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Hello folks,I went to a small film school years ago and I entered the Chesterfield contest, Disney Fellowship, Cyclone and Bad Kitty and a few others a few years back and got no real benefit from any of them. Cyclone and Bad Kitty and a few others which were so infuriating I have blocked them out of my mind don't seem to be actually doing anything. I have had some family ties and horrible jobs in the past few years and have really been lead away from the writing life. Well, after a short lay-off I have gotten the creative juices flowing again and I have entered the ABC/Disney Fellowship contest and Slamdance. Are there any others coming up this summer which would be beneficial? Anybody know if BlueSky, potential $1000 prize and a reading by actors in Vegas is worth it? I don't have tons of cash to blow and I am somewhat restricted, I think, by ABC/Disney (if they like my script they get first look and I would be contractually obligated to write for them). Do any jobs happen after their program or do you just enjoy a year as a paid writer and then sit at home crying with a plastic bottle of vodka?
I think I may have been misunderstood. I don't believe I will become famous or a millionaire by writing a script. I am more worried about finding contests which I should enter and the most advantage I will gain from them (most big shots reading, best critics, best chances of representation) because I don't have tons of cash to throw around on every Tom-Dick-and-Harry contest that accepts screenplays as long as it comes with a check. I am looking for legit contests which are worth the while. BTW the ABC Disney Contest states that the script I mailed them must be given "first look" by them, others won't let you enter a script which has already been entered into other contests, still others won't let you enter a script which has placed in other competitions. So yes, I have good reason to worry. All I am asking for are some humble opinions as to which contests are worth entering at the cost of possibly losing another opportunity.
Nope and I am getting that sinking feeling again.
Well they announced it on time (sort of) but it is perhaps one of the most unstructured (leaves you with concern about why you entered) programs I think I have ever taken part in. Today was the topper, an equally unprofessional unstructured email. Anybody else get it?
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