Sunday, December 20, 2015

#Scriptchat Transcript - @KathrynLyn Director of Development at @AmasiaEnt December 20, 2015

Kathryn Lyn @KathrynLyn Director of Development at Amasia Entertainment @AmasiaEnt - a film production and finance company owned by Michael Helfant (former president of Marvel Studios). Their previous films include The Call with Halle Berry, The Road Within w/ Zoe Kravitz/Dev Patel, and just premiered and sold their newest film Mr. Right (Anna Kendrick/Sam Rockwell) at TIFF.
Zac Sanford @zacsanford moderating

Read the chat below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Derek Purvis of @MoviePitchPro Transcript - December 13, 2015

Derek Purvis - Producer of The Kids Will Be All Right and also Creator of Movie Pitch Pro @MoviePitchPro guested answering questions about the use of the Movie Pitch Pro app and database to help writers discover what producers are a good fit for their project.

Derek Estlin Purvis started his career at Paramount Pictures in the Early 90’s and spent 8 years working inside the studio system. In 2001, He relocated to Boston, MA and worked as an Executive Producer. In 2005 he joined Markedia Worldwide, a Film Finance and Branded Content studio. While at Markedia, Derek worked with Michael Bassick to finance all or part of eight films, Including The Ten Starring Paul Rudd and Jessica Alba. Derek left Markedia in 2010 to partner with Christy Cashman at Saint Aire. Sait Aire placed the equity finance in The Kids Are All Right, which would win the Golden Globe for best picture. Also while at Saint Aire, Derek produced and Directed The Love Guide starring Parker Posey. With the advent of the new digital content model, Derek has spent the past three years in the Technology space, creating the ground breaking mobile app Movie Pitch Pro.

Zac Sanford @zacsanford moderating.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Julie Keck & Jessica King @kingisafink Transcript - November 8, 2015


On November 8th, we had Julie Keck and Jessica King @kingisafink on the chat to discuss how screenwriters and filmmakers can effectively use social media to advance their careers, fund their indie film projects and build a solid network. For more tips from Julie and Jessica, get their great book, Social Media Charm School: A Guide for Filmmakers & Screenwriters (THE FINK SCHOOL FOR HUMANS SERIES Book 1).

**NOTE: To read the transcript in order, scroll to the bottom and read backwords. My apologies for not being able to pull the transcript on Storify.

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Signing off... Next week we'll be chatting with Screenwriting Career Coach @LeeZJessup #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
Thanks @zacsanford2 @zacsanford!Glad we got to meet up in October! Looking forward to next time. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
The transcript should be posted sometime later tonight or early tomorrow. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Thnx everyone for joining in on the chat tonight. If you ever have questions, shoot em to @zacsanford as this acct is chat only #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@zacsanford2 You can do it! Back to work. #cracksthewhip #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
---> RT @zacsanford2: Also, I'm available for anyone who visits (or lives in LA) to grab a bite or drinks to talk shop. :) #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink Wish I could take time off... Need to catch up on my #nanowrimo as I'm about halfway behind... Grrrrr. #scriptchat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
See you alligators laters #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Other great hashtags to follow: #indiefilm #supportindiefilm #WIF #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@zacsanford2 Thanks, Z! Honored to be here. Take the rest of the weekend off. #ScriptChat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
Night everybody #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@SarahAlexis4 Thanks so much! So great to see you. Let's play more soon! #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
Also, you can avoid being annoying while campaigning by still tweeting/promoting others. Spread the love. #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Thanks to the wonderful @kingisafink for being here tonight. Give 'em a follow and don't be afraid to step up your SM game. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@GorillaProducer @princess_scribe Didn't know you were producing #Tidelands. HRH and I missed our monthly lunch to catch up. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Key is having built up social capital BEFORE campaign. MT @zacsanford2: Q: How to campaign without annoying... #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Thanks so much for being here and being so engaging on how to be engaging! :) All the best with your projects! #scriptchat

Calvin @GorillaProducer
@zacsanford2 You know I'm producing this right? @princess_scribe #Tidelands #ScriptChat pic.twitter.com/UHBbQ3jYv3

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Also, I'm available for anyone who visits (or lives in LA) to grab a bite or drinks to talk shop. :) #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
InterestED people are interestING. #ScriptChat
           
