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Contest: Shore Scripts[Post New Comment re: Shore Scripts]

Bev Chelmsford Author: Bev Chelmsford Posted: 07/09/2012 09:31 AM
Found these people helpful and courteous and their results were on time. Good to see a decent contest starting up in the UK.

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Michael Coady Author: Michael Coady Posted: 07/08/2012 04:40 PM
As the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 April/May Three Lines Or Less contest, I have to say I'm very pleased with the exposure they offer the finalists. Script Express (a prize award from Sell A Script) sent out query letters of my script Devil's Pass to over a hundred industry pros. I've received several requests to read the script as well as the chance to pitch other scripts to Morgan Creek Productions. For the cost of entering ($10), the pay-off was well worth the price of admission.

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Contest: Roswell[Post New Comment re: Roswell]

Don Emigholz Author: Don Emigholz Posted: 07/08/2012 12:07 AM
I paid my $40 dollars and the contest put up some post pictures but I cannot get any info out of the web site. They posted who would be invited to make the short "Shoot out" films but no word if any of them finished on time or if there was an overall winner, nothing. I posted on Face book; just short and simple pleas for info but no reply.

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

Joe Wilson Author: Joe Wilson Posted: 07/07/2012 11:52 AM
I entered two screenplays on June 15, 2012, the first deadline given. The contest material claims that the analyses submitted by that date will be provided by June 25, 2012, and the analyses still haven't arrived (as of July 7, 2012). I have emailed and called, yet there has been no response. Draw your own conclusions about this "contest".

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Ed Sennet Author: Ed Sennet Posted: 07/04/2012 01:36 PM
Two thumbs up. I had no complaints.

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

Michael Hughes Author: Michael Hughes Posted: 07/04/2012 04:14 AM
Don't send any money to this one, either, because they don't even respond with an acknowledgement. It's another rip off, like a lot of these contests are.

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Contest: L.A. Cinema Film Fest[Post New Comment re: L.A. Cinema Film Fest]

Michael Hughes Author: Michael Hughes Posted: 07/04/2012 04:12 AM
A total rip off. Send them money and never hear anything back at all.

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

Michael Hughes Author: Michael Hughes Posted: 07/04/2012 03:40 AM
Not recommended. I paid them $50 and never heard back anything at all, not even an acknowledgement of having paid.

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 07/03/2012 01:01 PM
And back at you!

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

Danielle Barros Author: Danielle Barros Posted: 07/03/2012 11:22 AM
Hey Philip,

Thanks for the link -- and congrats!!

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

Amy Bailey Author: Amy Bailey Posted: 07/02/2012 01:15 PM
I think the fact that Big Bear gives you three (count them three) readers is more than fair. We all have days when everything we eat tastes bad - and everything we read is like a fly we want to swat. Readers are only human. I got an email saying I made it to the next round with the three different readers' comments and scorecards attached. Two of the readers loved my comedy script and thought it was the funniest thing they ever read - but the other didn't like it at all. But because there were three readers I was able to move forward. But I'm sure it does happen that all three readers are having a bad day - so if there isn't a consensus of what to change - then shrug it off. If you do see a specific critism popping up over and over again - then take it as a Blessing from God - and tweak your script. Even the best most polished screenplay can be made better through careful, slight, and surgical improvements.

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 07/02/2012 08:40 AM
Apologies for the multiple posts. Don't know what happened there.

The semifinals are up: http://www.fadeinonline.com/Contests/2012_SWA_Semi.html

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 06/30/2012 04:20 PM
Sorry, they didn't indicate Twitter. Just that they're trying to find a way to deliver the results. Might I be so radical as to suggest: e-mail?

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 06/30/2012 04:15 PM
Sorry, they didn't indicate Twitter. Just that they're trying to find a way to deliver the results. Might I be so radical as to suggest: e-mail?

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 06/30/2012 04:00 PM
Sorry, they didn't indicate Twitter. Just that they're trying to find a way to deliver the results. Might I be so radical as to suggest: e-mail?

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 06/30/2012 03:41 PM
Here's the contest Twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/#!/fadeinawards

They just posted the website cannot be updated until Monday because the webmaster's wife went into labor.

If they can figure it out, they'll post on Twitter.

