Sunday, October 23, 2011

Transcript for October 23, 2011 Writer's Groups for TV

Thanks to Gray Jones for moderating tonight's chat. Some great nuggets and links in this chat.

2011-10-24 1:27 am GrayJones Gray Jones from "TV Writer Podcast, partner of Script Magazine"
here... Logged in a few minutes early. Hello! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:27 am SPCWrite @BrandonEaston yeah, mine are shorts, low budgets figure I can get
my name out at least. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:27 am GrayJones In case you missed, this week's interview w/ #Chuck comedy writer
Kristin Newman was a great one: http://t.co/OnFwpYQ3 #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:28 am SPCWrite @BrandonEaston not sure I got ten years to wait tho Im getting old
lol. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:28 am BrandonEaston Brandon Easton from Warner Bros. ThunderCats animated series
here. Also am a graphic novel creator! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:28 am GrayJones Thanks! “@BrandonEaston: Hello Gray. Very much enjoy your
podcast series. Excellent work. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:28 am Jamie_LD 3 minutes to #tvwriterchat And just when you thought the barrage of
screenwriting tweets was over!
2011-10-24 1:29 am SPCWrite I'm starting to see the appeal of shorts tho.#tvwriterchat, #scriptchat.
2011-10-24 1:29 am GrayJones Welcome! RT @BrandonEaston: Brandon Easton from Warner Bros.
ThunderCats animated series here. Also am graphic novel creator! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:29 am sdarancette @BrandonEaston @grayjones Hello, all #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:29 am Jamie_LD *waves* RT @sdarancette: @BrandonEaston @grayjones Hello, all
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:29 am GrayJones Greetings! Looks like some animated love tonight! RT @sdarancette:
Hello, all #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:30 am BrandonEaston Hello everyone. #scriptchat #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:30 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston Welcome Brandon, are you going to join us for the
writer's group chat? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:30 am zacsanford2 ello all. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:30 am art1032 Hello #tvwriterchat!:)
2011-10-24 1:30 am GrayJones Tonight's topic: writers groups for TV. Join a feature one? Start a TV
one? Let's discuss. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:31 am BrandonEaston @Jamie_LD I think I am here on the tweetchat board. I am new to all
of this. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:31 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston Are you at the website? http://t.co/0wg2RjIS
Thanks for joining us! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:31 am BrandonEaston @GrayJones How about TV. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:32 am TheWriteScript Hi all. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:32 am OfficeHooky Hi. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:32 am Jamie_LD @malber I'll be there for a WEEK! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat
2011-10-24 1:32 am BrandonEaston @Jamie_LD Yes, I am on the website. :D Thanks! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:32 am GrayJones Must confess: last time I was in anything like a writer's group was
university in 1994. I'm sure I need the kick in the butt. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:33 am JAEL488 What's the topic #TVwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:33 am gregorywalters Hi all. Who is in a long-distance group? How's it working?n #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:33 am GrayJones @JAEL488 Topic: writers groups for TV. Join a feature one? Start a
TV one? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:33 am zacsanford2 I'm currently in a writers group, but since it is all industry assts/execs,
our numbers fluctuate as everyone works late. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:34 am MeganDrapalski Hey all - sorry im late. Writers groups, yes? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:34 am Jamie_LD @JAEL488 Writing groups for TV #TVwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:34 am Jamie_LD Yes. RT @MeganDrapalski: Hey all - sorry im late. Writers groups,
yes? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:34 am zacsanford2 Problem with joining a feature group when writing TV... they are two
totally different monsters to tackle. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:34 am GrayJones My guess is that there are very few writers groups just for TV. Is that
everyone's experience? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am OfficeHooky I can't see a Writers Group for tv. Unless it was dedicated to new
ideas.n #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am BrandonEaston Writer's groups tend to be tricky unless everyone drops the ego. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am SarahAlexis4 Hey, everybody. I'm in a group that does features & tv and we also
have some members that read/give notes via long distance. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones Very few. But Yahoo has a good group if you are
looking for scripts, etc. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am MeganDrapalski Ive found it hard to find writers wanting to write the same sort of
shows as me #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am sdarancette @GrayJones I would like to know of any tv writers groups, mainly I
just swap stuff with folks I know occasionally. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am MeganDrapalski RT @BrandonEaston: Writers groups tend to be tricky unless
everyone drops the ego. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:35 am BrandonEaston But I know that many of us need to refine our pilots and spec scripts
so it might be a good idea. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:36 am delaynamichelle @zacsanford2 The hours are insane. I was at work until 3am once.
