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Forum: Music Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By mlesemann
Diagetic music takes place within the world of...

Diagetic music takes place within the world of the movie, such as a radio that's visible, a marching band, etc. Non-diagetic music is not part of "their" world - a score, etc.

IndieTalk - I know...
Forum: Music 11-21-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By mlesemann
On the low budget end, I went with a fairly...

On the low budget end, I went with a fairly traditional, instrumental score for my first feature (Surviving Family), with just one small original song right near the end. For my second (Detours),...
Forum: Indie 11-15-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By mlesemann
Anything with cats in it works for me :)

Anything with cats in it works for me :)
Forum: Promotion 11-15-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Screenwriting 11-15-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By mlesemann
I think you mean The Client, from a John Grisham...

I think you mean The Client, from a John Grisham novel of the same name:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109446/combined

Grisham's another lawyer turned writer, so I like his stuff as a guideline as...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-15-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By mlesemann
Two of my favorites: Presumed Innocent ...

Two of my favorites:
Presumed Innocent
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100404/combined

A Civil Action
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120633/combined

Presumed Innocent was written by attorney...
Forum: Promotion 11-14-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 11-09-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Indie 11-07-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By mlesemann
Pushing forward to finish the first draft of a...

Pushing forward to finish the first draft of a screenplay that I was hired to write.
Forum: The Lounge 11-07-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By mlesemann
I did! I like it a lot - it's both funny and...

I did! I like it a lot - it's both funny and relatable.

You can make the next version in a family setting - as an example:
My dad was on coumadin (a blood thinner) for decades, which meant he was...
Forum: The Lounge 11-07-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By mlesemann
Congratulations! Life is too damn short - I wish...

Congratulations! Life is too damn short - I wish you all the best and I'm sure you'll figure out a way to keep eating :)
Forum: Screenwriting 11-04-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By mlesemann
If a whistle blower retains a firm, that would...

If a whistle blower retains a firm, that would only go toward civil charges not criminal charges. If you want to get New Life in court on manslaughter charges, you need to involve the DoJ, per Alcove...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-03-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By mlesemann
If that's essential to your story, then certainly...

If that's essential to your story, then certainly go with it.
It's just the one thing that really feels "off" to me, especially the idea of them doing something "a couple of times."
Forum: Screenwriting 11-03-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By mlesemann
I like it - it definitely makes me want to read...

I like it - it definitely makes me want to read more. And I think the level of technicality is about right.

My only criticism is that the FDA does not do its own investigations - it only reviews...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By mlesemann
In my opinion, that's ridiculous over-kill for a...

In my opinion, that's ridiculous over-kill for a writer. And one of the great pleasures of seeing my 2 features (Surviving Family & Detours) come to life was to see the choices that the actors and...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By mlesemann
As a writer & producer, I know my characters'...

As a writer & producer, I know my characters' motivation and backstory.
I discuss it with the director to the extent that (s)he wants to, but otherwise I let the words on the page speak for...
Forum: Hollywood 11-01-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By mlesemann
What WalterB said - 100%.

What WalterB said - 100%.
Forum: Welcome! 10-31-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 10-29-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to Indie Talk!

Welcome to Indie Talk!
Forum: Welcome! 10-27-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome! Glad to have you here.

Welcome! Glad to have you here.
Forum: Indie 10-24-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By mlesemann
That's awesome - congrats!

That's awesome - congrats!
Forum: Welcome! 10-14-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Indie 10-13-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By mlesemann
Getting ready for a screening of my feature...

Getting ready for a screening of my feature DETOURS on Saturday night in the community where we live, and finalizing the outline of a screenplay that I've been hired to write.
Forum: Newbies 10-11-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By mlesemann
I would think that these days you could edit...

I would think that these days you could edit long-distance, no?
I'm sure it's not the first choice, but you can "meet" with directors and producers via skype and send work via dropbox, google drive,...
Forum: Hollywood 10-09-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By mlesemann
His brother (Bob Weinstein) co-founded it and is...

His brother (Bob Weinstein) co-founded it and is still there, so they may keep the name. But yes I think it would be better to re-brand themselves with a completely different name.
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