Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gordy Hoffman of BlueCat Screenplay Competition Guests on Scriptchat Sunday August 21st!

Gordy Hoffman @vigiledelfuoco of BlueCat Screenplay Competition guests on Scriptchat on Sunday, August 21st, 5pm PT! Topic: “Why are we not writing great scripts?” Gordy will delve into the fact that if a script is truly great, it will get the attention it needs, giving pointers on how to make a script great. 

The best way to participate in the chat is via this site.


Raised in Fairport, New York, Gordy Hoffman graduated from the University of Kansas in 1987. He wrote his first stage play, HONG KONG, in Washington, D.C., where he was selected as a member of the Jeannie McKean Moore Poetry Workshop at George Washington University in 1990. In 1994, Gordy founded Company, a Chicago-based experimental workshop that explored the creation of original text through imaginative use of the voice and body. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, England and Australia.

Gordy’s first screenplay, a black comedy about the underground donor organ market, remains unfinished. His second screenplay, LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso and starring his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. In 2001, Gordy was chosen for Fox Searchlab, a director development program at Fox Searchlight, where he wrote and directed three digital shorts, THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED SEEING MOVIES, JACK SIGNS and UNTITLED.

Gordy made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW screened at the Milan Film Festival, made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, and won the Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York.
ordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and England. He’s presented at numerous  writing conferences, including IFP Script to Screen ConferenceLit Week at Lighthouse WorkshopWillamette Writers ConferenceScript DC Conference, as well as serving as judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. A proud Jayhawk, he sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. Currently an instructor at the UCLA Professional Program, Gordy set to direct a feature script he’s written project for Abigail Spencer in 2015. 

Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.

Read more at http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/who-we-are/#WpiiimBieQqfbvXt.99

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Transcript Jaime Primak on #Scriptchat - September 14, 2014

Tonight we had on the amazing Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak, creator and star of Bravo's Jersey Belle as well as screenwriter and master pitcher and PR pro (Jaime's bio here)! Tonight's chat was full of tips on commercial ideas, pitching in a room, loglines, titles and more! Storify site wasn't working, so I copied the chat but you'll have to read it from the bottom up. I'll keep trying to grab the transcript tomorrow. Fingers crossed it works! Enjoy! @jeannevb
  1. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Honored! “@jeannevb: Agreed! RT @MrsKOutlaw: @jeannevb @JaimePrimak so cool for #scriptchat to have someone so real tonight!”
  2. R.D. @rdlln
    Best diner +/or Italian restaurant in New Jersey? @JaimePrimak #scriptchat
    Retweeted by demon of words
  3. Jeff O'Brien @Jeffrobrien
    Need two #followers to make 500. #mexico #zombies #screenplays #Monterrey #PuertoVallarta #RetirementDream #NuevoLeon #scriptchat #dosmas
    Retweeted by Zombot ZRA
  4. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak you're kicking ass #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jaime Primak
  5. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Next Sunday we have Gordy Hoffman @vigiledelfuoco of BlueCat Screenwriting Competition @BlueCatPictures! Set your alarms! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jo Buckman
  6. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    One final note... pr.com/press-release/… Subscribers welcome! Adieu! #scriptchat
  7. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    THANK YOU so much @JaimePrimak! You survived your virgin voyage of #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Shawn Deena
  8. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    THANK YOU so much @JaimePrimak! You survived your virgin voyage of #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jaime Primak
  9. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Don't forget to watch @JaimePrimak on #JerseyBelle tomorrow night! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jaime Primak
  10. J.Rene @JoelleRene
    @jeannevb @JaimePrimak valuable advice #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jaime Primak
  11. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    All of my material is my own and Dom/int commercial. I'm brilliant with content and terrible with structure. That's my cross #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Ebong Eka
