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Caliann Lum Author: Caliann Lum Posted: 08/27/2005 06:48 PM
I was a quarter-finalist, then a semi-finalist (sequential years). This was enough to get me a read by a top tier agent. I hadn't heard about the competition recently and emailed their office. There's still someone there but they're not currently taking any applications. It's a shame because this competition was, I agree, right up there with Disney, and Nicholl.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Annie S. Cian Author: Annie S. Cian Posted: 08/27/2005 12:25 PM
My comments are directed to Mr. Sam Glick. All I can say is sour grapes. Just who the hell is he to criticize the other authors for their comments. I would like to know which contest is paying him to put down this rubbish. If he had the balls to enter this contest he would have realized that this is by far the best organized competition in the market with communication and human touch being paramount. He should channel his constipated talents (if he has any) to writing scripts not insulting poison pen notes. And as far as Gil Turner is concerned his articulate comment "yeah" proves that he is the "well-organized scam" as a writer.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Lee Tidball Author: Lee Tidball Posted: 08/27/2005 01:15 AM
My thanks again to the Feeding Frenzy people for another great contest, and that's not just because my script was a Finalist. What was so wonderful again was the invaluable feedback; eight pages of it--this time sent out a full six weeks BEFORE the contest was over--which helped me and my co-writer Ron to work on revisions right away. Insightful, honest, encouraging, Cheryl and Molly really mean it when they say they care and want you to succeed. And how about this, folks! In the era of contests whose deadlines are "extended" interminably and results not announced for months and months with delays and all the rest, this contest posted results A FULL MONTH EARLIER than the original date for winners' announcements! A most pleasantly astonishing surprise from a contest that's already at the top of my list. More bang for your buck than you can imagine, this is a contest not to be missed!

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Eric Thurschwell Author: Eric Thurschwell Posted: 08/25/2005 07:47 PM
I paid for the minimum (1 page)coverage, and promptly received a 7-page set of helpful development notes from Molly Mayock. The good vibe I got about this contest was confirmed in spades. It's apparently run by genuinely nice, talented people who care about writing and writers, which isn't exactly common in the industry ...

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Teresa Lewis Author: Teresa Lewis Posted: 08/24/2005 03:08 PM
Finally, a contest that treats writers with respect and intelligence. No more "dumbing down" dialogue or avoidance of controversial themes. Sasha Lauren is more than a script reader; she has created more than a mere screenwriting contest. It is only a matter of time before a writer knows that the name Epiphany was not chosen randomly, but seeks and reflects the quality material that transcends the mundane. Any writer entering into Epiphany’s realm will no doubt experience a moment where kind but firm direction will be given, where finally, your voice will be heard. Rebirth has placed as a finalist and Semi-Finalist of many prestigious contests, but never before have I felt so comfortable and challenged. I recommend this contest above all, to any screenwriter who writes with heart, soul and substance. T. L. Lewis Rebirth

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Kevin R Crawford Author: Kevin R Crawford Posted: 08/24/2005 02:15 PM
Though I was not a finalist in this contest, Sasha Lauren took great strides to communicate with me about possible markets for my script. Her feedback went above and beyond. Gather up your "brass brads" and put your time and effort into this one! This contest is run by somebody who cares. Bravo Epiphany! Kudos Sasha!

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Mike Casey Author: Mike Casey Posted: 08/24/2005 01:14 PM
This contest sets the standard by which I will judge all future competitions. Sasha Lauren did not simply read my screenplay, she invested herself in it. Her friendly, professional manner, combined with abundant no-nonsense, insightful critical feedback, made this a truly worthwhile experience for this writer. MSC

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Cheryl Compton Author: Cheryl Compton Posted: 08/23/2005 02:33 PM
I couldn't agree more with the above posts. Epiphany has gone above and beyond any screenplay contest we have ever entered. With most contests, you're lucky if you get more than two sentences of feedback. Even then, it's difficult to tell if they've read past the first 10 pages. Sasha Lauren really took an interest in our script and has helped us to make it better. She is very interested in our creative future. Epiphany is more than worth every cent of the application fee. Thank you again, Sasha!

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Jonathan Sloate Author: Jonathan Sloate Posted: 08/22/2005 09:29 PM
This is a terrific contest to enter. Sasha Lauren specifically called me up and spoke to me over the phone giving me very useful construction criticism to improve my screenplays.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Don Macnab-Stark Author: Don Macnab-Stark Posted: 08/19/2005 09:08 AM
My commetns relate to the 2005 contest. The deadlines were adhered to, and the level of feedback showed that the script had been not only read, but thoroughly analysed. Given the cost of professional feedback, this contest is excellent value for money. I would certainly enter again next year.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Paul Hall Author: Paul Hall Posted: 08/18/2005 09:55 PM
I entered four scripts in the Blue Cat Contest and was extremely satisfied. Listed below is a copy of a brief note of thanks I wrote to Gordy Hoffman for the extensive critiques of my work.

Mr. Gordy Hoffman: Even though you have wrecked my writing schedule for the next six months or so, I'm writing to let you know how valuable your critiques of the four screenplays I entered in the Blue Cat Screenplay Competition are. The hell of it is that, for the most part, I agree with your evaluations, particularly my thriller AVENGED. I have already begun the dismemberment. I was pleased at your enthusiasm for Connelly and Lenny (MINOR DEATHS), and your laudatory "The script is a well written gritty cop drama." However, I share your feeling that the storyline is toooooooo familiar. You're also pretty much on the money with my two romantic comedies. Thanks to your comments, I anticipate that I can handle the problems. May our paths cross again sometime in the future.

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Jorge J. Lomastro Author: Jorge J. Lomastro Posted: 08/18/2005 01:34 PM
I don't make a habit of posting comments. So, a screenwriter might want to take note. With all due respect to the few positive statements, I will PASS on this contest in the future and would suggest the same to others. i.e. Writer beware.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Kevin R Crawford Author: Kevin R Crawford Posted: 08/18/2005 01:13 AM
Very pleased with the communication between writer and contest runners on this one! PAGE takes the time to honor its entrants with the kind of feedback young writers need in order to judge their place in the field. The judging is according to genre categories, and is much fairer in a contest market whose readership traditionally tends to favor only "dramas" and "comedies". No matter where your story passions lie, definitely sink your "brass brads" into this one!