The Finks @kingisafink
Find new interesting ppl everyday, say hi. MT @SarahAlexis4: Q: Any action steps for organically grow our social media presence? #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
@kingisafink Good advice. I've met amazing people through social media. And the writing/film community has been so supportive! #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink Q That brings up a good question... how to campaign without annoying... The necessary balance is tough. #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat Thanks @kingisafink

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@AB2screenwriter @kingisafink It's all about the talented ladies tonight. :) #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
In the midst of a campaign (film release, #crowdfunding), don't be afraid to schedule, then supplement w/ check-ins. #ScriptChat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink @zacsanford2 Fun times in #scriptchat city 2nite! Thanks, ladies and gent! :)

The Finks @kingisafink
Keep social media from sucking time by dedicating a few mins in the AM, at lunch, and in the PM. Check in, share, say hi. #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@GorillaProducer Just wanted to make sure @princess_scribe 's project showed up in the transcript. :) #scriptchat

#scriptchat @scriptchat
Nxt wk #scriptchat w Screenwriting Career Coach @LeeZJessup - @kim_garland moderating

Calvin @GorillaProducer
@zacsanford2 We know of this amazing project by @princess_scribe #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
MT @zacsanford2: Q How can you run an effective twitter account without it taking all your time? #timesuck #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
We offer social media tips here (ow.ly/UoD7K), and you're ALWAYS welcome to tweet questions to us! #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink Q How can you run an effective twitter account without it taking all your time? #timesuck #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Q: Any (daily?) action steps you may suggest we start implementing to organically grow our social media presence? #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat @GCGeek And I do the opposite.

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
The fabulous @princess_scribe has an amazing project on IGG right now: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tidelands#/ #indiefilm #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Julie is pro-LinkedIn. Great way to follow-up post-film fest and other live events. A digital resume. #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
We're split on this, actually. RT @GreenSeaPro: should LinkedIn be thought of a social network? Or thought of at all? #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Another tip. You can use social media to promote yourself and your projects, but also promote others too. Pay it forward. #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
@zacsanford2 agree. Notable tweets cited via other media. But these scheduled convos are still cool! #scriptchat

GreenSea Productions @GreenSeaPro
@kingisafink should LinkedIn be thought of a social network? Or thought of at all? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@SarahAlexis4 oh man, we don't have a crystal ball, but we hope to see filmmakers innovate and find new ways to market films #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@GCGeek conversations used to be great on here... but now it seems most convos start because of fights/disagreements. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
MT @SarahAlexis4: Q: What's coming down the pike in terms of social media for writers/filmmakers as it continues to evolve? #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
I do find conversations on Facebook more engaging. Twitter often feels like "shouting" in the wind, & requires deft tools/lists #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Q: What do you see coming down the pike in terms of social media for writers/filmmakers as it continues to evolve? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@zacsanford2 We're havin' a blast! Let's land this baby. #ScriptChat

Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
I use Facebook only for writing groups that I'm in. There's no way to separate writing from other stuff. #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 Very much appreciate the support! #scriptchat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@GCGeek @kingisafink i love my iPad, but I can't type on it worth a darn #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
The Force is strong w/ you. :) RT @GCGeek: if I was on set or in lrI would use Instagram. I resist selfies of me at my desk :) #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
@kingisafink and if I could type on an iPad... "Irl"=in production #scriptchat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I do #scriptchat and I don't speak up that much on there

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@blueneumann @Al_1701 Indeed. My real life is rather boring with school and regular job hunting. #scriptchat

Madam I'm Adam @FinalFenwayFict
Already checked-in for tomorrow's flight. Alright, Hollywood, let's do this. #scriptchat #amwriting

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
14 minutes left in the chat. Thanks all for the many great questions and @kingisafink for rockin' the chat. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
For example, if you want to find screenwriters, #ScriptChat is a pretty great place to be.

