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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:51 PM
I am still waiting for feedback. I entered Fresh Voices on July 22, 2013. How long does it usually take to receive feedback from them?

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:18 PM
Congrats! What kind of material are you writing? What do you think this contest is looking for?

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

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:16 PM
this is good to know. Thanks!

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:14 PM
Your comments are very helpful.

I'm a first time contest entrant. Of all the contests you've entered, which ones are NOT looking strictly for "box office" types of scripts? I'm more interested in the "Indie" market for scripts that deal with controversial subjects.

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

LM BUTLER Author: LM BUTLER Posted: 08/14/2013 04:02 PM
I entered BlueCat on July 20. I received feedback by July 26th. No joke. And from two different readers. The only down side is, I believe one of the readers did not read the entire script.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Karen Willoughby Author: Karen Willoughby Posted: 08/11/2013 08:12 AM
Initially I was a bit turned off because I thought their website wasn't very high tech, but the entry was low so I figured I had nothing to lose. There were some glitches with submitting my entry (they couldn't read the PDF file format I sent), but the staff was kind enough to work with me to get it submitted properly.

Yesterday I was just notified that the logline for my script, AMONG THE BLIND was 4th runner up in the June/July 2013 Contest. I've won a One-year Writer’s Database Membership from Script Pipeline.

I'll definitely enter again.

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

Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 08/07/2013 06:08 PM
Hi guys. I was making a comment elsewhere and realized just how many times I praise BlueCat to others -- but I've never even made a comment about them here on the BluCat comment page. Let me correct that oversight:

I've entered many contests with feedback and BlueCat has absolutely the best feedback of all of them.

Better yet, their process allows multiple resubmissions AFTER you get their feedback, so you can actually use it to improve your script before you resubmit.

They also operate the contest so very well. They're sometimes a little late providing the feedback, but I don't bug them about it. It's not exactly assembly line work to read a screenplay and I don't want my scripts to be read that way anyway.

I also think the BlueCat feedback is worth my patience.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 08/07/2013 05:29 PM
Hi, Sandra. I received my feedback on July 28th. I suppose I should expand on my warning then:

PAY ATTENTION TO THE DATE IF YOU WANT TO RESUBMIT, DO NOT ASSUME THEY WILL PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK IN TIME FOR YOU TO RESUBMIT.

I still think it's stupid. They should do what BlueCat and various others do, allow resubmissions AFTER receipt of feedback. Why wouldn't they want you to use it for the rewrite, after all?

I agree, they are otherwise a very good contest. This is my second time submitting to them and I plan to submit to them again in the future. This is just a public service announcement to help out my fellow writers.

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Wildsound Pictures Author: Wildsound Pictures Posted: 08/07/2013 11:31 AM
Take a look at the facebook fan page with all the many comments on this contest and its participants:

https://www.facebook.com/wildsoundscreenplaycompetitionreview

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Sandra D. Author: Sandra D. Posted: 08/05/2013 10:57 AM
Regarding resubmission's to CWA, I was able to resubmit in this 2013 competition, after receiving feedback, up until the close of the competition. The 2013 competition closed in late June - no further resubmission's were accepted after the final date. This is fair and consistent with other contest as the ending date is also the ending date for any further resubmissions. CWA is one of the best competitions I've entered, as the feedback and the script analysis, helped me to improve the quality of my submission.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Charles Nowlin Author: Charles Nowlin Posted: 08/04/2013 07:56 AM
Professional contest with extensive industry connections and a prompt, friendly staff. My script was awarded an honorable mention in the WMC32 contest and I received coverage notes that were insightful, frank and constructive. Highly recommend this contest.

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Contest: Creative World[Post New Comment re: Creative World]

Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 08/03/2013 03:30 PM
WARNING!! Dear fellow writers, one word of warning about this contest:

I assumed, like most contests offering both feedback and the chance to resubmit, that CWA would allow you to resubmit AFTER receiving the feedback, so you could use their commentary in your rewrite process. But that is not so. I tried to resubmit the same day I received my feedback and was told the time to resubmit had passed. So be warned: DO NOT ASSUME YOU CAN RESUBMIT IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVING THE FEEDBACK.

It's kind of stupid, though. Why wouldn't they WANT you to use their feedback to improve your screenplay BEFORE you resubmitted??? SOUND OF HEAD SCRATCHING -- over an otherwise cool contest.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Pitch[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Pitch]

regina junior Author: regina junior Posted: 08/01/2013 10:33 AM
Win A Date With Rachel Ciemone takes 2nd Place in the 2013 Pitch Contest!!!

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

TA Snyder Author: TA Snyder Posted: 07/31/2013 01:58 PM
Their judges awarded me Third Place in the WMC32 Contest. Tess and their staff have been remarkably prompt with feedback and gracious with prizes (providing much more than promised). Received my first set of coverage notes the SAME DAY that I was informed of the finalist winners.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Robert Hestand Author: Robert Hestand Posted: 07/31/2013 12:12 AM
Extremely professional, well-run contest with lots of industry ties and established reputation. Highly recommended!