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Kevin R Crawford Author: Kevin R Crawford Posted: 08/17/2005 11:52 PM
While I would rate the prestige and significance of this contest quite high, I found the lack of feedback totally inexcusable for a competition of this caliber. "Six" fabulous finalists suddenly appear in cyberspace (today) out of thousands of submissions and these guys don't have the courtesy to let anybody no how high or how close their entries placed in relation to the "top six" they reported on. This competition (like other well-run contests) should give rankings as a range . . . i.e., quaterfinalists, semifinalists out of such a large field of entries. They take your money and don't even care to honor the rest of the writers by presenting a statistical grid. You submit, enter and walk-away blind in this contest -- unless of course you are one of the top six. C'mon people, how hard is it to tell us how many entries you received and offer a little data so writer's can really gauge themselves against the field. There are many writers out there who have found representation or got scripts optioned at even the quarterfinal level. (P.S. on the same day I received notification of the "finalists" for this contest they sent me three emails telling my scripts were read "two" months ago. Go figure! I DON'T recommend this contest, and feel it's a poor reflection upon the "Writer's Store" as principal sponsor. Sorry guys, but you can do better than this.)

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Theresa Hart Author: Theresa Hart Posted: 08/15/2005 02:13 PM
Expiration date was orginally April 15th. Then they kept extending it till July 20th. Why? To make more money? They didn't get enough response? To make more money? :-(

Then posted semi-finalist/finalist and winner at same time on the site. Gave no notification on this contest via email.

I paid extra for late submission for April 15th deadline then if you submitted after the first late deadline *April 15th* the rate was cheaper. I don't trust any contest that keeps extending their deadlines for for 3 extra months.

They never sent a email saying anything about ANYTHING.

I wouldn't waste my time or money entering this contest again.

But I hope the winners get their chance to make it. Good luck.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Jana Dilworth Author: Jana Dilworth Posted: 08/10/2005 02:42 AM
I encourage every aspiring writer -novice or considered expert to enter this contest. I was neither a winner or a runner-up. In all honesty, I entered this contest strictly for the feedback. It was everything the organizers stated and more. The feedback was detailed and right one. I was also pleasantly surprised at the length of the detail. I expected a couple of paragraphs for $25 and received six full ones of honest constructive criticism. I've already started the rewrites. Congratulations to all of the Bluecat winners, past and present. I hope to join that list one day. P.S. My friend had to change his email address, so Bluecat had his old one, we emailed Gordy once the feedback rolled in and Gordy immediately responded to his new email address with his feedback. This organization cares about writers.

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Contest: American Gem Short[Post New Comment re: American Gem Short]

Kevin R Crawford Author: Kevin R Crawford Posted: 08/09/2005 11:47 AM
Very impressed! American Gem goes the extra mile to keep you informed every step of the way with personal and global email alerts. Timely. Professional. Writer-driven. An affirming experience for the beginning writer. Highly recommended.

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Contest: American Gem Short[Post New Comment re: American Gem Short]

Martine Meah Author: Martine Meah Posted: 07/29/2005 01:03 PM
This is an excellent competition. It's a real confidence boost to receive their fantastic e-mails congragulating you each time you make it into another round.

It really makes you feel that you're not just a number and it's that personal touch that makes all the difference. They seem genuinely excited to announce you've been placed in their competition.

I will definitely be entering this competition in the future and would recommend it to other budding writers.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Larry Williams Author: Larry Williams Posted: 07/23/2005 03:15 PM
Seems very professional. Timely notification and more contest stage announcements than most contests: i.e. top 425, top 200, top 100, top 50, top 20, winners.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Marjory Kaptanoglu Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu Posted: 07/23/2005 12:20 PM
I am a relatively new screenwriter and this is the first time I have entered the Blue Cat contest (2005). I was neither a winner nor a runner-up. However, I would happily enter this contest again for the following reasons: winners were announced on the promised dates, I received feedback via email within 5 days after that, and the cost was only $25 (for paper submissions). Moreover, the feedback showed a careful reading of the script. It was generous in its praise (I can’t help liking that), and accurate, I think, in pointing out those areas that need improvement. It was also encouraging to receive a total point score that was only 3 points less than that received by last year’s winner. If I could suggest any improvement, it would be for Blue Cat to publish a quarterfinalist/semifinalist list as well, because such credits are helpful to struggling writers. As it is, Blue Cat listed five finalists and five honorable mentions out of over 1000 entries this year. That means you have to be in the top 1% to get mentioned at all. Many contests recognize at least the top 5%, and sometimes the top 10%.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Gregory Field Author: Gregory Field Posted: 07/21/2005 05:07 PM
I'm a new writer, and new to the competition world. I don't have personal knowledge whether Filmmakers reads the entire script or not, but they've kept their word on meeting posting deadlines, so I'm going to error on the side of integrity and assume they do.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Roy Blixen Author: Roy Blixen Posted: 07/20/2005 12:43 AM
I submitted my first screenplay, which Gordy judged to be little more than a rough outline of a screenplay. Next year I entered another, and surprise, the critique indicated improvement. 2005 was my third script...and guess what, still improving. I use the Blucat as a indicator of how I am progressing.

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Judy Bednarek Author: Judy Bednarek Posted: 07/15/2005 08:42 PM
I received a bulk postcard today dated June 2005 (It's July 15). My script did not make the semi-finals but it was my impression from their website that ALL ENTRIES would receive feedback or an evaluation from judges. It was one of the reasons why I entered the contest. I sent an email requesting my feedback. I'll post if I hear back from them.

