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I've been signed!!!

  1. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been around much lately.  I see a lot of changes here and I hope to get back in the swing of things soon. 

    I just wanted to let some of you know that persistence pays off!!!  Just last week I was signed by a literary agency for my romantic comedy screenplay.  I've been working on it for a very long time and after several tweaks and rewrites it caught the interest of an agent.  She is shopping it around now and keeping me busy on a few more projects that I have pitched. 

    Part of the first scene to the script can be read on my 'Scriptbudy' hub which is the exact online software that I use to craft my scripts.

    I'm very excited about my prospects.  The future is looking real good from where I'm sitting.

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great stuff my man. Si it´s a screenplay then. I love scripbuddy, better than final draft. I have a final draft for sale. Download version!

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats!  That's great to hear.  Wishing you all the best moving forward. smile

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image76
      Eaglekiwiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

      Thanks for the inspiring feedback,long may it prosper smile

      Come casting time,just have your people talk to my people wink and thats a wrap.

    4. molometer profile image84
      molometerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations off to read the hub

  2. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! smile

    Just remember us little people. lol

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Cagsil, I seem to have landed up on your head mate!

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
        Eaglekiwiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Be fine ,hes gotta big head lol

        (Couldnt resist) smile

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          Ginny Kingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          That´s so funny!

  3. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Richard, so nice to see you again.  Wow, that is awesome!  Congratulations!  smile

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    That's wonderful news Richard!
    What an inspiration for budding writers ..wink

  5. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations.  smile

  6. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 5 years ago

    Thank you everyone for the nice words and well wishes. I'm very lucky to surround myself with positive thinking people. I can't tell you how many naysayers I've come across but it is my many friends here on Hubpages that are forward thinking and encouraging at every opportunity that convince me everyday that I'm working in the right direction.

    Set a goal, work towards it, take the punches, and see it through to fruition!  It also helps to read 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne smile

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      Ginny Kingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Have you posted on twitter?

      1. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Nope, that's not what I use Twitter for.

  7. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations livewithrichard, get that champagne flowing!  Always good to hear such great news.

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you but it was Jack and Diet Coke and we had a roaring good time smile  Next stage is getting a producer to make an offer on this or any of my scripts.  I'm not sitting back waiting for it to happen, I'm continuing with new stories and rewriting old ones.  My goal for 2012 is to sell a script and get paid$$$$

  8. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

    Wow! Congrats! I'm very excited for you!

  9. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Cool beans, Richard!  smile  Enjoy yourself! smile

  10. wordscribe43 profile image91
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh, Richard.  Huge congratulations!  Keep up posted on the process.

  11. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 5 years ago

    Geez, so THIS is what you were alluding to!  Congrats, buddy!  I'm very happy for you!  Will you be the first HubPages author to have done this? In either case, I'm right behind you!  Keep inspiring and keep on writing wink  Well done!

  12. theherbivorehippi profile image85
    theherbivorehippiposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! smile

  13. manlypoetryman profile image65
    manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago

    Well done...Exceedingly Well done...Future Famous Screenplay Author you!

  14. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    Richard, this is very exciting.  I'm very happy for you. I'm sure you worked very hard for this.

  15. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Love to hear when good things happen to good hubbers!!
    So who do you want to play the leads in your screenplay LWR???

  16. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone.  It is an exciting time. It's one thing to get recognition and praise among your peers and it feels exponentially better getting recognition from and industry pro.

    @Mighty Mom, funny you should ask that.  When I first wrote the romantic comedy I had certain actors in mind, I wrote using a voice common among the characters they play.  When I pitched the script I didn't mention any actors and my agent said to me that the lead male role would be perfect for Luke Wilson.  I almost flipped because that was the exact actor I was writing for.  If the agency can get him on board then it will surely be produced.

  17. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! smile

  18. emievil profile image79
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  19. MPG Narratives profile image59
    MPG Narrativesposted 5 years ago

    So good to hear. Well done smile

  20. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Thats really great to hear!

    Congrats Richard!

  21. jacqui2011 profile image85
    jacqui2011posted 5 years ago

    Wow that is fantastic. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

  22. freecampingaussie profile image36
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    Great news , Congratulations on your success !

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    Mike Bigioniposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! How long were you working on it for?

  24. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for all the praise, it means a lot.

    @Mike - I have at least 2 years invested in the romantic comedy and 6 months ago I decided to do yet another rewrite but this time to make it over-the-top funny and concentrate less on the romance.  That seemed to peak the interest that it needed.  I worked on pace and tempo and made sure that every single scene (46 in all) had a laugh or at least one that I thought was funny.

  25. Johnjfernando profile image60
    Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago

    That is so great to here. I'm also an aspiring screenwriter/actor. I've also entered a contest @ pageawards.com, and its a legit Hollywood based screenplay contest where the chances of winning comes in about ten different spots every year. Win any of those and they will either buy the script from you, help you produce the script which means they will allow you to take part in the projects of being part of the team as it is being shot, and also make your name get serious recognition towards many companies that will give insights for future ideas on scripts and offers that you won't be able to resist turning down. You should check it out.

    Congrats again and I also want to give you something that is helpful and useful although, I too, use scriptbuddy as well. Its screenwritingpro.com, a place where you can collaborate on scripts as well as being able to add to the mainstream of the work you have with your team of any sort.

    Good Luck! And make us Proud Richard!

    I have done many articles on film and also have many things that cover screenwriting as well as acting. I am in film school currently and also have many notes to add on these future articles. Once I get it done and revised a bit more I will let you know because I haven't really met much writers on the area of film yet on hubpages and might not be looking hard enough but everyone starts somewhere. Best wishes!