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"Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a tiny room, looking out at a world that's passing me by. . ."
Tags:screen, screens, screenwriter, screenwriters, editor, editors, editing, writer, writers, empathy, empathising, empathizing, sympathy, sympathetic, sympathize, sympathise, empathize, emotion, emotions, scene, scenes, tv director, tv directors, surveillance van, surveillance vans, spy, spies, perspective, perspectives, job dissatisfaction, career path
Moses and the Screenwriter: 'Accurate-Shmaccurate...if you want this story to sell, it needs some punching up.'
Tags:screenwriter, screenwriters, clerk, clerks, accuracy, accurate, accurateness, historian, historians, honest, honesty, entertainment, bible, bibles, torah, torahs, story, stories, old testament, entertainer, entertainers, exodus, red sea, miracle, miracles, teller, tellers, telling, non sequitur
"Sam, this is Arnie. Arnie will be adapting your screenplay into a jumble wordsearch puzzle."
"It's like 'Family Circus' meets 'The Wire,' but on a cruise ship."
Tags:crossover, crossovers, mashup, mashups, pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows, sales pitch, sales pitches, studio executive, studio executives, movie studio, movie studios, screenwriter, screenwriters, idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, hollywood, hollywood executive, hollywood executives, combination, combinations, weird combination, weird combinations, movie, movies, movie studio, movie studios, pitch idea, pitch ideas, pitching ideas, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, writer, writers, author, authors
"No movie deal yet, but Kinko's extremely interested in the idea of making multiple copies of your screenplay."
Tags:screenplay, screenplays, movie deal, movie deals, film deal, film deals, movie, movies, film, films, writer, writers, author, authors, screenwriter, screenwriters, copy, copying, photocopying, copy shop, copy shops, print, printing, printing company, printing companies, agent, agents, la, l.a., hollywood
"We are in the bear's house. Goldilocks has just eaten a bowl of porridge. Papa Bear enters."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy-tale, fairy-tales, fairy story, fairy stories, bedtime story, bedtime stories, goldilocks and the three bears, goldilocks, script, scripts, screenwriter, screenwriters, story teller, story tellers, story telling, kid, kids, dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood
"It turns out that if you give 100 monkeys 100 typewriters, eventually they'll turn out the work of Tarantino."
"Soon to be a major disappointment."
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Dustin Lance Black
"It's supposed to be a comedy, so I've had Steve, here, red-flag the funny parts."
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"The first half of my life I waited for Hollywood to call. Now, ironically enough, I'm Hollywood and I can call people."
Tags:hollywood, hollywood director, hollywood directors, hollywood producer, hollywood producers, waiting for hollywood to call, made it, making it, success, successful, film, films, movie, movies, screenwriter, screenwriters, screenplay, screenplays, big break, big breaks, writer, writers, actor, actors, acting, wannabe, wannabes, aspiring actor, aspiring actors, aspiring writer, aspiring writers
"Which should we go see: the straight romantic comedy where the heroine's best friend is a gay man, or the gay romantic comedy where the hero's best friend is a straight woman?"
Tags:foil, foils, review, reviews, newspaper, news, paper, papers, love, loving, romance, romantic, romancing, dates, dating, loves, loved, boyfriend, boyfriends, husband, husbands, mlm, man loving man, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtq+, inclusive, inclusivity, cinema, movie, movies, film, films, include, included, extrapolate, date, straight, married, married life, romcom, romcoms, romantic comedy, cliche, cliches, cliched, unoriginal, unoriginality, hollywood, screenwriter, screenwriters, screenplay, screenplays
"Now, for God's sake, leave the irony to the people who can handle it."
"He's done it your majesty! He's turned lead into a screenplay!"
Tags:screenplay, screenplays, screen writer, screen writers, screenwriter, screenwriters, alchemy, alchemist, alchemists, wizard, wizards, magician, magicians, film industry, the film industry, movie industry, the movie industry, bad idea, bad ideas, producer, producers, movie producer, movie producers, film producer, film producers, king, kings, royal, royals, royalty
Portrait of Stanley Kubrick
Look, Mr. Frodo--a plot device!
Tags:lord of the rings, frodo, frodo baggins, tolkien, j.r. tolkien, god, gods, deus ex machina, miracle, miracles, scooter, scooters, motor scooter, motor scooters, plot device, writing, writers, author, authors, screenwriting, screenwriters, screenwriter, god in the machine, gimmick, gimmicks, literary tools, literary tool, literary technique, literary techniques
"Hello. I'm director Bob ('Blue Fires') Munsey and this is screenwriter Doris ('Highway to Nowhere') Winslow."
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"Oh, pardon me. That's not the menu , that's my screenplay."
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Blank Books, Blank Screenplays
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"If Neil Simon's going to keep writing them, we're going to keep seeing them."