg1: Congrats to @jeannevb for doing big things! She will be on @filmcourage next Sunday!!!! #scriptchat
8:56 pm            tguest:            thanks very much @onthepage - great insights #scriptchat
8:57 pm            onthepage:            A: @gregstorm I agree! Almost ALL of them had that last year. VO just stinks when people lean on it. Otherwise, can be poetic. #scriptchat
8:57 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @twatterer Hello! :D x #scriptchat
8:57 pm            onthepage:            A: @tguest Thank you! Great questions! #scriptchat
8:57 pm            DomCarver:            @DreamsGrafter @onthepage #Scriptchat Yeah, is Father Christmas real?
8:58 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Thanks so much to Pilar Alessandra / @onthepage for giving us your time tonight! #scriptchat
8:58 pm            onthepage:            @DomCarver Yes, Virginia. But, over here we call him Santa Claus. :-) #scriptchat
8:58 pm            DreamsGrafter:            @onthepage Please can you let us know when you're back in London again? Sorry we missed you last time. #scriptchat
8:58 pm            DreamsGrafter:            ;) xo RT @DomCarver: @DreamsGrafter @onthepage #Scriptchat Yeah, is Father Christmas real?
8:58 pm            onthepage:            @DreamsGrafter Thank you!! See scriptchat again at 5:00 in US. #scriptchat
8:59 pm            antonsays:            @onthepage thanks for joining us. Genuine fan of the podcast. #scriptchat
8:59 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Have a great time! x RT @onthepage: @DreamsGrafter Thank you!! See scriptchat again at 5:00 PST. #scriptchat
8:59 pm            simone257:            Agree.500 Days w/o VO?No way! RT @gregstorm: If all writers followed rules, there would have been no Oscar noms with voice-over #scriptchat
8:59 pm            onthepage:            A: @DreamsGrafter Absolutely. Just get on mailing list for bulletins www.onthepage.tv #scriptchat
8:59 pm            Spiddly:            @onthepage Thanks Pilar! Keep up the good work #scriptchat #scriptchat
8:59 pm            simone257:            Thanks to @onthepage for the many great answers! #scriptchat
8:59 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage That's why I don't think writers should get hung up on all these rules. There are fun to know and better to break. #scriptchat
8:59 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Great, will sign up. Thx! RT @onthepage: A: @DreamsGrafter Absolutely. Just get on mailing list for bulletins www.onthepage.tv #scriptchat
8:59 pm            jeannevb:            Thank you, Pilar! I'll have your margarita ready for USA #scriptchat
9:00 pm            twatterer:            @DomCarver I visited his grave last month, but, ssshhhh, don't tell the kids...@DreamsGrafter #scriptchat
9:00 pm            alli_and_that:            Thanks @DreamsGrafter for hosting and @onthepage for answering squillions of questions. Merry Christmas! #scriptchat
9:00 pm            onthepage:            Bye Europe! Write often and well! #scriptchat
9:00 pm            alli_and_that:            @gregstorm @onthepage The key point is knowing them to break them. Too many break cause they THINK they know them. They don't. #scriptchat
9:00 pm            dodgyjammer:            Thanks @onthepage for all the great advice! #scriptchat
9:00 pm            DreamsGrafter:            Thanks everyone for a great #scriptchat and thanks again to @onthepage for helping us writers free ourselves up! x
9:01 pm            DreamsGrafter:            RT @onthepage: Bye Europe! Write often and well! #scriptchat
9:01 pm            Tiemachine:            @onthepage @DreamsGrafter Thanks for great #scriptchat! Always glad to have new rules to break!
9:01 pm            dodgyjammer:            RT @alli_and_that: Thanks @DreamsGrafter for hosting and @onthepage for answering squillions of questions. Merry Christmas! #scriptchat
9:01 pm            laundrymoneymov:            RT @onthepage: Next rule you can break: Your hero doesn?t have to be the only person to save the day. #scriptchat
9:01 pm            AlexisNiki:            Thanks for your time & insights. RT @onthepage Bye Europe! Write often and well! #scriptchat
9:01 pm            dodgyjammer:            RT @DreamsGrafter: RT @onthepage: Bye Europe! Write often and well! #scriptchat
9:02 pm            laundrymoneymov:            RT @onthepage: Last rule to consider breaking? Page points in act structure. Everything doesn't have to fall onto specific pages.(12, 30, etc.) #scriptchat
9:02 pm            gregstorm:            @onthepage Thanks Pilar for having a great podcast. You make long drives a pleasure. Keep up the excellent work! #scriptchat
9:03 pm            DreamsGrafter:            So that was the last Euro #Scriptchat until 9th January! US returns on 2nd January. #iamsuchaslacker! ;) xox


USA CHAT:

1:01 am            SPCWrite:            RT @jeannevb: it's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK Welcome Pilar! @onthepage
1:01 am            jeannevb:            So thrilled to have @onthepage here tonight to talk Rules You CAN Break! #scriptchat
1:01 am            snyberg1:            Lol RT @RickRapier: My first question for @onthepage is why she has so many followers but follows only 1! ;) #scriptchat
1:01 am            tracinell:            hello #scriptchatters... winks to @TheWriteScript and @WellScripted ;) #scriptchat
1:02 am            onthepage:            Thanks! I did this at 12:00 and was scared. Now, I'm REALLY scared! :-) #scriptchat
1:02 am            beingbrad:            @onthepage is the bee's knees #scriptchat
1:02 am            TheWriteScript:            @tracinell Yes! Come sit by me, please. Then I'll be in the cool group. #scriptchat
1:02 am            SPCWrite:            waves hello...#scriptchat peeps.
1:02 am            Molly_DSM:            ((OOC: I'll be in #Scriptchat at my SG account for an hour or so & will return))
1:02 am            Jordan_Gerner:            Hello! #scriptchat
1:02 am            jeannevb:            I want to thank her longtime friend @DavidLNewhoff for hooking us up with @onthepage #scriptchat
1:02 am            zacsanford2:            Aw, no need to be. :) RT @onthepage: Thanks! I did this at 12:00 and was scared. Now, Im REALLY scared! :-) #scriptchat
1:02 am            DerisiveDoll:            Settling into #scriptchat with a nice big piece of b-day cake! Perfect night. :) #scriptchat
1:02 am            jeannevb:            haha you'll be fine ;) RT @onthepage: Thanks! I did this at 12:00 and was scared. Now, Im REALLY scared! :-) #scriptchat
1:02 am            tracinell:            teehee, @TheWriteScript scooch. :) #scriptchat
1:03 am            beingbrad:            dammit, I have to go. Presents time. Press on! #scriptchat
1:03 am            GCGeek:            Hello #treefort, ScriptChatters and @onthepage!!! Very excited for tonight's chat! #scriptchat
1:03 am            onthepage:            A: @jeannevb @DavidLNewhoff Hi David! He rocks. #scriptchat
1:03 am            yeah_write:            We're here for you. RT @onthepage: Thanks! I did this at 12:00 and was scared. Now, Im REALLY scared! :-) #scriptchat
1:03 am            beingbrad:            happy holidays all. #scriptchat
1:03 am            TheWriteScript:            @DerisiveDoll Happy Birthday, friend. #scriptchat
1:04 am            KageyNYC:            I have to agree. :) RT @onthepage: A: @jeannevb @DavidLNewhoff Hi David! He rocks. #scriptchat
1:04 am            jeannevb:            So @onthepage kicked it at EURO giving us tips on what rules can be broken. Go ahead and ask her some Q's! #scriptchat
1:04 am            DerisiveDoll:            @TheWriteScript Thank you so much, dollface! :) #scriptchat
1:04 am            SharkGoddess:            @SPCWrite Yeah I'm here ! #scriptchat
1:04 am            onthepage:            A: @snyberg1 I only follow my husband @Pat_Francis ... because he makes me. (And he's funny too.) #scriptchat
1:04 am            TheWriteScript:            Hi Pilar. Thanks for being here. #scriptchat
1:05 am            KageyNYC:            RT @filmcourage Congrats to@jeannevb for winning the friendly competition to be on @FilmCourage on 12/26. http://fb.me/AhB2K6XS #scriptchat
1:05 am            zacsanford2:            Oh, and if you haven't already done so, make sure you subscribe to the @onthepage podcast in iTunes. Tons of useful info. #scriptchat
