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

steven arvanites Author: steven arvanites Posted: 11/07/2005 11:50 PM
I just got 3rd place in the present competition. YAHOO! Even if I came in 309th place, this is a quality competition. The notes I recieved were worth $100's. Larry is quality. And a great creative bargin. I'm a fan for life. It's all about his well written, thoughtful and smart notes, guys!

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Kyle Sullivan Author: Kyle Sullivan Posted: 11/02/2005 02:58 AM
When I entered a different competition offered through scr(i)pt magazine, I was informed of my progress. I didn't make it then, but I felt good about the whole process. But THIS time? I'm still waiting to be notified that I didn't even place in this contest; I found out my status when Moviebytes posted their press release. I expected better...which is probably my own damn fault. Won't happen again.

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Kyle Sullivan Author: Kyle Sullivan Posted: 10/28/2005 03:01 AM
Now this was a well-run competition. I was kept updated on my progress, and the Expo itself is a wonderful off-shoot of the contest. I may not have won, but I feel like the people involved gave my script a decent chance. In fact, I'd have liked some feedback on it from them; they really seem to know what they're doing. So much so, I'm attending the upcoming Expo in November...and I hate going to those things.

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Contest: Indie Gathering[Post New Comment re: Indie Gathering]

Kyle Sullivan Author: Kyle Sullivan Posted: 10/28/2005 02:56 AM
This competition was well-run and everything happened when they said it would. I only received an "Honorable Mention" laurel for my script, which was posted online, but I still felt good about the overall experience. I don't know how much the festival will help my script get made, but it certainly won't hurt it.

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Contest: Horror/Sci-Fi[Post New Comment re: Horror/Sci-Fi]

Kyle Sullivan Author: Kyle Sullivan Posted: 10/27/2005 03:11 PM
I sent a newly rewritten script into this competition just to see what would happen. To be honest, I didn't really expect it to go anywhere (its hero is gay and it has major religious overtones), but neither did I expect to be completely ignored by the people running this competition. I have yet to receive notification of the results, and the last time I checked they hadn't even listed on their website. I learned the reults only because they HAD notified MovieBytes.com. Not only is that unprofessional, it's exptremely impolite.

I'm hoping this happened because they're new to this and don't realize the importance of simple updates or even specified time frames for when competition decisions are made, and is not because of the subject matter. It's not like they're the only ones to pull this nonsense; I'm still waiting to hear back from "scr(i)pt magazine" about when the finalists will be announced for a horror competition they offered but which is not even posted on their website...and they've been doing these contests for years. So I guess we'll see how things go...but I'm not bothering with the IHSFS Competition, again.

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Mike McGeever Author: Mike McGeever Posted: 10/24/2005 06:33 PM
There was some delay in the notification, and I was confused at first because I got a message that I had lost and later a message I had won. One critic liked my script and another hated it, but I thought all of the criticism was constructive and (more importantly) instructive. I got a strong sense of what didn't work for them, and I did feel like the reviews were thoughtful and not rushed or sloppy.

I finished in the top 30, so I made neither the top 3 or the top 10, but I thought the critique and the very nice e-mails I got from the contest director made this a very worthwhile experience. I was a loser, but the feedback gave me something concrete to work on.

I also thought the "party with the agents" approach was novel, and although I couldn't attend I appreciated the unique chance this gives you to sell your work.

As a side note, they did say an agency wanted to see the loglines for some of the top 30 scripts, so even "losers" such as myself got a second bite of the apple, which was, I thought, very nice of them.

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

Jay Natelle Author: Jay Natelle Posted: 10/21/2005 12:49 PM
The coverage was stimulating and provocative. I could tell that they had put their hearts and minds into it. Their sensitivity to the vulnerability of a writer in front of criticism is, in my opinion, a very important aspect of the quality of the notes given. I had the feeling that the comments they made were about my script and where I seemed to be going with it and not about the script that they would have written had they been me. Thanks ever so much to Cheryl & Molly.

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

Jorge J. Lomastro Author: Jorge J. Lomastro Posted: 10/13/2005 06:22 PM
Ah... It's so nice, though rare, to be able to say this about a contest. I RECOMMEND it highly. You go, Larry!

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Jorge J. Lomastro Author: Jorge J. Lomastro Posted: 10/13/2005 06:11 PM
Put simply, do yourself and all other writers a favor. PASS on this contest. There are plenty of reputable contests available to spend your money on.

