Thursday, October 27, 2011

WBC Panel Tweet Transcript from Lynn Dickinson

Thanks so much to Lynn Dickinson @lifesizeLD for tweeting from this panel live.


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2011-10-26 3:34 pm LifesizeLD 3 Pro Screenwriters on today's panel: Daisy Gardner, Todd Samovitz,
& Ruth Livier. #scriptchat #tvwriterchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 3:39 pm LifesizeLD We're up to about 75+ screenwriters here at Writer's Boot Camp,
waiting for the Pro panel to start. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 3:46 pm LifesizeLD @Katelynd_Ku I'm at Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica. Pro
Screenwriter panel starting soon. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 3:47 pm LifesizeLD So far, the writers crowd is buzzing, the food is good, and the OJ is
cold. They're testing the mics... #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 3:54 pm LifesizeLD Wish you were here! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #wbcpanel
http://t.co/YrcT8kGy
2011-10-26 4:00 pm LifesizeLD I'll be using #TVWriterChat #Scriptchat & #WBCPanel tags as much
as possible - but follow my stream to catch all event tweets.
2011-10-26 4:06 pm LifesizeLD All the pro writers on todays panel are grads of Writers Boot Camp.
Nice. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:07 pm LifesizeLD Ruth Livier is in rewrites for a feature film. Her acting work finances
her web series. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:09 pm LifesizeLD Todd Samovitz writes from a biz perspective. TV writing is about
packaging. Write strategically! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:09 pm art1032 RT @LifesizeLD: Todd Samovitz writes from a biz perspective. TV
writing is about packaging. Write strategically! #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:10 pm LifesizeLD Todd has multiple projects in process at the same time. Pitches,
pilots, features, etc. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:11 pm LifesizeLD There are many people making a living as writers in this biz who have
never had a produced credit. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:12 pm LifesizeLD Daisy Gardner is a tv writer & moving over to features bc she & her
showrunner hubby have small kids. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:12 pm ScriptPunk RT @LifesizeLD: There are many people making a living as writers in
this biz who have never had a produced credit. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:16 pm LifesizeLD Ruth an actor, wanted to write. Did her own web series & made the
cover of the WGA's "Written By" mag. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:17 pm LifesizeLD "What's cool about the web today? You can go from writer to owner."
#tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:17 pm LifesizeLD Ruth shot the first season of her web series in two days! 22 pages on
day 1, 18 on day 2. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:18 pm LifesizeLD Ruth's web series YLSE is an all union production - SAG, WGA and
IATSE. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:19 pm LifesizeLD Todd Samovitz was an entertainment atty. who read scripts at work,
which inspired him to write. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:20 pm LifesizeLD In all the violence and action, U still need strength & character and
themes that everyone understands. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:22 pm LifesizeLD Daisy's 1st script was in 5th grade. It got her kicked out of the GATE
program at school. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:26 pm LifesizeLD Daisy is still a big fan of South Park. "I'm a huge fan. I wish they
hadn't fired me!" :-) #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:27 pm LifesizeLD The whole "get an agent" thing is backwards. Develop great material
& let them find you! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:28 pm JLichtenberg RT @LifesizeLD: Daisy is still a big fan of South Park. "I'm a huge fan.
I wish they hadn't fired me!" :-) #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:32 pm AlexisNiki RT @LifesizeLD: "What's cool about the web today? You can go from
writer to owner." #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:32 pm LifesizeLD "If you write something great & put it out there, the agents & mgrs will
find you." #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:33 pm LifesizeLD "Writers - respect agents, managers & producers - but don't hand
them the key to your future." #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:38 pm LifesizeLD Once U put something out on the web, you go from "writer" to "owner"
& U have something tangible. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:38 pm LifesizeLD Easiest way to join the WGA right now? New media. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:39 pm LifesizeLD @davidpalliser Self publish, graphic novels, web series, blog, etc.
Good content is good content. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:41 pm CityofAngelle RT @LifesizeLD: Easiest way to join the WGA right now? New media.
#tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:41 pm LifesizeLD Daisy once went to meet with a friend, and it turned out to be a pitch
meeting!! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:42 pm LifesizeLD Ha ha! In spite of the advance warnings, one of the PANELISTS'
phone just rang. LOL! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:43 pm LifesizeLD In TV in particular, you need to attach your ideas and specs to the
"big pods" that have studio deals. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:44 pm LifesizeLD Broadcast studios like to work w brand name prodcos that they know.
Cable is more of a writer's nirvana. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:45 pm LifesizeLD In Broadcast TV - its about WHO you are. In Cable, it's about your
talent and content. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:46 pm LifesizeLD You need a much broader/younger audience pull for the Broadcast
networks. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:46 pm LifesizeLD Todd's pitching strategy is to start with the tagline. What will they put
on the posters? #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:48 pm LifesizeLD You either need to learn the skill of pitching, or build lots of 1:1
relationships with producers. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:49 pm LifesizeLD Pitching is challenging. Takes a lot of preparation. Easier if you have
your own "product." #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:50 pm LifesizeLD Your product cld be a web series, blog, graphic novel, book, etc.. It
will speak for itself. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:51 pm LifesizeLD You have to walk in the room and pitch with confidence to instill
confidence in them. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:57 pm LifesizeLD Adapt your material to it's best format. The series Californication
started as a failed feature script. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:59 pm LifesizeLD Daisy was overwhelmed by the brilliance of the writers on 30-Rock.
Panic attacks at home! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 4:59 pm LifesizeLD Network notes can be terrible and ruin a story. They don't take them
at 30 Rock! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:01 pm LifesizeLD To succeed in a hopping writer's room, master the "yes and" skill from
