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Forum: Screenwriting Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 177
Posted By mlesemann
Just f'ing write it! Stop brainstorming, stop...

Just f'ing write it! Stop brainstorming, stop looking for the perfect idea/set-up and write a damn episode. It will suck, so you'll write it again and again and again. But at least you'll be doing...
Forum: Festivals Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By mlesemann
I generally use FilmFreeway; for submissions, you...

I generally use FilmFreeway; for submissions, you can use a link to youtube or vimeo.

The media requirements for screening vary tremendously between festivals.
Forum: Indie 05-19-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk! And congrats on releasing...

Welcome to IndieTalk! And congrats on releasing your 2nd feature.
Forum: Distro/Marketing 05-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By mlesemann
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Welcome! 05-17-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Networking 05-15-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By mlesemann
That seems more like a job that someone gets paid...

That seems more like a job that someone gets paid for. It's a slog at best - good luck!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-15-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By mlesemann
I think the key is that the characters need to...

I think the key is that the characters need to be/feel organically part of the story, rather than pasted on because you need type x.

In my first feature (Surviving Family), there's a "wise...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By mlesemann
I'm in New Jersey.

I'm in New Jersey.
Forum: Welcome! 05-11-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 05-11-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-08-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By mlesemann
If you want to see a comedy/drama with no...

If you want to see a comedy/drama with no direction advice, I can send you a pdf of the one that I wrote (DETOURS). It's already been produced & is on Amazon Prime, so I have no issue with sharing...
Forum: Welcome! 05-07-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 05-07-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-02-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,123
Posted By mlesemann
There are no quick and simple ideas - it's simply...

There are no quick and simple ideas - it's simply too complicated to do in 4 minutes.
Forum: Networking 05-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By mlesemann
Great point re flaws! When we were about to go...

Great point re flaws! When we were about to go into production on my first feature (Surviving Family), a colleague pointed out that the main guy was too perfect. So I developed a flaw that is a...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-30-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By mlesemann
Pretty much every story has already been told, so...

Pretty much every story has already been told, so figure out a new approach - a new way to tell a story that speaks to you. But I recommend that you start with something (very) short.
Forum: Events 04-30-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Screenwriting 04-30-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By mlesemann
I like Final Draft best, but that may simply...

I like Final Draft best, but that may simply because I've been using it for years.

I use Celtx when my script consulting clients use it, and it's OK.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-30-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mlesemann
Get rid of the characters' thoughts ("Man, when...

Get rid of the characters' thoughts ("Man, when do they answer" and "You're so arrogant - do you know that?").
Forum: Screenwriting 04-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By mlesemann
I use Wix for my screenwriting web site, and link...

I use Wix for my screenwriting web site, and link it to my .com (www.maralesemann.com) via GoDaddy.

I do a lot of script consulting, so I have feedback from clients as well as a pitch as to why...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-28-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By mlesemann
Bad idea - not only is that something for a...

Bad idea - not only is that something for a director to choose, any music well-known enough for you to think of and mention is probably very expensive to use.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-27-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By mlesemann
What AcousticAl said.

What AcousticAl said.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-27-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By mlesemann
I don't see anything unusual there. It...

I don't see anything unusual there.

It simply cuts from the bathroom to the exterior of the WearHaus.
Forum: Welcome! 04-27-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
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