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JUSTIN SWINGLE Author: JUSTIN SWINGLE Posted: 07/08/2005 09:18 AM
The day AFTER the deadline for this competition they announced by automatic email reply that the competition was "cancelled" and that scripts and refunds were in the mail. Now more than four weeks later there has been NO REFUND/RETURN OF MONEY ORDER or SCRIPTS RETURNED. I am filing a MAIL FRAUD COMPLAINT with the USPOST OFFICE.

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Mark Foster Author: Mark Foster Posted: 06/27/2005 10:18 PM
I had the feeling that my script was never read. I sent it and post-marked it on May 31, the final day of the contest. With mail time built in, they probably got the script 3 to 4 days later. The winners were announced on June 15, and they had been accepting scripts for several months before that. My bad for not getting it in earlier, but I did abide by the rules, yet I feel that they had already trimmed down their list to finalists by the time my script was received. Of course, the check cashed on time...

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Hilary Downes Author: Hilary Downes Posted: 06/23/2005 01:17 PM
LAME! They were happy to accept my $60 screenplay submission fee, but fail to maintain a functional email address for receiving scripts or correspondence, and the only phone number I found for them online (not on their website, I might add) was incorrect.

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Catherine Paul Author: Catherine Paul Posted: 06/11/2005 07:09 PM
I entered my screenplay UPRISING in the Expo 4 Screenplay Competition contest in, I think October, 2004(the only contest I entered) and it was a great experience! After I recv'd an honorable mention in the action-adventure genre, I recv'd requests for a copy of the script from a variety of well-known prodcos.

I fully recommend this contest for anybody who knows that their script is ready to be read by top-notch prodcos.

I am currently working on another script and hope to have it ready in time for the 2005 entry deadline!

Catherine Paul

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SJEM SJEM Author: SJEM SJEM Posted: 06/01/2005 08:46 PM
I made the quarter finals and will say it definitely impressed some people.

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Contest: Red Inkworks [Post New Comment re: Red Inkworks ]

Cortney Hamilton Author: Cortney Hamilton Posted: 05/31/2005 10:33 PM
If you're thinking about entering any contest in order to find out if you have a well written script this is THE contest. Larry is a dedicated professional who takes time beyond the contest strictures to help you (and your script) be the best it can be. Enter this contest!

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

MaryAnn Sheridan Author: MaryAnn Sheridan Posted: 05/28/2005 04:08 PM
Just a quick response to the above post by Mr. Glick. As I was quoted in his post, "will definitely be entering this one next year", I have and will continue doing so, as this competition, regardless of it's age, does what most the posters have spoken of, given the nature of the business. With that said, maybe the similarities are because it's true. Food for thought. Just my two lincoln heads worth. Write on!

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Dani Jackson Author: Dani Jackson Posted: 05/19/2005 03:15 AM
Because their senoir consultant is a former manager, you are going to get much more of a brutal tongue when it comes to feedback and coverage. Overall, there is a six month gap between the Deadline for submissions and the Notifcation date -contestants get monthly updates on the progress of the competition and how the reading is going on the submissions, etc. They're good.

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Sho Levi Author: Sho Levi Posted: 05/19/2005 02:08 AM
You all are absolutely right about them. I got screwed too. But I jumped over to the Script Writers Haven and now as a former contest winner, I have my own Sub-Domain on their site.

They are really good. Their Senior Consultant is a former manager who has lots of contacts in the industry.

They really help with coverage among a lot of other things.

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shoshanna levi Author: shoshanna levi Posted: 05/19/2005 01:03 AM
All contest winners get their very own sub-domain on their website to display their screenplays, etc.

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Annette Barber Author: Annette Barber Posted: 05/19/2005 12:53 AM
They are really good. Their senior consultant has prior experience as a manager and has numerous contact throughout the industry.

It was an overall good experience for me. I will admit that the coverage on the script was brutal at time -however, it was very helpful.

They are really a good organization for screenwriters.

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susan burns Author: susan burns Posted: 05/16/2005 11:15 PM
Seventeen words of feedback were offered. This isn't worth my time or money.

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Cameron Counts Author: Cameron Counts Posted: 05/02/2005 07:14 PM
The ink is dry and the contracts are signed,....SCRIPT magazine is our newest sponsor!! They are giving all the finalists a free subscription and offering a huge discount to all entrants!!

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matt drake Author: matt drake Posted: 04/30/2005 02:22 AM
What a joke this contest turned out to be. Once their deadline passed to announce the winners and they still hadn't done so, I began to suspect something was wrong, so I sent them numerous emails asking if the contest would be canceled and if not, when would the winners be announced. They answered none of my emails, nor did they update their website with any news on the contest. It's funny how they were so quick to respond to my questions about payment methods before I entered the contest and once they had my money they never seemed to have time to answer anymore emails. Anyway, after researching this contest on the web and reading from others who entered the contest and had similar bad feelings about the whole thing, I came to the conclusion that this contest was just another scam and there would never be a winner. Well, today I found out they decided to cancel the contest all together because there were not enough entries. First off, if there were not enough entries they should have announced it 3 months ago when the submissions deadline passed and they knew there were not enough entries. Secondly, they still have not updated their own personal website stating the contest was canceled. Thirdly, they still have not responded to mine or anybody else's emails that were sent. And finally they claim that everybody's money will be refunded, which has not happened yet. Once they discovered there were not enough entries they should have notified everyone and immediately refund their money. Instead they just completely wasted 4 months of our time where our scripts could have been entered into legitimate contests. This contest is amateur time all the way. I would strongly suggest to anyone who entered this contest to file a complaint with the better business bureau, especially if they do not refund you money. And I would strongly suggest to anyone who plans on entering this contest in the future to stay away from this contest and this company at all costs. A big disappointment.

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Contest: Big Bear[Post New Comment re: Big Bear]

Nicole Jones Author: Nicole Jones Posted: 04/29/2005 11:05 PM
This is a competition that can really jumpstart your career. Previous winners have gotten representation at top-notch agencies as a direct result of this competition and are now working on projects with Oscar-winning producers.

