Help Metro Design Improvements to Its Bus System, Get a Free TAP Card

first_img Top of the News Metro is holding a public workshop at the Pasadena Senior Center get public input on its bus system on January 24, and participants will get a useful “Thank You!” in the form of a free TAP card.Meet with Metro staff, learn about the study and share your thoughts on how to improve the bus system, including bus routes, frequencies, day and times of operation.Everyone who participates by offering insights will receive a free TAP card, while supplies last, officials said.The Metro will also be raffling off other Metro transit passes.“Join us for your chance to win!” Metro said in a press release.The meeting is scheduled to run from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (stop by anytime within those hours). It is set for Thursday, January 24 in the Pasadena Senior Center at 85 East Holly St. in Old Pasadena.Metro added that the Senior Center is accessible via Metro Gold Line Memorial Park Station; Metro Local Lines 177, 180/181, 256, 260, 267, 686, 687; Metro Express 501; Metro Rapid Lines 762, 780; Foothill Transit Line 187; Pasadena Transit Lines 20, 40, 51/52; LADOT Commuter Express 549. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe Community News Help Metro Design Improvements to Its Bus System, Get a Free TAP Card Published on Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 2:10 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Live like property expert, television host Andrew Winter

first_imgThree further bedrooms are in the main house and each have an ensuite. The fifth bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite is detached offering a perfect spot for guests or a home office. A resort-style backyard with a pool, landscaped gardens, 8m pontoon and triple garage are also part of the package. Winter remained tight-lipped on his price hopes for the house.Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agents Glenys Pitkin and Julie Playforth are marketing the property. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02 Despite being a property expert and having a number of flips under his belt, Winter said no reno was without its challenges. “The most important thing we have learnt is nothing ever goes completely to plan, the hardest part is the management of the whole thing,” he said. Winter said the biggest mistake was living in the house during the renovation. “We decided we could still live in the property if we did it in two stages, my kids and my wife are saying it’s never happening again.” Kitchen goals. Winter and his family are selling to move south with a knockdown rebuild on the cards. “We did a total renovation across 2017-2018 from top to bottom,” he said.“What we didn’t change was the original architecture or layout of the build. “It had the most perfect orientation for its block, all the bits that need the sun get the sun and the bits that need shade, get shade.” MORE NEWS: ‘Millionaires’ Row’ lives up to its name It has luxurious fixtures and fittings throughout. The highlight of the property is the main living area with water views over Coomera River.The luxe kitchen sits below a daring black ceiling and trendy pendant light, while gold tapware, integrated appliances, bespoke joinery and porcelain benchtops set the cooking zone apart. “I’m rather proud of our porcelain-clad front door,” Winter said. “Porcelain is suddenly a fairly new product to be used in design, all the benchtops are done in porcelain so we used it on the front door as a unique feature.” The makeover has a sleek and sophisticated style. The high-end renovation has everything you would expect from a property expert. center_img There’s a chance to live like property expert and television host Andrew Winter, with his latest personal project up for grabs. How do you know when a house has had a top-notch renovation? When it has been completed by a real estate expert who is a familiar face on Australia’s top property television shows. Selling Houses Australia and Love it or List It host Andrew Winter and his wife Caroline are selling their glamorous Sanctuary Cove home. What was once a Tuscan-inspired five-bedroom house is now a sophisticated, luxurious and modern home after a year-long makeover. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Coast’s secret garden has new owners Andrew Winter is a familiar face on some of Australia’s top real estate TV shows. Picture Glenn Hampson The central backyard is another highlight. The home’s U-shape layout ensures every bedroom, living space and the study have direct access to the poolside courtyard. The main bedroom offers water views, a private deck, double-vanity ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. [email protected]last_img read more