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@Al_1701 I had the same issue with MySpace and all those others: what the hell am I supposed to DO on there? #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
Follow dwacon on all social media... you cannot go wrong #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Same here. RT @blueneumann: My Instagram account is... too uninteresting to link to #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
So...how do you find your specific audience? Find where they already congregate online. #ScriptChat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
My Instagram account is... too uninteresting to link to #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Give this IG account a follow! RT @SarahAlexis4: @zacsanford2 Thanks so much, Zac. My Instagram is instagram.com/writecreatebe/ #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@blueneumann Same here. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@SarahAlexis4 The audience for your film/writing is the social media audience you're seeking. #ScriptChat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat Maybe ill start takin more selfies of myself. That will do it. @kingisafink

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 Thanks so much, Zac. My Instagram is instagram.com/writecreatebe/ #scriptchat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I'm a member of Stage32. I almost never go there #scriptchat

Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
@kingisafink Stage32 is also a great option. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
MT @SarahAlexis4: Q: How do you get more specific abt potential audience for social media? #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
@kingisafink if I was on set or in lrI would use Instagram. I resist selfies of me at my desk :) #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@zacsanford2 I did a few scopes... including one in the room with Dawn “Mary Ann” Wells... #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Save it for live events. Very easy to set up. MT @zacsanford2: If I had more time, I'd probably jump on Periscope... #scriptchat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink I'm flattered and honored simultaneously! #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@SarahAlexis4 You should post a link to your writer IG account. You share some great inspirational messages. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
And we're still learning about Instagram. But you can see what we're trying out here ---> ow.ly/UoCn3 #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Besides Twitter/FB, we're loving Instagram right now. Great way to showcase the series we have in production and in post. #ScriptChat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@zacsanford2 I've been using Instagram too. Created a specific account on there with a writing/creativity/productivity focus. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@GCGeek I did the same with Foursquare. Plus I didn't like people knowing where I was and no one was home. :) #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat instagram

The Finks @kingisafink
MT @zacsanford2: Twitter/FB, what other sites are you guys using to grow your social media brand? #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
If I had more time, I'd probably jump on Periscope... But right now it goes FB, twitter, adn then IG for amount used. #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Q: How do you suggest getting more specific about potential audience for social media? Things to consider? #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@kingisafink I did that at a Women in Film event. Made tons of new contacts. #scriptchat

Mike Morucci @GCGeek
@zacsanford2 I used to post activities on foursquare but it soon felt irrelevant #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@AB2screenwriter You're a bit part of that! #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
Instead, insinuate yourself into the convos of others, introduce yourself, ask questions, give compliments, be curious. #ScriptChat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat Definitely need to follow more photographers. like janice would say...for sureee

The Finks @kingisafink
Love the oft-used analogy of social media as cocktail party: You can't just walk in and say I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE HOME #ScriptChat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@zacsanford2 Err’thang #scriptchat

Shatarra Lashawn @shatarralashawn
@zacsanford2 @kingisafink Posting to much at once. Or too little..#scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
So besides Twitter and FB, what other sites are you guys using to grow your social media brand? #scriptchat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink @zacsanford2 BTW: totally great convo tonight! #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
I regret not being in NYC so I could have won $5,000 to heckle The Donald, like Larry David did... #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Asking instead of giving or showing. MT @zacsanford2: Biggest mistakes you see writers/filmmakers do on social media? #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Uh oh, did we lose The Finks? #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat let's follow everyone on this chat. Go.

Shatarra Lashawn @shatarralashawn
much to say regrading politics, but I know never to touch on the subject. Too sensitive of a topic. #scriptchat twitter.com/zacsanford2/st…

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink Q - What is one of the biggest mistakes you see writers/filmmakers do on social media? #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Baaaaaaaahhhhhh! RT @kingisafink: @zacsanford2 You can be in our family. #FinkSheep #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@zacsanford2 You can be in our family. #FinkSheep #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Though while I'll self-censor thoughts on some subjects, other things like equality for all, I'll champion any time. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
We do talk and tweet abt sex & sexual politics a lot, but that's a part of our brand. Started w/ Kinky Cuties after all... #ScriptChat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@kingisafink @zacsanford2 So nothing about asking Buddha who should be president... #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@Al_1701 @AB2screenwriter Even on FB (which is more just friends/family) I hold back, especially as the black sheep of the fam. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
RT @zacsanford2: I self censor all the time, especially when it comes to politics. Or religion. #scriptchat