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Contest: Tennessee[Post New Comment re: Tennessee]

Lewis Nolan Author: Lewis Nolan Posted: 04/29/2005 09:33 PM
Despite being a member, my request for a paragraph or two - even if provided anonymously - for feed back was refused for no reason I thought reasonable. Nice people, but way late in providing results. Results were only meager.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Frederick Mensch Author: Frederick Mensch Posted: 04/24/2005 09:10 PM
Mr. Glick's comments warrants a response, I think. While it's true that the PAGE Contest has an unusually high number of comments relative to the number of report cards submitted, it should be noted that report cards and comments can be submitted independently of each other, and often are. It should also be noted that certain contests INSPIRE more comments, usually because they interact more personally with their contestants, either through script coverage or general administrative responsiveness. Finally, some contests ENCOURAGE their contestants to submit comments here, and I don't have a problem with that. In the case of the PAGE contest, most of the folks who have submitted here are familiar to me, either because they've also submitted comments on other contests, or because they subscribe to one of our other services. PAGE buys advertising here so I'm not necessarily objective, but I do think it's unfair to knock a contest just because an unusually high number of their contestants have been happy with the experience.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

gil turner Author: gil turner Posted: 04/22/2005 04:37 PM
yea, this sounds like a well-organized scam.

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Michael Pallotta Author: Michael Pallotta Posted: 04/05/2005 04:50 PM
I was very excited when I was notified my script had won first place (March/05)...especially because it was a Western! Better still, Earl Blakesley of American International Media signed me up for repressentation. The contest is run professionally and they deliver on all their promises. Prompt, professional, courteous. I highly reccomend you give them a try.

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Allen Keller Author: Allen Keller Posted: 04/03/2005 01:22 AM
My screenplay did not place, but I went to the festival anyway. I was incredibly impressed. The best event I've ever attended. A real writer's conference with great speakers in accessible situations. And the people in charge, Dawn on down, were fantastic. I can't brag enough about these people, or this competition.

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Contest: hollywoodscript.com [Post New Comment re: hollywoodscript.com ]

James Ossi Author: James Ossi Posted: 03/31/2005 12:56 PM
I sent my script. Craig Kellem read 7 pages, cashed my check for $215, called me and told me that he saw a TV show where a woman had snot hanging from her nose. He said, "Now, that's good writing. You should learn to do that."

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matt drake Author: matt drake Posted: 03/31/2005 10:23 AM
I was also a finalist in this contest, finshing in the top 20. It took them several months passed their deadline to announce the 20 finalists to begin with. Then one month after the deadline to announce the winner had passed, I sent numerous emails asking for a list of the top 3 winners. Well, about another month later they sent me an email stating that the winner had been selected already despite the fact that they never announced it or updated their website. Furthermore, their website for the contest info was taken down and no longer exists. I contacted them again and asked about the other 2 finalists, as they were suppose to have the top 3 finalists announced and posted on their website as well as have them printed in their magazine. Well they never responded back. I also tried contacting a few of the other finalists to see if their script was selected as the winner and the ones I got responses from said the same thing, that they were never notified of a winner. I should have filed a complaint with the better business bureau about this company. This contest is a fraud. Please avoid it and all contests run by these people at all costs.

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Greg Sandquist Author: Greg Sandquist Posted: 03/24/2005 03:38 PM
A curious fact. Not one of the top 25 finishers in the other comedy screenwriting contest that had a deadline 30 days before this one finished in the top 15 here. Now perhaps I was the only aspiring comedy screenwriter to enter both contests devoted exclusively to comedy screenplays. Or perhaps we all caught readers on a bad day. Or perhaps all 15 top finishers in this contest were better than the other 25. Or perhaps we all just learned a lesson in life.

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Gered Beeby Author: Gered Beeby Posted: 03/08/2005 06:05 PM
My work, "The Bottle Imp" made the first cut at 20/20 in the fall 2004 contest, but did go further. I received excellent feedback from Bonnie as to why, to which I first responded, "WOW!" I understand their fees for detailed comments like mine will increase to $40 versus $20, but as the saying goes, that's cheap at twice the price! I will enter the 20/20 contest again.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Gene E. Conroy Author: Gene E. Conroy Posted: 03/02/2005 11:56 AM
I've been in 11 screenwriting competitions and have won (5) awards including being a FEEDING FRENZY TOP 3 FINALIST for my action-adventure, "A Psalm of David". In my opinion, FEEDING FRENZY is simply the best out there for professional feed back, especially for "new" writers. BRAVO! Their coverage is in-depted and detailed like no other contest that I've been in. Period!A Feeding Frenzy is in a league of their own. All other screenwriting competitions will have to "take a ticket and get in line".

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

James Ossi Author: James Ossi Posted: 02/28/2005 03:34 PM
I entered my screenplay on 6/29/04 and It became a finalist. But that's not the whole big deal. ----------- On 2/29/05 I received this e-mail: ---------------

James, This is Molly from "A FEEDING FRENZY" Screenplay Competition. I hope this email finds you well. --------- An up-and-coming director I know (and admire) has asked me to send him available scripts that might be well suited to his interests and style. I immediately thought of HEALING MARIE as a good match. --------- Is this script still available? If so, I would love to pass it on to him. If you're interested, please send me your most recent version of the script either by email (Final Draft or PDF) or by snail mail to:

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and then Molly sent her home address. Sooo, fellow writers, 8 months after I mailed it in, my screenplay is still in Molly's memory, on her mind, and she set it in motion...again! Enter this competition. It's really cool and will make you smile a lot...then, months later, out of the blue, will make you smile again.

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Gwen Orel Author: Gwen Orel Posted: 02/28/2005 02:55 PM
PLEASE IGNORE MY LAST COMMENT.

The awards dinner was for the last round, not for the round I entered. They got back to me promptly when I complained and let me know the contest I entered hadn't ended yet-- and that my script HAD advanced. I am embarrassed that I posted before knowing all the facts. If I could withdraw the other comment from the web, I would do so. I withdraw everything in my earlier comment.