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No date set for Russia clash

first_img Northern Ireland would prefer a different date as their British-based players will have been in their off-season for several weeks by then. Reports had suggested June 11 had been decided upon, but a spokesman for the IFA told Press Association Sport: “No date has been set as yet for the Northern Ireland v Russia game. Discussions are ongoing.” Press Association The Irish Football Association have denied reports that Northern Ireland’s postponed World Cup qualifier against Russia has been rearranged for June 11.center_img The fixture was called off on successive days last month due to heavy snow and ice at Windsor Park. The rival associations have been discussing potential dates, with Russia favouring the June window as they are already playing Portugal on June 7. last_img read more

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Injury forces Finnigan to retire

first_img “It’s been my absolute privilege and pleasure to play rugby since I was nine years old. I’ve met some wonderful people along the way and forged friendships that will last a lifetime.” Born in Warrington, Finnigan was raised in Australia but returned to England in 2003 and signed for Widnes. He went on to have spells in Super League with Salford, Bradford and Huddersfield before returning to Widnes in 2011 and moving to Leigh ahead of the 2013 season. “It’s with a huge amount of sadness I’m announcing my retirement from playing rugby,” said Finnigan, who is to join the Leigh coaching staff. ” Unfortunately injuries have played their part in my decision to call it a day. Leigh forward Simon Finnigan, who represented Ireland in the 2008 and 2013 World Cups. has announced his decision to retire because of injury at the age of 32. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Done — Well, Almost

