✍🏾 | I’m Attempting My Third Zero Draft Thirty Screenplay #ZD30Script

All right, y’all. I’m doing it — or, at least, I’m gonna attempt to do it.

Following the Zero Draft Thirty schedule popularized by Go Into The Story‘s screenwriting challenge of the same name, I’m making an effort to hammer out another spec screenplay — No. 3 — before the end of the year.

This screenplay will be based on my long-gestating novel idea Fetch the Treasure.

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💻 | Here’s a Motivational Meme That I Stole

Just a brief post to share this motivational writing meme that I totally stole from Stephanie Palmer of Good in a Room, whom I follow on Twitter.

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✍🏾 | Evil Billionaire Puts 115 Writers Out of Work NBD

So as I was at my journalist-ass job on Thursday, doing journalism things like editing and fact-checking, I saw some disturbing news crawl upon my Twitter feed. Billionaire supervillain and old white man Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of DNAinfo and Gothamist, shut down the aforementioned digital news sites in what’s seen by many as a retaliatory move for the site’s writers deciding to unionize.

As the New York Times reported:

[A] post went up on the sites from Mr. Ricketts announcing the decision. He praised them for reporting “tens of thousands of stories that have informed, impacted and inspired millions of people.” But he added, “DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, a business, and businesses need to be economically successful if they are to endure.”

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Does Netflix’s Acquisition of “Kate” Signal an Impending Spec Script Boom?

On Thursday, Netflix announced that it was giving a $25 million production commitment to Kate, a female-centric action thiriller from the producers of John Wick and Atomic Blonde.

As Deadline reported, this news comes after Netflix honcho Ted Sarandos revealed that the streaming service plans to create 80 feature films in 2018.

Yes, you read right. Eighty.

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