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Contest: Writers On The Storm[Post New Comment re: Writers On The Storm]

Andrew Noble Author: Andrew Noble Posted: 12/16/2011 12:39 AM
Expensive and dismissive; never again!

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

Andrew Noble Author: Andrew Noble Posted: 12/16/2011 12:32 AM
It appears they're off-line, bust, or can't be bothered.

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE. Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed. info@querypros.com

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

Fred Kim Author: Fred Kim Posted: 12/15/2011 10:54 PM
I was a top twenty finalist this year, and I really appreciate everything Script Pipeline did for me as a result. Advice on how to jumpstart my career, opportunities to meet with agents, managers, and producers, and even a get together with all my fellow finalists!

But the benefits of doing well in the competition don't end with the awards ceremony. Script Pipeline works hard to get the finalists placed with representation throughout the year.

I recently met a manager thanks to an introduction through Script Pipeline, and now we're working together on a new project. It's exactly the kind of opportunity I've been hoping for, and I owe it all to entering this contest!

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Contest: Gimme Credit[Post New Comment re: Gimme Credit]

Jennifer Andis Author: Jennifer Andis Posted: 12/13/2011 08:31 PM
This was my first time to enter and I should've read the user comments on here first. Having to request the feedback with no instructions in the FAQ section should've been a red flag. Theeennnn... it's up to a ten business day wait. If the site is correct, there weren't even that many entries so I am confused as to why the wait and why so long especially if (my understanding is) notes are something compiled while the reader goes through the script. Plus, the feedback isn't more than just a couple of paragraphs???? Never-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever again. But CONGRATULATIONS to the Cycle X Winner for being able to write a feature that takes place in the shower! Reading that was pretty much the only positive thing to come of this experience.

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Contest: Gimme Credit[Post New Comment re: Gimme Credit]

Cameron Cubbison Author: Cameron Cubbison Posted: 12/11/2011 04:33 AM
I was really disappointed with this outfit. They took forever to deliver notes, and what they gave me was incredibly generic and vague. Frankly, the incredibly terse comments felt like A-B-C screenwriting tidbits just cursorily slapped together. They could have been talking about anyone's script. No insights, no interesting thoughts, nothing remotely thought-provoking. They also have a very standard, under-developed rubric with minimal categories. In all honesty, I feel like I got shortchanged, especially in comparison to other contests I entered that were cheaper and more thorough. As someone who has worked in development for multiple studios and production companies and served as a judge for several other screenwriting competitions, I feel like I have the credibility to say that the effort and analysis offered by Gimme Credit is subpar. Would certainly not recommend them.

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Contest: Writers On The Storm[Post New Comment re: Writers On The Storm]

jennifer jones Author: jennifer jones Posted: 12/10/2011 03:36 PM
I entered this contest this year mainly for the standard feedback form they give all entries. I am not a screenwriter but had turned a short story I wrote into a screenplay with basically my only guide being a book on formatting that I purchased at Barnes and Noble. The script was pretty much the first draft, my first screenplay, and I wanted some kind of professional feedback as to whether there was hope for it or not. I have to say that I am very pleased with the overall experience of this contest and the helpful critique I received in my feedback. The grading system helped me to understand where the strengths and weaknesses in my script are and the comments, though brief (as they are supposed to be), were good, solid bits of advice that gave me a clear understanding of where my script stands and what needs to be changed. I highly recommend this contest for its professionalism and its eagerness to encourage and help its writers. Thanks WOTS!

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Contest: TLLjournal[Post New Comment re: TLLjournal]

Jon Duff Author: Jon Duff Posted: 12/07/2011 09:32 PM
I was fortunate to find out today I won the Three Lines or Less contest. I am impressed with the professionalism of the staff and their follow up. This contest has opened some new doors and is well for the money. I encourage others especially not in Hollywood to look at this opportunity. I hope to do more in the future and spread the word.

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

Craig Weeden Author: Craig Weeden Posted: 12/07/2011 03:30 PM
As a 2011 finalist, my script, LOST STONES, is being read by, among others, Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, IM Global and Atlas Entertainment. So as far as exposure is concerned, Script Pipeline gets the job done.

I've found Matt Misetich, General Manager & Director of Development, to be extremely helpful, totally professional and quick to respond. And he provides guidance after the contest to ensure the script is ready for public consumption. He even referred me to a producer who was looking for a similar project.

Recommend? Absolutely! I plan to enter a new script next year.

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Brandon Bart Author: Brandon Bart Posted: 12/07/2011 10:57 AM
I wasn't sure about entering contests, simply because you could wind up spending a small fortune in entry fees if you enter enough of them! Before I entered Scriptapalooza, I e-mailed them inquiring if my script would be disqualified because of it's length. (At 167 pages, it's a really hard sell!) Well, Mark Andrushko himself replied rather quickly to say that they would accept it. So I entered and my script, "The Copper Queen", made it all the way to the finals in the 2011 contest! Sure, winning would have been better, but the point is that it was read by industry people and liked enough to make it through several rounds of judging. Scriptapalooza definitely tops my list of worthwhile contests.

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Angel Nunez Author: Angel Nunez Posted: 12/07/2011 10:16 AM
My script, Ameriqueno, was a semi-finalist in the 2011 competition. Scriptapalooza was really good about keeping us informed about our status and any inquiries from production companies and agents/managers. It's been a great experience and I would highly recommend entering this contest.

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

James Watts Author: James Watts Posted: 12/06/2011 11:54 PM
As a top twenty finalist in the contest, I was impressed that they gave the finalists the opportunity to pitch producers and managers in LA, and even helped out with transportation costs for out-of-owners. It's a contest that actually creates opportunities for the finalists.

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Brian Whiteman Author: Brian Whiteman Posted: 12/06/2011 04:36 PM
CXarolyn there are a lot of us. I'm waiting for feedback from Jan, Feb and Mar 2011 - not as long as you.