Calvin @GorillaProducer
@zacsanford2 @AB2screenwriter We don't talk about either... #ScriptChat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
What I grandfather refused to talk about. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@zacsanford2 @AB2screenwriter Sex, politics, religion, and why you should never talk about sex, politics, or religion. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@AB2screenwriter I self censor all the time, especially when it comes to politics. Or religion. #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@Al_1701 @kingisafink Unless its the Maytag repair guy #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
That being said, don't be shy to be yourself. We don't hide that we're a couple, don't hide political rants, things like that. #ScriptChat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink @zacsanford2 Self-censoring is relative, right? #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
#Forever RT @kingisafink: Twitter's a very public record, so don't put anything out there that you don't always want out there. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@kingisafink Why air your dirty laundry to those who cannot help? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Twitter's a very public record, so don't put anything out there that you don't always want out there. #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
While we're pretty open, we rarely take personal issues or problems to the Twitters. #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
We're at the halfway point with @kingisafink -- Get your questions in regarding Social Media before it's too late. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Oh sure! MT @zacsanford2: Do you ever censor yourself on what you tweet? #scriptchat

Shatarra Lashawn @shatarralashawn
It's important not to build yourself up in this false persona online. People will find out eventually. #scriptchat twitter.com/kingisafink/st…

The Finks @kingisafink
This is the way to go. Keep at it. RT @Al_1701: I try to be thoughtful instead of blind praise. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink With the Twitter mob that's out there, do you ever censor yourself on what you tweet? #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
However, I'm drown out by the blind praise. #scriptchat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink Hallelujah! #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@writeranthonydp Many ppl will appreciate that. :) #ScriptChat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
I've tried to engage, but I seem to get lost among the masses. I try to be thoughtful instead of blind praise. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
If you have resources, totally. :) RT @dwacon: General knowledge of marketing helps. Working with a publicist, even better. #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat I'm engaging. Though you won't see me write a play by play of a show...

Tawny Stokes @TawnyStokes
RT @kingisafink: you'd be surprised at how much you'll get back from people if you're just nice on social media. seriously. #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@kingisafink General knowledge of marketing helps. Working with a publicist, even better. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
One big social media mistake is thinking everyone's there waiting for you. You have to work, engage, shine. #ScriptChat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@kingisafink @Al_1701 About who I follow or being easy to ignore? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@Al_1701 Sorry, can you be more specific? #ScriptChat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
I follow the Weather Channel and the National Weather Service. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Yay! RT @GorillaProducer: Late to class but we made it to #CharmSchool #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Yes! Fake online = disappointing in person RT @SarahAlexis4: And kind beyond social media... Authentic online and in person too. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@megankbickel We like following news outlets (great story ideas) and other writers/filmmakers/artists. #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
RT @megankbickel: Who are your favorite people to follow? #scriptchat

Shatarra Lashawn @shatarralashawn
People tend to help others starting out, because they can understand how hard it is. Wanting something in return would be odd #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
...we were promoting our lesbian comedy series. Same us; diff projects. #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
For example, when we were promoting our military doc, we were ourselves, but our promotion of that was diff than when... #ScriptChat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink Agreed! Shouldn't be painful! #OUCH #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
For example, our tone is generally the same (friendly, funny, passionate), but our projects are varied. #ScriptChat

Shatarra Lashawn @shatarralashawn
writers in the past on twitter such as @jeannevb offered me advice on screenwriting tools to use and I had nothing to offer. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Re: branding, we'd say be consistent...but also flexible. Stay with us here... #ScriptChat

Megan K Bickel @megankbickel
@kingisafink Who are your favorite people to follow? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Aw thanks! RT @zacsanford2: You've been great at branding yourself. Any tips or tricks on that front? #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
And kind beyond social media... Authentic online and in person too. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
What if you're easy to ignore on social media? #scriptchat

Calvin @GorillaProducer
Late to class but we made it to #CharmSchool #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink You've been great at branding yourself. Any tips or tricks on that front? #scriptchat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink Thanks for the suggestion! I'm on @twitter and really like the ease of interacting with like minded tweeps! #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
YES! MT @SarahAlexis4: building relationships involves listening to & being invested in others, helping as you can if you can. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@byChrisPhillips Good advice! #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
THIS RT @kingisafink: you'd be surprised at how much you'll get back from people if you're just nice on social media. seriously. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@kingisafink @Al_1701 Okay. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@Al_1701 you'd be surprised at how much you'll get back from people if you're just nice on social media. seriously. #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
U always have something: praise, feedback, kindness RT @Al_1701: What if you're not in much of a position to offer much? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@AB2screenwriter If you hate it, you won't do it. Social media shouldn't be painful. :) #ScriptChat

Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
@writeranthonydp @kingisafink Follow more people. I search for #screenwriting or #screenwriter. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@AB2screenwriter We recommend picking one or two that you like and can easier incorporate into your day. #ScriptChat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I like to think building relationships heavily involves listening to & being invested in others, helping as you can if you can. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
MT @AB2screenwriter: Can I just dabble in @twitter, or do I have to join @instagram, @facebook and all the rest? #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@kingisafink @zacsanford2 What if you're not in much of a position to offer much? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@Angie_Lavallee welcome! social media + writing/filmmaking #ScriptChat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink So, can I just dabble in @twitter, or do I have to join @instagram, @facebook and all the rest? #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat it was zac. I gave them the opportunity to help a former writer. :)

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@Angie_Lavallee We're talking about social media for writers/filmmakers. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
YES! Don't just ask - offer. RT @zacsanford2: When asking for help, always make sure it is beneficial for both parties. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Not all are a-holes :) RT @byChrisPhillips: I've found that most screenwriters and film folks are usually very friendly. #scriptchat

Angela Lavallee @Angie_Lavallee
oops. #late but made it. :) what we talking about tonight? @kingisafink #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
.@SarahAlexis4 Every single film/job opp we've gotten since 2010 have come from Twitter connections. Many from @JeanneVB intros. #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@writeranthonydp I'll always answer questions when asked, but I've had countless people want notes but not offer anything back. #scriptchat

Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
I've found that most screenwriters and film folks are usually very friendly. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@writeranthonydp When asking for help, always make sure it is beneficial for both parties. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
RT @SarahAlexis4: Q: How have you seen your social media presence at work positively affecting your creative opportunities? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
You don't have to build every community from scratch. Our latest proj is abt dancers. So we're connecting w/ dance tweeters. #ScriptChat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat I've asked for help on twitter. Tumbleweeds man.

The Finks @kingisafink
First way to build your tribe: Find the ones out there that already exist that overlap with your likes. #ScriptChat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
Maybe go the Remington Steele approach. Get someone to pretend to be you publically while you hover over the keyboard... #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
RT @writeranthonydp: #scriptchat Any advice on how to further our tribe?

The Finks @kingisafink
...you still have to make connections. If you're a shy bird, collaborate with someone outgoing to help with networking. #ScriptChat

Megan K Bickel @megankbickel
I make lots of connections on Twitter, but I've never felt confident enough in them to ask for help #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@kingisafink If your name is Aaron Sorkin, maybe... #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
Q. Is Facebook really worth it? I don't have a page there and really don't want to put with the issues. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Can you be antisocial and a screenwriting success? To a certain degree. Writing process is private, but... #ScriptChat
           
Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat @kingisafink Any advice on how to further our tribe?

The Finks @kingisafink
Great question! RT @AB2screenwriter: Is it possible to be #antisocial and still be a #screenwriting success? #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Q: How have you seen your social media presence at work positively affecting your creative opportunities? #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@zacsanford2 @kingisafink New series concept: Query as Folk #scriptchat
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5:09 PM
The Finks @kingisafink
@blueneumann write your tweets w/ your unique voice. share your taste through showing the works of others. #ScriptChat

Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
I find that Twitter is great for spontaneous conversation... #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Networking is key in the biz. RT @AB2screenwriter: Is it possible to be #antisocial and still be a #screenwriting success? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
A2: We all have bad days, are all allowed to vent. but if you're a Negative Nelly, ppl start to tune you out. #ScriptChat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat by the way please donate to my indiegogo page. :)

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@kingisafink how do we do that? #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@kingisafink It's amazing how many people query me without ever even talking to me. Talk to me first, then maybe I'll listen. #scriptchat

Annette B. Bailey @AB2screenwriter
@kingisafink Is it possible to be #antisocial and still be a #screenwriting success? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Q2: We really see social media as a place where you can let your writing skills SHINE! Show your voice. Gather your tribe. #ScriptChat

The Finks @kingisafink
Begging. Sour grapes. RT @zacsanford2: Q: Biggest mistakes you see writers and filmmakers doing on social media? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
You all found Twitter and #ScriptChat, so you're doing something right. Great support and resources within this group.