My writing is suffering. As in, I'm not doing it. :( #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:36 am GrayJones Anyone? RT @sdarancette: I'd like to know of any tv writers groups,
mainly I just swap stuff with folks I know occasionally. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:36 am TheWriteScript Are you talking about a group for feedback/support or to write a group
project? Two different things. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:36 am zacsanford2 @delaynamichelle Do you guys do working lunches... or do you have
a free hour? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am Jamie_LD @TheWriteScript Feedback and support #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am MeganDrapalski RT @TheWriteScript: Are you talking about a group for
feedback/support or to write a group project? Two different things. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am OfficeHooky Why would anyone on staff join a Writers Group dedicated to tv
writing? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am thetissuetalk @zacsanford2 Totally. I've only been in a feature one. When I tried to
talk about TV writing, they really had no idea. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am malber @GrayJones i don't know of any tv writer groups. of course, there are
online pilot-swapping sites which might be useful #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am gregorywalters @BrandonEaston Yes, that's why I hesitate about writing groups.
Don't need to be with a person who gets off bashing. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am HankATAP @MeganDrapalski @BrandonEaston #tvwriterchat The years have
eroded my ego, but groups still have "undercurrents." (dark music
plays)
2011-10-24 1:37 am JAEL488 @LIScreenWriter Hey How are you? #Tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am zacsanford2 @GrayJones @sdarancette I don't even know of any strictly TV
groups in the LA area.. they must exist though. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am thetissuetalk (Lurking on #tvwriterchat. Hi!)
2011-10-24 1:37 am TheWriteScript @Jamie_LD That's what I thought. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am GrayJones @TheWriteScript not talking about collaborative writing, but the
feedback/support type. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:37 am GCGeek I joined a group but it's general, meets monthly, and tackle diff topics.
Sometimes someone brings 10 pages. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am Jamie_LD @malber http://t.co/DktqwuAZ has a script swap #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am MeganDrapalski @thetissuetalk same here. Is very hard to do both and many dont #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am malber @OfficeHooky good question. some might find it helpful but at that
point it's not hard to get qualified peeps to read ur work. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am BrandonEaston The one thing I need help on is specs. But if someone is on staff, how
can they help out? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am sdarancette I feel the most part people write feature specs, everyone's got one,
well everyone's got OTHER things too, won't mention here #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am delaynamichelle @zacsanford2 Working lunches. Although if I'm covering reception,
there's not a lot going on there. I could get some done then #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am TheWriteScript @gregorywalters You're better off with bashing than a group of nice
people afraid to tell you what sucks. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:38 am GrayJones New pilots, new specs. But more 4 non-staff. RT @OfficeHooky: Why
would anyone on staff join Group dedicated to tv writing? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am GCGeek I'd really like to find a TV sitcom writers group but I'm not in LA yet. It
would have to be long distance & it gives me pause #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am JAEL488 Aren't groups mainly for feedback #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am Jamie_LD Also, if you are interested in a SMALL monthly group to meet via
gmail chat or the like, I can add to scriptwritersroom.com #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am malber @Jamie_LD yes, which i think is great. online swaps seem more
doable to me than actual meetings. but maybe thats just me #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am GrayJones Probably true. RT @malber: online swaps seem more doable to me
than actual meetings. but maybe thats just me #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am Jamie_LD @malber With my schedule, script swap is better too. But no one is
signing up. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:39 am nobull408 @GCGeek Me too. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:40 am HankATAP @TheWriteScript @gregorywalters #tvwriterchat The value lies
somewhere in between. Discussing what works and what doesn't w/o
bashing.
2011-10-24 1:40 am gregorywalters @TheWriteScript I'm fine with honest criticism...that's the point of a
group. But some people have a different purpose/need. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:40 am MeganDrapalski @malber @jamie_LD im the same though getting honesty can be
tricky #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:40 am efissenden Lurking in #tvwriterchat while I attempt to finish grading these last
ten papers.