first_imgWe are certifiedOur first certification was EarthCraft, primarily because it is required in Decatur to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, and it was the one we could achieve the quickest. The project is currently certified at Gold level, although I believe we will upgrade it to Platinum once we resolve the Watersense certification requirement.The next certificate was NGBS Emerald. We were surprised and pleased to find out that this is the first house certified under the 2015 version. NGBS had a bad rap early on from green building purists as being too easy, but it is getting tougher, and hitting Emerald level was a big challenge.The house was also certified as Zero Energy Ready, even though there is no solar exposure — the DOE allows a waiver for projects with this condition.We are seeking LEED Version 4 Platinum certification. Final inspection is complete and project is submitted for review. Based on past experience, this will take a couple of months, so I’m not holding my breath.As an added bonus, the City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission presented the house with their design award for New Construction and Sustainability and Energy Efficiency. We apparently finished just in time for this year’s presentation. Interior finishesThe finish stages of the project went much more smoothly, if a bit slower than the rough phases. I hired an excellent carpenter for the interior trim, and he did a terrific job with the poplar finger-jointed moldings and doors. I am fussy about my trim work and it met my expectations.Our custom cabinet shop was equally skilled, providing us with well-crafted cabinets with excellent low-VOC finishes. We ended up with soapstone counters in the kitchen and bathrooms with a walnut butcher block island. I sought out local stone for the counters, but there was none available – primarily due to the cost. Few vendors bother to stock domestic stone slabs since the imported ones are significantly less expensive and provide more choices. Water, water everywhereI worked hard to design a hot water distribution system that was simple and efficient. Starting with a centrally located Marathon tank water heater, I had the plumbers site build a PEX manifold with ½-inch insulated hot water lines run as directly to each fixture as possible. And it worked! Every fixture gets hot water within about 15-20 seconds, wasting no more than a half gallon of water (or less). I probably could have had them run 3/8-inch lines instead and done even better, but I’m good with the results.We installed American Standard and DXV plumbing fixtures throughout, all Watersense-certified. We specified dual flush toilets and 2 g.p.m. shower heads. Given the cost of water service these days, we’re expecting to keep our bills in line.Laundry equipment is all Energy Star compliant from Bosch, including a condensing dryer. Although it takes a little longer to dry clothes, it is both significantly more energy-efficient than a traditional dryer, and it eliminates the need for an exhaust duct. In a house this tight, the dryer exhaust would have risked significant depressurization, probably requiring some form of makeup air. Final touchesThe house is occupied. We are enjoying the fruits of our labors. My stress level is lower and I’m sleeping better. We still have lots of pictures to hang, window coverings on order, and some furniture to rearrange, but it’s good to be in.Looking forward to seeing how it performs through this summer and next winter. Here’s hoping for very low power bills. HVAC installers had some issuesWe are conditioning the house with three Mitsubishi ductless minisplit heads: one over the front door for the entire first floor, one for the master suite, and one in the upstairs hallway for the remainder of the upstairs.Each is controlled by a Honeywell thermostat. The initial rough-in went well; however, after drywall was installed, I had the indoor heads installed, in order to avoid any problems after paint and trim was complete. Unfortunately, the installers had roughed-in the linesets in the wrong place on the units, so they had to remove drywall to relocate them, requiring some extra patching.Annoying, but manageable at the time. But the problems continued.When the installers returned to complete the installation, they screwed the wireless transmitters to the side of the minisplits with exposed black wires, a truly unfortunate decision. With a bit of coaxing, they agreed to relocate the transmitters to the top of the units where they are much less visible.So everything is wired up and running fine. I think I’m over the hump, and my third-party inspector for National Green Building Standard certification is comparing the equipment to the design and discovers that they swapped two of the heads. They installed a 6-kbtu unit where a 12 was supposed to go. This required, yet again, tearing out drywall to reconnect linesets, this time after all the paint and trim was complete.It is not easy to patch drywall in a tight space between a minisplit, trim, and wall corners, but my painter managed to do a nice job under tough circumstances.I don’t mean to beat on the HVAC contractor, because they generally did a very conscientious job, but they really screwed the pooch on a couple of issues.Now that the installation is up and running, I can say, so far, so good. The building envelope is so tight (.88 ach50) that the house is comfortable and consistent without duct systems. The thermostats have a smart phone interface which allows me to change settings from anywhere – out of town or laying in bed.The thermostats do limit the unit fans to two speeds instead of fully variable, but they also power down the minisplit heads when not calling for conditioning, unlike the supplied remote controls which require manually turning the units on and off unless you want the fans running constantly.So far, keeping