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

Todd Gordon Author: Todd Gordon Posted: 06/29/2012 09:21 AM
Just to echo others, I received very thorough and insightful comments, both positive and negative, on my score card.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Emma Thaxted Author: Emma Thaxted Posted: 06/26/2012 11:55 AM
They were a bit late with the feedback (apparently it went into the spam folder), so they gave me a free upgrade to a 5 page script consult. That's cool.

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

Todd Gordon Author: Todd Gordon Posted: 06/26/2012 09:22 AM
For what it's worth, I received two very detailed, insightful and thorough sets of comments pointing out many issues I struggled with and many that hadn't occurred to me. It's clear that both readers read my script very carefully.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 06/21/2012 03:22 PM
Just for balance here, if you are considering this contest, do read all the comments.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Nkki Koenig Author: Nkki Koenig Posted: 06/20/2012 04:17 PM
OMG! Real people, not robots. :-) Thanks Ellie and Lisa.

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Contest: Wildsound[Post New Comment re: Wildsound]

Sarah Walker Author: Sarah Walker Posted: 06/18/2012 06:36 PM
I wasn't sure about entering this contest so, like anyone entering a sscreenwriting competition, I checked on here and found it to be a fifty fifty risk. I took a risk and entered the competition for the first ten pages of the script. I got feedback as promised, I got other other people to read the feedback and to read what I entered; I wanted to give an unbiased opinion of the competition. The overall feedback was "don't enter this competition". The feedback was amateur at best and they clearly did NOT read the script. If I was to guess, they probably skimmed the script to pick up character names and used the logline to write BS feedback. Their fatal mistake was to tell me the main character is a scientist when it states clearly, with no room for interpretation, that the character is a student in two places in the script. However, that wasn't the only mistake they made, but I won't go into details. If there is one thing I've learned from the feedback, it is where to set the bar for idiot. If they're not reading the script properly, then they're not giving you a genuine opinion. If you're thinking of entering then think twice. But ultimately it's your decision, and if you choose to enter I hope you get a better experience than I did.

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Contest: Los Angeles Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Los Angeles Screenplay]

Michael Hughes Author: Michael Hughes Posted: 06/18/2012 03:06 PM
They sent a friendly acknowledgment, which is more than some of them do.

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Contest: Slamdance[Post New Comment re: Slamdance]

Michael Hughes Author: Michael Hughes Posted: 06/18/2012 02:33 PM
I have no complaints about this one. They acknowledged my submission promptly and even had some useful comments and ideas about a log line.

I'm nothing if not a realist and I understand that it would be a Biblical miracle to actually have a movie made, that it would be the same odds as getting struck by a meteorite, but it's always nice to get some encouraging comments.

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Contest: Shore Scripts[Post New Comment re: Shore Scripts]

Michael Hughes Author: Michael Hughes Posted: 06/18/2012 02:17 PM
A real waste of money. Not even a line of feedback and just a spam mail notification.

Avoid this one.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Tim Holloway Author: Tim Holloway Posted: 06/14/2012 02:54 PM
Thanks for the memories Ellie! :-) Great contest.

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Amy Bailey Author: Amy Bailey Posted: 06/13/2012 11:38 AM
This was the greatest thing. I was able to start-to-finish complete the first draft of one screen play last year in July. It really motivated me to push through, then I was able to edit this same script into a multiple contest winner later.

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Contest: Moondance[Post New Comment re: Moondance]

Amy Bailey Author: Amy Bailey Posted: 06/13/2012 10:55 AM
I read the wonderful article on the Moondance Film Festival website called "Two Brads or Three" and emailed the contest director with a question about payment through Withoutabox. And she answered me promptly and with warmth and thorough information. This is a very prestigious contest and I really feel like my money is well spent.

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Frank Lozanski Author: Frank Lozanski Posted: 06/12/2012 11:03 AM
I am a finalist in the April / May competition (4th place) and must say that I am very impressed.

What caught my interest was two things; the premise of a Logline Competition and that it was bi-monthly so that you did not have to wait for months (as screenplay competitions typically run) to get any feedback. Although I believe you need to have an actual screenplay to back up your logline (need a WGA number to register), nevertheless I think that it is an innovative venue to discover if the premise of your script has any merit. In addition, I found Jared to be very professional, thorough and quick to answer any questions that I had.

For 4th place finish I received a free one year membership to the Script Pipeline's Writer's Database ($100.00 value), a one hour free consultation to ask any questions about the industry and scripts etc., and free entry into one of their contests. So, not bad for a $10.00 investment!

Finally, Jared has sent out the finalist's loglines to industry professionals, so you never know where that could lead.