Unfortunately I'm not based in the US, however I would lend any information and give my backing to any action that may get my money back.

The competition claims to have "new management" but considering the problems are still the same (no answering e-mails, failing to provide feedback, failing to announce the new competition winners on time...), I truly beleive that it is still the same crooks running it and stealing money from writers unaware of this competitions history.

As I have previously said, any genuine new owners would do everything to restore the faith in what used to be an excellent competition. They would certainly answer queries and get the outstanding issues resolved as a matter of urgency to prove this.

I, personally, have e-mailed them at least once a month since last May and have yet to receive a reply.

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

Tyler Burton Smith Author: Tyler Burton Smith Posted: 12/06/2011 10:53 AM
As a grand prize winner of this year I can say that this is an incredibly worth-while contest. I have been a finalist and/or winner of Page International, Austin Film Festival, Champion Screenwriting, and Slamdance, none of which have given me the exposure that this contest did.

The support from the staff at Script Pipeline doesn't stop when the contest ends. I have received various emails or calls from producers and managers in the months since, all of which have been due to Script Pipeline's ongoing mission to help their finalists and winning scripts get into the proper hands. Definitely worth the cost of entry for the potential benefits.

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

Jeff Swanson Author: Jeff Swanson Posted: 12/05/2011 11:20 AM
Larry -- the script may be named the same, but it's not the same script. This kind of thing happens all the time -- in the last contest, we even had two scripts with the same name! If scripts have been previously produced, they are not eligible for competition...it's that simple. If we discover one has been produced while the competition is on, that contestant will be disqualified.

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

Larry Crider Author: Larry Crider Posted: 12/05/2011 09:37 AM
I have a question about the finalist for Story pros. One of the scripts is titled Firestorm. Firestorm was a 1997 movie script that sold and was made into a movie.

How can I see Firestorm as a title of a movie script? I thought that was copyrighted or is this the script from 1997?

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Lorraine Mauvais Author: Lorraine Mauvais Posted: 12/02/2011 06:34 PM
This is a fabulous contest. Mark Andrushko works extremely hard to promote all the semi-finalists and above - not for a month, but for an entire year. I am a runner-up this year and I honestly believe that if you do well in this competition it can really open doors for you. It doesn't automatically open a magic door, obviously, no one can do that. But your script gets pitched to a large number of reputable companies you can't pitch to unless you're represented. In the past there was no feedback option, which may have put some people off, but now you can order feedback.

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Mark Oakley Author: Mark Oakley Posted: 12/01/2011 02:02 PM
I'm commenting again - with support for Irin

I'm the 2010 winner of the Golden Brad Short Screenplay and despite all of my effort to get replies from them, I got nothin as well - no $1,000, no certificate, no trophy, no reader contact, not a single thing. I'm so angry that they are fleecing thousands of people from around the world for money, and want to do something about it. I'm from the UK and I contacted various law enforcement againcies here, who signposted me to the FBI, and a scheme they run to investigate web/online scams & fraud. I have registered a complaint with them, and have a registration code to update the FBI with any additional info, so if anyone wants me to add their details to my complaint to aid the FBI with their investivation, then let me know, as combined action might speed up some kind of redress. In the meantime, like Irin, I'm strongly suggesting that people do not pay to enter. You are just giving your money away!

A very disappointed "winner"

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Irin Evers Author: Irin Evers Posted: 12/01/2011 12:35 PM
Today is exactly 1 year since I won 1st Place, Drama in Movie Script Contest (aka Golden Brads).

I entered the contest on many recommendations, including a friend who'd won it a few years ago, and lots of good work of mouth that Jason Zimmatore really got the winners out there.

My script has not been sent out. I have not received a single prize. No "famous" trophy. I've sent a dozen emails in the past year and received 2 or 3 replies, the last one was around March. I'm being ignored.

Basically - I got NUTHIN'.

I even told Jason that I don't want the prizes and would be happy if he just got me a few reads. No reply to that email as well.

Yet the contest is still going and writers are submitting to the next one. All I can say is - don't. And that's from the previous winner.

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Contest: Gimme Credit[Post New Comment re: Gimme Credit]

Phil Clarke Author: Phil Clarke Posted: 11/30/2011 01:38 PM
I was a finalist this year.

I'm always happy with how the GC people run their competition. I learned when my script was a semi-finalist and when it was a finalist (it got no further).

I strongly recommend this competition for everyone.

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Contest: Disney/ABC[Post New Comment re: Disney/ABC]

Phil Clarke Author: Phil Clarke Posted: 11/30/2011 01:36 PM
I'm very upset over how this competition was run. Those who enter but do not win are not notified of this. While this is the standard for most competitions, it should not be so in this.

I recently e-mailed the competition organizers if there was any decision on the fellowship and was told that the finalists were already picked. Those who didn't make it were not notified of any decisions (atleast I didn't receive any notification).

The winners, here, are expected to go to California and work for Disney for a year. They must alter their lives for this competition. In my youthful optimism, I thought I was still in the running as I received no word to the contrary. I was holding off on all plans for 2012 thinking I might be going to California.

I can accept losing this competition; it's not the first one I lost. This won't happen again as I won't be entering this particular competition again.

Disney should give some thought to ALL to enter their fellowship program, not just the winners.

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

Eric Carlson Author: Eric Carlson Posted: 11/22/2011 05:24 PM
Wow! What a great experience from Fade In to Fade Out! Put Creative World Awards at the top of your contest list. Marlene and Heather delivered everything promised and more. The detailed and in-depth feedback provided was absolutely the best I have received from any contest. The prizes were great and delivered exactly on time. And best of all, I have received numerous queries about my script.