2011-10-24 1:40 am GrayJones Q: Value of WG is A) kick in the butt B) notes/feedback. True? If so,
feature group wd at least satisfy A. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:40 am zacsanford2 @GCGeek I know there is http://t.co/1vgLOL4k and the #scripttree to
offer reads of pilots... #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:40 am MeganDrapalski @Jamie_LD im keen to read if theres anything you want feedback on
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am Jamie_LD @MeganDrapalski @malber Easier to be honest over the 'net. Can't
physically bitchslap. lol #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am BrandonEaston Another issue is making sure everyone knows how to properly
evaluate a script. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am malber @Jamie_LD that's a problem. also u need a good sample of people 2
get feedback from otherwise u don't know if the notes r good #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am MeganDrapalski @Jamie_LD lol! Easier to lie too - no one can see you to know #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am JAEL488 RT @malber: @Jamie_LD that's a problem. also u need a good
sample of people 2 get feedback from otherwise u don't know if the
notes r good #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am GrayJones It's a pro and con, but fact of life is far fewer people writing TV.
Probably best to do online swap, or mixed TV/film group. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am thetissuetalk @GCGeek Long distance workshopping is tough, but it's not
impossible. UCLA's PPSW does Skype group audio chats. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:41 am malber @BrandonEaston yes. great point. not everyone knows. that's why
you need a big sample size. or lots of trust between members #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:42 am Jamie_LD @MeganDrapalski I'm better at telling it like it is, and no one ever
comes back to me for a second read. *scratches head* #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:42 am MeganDrapalski @BrandonEaston so so true - nothing worse then someone who has
no idea what they're talking about #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:42 am delaynamichelle RT @MeganDrapalski: @BrandonEaston so so true - nothing worse
then someone who has no idea what theyre talking about #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:43 am MeganDrapalski @Jamie_LD same here. Brutally honest trumps surface crap any day
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:43 am malber @Jamie_LD i refuse to pull punches because if someone didn't tell it
to me straight, how would i know what was working? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:43 am GCGeek @zacsanford2 @thetissuetalk @nobull408 Giving long
distance/virtual a try seems better than flying solo for so long. Thanks!
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:43 am BrandonEaston I think the ideal group would consist of former staffers and trained
writers looking for their big break. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:43 am SarahAlexis4 Do you guys prefer to have chunks of pages read at a time or get
notes on a completed script? How does your group work? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:43 am Jamie_LD If you're interested in getting small group together, for feedback on ur
script, leave message on TV swap http://t.co/pZJrQFZN #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:44 am thetissuetalk @Jamie_LD They obviously don't know what's good for 'em! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:44 am sdarancette RT @BrandonEaston: I think the ideal group would consist of former
staffers and trained writers looking for their big break. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:44 am malber @GrayJones there are probably less doing tv writing because it's so
hard to sell a tv script on its own. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:44 am Jamie_LD @malber I'd rather you make me cry, than blow smoke up my ass. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:44 am efissenden @thetissuetalk @GCGeek I'm in UCLA's PPSW and the
workshopping is actually fantastic. Really, really functional and helpful
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:44 am MeganDrapalski @SarahAlexis4 i prefer completed scripts - i hate qs on what happens
next if this doesnt work #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am GrayJones @BrandonEaston my experience w/ former staffers is that they
*usually* only workshop w/ other staffers, not w/ newbies. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am GCGeek I know part of me wants that writers room experience now, and that
probably isn't practical unless it's a writing team/partner #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am malber @BrandonEaston very true, but former staffers are just looking for
their next job. might not need to get reads as much. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am art1032 Need to tell it straight and be able to take it straight, otherwise, what's
the point??? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am Jamie_LD RT @BrandonEaston: I think the ideal group would consist of former
staffers and trained writers looking for their big break. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am malber @GrayJones exactly. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am SarahAlexis4 Agreed! Better for you and your work in the long run. Jamie_LD
@malber I'd rather you make me cry, than blow smoke up my ass #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:45 am malber @MeganDrapalski with tv, it doesn't make sense to work act by act.
it's only 30-50 pages. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:46 am HankATAP @malber @Jamie_LD #tvwriterchat Don't pull punches, but there's a
big diff between "that sucks" and here's how to salvage that.