1:05 am            WellScripted:            Hey darlin', how is ya? RT @tracinell: Hello #ScriptChatters... (#ScriptChat)
1:05 am            onthepage:            A: @TheWriteScript Thank you! I hope I don't repeat myself from Euro chat too much. If I do, please forgive. #scriptchat
1:05 am            tracinell:            @onthepage Q. What's the biggest rule that can be broken? #scriptchat
1:05 am            TheWriteScript:            Q. What are some rule-breakers for breaking in for those of us outside the biz? #scriptchat
1:05 am            zacsanford2:            If anyone has a question for @onthepage, as always, make sure you put a Q at the beginning of your tweet so she can find it. #scriptchat
1:06 am            tracinell:            RT @TheWriteScript: Q. What are some rule-breakers for breaking in for those of us outside the biz? #scriptchat
1:06 am            robertcarroll:            RT @zacsanford2 And if you haven't already done so, make sure you subscribe to the @onthepage podcast. Tons of useful info. #scriptchat
1:06 am            TheWriteScript:            @tracinell Six minutes in and you're already in my head. Yikes. #scriptchat
1:06 am            jeannevb:            HAHA RT @onthepage: A: @snyberg1 I only follow my husband @Pat_Francis ... because he makes me. (And hes funny too.) #scriptchat
1:06 am            art1032:            Welcome Pilar. Thank you for sharing w/us. #scriptchat
1:06 am            tracinell:            so much better now that you're here! ;) RT @WellScripted: Hey darlin, how is ya? RT @tracinell: Hello #ScriptChatters... #scriptchat
1:07 am            jeannevb:            @onthepage no problem about repeating fr EURO, most of the USAers dont' attend both :) #scriptchat
1:07 am            tracinell:            ditto! RT @TheWriteScript: @tracinell Six minutes in and youre already in my head. Yikes. #scriptchat
1:07 am            TheWriteScript:            @zacsanford2 But it's a rule-breaking night, Zac. #scriptchat
1:07 am            Exoc0r:            Hello everybody. Nice to meet you @onthepage #scriptchat
1:07 am            TheWriteScript:            @tracinell @WellScripted I heard that. Was I not witty enough? #scriptchat
1:08 am            zacsanford2:            So very true. Let anarchy run rampant. RT @TheWriteScript: @zacsanford2 But its a rule-breaking night, Zac. #scriptchat
1:08 am            onthepage:            A: @tracinell The idea that character must be "likeable." He can be interesting when awful. Gives him room to grow. #scriptchat
1:08 am            andrewhalluk:            So to extend my question to everyone, what's the more rewarding format in which to write a human story: screenplay or novel? #scriptchat
1:08 am            TheWriteScript:            Q. What are rules that absolutely should NOT be broken? #scriptchat
1:08 am            tracinell:            @TheWriteScripted I'm sitting next to you, aren't I? ;) #scriptchat
1:09 am            jeannevb:            fyi, my tweetchat is going VERY slowly, so I apologize if I'm not keeping up with the convo @onthepage #scriptchat
1:09 am            tracinell:            oooo, like that, thank you for the response. RT @onthepage: A: @tracinell The idea that character must be "likeable." #scriptchat
1:09 am            WellScripted:            Hehehe oh you gem! RT @tracinell: So much better now that you're here! ;) (#ScriptChat)
1:10 am            Jordan_Gerner:            RT @onthepage: The idea that character must be "likeable." He can be interesting when awful. Gives him room to grow. #scriptchat
1:10 am            DerisiveDoll:            RT @TheWriteScript: Q. What are rules that absolutely should NOT be broken? #scriptchat
1:10 am            onthepage:            Likeability issue definitely a problem with female characters. Go with human. Stop trying to endear. #scriptchat
1:10 am            SharkGoddess:            @nellie_19 HI, it's #scriptchat time.. yayyy!
1:10 am            TheWriteScript:            @tracinell @TheWriteScripted And now you're doing a mashup with our IDs? This is NOT how you get a spot in my writer's room. LOL #scriptchat
1:10 am            tracinell:            @tracinell @TheWriteScript oops, I just made up a new person with the "WriteScripted!" #scriptchat
1:10 am            sheneeh:            @onthepage Outlining kills my creativiy, is there a way to break this "rule" but still have something that isn't a mess? #scriptchat
1:11 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: Likeability issue definitely a problem with female characters. Go with human. Stop trying to endear. #scriptchat
1:11 am            jeannevb:            RT @onthepage: Likeability issue definitely a problem with female characters. Go with human. Stop trying to endear. #scriptchat
1:11 am            onthepage:            A: @TheWriteScript I am a stickler for under 120 page rule. BUT folks need to know that a min per page is NOT a rule. It varies. #scriptchat
1:11 am            tracinell:            good Q. RT @DerisiveDoll: RT @TheWriteScript: Q. What are rules that absolutely should NOT be broken? #scriptchat
1:12 am            onthepage:            A: @sheneeh Don't make outlining your bible. Make it your guide. I suggest just knowing main intention of acts and sequences. #scriptchat
1:13 am            dwacon:            @onthepage I get some neg comments when writing strong female characters. Hollywood wants Stepford Characters. #scriptchat
1:13 am            LIScreenWriter:            Greetings all. This is my first ScriptChat. #scriptchat
1:13 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: A: @TheWriteScript I am a stickler for under 120 page rule, but a min per page is NOT a rule #scriptchat
1:13 am            TheWriteScript:            Q. Are there some some rules that, if broken, will mark the writer as a neophyte? #scriptchat
1:13 am            beingbrad:            @dwacon negative comments from whom? #scriptchat
1:13 am            TheWriteScript:            @LIScreenWriter We love virgins. Welcome. #scriptchat
1:13 am            onthepage:            A: @dwacon I agree and it's a shame. Perhaps Apatow's "Bridesmaids" will change that? #scriptchat
1:13 am            beingbrad:            @LIScreenWriter welcome #scriptchat
1:14 am            art1032:            Welcome! :) @LIScreenWriter Greetings all. This is my first ScriptChat. #scriptchat
1:14 am            yeah_write:            Welcome. We have a guest tonight @onthepage RT @LIScreenWriter: Greetings all. This is my first ScriptChat. #scriptchat #scriptchat
1:14 am            GCGeek:            @LIScreenWriter Welcome! #scriptchat
1:14 am            tracinell:            I'm just RT-er of genius 2nite. RT @TheWriteScript: @LIScreenWriter We love virgins. Welcome. #scriptchat
1:14 am            JillCassie:            Yay just got home in time to join the #scriptchat. I'm new to this so somebody help me out
1:14 am            onthepage:            A: @TheWriteScript I think the "crazy font" thing is a give-away -- but I'm a believer that the rules really are changing. #scriptchat
1:14 am            The_Jodi:            Congrats Ms J! RT Congrats@jeannevb for winning the friendly competition to be on @FilmCourage on 12/26. http://bit.ly/f6i8D9 #scriptchat
1:15 am            snyberg1:            RT @onthepage: A: I am a stickler for under 120 page rule. BUT folks need to know that a min per page is NOT a rule. It varies. #scriptchat
1:15 am            dwacon:            @beingbrad From readers of my award winning script (featured in the Beverly Hills Film Festival) offering ?helpful notes? #scriptchat
1:15 am            zacsanford2:            @JillCassie Easiest to follow the chat at http://tweetchat.com/room/scriptchat - and it will automatically put in the hashtag. #scriptchat
1:15 am            LIScreenWriter:            @all - Thank you for the welcome. #scriptchat
1:15 am            peter_halasz:            Q. The hero outright refuses the quest but 5 min later is all in. Can writers break this cliché structure? (please) #scriptchat
1:15 am            onthepage:            Know the rules, then purposely break ONE. That will give your script a stamp; something unique that makes it stand out. #scriptchat
1:15 am            TheWriteScript:            @onthepage What's the buzz on Bridesmaids...is that the SNL woman's comedy? #scriptchat
1:15 am            dianewms:            Hello #scriptchat -ers. I just got back from seeing 127 Hours! (King's Speech was sold out.) James Franco and Danny Boyle: masterful job.