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

Stan Nabors Author: Stan Nabors Posted: 11/20/2011 01:18 PM
I am a previous Fade In Award winner (13th Annnual FA for my screenplay MAYOR'S DANCE). In response to the comment made by Ms. Foster and her dissatisfaction with this contest. I want writers to know that I have received ALL PRIZES and actions that came with winning in my category. Please read my interview regarding the FADE IN AWARDS.

I ask that all writers who enter this contest be patient... If you know their process and the way they administrate you will clearly understand that their winning announcements are made well into the next year of competition. The reason being is that they work with the winning writers for a FULL YEAR, providing a WGA-credited analysis of the winners screenplay...by the time they are finished addressing EACH winning writers work it is already well into the next year. So if you were selected a winner say in 2009...you would be receiving YOUR ENTIRE PRIZE PACKAGE sometime in 2010.

Again, I stress that newer writers remain patient and allow their process to facilitate. They haven't forgotten about you and they certainly are not scamming you. That's just their process...and they let you know that upfront if you PAY ATTENTION to their website and contest administration. There are many other contests out there...some good, some not. There are the major ones (Nicholl, Final Draft) and the minor ones. It is our choice what we enter into. We should just do it smartly and responsibly.

I have NOTHING to gain by defending any contest that takes advantage of writers. That is unaceptable across the board. I have received everything that was promised to me from Fade In. A WINNERS CHECK made payable to me for my category win. A complete and extremely helpful written analysis of my screenplay from a WGA-credited screenwriter. A congratulatory letter. And my name and script title was placed on their website AND in their e-zine. On top of this, I've had the pleasure of meeting Audrey Kelly(editor-in-chief) at one of their very first pitch events in Hollywood, as well as by phone and email over a fourteen year period...she has ALWAYS been courteous and helpful.

Be smart with your actions and your careers folks.

Please new writers, don't shoot off negatively and prematurely against the few people running legitimate contests that help us legitimate screenwriters move forward in our craft.

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

Young Victoria Author: Young Victoria Posted: 11/19/2011 01:15 AM
Wow! Though I was not a winner with my first screenplay, I'm still a winner knowing I've chosen a competition that's professionally grounded, feedback, exceptional without saying, and trustworthiness, great. They even helped me fix my script to the point of winning another competition, though, that was a draft, too. I will re-enter next year. If not entering contest, getting your script critique is another option. It works. A MUST MUST MUST COMPETITION. YOU GO HEATHER!

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David Kurtz Author: David Kurtz Posted: 11/18/2011 07:02 PM
Is there on;y one contest each year?

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Jim Corona Author: Jim Corona Posted: 11/16/2011 05:06 PM
I just checked ... it was the January contest.

I also checked BBB for central, coastal and southwest TX. Of the 5 businesses of this type, they placed FIFTH (worst). What a surprise. (Is there an emoticon for dripping sarcasm?)

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Jim Corona Author: Jim Corona Posted: 11/16/2011 04:58 PM
I still haven't gotten my feedback -- for which I've PAID -- from January or February (it's been so long, I can't recall exactly how long ago it was).

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

John Harris Author: John Harris Posted: 11/16/2011 09:54 AM
CWA is a professionally run contest and well worth the investment. Unlike some contests, CWA did a very good job communicating and meeting its deadlines. The judging criteria was clear, well organized and the feedback on my script was very helpful. Heather is very pleasant to work with, responsive to questions and clearly cares about her contest. I would definitely recommend CWA to others.

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Contest: ScriptVamp/Attention Grabber[Post New Comment re: ScriptVamp/Attention Grabber]

Michael Pallotta Author: Michael Pallotta Posted: 11/15/2011 07:56 PM
As a feature writer and now a Honorable Mention (11/14/11) I again enphasize the total professionalisn offered by the dedicated team behind this contest. Totally worth your time.

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

Ted Gurich Author: Ted Gurich Posted: 11/14/2011 05:34 PM
My experience with CWA has been "phenomenal". And it's on-going. My screenplay won First Place in the comedy genre so I'm now putting both Heather and Marlene in my will. I was thrilled at winning, and am using the win to open doors in the Industry. So we shall see. The feedback was thorough and spot-on. I would definitely rate this contest as a "RECOMMEND".

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

Helene Wagner Author: Helene Wagner Posted: 11/14/2011 03:19 PM
This was my first experience with CWA and it was a wonderful one! The page notes I received were great. The comments from the critque were right on and helped me bring my script to a higher level. Heather followed up immediately with marketing the winners of this year's competition. I'm thrilled to say, my script, Lady Justice, was the 1st Runner Up in the action/adventure catergoy. The prizes are very worthwhile to help the writer to also market their script. This is a first class contest and one I would highly recommend to any aspiring screenwriter. Thank you, CWA!

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

Jason Barret Author: Jason Barret Posted: 11/14/2011 11:05 AM
This was my first script and the feedback I received was enormously helpful. I think the judge commenting on the good parts of the script and then focusing on what needed improvement allowed me to clearly see the points that needed work without all that stuff that comes with a harsh critique. I feel the points the judge made were right on target and right after finishing the novel I’ll be right back working on the script. I would certainly recommend this contest along with the comments portion to any aspiring screenwriter.

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Chris Barkman Author: Chris Barkman Posted: 11/11/2011 05:11 PM
To all writers....avoid this contest at all costs!

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

Richard M. Brett Author: Richard M. Brett Posted: 11/10/2011 04:11 PM
Five days ago I won the October 2011 competition with my romantic comedy Love is Blind, and it's been a whirlwind of activity since then! Alex has been in touch multiple times, either with prompt answers to my questions, to pass along valuable information, or to send me professional evaluations of my script from different readers. I will use this coverage to rework and improve my script, then -- when Alex and his team and I have decided the script is as strong as possible -- it will be pitched to multiple production companies! This is indescribably exciting, and Alex is AMAZING; he is genuinely invested in this mentoring process, and is helping me to prepare this script for market -- I feel like I am working with professionals here, the stakes have been raised, and I am taking my work to a whole new level!