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Contest: Fresh Voices Pitch[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Pitch]

regina junior Author: regina junior Posted: 07/25/2013 04:14 PM
Win A Date With Rachel Ciemone made the Short List Finalists.

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Contest: Broad Humor[Post New Comment re: Broad Humor]

Rebecca Dismukes Author: Rebecca Dismukes Posted: 07/23/2013 07:37 PM
Discrepancies in the deadline dates/fee posted on their website and MovieBytes. Sent an email and got a reply almost three weeks later. Also, their website says prizes are not important...trust me, prizes are important!

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 07/15/2013 10:13 AM
Nick, I am curious, did they ever get back to you or even attempt to?

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Contest: Fresh Voices Pitch[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Pitch]

regina junior Author: regina junior Posted: 07/13/2013 08:54 AM
Win A Date With Rachel Ciemone made the 2013 long list finalist. Annoucement date was posted as scheduled. Would highly recommend this contest!

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

Taylor Albertson Author: Taylor Albertson Posted: 07/11/2013 09:54 AM
I just wanted to say that I do believe entering BlueCat is a great idea for all of us who want to be writers. The comments are good and constructive and are what the industry is looking for.

I entered last year and got some bad comments. Instead of disagreeing I saw it as an opportunity to learn and grow and took them to heart.

I entered this year and my comment (only one since I wrote a short) was good. And let me tell you it made me happy and showed me I had learned and improved.

And that's part of what this contest is about. Everyone gets analysis with the entry fee and if you take it the right way you can benefit from it.

That should be the goal of every contest and this one delivers.

This is one to enter. I don't know if it will help me get an agent, or help me sell a script, but I really look forward to finding out.

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

Buddy Baron Author: Buddy Baron Posted: 07/11/2013 05:37 AM
I’m a two-time winner of the Nevada Film Office Screenplay Contest.

My first win was with my very first script, DOUBLE DOWN, in 1999. It was about a radio contest junkie who wins a Las Vegas weekend but gets the full VIP treatment when he’s mistaken for a high roller Mob Boss.

A few weeks after I completed the screenplay, I saw an ad for the Nevada Film Office Contest. Its entry fee and requirements were similar to many other competitions…except that the story had to be 75% film-able in Nevada. Mine certainly qualified, so that August I sent it in. And forgot about it.

Right after Y2K failed to nuke all our databases, I got a call from the Nevada Film Office informing me I had won First Prize. What? Really?

No kidding. I received a box full of goodies including Movie Magic software, a Nevada Production Directory, a hat, a clock and a certificate signed by the Governor.

After that, my screenwriting was an on-again off-again thing. The Movie Magic software certainly made my scripts look better and I was able to upgrade the programs several times over the years…often for free.

In 2009, I wrote BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS…about a broke country singer trying to get to a big showcase gig in Las Vegas (where else?) but needs gas money and is forced to sell a ‘ride-along’ on his tour bus to a vacationing Yuppie family of four.

With the Vegas setting, I knew it would be an entry into the Nevada Film Office contest that year. In December, I received the results. Nope, didn’t win. But they’d modified the contest to include a report card for all entries, grading in keys areas like Character, Pacing, Story, etc. It also came with a full page of reader coverage and detailed notes. The reader was very up front about what they liked and what they didn’t. Their points, sadly, were quite valid.

In 2012, I abandoned another Vegas comedy idea and went back to work on BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS using the 2009 contest notes to make changes and improvements. Since it hadn’t been a winner before, the rules allowed the script to be entered again.

In January of this year, I get a call from the lovely DANETTE TULL…a working film actress who now supervises the Nevada Film Office Screenplay Contest. She tells me that BACKSTAGE PASSENGERS had won. What? Really?

Pretty nice swag with this win…two tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, a hotel stay in Las Vegas, registration of the script on Ink Tip, the Governor’s Certificate and, because the contest has been around so long and is so well thought of, an opportunity to join the Writer’s Guild WGAW Independent Writers Caucus.

As soon as the win was announced, several things happened: 1) Nevada Film ran a full page Congratulations ad with the script’s title and my name in WRITTEN BY, the WGA magazine. 2) I got signed with Literary Manager Sherry Robb of The Robb Company. 3) Country star Kix Brooks expressed an interest in the script for his movie company, Team 2 Entertainment. It quickly got optioned and is now being prepped for production.

So, I couldn’t be more delighted with the contest at Nevada Film Office. It was a rewarding experience each time I entered and I was so fortunate to be the winner of their top award twice.

They close up entries for this year at the end of August…and Nevada residents can enter for free. Not sure anyone else offers that.

Best of luck!



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

Gwyneth Kozbial Author: Gwyneth Kozbial Posted: 07/10/2013 12:55 PM
If you're entering for the three sets of feedback, FYI: the readers judge on only the first 35 pages. Whether "yes" or "no", this makes for some really strange comments.