1:15 am            Scatoma:            Strewnfields weekly chapter_ http://scr.bi/9RUfkI #amwriting #writing #bookbuzzr #scriptchat #fiction #novels #writers #reading #Books
1:15 am            yeah_write:            @JillCassie Welcome, we have a guest tonight. @onthepage She answering screenwriting question. #scriptchat
1:16 am            snyberg1:            RT @jeannevb: RT @onthepage: Likeability issue definitely a problem w/ female characters. Go w/ human. Stop trying to endear. #scriptchat
1:16 am            jeannevb:            Internet down!!! GRRR @zacsanford2 can u take the lead? Sorry @onthepage :( Trying to get it working! #scriptchat
1:16 am            onthepage:            A: @peter_halasz Yes, they can. What if they jumped in and THAT caused the big problem at end of act one? Try it! #scriptchat
1:16 am            GCGeek:            @onthepage Q: Hi, Pilar! Thoughts TV writing? Applying to fellowships like Nick in February w/sit-com spec. Rules to break? #scriptchat
1:16 am            zacsanford2:            @jeannevb We've got you covered. :) Relax the hand. #scriptchat
1:16 am            yeah_write:            @dianewms Hi, glad you made it! #scriptchat
1:16 am            art1032:            Welcome to you too. :) @Jill Cassie JillCassie Yay just got home in time to join the #scriptchat. I'm new to this so somebody help me out
1:16 am            dwacon:            @onthepage Will have to see it to determine if it is BRIDE WARS II or?? But I think comedies have more leeway than other genres #scriptchat
1:16 am            SharkGoddess:            #scriptchat Hello newbs! Hello ALL!
1:17 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage That's awesome! break the rules. :P #scriptchat
1:17 am            LIScreenWriter:            @onthepage - Hi Pilar. If you are a new writer how will your script be received if you break the rules? #scriptchat
1:17 am            TheWriteScript:            @onthepage LOL on the crazy font. [making notes] #scriptchat
1:17 am            peter_halasz:            RT @onthepage: A: @peter_halasz Yes, they can. What if they jumped in and THAT caused the big problem at end of act one? Try it! #scriptchat
1:17 am            jeannevb:            Best #treefort EVER xo RT @zacsanford2: @jeannevb We've got you covered. :) Relax the hand. #scriptchat
1:17 am            snyberg1:            RT @onthepage: Know the rules, then purposely break 1. It'll give your script a stamp; something unique that makes it stand out. #scriptchat
1:18 am            Exoc0r:            Welcome @LIScreenWriter I'm kind of new to this too. #scriptchat
1:18 am            Jordan_Gerner:            @onthepage How many scripts should you write before attempting to break the 3 act structure? #scriptchat
1:18 am            onthepage:            A: @GCGeek Just had rep from Nick Fellowship on OnthePage Podcast. Interesting that she prefers samples for grownup shows. #scriptchat
1:18 am            peter_halasz:            @onthepage great answer, thanks! #scriptchat
1:19 am            GCGeek:            @onthepage I've read it does not need to be kid-friendly. And ANOTHER reason to catch up on your podcasts! #scriptchat
1:19 am            snyberg1:            RT @The_Jodi: Congrats @jeannevb for winning the friendly competition to be on @FilmCourage on 12/26. http://bit.ly/f6i8D9 #scriptchat
1:19 am            tracinell:            @onthepage Q. do you have a favorite rule to break--in screenwriting, ;) #scriptchat
1:19 am            The_Jodi:            @dwacon What's funny about #Bride Wars is that apparently someone thought those characters were likable! #scriptchat
1:19 am            sheneeh:            Can I ask another? @onthepage Can you give an example of a movie ( or movies ) that break the rules with amazing results? : )#scriptchat
1:19 am            jeannevb:            More info on @onthepage website www.onthepage.tv - check out her podcasts! #scriptchat
1:19 am            onthepage:            A: @Jordan_Gerner 3-Acts simply means beginning, middle and end. Regardless, you'll have that. So ... try it with your first. #scriptchat
1:19 am            Jordan_Gerner:            RT @onthepage: Know the rules, then purposely break ONE. That will give your script a stamp; something unique that makes it stand out. #scriptchat
1:19 am            tracinell:            yay! RT @snyberg1: RT @The_Jodi: Congrats @jeannevb for winning the friendly competition to be on @FilmCourage #scriptchat
1:20 am            zacsanford2:            @sheneeh I know you didn'[t ask me, but Wall-E opens with almost 30 minutes of no dialogue and I thought it was genius. #scriptchat
1:20 am            art1032:            RT @tracinell: yay! RT @snyberg1: RT @The_Jodi: Congrats @jeannevb for winning the friendly competition to be on @FilmCourage #scriptchat
1:21 am            snyberg1:            RT @sheneeh: @onthepage Can you give an example of a movie ( or movies ) that break the rules with amazing results? : )#scriptchat
1:21 am            dwacon:            @The_Jodi Likeability isn?t all that. We stare at a car wreck after two aggressive morons dueled it out on the highway? ;^) #scriptchat
1:21 am            GCGeek:            Pimp Karma RT @The_Jodi: Congrats Ms J! RT Congrats@jeannevb for winning the friendly competition to be on @FilmCourage on 12/26 #scriptchat
1:21 am            jeannevb:            PIlar's class Six Steps to a Screenplay starts in LA Jan 8 - Feb 12 http://www.onthepage.tv/firstDraft.php #scriptchat
1:21 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage @Jordan_Gerner I wanted to break the 3 acts, But it just kept enduring throughout. #scriptchat
1:21 am            onthepage:            3 act structure does not have to be by the numbers. Don't have to make inciting incident land on p.12; act break on p.30, etc. #scriptchat
1:21 am            tracinell:            truth. RT @zacsanford2: @sheneeh Wall-E opens with almost 30 minutes of no dialogue and I thought it was genius. #scriptchat
1:21 am            PeevishPenman:            RT @jeannevb: PIlar's class Six Steps to a Screenplay starts in LA Jan 8 - Feb 12 http://www.onthepage.tv/firstDraft.php #scriptchat
1:21 am            JillCassie:            I'm just trying to follow this conversation first before I start asking anything #scriptchat and thanks for the warm welcome! :)
1:22 am            dianewms:            127 Hours has several minutes of no dialogue in several places. You're in Ralston's predicament with him. No need to narrate. #scriptchat
1:22 am            yeah_write:            @JillCassie Some nights it's hard to keep up with reading, never mind trying to ask a question. lol #scriptchat
1:22 am            tracinell:            *winks* hi @GCGeek #scriptchat
1:22 am            sheneeh:            @zacsanford2 I agree ---- and especially since that's a kid's movie. Insane risk taking : ) #scriptchat
1:22 am            dwacon:            @zacsanford2 @sheneeh Wall-E = shades of Chaplin? Keaton? et. al. #scriptchat
1:23 am            Jordan_Gerner:            RT @onthepage: 3 act structure does not have to be by the numbers. Don't have to make inciting incident land on p.12; act break on p.30, etc. #scriptchat
1:23 am            Exoc0r:            @JillCassie Welcome, I'm new too. Well, this will be my third time. #scriptchat
1:23 am            jeannevb:            @JillCassie welcome! it's easiest to chat via http://tweetchat.com/room/scriptchat #scriptchat
1:23 am            LIScreenWriter:            @onthepage - How firm is the 120 page rule? What if you need 120 pages to tell your story? #scriptchat
1:23 am            tracinell:            not just me? :) RT @yeah_write: @JillCassie Some nights its hard to keep up with reading, never mind trying to ask a question. #scriptchat
1:23 am            GCGeek:            @JillCassie We all start shy (I did). Entire transcript is posted later so don't worry about catching everything. :-) #scriptchat
1:23 am            onthepage:            A: @sheneeh Momento. Pulp Fiction. (For structure AND for likeability). #scriptchat
1:23 am            Exoc0r:            RT @Jordan_Gerner: RT @onthepage: 3 act structure does not have to be by the numbers. Dont have to make inciting incident land #scriptchat
1:23 am            SPCWrite:            @nellie_19 what is up? Not much, I'm lurking in #scriptchat lol.