2011-10-24 1:46 am GCGeek @efissenden @thetissuetalk That's good to know! Thank you. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:46 am BrandonEaston @GrayJones You're right, but I was saying "ideal" heheheh... I know
most wouldn't. The people I know now certainly won't. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:46 am OfficeHooky @TheWriteScript Bash away! Things should get downright nasty
when analyzing a script. A WG that does that is of interest. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:46 am MeganDrapalski @malber definitely. Id rather see the complete picture #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:46 am malber @HankATAP i'd never say "that sucks." but i get your point. some
people think critical means constructive and it doesn't. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:48 am GrayJones Interesting thing is that features are not written in groups, but TV is.
You'd think WG's would be more common in TV. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:49 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones So true. And both of my dramas are being written with
partners. I don't have feature partners. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:49 am MeganDrapalski RT @GrayJones: Interesting thing: features are not written in groups,
but TV is. Youd think WGs would be more common in TV. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:49 am TheWriteScript @GrayJones I think the problem comes in when you talk ownership of
a script when you get into a group writing situation. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:49 am malber @BrandonEaston i think finding a good writers group is like dating.
you have to spend effort to find the right people. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am SarahAlexis4 One thing I like about WG is when we read the scripts out loud, helps
to hear the flow & dialogue. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am Jamie_LD @malber I may have my sitcom ready for you to read in the next week
or two. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am GCGeek @GrayJones Could a TV writers group act as a writers room, even if
each owns his/her own show? Or would it be 2 complicated? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am zacsanford2 RT @malber: i think finding a good writers group is like dating. you
have to spend effort to find the right people. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am OfficeHooky A Writers Group, by its essence, should not be collaborative. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am malber @SarahAlexis4 yeah, that's always been attractive to me about WGs.
reading aloud. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am sdarancette I always see what appear to be WG at Farmer's Market, I couldn't
focus there, would want to eat things instead. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am BrandonEaston @malber ABSOLUTELY. I have always believed that these groups
have to grow out of organic connections. Planned groups are tough #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:50 am malber @Jamie_LD sounds good. lemme know. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am Jamie_LD My writer's room is currently my restaurant. I got some GREAT
feedback yesterday from the teens who work for me. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am gregorywalters Lew Schneider talks about "comic intimidators" in the room "who sit
there looking for reasons to hate your stuff." Avoid them. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am SarahAlexis4 @malber Yeah. I was lucky to form a group w/ old classmates so I
got to skip the first date. :) #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am malber @sdarancette really?! that's crazy. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am GrayJones WG's are not for idea collaboration, like a writers room might be. RT
@TheWriteScript: problem- ownership of a script #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am BrandonEaston @sdarancette I am usually over at the Grove and I never see writing
groups. I see lots of folks with laptops staring at pages #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am Jamie_LD If you haven't seen @malber episode of DEATH VALLEY, you don't
know how funny he really is. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:51 am thetissuetalk @GrayJones SO true. I think it's partially because more people start
out with writing features than TV? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:52 am GrayJones Super! RT @SarahAlexis4: One thing I like about WG is when we
read the scripts out loud, helps to hear the flow & dialogue. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:52 am TheWriteScript @Jamie_LD I'd be wary about feedback from my employees. That
power differential ruins the feedback. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:52 am malber @SarahAlexis4 and straight in to the sexy sex (which, in a writers
group, consists of reading... which is much less sexy) #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:52 am sdarancette @malber Next time you go like an afternoon or a sunday, keep your
eyes and ears peeled. Look for all the dudes with Macs #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:52 am wilkravitz RT @Jamie_LD: If you haven't seen @malber episode of DEATH
VALLEY, you don't know how funny he really is. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am zacsanford2 What about starting up a collective instead of a writers group like the
Marcy, Mary, etc guys did... or whatever the title is. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am ValkiraMOB618 RT @Jamie_LD: My writer's room is currently my restaurant. I got
some GREAT feedback yesterday from the teens who work for me. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am GrayJones Not generally, though it happens frequently in comedies. RT
