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Topic: The Movie Deal is no longer a Dream Leecher! :)

Author: Gene Langlais III Posted: 07/30/08 02:31 AM

It's official: these guys are as good as their word -- in response to our concerns, the dreaded 7% clause has indeed been stripped from the fine print. :)

I also want to point out that these guys have been nothing but polite and of good cheer when contacting me about resolving this issue. I had gotten so used to certain contest admins getting apoplectic about people "slandering" their contests when someone mentions a legitimate gripe, that it was truly refreshing to see these folks actually see our opinions as valid and take the initiative to solve the issue with professionalism and courtesy. Rock on, dudes.

So I encourage everyone to take another look at Movie Deal -- Craig and company seem like they're on the side of the good-guys. :)

Author: Poetist Soul Posted: 07/30/08 04:03 AM

I like that they have more than one screenplay category. However, I always have a question, when it comes to romantic comedies. Do they fall into the comedy category? My guesss is yes, but I always wonder about it.

Any thoughts?

Author: Geoffrey Breuder Posted: 07/30/08 06:06 AM

That's good to hear Gene! I could no longer find that clause on their website under the contest rules.

However, if you have Craig's ear, you may want to ask him about updating the rules on Withoutabox so they are in harmony with one another.

Author: Jean Hunter Posted: 07/30/08 06:48 AM

Good work, Champion Gene!

Poetist, I would enter a romcom in the comedy category for sure. You're right though, a comp doesn't come to my mind that offers a romcom category. I think they lump all the comedies into one category. Same as dramas, but I've seen a few that do offer "crime drama" as an offshoot from drama and thrillers/mysteries mixed in with horror.

I must say it takes a unique writer to hit the marks and make a comedy work. I have never taken a crack at writing a comedy, but it seems a difficult genre. So much at stake with keeping the laughs going and the story intact. So bravo comedy writers.

Thanks again, Gene, for your diligent detective work.

Author: Bobbette Findley Posted: 07/30/08 12:05 PM

Gene,

you're a gem and a credit to the screenwriting community!!!