1:24 am            PennyAsh:            @zacsanford2 If I recall right Black Stallion also has a lot of no dialog scenes #scriptchat
1:24 am            GCGeek:            @tracinell *blush* hi fave twitter hand model! #scriptchat
1:24 am            Exoc0r:            I love pulp fiction! #scriptchat
1:24 am            SharkGoddess:            @nellie_19 #scriptchat Check it out
1:24 am            dianewms:            @sheneeh @zacsanford2 Wall-E isn't "just" a kids' movie. It's one of my all-time favorites. Lots of jokes R over kids' heads. #scriptchat
1:24 am            tracinell:            hmm, shy is subjective, ;)RT @GCGeek: @JillCassie We all start shy (I did). Entire transcript is posted later... #scriptchat
1:24 am            Pat_Francis:            @onthepage I am breaking a rule right now by interrupting your tweet chat! I love you! #scriptchat
1:25 am            JillCassie:            @yeah_write yeah I noticed! Lol but I'm trying my best :) #scriptchat
1:25 am            onthepage:            A: @LIScreenWriter A script can still be paced to film in a way that's expansive or nicely slow. #scriptchat
1:25 am            jeannevb:            awww :) RT @Pat_Francis: @onthepage I am breaking a rule right now by interrupting your tweet chat! I love you! #scriptchat
1:25 am            yeah_write:            @JillCassie You can find the transcript later tonight at www.scriptchat.com #scriptchat
1:25 am            onthepage:            A: @Pat_Francis Hey, I'm working, here! ;-) #scriptchat
1:25 am            Todfilm:            Speaking of breaking the rules, the script for The Social Network starts with an 8 page dialogue scene. #scriptchat
1:26 am            yeah_write:            @Todfilm But that movie was soooo boring. IMHO #scriptchat
1:26 am            dianewms:            @onthepage My historic, epic action-adventure will have 3 acts & will move at a good pace, but beats won't hit the classic spots #scriptchat
1:26 am            JillCassie:            @jeannevb I will definitely do that when I'm on my computer :) #scriptchat
1:26 am            onthepage:            Back to pacing: Uninterrupted dialogue on page? Could be 30 seconds per. Dense action? Could be 2 minutes. #scriptchat
1:26 am            GCGeek:            @tracinell @GCGeek @JillCassie Not shy anymore! I lurked for a while - I was so afraid I was going to embarrass my n00b self. #scriptchat
1:26 am            Todfilm:            @yeah_write Say what you will, the script will probably get nominated and may even win the Oscar. #scriptchat
1:27 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: Back to pacing: Uninterrupted dialogue on page? Could be 30 seconds per. Dense action? Could be 2 minutes. #scriptchat
1:27 am            onthepage:            A: @dianewms Reader only pays attention to structure when thrown out of story. Engross us and we won't bother with it. #scriptchat
1:27 am            dwacon:            I recall a script on last year?s black list that broke rules and got lots of attention. #scriptchat
1:27 am            twatterer:            @Todfilm yeah, but he can do what he wants. #scriptchat #scriptchat
1:27 am            filmcourage:            #ScriptChat happening right now! Pretty cool! Shout to all our screenwriters! - http://bit.ly/e5pJS
1:27 am            dianewms:            @PennyAsh @zacsanford2 Yup. Black Stallion told its story with images on the island after the shipwreck--but still 3 acts. #scriptchat
1:27 am            yeah_write:            @Todfilm you are probably right. but not everyone likes the oscar nominees #scriptchat
1:28 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage Q My entire third act is a battle sequence. Is that an okay rule to break? #scriptchat
1:28 am            Eric_Elfman:            Special dispensation for Pixar & Sorkind. It's harder to break the rules when you're new. #scriptchat
1:28 am            PennyAsh:            @dianewms Thought so. Love that movie. Been awhile since I watched it #scriptchat
1:28 am            GCGeek:            @tracinell You know, like including myself in the reply, which I just did. So glad there's a transcript for posterity. #scriptchat
1:28 am            Todfilm:            @yeah_write that's the nature of film. Not everyone likes every film. Art is subjective. #scriptchat
1:28 am            JillCassie:            @GCGeek ok because I'm already a little lost :) I'll be waiting for the transcript. #scriptchat
1:28 am            yeah_write:            @onthepage So basically make the reader forget he's reading. #scriptchat
1:29 am            JillCassie:            @yeah_write thanks for the info :-) #scriptchat
1:29 am            KageyNYC:            Yay, thanks David & Karen! RT @filmcourage #ScriptChat happening right now! Pretty cool! Shout to all our screenwriters! http://bit.ly/e5pJS
1:29 am            LIScreenWriter:            @Eric_Elfman - Agreed. #scriptchat
1:29 am            onthepage:            Have we talked VO yet? THAT'S a rule that everyone's scared of. My thoughts: well written, it can add poetry. #scriptchat
1:29 am            twatterer:            @yeah_write @Todfilm I thought the SN script was a good read, but I have no interest in seeing the movie. #scriptchat #scriptchat
1:29 am            tracinell:            @onthepage Q. I'm afraid I don't know enough to ask a good Q., would you just vomit out what you know to be the best advice? #scriptchat
1:29 am            jeannevb:            for any new chatters, we post a transcript on www.scriptchat.com after every chat. TONS of resources there too! #scriptchat
1:29 am            onthepage:            A: @yeah_write Yes! If I'm caught up in a script the writer can break every rule in the book and I don't care! #scriptchat
1:29 am            GCGeek:            @JillCassie :-) Pacing takes some getting used to. Tweetchat kind of blurts them at you. Others like using tweetdeck. #scriptchat
1:30 am            GCGeek:            Holla RT @onthepage: Have we talked VO yet? THATS a rule that everyones scared of. My thoughts: well written, it can add poetry. #scriptchat
1:30 am            Exoc0r:            @twatterer @yeah_write @Todfilm I liked the script never seen the movie. yet. #scriptchat
1:30 am            jeannevb:            @tracinell fyi, @onthepage is too pretty to vomit #justsayin ;) #scriptchat
1:30 am            Todfilm:            Personal taste doesn't mean much. I am not a fan of a lot of the Oscar bait films that are out there. But they get made. #scriptchat
1:30 am            tracinell:            @onthepage maybe 'vomit' wasn't the best word... ;) #scriptchat
1:30 am            zacsanford2:            @onthepage I think good VO may be the toughest tool for screenwriters. Most use it as a crutch in the storytelling process. #scriptchat
1:30 am            twatterer:            @jeannevb hey you, fab news about the radio gig! Glass raised and hat tipped, as ever. x #scriptchat #scriptchat
1:30 am            jeannevb:            WOOT RT @onthepage: A: @yeah_write Yes! If Im caught up in a script the writer can break every rule in the book & I dont care! #scriptchat
1:31 am            Jordan_Gerner:            @onthepage What about flashbacks? Some say it slows the pacing too much, or ruins it. What do you think? #scriptchat
1:31 am            onthepage:            A: @Exoc0r If entire act 3 is battle sequence, is it broken into story beats? Just watch flatlining with action. #scriptchat
1:31 am            jeannevb:            Thanks! :) RT @twatterer: @jeannevb hey you, fab news about the radio gig! Glass raised and hat tipped, as ever. x #scriptchat #scriptchat
1:31 am            dianewms:            @yeah_write You thought Social Network was boring? What if it had been about Twitter instead of Facebook? ;-) #scriptchat
1:31 am            zacsanford2:            @jeannevb I thought your internet wasn't working? Or maybe you're just a wiz on the cellphone. #scriptchat
1:31 am            KarenWorden:            SCREENWRITERS! Get in on the #scriptchat right now! Here's the link - http://bit.ly/e5pJS (there's one more for you @KageyNYC )
1:31 am            sheneeh:            @onthepage Dialog -nonstop dialog can be done so well in some movies (Social Media) and make a movie drag on in another. #scriptchat
1:31 am            filmcourage:            SCREENWRITERS! Get in on the #scriptchat right now! Here's the link - http://bit.ly/e5pJS (there's one more for you @KageyNYC )
1:31 am            davidbranin:            SCREENWRITERS! Get in on the #scriptchat right now! Here's the link - http://bit.ly/e5pJS (there's one more for you @KageyNYC )
1:31 am            tracinell:            I knew that, I'm such a shmuck! can women be shmucks?RT @jeannevb: @tracinell fyi, @onthepage is too pretty to vomit #justsayin #scriptchat
1:31 am            The_Jodi:            (Sidenote re: Black List. How did Sorkin get on? Sheesh!) #scriptchat
1:31 am            yeah_write:            @dianewms Oh god, even worse! lol #scriptchat
1:32 am            jeannevb:            fyi, i have one hand on ice (crushed it putting on plow) & typing w the other. This leaves NO hands to drink tequila ;( #scriptchat