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

gary mangelsdorf Author: gary mangelsdorf Posted: 10/12/2005 06:00 PM
One word desribes the professionalism and dedication of Craig and Judy Kellem -- incredible. They are tireless in their work and brutally honest in their opinions. But in a good way! They'll keep working with you until you get it right. You couldn't ask for a better script consultant than these two. Their credentials obviously speak for themselves. Lucky for us they're even available! Gary Mangelsdorf

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Cheryl Compton Author: Cheryl Compton Posted: 10/12/2005 03:05 PM
I agree with Trish 100%. It was less than 3 weeks from the day I mailed the application and script to the day I got a "thanks but no thanks" email. Our script has done quite well in many contests, so I'm very surprised by their quick elimination. Live and learn. Don't waste your money. There are many better run contests.

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

Larry N Stouffer Author: Larry N Stouffer Posted: 10/06/2005 12:08 PM
I entered and did not place. When I do place in a contest I always say I caught a good reader. When I do not place I say I caught a poor reader. You know where this is going... The notes I got - and I must say that to get notes at all is a plus, as most contests send you nothing - were extremely weak. My thinking is whomever sent them is relatively inexperienced in the craft. So be it. Obviously you aren't going to get a real pro doing this stuff or the entrance fee would be unapproachable for most screenwriters. Do I recommend this competition? No. Do I suggest you avoid it? No. I only recommend you not have high expectations. And don't take the notes too seriously.

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Contest: IndieProducer iP[Post New Comment re: IndieProducer iP]

Dan Wedeking Author: Dan Wedeking Posted: 10/03/2005 01:28 PM
I was wondering if anyone got anything out of this other than getting to attend a big gala? Anyone get an option or representation? Let me know (getting to attend a big gala isn't reason enough to enter a contest - if something that advanced your career as a result of your placement is)

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Contest: IndieProducer iP[Post New Comment re: IndieProducer iP]

Jennifer Brasher Author: Jennifer Brasher Posted: 09/26/2005 05:30 PM
My screenplay Lonely Teardrops had the honor of placing 2nd this year, and IP had a fabulous awards ceremony in Beverly Hills (Feb 2005, the Fri night before the Academy Awards). All I can say is WOW, what an evening! I've been to several other award ceremonies this year, and none could touch this one in professionalism or glamour. Truly a lifetime hightlight for me. Plus Kerry was extremely helpful and got me meetings with an agent and manager. This contest is definitely worth entering.

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Kyle Sullivan Author: Kyle Sullivan Posted: 09/25/2005 08:02 PM
1. They kept delaying the notification date -- first it was Sept, 1st then the 20th then the evening of 24th and wound up being the morning of.

2. They didn't get the name of my script right, at all from what I can tell.

3. Feedback won't be coming till two months AFTER the notification date. Somehow, I don't expect it to be worthwhile.

4. When they finally informed everyone as to the what, when, how and where of the seminars that you get to attend for free just by entering, all of them have been offered elsewhere.

Listen, I've won several competitions and lost probably five times as many, but this is the first time I felt like I was being dissed by the people running things. I mean, seriously -- how hard is it to make sure you got the title of the script correct in the notification you're sending to the writer?

My advice, spend your money on a competition that has a real track record -- like the nicholl or Chesterfield or even the Writer's Digest series.

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Contest: IndieProducer iP[Post New Comment re: IndieProducer iP]

Beverly Abbott Author: Beverly Abbott Posted: 09/25/2005 11:58 AM
I was a top ten finalist and thought that the event was ran very professionally. The buzz that was created from this sort of event was amazing and my filmmates and myself were able to meet oscar winning actors, writers, producers, and directors in the biz who congratulated us on our success. This contest is a wonderful opportunity.

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Contest: IndieProducer iP[Post New Comment re: IndieProducer iP]

James Watts Author: James Watts Posted: 09/17/2005 08:26 PM
My script had the honor of winning third place in the 2004 Indieproducer Screenwriting Contest. The top ten were invited to the IP annual awards ceremony. We screenwriters were treated on equal footing with the film makers who were being honored that night as well. Andy Garcia was on hand to receive the IP’s top award, and he gave a spellbinding speech describing his creative journey. A real inspiration. A major part of the night’s events were devoted to the Screenwriting Contest results, and when my name was called and went up to get my award, I was definitely the deer caught in the headlights. Kerry David was totally accessible during the whole process and I am still in contact with her. Enter the contest, It’s one of the few that are worth it.

