FAN FICTION Screenplay Festival. Deadline 29th of every month #amwriting

Submit your story/film from an existing body of work and have it performed/showcased at the festival.

Source: FAN FICTION Screenplay Festival. Deadline 29th of every month

Yesterday, I was reminded of this event and for a long while I didn’t know which scripts I could submit then I realized I’ve written two fan scripts before. One for Smallville and the other was a TV pilot spec when “Charmed” ended. I’ll have to re-read them once more if runaway spaces came up again when I converted from Doc file to PDF.

I did find my “Smallville Season 6: Pieces” script and “The Charmed Paladins”  script. Yes! I even created a home for “The Charmed Paladins” too if anyone is curious to get the feel of the virtual show. lolz

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Well, this was the poster. My photoshop skills now have vanished so pardon if I can’t re-do this now.

 

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The Characters

Oh, I missed those days.  Cappucino withJules and I would share scripts and art dev concepts because she also has her own virtual series called “Ultimately Charmed.” I’ll never forget those times. 🙂

Nostalgic, yeah big time when TV reboots just came just shy away from the originals. I hope they don’t reboot “Charmed.” Just leave it alone.

 

#amwriting words on paper day….

This was a bit of hiccup since I usually write MWF so having the day ## exercise was not for me but this doesn’t mean I’m not continually adding scenes when I’m away from the computer. My notebook has been super handy and at times, I find my story questions which would lead me to do more research.

From my previous post, I’ve wondered which was best to have antagonist 1 and antagonist 2 meet. I eventually decided  antagonist 1 is so well-ensconced in her cover identity that the inevitable meet with antagonist 2 will just flow from her scene and it did.  😀

 

#amwriting Words on paper stage, Day 19

I’ve added more background to antagonist #2 and now I’m faced with a block.

How will  antagonist # 1 of the story get in touch with antagonist #2 when their last meeting was years ago in Russia as teenagers?

I didn’t like doing the cliche scenes, such as out-of-the-blue  types:

  • antagonist #1 bumped into antagonist 2 (fated or not)
  • antagonist #1 somehow found out where antagonist #2 had been hiding all along

How do you propose a meeting like this handled?

There’s the matter about the gray-suited man /woman too, we saw at Agent Carter’s season 2 finale. Season three has to happen so sign the new #SaveAgentCarter petition to Marvel. 

 

#amwriting Words on paper stage day 18

I decided to change this next progress report title to something more screenplay feel so “words on paper” which I found through re-reading Chapter 4: Building a Character from “Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting” by Syd Field  sounded more apt.

I’ve thought up two antagonists now and slowly building their character backgrounds. I haven’t quite finalized yet which one will be from season 1 arc and the other from the season 2 arc. I still want to keep their identities unknown to the protagonists too. 🙂 Plus, there will be a new recurring protagonist and I hope I’m not overloading everything in one shot. 🙂

#HayleyAtwell in #AsiaPopComicCon2016 #AgentCarter

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After trying to make my August plans to reach a compromise two months ago, it wasn’t a go because those plans also fall on the same dates as Hayley Atwell’s visit here in Manila for the Asiapop Comic Con 2016. It’s quite nerve-wracking because until now, there’s no schedule yet.

Idk if I would venture next year because there’s hotel accommodations to secure and other travel expenses that will likely cause anyone headaches.

Ever since  @AgentCarterTV’s cancellation last May, the Save Agent Carter petition rushed in gear immediately and now it has  over 127k signatures. I really hope Netflix will acquire the show [edit: Netflix explains they why they didn’t save Agent Carter] and iFlixPH will soon add it to their list. “Agent Carter” season is currently in iflixPH.

UPDATE: It was announced last Aug 9, Hayley Atwell’s appearance was cancelled. Read more here. Hopefully, Bridget Regan who portrayed Black Widow Dottie Underwood, will join Hayley Atwell next year. *cross fingers*

Another exciting news GET SCOUTED BY MARVEL!  Have your portfolio reviewed by C.B. Cebulski . I wish there was a writer’s scout from Marvel  too. 🙂

Marvel wants you

 

Lastly, there’s finally an @AgentCarterPH page for Agent Carter Philippines fans. If you miss Agent Carter,  sign the “Save Agent Carter” petition and connect with Agent Carter Pinoy fans who’ll be at the Asiapopcomic this Aug 26th – 28th.

I leave you this favorite compilation of  #TeamCarter VS #AgentsofShield Dubsmash.

Can you guess who won?  🙂

#amwriting Progress day on my draft episode #AgentCarter

My good friend  J.Gi Federizo did well in reminding me how was my draft episode project shaping up and so far, I’ve found this new trick writing in chunks very helpful and the built-in index card system is amazing because I can immediately view the notes or parts of the outline shown and  when I clicked the left-hand icon, this brings me to scenes under the index card umbrella I want to continue. I’ve also done re-arranging the index cards like which comes first and so forth, wow. I like the ease of it. Now, I hope compiling won’t be a problem.