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Marc DeLamater Author: Marc DeLamater Posted: 11/04/2011 06:51 AM
Quarter-finalist announcement:

http://www.scriptoidchallenge.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/2011FEATUREQUARTERS.306170452.pdf

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Brian Whiteman Author: Brian Whiteman Posted: 11/04/2011 02:55 AM
Let's face it, there is NO new management team. Obviously Donna was running short of cash!!

They've stated they will post the March/April winners "this week" for the last 6 weeks.

Any new owners would have contacted contestants, kept them up to date, offered something to reinstall belief in the competition. They certainly would keep to their word on deadlines, given the mess the competition was in.

It is just a continued scam and I pity anyone giving these thieves their hard earned cash.

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James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 11/03/2011 01:01 PM
Just noticed, according to the scriptoid writer's challenge website, that they won't be back next year (2012).

So another contest joins Feeding Frenzy and scriptsavvy in that big memory hole in the sky, (victim of the recession unless I miss my bet).

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Michael DeZess Author: Michael DeZess Posted: 11/01/2011 05:56 PM
Very pround and happy to be selected for my feature script "The Incident of Death." I hope the best for myself and all the other tuff contestants.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Gabriele Dadò Author: Gabriele Dadò Posted: 11/01/2011 01:37 PM
Hello, Everybody! I heard of this contest while surfing internet. It was 7 days to the deadline and I had still no idea how a screenplay was written. I already wrote a novel, which is still unpublished, about the battle of Waterloo, and i thought that since the bicentenary of the battle was close it would have been a good idea to write a script about it. So I got started, I had very few days to do it but i wanted to make it, and i wrote "Love and death on Waterloo battlefield" down in less than a week. I apologize for the tons of mistakes I have made but I had not even the time to review it... At this point does anyone know how it works? I'm in the first round qualifiers, and this is already an huge achievement for me. Is there going to be another step?

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Tupper John Author: Tupper John Posted: 11/01/2011 01:11 PM
It was great to hear I made the first round. "Spirit of the Rain" is my first screenplay, so I'm delighted that they didn't hate it.

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Contest: FilmMakers[Post New Comment re: FilmMakers]

Jonah Rosestone Author: Jonah Rosestone Posted: 11/01/2011 01:00 PM
Hurray I made it to the first round! This is fun. Even if I don't win it's a rush.

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Contest: Moondance[Post New Comment re: Moondance]

Mark Perlick Author: Mark Perlick Posted: 10/30/2011 06:12 PM
It'd be nice to hear back from them on whether I placed or not. It's like, they just take your money and you never hear from them again. I think they should at least have the courtesy to tell you the results.

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Contest: ScriptVamp/Attention Grabber[Post New Comment re: ScriptVamp/Attention Grabber]

valerie marcucci Author: valerie marcucci Posted: 10/30/2011 07:15 AM
Well run contest. Feedback was useful and all things promised were delivered on time.

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James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 10/28/2011 08:28 PM
I think I've posted enough comments about scriptsavvy to claim this post --

#200!!!

Now let's get on with our screenwriting lives without this contest and the people who now run it.

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Jacqueline Burt Author: Jacqueline Burt Posted: 10/25/2011 12:33 PM
Their web site says that the winners of the March 2011 and April 2011 were posted 'this week'... which week is that? I cannot find the posting anywhere on their site... the latest posting is for February 2011... :( And e-mails to the e-mail address listed bounce back!

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James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 10/21/2011 10:40 AM
I have to finally add my voice to all those saying, Stay away from scriptsavvy. And I get to feel like a jerk for ever defending them.

That said, if an expose of what went wrong with this contest (madness, addiction, traumatic stress, death and pestilence?) were to be published, I'd be standing first in line to buy it. Whatever it was, it must be something major. You don't simply throw away years of work and carefully established credibility because you got lazy and stupid all of a sudden.

I'm thinking Donna White had a stroke, but that's just my guess.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Annie Heebner Author: Annie Heebner Posted: 10/20/2011 04:41 AM
A1 contest! These guys really helped me out and opened doors to real filmmakers not development idiots.

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

Annie Heebner Author: Annie Heebner Posted: 10/20/2011 04:37 AM
Hey, They liked my script and called over twenty production companies and agencies for me. I got 14 reads and 5 meetings so far. Fingers crossed! Alex Ross really rocks.

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

Varescon Steve Author: Varescon Steve Posted: 10/19/2011 05:47 AM
My feedback was three days late so they comped it! Very professional contest, immediate response to my questions. These guys care.

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

David Diggs Author: David Diggs Posted: 10/19/2011 12:54 AM
This is a "winner take all" contest. All the stuff about 2 reads per script (minimum) before being reduced to the top 20 where it will be further vetted to obtain the top 5...well, that all depends on whether they feel like going through that trouble or not.

Steer clear of this contest, they don't live up to their own hype.

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Steve Warren Author: Steve Warren Posted: 10/18/2011 05:38 PM
A once-bright contest now faded out. Don't go near it.

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Contest: Action On Film[Post New Comment re: Action On Film]

Rob Tobin Author: Rob Tobin Posted: 10/18/2011 10:41 AM
Unlike any contest I've entered, the organizers and participants in this contest have more passion than I've ever seen, and there is a real sense of community here that lasts far beyond the actual contest. I received two awards from this contes and they are absolutely treasured, and when I promoted my awards online, there was a very good response. I'd absolutely recommend this for any writer.

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

Rob Tobin Author: Rob Tobin Posted: 10/18/2011 10:40 AM
Extremely responsive and professional, there was a mix-up with my submissions and they immediately offered to resubmit for the next month's contest no extra charge, very good do deal with.

