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Topic: Way to go, Laqueta!

Author: Jean Hunter Posted: 05/25/07 11:11 PM

Congrats to Laqueta Lewis for making the quarters in the Writers on the Storm comp with THREE scripts!

Wishing you much success with the next cut! :)

Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 05/25/07 11:57 PM

That's encouraging! Thanks, Jean :)

Best of luck on your writing as well. Laqueta

Author: Bill G Chaulau Posted: 05/26/07 09:42 AM

Hi Laqueta,

Re: historical scripts

Are historical drama (scripts) usually R-rated or PG etc.?

I have a historical drama that takes place in Canada, its heavy on the violence and NC17 scenes, will this flare well in the contests?

I'm affraid to submit cause they might not like due to its graphic violence.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you.

Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 05/26/07 12:24 PM

Yeah, go ahead and submit it. I'm sure most contests have seen it all (types of material). Read the contest's Rules & Guidelines. Even if you don't place, the feedback (if they give feedback) will give you some idea of where your script stands in terms of its strengths and weaknesses. Red Inkworks is twice a year, if I'm not mistaken. Find out when their next submissions take place and send your script to them. I think Barb Doyan's contest is open, or opening soon, so you might want to send your script there.

Many contests also provide coverage aside from the competition aspect, if you've already missed the contests' deadlines.

In any case, if you have doubts about your script, it may help to work on something else for a while, then come back to it later. You'll see it with a fresh pair of eyes. That's probably my best advice. If the script is finished, send it for feedback and work on something else in the meantime. Anyway, good luck!


Author: Jean Hunter Posted: 06/17/07 11:47 AM

Another round of applause to Laqueta for making the semis with TWO scripts in the Writers on the Storm comp!

That's great - best wishes for seeing your name again in the finals! :)

Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 06/17/07 12:19 PM

Thanks, sweetie. Best of luck with your scripts, too :)

Author: Terri Dickey Posted: 06/17/07 05:09 PM


Bill, I hope you're not just submitting to contests.

If it's "somewhat" polished, there's a lot of top Prodcos right now looking for Historical Dramas. And, unlike Disney--they don't need to be G, PG or PG-13.

Remember LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992)? That was as sexy as they come. Many women were going to the theater to see that film every day for weeks.

I have one as well that's VERY VIOLENT. But I wanted to tell the truth of what happened. I would assume, on film--they would not SHOW what happens during the torturous death of a baby. If I were the Director/Editor, I would show the scene with Sounds and the mother's horrific reaction. So, as you can quite see, my story--as is--would NOT be a G or PG rating.

Author: Heather Hughes Posted: 06/18/07 01:41 AM

Yahooo, Laqueta!!!!



Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 06/18/07 06:38 PM

Thanks, Heather :)

Author: John Pusztay Posted: 06/19/07 01:11 AM


Can you give us a logline and title for the two that made it? Or at least the link to the contest?

Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 06/19/07 04:47 PM

Thanks, John. Here is the link to the contest:

The two scipts that made semi's are RASPUTIN, A Siberian peasant unwittingly facilitates the downfall of Russia's imperial Romanov Dynasty; and SULTANA, An Islamic queen struggles to retain her power and sanity as she finds herself ruling Egypt in the midst of a Crusader invasion.

The one that got cut was EL ABOGADO, A disheartened lawyer joins a resistance movement in 1911 Mexico.

Author: John Pusztay Posted: 06/19/07 07:21 PM

Wow. Way to go cracking tough subject matter.

Author: Randy Roberts Posted: 06/20/07 10:53 PM


I do not know you very well, but I am very glad you are striking out and making waves. I wish for you great success!!


Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 06/20/07 11:34 PM

Thanks, Randy Roberts :)

Wishing you all the best, as well!

Author: Jean Hunter Posted: 07/01/07 12:07 PM

Laqueta's on a roll with her script "Rasputin" - it also made the top 10% (quarters) with Blue Cat's comp.

As always, congrats and good luck in the semis!

Jean :)

Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 07/01/07 12:13 PM

Thanks, Jean:)

I barely squeezed in there!

Author: Jean Hunter Posted: 07/11/07 09:59 PM

HUGE congrats to Laqueta for making the top 10 finals (out of 947 scripts) in the Writers on the Storm comp.

Wow - great accomplishment! I'm proud of you, girl!! :)

Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 07/11/07 11:23 PM

Thanks, Jean :)

You are a class act, full of enthusiasm, and your support is very encouraging. You deserve the best this industry has to offer!


Author: Peter Fraser Posted: 07/12/07 02:13 PM

Congrats, Laqueta

Top 10. There's a winner. :)

Good luck.


Author: Heather Hughes Posted: 07/12/07 06:20 PM

Yes! Congratulations.


Author: Laqueta Lewis Posted: 07/12/07 06:32 PM

Thanks Heather and Peter!

Laqueta :)