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Contest: IndieProducer iP[Post New Comment re: IndieProducer iP]

John Simpson Author: John Simpson Posted: 09/16/2005 04:54 PM
In November 2004 I entered my screenplay LUDWIG THE GREAT into the IP 2004 Contest. It was only one of two I chose to enter, specifically because of the stellar qualifications of judges such as Clark Peterson, the producer of MONSTER. I knew if I made it past that formidable gauntlet I might actually have talent after all. Might as well start at the top, right? In January of 2005 my entry was selected as a Top Ten Finalist, and I was invited to attend the IP 2004 Awards Gala at the Writers' Guild Theater in Beverly Hills (you know, swimmin' pools, movie stars?) this past February 25. My experience at that Gala was one of the highlights of my life. In addition to the five-star catering and open bar, I met actors Andy Garcia and Bruce Davison, screenwriter Barry Blaustein, who works very closely with Eddie Murphy and penned one of my all-time screwball comedies, Police Acedemy 2, as well as Kerry David, the Big Cheese at Indieproducer who also produced both Agent Cody Banks movies. She and IP also know how to throw one hell of a party! Words really can't tell the whole story of what a great experience it was for me, other than it was one I will never forget as long as I live. I cannot recommend strongly enough for any aspiring scribe to place their entry into this competition. I am entering yet another script with IP this year and would love to go again.

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

Devi Snively Author: Devi Snively Posted: 09/13/2005 12:58 PM
Wow! I know not my status in this competition as it's still going on, but I just got the (very prompt) feedback from my screenplay and was beyond impressed. This is the most constructive and helpful criticism I have ever received on a screenplay. Not only did they point out both strengths and weaknesses of the script, but they also offered helpful suggestions to improve it and so much more (they even found a typo that nobody else has caught to date). Definitely worth the entry fee. I have paid more for much lesser coverage in the past. Very professional, very friendly and very helpful. I wish I could afford to submit all of my screenplays to them.

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

Harry Bauer Author: Harry Bauer Posted: 09/13/2005 11:20 AM
The reason to enter this contest: feedback, quality feedback.

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

Cynthia Perkins Author: Cynthia Perkins Posted: 09/08/2005 10:29 PM
The coverage well exceeded my expectations. It was thorough, in depth and encouraging. Molly has an incredibile ability to zero in on the story you want to tell and offer very helpful suggestions. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. The coverage really set my creativity on fire as well. I couldn't be more pleased and I highly recommend them.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Christopher Canole Author: Christopher Canole Posted: 09/07/2005 02:06 PM
I was a monthly winner back in May 2005 and I am delighted to report the people who run this contest are still in contact with me trying to make sure their contest winner finds a producer who will turn my screenplay into a movie.

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

Christopher Canole Author: Christopher Canole Posted: 09/06/2005 11:35 PM
I received honest and very usable comments on my winning script in a timely fashion which I will use in my next rewrite.

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Kurt Segers Author: Kurt Segers Posted: 09/04/2005 04:45 AM
doesn't sound fair to me: they can automatically option your script for only 1000$!

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

SKIN MEAD Author: SKIN MEAD Posted: 09/03/2005 11:17 PM
I was extremely disappointed with the feedback, or should I say, lack of feedback. My screenplay was a finalist in the Screenplay Festival, a finalist in the Houston Worldfest, and a semi-finalist in the Filmmakers International. The comment I received from this contest was "Nothing worked for me". All 20 categories were marked "no". Give me a break! Save your money. My script was never even read, or it was read by an idiot.

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

Mark Heidemann Author: Mark Heidemann Posted: 08/31/2005 03:26 PM
Even though I did not make it past the first round, I am delighted with the Acclaim experience. The comments that my script received were sound, professional, and encouraging. I would recommend this contest to everyone.

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Alexandria Casey Author: Alexandria Casey Posted: 08/30/2005 12:27 PM
This was such valuable experience! Sasha clearly went above and beyond in her critique; it's obvious that every scene was carefully read and considered. Strengths as well as weaknesses were discussed in full, and some tough criticisms were phrased kindly, but more importantly, constructively. While a win here would have been nice, the specific, balanced, insightful feedback will mean that a win or a sale is so much more likely somewhere down the line. Thanks and kudos to Sasha and all the readers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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