Script.

This is still somewhat rough. I also didn’t spellcheck it yet.

Anyway, here it is. If you read it, let me know what you think. Rest assured more drafts are forthcoming.

Taking this offline until the next draft.

A slight delay (again.)

This week’s Entourage:2039 will again be appearing on Wednesday morning. Sorry; trying to settle into a new day job and stuff. Next week will be back to Monday.

Hello.

Thanks for visiting! I publish a new chapter of “Entourage:2039” every Monday morning (on hiatus: returning soon), as well as other random stuff. Please let me know if you like (or hate) any of it. From the main page, you can use that little bubble at the upper right of the post to comment. Or there’s a comment box on the bottom of the individual post page. If you want to start at the beginning of the E:2039 story, chapter one is here.

My email is also over there on the right. If you’re interested you can follow me (@unicornrockstar), and/or @entourage2039 on twitter.

You people, the readers, you are the real heroes.

Ryan

No, I will not read your trite blog entry about how you won’t read my screenplay.

Actually Mr. Olson:

You can read one of my scripts.

Maybe. If you ask nicely.

You see, I’m a writer, and you’re a writer. Fuck “aspiring.” You happen to have had some financial success at it, while I have not, yet. That is the only difference between us. People who sell Amway make a lot of money too.

In response to:
http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/why-he-will-not-read-your-fucking-script/

[To put my (lack of) money where my mouth is, anyone can read one of my feature scripts. Look over there on the right under downloads.]

New feature starting next Thurs.

[EDIT: While I still like this idea, this is on hold until I get some time.]

I’m just about done filling up this thing with old comedy sketches.

I was thinking today and I realized I took my first screenwriting class in 2001. My teacher told me it took “an average of 10 years” to “make it” and apparently he was right. Since then my focus has shifted a bit, away from writing and trying to sell specs, and towards writing, directing and producing my own movies.

I would never pretend to give an “insider scoop” or tell anyone how to “make it.” However I think I’ve accumulated some interesting stories in the last eight years and I might as well start telling them. This will be a limited time thing, maybe six months or so.  I think everything on a blog should have an expiration date. Frankly I’m hoping this is something I can do without a lot of revising and agonizing over every word, because I just don’t have the time or energy at this point. This will also be something to read for my non “industry” friends who don’t watch Entourage and probably don’t get why I have to use swear words and talk about sex and stuff.

Anyway, for now the schedule will be:

Monday: Entourage:2039
Thursday: Memoirs or whatever
Random times: Archival content (sketches, scripts, etc)

Desperately seeking writer’s group

I really really want to be in a writer’s group again. I used to be in one and I miss it a lot. If anyone knows of something a) in L.A., b) partially or completely focused on feature films, and c) where people use the phrases “industry” and “what sells” as little as possible – please do let me know.

Upcoming Projects

There are quite a few things in the works. I realize all I have done so far is upload old comedy sketches, which gives readers (if any) a somewhat outdated and inaccurate view of both of current writing style and my ambitions.

So here’s what’s coming:

1) “Let it all burn down,” The Nightbirds music video. I conceived and directed this video for Eagle Rock band The Nightbirds. We shot in late March on the Red One camera, and it’s done except for the final effects. I should be able to post something in the next few weeks. We’ll be submitting to festivals that take music videos, and my ultimate dream goal is to have it shown at SXSW in Austin next Spring,.

2) Untitled Short Film that takes place in a meadow. I have an outline and will be writing a script soon. I plan to shoot as low budget as possible with my Nikon D90.

3) Director’s reel. I want to cut together the best of everything I’ve done and use it to hopefully get representation and investors for future projects.

4) “The Modern Unicorn’s Guide to Love and Magic” feature film script. Probably about 70-80% done. This is a feature version of the short I made a few years back. I’d like to shoot it in the next year or so with a budget around $80-100k. I need investors, obviously. You can see clips from the short under the “film” category.

5) Original blog content. I want to post some new and ongoing stuff that reflects where I am as a writer and filmmaker right now. I am proud of my comedy sketches and shows but they are at least 4 years old and that’s not really where I want to go with my career necessarily.

For those who don’t know me, I work a dayjob, at least forty hours a week, in addition to all this. My goal is to do as much as I can as soon as I can, while keeping my sanity and still enjoying my life a little bit.

-Ryan

Update schedule

Hello everyone-

As long as I have comedy sketches in the archive, I am going to try to upload at least two scripts or videos per week, on Wednesday and Sunday evenings PST. Hopefully this will encourage people to bookmark and  come back.

[edit: I just remembered I can schedule them to any time I want. So official update time is 5am PST, Monday and Thursday mornings.]

[edit pt2: This doesn’t mean other stuff won’t appear at random times. But the blog will be updated at those two times at a minimum.]