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@megankbickel The way Agent Smith missed Mr. Anderson? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Hey, that's us! RT @zacsanford2: Fink-Facts on our guests tonight: kingisafink.com/fink-facts/ #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Only takes a little. :) MT @zacsanford2: need to get back on Twitter more...not enough hours in the day anymore. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Q - So what are some of the biggest mistakes you see writers and filmmakers doing on social media? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Interesting! Haven't explored that yet. MT @dwacon: Colleagues in Europe/Asia say WHATSAPP is essential... more than FB or TW #scriptchat

Anthony D Paul @writeranthonydp
#scriptchat There's plenty worth photographing. Trust me.

Megan K Bickel @megankbickel
Hi #scriptchat people! I've missed you!

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
All I know, I need to get back on Twitter more... but it is such a time suck. Not enough hours in the day anymore. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Our history: started making movies bt 10 yrs ago, joined Twitter in 2009 to meet other filmmakers. #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Fink-Facts on our guests tonight: kingisafink.com/fink-facts/ #scriptchat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I'm on Instagram. There's just nothin' around worth photographing #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@kingisafink My colleagues in Europe and Asia say WHATSAPP is essential... more so than FB or TW #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Overlooked areas for filmmakers on social media? We're big Twitter fans, but we're really digging Instagram lately. Visual. #ScriptChat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@Al_1701 On the acting side it is becoming more and more crucial to have a social media following, but now it is trickling down. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@kingisafink @Al_1701 I'm active during this. Not so much the other 167 hours of the week. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
While this is about actors, the same thing is starting to writers: http://www.projectcasting.com/news/social-media-is-more-important-than-acting/ (READ IT AFTER THE CHAT) #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
MT @SarahAlexis4: Q: What do u find are overlooked areas in which social media can be helpful to writers/filmmakers? #scriptchat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@zacsanford2 @Al_1701 Zac and I know how to eat a burger with one hand and fan flies away with the other. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
@zacsanford2 @Al_1701 Don't you need them to get noticed anymore? Especially if looking for a specific hire? #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@Al_1701 You're doing well so far. :) #ScriptChat

Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@scriptchat @kingisafink @zacsanford I put the C into Charm. Otherwise... it is HARM. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
So The Finks, why don't you tell everyone a little bit about yourselves before we jump in to questions.. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
RT @scriptchat: Best site to join in #scriptchat is here: tchat.io/rooms/scriptchat

Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I'v e never been good at making much of a splash on any form of social media. Never really had a talent for it #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Q: What do you find are perhaps some overlooked areas in which social media can be helpful to writers/filmmakers? #scriptchat

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@kingisafink Aw, thanks! ;) Glad to be here. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Fingers crossed. :) MT @zacsanford2: Should be a fun and informative chat talking about social media! #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
@Al_1701 There are tons of writers with no social media, or even real life social skills. #scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
I don't even know what I should tweet about. #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
@SarahAlexis4 Sarah! Oh, so happy to see your smiling avatar. :) #ScriptChat

#scriptchat @scriptchat
Best site to join in #scriptchat is here: tchat.io/rooms/scriptchat

David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
I have no social media skills at all. #scriptchat

Zac Sanford (backup) @zacsanford2
Hello and welcome to our guests @kingisafink. Should be a fun and informative chat talking about social media! #scriptchat

Bob Steele @steele_bob
Good evening fellow scribes #scriptchat

The Finks @kingisafink
Hola, you attractive #ScriptChat fanatics, you. Thanks for having us, @zacsanford!

Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
Time for #scriptchat with @kingisafink! Woot woot!

#scriptchat @scriptchat
It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with @kingisafink - Social Media Charm School for Filmmakers & Screenwriters @zacsanford moderating


Sunday, November 1, 2015

TV Drama Scripts the 5-Act Outline Transcript

Scriptchat Transcript for November 1, 2015
TV Drama Scripts the 5-Act Outline
Moderator - Jamie Livingston-Dierks

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Jungle Software #Scriptchat Transcript October 25, 2015

Jungle Software @junglesoftware was our guest tonight, giving great tips and advice on all their vast array of software for screenwriters and filmmakers.

Use the code "scriptchat" on Jungle Software site to get discounts!