1:32 am            onthepage:            A: @zacsanford2 True! And that's why we dread it! But, it can add emotional subtext (Shawshank) or provide punchline (Election). #scriptchat
1:32 am            sheneeh:            @sheneeh @onthepage social network, I mean #scriptchat
1:32 am            dianewms:            @PennyAsh I met Walter Farley at the Wash Intl Horse Show and saw 1 of the BS horses. Movie was 2 far removed from book 4 me. #scriptchat
1:32 am            jeannevb:            @davidbranin MR. Film Courage is IN THE HOUSE! ;) Thanks for the pimping, David! xo @KageyNYC #scriptchat
1:32 am            KageyNYC:            @karenworden @davidbranin Haha, well now you're just spoiling us. :) #scriptchat
1:33 am            zacsanford2:            @The_Jodi Sadly with the Black List now any film not released in the calendar year can make it. No longer is it just unprod. #scriptchat
1:33 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage @Exoc0r I do have a beginning middle and end. Thank you so much. #scriptchat
1:33 am            onthepage:            A: @Jordan_Gerner Flashbacks suck when they show you what you know. They can be engaging if they reveal a new truth. #scriptchat
1:33 am            jeannevb:            @zacsanford2 i reset the internet.... shhh... it might hear me & stop working #scriptchat
1:33 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: A: @zacsanford2 True! And thats why we dread it! But, it can add emotional subtext or provide punchline. #scriptchat
1:33 am            yeah_write:            @onthepage Shawshank and Election, great examples! What about Usual Suspects? #scriptchat
1:34 am            onthepage:            For VO & Flashback make your own "writer rule." Decide who gets to narrate and why. For flashback, what new story will be told? #scriptchat
1:34 am            takehisaohtani:            RT @peter_halasz: @onthepage great answer, thanks! #scriptchat
1:34 am            onthepage:            A: @Exoc0r Yay! You've got structure, babeee! :-) #scriptchat
1:34 am            PennyAsh:            @dianewms I loved the way it was shot, especially the scenery at the beginning. Don't think I ever read the book :) #scriptchat
1:34 am            Todfilm:            What about Casino? Excellent use of VO but I feel only Scorsese would have the balls to do it like that. #scriptchat
1:34 am            yeah_write:            RT @onthepage: @Jordan_Gerner Flashbacks suck when they show u what you know. They can be engaging if they reveal a new truth. #scriptchat
1:34 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: For VO & Flashback... Decide who gets to narrate and why. For flashback, what new story will be told? #scriptchat
1:35 am            LuGhno:            hello every one. @Onthepage Q: What makes for a good prologue? #scriptchat
1:35 am            zacsanford2:            A great read for VO is The Informant. They used dual dialogue to show what was spoken in the scene muted out by the VO. #scriptchat
1:35 am            onthepage:            How the heck do you fit the margaritas into a night like this? :-) #scriptchat
1:35 am            jeannevb:            RT @onthepage: VO & Flashback make ur own "writer rule" Decide who gets to narrate & why Flashback: what new story will be told? #scriptchat
1:36 am            yeah_write:            One full year of Sundays you get used to it. RT @onthepage: How the heck do you fit the margaritas into a night like this? :-) #scriptchat
1:36 am            dianewms:            "make the reader forget he's reading" Xcelent! Friend read Machine Gun Preacher script, w/ no exp. w/ scripts and loved it. #scriptchat
1:36 am            jeannevb:            *pours* that's my job ;) RT @onthepage: How the heck do you fit the margaritas into a night like this? :-) #scriptchat
1:36 am            SPCWrite:            @nellie_19 oh sorry, its a weekly chat that goes on here it's called: #scriptchat. with that hashtag.
1:36 am            PennyAsh:            @jeannevb Can't imagine Dexter without VO and flashback #scriptchat
1:36 am            filmcourage:            RT @onthepage: A: @Jordan_Gerner Flashbacks suck when they show U what U know. They can be engaging if they reveal a new truth. #scriptchat
1:37 am            davidwardfilm:            RT @filmcourage: SCREENWRITERS! Get in on the #scriptchat right now! Here's the link - http://bit.ly/e5pJS
1:37 am            dianewms:            @jeannevb Use a straw for the tequila. #scriptchat
1:37 am            onthepage:            A: @LuGhno I'm a huge fan of great first act teaser. A flash-forward to conflict to come! #scriptchat
1:37 am            yeah_write:            @dianewms If you can make some1 not used to reading scripts forget they're reading, that's even better! #scriptchat
1:37 am            jeannevb:            my girl is hooked on that show ;) RT @PennyAsh: @jeannevb Cant imagine Dexter without VO and flashback #scriptchat
1:37 am            kabensi:            @PennyAsh @jeannevb That's because Dexter is about being inside of someone's mind, along for the ride. #scriptchat
1:37 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: A: @LuGhno Im a huge fan of great first act teaser. A flash-forward to conflict to come! #scriptchat
1:37 am            kabensi:            @PennyAsh @jeannevb That's because Dexter is about being inside of someone's mind, along for the ride. #scriptchat
1:37 am            tyronebreauxjr:            Hello folks #scriptchat
1:38 am            KageyNYC:            Use a straw. Look ma, no hands! ;) RT @onthepage: How the heck do you fit the margaritas into a night like this? :-) #scriptchat
1:38 am            PennyAsh:            @jeannevb She should read the books too :) totally different yet the same #scriptchat
1:38 am            Duwli:            RT @filmcourage: RT @onthepage: A: @Jordan_Gerner Flashbacks suck when they show U what U know. They can be engaging if they reveal a new truth. #scriptchat
1:38 am            GCGeek:            @Jeannevb said they were mandatory. Hey! RT @onthepage: How the heck do you fit the margaritas into a night like this? :-) #scriptchat
1:38 am            jeannevb:            @tyronebreauxjr welcome! #scriptchat
1:38 am            dianewms:            @jeannevb "1 hand on ice" -- Ewww: speaking of 127 Hours! Hope it will be OK. #scriptchat
1:38 am            tyronebreauxjr:            @jeannevb @tyronebreauxjr thanks #scriptchat
1:38 am            GCGeek:            Agree! RT @yeah_write: @dianewms If you can make some1 not used to reading scripts forget theyre reading, thats even better! #scriptchat
1:38 am            onthepage:            Bottom line here is that readers, execs, producers, etc. want to be surprised. So, know formula ... but don't write it. #scriptchat
1:38 am            PennyAsh:            @kabensi @jeannevb Exactly, love movies & shows like that #scriptchat
1:39 am            jeannevb:            In case u came late, our guest is Pilar Alessandra @onthepage talking Rules you CAN break! Ask away #scriptchat
1:39 am            WellScripted:            I think it would totally bomb without. RT @PennyAsh: @jeannevb Can't imagine #Dexter without VO and flashback (#ScriptChat)
1:39 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: Bottom line, readers, execs, producers, etc. want to be surprised. So, know formula ... but dont write it. #scriptchat
1:39 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage Form not formula? #scriptchat
1:39 am            GCGeek:            RT @onthepage: Bottom line here is that readers, execs, producers... want to be surprised. So, know formula... but dont write it #scriptchat
1:39 am            jeannevb:            now that's perspective ;) xo RT @dianewms: @jeannevb "1 hand on ice" -- Ewww: speaking of 127 Hours! Hope it will be OK. #scriptchat
1:39 am            zacsanford2:            RT @onthepage: Bottom line here is that readers, execs, producers, etc want to be surprised. So, know formula but dont write it. #scriptchat
1:39 am            PennyAsh:            @onthepage What about movies where the mc speaks directly to the audience? #scriptchat
1:39 am            onthepage:            Another rule that can and should be broken is the "no emotion in scene direction" rule. Break that one! #scriptchat
1:40 am            dianewms:            @PennyAsh @dianewms Got Farley's autograph in a first edition Black Stallion. Read it! He wrote it when 17 in high school. #scriptchat
1:40 am            kabensi:            @PennyAsh I think the crime/noir genre is best suited for VO. Veronica Mars is another example. #scriptchat
1:40 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: Another rule that can and should be broken is the "no emotion in scene direction" rule. Break that one! #scriptchat
1:40 am            onthepage:            A: @Exoc0r Oooh, I like that! #scriptchat
1:40 am            KageyNYC:            #scriptchat is on now http://bit.ly/e5pJS RT @jeannevb In case u came late guest is Pilar Alessandra @onthepage talking Rules you CAN break!