I highly recommend this contest.

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Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 06/12/2012 09:49 AM
I won May’s runner-up for my script "Equilateral Angles." The notes were very well done. Great experience.

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Susan Turner Author: Susan Turner Posted: 06/10/2012 04:52 PM
I cannot locate the link for HBO's contest for the latino shortfilm screenwriters contest for this year. I believe the deadline was June 20, 2012. PLEASE post it here if anyone knows it! Thanks!

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Chris Marshall Author: Chris Marshall Posted: 06/08/2012 08:59 AM
Great back up contest to the majors. The feedback option for $69 actually gave me a lot of re-write ideas. Good value.

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Contest: Stage 32/Happy Writers Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Stage 32/Happy Writers Screenplay]

Benji Smith Author: Benji Smith Posted: 06/05/2012 10:15 AM
I was tickled five different shades of pink when I placed first in this contest last year, and I will definitely being submitting again. Joey and the team of Happy Writers give tough but encouraging notes because they want the same thing the writer wants, the strongest script possible. I have been using their services for over a year, and will continue to do so. I have recommended them to others and they come away feeling just as pleased as I do when they get their notes.

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Thomas Cook Author: Thomas Cook Posted: 06/04/2012 11:27 PM
I was hoping for some great coverage from ScriptVamp - and they did not disappoint! When I landed 9th place (out of roughly 100 submissions) in the Horror/Thriller genre with HIS FOR THE TAKING, I was very excited!

Thanks for great coverage, timely feedback and a nice overall finish. I'm already a repeat customer - have since entered a short in their Dream Quest Short contest.

Thanks SV Team!

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

Ralph Stein Author: Ralph Stein Posted: 06/03/2012 11:26 AM
Basil:

You're not the only one who noticed the fact that you pay a good deal of money and receive no notification of anything unless you're the top 20. If I hired a couple of college kids, I could have them bang out a bunch of polite rejection emails for a few hundred dollars cost to the contest and keep contestants happy instead of the majority figuring this out the hard way. All you have to do is count the number of entries, multiply by the number of contestants and know that this contest is a very productive experience - for its founders.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Seb Hauser Author: Seb Hauser Posted: 05/29/2012 10:30 PM
These guys really look to find winning scripts. Gave me tons of feedback. Hope mine makes it!

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 05/28/2012 02:34 AM
Thanks Danielle. And back atcha!

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

Danielle Barros Author: Danielle Barros Posted: 05/28/2012 02:00 AM
Hey Craig,

Looks like the SF will be announced on June 30th. Good luck!!

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Baz Henricks Author: Baz Henricks Posted: 05/22/2012 11:18 AM
Thanks for the feedback Ellie! If I make all the changes next time do I win? Great contest. I'll be back!

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 05/21/2012 06:29 PM
Anyone have an idea when the semi-finalists are being announced???

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Marc Calderwood Author: Marc Calderwood Posted: 05/17/2012 04:06 PM
I rate ScriptVamp in the Top 3 of all the contests I've entered ... and I've entered many. I'm giving SV high marks for the manner in which they run their competition; professional but friendly to the writer. They meet their deadlines (In an industry that constantly rags on writers to be professional, it's inexcusable to miss deadlines and keep writers hanging). The folks at SV are very friendly and never give you the feeling that you're not important to them or their business. Though they are not the biggest money contest on the block, they have other fine prizes and contacts within the industry to help writers succeed. Good job SV and thanks so much.

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Contest: WriteMovies[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies]

Cory Goerke Author: Cory Goerke Posted: 05/17/2012 08:55 AM
I am the winner of WMC28 and cannot praise this contest enough. For me, the thing that stands out about this contest above others is the way they help you develop your script after you win. Winning a contest is great, but that doesn't mean it's studio ready. Alex and the folks at writemovies.com really go above and beyond the expectations to make sure you're ready for the next step. Unlike other contest that just simply submit your script with no further advice. Can't wait to get out to L.A. for the luncheon. Hands down, This contest gives you the most for your money. Period.

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Tina Howe Author: Tina Howe Posted: 05/15/2012 08:50 PM
This is the best contest I've entered so far. The feedback was very constructive and I found little to disagree with. It was very helpful in making my resubmission stronger, and it was a winner, so that says a lot. Keep it up, ScriptVamp - I'll be back!

