yancy 

member since 07/17/2005 | last login 08/30/2005

Hi, I'm 32 years old and totally dedicated to making a living as a writer in film or TV. I've got a little interest here, a little interest there. Nothing big yet, no agent, etc - but I feel a real calling...

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Hi, I'm 32 years old and totally dedicated to making a living as a writer in film or TV. I've got a little interest here, a little interest there. Nothing big yet, no agent, etc - but I feel a real calling for the work, and I love film better than just about anything. I've written more then ten scripts so far, and the one I've posted (NOVEMBER) is only the second, from about seven years ago. It's messy, undisciplined, and ragged - but I'm very proud of it for some reason. I expect I'll get a ton of reviews slamming me for an excess of ambition and a lack of discipline - but still, I'm proud of this script. I live in L.A., love my girlfriend, and love to write. Please be gentle. (I've since learned to submit to the art-defying tyranny of the three-act structure... and am now trying to write so-called "calling card scripts" - but I think my early stuff has something to it that my more polished recent stuff lacks.

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  • A review of A LITTLE MISSION
    by yancy on 08/16/2005
    Having read upwards of 20 scripts now on TRIGGER STREET, I would have to say at least 40% of them show direct Quentin Tarantino influences. Whether it's the dialogue style, direct scene-steals, or just hit men who talk like milk men, there is a SERIOUS plethora of Q.T. imitations on this web site (and in Hollywood, in general) Here are my points: Of the Tarantino knock-offs... read
  • by yancy on 08/15/2005
    Hi! This was a solidly written comedy-thriller, but part of me wishes you had chosen one path a little more whole-heartedly. If you're gonna go for the sort of bumbling-baffoon spy thriller genre (kind of like THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING or MARRIED TO THE MOB), you need to focus a little more on the comic beats of your script. There's still a heavy... read
  • by yancy on 08/10/2005
    This is a very solid piece of work about a topic I had never even considered before (female civil war soldiers), but forgive me if I felt that the whole thing felt a little cobbled together from other Civil War stories. It felt a lot like COLD MOUNTAIN, but not as intimate, somehow. I "believe" your story, but within the context of the script, I don't believe it -- especially... read
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