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Watch Best Scene Script Reading of LEGACY (plus interview)

I got a lot out of the feedback I received from WILDsound. It was thoughtful, and intelligent. I didn’t always agree, but then after a few days of sleeping on it, it sinks in, and you think “Okay, maybe they’re right, let me try this to get there.” Then, after I added it, I could tell it was better.

– Writer Marc W. Johnson

    Watch Best Scene Reading of LEGACY by Marc W. Johnson

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
    Virginia – Krista Morin
    Rose – Christina Aceto
    John – Allan Michael Brunet
    Diane – Pip Dwyer
    Julio – Dan Fox
    Vince/Damon/Carl – Ryan Anning
    Gary/Giles – Dan Cristofori

Matthew Toffolo interviews writer Marc W. Johnson:

1. What is your screenplay about?

How the secrets that are kept from us, and the betrayals we encounter have the ability to destroy who we are and remold us into something dangerous.

2. Why should this script be made into a movie?

Because, in my humble opinion, there hasn’t been a decent werewolf movie that has used the Brothers Grimm Fairytale of Red Riding Hood in an effective modern day setting.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I started writing short stories in/after high school unfortunately, I was unable to keep at it. It wasn’t until two years after the depression (sorry), recession of 2008 when I decided to combine two passions of mine while still trying to find gainful employment, writing and horror movies. Also, I continued to write while going for my college degree which I started in 2010.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

That’s kind of a toss-up between Halloween (’78) Halloween II (’81), and Aliens. I love how the two Halloweens blend together, you can’t really watch one without the other, and Aliens, well, you got aliens, space marines, and firepower, what’s not to love.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Okay, let’s see, there is John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Tom Savini, Greg Nicatero, Rob Zombie, Guillermo del Toro… I could go on and on…

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I was going to college 2010-2014, and during that time I punch out two horror scripts, the last two years of college I spent a lot of time on Legacy, getting feedback from Wildsound and others, rewriting, rewriting, rewriting, you get the idea. I decided to put my effort into this one because of my previous answer as to why this movie should be made, plus, it’s a movie I would go see.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

In 5 years I would like to be a respected (and profitable) writer. By profitable, I mean I would like to be able to make a living at something I really love to do, which is truly a rare thing.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I never really know how to answer this question. I feel I should come up with an answer that is deep, thoughtful, and on some level, cosmic, but the reality is, I get an idea, write down what I want to tell, and build my story around that. For instance, take Legacy, The very first thing I thought of was the ending, and “how cool would that be.” So, I wrote to that ending in 21 days. I promised myself 5 pages a day, and initially they were crap pages, let me tell you, but then the real work started.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My friends and family. No body messes with me and mine. I am the first one there backing you up, and I expect the same.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Well, there are probably more experienced writers out there than I am at the moment and, as my granddad used to say “Free advice is worth what you pay for it.” However, at this point in my own journey, all I can be comfortable saying is – Always be open to feedback, and sleep on it before accepting it as gospel, or totally dismissing it. This is the only way you will become skilled as to whether those giving it know what they are doing.

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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html

Watch JESSIE (Disney TV Show) Winning Spec Screenplay Reading (plus interview)

The feedback (received from WILDsound) was useful, fair and respectful. I am very grateful for it.
– Writer Giuseppe LiMandri

    Watch the TV Spec Reading TV SPEC: JESSIE “We Don’t Have a Clooney”
    by Giuseppe LiMandri

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
    Jessie – Christina Aceto
    Betram – Allan Michael Brunet
    Emma – Krista Morin
    Doctor – Dan Fox
    Ravi – Ryan Anning
    Luke – Dan Cristofori
    Zuri/Christina – Pip Dwyer

    SYNOPSIS:

    A spec for the Disney TV series “Jessie”.

    Because of an injury to the butler the children have to assume a new of responsibility….

Matthew Toffolo interviews winning writer Giuseppe LiMandri:

1. What is your screenplay about?

It is a spec for the Disney TV series called “Jessie”. Because of an injury to the butler the children have to assume a new of responsibility.

2. Why does this script fit into the context of the show?

I think the script is consistent with the phylosophy of the show. The jokes are of the caliber usually seen as well.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

3 years

4. What TV shows did you watch when you were a kid?

Mainly anime type cartoons.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

I would like to write for comic actors.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

5

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

I would like to have at least one of my scripts optioned.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

No, but I try to write every day.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Quality medical care accessible to all.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep writing and listen to people who read your material.

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Deadline: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html