Read the transcript below or on Storify site.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sandra Leviton @Lil_SJL #scriptchat Transcript - September 27, 2015

Sandra Leviton @Lil_SJL (writer/producer Under the Stars Entertainment) How TV works from the network side (business, hiring, development process, etc).
Moderator: Sarah Newman @SarahAlexis4

Sandra brought incredible insights into the world of TV at tonight's chat. Read the full transcript on the Storify site or scroll below.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Transcript for ScriptChat 8-16-15 with Bob Saenz

Tonight's chat was moderated by Jamie Livingston.
 Special Guest Bob Saenz.
Thanks to everyone who participated.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

CON TV Miniseries Team - #Scriptchat Transcript August 9, 2015

Tonight we talked with the team of CON miniseries: @AmyMSuto [writer/co-showrunner] @jenfieldkane [co-showrunner] @dylanvisvikis [Director] @chae_talley [Actor, Aiden] @derrickdenicola [Actor, Miles] @NoahPsychs [Producer] @portiajamas [Actor, Evelyn]. Get tips from the @CONtvshow team!

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ray Morton #Scriptchat Transcript - July 26, 2015

Tonight we chatted with professional script reader and author Ray Morton @RayMorton1 on making your script standout from the pack. We discussed character intros, screenplay structure, breaking the rules, building tension and more. Check out his website and books on Amazon.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Eric Koenig #Scriptchat Transcript July 19, 2015

Screenwriter Eric Koenig @EricKoenig123 was our guest tonight to discuss selling his script, MATRIARCH, to Paramount, writing when you work a full-time job, and much more! Enjoy!

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

#Scriptchat Transcript: Scriptd @Scriptdinc July 12, 2015

Tonight we had @deniselovehewtt's Scriptd @Scriptdinc as our guest. Learn how Scriptd can get your work noticed and you a fan base as a writer. Visit Scriptd's site and #FF them for updates on their progress as new features to their site are launched.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Scriptd to Guest on Scriptchat Sunday July 12th

This Sunday Scriptd @scriptdinc is our #scriptchat guest.

What is Scriptd? Simply put, they connect screenwriters directly to readers.

Instead of having your script sit on your laptop, unread, you can now upload it to Scriptd so readers can enjoy your stories, and hopefully, help get you discovered by the industry.

Why let every day readers have access to your scripts? It's just another way to prove your story's concept has legs and a fan base. Plus, you get paid every time someone reads it. Imagine that.

We'll let their FAQ page explain further (click on the below image to enlarge), but go to their site to learn more and get a peek at some of the scripts available:


Join us to learn more about how to get exposure for your script in a more out-of-the-box way! Sunday, July 12th 5PM PST 

Best place to chat is here.
Full chat instructions are here

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Screenwriting Contests Pros & Cons Transcript June 14, 2015

Tonight we talked about the pros and cons of entering screenwriting contests, our thoughts on which ones are worth it and more. Enjoy! @jeannevb

No chat next week due to Father's Day. Join us June 28th with Gary Graham @thegarygraham (untitled I AM LEGEND reboot) - Kim Garland @kim_garland moderating. 

Read the transcript below or directly on the Storyify site.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

TV Chat Setups/Payoffs Transcript 6-7-15

TV Chat Moderated by Jamie Livingston-Dierks (Jamie Lee Scott)
Thanks so much to Sarah Newman for co-moderating.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Scott Myers of Go Into the Story to Guest on Scriptchat Sunday May 17th


Scott Myers @GoIntoTheStory (K-9, ALASKA, TROJAN WAR) will be our honored guest on Scriptchat this week!

Topic:  Character Development Keys - Everything, including plot / structure, derives from characters, so having tools to develop them is key to writing a strong script.

Since selling his spec script K-9 in 1987, Scott has written nearly 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His film writing credits include K-9 starring Jim Belushi, Alaska starring Vincent Kartheisher, and Trojan War starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. In 2002, he began teaching screenwriting in his spare time. He won the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005 and currently teaches at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. From 2002-2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, a television production company. He is co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class, a unique online resource for writers. Scott is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, west, and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale University Divinity School.
Sunday, May 17th, 5:00 PM PST (8PM EST)
Best site to chat from is here.
Full chat instructions here.

Scott has an invaluable blog on The Black List site everyone should check out. He puts out so much content every day that you'd think he has minions tied to laptops in this basement. I assure you, he does not. He's simply dedicated to helping writers learn.

If you're looking for an instructor to help you get your work to the next level, Scott also teaches a Screenwriting Master Class.

Don't miss the fun! Get to Scriptchat this Sunday - Kim Garland @kim_garland moderating. 




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tracking Board to Guest on #Scriptchat May 3rd!

