This contest has been designed to test the mettle of the 1st 10 pages, of any script, in any genre. We're looking for a tightly written, fluently paced opening that whets our appetite and leaves us longing for more... Sounds easy right? Can you prove your script has what it takes? Enter if you dare...
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An interview with screenwriter David Mraz regarding the ScriptVamp/Attention Grabber Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: "Me and Chimichanga T." is about a kid overcoming obstacles and pursuing her dream.Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?
A: I entered this contest because I read about it on Moviebytes.Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?
A: Everything about this contest was professional. They met deadlines, did everything they said they'd do. Their coverage was outstanding.Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?
A: It took a couple of years to write this. I didn't write an outline per se, but I made notes all along. I wrote more drafts than I can count.Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?
A: I use Final Draft.Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?
A: I write every day, 2-3 hours. I like the quote (from an athlete--a baseball player, I believe, but I don't remember who): "The difference between a professional and an amateur is that a professional plays when he doesn't feel like it."Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?
A: Yes--all the time. The important thing is just to get words down on paper regularly. What i've found is that when you read over what you've written, it's usually impossible to determine which writing was done when you felt motivated, and which was done when you didn't want to be there.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I've written four other full-length screenplays--three of them for children, all comedies.Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: No--no present plans to move there.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: I'm working on a comedy-horror script for kids.