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Gwen Orel Author: Gwen Orel Posted: 02/28/2005 11:48 AM
Not only did I never hear from them-- and I can't find the link on the website!-- I paid extra for coverage, and to date have not received it. This is no way to run a contest. How hard is it to send a blast email notifying everyone who entered who the winners are? I'm waiting to see what email response I will get back from them, but I feel as though they just stole $80 from me (for the coverage).

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Contest: hollywoodscript.com [Post New Comment re: hollywoodscript.com ]

joyce capron Author: joyce capron Posted: 02/20/2005 09:18 AM
Craig Kellem's name on a query letter really opens doors. As a result of my contest win, over two dozen industry people, including some major names, are reading my script.

As a prize, coverage on Craig's website is a useful selling tool. I was able to mention the posting in my queries, and several people contacted me after looking at the website.

As a consultant, Craig gets an A+. He's like a good English teacher...extremely hard to please. Unlike other writing tutors I've tried to work with, he thinks like a writer. He senses where a scene or character ought to go and sends me in that direction. He has worked as a producer, so he knows what he's talking about, and I appreciate his insights.

Craig offers consultation by phone, tape, or memo, at a reasonable price, and the turnaround time is good.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Christina C Author: Christina C Posted: 02/10/2005 03:17 AM
BlueCat is not only an excellent contest it is an excellent tool for FINISHING your screenplay. You can't be the fee. And in the case you do win, the prize of $5000 is nice too!

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Diane Hodill Author: Diane Hodill Posted: 02/09/2005 02:07 PM
Matt hit the nail when he suggested I introduce the good guy earlier. Fixed it nice just before I got my first agency read. Thanks Matt and 20/20!

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Contest: American Zoetrope[Post New Comment re: American Zoetrope]

mike riccardini Author: mike riccardini Posted: 02/07/2005 02:10 PM
Basically, a waste of time and money. I didn't expect feedback, since it's not offered. But it would be nice to be notified of when results are being announced. I had no idea when semi-finalists and finalists were announced. No email, no nothing. I only now found out the results of the contest, a week after they were posted on the website. I had to check my notes to see what the date was, because nobody could be bothered to send an email. If they can take our money, the least they could do is keep us updated. It's really not that hard. It's called common courtesy. I won't be wasting my money again next year. I'll take my chances on a different contest. One that, maybe, demonstrates that they care about and appreciate their participants.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

paul teetor Author: paul teetor Posted: 02/02/2005 06:16 PM
I just want to echo everyone else so far - Cheryl was professional, helpful and insightful - but also make the point I was most struck by: every single problem that Cheryl pointed out had been lurking in the back of my mind as a possible problem. But she did more than point out problems - she offered solutions that work and encouragement to keep going. That's priceless. I recommend this contest to everyone and plan to enter it again.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Lee Tidball Author: Lee Tidball Posted: 02/01/2005 10:57 PM
In the past year I have entered nearly a dozen contests, and this one is way, WAY at the top of the heap. One thing that sets it apart is the coverage that is provided AS PART OF THE PACKAGE to ALL entrants. And what coverage! An industry-standard rating chart, insightful overview comments, and literally pages of page-specific notes, all framed in constructive ways that leave you no doubt about your script's strengths and weakness. And most importantly, concrete examples of how things could be changed in order to strengthen it. I would also echo other comments here--they push your script out there, they care, they want you to succeed. I've also used follow-up services from them and gotten even MORE extensive notes, and always, always encouragement. For any amount of money, this is an awesome contest!

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Colleen De Maio Author: Colleen De Maio Posted: 01/27/2005 09:20 PM
BlueCat is absolutely one of the best screenwriting competitions you can enter. The cost is quite low compared to the potential prize money, and even if you don't win, you'll receive thoughtful feedback -- not feel-good fluff, and not harsh personal attacks -- just intelligent, honest opinions and suggestions. Take the feedback seriously -- these are smart people with good story instincts.

In my experience, the finalists and winners were announced right on time, and feedback was mailed in a timely fashion. I also received my prize money faster than from any other competition. :-)

Gordy and the BlueCat staff are sincere about helping writers succeed. They continue to help past winners and finalists even as new ones are chosen. If you only enter two competitions this year, be sure to enter Nicholl and BlueCat.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Mark Golik Author: Mark Golik Posted: 01/27/2005 11:05 AM
Well worth the investment – and that’s coming from a non-finalist. First-rate, in depth coverage (I received five pages of comprehensive, invaluable feedback) and seamless administration should vault this contest to the top of the pack.

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Contest: Warner Bros.[Post New Comment re: Warner Bros.]

Mia Howard Author: Mia Howard Posted: 01/25/2005 04:22 PM
I must say, I am very impressed with this contest/workshop. I applied for the drama workshop in Sept. 2004 and I was promptly informed of my status by early Dec. 2004. I wasn't accepted into the program but was invited to a seminar held on the Warner Bros. lot. The seminar was very informative. They discussed the most common mistakes among submitted scripts, what we should do to better our chances of getting in next year as well as what to expect if accepted to the program in the future. We were also given the oppurtunity to contact the workshop director and get one-on-one feedback on our submissions. The feedback was not in-depth, but it was more than enough to give me heads up on what not to do next year.

I really appreciated the personal attention and professionalism. I will definately apply for this workshop again in the future.

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susan burns Author: susan burns Posted: 01/19/2005 09:20 PM
This is my kind of competition. It's for comedies only. And who can argue with the entry fee.

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Carl Roth Author: Carl Roth Posted: 01/19/2005 01:47 PM
Entered 2 screenplays into their "contest" back in September 2004. I have heard nothing back, there is no indication on their website that winners have ever been choosen, and I get no response to my emails. Maybe the Better Business Bureau ought to be notified.....hmmmm, I think I'll do it now - for all of us.

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Cameron Counts Author: Cameron Counts Posted: 01/18/2005 07:47 PM
Big News folks,....InkTip.com just sponsored the contest!! All finalists get a prize pack from InkTip.

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Paula DiSante Author: Paula DiSante Posted: 01/18/2005 01:29 PM
Words From Here was a great deal--and a great deal of fun! I had an excellent experience with this competition.