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Contest: Script Pipeline Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Script Pipeline Screenplay]

Bill Screwdriver Author: Bill Screwdriver Posted: 07/01/2013 08:09 AM
I entered this contest ($50) back in 03/2013. Finalists were posted online on 6/30/2013. During that time, I received no correspondence from the festival regarding my submission. I didn't even get the standard rejection letter that most festivals send out. All I saw was a NOT ACCEPTED posted on my WAB account. I realize that they are busy and it's difficult to stay in contact, but the number of entries they received (4,500) is way less than the some of the more reputable screenplay competitions and those festivals seem to be able to find the time to stay in touch and update their contestants. For the amount of money I paid and for all of the hype that Script Pipeline generated, I just expected just a little more.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Bobby Bell Author: Bobby Bell Posted: 06/12/2013 06:51 PM
My entry made it to the semi-finals and I felt the contest administrators did a good job of notifying us in a timely fashion of a couple times when the judges needed a little extra time and when we could expect the announcement. Be aware that qualifiers will be offered a chance to resubmit for an additional fee, and semi-finalists will be offered an additional chance to resubmit (I'm not sure but I seem to recall getting an offer after the quarterfinalist round, as well). I felt OK about this when my first resubmission made it past the quarterfinals, but when it failed to make the finals I felt burned for the extra $59. I suppose I would have felt differently if it had advanced, but I think potential entrants should be aware of this practice.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Angelina Dobson Author: Angelina Dobson Posted: 06/12/2013 04:39 PM
I am happy to say I actually won. I was the grand prize winner and I must say I am still so very excited. I was contacted with the news and the steps needed to take to receive my rewards fairly quickly. This contest if nothing else let me know that I am on the right track with my ideas and not to give up. I would encourage anyone to enter this contest. This small step I am hoping will turn into a great leap for my writing career. Thank you TLL.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Dana Cowden Author: Dana Cowden Posted: 06/11/2013 06:43 AM
These folks are the pro's. Feedback is detailed and quick. The team is responsive when you have questions. I'd recommend this contest for anyone serious about the craft.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Michael Pender Author: Michael Pender Posted: 06/10/2013 05:10 PM
This is incredible. I entered the TLLJournal.com 'threelinesorless' contest on a lark and just received word that my logline for Running Water made 2nd Runner Up. Now my script will receive a year's listing on SellAScript.com(among other perks) and my logline will also be submitted to various industry contacts through TLL. I am now a huge fan of theirs and recommend their contest to anyone wishing to promote their script!! My many thanks to Jared Dunne and all the dedicated folks at TLLJournal.com

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Contest: London Film Awards[Post New Comment re: London Film Awards]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:46 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: Richmond Fest[Post New Comment re: Richmond Fest]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:45 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: New York Screenplay[Post New Comment re: New York Screenplay]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:44 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:43 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: Hollywood Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Hollywood Screenplay]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:42 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: Table Read[Post New Comment re: Table Read]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:42 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: Script Exposure[Post New Comment re: Script Exposure]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:39 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: Oaxaca FilmFest[Post New Comment re: Oaxaca FilmFest]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:37 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using this story? Cheslav.

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Contest: Oaxaca FilmFest[Post New Comment re: Oaxaca FilmFest]

Cheslav Vinnik Author: Cheslav Vinnik Posted: 06/08/2013 10:36 AM
I have a screenplay named "Chumikan" about a man who was born in Georgia (period from 1915 - 1994 - former Russian republic) and after through unforeseen circumstances become a crime. Can I take part in the contest using tis story? Cheslav.

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Contest: American Movie Awards[Post New Comment re: American Movie Awards]

Alan L Author: Alan L Posted: 06/06/2013 02:09 PM
So glad my colleague informed me about this contest. Amazing prizes and awards ceremony to look forward to.

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Contest: American Movie Awards[Post New Comment re: American Movie Awards]

Julian Menlan Author: Julian Menlan Posted: 06/05/2013 04:52 PM
Just submitted my project. I've heard great things about this competition. Fingers crossed!

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Contest: Nicholl Fellowships[Post New Comment re: Nicholl Fellowships]

Young Victoria Author: Young Victoria Posted: 05/31/2013 09:16 PM
FEEDBACK COMMENT STARS AREN'T CORRECT. IT NNEDS TO BE CHANGED FROM ONE STAR TO FIVE STARS. I SUBMITTED MY SCREENPLAY AND HAD DIFFICULTY. IMMEDIATELY, IT WAS FIXED. A WEEK LATER, I EMAILED THEM AND WITHIN THE SAME DAY, I GOT A RESPONSE. CHANGE THE STAR ON FEEDBACK FROM ONE TO FIVE. A GREAT CONTEST TO ENTER.

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Contest: WMCm Monthly Contest[Post New Comment re: WMCm Monthly Contest]

Ron Basso Author: Ron Basso Posted: 05/30/2013 09:37 PM
My nightmare is finally over. It seems that I, like those of you who wrote me, fell through 'cracks' in the e-mail box of A/EX. The fact that these cracks have been open for over a year and are not repaired gives you an idea to the lack of urgency or responsiveness this site of writers-for writers, gives other writers. They acknowledged and apologized, just like they did to others, saying all my correspondence ended up in their SPAM folder. They fact that I used their Contact Page from their web site and their e-mail address from their web site and still ended up in SPAM gives you an idea of how electronically disorganized they are. As a make-up, they offered me script mentoring on 3 scripts. This was an appreciative noble gesture. I was very thankful. Unfortunately, I rec'd one analysis on one script and two on a 2nd script. I never got the third analysis and doubt if I ever will... I think this speaks volumes about the administrative disarray of the people behind this contest. If you enter, beware. You have a 50/50 change of being pleased or sucked into a black hole. Hopefully, this will not be another Script Savvy. I give 0 stars in all categories.

