Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lynn Dickinson Tweets from Writer's Boot Camp Breakfast

Lynn Dickinson @LifesizeLD often tweets live from Writer's Boot Camp events. Today, she brought us the breakfast panel. Enjoy! 

@LMDLive: The scheduled panelists for this morning's WGA Panel are: Tamara Krinsky, Kimberly Myers, and Kay Schaber Wolf. #WBCBkfst #Scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 4:13 pm           

@LMDLive: TAMARA KRINSKY is the WGA's New Media Program Manager and a new media producer. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 4:15 pm           

@LMDLive: KAY SCHABER WOLF, a 9-year WGAw veteran, is the Guild's Independent Film Executive. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 4:19 pm           

@LifesizeLD: I'm live tweeting from the Writers Boot Camp WGA panel event as @LMDLive. Follow me there or watch #WBCBkfst. #scriptchat #tvwriterchat
February 1, 2012, 4:45 pm           

@LMDLive: Writers: Working w/an Indy producer? Contact Kay at the WGA with any questions (even hypothetical ones) as early as possible. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 4:55 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA considers $5million budgets and below to be "low budget" and is happy to work with them within their means. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 4:56 pm           

@LifesizeLD: WRITERS: I'm live tweeting from the Writer's Boot Camp WGA panel. Follow me at @LMDLive for WGA info. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat #amwriting
February 1, 2012, 4:58 pm           

@LMDLive: Much of what the WGA has to do is education. There are so many rights and points of leverage for writers to know about. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 4:59 pm           

@LMDLive: The resources available to writers at the WGA are astounding. Get on the phone with them early!! (Esp. for low budget projects). #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:00 pm           

@LMDLive: The new media side of the WGA is new, and evolving. Great resources and information available for online writers. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 5:03 pm           

@LMDLive: They now use the term "professional storyteller" in new media, differently from "professional writer." #WBCBkfst #scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 5:04 pm           

@LMDLive: The "T-word" (Transmedia) just came up. The guild is keeping tabs on how the technology and use of it is evolving. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:06 pm           

@LMDLive: The Transmedia train is a lot farther along the track than most people think! ~Tamara Krinsky WGA New Media Program Mgr. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:07 pm           

@LMDLive: "Content is content, and you're going to watch it on the best available screen at any given moment." Tamara Krinsky, WGA #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:07 pm           

@LMDLive: "As the viewing experience improves, we're likely to see more longer form content created for the digital space." Tamara Krinsky #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:08 pm           

@LMDLive: New, smart TVs are getting better and better each year. Soon, they will be the norm. #WBCbkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:09 pm           

@LMDLive: Tamara Krinksy (@tamarakrinsky) is the WGA New Media Program Manager. Contact her re: writing for web series, etc. #WBCBkfst #Scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 5:11 pm           

@LifesizeLD: I'm live tweeting the WGA event at WBC - as @LMDLive. Find me there! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:12 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA new media division tweets at @WGANewMedia. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:12 pm           

@LMDLive: Check out the Hollywood Writers Report for stats on writer employment in the biz. It's on the site at #WBCBkfst #scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 5:13 pm           

@LMDLive: Kimberly Myers is the Director of Diversity for WGAw. There are various committees in the guild with diff. diversity missions. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:14 pm           

@LMDLive: There are 8 different diversity committees at the writers guild - w/different missions - WBC WGA Panel - #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:19 pm           

@LMDLive: Many diversity missions with the guild: Writers of color, writers w/disabilities, writers portrayals of diverse characters, etc. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:19 pm           

@LifesizeLD: I'm Live Tweeting the WGA Panel from Writer's Boot Camp right now! Follow me at @LMDLive for all the haps. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:20 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA directly supports the creative mission of individuals via member support, outreach & education to content creators. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:21 pm           

@LMDLive: Check out the guild's Low Budget Agreement for narrative theatrical screenplays - There are provisions for deferred pay. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:27 pm           

@LMDLive: Whether you're a member or not, if you're working within parameters of a guild agreement - you're entitled to WGA protection. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:29 pm           

@LMDLive: Any professional writers who honor WGA agreements (member or not) can get WGA assistance on their deals. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:29 pm           