  12. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Next Sunday we have Gordy Hoffman @vigiledelfuoco of BlueCat Screenwriting Competition @BlueCatPictures! Set your alarms! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
  13. Jeff O'Brien @Jeffrobrien
    Need two #followers to make 500. #mexico #zombies #screenplays #Monterrey #PuertoVallarta #RetirementDream #NuevoLeon #scriptchat #dosmas
  14. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @wcmartell And I writing during explosions... #scriptchat
  15. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Next Sunday we have Gordy Hoffman @vigiledelfuoco of BlueCat Screenwriting Competition @BlueCatPictures! Set your alarms! #scriptchat
  16. Just⭐Georgia @jernlynn95
    @JaimePrimak I have a #ScriptChat for ya lol (though I haven't written in quite a while) #FollowBack would be appreciated. ;))
  17. J.Rene @JoelleRene
    @jeannevb @JaimePrimak valuable advice #scriptchat
  18. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    Thanks, Jaime... now I have to get back to writing explosions... #scriptchat
  19. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    This was a nice break. Back to the grint #scriptchat
  20. David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
    It's past 2100 here in MI. Good night, people. #scriptchat
  21. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Don't forget to watch @JaimePrimak on #JerseyBelle tomorrow night! #scriptchat
  22. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Thank you so much for having me. What an honor. Please let's all stay connected! @jeannevb you rock! #jerseybelle #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Shawn Deena
  23. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @dwacon Render unto Gallagher what is Gallagher's... #scriptchat
  24. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @MyloCarbia yo, Mylo is in the HOOOOUSE! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Mylo Carbia
  25. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @mylocarbia it really wasn't. For #jerseybelle and my films- I pitch the entire package. Trailer, theme song, lol all of it #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Mylo Carbia
  26. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    Thanks for the #scriptchat
  27. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Thank you so much for having me. What an honor. Please let's all stay connected! @jeannevb you rock! #jerseybelle #scriptchat
  28. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak you rocked the chat, Jaime! I'll post a transcript in a little bit and shoot you the link. #scriptchat
  29. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @JaimePrimak So the watermelon and sledgehammer should be left to Gallagher... #scriptchat
  30. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Thank you for being here and for sharing your insights. All the best with #jerseybelle and all your other projects! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Christopher Phillips
  31. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I always have 3 projects writing at once. All in different stages. This way if I'm not in the mood to brainstorm, I edit, etc #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Miranda Sajdak
  32. Tricia King-Weed @tkweed
    Thanks Jaime! #scriptchat
  33. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I don't bring "props" I just take them through how I see marketing. But again, that specifically is my world.. #scriptchat
  34. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Thank you for being here and for sharing your insights. All the best with #jerseybelle and all your other projects! #scriptchat
  35. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Also, don't use exception, use rule. Eternal sunshine is a decent title but it's exception. Jaws, poltergeist, bridesmaids rule #scriptchat
  36. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @JaimePrimak I like that approach... I do the same (producing my shorter scripts in CGI animation) #scriptchat
  37. Karel Segers @ozzywood
    [Interview] Grant Morrison Exposes The Mechanisms of Hollywood Screenwriting in - klou.tt/rvumwlyetqep #screenwriting #scriptchat #botw
  38. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    THANK YOU so much @JaimePrimak! You survived your virgin voyage of #scriptchat
  39. Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
    Before you go... what's in your marketing portion of the pitch? Just talking to it? Or do you have poster/graphics? #scriptchat
  40. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I always have 3 projects writing at once. All in different stages. This way if I'm not in the mood to brainstorm, I edit, etc #scriptchat
    Retweeted by R.D.
  41. jonathandahan @jonathandahan
    @JaimePrimak I think I may have stolen your process #scriptchat
  42. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I always have 3 projects writing at once. All in different stages. This way if I'm not in the mood to brainstorm, I edit, etc #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Alejandro G S
  43. R.D. @rdlln
    Best diner +/or Italian restaurant in New Jersey? @JaimePrimak #scriptchat
  44. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Don't forget to check out @jaimeprimak's bio... quite the inspiration scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-… #scriptchat
  45. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I always have 3 projects writing at once. All in different stages. This way if I'm not in the mood to brainstorm, I edit, etc #scriptchat
  46. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    I'm an usually quiet motormouth #scriptchat
  47. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @wcmartell I prefer Mel Brooks. Except during Scriptchat... then I am babbling brooks... #scriptchat
  48. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    Final Five Plug: IDEAS BLUE BOOK. Tools for finding the high concept ideas producers love. amazon.com/Your-Idea-Mach… #scriptchat
  49. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @AGSfilmmaker The title does have that same sense of whimsy as the script itself. #scriptchat
  50. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    I don't know, Eternal Sunshine... title as crazy as the concept and movie. Works for me. Surreal. #scriptchat
  51. Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
    @wcmartell or know the person that made it... #scriptchat
  52. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Q: For somebody interested in developing an unscripted series, where would you suggest they start? First steps? #scriptchat
  53. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    Try not to trash the #1 movie... they may have made it! #scriptchat
  54. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    5 more minutes... get your questions in for @JaimePrimak. Don't be shy! #scriptchat
  55. jonathandahan @jonathandahan
    @jaimeprimak do you write one script at a time, or do you have a few going at once? #scriptchat
  56. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I'm sorry if I'm missing questions - I'm trying to keep up! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Fran From SI,NY❤
  57. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @bychrisphillips a good producer will lead, they will break the ice. If not, talking about why the #1 movie in country is #1 #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Christopher Phillips
  58. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    I'm Albert Brooks in BROADCAST NEWS, so my writing has to do all of the work. #scriptchat
  59. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @bychrisphillips a good producer will lead, they will break the ice. If not, talking about why the #1 movie in country is #1 #scriptchat
  60. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Hmmm... maybe that can be arranged?! #scriptchat
  61. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak you can come back anytime, Jaime! @sarahalexis4 #scriptchat
  62. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @sarahalexis4 that's my sweet spot. The human connection is my world. I'd need another script chat! #scriptchat
  63. Lee Jessup @LeeZJessup
    Invaluable! Pitching Insights from former HBO exec Michael Garcia via @voyagemedia buff.ly/1wmVahT #screenwriting #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Alejandro G S
  64. Final Draft @finaldraftinc
    The one thing that carries over from one project to the next is procrastination. - Carl Gottlieb @JAWSwriter #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Hank Woon
  65. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak agree, research is key. Find the 6 degrees of separation. Often it's only 2 or 3 degrees to get to someone. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by 120pgs
  66. Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
    Playing Hollywood’s game & coming up short by only #screenwriting high budget #screenplays? bit.ly/18cLGvn #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Hank Woon
  67. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Title and log line are critical to that first call. Make sure the title tells what the film is and the log line has tension #scriptchat
    Retweeted by 120pgs
  68. Lee Jessup @LeeZJessup
    Invaluable! Pitching Insights from former HBO exec Michael Garcia via @voyagemedia buff.ly/1wmVahT #screenwriting #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Hank Woon
  69. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    See the marketing for the film. What are your trailer moments? What's the tag line? Believe in it and it will show in pitch. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by 120pgs
  70. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @agsfilmmaker not really. Think about the movie ghost busters. Tells you exactly what it is. Think along those lines #scriptchat
  71. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Q: Your thoughts on how to successfully build/maintain relationships and be somebody people are eager to work with? #scriptchat
  72. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    @AGSfilmmaker How about ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND? Great film, but how can someone tell a friend it was good? #scriptchat
  73. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    @dwacon If the producer sends you to legal, on to the next producer. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Christopher Phillips
  74. Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
    @JaimePrimak Nothing personal... what about ice-breakers? #scriptchat
  75. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Title and log line are critical to that first call. Make sure the title tells what the film is and the log line has tension #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Penny BroJacquie
  76. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    @dwacon If the producer sends you to legal, on to the next producer. #scriptchat
  77. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    About 10 more minutes with our guest, creator & star of Bravo's Jersey Belle...& screenwriter & #PRqueen, & mom... @jaimeprimak #scriptchat
  78. Betsy Lee Varga @blvarga
    @JaimePrimak Any suggestions on how to practice log lines? Is there a game or book "Guess this Movie from the Log-line"? #scriptchat
  79. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    @JaimePrimak: could you give us an example of a good movie with a bad title? #scriptchat
  80. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Do not- promise exclusivity, discuss money, lie, give opinions on films they made that didn't work, discuss personal life. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by StarryMag
  81. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Do not- promise exclusivity, discuss money, lie, give opinions on films they made that didn't work, discuss personal life. #scriptchat
  82. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Does your title "tell" what the film is? If not, change it. No exception #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Christopher Phillips
  83. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    LOL @Al_1701. Unless you're a palooka. #scriptchat
  84. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Does your title "tell" what the film is? If not, change it. No exception #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Mad Incraft
  85. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Title and log line are critical to that first call. Make sure the title tells what the film is and the log line has tension #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Mad Incraft
  86. David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
    @AGSfilmmaker Let the batter hit it. #scriptchat
  87. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @wcmartell What do you do when the producer releases the hounds? #scriptchat
  88. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    See the marketing for the film. What are your trailer moments? What's the tag line? Believe in it and it will show in pitch. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  89. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    See the marketing for the film. What are your trailer moments? What's the tag line? Believe in it and it will show in pitch. #scriptchat
  90. William C. Martell @wcmartell
    @blueneumann equery or cold calls can get you to the producer. #scriptchat
  91. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    @JaimePrimak, what NOT to do in a pitch? #scriptchat
  92. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Just a head's up, after the chat, check out @JaimePrimak's "cawfee talks" youtube.com/user/TheJersey… #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
  93. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak you're kicking ass #scriptchat
  94. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak don't worry about missing questions! You're doing GREAT! #scriptchat
  95. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Title and log line are critical to that first call. Make sure the title tells what the film is and the log line has tension #scriptchat
    Retweeted by The Wallabee Kingpin
  96. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    If you don't have an agent, I say go straight to best producer fit. That's your best chance. Truth. Fact. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Faux Reality Ent
  97. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Title and log line are critical to that first call. Make sure the title tells what the film is and the log line has tension #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  98. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I'm sorry if I'm missing questions - I'm trying to keep up! #scriptchat
  99. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @JaimePrimak About two virgins? #scriptchat
  100. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Title and log line are critical to that first call. Make sure the title tells what the film is and the log line has tension #scriptchat
  101. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Agreed! RT @MrsKOutlaw: @jeannevb @JaimePrimak so cool for #scriptchat to have someone so real tonight!
    Retweeted by Mrs. Outlaw
  102. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak I can see how your branding/marketing background ties in with that title tip! Any more pointers like that to share? #scriptchat
  103. J.Rene @JoelleRene
    @JaimePrimak When pitching, what do you feel is the most important point to convey? #scriptchat
  104. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Does your title "tell" what the film is? If not, change it. No exception #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Mrs. Outlaw
  105. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Agreed! RT @MrsKOutlaw: @jeannevb @JaimePrimak so cool for #scriptchat to have someone so real tonight!
  106. Mrs. Outlaw @MrsKOutlaw
    @jeannevb @JaimePrimak so cool for #scriptchat to have someone so real tonight!
  107. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Does your title "tell" what the film is? If not, change it. No exception #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  108. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Does your title "tell" what the film is? If not, change it. No exception #scriptchat
  109. jonathandahan @jonathandahan
    @JaimePrimak Hairsalon? #scriptchat
  110. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Great wedding(?) themed title? #scriptchat
  111. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak the engagement? #scriptchat
  112. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I am great with titles. Can you guess what my last film is about? Title is "Before We Do". #scriptchat
  113. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak agree, research is key. Find the 6 degrees of separation. Often it's only 2 or 3 degrees to get to someone. #scriptchat
  114. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak so the question becomes what can't they make? I mean I never thought the Giver was script worthy #scriptchat
  115. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    And honestly, I'm great wij #scriptchat
  116. Marilyn Horowitz @marilynhorowitz
    RT @JaimePrimak Producers need material they can get maid. If your pitch is good, they'll take the call. #scriptchat
  117. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Also, #jerseybelle is on Bravo Monday nights. #scriptchat
  118. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Producers need material they can get maid. If your pitch is good, they'll take the call. #scriptchat
  119. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Just a head's up, after the chat, check out @JaimePrimak's "cawfee talks" youtube.com/user/TheJersey… #scriptchat
  120. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    If you don't have an agent, I say go straight to best producer fit. That's your best chance. Truth. Fact. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Alby Metevier
  121. #scriptchat @scriptchat
    Creator & star of #jerseybelle @JaimePrimak guests on #scriptchat TOP OF HR talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…
    Retweeted by Lucy Hay
  122. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @blueneaumann okay, I knew my last project was perfect for will packer. I did a little research and found an in. Then I called #scriptchat
  123. jonathandahan @jonathandahan
    @RodThompson #yolo #thuglife #scriptchat
  124. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak right there with you Jamie. I wrote a whole song based on one line I had in my head for a month #scriptchat
  125. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    My process sucks but my product rocks! #jerseybelle #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Andrea Waters
  126. jonathandahan @jonathandahan
    @JaimePrimak I like that method! Ideas have to start somewhere! #scriptchat
  127. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    RT @JaimePrimak: My process sucks but my product rocks! #jerseybelle #scriptchat booyah!
  128. Rod Thompson @RodThompson
    Wondering why I'm sitting here alone at my desk listening to the #Frozen OST like it ain't shit. #scriptchat #movies #smh
  129. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    My process sucks but my product rocks! #jerseybelle #scriptchat
  130. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    If you don't have an agent, I say go straight to best producer fit. That's your best chance. Truth. Fact. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Sean Will
  131. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak I doubt that Jamie. You've got skills for certain. My songs are the same way. #scriptchat
  132. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @shawndna came together, you'd plotz. Literally from a scene. One scene. I spent to weeks figuring out right story for scene #scriptchat
  133. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Q With all your projects and the various hats you wear, any insights/tips on time management and stacking projects? #scriptchat
  134. jonathandahan @jonathandahan
    @IngridElkner are you writing a werewolf/shark movie? #scriptchat
  135. Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
    Q: Are you thinking about budget as you write? Or do you match script to producer afterwards? #scriptchat
  136. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @shawndna them I'm your worst nightmare lol. My story is always weakest part in the beginning. If I told you how last pic #scriptchat
  137. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @JaimePrimak How do you get TO the producer? #scriptchat
  138. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @IngridElkner sounds like a Sopranos sequel. #scriptchat
  139. Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
    RT @JaimePrimak: If you don't have an agent, I say go straight to best producer fit. That's your best chance. Truth. Fact. #scriptchat
  140. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    If you don't have an agent, I say go straight to best producer fit. That's your best chance. Truth. Fact. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  141. Ingrid Elkner @IngridElkner
    Hey #scriptchat babies, can't make it to the learning party, I'm working on an inciting incident. There are dead fish. This might get hairy.
  142. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    If you don't have an agent, I say go straight to best producer fit. That's your best chance. Truth. Fact. #scriptchat
  143. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @JaimePrimak You're a shining example to all of us who don't want to get pidgeonholed. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  144. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak personally I think what's missing is not original ideas but well written stories that actually deliver substance #scriptchat
  145. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @JaimePrimak You're a shining example to all of us who don't want to get pidgeonholed. #scriptchat
  146. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @agsfilmmaker I've been told that, but I've sold a horror, 2 comedies and a thriller... So I may not be best example of that #scriptchat
  147. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @MyloCarbia @jaimeprimak hahaha that would certainly explain Snooky #AquaNetitis #scriptchat
  148. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @shawndna yet it sold and goes into production in 2015. Hard to describe in 140 characters lol #scriptchat
  149. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    @JaimePrimak Do you think a writer should specialize in one specific genre? To be easier to market himself? #scriptchat
  150. Mylo Carbia @MyloCarbia
    @JaimePrimak Why do all of us Jersey Girls write horror films? Think it's a side effect from too much AquaNet? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  151. Mylo Carbia @MyloCarbia
    @JaimePrimak Why do all of us Jersey Girls write horror films? Think it's a side effect from too much AquaNet? #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Shawn Deena
  152. Mylo Carbia @MyloCarbia
    @JaimePrimak Why do all of us Jersey Girls write horror films? Think it's a side effect from too much AquaNet? #scriptchat
  153. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak there's too much transparency and spoiler alert. A fear website would have to be designed against it. #scriptchat
  154. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    You wouldn't go to Judd Apatow for horror and you wouldn't go to Jason Blum for Porkys. I would never go to a studio w/o agent #scriptchat
  155. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with @JaimePrimak, creator & star of #JerseyBelle talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…
    Retweeted by Screenwriters' Fest
  156. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Thanks for providing that specific example! #scriptchat
  157. Andrea Waters @art1032
    #scriptchat
  158. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak Burton's first Batman -- never saw the joker. Or the first Jurassic Park trailer. The mystery is the hook. #scriptchat
  159. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @tkweed you need to really target the production company that could actually get your film made. #scriptchat
  160. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak you're so twisted. #bonuspoints #scriptchat
  161. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I had a thought- what if kids had a fear website that was fan interactive and it was used against them and the whole #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Deena Cohen
  162. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Watched them suffer on their own site but no one thought to help b/c they assumed it was fake. It satisfied our voyerist nature #scriptchat
  163. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @blueneumann well then there you go #scriptchat
  164. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I had a thought- what if kids had a fear website that was fan interactive and it was used against them and the whole #scriptchat
  165. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @sarahalexis4 it depends on the genre. I am not a fan of remakes or it's "this movie meets this movie" so for ex w/horror #scriptchat
  166. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @shawndna That's how the Bourne Identity was written. #scriptchat
  167. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @jaimeprimak Let's talking about being your own PR agent/pimp when you don't have an agent yet. #scriptchat
  168. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    As a writer and singer/songwriter the notion of storytelling around a scene makes a whole lot of sense #scriptchat
  169. Tricia King-Weed @tkweed
    How do you get a meeting if you don't have an agent yet? #scriptchat
  170. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Just an FYI, @JaimePrimak is such a trooper, she's doing this chat while juggling her little kids and dinner! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by John Thomason
  171. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @MyloCarbia @JaimePrimak yes, they should! #scriptchat
  172. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    News on my web series: pr.com/press-release/… #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
  173. Mylo Carbia @MyloCarbia
    @JaimePrimak Does the New Jersey Department of Tourism give you freebies? If not, they should. #scriptchat
  174. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    Woow! Points for a working mom! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by John Thomason
  175. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Q: What are some key elements of a strong commercial concept you may keep in mind when developing? #scriptchat
  176. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Shout out to @jaimeprimak's family for putting up with us taking her away tonight. #scriptchat
  177. Debra Eckerling @WriteOnOnline
    How'd everyone do on their goals this week? facebook.com/writeononline #writeon #scriptchat #smcla @guildedgoals
  178. Marilyn Horowitz @marilynhorowitz
    RT @JaimePrimak My fav part of the process is the scene that turns me on to a concept. I create a movie around a scene. #scriptchat
  179. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    Time for #scriptchat with creator & star of #jerseybelle, @JaimePrimak, talking pitching and commercial ideas.
    Retweeted by demon of words
  180. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @JaimePrimak I still do that... I wind up treating the proper script as a "remake" of the scene-first script. #scriptchat
  181. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @shawndna late works too *pours tequila* ... you'll need this to catch up. #scriptchat
  182. #scriptchat @scriptchat
    Creator & star of #jerseybelle @JaimePrimak guests on #scriptchat TOP OF HR talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…
    Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga
  183. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Again, I do not recommend this b/c it's why my structure suffers. #scriptchat
  184. Shawn Deena @shawndna
    @JaimePrimak i'm very enjoying this #scriptchat even though I'm rather late to the party
  185. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @moloyal welcome, Maureen! #scriptchat
  186. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I pitched him the film, but also the marketing plan for the film as well as added value with social media ideas etc. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by John Thomason
  187. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    My fav part of the process is the scene that turns me on to a concept. I work backwards. I create a movie around a scene. #scriptchat
  188. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    @JaimePrimak, so what do you do w/structure? #scriptchat
  189. Maureen Loyal @moloyal
    @JaimePrimak when handing in a script, better to let the first few pages draw them in or to have a quick synopsis in the front #scriptchat
  190. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Damn, I forgot to pour @jaimeprimak her tequila! *pours* #scriptchat
    Retweeted by John Thomason
  191. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    No one. Not even my agent. I do not recommend that. #scriptchat
  192. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    To bear. Once my agent has reviewed and my trusted mentors have read- I set meetings. On #jerseybelle I pitched alone and told #scriptchat
  193. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    *refills @jaimeprimak's tequila* #scriptchat
  194. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    All of my material is my own and Dom/int commercial. I'm brilliant with content and terrible with structure. That's my cross #scriptchat
  195. Brad Wilke @jbwilke
    New model for content creators: RT @JaimePrimak: I pitched the film, but also the marketing plan and social media ideas, etc. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Smarthouse Creative
  196. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Are actually getting made and stay in those perimeters. #scriptchat
  197. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    If you are pitching w/a producer let them address budget, casting- if not, do your research on studio. Know what $ range they #scriptchat
  198. Brad Wilke @jbwilke
    @JaimePrimak With so many projects in dev, how do you know when to move forward with an idea? What bar must it meet for you? #scriptchat
  199. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Q What about a concept grabs you & gets you excited about moving forward? What's your favorite part of the process? #scriptchat
  200. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @SarahAlexis4 I def think @jaimeprimak's approachability w her audience is why her show is becoming a Bravo favorite for fans. #scriptchat
  201. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @blueneumann so far, I'm 4 for 4... It works for me but keep in mind, the marketing is my strong point. I can get very specific #scriptchat
  202. Brad Wilke @jbwilke
    New model for content creators: RT @JaimePrimak: I pitched the film, but also the marketing plan and social media ideas, etc. #scriptchat
  203. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    Hi, @JaimePrimak what are the most common questions I should expect when pitching? Budget? Casting? Or just story related? #scriptchat
  204. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak @jeannevb Hmmm... sounds like that organic quality of it is part of its appeal! #scriptchat
  205. Mylo Carbia @MyloCarbia
    @JaimePrimak Speaking of trailers, do you like using them as sales tools in pitch mtgs? Just now embracing the idea myself. #scriptchat
  206. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    15 min for small talk. 20 min to take them through main beats of film. Then questions, then 15 min of my marketing ideas. #scriptchat
  207. Hayley McKenzie @HayleyMckenzie1
    .@filmindependent Selects 9 Projects And 12 Writers - klou.tt/17jpefum1wtkz #screenwriting #scriptchat via @ozzywood
  208. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    @JaimePrimak How do they react to you pitching all of that? #scriptchat
  209. Andy Silverman @battyink
    @JaimePrimak sounds like a full docket. how long do your pitches generally take? #scriptchat
  210. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    In each studio pitch I had at least a treatment. They have to buy something if they want my idea. U need a reg document! #scriptchat
  211. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @jeannevb and #cawfeetawk was completely organic! I just wanted to talk to the #jerseybelle family. Wasn't thinking about brand #scriptchat
  212. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    You need enthusiasm and momentum in a pitch. Questions will slow you down. It's your job to pick it all back up. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by ashermajestywishes
  213. David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
    How much should you have written for a pitch? #scriptchat
  214. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    @mylocarbia it really wasn't. For #jerseybelle and my films- I pitch the entire package. Trailer, theme song, lol all of it #scriptchat
  215. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    #jerseybelle is my baby. I had to star in order to produce it's surreal to have fans but I'm so proud of the process - #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Team Housewives!!!!!
  216. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak you do an amazing job promoting the show! The cawfee tawks are brilliant too. Great branding. #scriptchat
  217. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    #jerseybelle is my baby. I had to star in order to produce it's surreal to have fans but I'm so proud of the process - #scriptchat
  218. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Damn, I forgot to pour @jaimeprimak her tequila! *pours* #scriptchat
  219. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @MyloCarbia yo, Mylo is in the HOOOOUSE! #scriptchat
  220. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak LOVE that you also pitched marketing plan! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by VINCE CONSIDINE
  221. Mylo Carbia @MyloCarbia
    @JaimePrimak How did pitching your reality show differ from pitching scripted projects in the past? #scriptchat
  222. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak did you ever think you'd also star in a show? What's been the most challenging part of being creator and star? #scriptchat
  223. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Absolutely, especially with Fear Followers. As a publicist, I pitched the sale the same way I would pitch the story angle #scriptchat
  224. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak LOVE that you also pitched marketing plan! #scriptchat
  225. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I pitched him the film, but also the marketing plan for the film as well as added value with social media ideas etc. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  226. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    I pitched him the film, but also the marketing plan for the film as well as added value with social media ideas etc. #scriptchat
  227. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    Not a mom, but I work like a mutha... #scriptchat
  228. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak your PR background must help you in pitching, yes? #scriptchat
  229. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Q How has your knowledge of PR, event planning, & brand management crossed over into your writing/pitching success? #scriptchat
  230. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    My 1st project sold was a horror film. It was a micro budget horror so I went straight to jason Blum. He made the most sense #scriptchat
  231. David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
    @jeannevb Hey #scriptchat
  232. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @jeannevb @JaimePrimak Shall we all hum “Merry-go-Round broke down” to go with the juggling? #scriptchat
  233. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak you have enthusiasm, that's for sure! #scriptchat
  234. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @Al_1701 Hey, David! #scriptchat
  235. David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
    Hello all you happy people. #scriptchat
  236. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    You need enthusiasm and momentum in a pitch. Questions will slow you down. It's your job to pick it all back up. #scriptchat
    Retweeted by StarryMag
  237. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    Woow! Points for a working mom! #scriptchat
    Retweeted by Jeanne V Bowerman
  238. Andy Silverman @battyink
    #scriptchat thanks for juggling @JaimePrimak
  239. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak any fun stories of pitches you've done? #scriptchat
  240. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    You need enthusiasm and momentum in a pitch. Questions will slow you down. It's your job to pick it all back up. #scriptchat
  241. Chris Neumann @blueneumann
    Woow! Points for a working mom! #scriptchat
  242. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Just an FYI, @JaimePrimak is such a trooper, she's doing this chat while juggling her little kids and dinner! #scriptchat
  243. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Know your material. Rehearse your pitch. Know it well enough, if they ask a ? That steers u off topic, u can get back! #scriptchat
  244. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @battyink hi Andy! #scriptchat
  245. Andy Silverman @battyink
    #scriptchat hi all.
  246. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    @JaimePrimak let's talk about pitching in a room.... what's your #1 tip? #scriptchat
  247. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    @JaimePrimak Our pleasure (and honor) #scriptchat
  248. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    For those who don't know, @JaimePrimak created & stars in Bravo's new show, Jersey Belle & is also a screenwriter. #scriptchat
  249. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Thank you. Let's dive in! What shall we discuss 1st? #scriptchat
  250. Tricia King-Weed @tkweed
    Exciting! #scriptchat
  251. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    Welcome, @JaimePrimak! So glad you're here and congrats on all your success! #scriptchat
  252. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    @JaimePrimak Hi and thanks for joining us! #scriptchat
  253. Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
    And it is still roasting outside here in Hellywood #scriptchat
  254. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with @JaimePrimak, creator & star of #JerseyBelle talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…
    Retweeted by EMCD
  255. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    For @jaimeprimak's bio, go to our site here scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-… #scriptchat
  256. Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
    Time for #scriptchat with creator & star of #jerseybelle, @JaimePrimak, talking pitching and commercial ideas.
  257. Jaime Primak @JaimePrimak
    Hello everyone and thank you so much for having me! #scriptchat
  258. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with @JaimePrimak, creator & star of #JerseyBelle talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…
    Retweeted by Christopher Phillips
  259. Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
    Hello #scriptchat
  260. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with @JaimePrimak, creator & star of #JerseyBelle talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…
    Retweeted by Alejandro G S
  261. Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
    It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK with @JaimePrimak, creator & star of #JerseyBelle talking pitching, commercial ideas scriptchat.blogspot.com/2014/09/jaime-…