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Stephen M. Hunt Author: Stephen M. Hunt Posted: 05/29/2013 07:45 AM
I've just had a "last call for scripts" email from AFF that amongst other things says that the Enderby competition is for scripts that can be produced for "..under $5 million.." But I couldn't find anything about that in their rules. Anybody know the score?

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Contest: A Film Writer Screenplay[Post New Comment re: A Film Writer Screenplay]

Corneliu Filip Author: Corneliu Filip Posted: 05/27/2013 02:43 AM
I was very pleased with the constructive, scientific critique I received in the feedback provided by A Film Writer. Their suggestions were solid sets of advice that gave me a clear understanding of where my script stood and what needed to be improved. They are also to be praised for the low cost of their services. I felt the analyst's attempt to go beyond objective critiquing and try to understand what I was aphoristically saying in the script. My hat off!

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Deborah Vajda Author: Deborah Vajda Posted: 05/25/2013 09:01 AM
I recently made the Quarterfinals of the 2013 competition, and already I'm quite impressed. Cléa sent an email notifiying quarterfinalists a few days before the public announcement, and writers were allowed to send a revised draft for the next rounds. In addition, they offer a free screenwriting Webinar to quarterfinalists. So far, this ranks among the most professional and attentive competitions I've entered.

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Contest: L.A. Film & Script[Post New Comment re: L.A. Film & Script]

raed assar Author: raed assar Posted: 05/17/2013 06:38 AM
As a Sci-Fi screen writer, this competition allowed me to compete with other Sci-Fi writers. Although extremely popular and profitable, Sci-Fi screenplays are at a distinct disadvantage when compared to others because Sci-Fi is not for everyone. The Los Angeles Film & Script Festival has the appropriate vision with separate categories that allow for fair competition among scripts within each category. I hope they continue on the same track.

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

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 05/16/2013 10:25 AM
I agree fully with Mark. I am entering three scripts this year, and looking forward to the feedback. Good luck to all.

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

Mark Stokes Author: Mark Stokes Posted: 05/15/2013 10:20 PM
The BlueCat Screenplay Competition has the BEST feedback of any script competition I've encountered.

Thorough and very specific notes on what works and what DOESN'T work from two separate anonymous judges. With 3391 entries this year, I don't know how they divided and conquered, but they did it. With all the scams and money pits out there, it's refreshing to know that this is, too. I will DEFINITELY make Bluecat an annual tradition, and my screenplays will be better for it.

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Contest: WMCm Monthly Contest[Post New Comment re: WMCm Monthly Contest]

Ron Basso Author: Ron Basso Posted: 05/07/2013 07:31 AM
It's almost sadly funny now. This is the three month anniversary of A/Exposure's Unresponsiveness.

I won third place in January's Contest and have rec'd NO script mentoring or my $200 award. I have written them through emails and on their site and have heard nothing from them.

I would advise everyone to ignore this contest. I am not alone. Many have written me with similar complaints. One person wrote that it took 6 months of constant e-mail badgering before she heard anything from these people.

A/Exposure has NO timeliness in response and NO adherence to any semblance of professional standards. Ignore the 4 Stars from this site. This is a 1/2 star contest, if that.

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Contest: FOX-NYTVF[Post New Comment re: FOX-NYTVF]

Andrew Geczy Author: Andrew Geczy Posted: 05/04/2013 06:18 PM
I was so excited for the contest, as I just came up with a great pilot idea, but I just read it only accepts submissions from the continental US, and I live in Canada. Where's the love? A lot of great talent has come from Canada.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 05/02/2013 12:59 PM
It is now over one month since they said the contest results would be published (March 31), with no updates on their website, no notifications, and no responses to posts on their blog asking what has happened or to direct email inquiries.

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Contest: Beverly Hills Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Beverly Hills Screenplay]

Ana Lozano Author: Ana Lozano Posted: 05/02/2013 12:03 PM
Just submitted my screenplay! The awards they offer are awesome. It would be great to win a competition in my hometown.

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

 StoryPros Author: StoryPros Posted: 04/30/2013 02:28 PM
Pras, you can enter in as many genres as you like, but yes, this contest is for scripts of one genre or another. Virtually all scripts have one genre that predominates -- let that be your guide!

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 04/30/2013 11:25 AM
I love this contest because it is associated with an amazing film festival. Whether you place or not, go. But if you place as a second rounder (top 10%), you get a discount, and of course semis/finalists get better deals. You also get feedback as a second rounder and above, and the feedback is very helpful.

What I liked most was the personalized note on my letter from the contest coordinator. I hear he does this for many scripts, so I'm not special, but I liked it.