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Lana Rory Author: Lana Rory Posted: 10/14/2011 02:10 PM
STAY AWAY from this contest. There are numerous e-mail threads about winners never receiving their prizes and entrants not receiving feedback they paid for. The 2010 winners aren't even listed on their site.

Unfortunately, I hadn't seen these horrible reviews in the threads before I entered this year. Big mistake. Newbies, don't make the same mistake. They continue to run new contests, take money from hopeful writers, and provide nothing in return. Good people are out good money. I think that's called theft.

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Contest: Cynosure [Post New Comment re: Cynosure ]

Kevin Patrick McCarthy Author: Kevin Patrick McCarthy Posted: 10/13/2011 02:19 PM
I'm sure there are some good people involved here, but I can't recommend this contest based on my experience. My impatient, inexperienced Cynosure reader was not just unwilling to be charmed by my script, but positively annoyed by every aspect of it. Most of her comments concerned characters and language lifted directly from a well-known classic novel from which the script was adapted. And the screenplay itself has placed in ten previous competitions.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Carla Richardson Author: Carla Richardson Posted: 10/13/2011 01:06 PM
How will you know if they've reached their limit of 1000 scripts?

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

pat ewalde Author: pat ewalde Posted: 10/11/2011 03:10 PM
Did you have the right email address? I submitted my script, had some questions, got an immediate answer + their consulting service was a really good deal compared to what the others are charging. So these are good value as far as I am concerned.

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

Mia Howard Author: Mia Howard Posted: 10/10/2011 04:13 PM
After a 6 year hiatus from TV spec writing, I wrote a new spec and applied. I was 1 of 15 drama writers to get interviewed by WB execs (there were a total of 1750 entries). The execs were very professional yet cool and laid back. I felt like I was sitting down and chopping it up with some of my friends. They asked to see more of my original work (which I supplied). In the end I didn't make it into the program, but I am still impressed by them. I was encouraged to reapply next year (which I will be doing) and I was told exactly what to do (and who to e-mail when I was getting ready to send out my stuff so they can weed me out) to strengthen my chances of getting in. IMO this is one of the most relevant and worthwhile competitions/workshops around. Highly professional and well organized. It can totally jump start your screenwriting career.

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Brian Whiteman Author: Brian Whiteman Posted: 10/07/2011 03:19 PM
Just another scam.

NO FEEDBACK, NO RESPONSE TO E-MAILS, DEADLINES BEING CHANGED!!!

I don't believe there is any "new" management, I believe it is the old management trying to SCAM more money from us.

People are still waiting for feedback from SEPTEMBER 2010!!! What chance is there that any new contest entry will receive feedback??

AVOID THIS CONTEST AT ALL COSTS.

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

Marc DeLamater Author: Marc DeLamater Posted: 10/06/2011 03:08 PM
Here are the posted results for 2011:

http://www.hollywoodscreenplaycontest.com/contest/past-winners-2010/2011-winners

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Irin Evers Author: Irin Evers Posted: 10/03/2011 09:19 PM
I was just reminded by a friend to post about my experiences, but I see I did a few weeks ago, so here's a an update/retread:

I was last year's winner here (1st Place, Drama).

10 months have gone by since the announcement and I'm still waiting for: prizes, trophy, access/reads promised, and even being sent interview questions to be posted on the website. Basically nothing has happened.

I've sent 10 emails over the past 10 months and only been replied to 3 times. The last time I received a reply was on 3/15/11 (6 1/2 months ago). I've been contacted by a few other 2010 winners/finalists and am hearing the same story from them.

All I'm interested in is getting a few reads and I stated this to Jason Z. By the way, there is not even a cash prize for my win, so I'm not waiting for money - just the above mentioned prizes from sponsors, trophy, access. The trophy can't cost much. And the access should be Jason making some calls or sending some emails. I'm disappointed that all the good things I heard in the past are not true.

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Contest: Chicago Screenwriters[Post New Comment re: Chicago Screenwriters]

KENT Williams Author: KENT Williams Posted: 10/03/2011 08:40 PM
This is run by volunteer screenwriters who really know how to run a screenwriting competition. They announce the winners at a fun, raucous awards dinner, with plenty of pomp and circumstance. Swag bags for all the finalists and cash for the winners. Best of all, they help develop your script and then promote it to a raft of managers and agents -- which generates lots of read requests. A great contest!

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Christi Wenger Author: Christi Wenger Posted: 10/03/2011 11:34 AM
If you want professional level feedback (not Mom or your best friend) on your writing, this retreat is an invaluable experience! I recently attended the 2011 Retreat. My husband joked that I had won a No-Expenses paid trip and the expenses were steep, but it was a terrific investment. Cinestory's retreat is better than any conference or studio weekends I have attended because you actually sit down with professionals who have read your script and are there to mentor you. Not just give a you a synopsis on your script and to do list or nod politely while you pitch but actually give you the tools you need to make a producer fall in love with your script. If you are serious about getting your writing to a professional level, this is the best investment you could make in your writing.

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Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 10/02/2011 12:11 AM
Sorry to hear that Phillip. The lesson I have learned is simple: Nichol, Page, Austin, and maybe one or two others are the only competitions you can trust not to take your money and run. To anyone reading this, ignore that rule are your own peril. Food for thought. :-(

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Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 10/01/2011 06:37 PM
They still haven't paid me for my April short screenplay win.

They refuse to answer e-mails.

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Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 10/01/2011 05:37 PM
AVOID this contest! It is a just another scam where yet more fraudulent screenplay contest scumbags hang the carrot of hope in front of a screenwriter's eyes as they STEAL their hard earned money. I submitted a script for the June contest and they then posted that they were taking a break until September. It is now October and the leader board is empty. They don't answer emails yet they are still accepting submissions. I can't understand how these people sleep at night. I don't say this lightly, but I really do hope the people running this contest rot in hell!