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Nicole Perlman Author: Nicole Perlman Posted: 01/18/2005 01:01 AM
I won the script magazine open door contest sponsored by Splendid pictures in '03, and had a very good experience. I found the people to be on time regarding prize money, and kept me up to date through frequent correspondence. I'm not saying the other people's comments aren't true, I know that everyone's experiences in these contests vary, but I personally had no problem with Script Magazine. I got quite a few requests for my script from agents from them.

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Nicole Perlman Author: Nicole Perlman Posted: 01/18/2005 12:57 AM
I had a good experience with this contest. The people running it were ontime with delivery of prizes and information. Compared to some contests I've participated in, this one was surprisingly professional.

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Nicole Perlman Author: Nicole Perlman Posted: 01/17/2005 08:07 PM
Look, I'm sorry that my honest remarks were taken so bitterly by Mr. Rodman, but that was my experience, and I have written proof since all our communication was done by email. I am not trying to start a fight, or trash someone’s reputation. I said in my comments that the contest part and the feedback were generally positive, and it was. I said that the agency might be a better fit for others, and acknowledged that my experience may be singular to me. I think it’s great that Ken Mora had a good experience. However, I personally never once received a phone call from Mr. Rodman, a fact which is reflected and quoted in my numerous emails to him. Also, checking my email database it shows that since I won the contest in August of '03, it took him until November to fax the contract. I still have the multiple “oops sorry we lost your number” and “oops we’re really busy” emails that Andy sent me himself up until that date. I had to email him a total of seven times (again also saved in email base so I have proof) before he sent the contract. Suffice to say, I did not receive a contract in the invitation he sent me to the reading. Furthermore, the only reason I didn't attend the reading was because I was out of town. About the Variety Ad, Andy told me I would have to pay $60 dollars for it, I said no thanks very politely, then he gave me a hard time about it. He said they ran it anyway, which is great, but then why ask us to pay for it? Anyway, I resent being called a disingenuous person for voicing my moderate opinion of one of many contests I’ve participated in. What possible benefit would I have of trashing a contest that I won?

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Nicole Perlman Author: Nicole Perlman Posted: 01/14/2005 10:52 AM
I had a pretty good experience after winning this contest, until the actual 'agency' part came around. First of all, the 2 agents at the Jack Scagnetti agency who were in touch with me wouldn't call me by phone, didn't invite me to come meet them, and seemed to only want to do business via email. Secondly it took them 6 weeks of stalling before they faxed the contract, which wasn't even a 'real' contract but a one page basically waiver. Lastly, they wanted to charge me for all postage, phone bills, even xeroxing charges incurred on my behalf. That's when I realized that it wasn't a very high quality agency, at least not a good fit for me. So it's nice to get the feedback, and it's flattering to win the contest, but I eventually decided not to sign with them and recently got signed instead to a much bigger, more reputable agency that has found me a ton of work.

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James Ossi Author: James Ossi Posted: 01/12/2005 09:46 AM
I thought I won a measly, stinking, little, "like who cares" Honorable Mention. Big deal. ... Then, immediately, a major Hollywood agency asked, "please send us your screenplay." ... All of a sudden, Honorable Mention was looking good. ... Then, in addition to the agency, a production company asked to see my screenplay. ... Honorable Mention makes me a happy guy. This contest looks pretty damned good.

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Andrea Bailey Author: Andrea Bailey Posted: 01/06/2005 04:55 PM
I was the first place winner in this contest. I won almost exactly 1 year ago and I have not received the prize computer or half of the money - the check that was sent bounced twice. I highly do not recommend entering this contest.

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Gina White Author: Gina White Posted: 01/06/2005 02:54 PM
I received an honorable mention for my entry into this contest. The thing that I like most about this contest is that it really is structured in a way that mirrors the industry. Most producers/studios are going to decide on interest based on the first 30 pages. It really helps to know that you're on the right track by receiving recognition from a contest like this one. Feedback is only delivered to the top three winners. Would be nice to receive feedback as an "honorable mention" but we can't have it all. Good contest though. Responses posted as per deadline.

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James Ossi Author: James Ossi Posted: 01/05/2005 03:03 PM
Screenwriters: Enter this contest. ------ Producers: If you have, like, two or three hundred million dollars to invest call me at 203 656 1898.

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David Zorn Author: David Zorn Posted: 12/31/2004 11:38 AM
I found the American Accolades to be among the most well-oiled contests I've entered. The prizes were delivered as promised and on time, the feedback/coverage was seriously amazing, probably the most useful, helpful, dead-on accurate notes I've ever received. Peter Scott really seems to be an anomaly in Hollywood, someone genuinely interested in writers, in finding and breaking new talent, and in finding great material and a good guy.

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Suzanne Jones Author: Suzanne Jones Posted: 12/25/2004 10:38 AM
mmcarollo@yahoo.com made no attempt to contact the contest directly before posting this feedback. His script arrived in time to be included in the 2003 judging and our records show that a press release was mailed to him announcing the winners.

Each July we announce the winners of the prior year's contest. This is clearly stated on the contest home page www.applause4you.com and the deadlines page www.applause4you.com/deadlines.htm as well as contest listings such as MovieBytes.

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Ed Retherford Author: Ed Retherford Posted: 12/24/2004 10:33 AM
Turnout not so great for me... Didn't even get to the second round. Feedback is the same kind of fare I'd probably get anywhere... too much dialogue, formatting issues... This is the last contest I enter. I love my script as-is. It's a wonderful story. I will make it if "Hollywood" doesn't have the guts... I have to wonder what kind of scripts win contests anyway. The whole contest thing seems kind of counter-intuitive to me now.... ;-)

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Contest: Nevada Film Office[Post New Comment re: Nevada Film Office]

Jerron Spencer Author: Jerron Spencer Posted: 12/17/2004 04:42 PM
I found the opportunity presented by the Nevada Screenwriters Competition to be quite excellent. Even though my submission was not selected, I feel that the contest is very good. However, the reviewer's report that accompanied my letter of rejection was very limited. It did include the scoring, and a short comment section. The comments were all quite negative, a few even derogatory toward my writing skill. I can accept constructive criticism and even outright dislike, but the reviewer comments were not at all helpful. Also, I can't believe my script was read to the end, based on the genre being marked as "Drama" when it is clearly a comedy, with elements of slapstick, farce and dark humor laced from beginnning to end. Not a bad contest by any means, but perhaps in need of better oversight of the judging.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Michael Pallotta Author: Michael Pallotta Posted: 12/15/2004 07:56 PM
Professional, practical, encouraging and, most importatnly, very useful. Serious about your writing? DON'T miss this opportunity.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

James Ossi Author: James Ossi Posted: 12/14/2004 10:29 AM
For those who win, even if only an Honorable Mention:

The nice thing is the competition's push. Many competitions post your screenplay's information, this one pushes.

