As Eddie points out below, he's looking for scripts of any format for a trope of the week. If you want to write for Echo Chamber
specifically, then read this post.
The episode of Echo Chamber
being spec'ed will take place in the middle of the second season. There will be things going on then, but we understand you're writing these relatively blind. Write something that stands on its own, and we'll take care of the rest.
The biggest thing to remember is that, after Dumbass Has a Point
, the relationship between Tom and Dana changes in a big way (and not the one you're thinking). There's a degree of mutual respect, which wasn't there before. They still don't like each other, but they know why they're working together, and they know they can actually achieve good things. The snarky banter is still there, but the mean-spiritedness behind it is gone. For good.
I feel it's important to say that we fully intend to rewrite any script that may get accepted. That's not a judgment of any kind. Our scripts typically go through three to four rewrites. Dumbass Has a Point
does not in any way resemble our original draft, or even our edit after the first shoot. If accepted, your script will change in rewrites. And if shot, it will change while shooting. And there will be reshoots.
I should also say that we are looking for *one* script, so we obviously can't accept them all. Echo Chamber
's second season is already filling up fast, because there are certain things we have to achieve by its finale, and contingencies we have to plan for.
Since you won't know everything that's going to be going on, I wouldn't worry about it. Don't write an episode where Tom and Zack get married. Donít write one where Dana gets addicted to heroin and kills Mr. Administrator. No reveals that Mr. Administrator was Bruce Willis all along. Basically, it would be a bad idea to write a Wham Episode
. Obviously that would mess up our plans a bit. Write something that stands on its own, that is informed by the continuity, but not a slave to it.
Remember that you have a very long time to do this. We won't be making judgments on these until at least the Season 1 Finale airs, and that's five weeks from now. Don't rush a script. Take your time with it. Rewrite it.
I recommend that anyone wishing to take a serious stab at this PM me. There's spoilers I'd rather not reveal here, that anyone writing a spec script should know. Also, you'll need to PM me to get my gmail address, which is where I'll want submissions to ultimately wind up.
Also, I recommend you download Celtx so you don't have to worry about the formatting. It's free, and it can be found here:
edited 14th Jun '11 6:28:55 PM by Tanzmetall