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

Frederick Mensch Author: Frederick Mensch Posted: 09/30/2011 12:59 PM
They're offering the October 7th deadline for readers of this site only. (They ran an ad to that effect in our last newsletter.)

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

James Milton Author: James Milton Posted: 09/29/2011 05:00 PM
As a runner-up, I found the prizes invaluable in the chase to get my screenplay "over the wall." It is being considered by several producers, which would never have happened if I had not done well in this contest. And it's also the first contest where I felt that the reader had actually read the entire script.

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James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 09/29/2011 01:05 PM
Got an e-mail saying scriptsavvy is back in business October 3rd.

If you have any outstanding issues, contact:

MarisaGomez@ScriptSavvy.net

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Contest: Cinestory[Post New Comment re: Cinestory]

Robert Watson Author: Robert Watson Posted: 09/27/2011 10:50 PM
I was a 2011 Finalist and just got back from the CineStory Retreat. It was fantastic. All Semifinalists and up are invited, and even though you do pay to attend (except for the Grand Prize Winner), it's more than worth it if you're invited. There were about 20 writers, and about 10-12 mentors who are there with you for four days giving advice in informal sessions, joining you for meals, having individual meetings, etc. Working writers, directors, agents, managers, producers, development execs, all of them actively involved in making movies or representing people who do. I had three 90 minute meetings with producers who, most importantly, had already read my work, and could be specific about suggestions for changes, where to send it, what pitches I'm working are most promising, career advice based on where I am right now and what the next step is. Personal advice from working professionals geared to my individual situation. Every writer should be entering this competition, and if you're invited, you should do whatever you can to attend the retreat.

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Stan Nabors Author: Stan Nabors Posted: 09/23/2011 09:00 PM
This is certainly one contest to stay away from...as a 2010 entrant I paid for a script analysis along with my entry fee. To date, there has been zero response to my inquiries. Stay away! Shut em down!

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Contest: ScriptVamp/Short[Post New Comment re: ScriptVamp/Short]

Donna Lisa Author: Donna Lisa Posted: 09/22/2011 02:17 PM
This is the second ScriptVamp contest that I have entered. Once again the team at ScriptVamp handled everything in a gracious, prompt, and professional manner. The feedback that I received on my script was very helpful. I highly recommend this contest to writers.

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

Michael Green Author: Michael Green Posted: 09/15/2011 12:22 PM
Wow. I can't believe this competition only gets 3 stars for feedback. The feedback I received was extensive and spot on. Very helpful. It was clear that the reader had extensive experience with the genre. Thank you CWA.

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

jerry jackson Author: jerry jackson Posted: 09/14/2011 10:59 AM
I have found it difficult to reach anyone at writemovies/aexposure about their monthly contest. The site has a contact page. I sent an email to them with a question about the contest and no response. I found another address to author@writemovies.com and again, no response.

It makes very little sense to me that there is no phone number or easy way of getting ahold of the contest coordinators. You would think they want your business, but I refuse to pay if they are unwilling to answer a few very simple questions.

Why do they not respond to emails regarding their monthly contest? Pretty sad.

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

Michael Green Author: Michael Green Posted: 09/09/2011 03:34 PM
The grade I give this contest is: STRONG PASS. The reader's feedback was moronic. One reader actually suggested that I insert a Hooker With A Heart Of Gold. RU F'ing kidding me? The other reader gave my characters and dialogue a grade of 4 and he/she/it was quite bellicose in their critique.

If I would have gone by the opinions of these two nitwits, I'd have quit writing forever. Fortunately, I entered several contest and the response was very positive. I'm a finalist in the CWA contest and the report card I received from their 1st round reader gave my characters a 9.5 and dialogue a 10 and gave me a ''consider.'' And they claim the story could be spun off into one or more sequels.

So is the script any good? Time will tell. But, out of all the contests I've ever entered I'd have to say that Blue Dog is the worst. Don't waste your money on this piece of sh&

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 09/08/2011 01:33 PM
They have an ad running for script readers on Mandy.com.

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 09/08/2011 11:03 AM
http://www.twitter.com/fadeinawards

First place and some 2nd place results posted on Twitter. Hoping for more.

I e-mailed, asking where a list of finalists might be found also.

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Irin Evers Author: Irin Evers Posted: 09/08/2011 09:32 AM
Like Matt, I was a winner this past year - 1st Place in Drama. I found out 9 months ago and since then... nothing. No posting of interviews on the website (haven't even been given the questions yet), no trophy, unanswered emails for many months after being told that the prizes we within a week from being sent out. I'm not even talking about any monetary prizes - that's the odd thing. Most importantly, no script requests or reads, and that's the reason I entered (not the trophy). I'd heard great things in years past and was thrilled to win this one. See below that Jason helped John A. get an agent a few years back. And all I was hoping for a was a few script reads that Jason would be able to get me from his sponsors or anyone else. So I'm bummed and disappointed. Looks like another contest gone bad.

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

Valerie Nordstrom Author: Valerie Nordstrom Posted: 09/05/2011 10:51 PM
While I think Gordy is the most well meaning of all people in Hollywood, some of the readers he hires are iffy. They take his money and obviously only read the first thirty pages and the ending. I submitted 3 scripts for the feedback and believe me when I say I can take criticism, I'm not kidding. I expected vicious feedback. Welcomed it as two scripts were little more than rough drafts.

3 of the readers made some good suggestions that were very useful, and their criticisms were right on. 1 reader however, gave me such flowery treacle that I almost tossed my cookies. My mother wouldn't have been that easy on my writing. NOT HELPFUL at all but at least they read it.

However, two readers very obviously did not read the scripts. PROOF: One Reader commented how the protagonist never changed from being a selfish womanizer right up to the final scene and lost the girl in the end. FACT: The final scene actually consists of Protagonist marrying the girl. WTF was this person reading? Certainly not my script.

