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    Posted: 26 Jul 2006 at 5:20pm
I guess everybody is working on their scripts - I probably should too? Anybody getting nervous?
 
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Nah - having some fun writing right now, but wondering what happened to the posters?
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Busy.  Got to write this screenplay in a week...
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Glenn or Andy,
 
How do you guys feel about the use of:     CUT TO:
 
 
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Willie,
 
I don't think it's necessary because your slugline is basically a CUT TO: but there technically is nothing wrong with it. I have read in books though that some hollywood readers don't like looking at all the cut to's, but sometimes a cut to: does have a good impact in the right place - so you should probably just use your best judgement.
 
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I meant to ask what your thoughts were on it?
 
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I leave it out as well - I go with the sluglines.  Having said that, I've never written suspense, and I feel that some may be needed.  More back and forth than straight ahead, such as a drama/comedy... for me, anyway.
 
I'm having much more fun this time around.
 
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Thanks I wish I had gotten suspense - fantasy/a window is the barrel I'm looking down at. I have found my story though and it's coming along good now.
 
Chris mentioned in an earlier post that there's a guy who's in 2 heats and at first I thought he was ambitious but now after thinking about and having 2 years in a row with heat assignments I'm not thrilled with - that maybe next year I'll pay for 2 as well - maybe I'll get at least one genre I like.
 
good luck to you as well - looking forward to reading yours,
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Thanks,
 
I would kill for mockumentary or comedy... last year I had Mystery/Ice.  It took me several days to get over the disgust.
 
This year it only took me one day.
 
Looking forward to reading yours as well.
 
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It's funny how different people are, last year I thought Mystery/Ice was the best possible one - I've been tempted on various occasions to write a feature using those guidelines, but who has the time with the other features I'm working on and not to meantion the day job - which I like to refer to as the dead job.
 
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