doors open keeps the house comfortable. We have a Panasonic 190 cfm exhaust fan located near the upstairs hall unit, ducted into the two front bedrooms, wired to turn on whenever the mini split is running, that will provide enough conditioned air to those rooms when the doors are closed. I installed an override switch to turn off the fan when not needed, which ends up being most of the time. We will use it when guests are in those rooms and keep the doors closed, and possibly in the brief periods of severe cold we see around here.A Broan ERV provides outside air and assists in circulating air around the first floor. Setting up the controller was a bit of a challenge as the instructions weren’t very clear. I ultimately decided to run it full time in circulation mode with 20 minutes of outside air every hour. So far, so good. However the damper for the outside air is louder than I would have expected. It took me a few days to figure out what the periodic “thump” I was hearing came from, but now I am used to it.Humidity has been a bit of an issue, particularly on the frequent days when the temperature is moderate and the humidity high. In retrospect, I probably would have been better off with a venting dehumidifier instead of an ERV to avoid having to run air conditioning when all I need is dehumidification, but that will be for the next house (which isn’t going to happen — I’m done building).I installed condensation sensors on all the bath exhaust fans, and haven’t figured out how their little brains work. They seem to turn on and off whenever they want to, with no relationship to the humidity indoors. I’ve played with the settings with no success. An ongoing project. It has been a busy winter and spring, wrapping up construction. Work on the house and carport were essentially complete in March; however, delays in locating the pervious pavers and an installer for the pervious concrete kept us from completing the site work until mid-April.We wrapped up landscaping and received our Certificate of Occupancy on April 29th. We hired a closet company to fit out our storage shelving. Having had a bad experience with high urea formaldehyde content in these products in the past, I insisted on material documentation on the selected products. We ended up working with the installer who provided a CARB 2 compliant laminated composite board, with no detectable odor when installed.I have not done any indoor air quality testing, but I am comfortable that we have kept product pollutants to a minimum. Walls and trim were painted with Sherwin Williams Harmony zero-VOC paints, floors were finished with water-based Bona Kemi Traffic. We looked at low-VOC stains, but unfortunately were unable to find a color that satisfied our taste, so the stain was a higher VOC content than I would have preferred.Once all the interior finishes were installed, we did a thorough flush of the house over an entire weekend with windows open and fans on, which did a good job clearing out any remaining VOCs indoors (and picked up some credits for green certifications).Lighting was a combination of integrated LED fixtures and standard lights with LED lamps. Even though I have said they are evil, I did ceiling fans, all Haiku by Big Ass Fans. They aren’t inexpensive, but I love the design as well as the efficiency. Several of them have built-in LED lights, and all are operated by remote control, and some even by iPhone if you want. Stepping outThe Boral Tru Exterior trim and siding turned out well, allowing us to create very traditional details with their resawn lap siding, flat stock, and beadboard tongue-and-groove materials. Exterior wood was limited to bed molding, soffit lookouts, and the entry porch, as well as the acetylated material used for the porch floor and rails.The carport trellis was made from additional Tru Exterior ripped into narrow strips on which we are considering growing vines in the future. The thin brick applied to the foundation turned out well, and was a good match to the solid brick used for the front stoop and rear planter.Due to site coverage requirements, we had to install pervious paving for the entire driveway. Concrete pavers were installed over a 9-inch bed of 57 stone which was laid on top of a geotextile fabric, the gaps between the pavers allow for drainage into the sub-base. The pervious concrete driveway was installed on the same base.Locating a pervious concrete installer was a challenge, taking much longer than expected, delaying the entire project for several weeks. Luckily we located a very skilled installer who, while a little temperamental, did an excellent job. Watching pervious paving drain instead of run off always amazes me. I’m not looking forward to the maintenance, including regular removal of debris and period vacuuming, but it will keep the drainage working properly.Our landscape includes no turf grass, and all plants are native or drought-tolerant species. This design requires lots of mulch, and we (or our landscape contractor) will need to do a lot of weeding until ground cover is well established over the next few years.Since this is an all-electric house, we opted for an induction range. I had always heard great things about them, and they live up to their reputation. The heat is fast and very easy to control. The most amazing feature to me is the speed boost which can boil water in about 2 minutes.My personal favorite feature in the house is the Broan exhaust hood over the Big Green Egg on the porch. In my last house I learned that grills on porches lead to very greasy ceilings, so I opted for a hood this time. RELATED ARTICLES Closing InNearing the Home StretchGetting Into the DetailsTopping OutMovin’ On UpThe Third Time’s the CharmMaking Slow Progress on My RenovationFinally! Starting Construction At My HouseGreen From the Start: Small Victory DepartmentGreen From the Start: Home Edition, Volume 2last_img read more

