Screenwriter Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Alan Baxter

An interview with screenwriter Alan Baxter regarding the Gimme Credit Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: The title of my script is "The Crossing" and it won the grand prize in the short category. My script will be produced this year.

A dedicated US Border Patrol Agent finds himself conflicted when he encounters someone from his past trying to illegally enter the US.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: The winning script will be produced with a professional crew and SAG actors.

I entered other contests and I am still waiting to hear back from them.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: I am satisfied with the administration of this contest. Erica has been in contact with me via email. I have received my gold upgrade on Withoutabox and my tee-shirt should be on the way. I am still waiting to find out when production starts on my script.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I am sure being a produced writer will help generate more interest in my scripts.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: My short script, "Alone in a Crowd" won first place in The Houston International Film Festival, second place in The Writers Place Screenplay Contest, and third place in The Indie Gathering. I co-wrote another short script, "In the Hunt" which is currently a finalist in Shriekfest 2006.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I live in LA.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I am writing a feature about HIV/AIDS.

Posted Friday, September 1, 2006