Different Screenplay. The other reader who obviously did not read the script complained that the Heroine is left alone in a cell after page 8 with an unrestrained MASS MURDERER. Again, not in my script. The prisoner is a Nobel Prize winning scientist who is imprisoned because someone wants his knowledge, not because he's a killer. Same reader also complained that heroine is scared out of an interview because of insinuation that she slept around. Again WTF? She flees because talking about a man she had KILLED was traumatic.Nothing to do with the one sentence this person read.

I know I'm ranting but I think Gordy has good intentions that are being highjacked by a FEW bad readers who figure they can READ 10 scripts an hour and make lots of dough that way. He should post a "rate the reader section" with their numbers and weed out the ones that get hundreds of negatives because some of them would.

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

paul undari Author: paul undari Posted: 09/03/2011 11:25 AM
I question many, if not all, the comments posted. Obviously, if you won the contest, your accolades would be sterling. For the others, what evidence do you have to justify your seal of approval? I, for one, question the credibility of this contest. The August winner's (2011) script, while appealing, falls far short of industry-standard. I'll bet my future wages that Bruckheimer or Rudin would ever be interested in it, if those two producers would even avail themselves to A/Exposure. This is less criticism of the writer and more of the contest judges and its organization in general. Although I did not win, my script has gained interest from producers and agents. Something tells me my script gets an option before the August winner's. Great job, A/Exposure. Personally, I think you're a fraud.

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

Robert Galik Author: Robert Galik Posted: 09/01/2011 07:09 PM
I was a first-round winner in the 20/20 contest. I didn't win. After a week, I contacted them to say I hadn't yet received the EXTENDED FEEDBACK I'd paid for. Not long after, I received this email.

Robert:

You are a good writer 'tis a pity the story is so thin. Selling a script today is akin to a lottery win.

Byron is so ho-hum.

Mucho talking heads.

Keep slogging,

Best,

Andy

In Andy's defense, he at least knew the name of my main character. However, angry that I'd paid for virtually no feedback at all, I fired off an email. A few hours later I received a half-page email/critique from Andy. He told me he d even didn't even read half of my screenplay, because it was nasty, unfunny and disgusting. That's it! No notes about what particularly was nasty or disgusting, just that it was, and wasn't worth wasting his time on.

If that's the kind of depth you're looking for in a contest reader, then maybe this contest is for you. Personally, I hope you have a better opinion about yourself and your work.

Incidentally, as a first round winner, I was suppose to be refunded a part of my entrance fee. Although I specifically requested it, nothing has been forthcoming.

Everything about this contest is, to me, the pits.

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 08/31/2011 11:56 PM
So I see on their Twitter that the finalists are announced on Sept 6. Finalists, not winners?

What's with these social media sites? Most fests and contests use those before their actual websites it seems. Yuk.

Or informing entrants with a proper e-mail... guess I have to write that screenplay about social media, after all.

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Robert Blacka Author: Robert Blacka Posted: 08/28/2011 02:19 PM
Is anyone else still waiting for Judge's Script Notes? Here we are at the end of August and I'm still waiting for mine.

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Brian Whiteman Author: Brian Whiteman Posted: 08/26/2011 04:51 PM
On the 17th of August a post appeared on the Script Savvy facebook page stating

"Script Savvy will be re-opening under new management soon. The interim coordinator will begin dealing with all open issues this week.

The website advises this "new management" will takeover on the 1st of September. I e-mailed the interim coordinator a week ago asking for my January, February and March feedback. As yet I have not received any reply and have to now assume this is yet another delay tactic.

Having used the competition many times in the past, I have given as long as I can. I don;t see any resolution to the problems or the outstanding feedback and therefore feel I have no other choice than to try and claim my money back.

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Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 08/25/2011 11:21 AM
I also won the Screenwriter Takes All contest in April. My category was short screenplay.

However, my experience has been a weird and disappointing journey.

At the start I was suspicious of the contest given previous MB posts and other online poking around I did. But I entered anyway, hoping that a fresh monthly contest might be just what my script (and other MB's, too) need for fast response. So, I entered my short script, The Tie.

Eagerly, I watched the leader board. It seemed to take forever for any of the short scripts to appear. Mine topped the list first and quickly dropped from top billing. By the time the contest was over, I was not even on the leader board.

The day after results were to be posted, I e-mailed the contest with my reaction. It was not my finest moment. But I could not believe that my script that tied for a number two spot in a contest of more than 900 short scripts and that had won another contest hands down, failed to make top five (of what, maybe ten scripts?). I wrote a less than enlightened e-mail, stating that my suspicions had been confirmed and that I wanted no more e-mail contact from the contest and I requested that my account be cancelled.

This was the beginning of May. In early July, I decided to take a look at STA's website to see what was going on and who had been winning. I was stunned to see my name and my script, The Tie, noted as the winner in the April contest for short screenplay. Just in case things change on their website, I have a screen capture of the winner's page taken August 23rd.

I wrote asking for clarification. What I received as explanation:

''S0 what happened is our judged accidentally entered in the wrong score for the script that was initially ahead of yours, the delay in response is I am trying to get our money back from the other guy. If I can't in the next week or so I'll just have to bite the bullet. If you wold bare with me I will get payment to you within 10 business days. My apologies. Mike''

That was July 7th. Immediately, I replied, even offering to split the prize money, and receiving but $50. No reply.

Since that time I have followed up with multiple e-mails, including two recently. No response.

I received no notification of my winning. I have received no award payment or any other entry/winning benefit as promised on the Screenwriter Takes All website. My account remains open.

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

Devi Snively Author: Devi Snively Posted: 08/19/2011 03:19 PM
Wow! I can't say enough good things about this one. In need of some objective feedback, I entered 5 scripts with incredible results. Communication has been prompt, helpful and super friendly, deadlines have been met, and the feedback is the best of any contest I've entered yet (and that says a lot - I've had both good and bad experiences with other contests). PAGE lets you know your judge's background and all of the feedback I've received from several different readers has been illuminating on multiple levels. How fascinating to get glowing coverage on one and yet hear why it would still receive a pass at the reader's company. SUPER helpful and offered great perspective. Enter this one and splurge on the feedback. It's so worth it.