Tracking Board @MyTrackingBoard does so much more than just track the comings and going of spec scripts. It's a place where writers get discovered. Their Launch Pad Competition is unprecedented in its success of getting writers repped and projects launched.

Read TB Launch Pad Pilot Script Rules and Regulations here.

Check out their success stories!
Note: You do not need to be a member to enter their competitions

Jake Wagner @JakeWagnerLA, manager at Benderspink and past Scriptchat guest, said this about Launch Pad: (Read his full interview for great career advice.)
It is my favourite contest right now. It’s definitely the hottest contest for finding new talent. Just the volume of great talent Launch Pad is finding is more then some of the other great contests out there. I feel like they’ve got the hot hand.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the scripts. I’m going to read them all right away. I’m excited to see who in that stack of scripts is going to be the next big undiscovered writer, or writers hopefully.
But what also matters is what the writers feel who have experienced the true power of someone opening a door for them...
“I joined Tracking Board initially just to get the latest insider news, but it wasn’t long before I discovered there existed a great community of writers from all different stages of their careers to boot. But of course, the most impressive aspect of Tracking Board (as I found out, in a bit of a whirlwind process), was its ability to provide an “in” for outsiders like myself. What I mean is — not everyone lives in L.A., not everyone “knows someone” in the business. But I have always believed that great writing is great writing, and no matter where you’re from, or what your background is — if you want it bad enough, and work hard enough, it will show and good things will happen eventually. TB is the perfect example of a team that not only understands this, but has the resources, screenwriting understanding, and connections to make it happen for literally ANY writer, provided they can bring the goods. My script was Recommended on a Friday, and within a matter of hours, I had a half dozen parties from Hollywood wanting to talk to me. The next e-mail I got — was a list of no less than 40 different managers, agents, and production companies (all from the very top tiers) interested in my TB Recommended script. Trust me when I say these guys can and will gladly be the ambassadors to your screenwriting dreams.”
Dan Dollar — Writer of “The Boy and His Tiger” (In Development at Warner Bros./Appian Way/Romark/Vertigo)
One of our Scriptchat co-founders, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, was selected in Tracking Board's Features Launch Pad Top 25 in 2014. Here's some excerpts from her two-part interview (Part 1 and Part 2) on TB's site:
I started getting emails from the Tracking Board team and absorbing with each email what placing in Launch Pad really means. And what this team of people at Tracking Board are about and what they’re mission is—to launch careers. Every other contest is just about that one script that you entered. That script gets sent out to people and that’s it. It’s like you live or die by that one writing sample.
The Tracking Board is not like that. One of the first questions they asked me was, “What else have you got?” They wanted to package me and the other writers in terms of getting together your bio, profile picture and a list of projects that you’re working on. They asked what you have that’s of this same caliber and what other ideas do you have that might be marketable. That’s what they go out with—you as a package, not just this one project. It’s a completely unique experience and competition.

The Launch Pad is the one competition where your prize is something far more valuable than money – it’s a champion for you and your work. In my group, 17 or 18 of the 25 writers are repped now.

Tracking Board doesn’t pat you on the back and let you go after that one project. They want to launch your career. This is a long-term relationship. That’s how they’re different.

All the top agencies have read my script, know my work and are waiting for me to hand them that marketable screenplay to get my overall career off the ground, ultimately paving the way for a project like Slavery by Another Name. I just have to call Tracking Board and say I’m ready, here’s a new script. They’ll review it, make sure it’s solid, and they’ll go out with it. It’s like having reps even though I don’t have a rep. And having champions in this industry is more important than anything.
Get more information on the TV Pilot Launch Pad that's on now and the upcoming Features Launch Pad starting May 31st!

Don't miss Sunday's chat 5pm PST! 
Best place to chat is here.
Chat instructions here

Scriptchat members get 25% OFF membership to Tracking Board! 
Deets on how to get your discount here



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Julie Bush Transcript - April 26, 2015

Julie Bush @julie_bush (THE DISH, SONS OF ANARCHY) guested on #scriptchat with Zac Sanford @zacsanford moderating. Enjoy the transcript below!

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rewrite & Feedback Tips Transcript - April 19, 2015

How do you know when your script is done? We shared rewriting tips and advice on taking feedback notes. Dive into our writers' lessons before submitting your next script! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read transcript below or on Storify site.