improv. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:02 pm LifesizeLD "You have to practice a lot to look spontaneous in a pitch"
#tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:03 pm LifesizeLD They're touching on transmedia now... Take your web series, make a
feature, pitch to TV, add a book... #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:04 pm LifesizeLD Author your web series to DVD to sell to foreign territories...
#tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:04 pm CityofAngelle RT @LifesizeLD: They're touching on transmedia now... Take your
web series, make a feature, pitch to TV, add a book... #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:04 pm CityofAngelle RT @LifesizeLD: Author your web series to DVD to sell to foreign
territories... #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:05 pm LifesizeLD Look at your material: which components can be developed further for
a different medium? #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:05 pm LifesizeLD Audience questions now... What's your most useful writer's tool?
#tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:07 pm LifesizeLD Ruth, Daisy, & Todd all like using a 3-6-3 (a 1 pg WBC development
tool) before they write pages. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:09 pm AlexisNiki @LifesizeLD Am loving the "create your destiny" approach.
Self-publishing, the web, other platforms YES! #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:09 pm CityofAngelle RT @LifesizeLD: Look at your material: which components can be
developed further for a different medium? #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:09 pm LifesizeLD Q 4 Ruth - Why make web series union? Ruth wanted highest quality
performers & production quality. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:10 pm LifesizeLD Ruth's web series was self-financed for first 2 seasons. A sponsor
came on board for season 3. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:11 pm LifesizeLD Q - do you write daily. A Ruth - I wish! I have to write early in the day
or it doesn't happen. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:12 pm LifesizeLD Q - do you write daily? A Todd - he uses the notepad function on his
iphone to write & clarify all day. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:13 pm LifesizeLD Todd "noodles' with ideas until he can "see" them, and writes fast
once it's clear. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:14 pm LifesizeLD Daisy has kids - she writes in 20-45 minute blocks, depending on
kids, & deadlines. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:15 pm LifesizeLD Some people spend years on scripts. Todd thinks that's a mistake.
Develop a body of work. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:15 pm grumblecore RT @LifesizeLD: Daisy has kids - she writes in 20-45 minute blocks,
depending on kids, & deadlines. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:16 pm LifesizeLD You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA projects. Learn to
write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:17 pm JLichtenberg RT @LifesizeLD: You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA
projects. Learn to write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:18 pm LifesizeLD With a day job: write 10-hours a week - w/ a good plan, you can write
2 features or 3 tv specs per year. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:19 pm LifesizeLD Closing comments: Trust your instincts **once you have educated
yourself about the biz and craft** #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:20 pm LifesizeLD What would you do differently if you could go back on time? Todd -
trust my gut sooner #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:22 pm LifesizeLD Learn to take the SPIRIT of the note. Don't just execute suggested
changes. Listen well. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:22 pm MoonWolf95 RT @LifesizeLD: You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA
projects. Learn to write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:24 pm LifesizeLD End of the event! Mucho applause! Thanks for the RTs and
messages. Enjoy your day/night/whatever! #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:24 pm LifesizeLD I'm off to meet the speakers and shake their hands. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:27 pm NickySilv RT @LifesizeLD: You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA
projects. Learn to write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 5:56 pm chrisfayers RT @LifesizeLD: Daisy has kids - she writes in 20-45 minute blocks,
depending on kids, & deadlines. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 6:07 pm Jamie_LD If you missed @LifesizeLD live tweets, no worries, transcript will be
on #tvwriterchat website http://t.co/b87lorhC #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 6:20 pm MonaLiNYC RT @LifesizeLD: You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA
projects. Learn to write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 6:21 pm MonaLiNYC RT @LifesizeLD: With a day job: write 10-hours a week - w/ a good
plan, you can write 2 features or 3 tv specs per year. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 6:24 pm Silverwingscrpt RT @LifesizeLD: You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA
projects. Learn to write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 6:53 pm brainyreviewer RT @LifesizeLD: Once U put something out on the web, you go from
"writer" to "owner" & U have something tangible. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 6:53 pm brainyreviewer RT @LifesizeLD: Easiest way to join the WGA right now? New media.
#tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 7:02 pm brainyreviewer RT @LifesizeLD: Ruth's web series was self-financed for first 2
seasons. A sponsor came on board for season 3. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-26 7:04 pm brainyreviewer RT @LifesizeLD: You have 8-12 weeks to turn in a first draft on WGA
projects. Learn to write in that timeframe. #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #
WBCPanel
2011-10-26 7:05 pm brainyreviewer RT @LifesizeLD: With a day job: write 10-hours a week - w/ a good
plan, you can write 2 features or 3 tv specs per year. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-27 6:48 am poodlepower RT @LifesizeLD: Ruth's web series was self-financed for first 2
seasons. A sponsor came on board for season 3. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-27 6:48 am poodlepower RT @LifesizeLD: Q 4 Ruth - Why make web series union? Ruth
wanted highest quality performers & production quality. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-27 6:54 am poodlepower RT @LifesizeLD: Ruth, Daisy, & Todd all like using a 3-6-3 (a 1 pg
WBC development tool) before they write pages. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-27 6:55 am poodlepower RT @LifesizeLD: They're touching on transmedia now... Take your
web series, make a feature, pitch to TV, add a book... #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-27 6:56 am poodlepower RT @LifesizeLD: "You have to practice a lot to look spontaneous in a
pitch" #tvwriterchat #scriptchat #WBCPanel
2011-10-27 7:01 am poodlepower RT @LifesizeLD: Adapt your material to it's best format. The series
Californication started as a failed feature script. #tvwriterchat
#scriptchat #WBCPanel

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