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Andrew A Golden Author: Andrew A Golden Posted: 05/15/2012 09:25 AM
Received 11 pages of detailed notes on my script! Loads of good ideas, some not where I want to go. This is like going to film school. They say I have another four consults on tap then they will send the script out to a bunch of agents and producers... Fingers crossed.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Jon Henlie Author: Jon Henlie Posted: 05/15/2012 08:40 AM
You are right, they should probably list the top three at least. I got a confirmation letter though. Check your spam folder? That's where I found it. Otherwise I had no complaints.

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quentin batten Author: quentin batten Posted: 05/11/2012 09:27 PM
My first script "Lilly Of The Wood" placed 10th as a finalist in ScriptVamps feature Horror/Thriller genre for 2011. I was beyond impressed with the coverage -- very timely, fair, intuitive and professional. You can tell the script was read in depth. So happy to have been recognized. And, I hope to return.

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

Clint Williams Author: Clint Williams Posted: 05/10/2012 11:02 AM
We found the score card and feedback very useful. The comments were thoughtful and detailed. Someone clearly spent time giving the screenplay a careful read. And that is all you can hope for, isn't it?

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Hal Harris Author: Hal Harris Posted: 05/10/2012 09:45 AM
It’s hard to say whether my experience with this contest was good or bad, it was an utter black hole. I received no confirmation my script had actually reached them (I know the payment did), and saw no further information other than the winner announced on their website. I would think the very least they would do is list their top five finalists.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Geno Scala Author: Geno Scala Posted: 05/09/2012 10:17 AM
I entered 2/14/12, never heard a thing. Not on the winner's list, so I assume I didn't, but never heard anything from them either way. Not real professional in my book. Congratulations to those who did well, though. Btw, those who posted positive comments? No profiles available for any of them. Makes one wonder about the validity even more so...

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Andrew Golden Author: Andrew Golden Posted: 05/08/2012 11:39 AM
Woohoo! I won AEX. Will give you guys feedback on the contest as I go through the process.

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Contest: L.A. Shorts[Post New Comment re: L.A. Shorts]

Don Emigholz Author: Don Emigholz Posted: 05/08/2012 02:41 AM
About the screen writers contest for "Short comedy screenplay", the winner for plays less than 10 min. put out a trailer just before the contest that had everyone in costume of almost 6 min. The funny thing was it was about silent movie actors so I think it had very little dialogue? Why didn’t they just make the movie!?!? Now I know it is a publicity contest not a screenplay contest.

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

Brent Spencer Author: Brent Spencer Posted: 05/03/2012 11:12 AM
A talented, vibrant group. Well-run contest. They give excellent coverage notes to the winners.

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CarrieAnn Lee Author: CarrieAnn Lee Posted: 05/02/2012 10:06 PM
I received an email from them last Thursday in regards to who the semi-finalists are. Good Luck to you Anna!

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

neil rabandt Author: neil rabandt Posted: 05/01/2012 12:18 PM
Cool! 6 pitch meetings in one week. Love you guys!

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Contest: Act One[Post New Comment re: Act One]

Chris Dalton Author: Chris Dalton Posted: 04/27/2012 01:34 PM
Submit your scripts today! This is a great competition with a $5000 prize and industry contacts for the winner!

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Anna Steele Author: Anna Steele Posted: 04/24/2012 11:47 PM
The writer's conference is coming up in a week. Has anyone heard anything back from them yet? I keep checking their website and they still haven't listed any finalists or anything . . .

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Contest: Stage 32/Happy Writers Screenplay[Post New Comment re: Stage 32/Happy Writers Screenplay]

Mike Panding Author: Mike Panding Posted: 04/24/2012 09:05 PM
I have submitted to a number of contests before and this was a great experience. Joey was very thorough with his notes and I can already tell they will make a huge difference in my next polish on my script. It was clear that my WHOLE script was read. Joey was extremely professional and was always eager to answer any questions. He was beyond helpful. This is one contest that I will be surely submitting to again!

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Aaron Robinson Author: Aaron Robinson Posted: 04/24/2012 04:32 PM
Great contest! Thanks to the lovely Ellie for steering me through the process.

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

Steven Oppenheimer Author: Steven Oppenheimer Posted: 04/24/2012 12:12 AM
Well, it's hard to criticize a contest when you're one of the winners (or finalists, in this case), and this is no exception. Still, I think it's a great idea to pit against one another scripts that have already done well in other competitions. I received two valuable, well-written feedbacks on my script, and placing in the top ten was of course satisfying (similar results not guarenteed for others, of course!). I'm also pleased to see the results posted here at MovieBytes.