@GCGeek: Could a TV writers group act as a writers room? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am Jamie_LD I'll be in L.A the last week in November is anyone is interested in
meeting up as a group #tvwriterchat with me and @zacsanford
2011-10-24 1:53 am zacsanford2 They all kind of co-write, co-produce, direct whatever. They are all
about the collaboration. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am malber @Jamie_LD it's true. i'm a hell of a guy :) #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am OfficeHooky @TheWriteScript Must never be issues of ownership in a WG. ANY
and EVERY WG should have written procedures. (I have 'em). #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:53 am Jamie_LD @TheWriteScript Haha, you don't know my employees. It was more
of a situational brainstorming. I don't read my script to them. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am BrandonEaston Who here are former staffers or have pro credits? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am sdarancette @BrandonEaston if those laptop folks form a circle they're a group
and as such... can't be trusted #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am malber @OfficeHooky like what kind of procedures? amount of feedback,
parliamentary procedure, etc? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am TheWriteScript @OfficeHooky Yeah, I'm not going to collaborate with a group I'm not
employed with. Too sticky in my book. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am malber @BrandonEaston i do. hoping for a second season though :) i hate to
think of myself as a former staffer. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am TheWriteScript @Jamie_LD That's different. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am MeganDrapalski @malber @sarahalexis4 reading can be sexy if someones hot and
naked... Just saying #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:54 am delaynamichelle Me!!! RT @Jamie_LD: Is anyone is interested in meeting up as a
group #tvwriterchat with me and @zacsanford #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:55 am sdarancette @BrandonEaston Or maybe I am confusing them with a Writer's
Gang... which at times can be intimidating. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:55 am GrayJones @BrandonEaston I have reality/doc TV writing credits but no scripted
stuff (yet). #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:55 am OfficeHooky I researched and wrote the Guidelines for a WG in Chicago. Not for
tv specifically. But easily adopted. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:55 am SarahAlexis4 @MeganDrapalski Whoa, what's your WG like?? ;) #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:55 am HWDInkSlinger HOLLYWOOD INK-SLINGER Andrew Oye #Screenwriter |
@BrandonEaston Would like to chat about what you do with
animation some time #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:55 am Jamie_LD @TheWriteScript The best part is that we were all laughing when next
shift of employees arrived. They wanted in on the fun. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:56 am malber me too! RT @delaynamichelle: Me!!! RT @Jamie_LD: Is anyone is
interested in meeting up as a group #tvwriterchat with me #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:56 am MeganDrapalski @SarahAlexis4 i dont have one but a girl can dream right? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:56 am WestgarthEnt A Writer's Group should have three tiers-Newbie, Intermediate &
professional & complete one group before moving up to the next #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:56 am SarahAlexis4 @MeganDrapalski Sure can! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:56 am GrayJones Infinitely more. RT @thetissuetalk: more people start out with writing
features than TV? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:56 am Jamie_LD @malber @delaynamichelle As soon as I have my flight confirmed,
we can plan a LA #scriptchat and #tvwriterchat meetup! Woohoo!
2011-10-24 1:57 am BrandonEaston @HWDInkSlinger Feel free to contact me - brandon.easton at gmail
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:57 am malber @MeganDrapalski i like the way you think, my dear ;) #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:57 am delaynamichelle Hooray! So excited! @Jamie_LD: @malber #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:57 am BrandonEaston @malber What series do you work on? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:57 am GCGeek @malber @delaynamichelle @Jamie_LD @zacsanford OK, now I'm
envious. Planning a trip for Spring. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:57 am MeganDrapalski Me! RT @malber: me too RT @delaynamichelle: Me!!! RT
@Jamie_LD: Is anyone is interested in meeting up as a group #
tvwriterchat #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:57 am sdarancette @BrandonEaston I have pro credits. #tvwriterchat Are they GOOD
pro credits, well that depends.
2011-10-24 1:58 am MeganDrapalski @malber i think its a top notch plan #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:58 am Jamie_LD @MeganDrapalski Time to plan a trip to LA #tvwriterchat #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:58 am MeganDrapalski @Jamie_LD ill b there definitely for 3 months starting mid may :) #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:58 am GrayJones My 2011 NY resolution was to lose weight. Will have lost 50 by yr
end. Next yr will be about writing- WG will surely be key. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:58 am Jamie_LD @GCGeek Do Thanksgiving. We are NEVER in LA at the same time!
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:59 am malber @BrandonEaston i write/wrote on Death Valley, the new
horror-comedy show on MTV. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:59 am OfficeHooky @malber There has to a Mission Statement. Rules. Structure.