1:40 am            booksbelow:            Q. Would you say you have to make the flashbacks necessary? #scriptchat
1:40 am            PennyAsh:            @dianewms I'll add it to my tbr list :) #scriptchat
1:40 am            jeannevb:            sweet RT @onthepage: Another rule that can and should be broken is the "no emotion in scene direction" rule. Break that one! #scriptchat
1:41 am            kabensi:            @onthepage How about don't "direct" scenes, just write them? #scriptchat
1:41 am            tracinell:            @onthepage is that where 'make it readable' fits in? #scriptchat
1:41 am            dianewms:            @onthepage The real question is how to fit scriptchat into the margaritas! With salt! #scriptchat
1:41 am            onthepage:            A: @PennyAsh This is a tough one because it can feel so intrusive. Use or lose. Commit to audience as cast member or don't do it #scriptchat
1:41 am            booksbelow:            Tonight it's eggnog with rum! #scriptchat
1:42 am            jeannevb:            *refills all* RT @dianewms: @onthepage The real question is how to fit scriptchat into the margaritas! With salt! #scriptchat
1:42 am            PennyAsh:            @kabensi It works in action as well I think #scriptchat
1:42 am            TheWriteScript:            Q. Any advice specific to TV? #scriptchat
1:42 am            PennyAsh:            @onthepage Good point #scriptchat
1:42 am            sheneeh:            500 Days of Summer script had some emotive scene direction and I loved it #scriptchat
1:42 am            GCGeek:            Bless you. RT @TheWriteScript: Q. Any advice specific to TV? #scriptchat
1:43 am            onthepage:            A: @kabensi Yes, but you want your visual story to come through as well. So, DO describe look on face. Just don't write "CU." #scriptchat
1:43 am            twatterer:            @kabensi you can still direct them, through your writing. #scriptchat #scriptchat
1:43 am            zacsanford2:            I love when I laugh in action blocks 4 comedy RT @onthepage: A rule that should be broken is the "no emotion in scene direction" #scriptchat
1:43 am            Exoc0r:            You guys are making me thirsty. "These crackers are making me thirsty"-Kosmo kramer #scriptchat
1:43 am            zacsanford2:            I didn't hear a sneeze. RT @GCGeek: Bless you. RT @TheWriteScript: Q. Any advice specific to TV? #scriptchat
1:43 am            filmcourage:            RT @KageyNYC: #scriptchat is on now http://bit.ly/e5pJS RT @jeannevb In case u came late guest is Pilar Alessandra @onthepage #scriptchat
1:43 am            kabensi:            @twatterer But then isn't that just good writing?:) #scriptchat
1:43 am            writerlane:            RT @filmcourage: RT @onthepage: A: @Jordan_Gerner Flashbacks suck when they show U what U know. They can be engaging if they reveal a new truth. #scriptchat
1:44 am            art1032:            Yes! :) @GCGeek Bless you. RT @TheWriteScript: Q. Any advice specific to TV? #scriptchat
1:44 am            SPCWrite:            @nellie_19 yeah but anybody can lurk and read the tweets if you wish, just use the hashtag: #scriptchat. :) to join in.
1:44 am            GCGeek:            @zacsanford2 @GCGeek @TheWriteScript :-D #scriptchat
1:44 am            onthepage:            Action + emotion = story. #scriptchat
1:44 am            twatterer:            @kabensi oh yes. :) #scriptchat
1:44 am            TheWriteScript:            @GCGeek @TheWriteScript Thanks for the blessing. Good karma. I always look out for my favorite tweeps. #scriptchat
1:44 am            dianewms:            @PennyAsh @onthepage mc speaks directly to the audience - worked for "Ladyhawk" another favorite film. #scriptchat
1:44 am            GCGeek:            @onthepage RT @TheWriteScript: Q. Any advice specific to TV? #scriptchat
1:44 am            deanonyc:            what is the golden rule(s) for writing a treatment that's not on your own material? #scriptchat
1:45 am            jeannevb:            now THAT is a rule ;) RT @onthepage: Action + emotion = story. #scriptchat
1:45 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: Action + emotion = story. #scriptchat
1:45 am            PennyAsh:            @dianewms Yes :) #scriptchat
1:45 am            kabensi:            @dianewms @PennyAsh @onthepage Also worked for Beuller. #scriptchat
1:45 am            dwacon:            @jeannevb You can sip w/ a straw, ne pas? #scriptchat
1:45 am            onthepage:            A: @GCGeek @TheWriteScript All rule-breaking advice applies. TV has been much more adventurous in this area, don't you think? #scriptchat
1:45 am            GCGeek:            @TheWriteScript Thanks! Me too! #scriptchat
1:45 am            PennyAsh:            Absolutely RT @jeannevb: now THAT is a rule ;) RT @onthepage: Action + emotion = story. #scriptchat
1:46 am            Exoc0r:            @jeannevb @onthepage Action + emotion = story. That's a FORMULA? :P #scriptchat
1:46 am            PennyAsh:            And Cuffs RT @kabensi: @dianewms @PennyAsh @onthepage Also worked for Beuller. #scriptchat
1:46 am            onthepage:            Talk about likeability! Best TV has addicts and meth cookers and serial killers as leads! :-) #scriptchat
1:46 am            Bill_Birch:            @onthepage @GCGeek @TheWriteScript Agreed. Writer is King in TV. Much more control. #scriptchat
1:47 am            JannetteJohnson:            RT @onthepage: Talk about likeability! Best TV has addicts and meth cookers and serial killers as leads! :-) #scriptchat
1:47 am            GCGeek:            @onthepage @TheWriteScript Yes! I love when TV breaks the rules- something great can come of it. May in my pilot but not my spec #scriptchat
1:47 am            tyronebreauxjr:            RT @onthepage: Talk about likeability! Best TV has addicts and meth cookers and serial killers as leads! :-) #scriptchat
1:47 am            TheWriteScript:            @onthepage Well, it seems they are too willing to copy existing formats right now. #scriptchat
1:47 am            onthepage:            A: @Exoc0r @jeannevb It's more of a philosophy. :-) #scriptchat
1:47 am            dwacon:            I once wrote a flashback within a flashback that dumped out into the narrative. No one EVER called me on that. #scriptchat
1:47 am            onthepage:            A: @Bill_Birch Hi, Bill! Look at what I got myself into! #scriptchat
1:47 am            jeannevb:            Pilar @onthepage also has a great book The Coffeebreak Screenwriter http://tinyurl.com/2vpkmfk #scriptchat
1:48 am            yeah_write:            RT @jeannevb: Pilar @onthepage also has a great book The Coffeebreak Screenwriter http://tinyurl.com/2vpkmfk #scriptchat
1:48 am            jeannevb:            so are our margaritas ;) RT @onthepage: A: @Exoc0r @jeannevb Its more of a philosophy. :-) #scriptchat
1:48 am            onthepage:            A: @dwacon Then it must have worked! When it doesn't ... you'll hear about it. #scriptchat
1:48 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage Still it's a good formula. :P #scriptchat
1:48 am            oz_scriptwriter:            RT @KageyNYC: #scriptchat is on now http://bit.ly/e5pJS RT @jeannevb In case u came late guest is Pilar Alessandra @onthepage talking Rules you CAN break!