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jacob markert Author: jacob markert Posted: 04/20/2012 02:32 PM
I sent them three first 10 pages last fall They got me for $90. They were read by some twerp fresh out of screen school who focused on ???????????????? All three began with a surprise ending and the genius never commented on them at all. Script Vamp cheated me. PERIOD. They are liars and cheats. I invite Script Vamps to contact me personally. As I already have and of course they already had my money.

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Chris Setten Author: Chris Setten Posted: 04/20/2012 01:09 PM
The site is frequented by some truly exceptional writers who enthusiastically share their insights into the writing process. For those of us who are exceptionally unexceptional, the site affords the opportunity to grow as writers and just hang out with birds of a feather. I love it!

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Contest: KCWIFT Short[Post New Comment re: KCWIFT Short]

Marjory Kaptanoglu Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu Posted: 04/17/2012 12:17 PM
My script was a top five finalist in 2012 and won a staged reading. I posted this on the bulletin board and then realized I should put it here too:

Just back from Kansas City, where I got treated like royalty (wait, is that a pun?). Seriously, the leaders and other members of Kansas City Women in Film and TV are amazing. One member met me at the airport with an incredible goodie bag filled with specialty chocolates and a free film festival pass. The next day I got to watch a rehearsal and then the actual staged reading of the five finalist scripts from their short screenplay contest. The actors were outstanding and so was the quality of the other finalist scripts. It was a little hard to hone in on the weaknesses in my script because the actors did so well making up for my shortcomings. The reading took place in the Nelson art museum and we got a pretty sizable turnout. Everyone seemed to enjoy it very much.

KCWIFT also presented us with flowers and framed awards and took lots of photos. I am so impressed with this organization... they really know how to make a screenwriter feel special.

I finally got to meet Gordy Hoffman of Bluecat, who was one of the finalist judges. He offered some impromptu advice on my script that I plan to incorporate asap. He also gave a workshop the day before I arrived; unfortunately, I was not able to go earlier.

A lovely script called "The Rest of Her" won the grand prize of $1000. But strangely, I didn't mind not winning at all; the staged reading was worth every penny I spent to get there. Plus KC is a beautiful, clean, friendly place! In conclusion, I highly recommend this contest to women who have written / will write short screenplays. Sorry guys, this one's not for you.

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

Fran Mann Author: Fran Mann Posted: 04/15/2012 07:59 AM
Judy and Craig Kellem are like no other script consultants in the world! I could give a long list of reasons, but they all boil down to two words: they care!! I first felt this care with Judy when I sent the script. She didn’t only read the words on the page; she went deeper and “got” the story on a soul level! Then, she asked me to add the parts I had left out. And later, when I showed Craig my character arcs which he just about called “dead-ended”, he spoke to me about making them come alive from his heart as if I was his sister. Often, during the many rewrites, I questioned myself as to whether I could come up to Judy and Craig’s snuff, but then remembering how much they cared, I plodded along. Now that they have put their seal of approval on what I am proud to call “My Screenplay,” and helped me win their contest and secure an agent in record time who is currently shopping the script in LA, Judy and Craig’s care has turned into their yearning to see me succeed!

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Tonya Roberts Author: Tonya Roberts Posted: 04/14/2012 12:32 PM
My Screenplay: "The Aces and Eights - Dead Man's Hand" just won the Grand Prize for the ScriptVamp Attention Grabber. Haven't received the prizes yet, but I already felt like I won a prize when they sent me their EXCELLENT feedback. They had some great suggestions for a newbie like me!

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 04/12/2012 08:50 PM
Hey Philip,

My mantra has become, "all in good time". I don't really believe that, but I keep saying it to myself anyway in the hope that someday I will. :-)

Cfraig

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 04/12/2012 07:53 PM
Hey Craig,

No, not at all. They just take their sweet time. I chomp at the bit, too.

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 04/12/2012 07:47 PM
Hey Craig,

No, not at all. They just take their sweet time. I chomp at the bit, too.

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 04/12/2012 07:39 PM
Hi Phillip,

Sounds like you're being very polite in telling me to be patient.

Thanks mate.

Craig

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 04/12/2012 07:13 PM
Last year they announced quarters on 3/15 and semis on 5/31... so given they were behind that this year by two weeks on the quarters...