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

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 04/30/2013 11:20 AM
Great contest, and my favorite part is that you get to resubmit if you make it to the finals. I only made it to the semi-finals last year, but this year hoping that will change!

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 04/30/2013 11:11 AM
Happy to see I made it to the Finals! But it would be nice to receive something for it, at least an email. A friend emailed me and said 'congrats,' that's how I found out.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 04/30/2013 10:48 AM
Can I delete my last comment? Turns out there wa an email (junk box) problem, and the contest runner fixed it and more than made it up to me. GREAT CONTEST!

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Contest: StoryPros Awards[Post New Comment re: StoryPros Awards]

Pras Biswas Author: Pras Biswas Posted: 04/29/2013 10:50 PM
Two genres or more? Today scripts usually span 2 or more genres. What if a script is equally poised between 2 or more genres? How do I enter? This contest seems Single Genre only!

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Contest: Fade In[Post New Comment re: Fade In]

Brian Smith Author: Brian Smith Posted: 04/28/2013 02:32 PM
Yes. Congrats, Johnny? Though they only list names and not script titles. Pretty hard to promote our scripts if no titles are cited.

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Contest: WMCm Monthly Contest[Post New Comment re: WMCm Monthly Contest]

Ron Basso Author: Ron Basso Posted: 04/23/2013 09:42 PM
It is a shame, Hal. In two weeks I'm looking at three months with NO communication from this contest. In two weeks, they'll release the winners of April's Contest. What do you do when a contest acts this unprofessional? I know I am not an isolated incident because other TOP 3 winners and people awaiting feedback have contacted me with the same problems. I would encourage writers to have second, third and fourth thoughts about entering.

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Contest: Screenplay Festival[Post New Comment re: Screenplay Festival]

Thomas Sturm Author: Thomas Sturm Posted: 04/22/2013 01:10 PM
I entered a script in the 2004 contest and was never informed about anything. Years later, I discovered randomly on the Internet that my script "Human" was listed as a finalist in the competition, in a category that I did not enter it into, though I received no notice of this or subsequent interest from the industry.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Thomas Sturm Author: Thomas Sturm Posted: 04/18/2013 12:46 PM
The WriteMovies people were very helpful and encouraging, and went out of their way to see that I received useful feedback. This is valuable to me, as I've only ever had one or two other instances of real script coverage in the past.

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Contest: Fade In[Post New Comment re: Fade In]

Johnny Russell Author: Johnny Russell Posted: 04/18/2013 11:31 AM
Have the 2013 finalists been posted? Anybody?

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 04/17/2013 03:39 PM
As an update, I still have not received my notes from winning 3rd place in the annual contest. It has been over 4 months and I am getting a bit concerned.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

Justin Sloan Author: Justin Sloan Posted: 04/17/2013 03:38 PM
The feedback can be hit or miss. I submitted and received one feedback with praise in certain areas, then resubmitted the same script with some improvements in other areas, and a different reader hit me for the same points the first had praised me on. A contest should do its best to aviod such subjectivity, in my opinion.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Wendy Henson Author: Wendy Henson Posted: 04/15/2013 11:59 AM
Jared and his staff do a great job and provide a unique marketing opportunity for aspiring screenwriters. I am truly pleased.

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

Gwyneth Kozbial Author: Gwyneth Kozbial Posted: 04/12/2013 01:54 PM
PAGE coverage is comprehensive, deep-digging, superbly professional, with great communication on all levels. A fantastic value.

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Contest: Austin[Post New Comment re: Austin]

Gwyneth Kozbial Author: Gwyneth Kozbial Posted: 04/12/2013 01:50 PM
A class act.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

Gwyneth Kozbial Author: Gwyneth Kozbial Posted: 04/12/2013 01:48 PM
A well-run contest with good communication. The feedback came back in good time and was worth the price of entry.

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

Gwyneth Kozbial Author: Gwyneth Kozbial Posted: 04/12/2013 01:43 PM
I entered two scripts in this contest (one a first draft entered solely for the feedback), and all four readers offered top-notch very constructive criticism. This contest has a magnificent spirit of not just promoting its winners but also helping all entrants improve their craft. The quick return of feedback is particularly admirable.

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

James Jackson Author: James Jackson Posted: 04/10/2013 02:32 PM
Good folks, very well run and professional.

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Contest: WMCm Monthly Contest[Post New Comment re: WMCm Monthly Contest]

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 04/10/2013 09:42 AM
Ron, that is a shame, I hate to hear it. You don’t suppose those star ratings are being “padded” a bit? This competition has a hundred hits -- even a much larger contest like PAGE has only a few more than that.

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Contest: Fresh Voices Feature[Post New Comment re: Fresh Voices Feature]

moutaz jad Author: moutaz jad Posted: 04/09/2013 02:09 PM
As a first place winner in the Sci-fi/Fantasy category, I can honestly say that Fresh Voices has been nothing but a positive experience for me as a writer. The staff is very accessible and you feel that they truly care about you as a writer.

I also highly recommend their services. I've used the Fresh Voices script consultation twice and it's been extremely helpful...very indepth and constructive.

