This is a 1+6 Week Challenge. First 11 pages due in one week. The remainder due six weeks after that. Theme
: A man/woman's life is turned upside down after purchasing a smart phone that is supposed to go to someone else. Genre
First 9 – 11 pages (no more than 11) are due March 15th at 10:00 pm edt
Complete work due April 26th, at 10:00pm edt
Submit them here: http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro_short_exercise_13_03.html
See below for further clarification.
Most Americans know the story of the "Lost Colony"¯. It dates back to the time the Europeans began to settle on the land now known as Virginia. The village of Roanoke was one of the first English colonies to be established on the soil. But it didn't turn out quite as successful as the colonists had hoped"¦
The Governor of this hamlet was a man by the name of John White. The small population of Roanoke complained about their lack of food and tools. They also harbored suspicions that the Natives might launch a surprise attack on them. These complaints eventually spurred John White to travel back to England, in search of weapons and supplies. He returned three long years later.
Upon his homecoming, John White found a ghost town. The area "“ once a thriving village - was stripped of its people. Houses and other shelters were nowhere in site. What was left behind were small cannons, an opened chest, a tall fence built around the perimeter, and a single word inscription carved on a fence post: "Croatoan."¯
This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the challenge.
For those of you unfamiliar with the OWC, TWC, 7WC or any other WC's, the idea behind it is to see if the good people here can write a script based on someone else's criteria.
If you had a week to write a ten-page horror script that took place in a nursery, could you do it? What if you had seven weeks to write a rom-com set in the International Space Station? Could you do that?
Well, could ya? Could ya?
Anyway, the challenge starts tonight. Continue reading for the rest of the rules and the specifics for this particular challenge.
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Anyway, without further adieu "after all, why put off tomorrow what you can do today" the challenge will be a seven week challenge.
You have seven weeks to come up with a feature length script (between 90 and 120 pages). The first nine to eleven pages, however, are due next Friday, March 15th, at 10:00pm edt. Just finish the scene at this page length. Cutting it off in mid-sentence and leaving us hanging is soooo uncool.
Submit your first ten pages [url= http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro_short_exercise_13_03.html
]here[/url] before 10:00pm est next Friday, March 15th . Don't submit the first ten if you can't commit to the whole challenge.
The completed script is due on Friday, April 26th, at 10:00pm edt. Submit your completed script [url= http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro_short_exercise_13_03.html
]here[/url] before 10:00pm on April 26th.
The genre and theme to this competition will be announced in a moment. But before I do, I just want to go over a few rules and other fascinating facts:
Participation in this is voluntary. If someone's holding a gun to your head and making you participate, call the police;
Unlike previous challenges, this one will not be anonymous. Your names will be on your work from the get-go;
There is no betting on this challenge;
No piss-takes. At all. Violators of this rule will be summarily executed by duct tape, electricity and Cheetos. Not necessarily in that order;
I've lost ten pounds on the Atkins diet and I feel great;
The genre for this particular challenge pretty flexible: comedy and/or action and/or thriller. You decide;
The first ten pages (or so) will be posted at Don's earliest convenience;
If you don't like the genre/theme of the challenge, post it on your damn Facebook page. Don't whine about it here;
There will be no voting on the best script. This is not a competition and there are no winners (though, technically, we all win when we have fun);
The theme is: A man/woman's life is turned upside down after purchasing a smart phone that is supposed to go to someone else. You can make up your own apps for said phone, but they have to be realistic. No jet pack apps or death ray apps. Thank you very much;
Can you believe it? Ten pounds on Atkins. I'm also using raspberry ketone pills. They boost your energy and help you burn calories and stuff. I first heard about them on Doctor Oz. I like this guy;
If you have any questions, write them down on a piece of paper. Roll that paper in a tight ball and throw it out. You'll be glad you did;
If you don't know what the challenge, genre and theme are, it's because you went straight to the bottom without reading all that I wrote here. You suck!