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 04/12/2012 06:23 PM
Not to sound impatient, but does anyone know when the semi-final results are announced?

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Millie Vanbeck Author: Millie Vanbeck Posted: 04/12/2012 01:58 PM
Thanks Ellie and Lisa! I liked the personal touch and humor.

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Geno Scala Author: Geno Scala Posted: 04/10/2012 08:46 AM
I recently entered this bi-monthly contest once again- at a cost of only $10, how can one go wrong? I was very pleased at, not only the personal feedback to my logline (no, I did not win), but the gracious and informative way they commented on ALL of the entries, and announced WHEN the winners would be announced! It built the suspension even more so. Although I did not win the contest, my logline did draw interest with several production companies, and it hasn't even been sent out yet. I truly believe that Three Lines or Less really does have the contacts necessary to get your script read, and they haven't let me down once. Can't say enough good things about it. Hope you try it next month, too.

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Contest: London Independent[Post New Comment re: London Independent]

Andrew Moynihan Author: Andrew Moynihan Posted: 04/10/2012 07:06 AM
Last June 24th, 2011, I entered my script entitled Extortion (since renamed to Squeezed) to the London Independent Film Festival screenplay competition - http://www.londonindependent.org/screenplay.htm . For nine months after this, there was no correspondence from them whatsoever - no updates, no customary emails. I also checked their website regularly to find no updates on the competition as would be expected. In fact the details were so scant that I was even beginning to wonder if the competition had been cancelled.

The only area where the LIFF displayed perfect competence was in debiting the £45 sterling fee from my account which I have a record of.

Only today (April 10th 2012), I checked my Withoutabox account to find that my screenplay was ‘Not Accepted’ by the LIFF competition. They did not even have the courtesy to email me, or presumably any of the other entrants of this decision. And if you look at their website, the details are still very scant – see the above link. No info whatsoever about the competition, runners-up, winners, etc, as would be the norm at this late stage in a competition where the festival is taking place in two days time. This is most odd!

What does Not Accepted mean anyway? Does it mean my screenplay was not accepted (nor read) for the competition in the first place so I can now ask for my money back.

I think at the very least there is a lack of standard transparency one would expect from competitions and at the very most it is appallingly disrespectful. I have entered other competitions but never have had to endure this. I really wonder what is going on.

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lyse beck Author: lyse beck Posted: 04/09/2012 03:48 PM
I was shocked at how quickly I got my analysis. And the comments were delivered in a wonderfully positive and professional way. The reader made excellent points, and I made use of all the suggestions. I also appreciated the specific examples taken from my script, and the obvious care in which the feedback was given. The reader certainly knew my story, and characters. I opted for the regular feedback (not extended) but next time I enter, I will go for the extended, as I'm sure there was much more I could have benefited from. Thanks for helping me with my script, at such an incredibly reasonable fee! I look forward to watching the contest progress. I think it's fantastic that this wonderfully unique genre gets it's own competition!

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Stephen Readey Author: Stephen Readey Posted: 04/06/2012 01:36 PM
Paul,

Thanks for the congrats on The-GreenLight.com contest win. It's been an exicting couple of months.

As for the Three Lines or Less contest, the entry deadline was the 5th I believe, and winners were announced on the 9th. The prizes were well worth the $10 entry fee, and I've received two script requests so far through the SellAScript prize. I will probably enter all of my future scripts into this contest because it delivered great bang for the buck.

I'm guessing that you entered this month's contest, so good luck. I hope to see your name in the winner's circle. Have a Happy Easter

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

zach bliss Author: zach bliss Posted: 04/06/2012 12:11 AM
Working with Craig Kellem over these past 4 years has been an absolute pleasure. Just talking with him for five minutes gives a feeling of security because it's clear that Craig knows damn well what he's talking about and has the brass balls experience to back it up. He knows the industry standards, he gives very polite and very necessary advice and information in order to further his client down the path that he/she is wanting to go. I've recently won his contest and it has already opened up doors and contacts and relationship building that (although I knew it would come somehow) I only dreamed about. Craig Kellem is the liaison to proper success as a screenwriter.

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 04/04/2012 03:43 PM
Thanks, Phillip. I've already done that. Was just curious if I was missing something.

Cheers mate, Craig

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 04/04/2012 10:20 AM
Hey Craig,

Last year they posted titles with names in the semi round.