Guidelines for behavior, including Removal. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:59 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones You ROCK! 50 pounds is a lot to lose! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:59 am thetissuetalk I once found a WG here for novelists AND screenwriters. Got excited
'cause it was run in Eng but wasn't sure if it would work. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:59 am BrandonEaston @malber Oh yes, the one with the female cops fighting the zombie in
the break room. I loved that. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 1:59 am MeganDrapalski RT @Jamie_LD: @GrayJones You ROCK! 50 pounds is a lot to lose!
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:00 am Jamie_LD @thetissuetalk Novels and screenwriting are so different. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:00 am GrayJones Thanks! End goal is 60 by February. RT @Jamie_LD: You ROCK! 50
pounds is a lot to lose! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:00 am OfficeHooky A Writers Group is a commitment. Like losing weight, I suppose. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:00 am delaynamichelle @Jamie_LD What dates exactly in Nov? I'm surprising my family and
flying home for Thanksgiving... #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:00 am SarahAlexis4 @GrayJones Awesome, Gray! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:00 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston I call it RENO 911 with zombies. I hope that's okay
with @malber #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am thetissuetalk @Jamie_LD I know! I couldn't understand how that would work at all.
Also, they had a WG "leader" who was kind of a douche. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am BrandonEaston I asked about the credits because I am thinking that we could indeed
form a group of staffers and newbies. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am Jamie_LD @delaynamichelle I'm flying out the weekend of Thanksgiving. Not
sure on exact dates yet. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am GCGeek @Jamie_LD I KNOW! Let me check my couch for loose change,
frequent flier miles, a polished script... #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am gregorywalters @OfficeHooky If you find the right group, it's a great commitment.
Lights a fire under you! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am zacsanford2 @Jamie_LD don't forget vampires and werewolves too... #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am GrayJones Thanks! At 35 now, on pace for over 50 by NY. RT @SarahAlexis4:
Awesome, Gray! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am MeganDrapalski RT @BrandonEaston: I asked about the credits because I am thinking
that we could indeed form a group of staffers and newbies. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am sdarancette @BrandonEaston If there's a group forming somewhere I'd like to
check it out #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:01 am TheWriteScript @delaynamichelle You just tweeted your surprise. LOL #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:02 am Jamie_LD @GCGeek I know. I am meeting with a manager and 2 TV writers, so
I want my sitcom polished. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:02 am SarahAlexis4 @Jamie_LD Wow, sounds like a great trip you have planned! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:02 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston I may know a few unemployed TV writers who may
be interested too. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:02 am art1032 @GrayJones GOOOOOOO GRAY!!!! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am MeganDrapalski @Jamie_LD wow! Thats really exciting #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am delaynamichelle @TheWriteScript No one in my family follows me on Twitter! Could
you imagine? My tweets are like rated R. FB is PG-13. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am OfficeHooky @gregorywalters Do not ever join a WG that has not a written set of
Guidelines, Rules, Procedures, etc. It's tell tale. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am nobull408 If you are all talking about starting a writing group...Im there! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am malber @sdarancette @brandoneaston i might b interested 2 but my concern
is always with time. gotta find time 2 write and b w/ family #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am Jamie_LD @SarahAlexis4 It was originally just a vacation trip. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:03 am BrandonEaston The crappy thing is that I would like it to be an LA-based group. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:04 am BrandonEaston @malber Yes, we all have the same issue I'm guessing. Time to
write, time for life, time for meetings. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:04 am TheWriteScript @delaynamichelle I guess they don't read your blog as well. Rated X.