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

Lynn Goldberg Author: Lynn Goldberg Posted: 08/16/2011 10:55 PM
I need an editor. I meant "confirmed".

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

Lynn Goldberg Author: Lynn Goldberg Posted: 08/16/2011 10:53 PM
They confirm receipt of my entry today via WAB.

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

Ken Glover Author: Ken Glover Posted: 08/15/2011 03:47 PM
yay! Qtr finals!

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

Lynn Goldberg Author: Lynn Goldberg Posted: 08/14/2011 03:04 PM
I entered this one via WAB on 8/8/11. WAB did not receive a confirmation as of today (8/14/11). I also sent an email to the contest contact email address but still no reply.

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 08/12/2011 01:37 PM
Regardless, I check a couple of times a day, just in case.

In an e-mail from the WGA, I was told that if I made finalist, this might be qualifying for the Independent Film Caucus.

Fingers crossed.

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

Mary Huckstep Author: Mary Huckstep Posted: 08/12/2011 12:56 PM
I was glad to read in Philip Sedgwick's post of 07-08-2011 that he emailed the contest HQs and discovered that the finalists would be posted on 8-31-2011. I wish the good folks at FADE IN had posted that info on their website. At least I don't have to email them, too. Thanks for the update, Philip. mh

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Lonas Taylor Author: Lonas Taylor Posted: 08/05/2011 08:48 AM
The good folks at "Screenwriter Takes All" finally responded to my e-mail concerning their June 2011 contest and why no winner was announced. They moved all of the June 2011 entrants to the August 2011 contest, which just started.

Seems reasonable, I reckon.

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Bryan mora Author: Bryan mora Posted: 08/04/2011 01:21 PM
I've remained the optimist for far too long and have realized that my feedback will just never come. NINE MONTHS later and no results or insight into what is happening.

It's a shame, as this used to be a well run contest.

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

alex georgis Author: alex georgis Posted: 08/03/2011 04:34 PM
Agree with James. Small contest but packs a punch. You will get a lot more air time with agents and producers out of this than being yet another Nichols semi-finalist. I did!

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

James Paradise Author: James Paradise Posted: 08/03/2011 03:49 PM
My screenplay, cheater, won the WriteMovies A/Exposure June feature screenplay competition. Still in the early stages of exposure I can attest to the consideration, expertise, and professionalism of Alex Ross, the CEO of WriteMovies, and Annette Haller, the contest co-ordinator. WriteMovies works hand in hand with their winners and their reach is Industry wide. Winning any script competition should be career changing if the exposure is considerable and sustaining. WriteMovies keeps their winners on their site for a full year, if not longer. I am extremely fortunate to have won this "abridged, yet industry potent" competition. I am optimistic that winning A/Exposure's June Screenplay Competition will carry my script, cheater, to land in the right "lap." It's a terrific opportunity for all writers.

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Lonas Taylor Author: Lonas Taylor Posted: 08/03/2011 09:24 AM
I entered "Screenwriter Takes All" because of the high marks this contest received on Moviebytes. It might have been legit in the past, but now it's a big old rip off. I entered the June 2011 contest. They're supposed to name the winner on July 31st, and here it is August 3rd and nothing. They do not respond to e-mails; they flew the coop. Gone. Took the money and ran. How do these folks sleep at night?

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

victor dobbins Author: victor dobbins Posted: 08/02/2011 04:19 PM
I also had problems with Philadelphia Screeplay contest. They never posted my Script and never responsed to my Emails. I finally got a refund from PayPal, they never even answered PayPal Emails.

Avoid this Turkey!

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Contest: Scriptapalooza[Post New Comment re: Scriptapalooza]

Marc DeLamater Author: Marc DeLamater Posted: 07/31/2011 07:02 PM
In 2002, my screenplay was a Semifinalist. Since then, after extensive re-writes and great feedback, my screenplay has been extremely successful in subsequent contest. Yet, for this year's Scriptapalooza, my screenplay did not even nmake the Quarterfinals. I don't recommend this contest. There's too much WTF to consider it a reliable contest.

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

Lana Rory Author: Lana Rory Posted: 07/31/2011 03:41 PM
I agree with Devi. My notes were fantastic--from sniggly typos to incredible insight into theme and story. I loved this judge! Really smart, encouraging, and useful comments. I made the Semis this year and the judge's comments have helped me to bring the script up another notch. Big recommend on this contest.

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

Devi Snively Author: Devi Snively Posted: 07/31/2011 01:04 PM
I often enter contests that provide feedback with varying results. Regardless, it's a good way to get a wide array of objective feedback from a potluck pool of readers. Sometimes one clearly comes across an overworked, underpaid, bitter failed writer who can barely string a sentence together, much less offer helpful feedback. Other times one receives super insightful constructive criticism that really helps improve her script immeasurably. I entered 2 screenplays in Storypros and was both impressed and grateful for their amazingly thorough, thoughtful and super helpful feedback. The attention to detail was top-notch, offering 2 pages of notes regarding structure and typos (I am usually commended in these areas and was stunned to find how many had slipped through the cracks.) I also learned some new things about obscure format issues. The next few pages of notes were about story and these, too, were immensely helpful. The reader wasn't trying to rewrite my script the way s/he wanted it, but rather pointed out weak spots and offered some ideas as to how I might strengthen them, while maintaining my own vision. This is the most helpful kind of feedback. An nice touch is they included page numbers when citing different issues. Communication was fast, friendly and accommodating. Storypros is a very professional group and seems to take pride in their services - well worth the investment.

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