@LMDLive: It's easy for the producer to say "we can't afford the guild" and that can be intimidating. It's not true. Get the info. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:30 pm           

@LMDLive: There are all kinds of aspects to a deal that can protect writers and help producers get a project made. Call WGA before the deal! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:31 pm           

@LMDLive: There are plenty of producers out there who actually find incentive in the WGA agreements. #WBCBkfst Don't dismiss the idea too easily.
February 1, 2012, 5:32 pm           

@LMDLive: WRITERS: use the WGA as a resource, whether you are a member or not. Work within their agreements and they'll help you out. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:33 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA *wants* projects to get made. They aren't in the business of making it harder for legitimate producers. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:33 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA can help a writer identify the opportunity cost to any given deal. There are future ramifications to projects you do now. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:34 pm           

@LMDLive: Writers - you can get WGA assistance in cutting your very first deal - even on a low budget, indy, film. Use it!! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:36 pm           

@LMDLive: Rates. Credit. Residuals. Pension. Health. Very specific benefits to working with the Guild. (Plus the intangible stuff). #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:38 pm           

@LMDLive: In new media, the writer can quickly become a content owner. Know the value of what you have and what you're creating. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:39 pm           

@LifesizeLD: WRITERS: Follow @LMDLive and/or #WBCBkfst now. Live Tweeting from the WGA Panel at Writers Boot Camp. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat tvwriterchat
February 1, 2012, 5:40 pm           

@LMDLive: There are now more ways than ever to get into the WGA (TV, Film, New Media...) #WBCBkfst #scriptchat #tvwriterchat #amwriting
February 1, 2012, 5:41 pm           

@LMDLive: The New Media contract at the WGA is very simple and straightforward. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:41 pm           

@LMDLive: In the WGA new media contract, all minimums are negotiable. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:42 pm           

@LMDLive: Credit is a very big deal in new media. You're doing this to establish yourself and get your work noticed. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat #amwriting
February 1, 2012, 5:45 pm           

@LMDLive: Learn about Separation of Rights. As the creator/writer, you want to know which rights you're selling/holding on to. #WBCBkfst #scriptchat
February 1, 2012, 5:46 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA New Media Agreement describes very clearly what appropriate writer credits look like. There is a credit intention signed. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:48 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA wants to help you get work and help projects get made. It's a mistake to think the guild will ruin your deal. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:53 pm           

@LMDLive: Q: What's the future of Webisodes? A: still yet to be determined. Convergence will play a big part as content crosses media forms. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 5:57 pm           

@LMDLive: Novelists & playwrights R "professional writers," but that's not "employment" in the WGA - worth asking if you qualify. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:03 pm           

@LMDLive: Be very aware of how the "rights chain" gets twisted up in transmedia. Call the WGA early!! It's never "just say no!" Ask!! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:05 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA wants you to get your work made AND keep you protected. That's their mission. Call them. They're very accessible. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:05 pm           

@LMDLive: Issues of credit and ownership and rights often arise years later. Know your situation. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:06 pm           

@LMDLive: There is progress in getting Video Game writers covered. There is a VGWriters Caucaus and an award within the WGA. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:09 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA is excited about expanding into Video Games - which are sometimes covered and sometimes not - call them. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:10 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA is especially focused on Video Games as they relate to other content (TV, Film) in a transmedia context. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:11 pm           

@LMDLive: The writer credits and payments are different based on original and derivative works - it's all on the WGA website. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:12 pm           

@LMDLive: Writers - familiarize yourself with the WGA minimum basic agreement - it's on the site, and lets you know the various rates #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:14 pm           

@LMDLive: Some writers register every draft, before each pitch. WGA registration is legal proof of what & WHEN you wrote it. Copyright too! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:16 pm           

@LMDLive: The WGA Foundation ( ) has many events for writers, and the WGA library is open to the public. Gr8 resource! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:18 pm           

@LMDLive: The magazine Written By is published by the WGA for writers. Read it! #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:18 pm           

@LMDLive: @LMDLive: There are tons of resources available to writers on the WGA (Writers Guild of America) website: #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:19 pm           

@LMDLive: The panel is wrapping up! Thanks for following! Hope you enjoyed the tweets. #WBCBkfst
February 1, 2012, 6:22 pm           

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