Again, what separates Fresh Voices from all other sites, is that they care.

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Contest: WMCm Monthly Contest[Post New Comment re: WMCm Monthly Contest]

Ron Basso Author: Ron Basso Posted: 04/08/2013 01:12 PM
Well, two months have gone by and no emails, no response, no Feedback, no nothing. So much for the script mentoring. I think these evaluation scores need to be revisited and re-totaled. I entered this because it rec'd 4 and 3 1/2 stars from writers. One blogger on this site wrote that it took 5 months for feedback and to get his money. 5 months? And this contest gets 4 stars? Seriously, who's fooling who? Don't waste your time entering, it's a deep dark hole.

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Nick Carr Author: Nick Carr Posted: 04/04/2013 11:10 PM
Of every contest I've entered, this is easily the worst experience I've had, and the first time I've wondered whether I'd just been ripped off.

Real simple: I enter last year, get to the last screen, it says SUBMIT, I click.

"Thank you for entering. Your script has been received!"

Er, only one issue: I didn't upload a script! On returning to the previous page, I saw an Upload File box I hadn't noticed before - but it was too late. I'd already been charged, and couldn't go through the process again.

Oh well, I'm sure the Scriptapalooza folks will be helpful. I email with an attachment. No reply. I email again, asking for confirmation. I email a third time, asking just to let me know they've received my emails. Nothing.

There's a phone number on the site. Voicemail. Box full. Can't leave a message.

I sent these four or five emails over the course of a month or two and never, ever, ever heard back. That sucks. Screw these guys.

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Contest: Contest of Contest Winners[Post New Comment re: Contest of Contest Winners]

Matt Wayne Author: Matt Wayne Posted: 04/02/2013 02:44 PM
Tony,

What did you actually win? I mean, did you get to turn your script into a movie?

Winning is great - I won a couple of contests too, except the scripts are still sitting on a hard drive 13 years later.

What's the solution?

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Contest: Contest of Contest Winners[Post New Comment re: Contest of Contest Winners]

Matt Wayne Author: Matt Wayne Posted: 04/02/2013 01:25 PM
Tony,

What did you actually win? I mean, did you get to turn your script into a movie?

Winning is great - I won a couple of contests too, except the scripts are still sitting on a hard drive 13 years later.

What's the solution?

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Contest: A Film Writer Screenplay[Post New Comment re: A Film Writer Screenplay]

Serita Stevens Author: Serita Stevens Posted: 03/31/2013 06:02 PM
great comments. Very helpful

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Contest: A Film Writer Screenplay[Post New Comment re: A Film Writer Screenplay]

Vivian Lermond Author: Vivian Lermond Posted: 03/31/2013 08:55 AM
I was very pleased with the two pages of notes I received and felt the comments were spot on!

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Contest: Beverly Hills Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Beverly Hills Screenplay]

Janet Marletto Author: Janet Marletto Posted: 03/29/2013 04:43 PM
This is my first attempt at screenwriting. I've submitted to several competitions, but I have to say I'm most excited about this one. I hope to secure amazing networking opportunities, and the screenwriting software would be a sweet extra perk. :)

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Rebekah Reaves Author: Rebekah Reaves Posted: 03/29/2013 10:47 AM
The Just Effing Entertain Me Competition offers a great opportunity for writers in all genres. The contest announces its winners on time and is run in a very professional manner. Julie is incredibly encouraging and answers questions promptly and with enthusiasm. Her blog, too, is both helpful and entertaining for the aspiring writer.

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Contest: Contest of Contest Winners[Post New Comment re: Contest of Contest Winners]

Tony Scott Author: Tony Scott Posted: 03/25/2013 08:08 PM
Unfortunately, many contests have a large number of entries, but with questionable quality. I wanted to see how I would stack up against some of the best, and I'm glad I did. I feel fortunate to have won this contest, which clearly has a high caliber of entrants -- and I feel honored to have been even able to be included among them. Of course judging screenplays is subjective, and I'm sure that there were other very worthy entrants who might just as easily have won.

But even if I had not won, I believe the two pages of coverage and analysis provided by the judges was worth the entry fee. Howard and his team have been quite good about keeping us informed along the way, and I can tell that they are sincere in their efforts to help writers.

If you want to see how your script really stacks up, I can't recommend the Contest of Contest Winners competition more highly.

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

Patricia Berwick Author: Patricia Berwick Posted: 03/25/2013 04:37 PM
I was delighted with the comments made by BlueCat about my screenplay. I am new to such competitions and so found it particularly rewarding. The comments were written in a positive manner but showed what needed to be done to upgrade my script and to tighten written components and events. Thank you BlueCat for taking the time to write such a full review.

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Contest: Screenplay Festival[Post New Comment re: Screenplay Festival]

John ORiley Author: John ORiley Posted: 03/21/2013 12:55 PM
Screenplay Festival is a fantastic competition. It is professional and implemented very well. All entrants are notified every step of the way. All winners, even honorable mention winners are helped for an entire year with leads which is very helpful and instrumental in selling your work! I appreciate all their efforts in helping me to succeed!