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Apple Dominates Q3 U.S. Smartphone Sales Through Big Three Carriers

first_imgEach carrier has a different dynamic when it comes to smartphone sales. AT&T consistently shows the strongest iPhone sales while Verizon is more split down the middle and Sprint (which does not provide firm non-iPhone numbers) skews towards the iPhone but also does a considerable Android business as well.The reason for AT&T’s strong iPhone sales is understandable. It was Apple’s exclusive partner for the iPhone from 2007 to 2011 before Verizon got the iPhone in March last year. People were introduced to the iPhone through AT&T and it is reasonable that they go back to the carrier when it is time to upgrade to the newest device.Verizon has a strong brand partnership with Android manufacturers such as Samsung and Motorola, and much of its marketing spend it targeted at “Droid” devices. Sprint, which did not get the iPhone until the release of the iPhone 4S, has made a strong financial commitment to the iPhone and is using the device as a way to retain current customers while trying to poach users from AT&T and Verizon through its “unlimited” voice and data plans. Can Apple Continue To Dominate?The fourth quarter is shaping up to be a fascinating time in the smartphone sales wars. All the flagship and big-name devices that consumers have been waiting for this year will finally be available, most likely by the middle of November (Nokia has not announced when its Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will hit carriers). Motorola has its three primary players already out with the Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD and Razr M. Samsung will have the Galaxy S 3 and Note II and huge marketing campaigns behind them. HTC will release the One X+, the first quad-core LTE smartphone to land in the U.S. market and has the EVO LTE 4G on Sprint as well as its own Windows Phone 8 devices. Apple’s mid-year dominance is not guaranteed to continue heading into the end of the year. The iPhone will definitely sell extremely well in the holiday season, but there are more quality alternatives from respected competitors than ever before in the history of smartphones. The variety and choice spell out a big win for consumers. Whatever your preference, there is a smartphone that was built with you in mind. Are you planning on buying a smartphone for the holidays? What will your choice be? Let us know in the comments.  dan rowinski Tags:#Apple#iPhone#mobile#Samsung What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Android might be winning the global battle, but in the United States the top of the market belongs to Apple. The big three U.S. cellular carriers – Verizon, AT&T and Sprint – have all posted their most recent quarterly earnings and between them 58% of smartphones sold were iPhones. Sprint was the last of the big three to announce earnings. The nation’s third largest cellular carrier sold 1.5 million iPhones and another million “LTE” smartphones. Add that to Verizon’s 3.1 million iPhones (of 6.8 million smartphones in the quarter) and AT&T’s 4.7 million iPhones (out of 6.7 million) and all told, 9.3 million out of 16 million (58.1%) went to Apple’s flagship device. The numbers are similar to what we saw in Q2 this year, though the volume of smartphones sold was higher for AT&T and Verizon in Q3. Most of the iPhones sold in Q3 were not Apple’s latest iPhone 5. The newest flagship device was released about 10 days before the end of the quarter and accounted only for 21% of Verizon’s iPhone sales. Look for a mammoth fourth quarter for both the big three carriers and for Apple as the holiday sales season rolls along and the iPhone 5 picks up steam. An Android DroughtThe third quarter did not see many new high-quality Android devices hit the market. The most prominent was likely the Samsung Galaxy S3, which hit shelves near end of June or middle of July (depending on the carrier). In September there were many device announcements, such as the new Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices from Nokia, Motorola Razr HD and Samsung Galaxy Note II (among others). Most of those devices have been slated for a Q4 release, such as the Note II, which goes on pre-order from the four major carriers (including T-Mobile) this week.Analyst Ben Evans provides these charts to show the percentage of iPhone sales among the top three U.S. carriers over time.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Advice For Selling Your Screenplay

