Screenwriter Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Alan Baxter

An interview with screenwriter Alan Baxter regarding the Latino Screenplay (LSC) 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 best Latino-themed short script.

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: This contest is dedicated strictly to Latino-themed stories and I felt my script would fit the niche perfectly.

Also, I entered the Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition and it won the grand prize. "The Crossing" will be shot in New Mexico in a few months.

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: They pushed the deadline back a few times and it made the wait longer. Overall, I was satisfied with the administration of the contest and I received all my awards.

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: It's really too early to tell.

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.

Another short script, "In the Hunt" achieved finalist status in the Shriekfest Film Festival and honorable mention in the Eerie Horror Film Festivalf.

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

A: I currently live in LA.

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

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

Posted Sunday, March 4, 2007