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:04 am thetissuetalk Another reason to get my butt to LA. RT @BrandonEaston: The
crappy thing is that I would like it to be an LA-based group. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:05 am GCGeek Just found out our friend @dotcom30rock Kev Brown is headlining
Baltimore Comedy Factory Fri: 8,10; Sat 7,9 &11! Going Sat!n #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:05 am SarahAlexis4 @Jamie_LD Well, I hope you enjoy BOTH the vacation and business
parts of it! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:05 am thetissuetalk @Jamie_LD That's fantastic! This is the sitcom pilot, yes? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:05 am TheWriteScript @delaynamichelle And...just because they don't "follow" you, doesn't
mean they aren't reading. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:05 am JAEL488 Werewolf, vampires, zombies, werewolf, vampires, zombies. Shoot
me in the face please. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat Toooooo much
2011-10-24 2:06 am Jamie_LD @thetissuetalk Yes. The sitcom pilot. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:06 am SarahAlexis4 @thetissuetalk Hi! (Very much delayed) #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:06 am MeganDrapalski @BrandonEaston understandable. Id be keen over summer when ill
be there #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:06 am Jamie_LD RT @GCGeek: Just found out our friend @dotcom30rock Kev Brown
is headlining Baltimore Comedy Factory Fri: 8,10; Sat 7,9 &11! r #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:07 am delaynamichelle @TheWriteScript Definitely not the blog! My family isn't into Twitter. If
they were, they'd stop reading my tweets pretty fast #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:07 am yvespirez I think a writers group who would organize its own writing room is a
great idea. I'm in for the LA area. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:08 am GrayJones For me, writing group would be all about the butt-kicking. I juggle so
many plates, I need that accountability. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:08 am BrandonEaston @GCGeek Met DotCom at NYCC this year. Funny guy. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:08 am sdarancette Another thing, a good writer's group should also be a good networking
op. Script critique and a bit of schmoozing. Just a bit. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:08 am TheWriteScript @JAEL488 LOL #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:09 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston @malber Can you skype me into the meetings
please? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:09 am MeganDrapalski @sdarancette schmoozing is a must - how can you trust if you dont
know people #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:09 am OfficeHooky @GrayJones Stop juggling so many plates. You're on a diet! Keep it
up. Have a good week, evreyone! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:09 am GCGeek @BrandonEaston Looking forward to his standup! He was kind
enough to grant me a blog interview: http://t.co/YUzVf5Wy #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:10 am Jamie_LD Networking with working writers is a huge part of TV writing. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:10 am BrandonEaston I am very open to the idea of a writer's group. If anyone is in Los
Angeles this upcoming weekend, I am on a panel at LBCC #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:10 am WestgarthEnt @JAEL488 How about a Zombie werewolf that sucks blood instead of
mauling its victims...? #tvwriterchat #scriptchat
2011-10-24 2:10 am BrandonEaston I am doing a writer's panel at the Long Beach Comic Con. 11am,
10/30/11 #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:10 am Jamie_LD RT @BrandonEaston: I am doing a writer's panel at the Long Beach
Comic Con. 11am, 10/30/11 #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:11 am JAEL488 RT @WestgarthEnt: @JAEL488 How about a Zombie werewolf that
sucks blood instead of mauling its victims? #tvwriterchat #scriptchat
Love it
2011-10-24 2:11 am LynneRice Does the writer's room experience include having to sit still or even in
a chair? #hopenot #cantthinksitting @GCGeek #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:11 am Jamie_LD My 2 goals for the month of October, finish 2nd novel in Gotcha
series, and polish my sitcom. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:13 am GrayJones LOL! You too! RT @OfficeHooky: Stop juggling so many plates.
You're on a diet! Keep it up. Have a good week, evreyone! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:13 am BrandonEaston Here's the LBCC programming list: http://t.co/wKmDZyWj Check on
Sunday'sn #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:14 am GCGeek @LynneRice I'm a pacer. And a fast talker. Then a sloucher. But love
the idea of bouncing jokes and stories. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:15 am james3059 RT @Jamie_LD: My 2 goals for the month of October, finish 2nd
novel in Gotcha series, and polish my sitcom. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:15 am GrayJones Less than 15 minutes left! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:16 am GrayJones Pace slowing... have we exhausted the topic? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:16 am MeganDrapalski Alrighty all i must be off - about to go into the land of no net. Was
great to make it tonight! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:17 am sdarancette @GrayJones Sorry, I am actually writing as this is going on.