first_imgPitching Your ScriptFirst things first: find a producer that will agree to read your script. Traditionally, you would need to go through their agent (and maybe yours) in order to arrange this, however the filmmaking landscape has truly changed over the last decade. Because there are so many independent producers out there, seeking out content they can develop into feature films, some producers are more approachable than they have ever been. This person will hopefully not only buy your script, but will also be responsible for carrying this project from inception through to the sale of the finished product.Make it a point to know about as many industry events as possible. While you may not be able to attend all of them, it’s essential to the sale of your script to at attend at least a few. There are a few key events every single year where filmmakers and producers gather in an effort to find new scripts or ideas for features. Almost all the major film festivals have film markets attached to them, and there are many outside markets as well that allow for networking and pitching your script. The International Screenwriters Association is a useful resource for connecting with other professionals and hearing about upcoming events.You must breakdown your pitch to a science, then make it your art. Who is your main character? What do they want (external goal) but also, what do they need (internal character arc)? What is preventing them from attaining this goal and what are the consequences your character must face should their goal not be realized? You may have what you believe to be the best script in the world, but the reality is that there are tons of great ideas and scripts floating around and producers get pitched on projects every single day. Keep your pitch short. You’ve got one shot at it…and most often very limited time to present it.Create a Captivating LoglineNothing gets a producer more eager to be a part of something as a fantastic logline. As integral as your logline was to fleshing out your story details, it is just as useful when you begin pitching your screenplay to producers. Logline deliveries are akin to telling a joke – a bad one will send you nowhere fast and a good one will have someone hanging on to your every word. Producers and executives receive hundreds of scripts each year, some get made and most collect dust. So your ability to effectively communicate your story in two sentences, in such a way that excites a producer, is what will get people interested in either hearing more or buying it.In creating the logline for your pitch, be sure not to reveal everything about your story. Why? Because the best case scenario is that you create a two sentence description that is so good, the person you’re pitching to asks “Well what happens when so and so tries to save the girl” and you’re able to respond “Well, you’ll just have to read the screenplay to find out”. A great tool for creating effective loglines is simply to go online and read loglines from the films that inspire you most or well-known, memorable classics. Take a quick look at the one or two sentences that catapulted these films into successful, money-making ventures.Demonstrate Profitabilityit’s your job to communicate the script’s potential for commercial success. Despite your belief in your story’s intricate plot, the depth of your characters or the rich dialogue, this all means nothing if you can’t get a producer to believe that this is a project worth their time and lots of money.Those you are pitching to will want to get an idea for how difficult or easy (and make sure it’s always easy) this film will be to market and that the audience is broad enough to cover production costs and generate profits. Further, are the character roles the type to attract well known talent, the type who could lead to additional financing from investors? Investors want to feel confident they will see a return on their involvement.Your First Offer is Not Always Your BestSometimes, when you are selling something it may be tempting to limit your sights to the first offer you receive. However, if you are the type of writer who desperately wants to make sure that your screenplay evolves into the best possible motion picture it’s advisable to take the time to find the right producer for your project. Set up as many meetings as you can with various producers and also understand that the highest bidder doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best offer.Be Open to RewritesFinally, when the times comes and someone expresses interest in your story, be open to rewrites. Whether you’re given notes from an executive or a producer and asked to do the re-writes yourself, or your script is purchased with the intention that someone else will do the re-writes, swallow your pride and agree whole-heartedly. Otherwise, be prepared for your script to do nothing but collect dust.In nearly all circumstances, no one will be pounding at your door to buy your script. YOU have to commit to cultivating great relationships with producers who will hopefully want to buy your script and make it into a film. The best way to put yourself in such a position is to hone your networking skills, attend as many meetings or industry related events as you can, and practice the art of a great pitch, where the person you’re pitching is left dreaming of the profits this project could generate. Your script is finally done, ready to be seen and (hopefully) sold. After pouring your blood, sweat and tears into your baby, it seems that the hard part is over and done with, but in many ways the work has just begun.In order to flourish as a professional writer (i.e. get paid) you must prepare to think like a business person. The harsh reality is that the movie business can be brutal. If you’re not comfortable with hearing ‘no’ or having people criticize every facet of your script, you either need to find a new day job or prepare to fund, produce, and direct your own films.However, if you’re committed to getting your screenplay sold, a solid game-plan when approaching producers/investors, and a high level of persistence, may pave your way for success.last_img read more

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THURSDAY ISLAND- GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT TOUCH

first_imgRecently Queensland Game Development Officers Karley Banks and Glen Richardson headed to Thursday Island. Both came back in awe of the people, the island and their passion for Touch. Karley has written a fantastic story about their experience, click here to read it: THURSDAY ISLAND- HAVE BOAT, WILL TRAVELlast_img

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Miami Football: Report: 4-Star 2017 WR Kemore Gamble Commits To Miami

first_imgKemore Gable commits to Miami.Twitter/@kemoregamble15According to a report by 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow, Al Golden has added yet another top player to the 2017 class, in four-star receiver Kemore Gamble.Breaking: 4-star WR Kemore Gamble commits to #Miami. @kemoregamble15 @jcshurburtt— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) June 17, 2015Gamble, a Miami native, is listed a 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. His commitment comes after camping at Miami back on June 6. He also holds offers from Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and others.With this commitment, Miami has eight players in its 2017 class, which currently ranks third nationally.last_img

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