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Contest: Screenplay Festival[Post New Comment re: Screenplay Festival]

quentin batten Author: quentin batten Posted: 03/20/2013 12:31 PM
I was beyond surprised to have been an 'Honorable Mention' 2012 winner. Those at SF were thorough at communicating with entrants regarding the status of the contest and posting the results in a timely manner. I really look for contests that suggest they make an effort to connect you with industry professionals/market your success and I believe they are committed to do just that. Looking forward to see where it go's from here thanks to Screenplay Festival's recognition. But to all the writers... really polish up your script before submitting. Have a second pair over eyes give it a read through. It's hard to swallow finding errors afterwards.

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Contest: Screenplay Festival[Post New Comment re: Screenplay Festival]

christopher sorensen Author: christopher sorensen Posted: 03/20/2013 04:08 AM
Just to let you all know I am excited to say I am a grand prize winner in the Screenplay Festival for 2012. It has been a long six months but as soon as the day arrived to see the winners, I was so flabbergasted to see my name under the heading thriller/horror. Now with the win I also have got an honorable mention in the same category, so a two bird with one stone effect. The screenplay festival has been an excellent outlet for my scripts even in the past years. It is a great learning experience for mistakes to be corrected, and come up with an ultimate script to wow the judges this year. So for those who write, do not stop, make mistakes, learn from them, and have fun. I forgot to mention, the script that won in my category is called 'Necromancer' So look for it on the big screen in the next few years. Keep writing, and congratulations to all the winners of the Screenplay Festival Contest.

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Contest: WMCm Monthly Contest[Post New Comment re: WMCm Monthly Contest]

Ron Basso Author: Ron Basso Posted: 03/19/2013 07:45 AM
Still no communication or money after 6 weeks. In two more weeks, the March winners will be announced. It is disappointing that a Contest will act like this. Is this professional? Put me down for one star in all categories.

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Contest: Contest of Contest Winners[Post New Comment re: Contest of Contest Winners]

Corneliu Filip Author: Corneliu Filip Posted: 03/16/2013 06:04 AM
As a Contest of Contest Winners finalist (Top Ten Scripts) with the script Counterpart, one may think I'm slightly biased and maybe I am. However I must say I am completely satisfied with this contest. They are very professional and courteous people. Whenever I had a question about my entry, Howard Allen answered it immediately. Don't mean to be arrogant, but I think it's great that there is a contest which only accepts entries from winners of other contests. Their Evaluations - actually two serious coverages - of my script provided both structural, spot-on analysis and encouragement. I'd always recommend this screenwriting competition to anyone who really cares about their work.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Vivian Lermond Author: Vivian Lermond Posted: 03/15/2013 03:56 PM
I was very pleased to be a finalist in WMC 30. I did receive a two line email, telling me I finished 7th.

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Contest: [Post New Comment re: ]

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 03/15/2013 09:16 AM
Agree, a little more communication would go a long way. Just found out today that both my scripts were semi-finalists. Cheers to all!

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Contest: Contest of Contest Winners[Post New Comment re: Contest of Contest Winners]

Kerry Parsons Author: Kerry Parsons Posted: 03/14/2013 12:46 PM
I cannot express enough what a valuable experience entering my short "Activity Bus #61" into this competition was. I felt in rarified company with the likes of Brent Hartinger and Tony Scott. I placed as a Finalist (sure, I would have loved to placed as the Winner), but not only am I proud of that placement but also the proceeds of it are two outstanding coverages, which are worth their weight in gold. Thanks, Doc and judges, for a great contest, one I look forward to entering again next year.

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Contest: Screamfest[Post New Comment re: Screamfest]

Jeremy Christensen Author: Jeremy Christensen Posted: 03/13/2013 03:53 PM
I won Best Screenplay in the Screamfest 2012 Screenplay Competition and it has provided me with some great exposure in the industry. Since winning I have received interest from agents, managers and I have even developed and written a horror spec with a creative executive who read my script because I had won. The Screamfest mixers have also been a great way to meet motivated, like minded film makers and has given me other opportunities to get involved with the horror film community. I look forward to many more years of Screamfests! I highly recommend getting involved.

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

Bradd Hopkins Author: Bradd Hopkins Posted: 03/11/2013 01:18 PM
My script (Archive # 5489) was reviewed by Reader # 7040. In my estimation, he/she did a Sterling job.

It was clear through his comments that not only did he read the script, but he read it thoughtfully, and with an understanding of the problems inherent in this genre (drama/history/period). His suggestions for improvement were spot-on, and will send me through the work for yet another revision. But, it's clear Reader 7040 sees what I'm trying to do with it. His input, without qualification, will make it a better script.

Please convey my sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude to Reader 7040 for his attention to the details of the work, and his suggestions for improvement. Good is never good enough; any produced script must be great if it is to find its way to the silver screen. The only way 7040 could have been a greater help would be if he were standing over my shoulder as I implement his suggestions.

