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Writers: If you've finished first, second, or third in any screenwriting competition listed on MovieBytes, we'd like to interview you! First, make sure the contest results for the year you won are posted on MovieBytes, including your name, so we can verify your submission. Then submit our online interview form for that contest. We'll notify you via email when your interview has been posted.

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Don Adams

An interview with screenwriter Don Adams regarding the Red Inkworks Writing Competition.

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

A: "Kingbird and Franklin" is the untold story of the extraordinary relationship between Ben Franklin and his namesake grandson. Seemingly trapped in his grandfather's shadow, Kingbird emerges to found a revolutionary new party (the Democrats), prevent war with France, and defend freedom of the press.

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

A: Red Inkworks has an excellent reputation for its script analysis.

"Kingbird and Franklin" has placed as a finalist, semifinalist, and quarterfinalist in over a dozen competitions.

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: The Red Inkworks contest is administered in a very timely and professional manner.

Script notes are not only given to the winners, but to everyone who enters.

This makes the contest worthwhile for all.

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

A: Absolutely. The feedback was exceptionally insightful.

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

A: It has definitely helped in marketing my script.

Hopefully, it will lead to a sale -- but we all know how competitive this industry is.

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

A: I have a background in teaching (ESL) and public relations.

Over the years, I have studied film at the undergraduate and graduate levels -- mostly at Penn State.

There are bits and pieces of my scripts in many a desk drawer.

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

A: No, I don't. I would consider moving to LA if the right opportunity presented itself.

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

A: I have several scripts in various stages of development.

Posted Monday, October 30, 2006

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