MULTITASKING! Multipass! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:17 am BrandonEaston If folks would like to meet up this weekend, let me know :) #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:18 am SarahAlexis4 @MeganDrapalski Bye! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:18 am GrayJones Next week will be on setting up "virtual writing groups" -- should we
call it a night tonight & pick up next wk? Or more q's? #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:18 am thetissuetalk So the consensus is that we definitely need more TV-centric WGs. I'm
rather surprised that they're hard to find even in LA. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:18 am GCGeek @GrayJones I'm looking forward to the transcript. A few good links in
here, and some good ideas. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:18 am art1032 OK #tvwriterchat must go, have to get up early w/kiddies. Great as
usual. Night All:)
2011-10-24 2:18 am gregorywalters Article on starting a WG in Script Magazine: http://t.co/oCtz0Bvk #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:18 am GrayJones Agreed! RT @GCGeek: I'm looking forward to the transcript. A few
good links in here, and some good ideas. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:19 am Jamie_LD RT @gregorywalters: Article on starting a WG in Script Magazine:
http://t.co/FRTCdXkF #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:19 am BrandonEaston Nice find on the article. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:20 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones It seems to me that everyone wants to have a writer's
group, but actually participating is another story. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:20 am GrayJones Yep! Time to start 'em. RT @thetissuetalk: consensus -we definitely
need more TV-centric WGs. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:20 am GrayJones Probably. RT @Jamie_LD: seems to me that everyone wants to have
a writer's group, but actually participating is another story. #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:20 am GCGeek I'm going to give the virtual/long-distance group a shot. I don't think I'll
find a decent sitcom WR/WG in Balt/DC. In LA, yes #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:21 am Jamie_LD Between real life and writing, finding time for a group can be difficult.
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:21 am sdarancette @Jamie_LD Can we like have the group, you know, like from our
beds from our respective homes, via skype. We're all lazy #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:21 am JAEL488 RT @Jamie_LD: Between real life and writing, finding time for a group
can be difficult. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:21 am Jamie_LD @GCGeek You and I will have to chat about getting a TV group
together. I have a few working writers who may help. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:21 am GCGeek And day job is a creativity killer. RT @Jamie_LD: Between real life
and writing, finding time for a group can be difficult. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:22 am GrayJones Agreed... Maybe accountability w/o time commitment? RT
@Jamie_LD: finding time for a group can be difficult. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:22 am Jamie_LD We will be discussing virtual writing groups next week. I'll put together
some ideas to mull over. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:22 am GCGeek @Jamie_LD I was thinking the same thing. Regular reviews/meetups
will keep me moving forward. Proud of your progress, JLD! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:23 am Jamie_LD @sdarancette Skype meeting is perfect for me. No getting dressed
and doing makeup and hair! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:23 am BrandonEaston Thanks for all the incredible information and conversation tonight. You
guys rock. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:23 am GrayJones To mull over: if the WG is online, does it have to follow same
"meeting" format? Or can be other forms of accountability? #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:23 am GrayJones @BrandonEaston thanks for joining us! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:23 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston Thanks for joining us. Hope to meet you in
November. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:24 am GCGeek Echo! RT @GrayJones: @BrandonEaston thanks for joining us! #
tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:24 am GCGeek And you too, @malber! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:24 am Jamie_LD Everyone seems to be dragging. Let's call it a night and I'll pull the
transcript. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:24 am carolynedgar RT @GCGeek: And day job is a creativity killer. RT @Jamie_LD:
Between real life and writing, finding time for a group can be difficult.
#tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:24 am sdarancette @BrandonEaston Nice to virtually meet you in the twitterverse.
@GrayJones #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:25 am thetissuetalk @Jamie_LD Is the scriptwirtersroom forum a separate entity from #
tvwriterchat? You should link it up to the website :)
2011-10-24 2:25 am GrayJones OK, I propose we wrap up now and reconvene next week. I see
@Jamie_LD concurs... #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:25 am BrandonEaston @sdarancette Yes, hopefully we will all keep in touch. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:25 am GrayJones thanks to all for joining in! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:25 am Jamie_LD @thetissuetalk It's not a part of #tvwriterchat But I'm the one running
it. I'll link up. thanks.
2011-10-24 2:25 am SarahAlexis4 Goodnight everybody #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:25 am GrayJones Good night all! Signing off. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:26 am GCGeek Thank you for moderating a great topic and chat, tonight!
@GrayJones @Jamie_LD #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:26 am yvespirez Have a great week everyone! #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:27 am thetissuetalk @BrandonEaston Great chat! See you around. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:27 am malber @Jamie_LD sorry i had to duck out. baby needed a bath. but hope
everyone has a super productive writing week. #tvwriterchat
2011-10-24 2:27 am JasmineMcAtee @Jamie_LD @zacsanford Would definitely be interested. #
tvwriterchat

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