Sunday, September 22, 2013

Euro Scriptchat Transcript - Clichés 22nd Sept 2013

Tonight on Euro #scriptchat we talked about movie clichés. Which are the worst offenders? How do we avoid them? How can they be used effectively?

You can also read the transcript on storify.

Moderated by @teenierussell

The USA explored the same topic a few weeks ago; the transcript can be viewed here.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Judy Blume and Lawrence Blume to Guest on USA Scriptchat September 29th Talking Adaptations

Sunday, September 29th at 5pm PST (8pm EST) USA Scriptchat will be graced with the minds of writer Judy Blume @judyblume and writer/director Lawrence Blume to discuss adapting Judy's book, Tigers Eye @tigereyesmovie, for the screen.

Join us in welcoming Judy and Lawrence to our #scriptchat family!

Lawrence Blume and Judy Blume
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Tiger Eyes; Deenie; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-two languages. Judy is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom. Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the 1980's she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire. Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read. She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers. She co-wrote the screenplay for Tiger Eyes with her son Lawrence Blume and it is the first motion picture adapted from her work.

Lawrence Blume was named among the "Ten Rising Stars of Comedy" by the Hollywood Reporter for his first feature length film, Martin & Orloff, which premiered at the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and made its television debut on Comedy Central. His new feature film, Tiger Eyes, an adaptation of the young adult bestseller written by his mother, Judy Blume, has just been released in theaters and digitally in the US and Canada. Lawrence was the founder/co-owner of PostWorks, New York's largest post production company.  He is represented by the William Morris Agency and is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and Producer’s Guild of America.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

USA Scriptchat Transcript Jeff Richards: Be Your Own Producer Sept 15, 2013

Jeff Richards @jeffrichards guests talking with our scriptchat gang about the role of a producer and giving tips for those who are interested in producing their own film. Enjoy! @jeannevb

REMINDER: There's no chat next week (September 22nd) because of the Emmy's, but don't miss our special guests, Judy Blume and Lawrence Blume talking adaptation on September 29th with Kim Garland moderating!

Euro Scriptchat Transcript: Subplots

It was a quiet chat tonight on the Euro chat, if you have any tips or questions on the topic, please add it to the comments section below.

Moderator: Teenie Russell @teenierussell

Sunday, September 8, 2013

USA #Scriptchat: Your Script is Done. Now What? Transcript September 8, 2013

TOPIC: Your script is done. Now what?

See what our chatters advise on how to determine when you're script really is done. Once it is, do you pitch it, make it as an indie, go to a pitchfest? The options are as varied as the writers. Get some ideas you may never have thought of. Enjoy! @jeannevb

USA Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb

Euro Scriptchat Transcript: Open Topic 8th September 2013

Tonight's Open Topic focused heavily on Outlining and Character Background. Enjoy the read.

You can also catch it on Storify.

Moderated by Taro Russell