1:48 am            dwacon:            @JannetteJohnson @onthepage All thanks to Tony Soprano. #scriptchat
1:48 am            oz_scriptwriter:            RT @onthepage: Bottom line here is that readers, execs, producers, etc. want to be surprised. So, know formula ... but don't write it. #scriptchat
1:48 am            The_Jodi:            Heee! RT@onthepage: Talk about likeability! Best TV has addicts and meth cookers and serial killers as leads! :-) #scriptchat
1:48 am            oz_scriptwriter:            RT @onthepage: Another rule that can and should be broken is the "no emotion in scene direction" rule. Break that one! #scriptchat
1:48 am            booksbelow:            What's that say about identifying with LC! RT @onthepage: Best TV has addicts and meth cookers and serial killers as leads! :-) #scriptchat
1:49 am            TheWriteScript:            But look at the shows copying The Office...argh! If I see one more show where the cast is being interviewed... #scriptchat
1:49 am            FurryWolfen:            Listening to "Nellyville" while I write tonight. Forgot how good this album was #scriptchat
1:49 am            Eric_Elfman:            Q: So on unlikeable protags -- studio execs seem to hate them on the page or in a pitch. How do you make them engaging? #scriptchat
1:49 am            PennyAsh:            @The_Jodi Sounds like my neighborhood #scriptchat
1:49 am            onthepage:            Another rule that I find trips writers up is when they force hero to win all battles at end. He or she CAN have help. #scriptchat
1:49 am            GCGeek:            Agree, if runner is cool w/it. :) RT @Bill_Birch: @onthepage @TheWriteScript Agreed. Writer is King in TV. Much more control #scriptchat
1:49 am            tyronebreauxjr:            AHAHAHAHHA EPIC RT @FurryWolfen: Listening to "Nellyville" while I write tonight. Forgot how good this album was #scriptchat
1:50 am            AudryT:            @jeannevb A package is on its way to you. ;-) #scriptchat
1:50 am            onthepage:            A: @Eric_Elfman You can empathize with classically "bad" people. They tend to say or do the things we wish WE could. #scriptchat
1:50 am            dianewms:            I'm watching Fargo while script-chatting! Love the accents! #scriptchat
1:50 am            tracinell:            RT @onthepage: A rule that I find trips writers up is when they force hero to win all battles at end. He or she CAN have help. #scriptchat
1:50 am            yeah_write:            @GCGeek TV writer may have more control, but not necessarily over his own work, as 5-15 writers on a script. #scriptchat
1:51 am            jeannevb:            If u get a chance to see Pilar @onthepage in person, she's awesome. I've seen her lecture in action :) She's a tough cookie #scriptchat
1:51 am            onthepage:            A: @AudryT I have a bomb-sniffing dog! :-) #scriptchat
1:51 am            LuGhno:            @dianewms Me Too Fargo is awesome! #scriptchat
1:51 am            nisajaie:            Reading the "Screenwriter's Bible 5th edition" and like it better than "Save The Cat". Sorry guys. #scriptchat
1:51 am            Exoc0r:            @dianewms Holy smokes me too! Fargo, Margie just checked in to the hotel! #scriptchat
1:51 am            jeannevb:            WOOHOO! thanks! xo RT @AudryT: @jeannevb A package is on its way to you. ;-) #scriptchat
1:52 am            GCGeek:            @yeah_write True dat. Depends on the team, runner, network control, etc., at least according to books keeping me up at night :) #scriptchat
1:52 am            oz_scriptwriter:            RT @onthepage: A: @Eric_Elfman You can empathize with classically "bad" people. They tend to say or do the things we wish WE could. #scriptchat
1:52 am            nisajaie:            @dianewms Fargo. Awesome! #scriptchat
1:52 am            dianewms:            @onthepage @Eric_Elfman Alan Rickman plays a great antagonist and even rough lead character, esp in "Bottle Shock." #scriptchat
1:52 am            zacsanford2:            @nisajaie No need to be sorry for liking one book over another. Each person has different tastes and takes on the art. :) #scriptchat
1:52 am            yeah_write:            @GCGeek I'm guessing we are reading the same books. lol #scriptchat
1:52 am            jeannevb:            #notetoself "no stalking Pilar" RT @onthepage: A: @AudryT I have a bomb-sniffing dog! :-) #scriptchat
1:52 am            dwacon:            @nisajaie They're all good. Study Kung Fu or Tae Kyun... either way, you will kick some a$$... #scriptchat
1:52 am            LiaKeyes:            RT @Eric_Elfman: Q: So on unlikeable protags -- studio execs seem to hate them on the page or in a pitch. How do you make them engaging? #scriptchat
1:52 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage Q: Does Fargo break any rules? #scriptchat
1:53 am            GCGeek:            Eat Write Love RT @yeah_write: @GCGeek Im guessing we are reading the same books. lol #scriptchat
1:53 am            onthepage:            A: @zacsanford2 Read MY book. Read mine! ;-) #scriptchat
1:53 am            yeah_write:            RT @onthepage: A: @zacsanford2 Read MY book. Read mine! ;-) #scriptchat
1:53 am            LiaKeyes:            RT @dianewms: @onthepage @Eric_Elfman Alan Rickman plays a great antagonist and even rough lead character, esp in "Bottle Shock." #scriptchat
1:53 am            Exoc0r:            Fargo doesn't introduce the MC till like 30 mins into the film. I think they broke intro rules. #scriptchat
1:53 am            jeannevb:            fyi, formal shout out to @ScreenwritingU for their support in getting me on @filmcourage show next Sunday, 3pm EST :) Thx Hal! #scriptchat
1:53 am            jeannevb:            David swears by it - Its linked on our blog :) RT @onthepage: A: @zacsanford2 Read MY book. Read mine! ;-) #scriptchat
1:54 am            zacsanford2:            @onthepage Your book and DVD are on my list of books to read. :) Now if I ever catch up with my script pile I could make a dent. #scriptchat
1:54 am            jameskick:            #FollowedFilm is listed on the @NYTimes website! http://bit.ly/FollowedFilm #film #zombie #scriptchat
1:54 am            zacsanford2:            @onthepage As a Development Exec, the 10 Minute Screenwriter might be a perfect approach for me to take. #scriptchat
1:54 am            yeah_write:            Before the chat is up, @zacsanford and I are planning a January meetup for #scriptchat It will be either 19th or 20th in West Hollywood.
1:54 am            jeannevb:            fyi @onthepage, @zacsanford2 is a HUGE fan of your podcasts - raves about them all the time ;) #scriptchat
1:54 am            zacsanford2:            We have five minutes left with @onthepage. Make sure you get those last minute questions in the queue. #scriptchat
1:55 am            onthepage:            A: @Exoc0r Structural leaps are their forte. Sometimes works! Sometimes doesn't. #scriptchat
1:55 am            KageyNYC:            @nisajaie @zacsanford2 @yeah_write Reading Directing Actors now & thinking about performance has made chars more 3D in my head. #scriptchat
1:55 am            jeannevb:            @onthepage you are doing GREAT! Many kudos to you for taking on both chats today, Pilar! Hubby better have drink waiting for u! #scriptchat
1:56 am            snyberg1:            RT @onthepage: Have we talked VO yet? THAT'S a rule that everyone's scared of. My thoughts: well written, it can add poetry. #scriptchat
1:56 am            GCGeek:            @yeah_write @zacsanford Wish I was going to be there! Don't throw up in his car: cliché #FaveScriptChatStories #scriptchat
1:56 am            WellScripted:            Does it happen to be available on audio Pilar? RT @onthepage: A: @zacsanford2 Read MY book. Read mine! ;-) (#ScriptChat)
1:56 am            onthepage:            A: @jeannevb I'm SO hitting the bottle after this one. Great questions, though. Thanks for having me! #scriptchat
1:56 am            art1032:            @nisajaie We are all different and like different things. No biggie :) #scriptchat
1:56 am            dianewms:            @zacsanford2 @onthepage Get off the effin' computer and go read... ;-) #scriptchat
1:57 am            yeah_write:            @onthepage Thank you for taking the time to chat with us twice today. We appreciate it. #scriptchat
1:57 am            onthepage:            A: @WellScripted I'm working on getting Morgan Freeman to narrate. #scriptchat
1:57 am            Jordan_Gerner:            @onthepage Any advice on dream sequences? #scriptchat
1:57 am            FurryWolfen:            Constantly evolving script... it's exciting to say the least. Happy to be writing it. http://digs.by/fVO7SD #DDR #Scriptchat
1:57 am            jeannevb:            my kinda girl :) RT @onthepage: @jeannevb Im SO hitting the bottle after this 1. Great questions, though. Thanks for having me! #scriptchat
1:58 am            tracinell:            thank you @onthepage and #treefort gang, I never regret the hour spent with #scriptchat
1:58 am            Bill_Birch:            @yeah_write @GCGeek But if you're the creator, much more control than in features. #scriptchat
1:58 am            dianewms:            @onthepage @zacsanford2 I just ordered your book from amazon. I really only have 10 min a day of energy to work on my script. #scriptchat
1:58 am            onthepage:            A: @Jordan_Gerner Dream sequence is a strong device. Commit to ongoing story reveal. Don't just throw in one. #scriptchat
1:58 am            booksbelow:            @onthepage Thanks, love breaking rules about almost everything! Great chat, appreciate your time. #scriptchat
1:58 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage your awesome, nice talking with you. Kudos. good night everybody. #scriptchat
1:58 am            zacsanford2:            @dianewms Trust me... I'll be reading like crazy these next two weeks. I'm down to only 10 scripts for the read pile. #scriptchat
1:58 am            yeah_write:            @Bill_Birch It's the getting to Creator. Until then, write and learn. #scriptchat
1:59 am            GCGeek:            Absolutely!! RT @Bill_Birch: @yeah_write @GCGeek But if youre the creator, much more control than in features. #scriptchat
1:59 am            GCGeek:            Humbly, yes. But I'm patient! RT @yeah_write: @Bill_Birch Its the getting to Creator. Until then, write and learn. #scriptchat
1:59 am            yeah_write:            @Bill_Birch I was listening to a podcast that said TV is better than features, more job, more shows. #scriptchat
1:59 am            art1032:            @onthepage Thank you for being here. You are a wealth of knowledge and thank you for sharing it w/us. #scriptchat
1:59 am            PennyAsh:            Only thing I regret about #scriptchat is it's not longer :)
1:59 am            FurryWolfen:            Way ahead #vodka RT @onthepage: @jeannevb Im SO hitting the bottle after this 1. Great questions, though. Thanks for having me! #scriptchat
1:59 am            WellScripted:            That's gonna sell like hot cakes LOL RT @onthepage: A: I'm working on getting Morgan Freeman to narrate. (#ScriptChat)
1:59 am            zacsanford2:            For more information on Pilar's Book, DVD, Podcast or consulting services, make sure you visit onthepage.tv #scriptchat
1:59 am            onthepage:            Writers, I've got a writing group coming in. Thanks so much for having me. Stop tweeting and start writing! Bye! #scriptchat
2:00 am            KageyNYC:            @onthepage Thank you for not one but TWO chats today!! #scriptchat
2:00 am            Jordan_Gerner:            RT @onthepage: A: @Jordan_Gerner Dream sequence is a strong device. Commit to ongoing story reveal. Don't just throw in one. #scriptchat
2:00 am            GCGeek:            Thanks to #treefort and @onthepage for a great chat! I will be downloading podcasts! #scriptchat
2:00 am            dianewms:            @jeannevb @ScreenwritingU @filmcourage How can we hear/see @filmcourage show next Sunday, 3pm EST? Online? On radio? #scriptchat
2:00 am            zacsanford2:            And if you love the info from #scriptchat every week, the @onthepage podcast is a new episode every week. Avail in iTunes. #scriptchat
2:00 am            jeannevb:            The founding #treefort @kageynyc, @zacsanford, @yeah_write @DreamsGrafter (& me) thanks you Pilar for ur time today! #amazing #scriptchat
2:00 am            Jordan_Gerner:            @onthepage Great advice all around, thanks for the wonderful visit. #scriptchat
2:01 am            zacsanford2:            @onthepage Thanks Pilar! You were a true rockstar hitting up both chats today. #scriptchat
2:01 am            GCGeek:            Dexter is over. :-( What shall I do to fill that serial void? #scriptchat
2:01 am            TheWriteScript:            @onthepage Thanks for being here. #scriptchat
2:01 am            jeannevb:            LATalkRadio.com RT @dianewms: @jeannevb How can we hear/see @filmcourage show next Sunday, 3pm EST? Online? On radio? #scriptchat
2:01 am            dwacon:            Thanks all. #scriptchat
2:01 am            KageyNYC:            RT @jeannevb LATalkRadio.com RT @dianewms @jeannevb How can we hear/see @filmcourage show next Sunday 3pm EST? Online? On radio? #scriptchat
2:01 am            The_Jodi:            Time speeds up for #scriptchat! Thanks and nite!!