Course, you could write them. Info@.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Simon Welsh Author: Simon Welsh Posted: 04/04/2012 08:59 AM
So I found out within 5 days that I had not won. :-) But the feedback gave me a lot to work with and I'll win it next time!

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 04/03/2012 10:14 PM
I entered 2 scripts and made this year's quarter finals list, but I don't know for which or, (fingers crossed) both.

Anyone know how I find out?

Craig

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

Craig Bottrell Author: Craig Bottrell Posted: 04/03/2012 10:10 PM
I entered 2 scripts and made this year's quarter finals list, but I don't know for which or, (fingers crossed) both.

Anyone know how I find out?

Craig

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

Danielle Barros Author: Danielle Barros Posted: 04/01/2012 11:04 AM
I made it:) Though they spelled my name Daniel instead of Danielle. Congrats to all the QF!

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

Danielle Barros Author: Danielle Barros Posted: 04/01/2012 11:03 AM
I made it:) Though they spelled my name Daniel instead of Danielle. Congrats to all the QF!

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 03/31/2012 09:10 PM
Quarter-finalists are now posted. http://www.fadeinonline.com/Contests/16TH_SWA_Quarter.html

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James Edwards Author: James Edwards Posted: 03/29/2012 08:05 PM
Like a fool, I entered this formerly well-respected and fairly well-run contest last April -- despite the warnings on this page. I suspect that the money went to feed somebody's drug habit, because more and more, as the scriptsavvy tracks into the abyss, that's the symptomology that emerges.

First cocaine, then no money, then excuses and grab more money, then meth and the streets and you never hear from or about them again.

I've seen this pattern with other once-successful people -- businessmen, professionals, etc. IMO, D.W. and her crony have the same taint on them.

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Joe Goldman Author: Joe Goldman Posted: 03/29/2012 12:38 PM
Script Savvy are total scum! These people just take your cash, and then deliver nothing. Not even the results for the competition you have entered. The whole contest is nothing but a scam to fleece struggling screenwriters. How low can you get?

I paid their entry fee in good faith, and entered my script into their "monthly contest". Monthly? What a joke. Six months later I am still waiting to hear the results of that contest, but I have since found out that there are already some people that have now been waiting for over a year! Of course, the administrators of this sham of a contest refuse to reply to an e-mail inquiries about why they have failed to live up to their side of the deal. What's interesting though is that when I sent a bogus email from another address asking about their "competition fees" and pretending to be another writer who was thinking of entering, then they were quick enough to reply. I hope they all burn in hell and die of cancer, because every one of them is a sack of shit, especially Marisa Gomez.

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

Amy Bailey Author: Amy Bailey Posted: 03/29/2012 11:32 AM
Craig Kellem's is a razor sharp editor and tremendous "teaching" script coach - but, his input is like having a freight-train run through your brain. Oh no, there's no spoon-feeding from Craig. I just finished the final draft of my script "Fish Gutting for Newlyweds" a few weeks ago and entered in in 3 contests right away. Starting last week, I received word that I won 2 of the contest within 5 days.Even if you are a brilliant and talented screenwriter, you need to be at the top of your game. And as long as you are willing to do away with your pride (and gargle with ibuprofen after each of his phone sessions), Craig Kellem's your man.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Anoush Bettel Author: Anoush Bettel Posted: 03/28/2012 10:34 AM
Thanks Ellie and Lisa for the free consulting upgrade. Great contest!

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

Michael Land Author: Michael Land Posted: 03/21/2012 04:23 PM
PAGE has climbed the writing-awards ladder quickly for a reason. Very well-run with a great sense of direction for its participants. Not entirely sure as to whether winning/placing in it opens valuable career doors, but it is thrilling to contend.

It may not the place for really bold or dangerous stories, but each of the selections judges make seem carefully made. A pro-contest looking for pro-writers.

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

Michael Land Author: Michael Land Posted: 03/21/2012 04:16 PM
I submitted to this contest because I liked the idea of the category-awards and believed it to be drawn from an interesting talent pool. Talents with 'fresh-voices'. My screenplay, an action-western, made it to the quarters, which went with some small feeling of satisfaction.

Overall, the contest was well-run, and they met every deadline I was a part of. The feedback took its time, but when it came it was above average. It was mostly flattering, but it still had value. I've since entered a handful of contests and this was a nice one to get my feet wet in the beginning. Reasonable entry fee and professionally run.

