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Forum: Distro/Marketing 11-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By mlesemann
Having been through several festival runs, for...

Having been through several festival runs, for both shorts and my 2 features, I'd suggest scaling back your plans/goals, which would reduce the amount needed and might make it more attractive.

I...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-13-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,087
Posted By mlesemann
We all approach these things differently. I...

We all approach these things differently.

I never describe myself as a "talented" writer. I DO say that I think I'm a good screenwriter, but that's because I've been working hard at it for more...
Forum: Welcome! 11-10-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 11-10-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 11-08-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
hi
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Posted By mlesemann
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Narrative 11-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By mlesemann
Nice! Good luck with fests.

Nice! Good luck with fests.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-08-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By mlesemann
Me and My Mom

Me and My Mom
Forum: Screenwriting 11-07-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By mlesemann
I love the "Before" trilogy :) It's a bit...

I love the "Before" trilogy :)

It's a bit much to have them so lucky as to be next to each other, but not horribly so. You could have them sitting one row in front of each other, and manage to...
Forum: Promotion 11-06-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Hollywood 11-02-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By mlesemann
Definitely.

Definitely.
Forum: Welcome! 11-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Indie 10-29-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By mlesemann
Writing 2 feature screenplays.

Writing 2 feature screenplays.
Forum: Hollywood 10-29-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By mlesemann
You might find this interesting: ...

You might find this interesting:

http://www.openculture.com/2017/04/what-makes-a-coen-brothers-movie-a-coen-brothers-movie.html
Forum: Promotion 10-29-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,633
Posted By mlesemann
Absolutely great stuff and nothing to be...

Absolutely great stuff and nothing to be mortified about.

I'm a real Zoe Kazan fan, and I love the look on her face when you asked about Nancy Meyers. The transition to a serious answer when she...
Forum: Promotion 10-29-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By mlesemann
[QUOTE] Thanks for listening, and I'm glad...

[QUOTE]

Thanks for listening, and I'm glad you found it interesting.

I definitely agree re actors, and it's been great to watch Billy Magnussen's career since Surviving Family. He's really...
Forum: Promotion 10-27-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By mlesemann
Intro to Producing for Screenwriters - June 2019 seminar

I'm delighted to announce that I'll be giving a seminar on producing for screenwriters at the 79th annual Philadelphia Writers Conference on Friday, June 7, 2019. I'll be discussing what I've learned...
Forum: Promotion 10-26-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By mlesemann
Interview re Attaching Name Actors

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the podcast Get Real: Indie Filmmakers Surviving in 2018. We had a terrific discussion about casting name actors in indie films, and how I went...
Forum: Narrative 10-24-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By mlesemann
Congrats on finishing and welcome to IndieTalk. ...

Congrats on finishing and welcome to IndieTalk.

What are your plans with the movie now that it's done? Festivals? YouTube? Something different?
Forum: Welcome! 10-24-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 10-22-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk! Always glad to have another...

Welcome to IndieTalk! Always glad to have another screenwriter on here :)
Forum: Festivals 10-22-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By mlesemann
In recent years, it's gotten MUCH easier to get a...

In recent years, it's gotten MUCH easier to get a movie listed on IMDb. You basically need to prove that it will exist or does exist. An article about it in an on-line publication will suffice. Also...
Forum: Festivals 10-19-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By mlesemann
I switched to Film Freeway a few years ago - more...

I switched to Film Freeway a few years ago - more user friendly, I think.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-16-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By mlesemann
Correct - best not to use the examples you gave. ...

Correct - best not to use the examples you gave.

Just use "X's eyes scan the floor" - it should be clear from the script that he's looking for something.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By mlesemann
And he was adapting his own best-selling novel,...

And he was adapting his own best-selling novel, so I think he had a bit more leeway than us mere mortals :)
Forum: Screenwriting 10-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By mlesemann
You can use physical actions to show "x seems...

You can use physical actions to show "x seems confused," such as looking all around him, double-checking something (s)he read, etc.

Thoughts and memories per se don't work in a screenplay. You can...
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