2:01 am            yeah_write:            @Bill_Birch Do you think there is still ageism in TV writing? #scriptchat
2:02 am            Exoc0r:            @onthepage I'm so totally going to write. :D #scriptchat
2:02 am            jeannevb:            don't forget if you live in LA, @onthepage class on writing the first draft starts Jan 8th! IN PERSON! http://onthepage.tv/ #scriptchat
2:02 am            WellScripted:            Podcast them... RT @dianewms: How can we hear/see @filmcourage show next Sunday, 3pm EST? Online? On radio? (#ScriptChat)
2:02 am            yeah_write:            Hey #treefort maybe @Bill_Birch would stop in sometime and discuss TV with us? #scriptchat
2:03 am            zacsanford2:            Has someone been in TweetChat for the whole chat? My browser crashed and we may need help in pulling the transcript. #scriptchat
2:03 am            dianewms:            @onthepage Is your "10 min a day book" more about TV than film or mostly feature film? Or both? #scriptchat
2:03 am            jeannevb:            Also, Hal, President of @screenwritingU will be our guest on Jan 2nd! You don't want to miss that one! #scriptchat
2:03 am            jeannevb:            @zacsanford2 i was in and out, as u know. I'll see what I can do.... #scriptchat
2:04 am            GCGeek:            @zacsanford2 I've been here since 8... #scriptchat
2:04 am            jeannevb:            and thank you SO MUCH Pilar @onthepage! YOU SURVIVED!!!!! #scriptchat
2:04 am            zacsanford2:            @jeannevb I only have since 5:47... let's hope the hashtag site can pull it. #scriptchat
2:04 am            jeannevb:            I want to also thank ALL OF U for your votes & support helping to get me on @filmcourage. You guys are AMAZING! #worlddomination #scriptchat
2:04 am            GCGeek:            I chose radio then writing so I didn't have to lie RT @yeah_write: @Bill_Birch Do you think there is still ageism in TV writing? #scriptchat
2:05 am            zacsanford2:            @GCGeek Can you copy and paste the chat and email it to me? Zac at scriptchat dot com. #scriptchat
2:05 am            snyberg1:            Will check it out! RT @jeannevb: Pilar @onthepage also has a great book The Coffeebreak Screenwriter http://tinyurl.com/2vpkmfk #scriptchat
2:05 am            jeannevb:            Next Sunday there is no EURO chat, so come listen to me on @filmcourage LATalkRadio.com at 3pm EST, noon PST #yesIsoundlikeIam12 #scriptchat
2:06 am            yeah_write:            @GCGeek I figure TV is my only way out of the restaurant business. I'd love a freelance job or two a year. #scriptchat
2:06 am            The_Jodi:            Loved my Endings class @screenwritingU! #scriptchat
2:06 am            simone257:            @zacsanford2 @jeannevb I have the whole chat.. do you need .txt ? #scriptchat
2:06 am            WellScripted:            Mine suffered a bit put pulled through unharmed champ! RT @zacsanford2: Has someone been in TweetChat for the whole chat? (#ScriptChat)
2:06 am            elizabethkarr:            @jeannevb Am thrilled that you are on @filmcourage.Feeling very frisky that my vote put you over the top, or so I tell myself:) #scriptchat
2:06 am            jeannevb:            Thanks all for spending another Sunday night with your #treefort! #scriptchat
2:07 am            jeannevb:            @elizabethkarr thanks, I'm so thrilled. Karen & David are fantastic @filmcourage #scriptchat
2:08 am            zacsanford2:            @simone257 Text or HTML works. I believe Text might be easier, right @jeannevb ? #scriptchat
2:08 am            yeah_write:            Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.
2:08 am            jeannevb:            this week, use the hashtag to talk about ur 2010 goals & how you did ;) #scriptchat
2:08 am            authorViviAnna:            RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.
2:08 am            The_Jodi:            @jeannevb :) #worlddomination #onemargaritaatatime #scriptchat
2:08 am            zacsanford2:            Agreed! RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved. #scriptchat
2:09 am            elizabethkarr:            RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.<#cantwait #scriptchat
2:09 am            GCGeek:            @zacsanford2 Sent! #scriptchat
2:09 am            EverettMaroon:            RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.
2:09 am            elizabethkarr:            @zacsanford2 @yeah_write Looking forward to January #tweetup. Who's organizing? #scriptchat
2:09 am            GCGeek:            @zacsanford2 Sent! #scriptchat
2:09 am            EverettMaroon:            RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.
2:09 am            elizabethkarr:            @zacsanford2 @yeah_write Looking forward to January #tweetup. Who's organizing? #scriptchat
2:10 am            WellScripted:            Wouldn't imagine being anywhere else! RT @jeannevb: Thanks all for spending another Sunday night with your #TreeFort! (#ScriptChat)
2:10 am            zacsanford2:            @elizabethkarr Both @yeah_write and I are putting it together. Info should be out before end of this month. :) #scriptchat
2:11 am            KageyNYC:            Agreed! RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.
2:11 am            zacsanford2:            @GCGeek Thank you so very much!!! #scriptchat
2:11 am            teatraveler:            RT @yeah_write: Congrats to #scriptchat co-founder @jeannevb for her spot on @filmcourage podcast. Well deserved.
2:12 am            GCGeek:            @zacsanford2 Please. For all you do? It was nothing. #scriptchat
2:12 am            jeannevb:            @zacsanford2 @yeah_write @KageyNYC @DreamsGrafter Best pimp team & treefort EVER! Love u guys! #scriptchat
2:12 am            dianewms:            Good night all! Going to get in 10 minutes of writing. ;-) #scriptchat
2:13 am            yeah_write:            @zacsanford2 Do you need the transcript? #scriptchat
2:14 am            jeannevb:            @zacsanford2 @GCGeek transcript pulled successfully! Thanks for the backup boys :) xo #scriptchat
2:14 am            zacsanford2:            @yeah_write Transcript is good... forwarded over to Jeanne... #scriptchat
2:14 am            jeannevb:            got it ;) RT @yeah_write: @zacsanford2 Do you need the transcript? #scriptchat
2:15 am            jeannevb:            Have a GREAT holiday everyone! Your #treefort wishes you tons of happiness & success in the new year :) You guys are the best! #scriptchat

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