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I was wondering the same thing re: Kairos. I watched a clip of their awards presentation from 2008 and it seemed very religious. Almost like a club.
I have a story that I was considering entering because of its message of hope and redemption, but it's not a religious story. And I keep my personal religious beliefs to myself, so I don't know if that disqualifies me or not. Any advice?
I got HM in the October contest with Strawberry Mansion. The judging was running late due to the Thanksgiving holiday for that one. They notified me on Dec. 2. There was no logline approval or anything. Just notification of HM status. So you might still be in the hunt.
I never received an email with scores / feedback. Does that come via hard copy or email. I've been out of the country and my mail is being held for me. I still don't know my score.
Thanks. I emailed Donna. She apologized and said that she thought she had already emailed them but now sees that she hasn't. She'll be sending them to me when she returns from traveling.
Again, this is for the October contest. I still don't know my score but I'll pass it along once I receive it.
No luck for me either.
Hey! I got a fortunate result in this one. I've been out of the U.S. since November and labored on "Gus" in the corner of a coffee shop in New Zealand for a month.
Script Savvy Announces January Contest Winner Gus by R. Scott Shields has been named the winner of the January, 2010 Script Savvy Screenwriting Competition.
GUS by R. Scott Shields (children/family) A small cat with big dreams must find his one true love before sunrise or be locked up forever as an indoor cat.
BLITZKRIEG by Schuyler Willson (comedy/drama) A wannabe crime lord dreams of building an empire in Toronto, but he never counted on the array of thieves, killers and cops who are out to stop him.
The Thesis by Richard Averill (thriller) A grad student's thesis research unintentionally gets him caught up with the mob.
House of the Sun by Marco Guarda (Action) In an overcrowded future where people are paid to end their lives early, a man discovers a horrible secret about mankind's place on the food chain.
Thanks. Even if you're just saying that because your name is Cat. :-)
Thanks all. And to Murph, I didn't really crank it out of nowhere in a month. I did an extensive re-write of an existing one. In fact, I used some Script Savvy notes in addition to my own stockpiled notes.
BTW, I was at an Esquires coffee shop on Lorne Street in City Centre. Not Newmarket. But walking distance. Pretty close on that one.
You are correct. High Street and Lorne Street are kind of the same thing. They both run parallel to Queen Street and they meet at Victoria.
Auckland is beautiful. NZ is beautiful. I'm bummed that I'm leaving in 10 days. It's been a nice place to get some quality work done. I'm in overdrive to complete a first draft of a new script before I leave town.
Great job, Murph!
Way to go, Stephen.
Is that a copy and paste snafu or are there really 3 scripts with the same title? I think I know the answer....
I thought Nicholl announced QF on 8/1, or maybe a day or two earlier. Are you hearing otherwise?
My only time in the Nicholl was last year. I entered 3 scripts and got all 3 notices on the same day. July 28th. Two eliminated, one advanced.
Looking forward to reading all contest announcements! I entered PAGE, Nicholl, Austin, Final Draft and a couple others this year. Good luck all.
I'm 1 for 2. In with my family comedy.
Congrats, Stephen. I see your name in there in comedy.
I made the cut, too. I'm in the Family Film category. Yahoo!
I entered 3 scripts. I received 2 rejections on Friday and nothing from Austin in today's mail (Saturday). So I wait...
Irin, that is torturous. I'm bummed out to read that. Basically I had the same result. Three entries, one got to second round. But to find that out like you did... Man, that really put you through the ringer. Hang in there, dude.
I made it, too. Family category. Congrats, guys!
Way to go, Irin! Very glad to hear that!
Thanks! What a great surprise. I watched the "awards ceremony" and when I didn't see my name in the Family category I thought it was over. I almost woke up my little sleeping son when I shrieked at the sight of my title and name on the Grand Prize page at the end.
Congrats Marjory and all other MBers out there who made a run in this contest. PAGE is awesome!
Congrats and good luck to all the MBers!
Congrats. A head to head matchup in shorts. I love it!
Congrats all. Now another month of sweating it out!
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