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Contest: Storyboard TV[Post New Comment re: Storyboard TV]

Michael Wright Author: Michael Wright Posted: 03/11/2013 09:48 AM
I had a GREAT experience with Storyboard TV!!! Rachel Levy was very helpful and accessible. Before the finals even happened, I was contacted by Electus Entertainment (part of the industry panel that judged the semi-finals) who wanted more info on my script. I had an hour-long meeting with their development manager and we are still in talks! I eventually won the competition and received the prize money shortly after! A great overall experience!!

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Contest: Hollywood Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Hollywood Screenplay]

Thomas Abrahamson Author: Thomas Abrahamson Posted: 03/10/2013 10:28 PM
Hollywood Screenplay Contest offers by far the best feedback I've encountered.

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

Michael Buchanan Author: Michael Buchanan Posted: 03/10/2013 09:33 PM
I cannot say enough good things about Blue Cat's screenplay competition. While my script did not make the cut, I can say that I am quite encouraged by its potential based on the feedback I received.

My script is an intricate, sci-fi thriller with an overlapping a and b story. It's a challenging concept in the vein of Promethias, but with gods and technology shaking things up. Like all of us, I thought to myself, 'this is finally it! it's ready!' Ehh, wrong! What I hadn't realized is that despite strong dialogue, imagery, concept, etc....there were subtle things I dubb as minefields that, unfortunately, misled the reader....which is something I clearly did not recognize. Mind you, the story was tabbed a finalist in a respected competition, which I will not name, before I submitted to Blue Cat. That was an eye opener for sure.

They do a great job a striking a balance between unvarnished and direct feedback, with just enough motivation to keep up your spirits. Try them out yourself and you will see what I mean.

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

Johnny Russell Author: Johnny Russell Posted: 03/08/2013 06:45 PM
The BlueCat screenplay contest is uniquely geared to making the writer's work better. It offers early coverage. The coverage is returned for a re-write then can be re-entered.

As long as the submission deadline is not passed, it can be covered a second time returned, re-written and re-entered. Most contests charge extra for coverage while BlueCat includes it at no extra charge as part of the normal entry fee.

This single factor is what I would attribute to my success in getting to the quarterfinals. BlueCat offered an evaluation, a workshop and a contest. It was a great experience.

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Contest: UCLA Extension[Post New Comment re: UCLA Extension]

Tamara Gross Author: Tamara Gross Posted: 03/08/2013 03:55 PM
Some clarity that this is ONLY for UCLA students/alumni would save people time & aggravation.

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

Don Lovell Author: Don Lovell Posted: 03/08/2013 12:15 PM
I entered a western called BUFFALO SALT COMPANY about the 1867 post civil war time period in northwest Oklahoma territory, southwest Kansas and up to the Niobrara River valley & Pine Belt of Nebraska. It featured assertive and capable white and native women and native Americans from plains tribes, whiskey filled and greed driven villians, a hand full of smart and honest people trying to be decent about how they live with their native neighbors, the bungling US Army and Bureau of Indian affairs and displaced renegade indians as well as their personal battles with the story villians. It was tough to get the format to the 125 page limit and in my analysis, the negative comment was having to do with much of what had to be cut to make the 125 page cap. I started a rewrite, proquel with prequel flashback and plot connections, this time totally written to make a 100 page cap. Trying to let the characters do a better job of describing each other. Tougher than it sounds to be able to adequately do character descriptions to really bring these outlandish characters to life. For me this year, the cost was restrictive. Hard times for me and I had to scrape together the initial entry fee and was unable to afford to attend the seminar in Kansas City, which funny enough occurred the week after the submittal deadline date. Not much help to me at that point. The experience and comments were good, could have been better but I learned much about what I am capable of.

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

art johnson Author: art johnson Posted: 03/08/2013 11:29 AM
The two analysis alone was well worth the money. I entered this contest solely for someone to fully read my screenplay from beginning to end and give me a real critique, rather than try and win the contest. I know my script is very unique, but the critism I get is from people that don't fully read the script and just skim through it. I get good reviews, but when I ask people what they liked, I can tell they didn't read the whole script. Long story short. Thanky you, BlueCat. The changes that you suggested, I've made. They filled in the missing pieces to the puzzle that was bothering me and made my script broader and so much better. I still would'nt mind winning the contest, don't get me wrong. lol Thank you and God bless.

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

dirk winkler Author: dirk winkler Posted: 03/07/2013 02:07 PM
My BlueCat experience was really an emotional journey. The analyses I got by the BlueCat readers were very helpful and without holding back. And I truly appreciate that, it was a test if I would be able to get back up after the critique. And I did, started a new rewrite with new enthusiams. This was accompanied by very kind and motivating words by the readers who believed in my script. Overall it was a great experience I learned a lot in. Thanks to everyone!

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

Jim Reynolds Author: Jim Reynolds Posted: 03/07/2013 09:53 AM
Blue Cat seems to have the best competition format. I don't know if any others even give analyses. And two really helps to triangulate problem areas in the script. The analyses came back quickly too and they were in depth. I've since completed a major re-write and incorporated almost all of the advice, so they were quality. You get a contest plus two script analyses from two separate readers. Definitely money well spent.

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