Yep, the Feeding Frenzy team will post it here, there and across town. They'll also poke you about getting it out there. They'll add ideas. They'll push.

They feel: If you're successful, they're successful. So, they push.

I'm bashful about getting out there ... awkward, actually. Their push feels good. Makes me smile. I deserve it.

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Connie Tonsgard Author: Connie Tonsgard Posted: 12/13/2004 12:17 AM
Sandi realized the mistake and sent me an email apologizing and inviting me to submit again directly to her and she would send the right notes. Thanks, Sandi. I was hoping it was a mistake!

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

Laura Richter Author: Laura Richter Posted: 12/12/2004 05:25 PM
The coverage is terrific. Other posted comments make mention of it and are right.

But it shouldn't be overlooked that when I had issues that arose with a support service the administrators of A Feeding Frenzy stepped in and offered support as I sorted things out.

This is money well spent. You are actually getting very valuable service and customer support.

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Contest: A Feeding Frenzy[Post New Comment re: A Feeding Frenzy]

J Jennings Author: J Jennings Posted: 12/12/2004 02:24 PM
This was easily the best and most practical feedback I have ever received from a screenplay competition. Heck, it's the best feedback I've gotten anywhere, which includes my ongoing writer’s group, two script consultants, other screenplay competitions, and a screenwriting class.

The feature that impressed me the most were the page-specific comments, which showed me which scenes worked and which ones didn't, and suggested HOW to fix the problems in clear, practical terms.

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Contest: 20/20[Post New Comment re: 20/20]

Connie Tonsgard Author: Connie Tonsgard Posted: 11/29/2004 01:05 AM
Hmmm. Well, the first time I entered Sandi liked my characters and said they were three dimensional. In fact, she said they were "very well done" The second time, she said she didn't much like any body in my story!! I wonder if she was commenting on MY story, because the accompanying letter started out "After reading 20 pages of 'Plasma for Ray'---" For starters, the name of my script is NOT "Plasma for Ray". I was disappointed and was left questioning how professional the contest is because of the inconsistancy of her waffling on the characters issue.

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Contest: Red Inkworks [Post New Comment re: Red Inkworks ]

Jack Richards Author: Jack Richards Posted: 11/23/2004 10:59 AM
If one reads the comments offered by the writers who have entered the Red Inkworks Screenplay Competition, it should be clear that this is one of the very best. I agree with them all. Larry Myles is everything one hopes for when struggling to find the right path.

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dan pollock Author: dan pollock Posted: 11/16/2004 11:48 PM
I have had nothing but problems with these people. They ask for the contest entry fee to be paid is American Dollars, or U.S. Funds, so I sent them a Canadian Money Money Order which was made out in U.S. Dollars. They claimed they could'nt cash it, and then asked me to send them another money order, which raised my suspicions about these people. I was leary about sending them more money. They then said I could give them a credit card number and they would mail my money order back. I ended up giving my credit card number out, they then asked for more personal information about my mailing address, information they could have got off the contest application, so again this raised my suspicions about this contest, albeit they did return my original money order after a couple months.

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Susan Bear Author: Susan Bear Posted: 11/15/2004 10:42 AM
I recently entered The It Company TV Writing Contest. Finalist will be notified in January 2005. I emailed the company with a number of questions and was very surprised at the excellent feedback I received from one of the partners there, John Broker. I believe that this contest is top notch and from my understanding the top scripts will be read by network level people. I can't wait to see the outcome of this years competition! Has anyone else entered?

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Contest: Warner Bros.[Post New Comment re: Warner Bros.]

Susan Bear Author: Susan Bear Posted: 11/15/2004 10:29 AM
In September I entered my spec script into the Comedy division for the first time. Awaiting news. On their website it states that interviews will be conducted 1/22-1/23. Does anyone know how soon they notify you if you're selected since the workshop begins in 2/05? Anyone else anxiously awaiting?

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Robert Gately Author: Robert Gately Posted: 11/15/2004 10:06 AM
I like Philly, and I like the people associated with SIP. I've had conversations with them numerous times. However, they have a peculiar contest which isn't looking for good scripts which can be just shot in Philly. They want something more. They want the 'spirt' of Philly to be established. An undefined element which eliminates most of the scripts right off the bat. And odds are you won't get any feedback on this issue either. They'll cash your check, of course. So, if you have a script with locations in Philly and think you've established the criteria of the 'spirit' of Philly, think again. This is not like other regional, city or state contests which just requires the screenplay have 'locations' in their area where the film can be shot. And even in some of those contests, they only require a percentage of locations. NOT SO WITH SIP. So, beware and be wise. Save your money and look elsewhere. There are so many other good contests you can submit to. And if you ever make get to call the shots when you've sold your screenplay, you can always bring it into Philly and shoot it there. That's where the Philly film office can really help you.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Annie S. Cian Author: Annie S. Cian Posted: 11/14/2004 03:02 PM
This was the very first contest I entered and I was deeply impressed by their very professional approach in handling the details, deadlines and communications. The hands on management, the courtesy and quick turnaround the co-ordinator Jennifer Berg contributed was the perfect example of a well run competition. Subsequently, when they came up with the Judge's Feedback service I was extremely grateful. I not only found the feedback extremely helpful, but impressive as well with its focused and to the point approach. The opinions and much needed evaluation I received from three separate judges were invaluable, and in fact covered so many more details than I expected. What's more, I know now what to look for, how to fix it, how to strengthen the plot, the theme, the characters, which I will apply to my re-writes and future projects rather than worrying about trivial matters based on pure conjecture and speculation. And, with this new found enlightenment and confidence I am looking forward to entering to the 2005 Competition with great anticipation.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Richard Wilkins Author: Richard Wilkins Posted: 11/14/2004 05:06 AM
The organisation of this contest is excellent and they've also recently started a judges' feedback service - which may explain the mixed scores for 'feedback' on the report card. For $75 you can get feedback from one judge and for an additional $55 per judge you can add a second and third. The notes I received back from the three judges were different in style, but the content was very detailed and highly encouraging. Definately recommended if you're looking for some help in progressing the next draft.