Also, I never got the sense Fresh-Voices' winning screenplay would spark a bidding war, it was always about aiming for representation.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 03/20/2012 10:10 PM
I know how you feel. I wish all MB'ers good luck, unless I'm in the running. Then I still wish them luck... just not as much as wish myself.

Thanks and back at you. There's a lot of us here on the verge...

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Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 03/20/2012 09:38 PM
To Paul's last... redirecting back to A/Exposure.

What I find truly amazing is how many writers have no digital footprint. No profile here, no buzz creation on the web, anonymous footprints on places like IMDB. What's up with that? Don't they want to have a place where people can contact them??

So do I find it odd? No. Am I going to come to the conclusion that you provided? Also no. Writers are strange, eccentric folk and love their seclusion. I'm one of them, and that's why I like meeting them so much at fests.

My experience with A/Exposure has been fantastic. I have received excellent attention and I must say, compared to some of the contests that folks rail on about on the plus side, the comments and coverage I have received has been very useful and always positive... much more so than some. So within that, I am not looking to report anything other than that experience.

I don't know who these people are... but their experience, though unlike yours, cannot be invalidated on the basis of their invisibility, nor can a positive experience someone has be invalidated by a contrary experience of another. I like certain airlines and only certain airlines, and refuse to fly other airlines that some folks absolutely love.

BTW congrats on Fresh Voices. I do hope you get an agent that can work for you. I know these guys are good because of previous communications with them... this year I plum missed the deadline. The feed back I received from them a year before inspired a revision that caused a script to take a 1st place prize in Story Pros (another bunch of good folk with great feedback and coverage).

But back to the point of A/Exposure. I know people sometimes have problems with contests. I have had them in the past. Here, though, I have absolutely no complaints. Will it make me a $10M deal? I'll let you know. But if it's only $3M I won't bother (kidding).

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

Philip Sedgwick Author: Philip Sedgwick Posted: 03/20/2012 07:02 PM
Got an e-mail from Fade In: today in reply to one I sent them last week.

Quarterfinalists will post April 1st.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Andrew Copelande Author: Andrew Copelande Posted: 03/20/2012 04:50 PM
Great contest. Not a major, but prompt replies etc. I'll thy these guys again.

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Contest: Champion[Post New Comment re: Champion]

Valerie Nordstrom Author: Valerie Nordstrom Posted: 03/14/2012 07:22 PM
I read all the glowing reviews of this contest and decided it was the real deal. What a disappointment. Even though Jim Mercurio is a nice guy and means well, none of his deadlines were ever followed through. And we're talking months, not days. I have deleted the competition from my bookmarks and will never enter it again.

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

Valerie Nordstrom Author: Valerie Nordstrom Posted: 03/14/2012 07:03 PM
This contest is worth entering for the $20.00 feedback and judge's scorecard alone. The insights and suggestions made have been invaluable to my revisions, much better than I got for $125.00 at a coverage service.

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Stephen Readey Author: Stephen Readey Posted: 03/14/2012 09:52 AM
Just another quick update. Tracey Becker from Beachfront Films contacted me yesterday. I am sending her my script next week, and we will set up a meeting to discuss it roughly two weeks after that. Also, I am going to be sending out my query letter and posting my log line in an issue of the Hollywood Bugle as part of the Sell-A-Script prize package I won through this contest. I will let you know if I receive any requests through this.

Oh, and as for the $400 scholarship to Writer's Boot Camp, it sounds like a really interesting program to join, and could be a less expensive alternative to enrolling at somewhere like USC, but even with the scholarship I could not afford the $7000+ it costs to join, so I will not have any review of that prize.

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Contest: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)[Post New Comment re: WriteMovies Monthly (WMCm)]

Iqbal Sedri Author: Iqbal Sedri Posted: 03/13/2012 02:09 PM
Did not win, but the consulting was good value and Ellie is a hoot! :-)

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Stephen Readey Author: Stephen Readey Posted: 03/13/2012 01:43 PM
Ken, so far I have received two of the three prizes. I am still waiting to hear from Beachfront Productions, but I'm sure they are very busy, so I am willing to be patient. Jared Dunne has done a good job getting the other companies to contact me, so I'm pretty confident he will put me in touch with Beachfront Productions soon.

I will be sure to come back and leave a full review once I've received and used each of the prizes.

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gil turner Author: gil turner Posted: 03/12/2012 05:04 PM
do these comments sound like plugs do anyone else.

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