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I’m still building Act One for my… 11th day. Hopefully, these index cards mean  one day a page for me.

How many pages for act 1 in a episodic TV?

Looking up Smallville, they have 15 pages (excluding the teaser pages) so I have five more to go to round out Act 1. Oh, speaking of  this show, years back,  my friend came up with idea for the show’s season 5. I scribbled it and we’ve entitled  it “Pieces.”  I decided to enter it in of Scriptapalooza’s TV competition  unfortunately, it didn’t make it and I can’t remember if I opted for feedback. Oh, well. Just part of the learning curve.

I have yet to check out “The Flash” (2014)   script if they have similarities in page count for Act one. I have “Supernatural” but I can’t seem to find it.  I see from Scriptfly  they’ve acquired “The Flash 2014” and more “Smallville” scripts for study. I’m waiting for “Rosetta” though because this was the episode where Christopher Reeve (RIP) guest starred and one of  my fave episodes, story-wise.

I’m also curious to read about “Lost” show bible too which Scriptfly have posted. I would like to learn how to develop a show’s bible.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of the show & only watched S1.

I’m really hoping “Agent Carter” scripts will be up soon because that will be most helpful for me to get the feel of the show on paper.

San Diego Comic Con 2016 #SDCC

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Looks like another  big event to attend if only it was easy and not such a hassle. I would love to sit in during the writers’ panel since Lindsey Allen, one of the writers from Agent Carter is one of the guests.  Other Marvel writers from other TV shows will be present too.  Their topic’s quite intriguing too.

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I found this short article “Did you know the most Hollywood screenwriters used to be women?” Food for thought.

Another event I’d like to sit in even if I don’t have a faintest clue in costume design is Giovanna Melton’s panel, Agent Carter costume designer.

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When #comicbook-verse and #TV-verse collide

I’m currently speed-reading through the comics in connection with my research and I’m really appreciating the old Captain America 1941 -1951 series. All these panels were really drawn with vibrant action intensity. It always leaves me staring at the panels longer than most modern comics issues. I also can’t help noticed the side captions too such as  the third pic, bottom right. These panels can be poetic. 🙂

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Drafting an episode #amwriting

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Over several weeks ago, the germ of an idea began to take shape and like anything else, it was keeping me excited. I’m still researching about the existing characters  and hope the guesses I’ll later make in the script won’t be too glaring enough to hinder the story. I hope it’ll make a good plausible story  to add in #AgentCarter‘s world which I could submit to ScriptapaloozaTV.

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Yes, yes, tall order but I want to try again. 🙂

I would like to try my hand in writing an Agent Carter TV script.  The show is also being petitioned for Season 3 on Netflix.) The idea prompt came from the live tweeting campaigns #SaveAgentCarter rewatch Season 1 of episodes: #ASinToErr, #IronCeiling, #Blitzkriegbutton, #TimeAndTime, #BridgeAndTunnel and #NowisNotTheEnd.

This also would mean temporarily leaving my two spec projects in a holding pattern which can be a no, no thing to do in the screenwriter’s world.

I’m calling for discipline and hopefully, I’ll be able to complete the roughest draft before July ends then  let it cool off on the shelf  as I get back to my other pending projects.

 

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The image above was also a great reminder to strive  writing as visually as I can.

Nancy Drew coming to the TV screens?

I found about the news  two weeks ago.  Actress Sarah Shahi  will be taking the super sleuth title under CBS “Drew” show.

I’ve seen Shahi in “Person of Interest” TV show and in the movie called “Shades of Ray” and I guess I’m still lukewarm with it especially, it was mentioned  that this take on Nancy Drew  is “not your mother’s Nancy Drew.”

I’m fine having multi-ethnic actors gaining lead roles and I applaud the forward movement. I guess for Nancy Drew, just being a beloved and iconic character  – I  did wish they kept her like in the books. Nancy was around 18 y.o. to early 20’s age range (nearly college year) solving mysteries in River Heights. *grinz*

I’ve seen  Nancy Drew (2007) movie and while it was great to see Nancy Drew updated ( I even remembered being so excited), it was probably geared for younger teens.

Anyway, this Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew movie fan casting picks brought the original actors the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew TV series. I had to ask mom and she remembered them. What do you, guys think of the virtual casting choices?

I thought it was spot on having Kelly Blatz as Frank Hardy. I’ve seen him “Aaron Stone” and  I think he can portray the cool as cucumber older brother.  The rest of the cast were good too.

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Back in the 1990’s Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys supermysteries kept me company.  I think with buzz about the coming TV series “Drew,” I just found a couple of good sites about exploring the super sleuths. Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys.