Cat Bistransin 

member since 05/04/2009 | last login 05/12/2014

My background includes a screenwriting certificate from NYU. The screenplay that you all hated, Marlowe!, was a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival. Many years ago, I received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania State Arts Council. I used the money to...

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My background includes a screenwriting certificate from NYU. The screenplay that you all hated, Marlowe!, was a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival. Many years ago, I received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania State Arts Council. I used the money to move to New York.

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Reviews by Cat Bistransin 67

  • A review of The Shed
    by Cat Bistransin on 12/01/2009
    I enjoyed reading your SP with the usual reservations. One is the first act. Itís about 15 pages too long. You started too early. The scenes with Liza and Sarah donít reveal much except a bitchy and contentious relationship. Where is the love between these two? Liza should encourage her to dance or whatever. The first scene between them is full of exposition. The scenes at... read
  • A review of Homicide Special
    by Cat Bistransin on 08/15/2009
    While I appreciate your attempt to imitate Lethal Weapon, Glover and Gibsonís off-duty life was interwoven into the plot. Your off-duty scenes are impeding it. Joeís kids in particular add nothing to the story. Focus on your leads. Get rid of the excess of characters. Pick a main villain and give him all the actions from the minor villains. Introducing named characters on... read
  • A review of America's Princess
    by Cat Bistransin on 07/28/2009
    Imagine that Clark Gable had a pregnant finance in ďIt Happened One Night.Ē Imagine that he needs money to marry her. So, at the end, instead of Gable and Colbert going off together, she helps him win back his fiancee. Thatís basically what youíve done with your SP. Your lead is Paul. Alexa is second lead. His best friend is Joel. The antagonists are Mr. Sky and Beth. Mrs... read
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Comments About Cat Bistransin 35

  • Gary Wright on 11/05/2009

    Hey Cat, thanks for the chuckle! And congrats on Marlowe! advancing in the Austin competition!
  • agilitygsd on 09/16/2009

    Hey Cat -

    Thanks for going ahead and reviewing - I knew I'd get a gem or two - you are awesome - I definitely like the idea of him first trying to get the dog to pee into a bottle (although Maggie would have probably told him - but I'm going to do it anyway - I see great comedic potential in that) - and you're right - I need to include some women in the Vivaldi scene - probably won't be Yoko but I'll come up with a couple.

    I addressed some of your concerns (I hope anyway) in the new version and I definitely hope you get assigned.

    Never let it be said that cats and dogs can't get along (at least on TS).

    All the best -

    -Kele



  • mlambush on 08/19/2009

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