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Warren
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I don't think you need to worry about getting too many takers, there, Warren.  



No issue there, just as happy not to.

Although I'm not sure what's worse, coming to me after the fact and having to deal with my notes, or having yours thrust onto people.

It's a tough one



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One thing that comes to mind as I read is how important your title is. Thereís some pretty bad titles thrown in here, and some good ones. Itís the first thing that catches your eye ó usually, I guess. So think about it more before you just throw something random out there.


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One thing that comes to mind as I read is how important your title is. Thereís some pretty bad titles thrown in here, and some good ones. Itís the first thing that catches your eye ó usually, I guess. So think about it more before you just throw something random out there.


Would a script's title change the final score? So a great script with a bad title vs a bad script with an excellent one, are they gaining and losing points?

Iím interested to know how it effects the script in terms of the OWC or do you mean in general?

To be honest itís not something Iíve ever thought about. I great title will catch my eye but has no bearing on the way I view the script. A bad title will just be a title I read and then move on from with no adverse feeling. Unless itís so bad its offensive or something along those lines of course.


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Quoted from Warren


Would a script's title change the final score? So a great script with a bad title vs a bad script with an excellent one, are they gaining and losing points?

Iím interested to know how it effects the script in terms of the OWC or do you mean in general?

To be honest itís not something Iíve ever thought about. I great title will catch my eye but has no bearing on the way I view the script. A bad title will just be a title I read and then move on from with no adverse feeling. Unless itís so bad its offensive or something along those lines of course.


I never really pay much attention to the titles. Though, good ones do catch my eye once in a while. If it's a feature... definitely important. For an OWC, I don't put any stock into it. Same with the logline. In fact, with the logline, I actively try to avoid it in the OWC, since it can color my view of the script... or ruin a twist that might be at the heart of the script's success.


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No, Warren, I mean with the OWC in particular. And in general too. But especially for these challenges. I donít think the title will effect how you view the script.  A good script is a good script regardless of the title. A title wonít change my opinion. Iím just saying that a lot of these OWC scripts languish, with few reads and few views. That might have something to do with the title. And some peeps are just lazy.

I gotta admit Iíve always been obsessed with how many views my script gets. Iím strange like that.


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No, Warren, I mean with the OWC in particular. And in general too. But especially for these challenges. I donít think the title will effect how you view the script.  A good script is a good script regardless of the title. A title wonít change my opinion. Iím just saying that a lot of these OWC scripts languish, with few reads and few views. That might have something to do with the title. And some peeps are just lazy.

I gotta admit Iíve always been obsessed with how many views my script gets. Iím strange like that.


Probably the reason I take very little notice in an OWC is because I know Iím going to read all of them, but for the people that donít it may very well be the case that a good title is attracting their attention.

I would be interested to know what your favourite titles of the OWC are when all is said and done.


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I always intend to read all the scripts, even though I don't enter and have to try to read all the comments, which can be very hard, especially when there are this many. I usually pick either the scripts with the fewest reads or in this case, I just started from the bottom of the list and attempting to work my way up. I'm sorry to the writers that wrote more than 10 page scripts, but with these many entries, I just can't read those. I'll try to read Sean's at some point though, because, well, he's Sean, lol!

I guess what I'm saying is that I do not care about the titles or loglines at all since my approach to the reading is more of a work type thing rather than cherry picking something that might appeal to me.  


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Btw, if I don't get to read all of them and you want me to read yours. There's always PM.  


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I guess what I'm saying is that I do not care about the titles or loglines at all since my approach to the reading is more of a work type thing rather than cherry picking something that might appeal to me.  


Agree 100%



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I would be interested to know what your favourite titles of the OWC are when all is said and done.


Mine.


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No seriously. Iím very much with Pia on how I read OWC scripts. I will also usually start from the bottom and work my way up, or read the ones with the fewest comments first. Title doesnít effect the way I read the scripts, but yes, for some it may.


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Title does matter to me.

Last OWC I read in the order they came.

This time around I've picked at random, titles I like, and loglines that appeal, obviously.

I kept seeing:
Omg! Leo's Got  Leukemia!

Skirting over it cause I'm really not fond of that title.
Turns out I really enjoyed it.

I usually point out where I think a title doesn't do justice to the story. Of course that's subjective.


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Mine.


I'm expecting big things :p


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I'm expecting big things :p


So was I.


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The thing I found most in these scripts is that there is a lot of rom, very little (to no) com, and in some cases, neither.  It is a difficult genre to write in, but that's why I loved the challenge -- it really took me out of my comfort zone and made me try to write to the challenge. The same thing I would do if I were getting a spec hire to write something I'm not comfortable with.

There are a lot of solid scripts -- just not many that actually meet all the parameters of the challenge.  I think if we were judging these on their own merits outside of the challenge, we'd probably think a little differently about them.  But with my judging hat on, I'm going to be looking at how they tailored the script to the specificities provided them.  

I also like titles, but that doesn't play a role in my judging.  I'm also the world's worst at titles, so I can't hold it against anyone else.

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