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Contest: Red Inkworks [Post New Comment re: Red Inkworks ]

Orlanda Szabo Author: Orlanda Szabo Posted: 11/14/2004 03:20 AM
Once again, Larry and Red Inkworks have helped tremendously with wonderful notes. Especially with pointing out scenes and pages that deliver smack on instead of just on what's wrong. I am proud to be in Larry's top 50.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Laura Evans Author: Laura Evans Posted: 11/12/2004 05:24 PM
The follow-up after the contest has been over the top. They included a way for you to get professional judge's feedback at a great rate and are offering judge's feedback with the new competition. The people are great, responsive, and remember you - which is hard to say about most competitions.

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Contest: PAGE International[Post New Comment re: PAGE International]

Guy Winch Author: Guy Winch Posted: 11/12/2004 02:40 PM
I was a semi finalist in the competition this year with a first-draft script. i submitted the script to their new feedback service after the competition and was extremely impressed with the feedback. in addition, i had a few questions about some of the judges comments and wrote to the contest coordintor to inquire about them. i received an immediate and very helpful response which clarified and expanded on the points i raised. the feedback enabled me to improve my script which has already begun making it to the finals in competitions i've entered since. all in all -- an extremely worthwhile feedback service and a very professionally run competition. i had a great experience despite not making the finals.

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Dawn Wiercinski Author: Dawn Wiercinski Posted: 11/08/2004 02:20 PM
2004 Winners Announced-

Congratulations to:

Adult/Family Winner Gideon's Secret by David Ullendorf

Comedy Winner It Bleeds, It Leads by Thomas Brennan O'Connor

Teleplay Drama Winner Six Feet Under: "The Strike" by Christine Boylan

Teleplay Sitcom Winner Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Pump'd" by sam Riegel and Rob Blatt

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Mark A. Kaplan Author: Mark A. Kaplan Posted: 11/01/2004 11:07 PM
My script NEVILLE & BOB placed second in this contest. Unfortunately, the man who created the contest died during the prize allocation stage. This was terrible news for everybody, most terrible for him. His partner was justifiably unmotivated, as she is the one who evidently found his body. All in all a bad time for everyone involved. My partner and I won a reading after which the actors gave us honest feedback on the script. But there was understandably no follow through.

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Michael Carollo Author: Michael Carollo Posted: 10/27/2004 08:10 AM
Notification was supposed to be in July 2004. It's now the end of October and the only thing I can find on this contest is results of 2003. This is no way to run a contest.

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Contest: BlueCat Contest[Post New Comment re: BlueCat Contest]

Lindsey Van de Kirk Author: Lindsey Van de Kirk Posted: 10/14/2004 11:12 PM
I must chime in with hearty agreement that the Bluecat feedback is some of the best I have gotten. I had a pretty good script, I thought, but it tanked in every contest. Because of BlueCat I know why! More importantly, I know what DOES work. I got high marks in certain areas, so I know that I wasn't totally off the mark. But I also know what needs fixing. I highly recommend this contest, and I second the motion to remove the earlier comments which simply don't apply any more.

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mike riccardini Author: mike riccardini Posted: 10/12/2004 07:07 PM
I entered this contest basically only because I was entering other contests at the time and thought I'd give it a shot. Just found out that I didn't make the next round. I'm not bitter, but I had to post a comment after reading the only two on here. The first stated that the coordinators of the contest were "personable." I know that feedback wasn't a part of this contest, but I decided to contact the coordinators anyway to see if they would give me some idea on why my script wasn't good enough. The reply I received stated that they don't offer feedback and could refer me to a low-priced service. They also were "personable" enough to say they hoped to see me at the Expo. Those two comments lead me to believe the only thing they care about is the money. I hope I'm wrong, but unless you place in this thing, you get nothing out of it. They didn't seem to care about writers, as I've read several comments on here that have stated contests that don't necessarily offer feedback still provide inquisitive participants with some because they want to help writers. To me, these people showed their true colors. You can say it's easy for someone who didn't place to be angry, but it's just as easy for someone who does place to think a contest is great. I'll steer clear of this one next year.

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Contest: Nickelodeon[Post New Comment re: Nickelodeon]

op-ad productions Author: op-ad productions Posted: 10/11/2004 02:32 AM
This program is still around, i was just selected to be one of their Fellows. i'll keep everyone informed of my experiences. I have also been selected for the 20th Century Fox's New Writers Initiative, which is not listed here but you can find on their web site. i'll let you know how thatr goes as well.....

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Contest: Slamdance[Post New Comment re: Slamdance]

Allen Keller Author: Allen Keller Posted: 10/10/2004 03:46 AM
Really a pleasant experience. Thorough feedback. Really encouraging. I made the semi-finals, and they had a nice little get together at the WGA offices in L.A. to announce the finalists. You could tell they really care about writers. One of the readers who had critiqued my script came up to me to say how much he liked it, and to offer suggestions. Really warm.

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Contest: Acclaim Film[Post New Comment re: Acclaim Film]

Jon Spaihts Author: Jon Spaihts Posted: 10/06/2004 07:26 PM
My script, which placed highly in more prestigious competitions, received a paragraph of rambling, incoherent feedback in broken English. Felt like a scam.

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