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I am curious as to how long the contest will continue. As it stands right now, each 10 pages will have to get over 300 entries just to break even. I wonder what the dropoff rate will be per each 10 pages, especially if the rest of the entries from here on out are as "fantastic" as the first 10 pages.
Here is my entry for round two.
Shakespeare it is not, but I think it's good. :)
Yeah, I've never been too fond of the ScriptShark's coverage that I have read on Triggerstreet's "Script of the Month." Ripoff? Nah, just not all that good.
A year to complete the process? That's just silly. How can they start another contest when the previous one has not completed?
Bought it in 2007 and I liked it until random bugs and errors would start popping up, especially at the end of the page. I liked everything about the program except the screenwriting portion.
Unfortunately, I have long since abandoned the program, and cannot suggest it, as it has not had an update since May of 2008.
I have since moved back to Final Draft, but am considering the new Movie Magic.
"Irin, I think Im pretty good about taking critism. I pretty much make the changes no matter how nasty they are recommended. Its just that now Im getting very conflicting advise and still in a very rude way."
Well, Janet, you first might want to learn how to spell CRITICISM. F'ing Lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.
Seriously, you might want to consider writing for Television. As an example, "Glee" is very popular right now. Musical heavy scripts are not going to sell in today's marketplace, especially with FAME totally tanking at the box office. Saleability is the primary thing you must consider when reviewing your own script. "Who is going to go see this movie, and why?"
I would not waste time on getting coverage on a musical-heavy screenplay from anyone unless it was from a musician. It is impossible to convey most of the script to those that are not musicians. It would be like trying to explain "Tommy" to a 12 year old today.
typos are okay, montage vs. series of shots, no problem.
Problems: Logic errors. Misplaced sentences/characters. Day when it should be night, etc.
It is amazingly easy to bump the wrong key, or screw up a cut and paste in most script programs and create an error that sometimes you don't catch.
It happened to me. I cut and pasted a sentence into the wrong spot. I still blame the program though. :)
Not con artists. It's primarily one dude, Seth El, who seems like a nice enough guy. Whether or not he'll get your script the attention it could get with other agents/managers is another story. Check his client list which once included the dude "Zach" from that "On the lot" contest.
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