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Andrew
Posted: January 29th, 2011, 11:26pm Report to Moderator
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While I agree with Phil that a OWC is not needed for someone to write, I also agree a challenge of some sort would be welcome.

Why not a "Pia and Jeff's Unofficial Challenge in a Week"?? Just to avoid trademark issues and inevitable court disputes! Or it could just be a consensus challenge where we go ahead with an agreed theme. Surely this would circumvent the issues with not liking the subject matter.


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mcornetto
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Quoted from Andrew

Why not a "Pia and Jeff's Unofficial Challenge in a Week"??


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Grandma Bear
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How about a 5 year anniversary challenge of the no dialogue script?


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How about a script with no written words?


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Scar Tissue Films
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I could do with some scripts.  I could hand out some ideas to individuals as a challenge...or we could work something else out together.
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Quoted from Andrew
Why not a "Pia and Jeff's Unofficial Challenge in a Week"?? Just to avoid trademark issues and inevitable court disputes!


I like this. You two figure the stats. Page limit. And the story content. Then we can all post our scripts with FOWC attached to the title. I don't think Don would get mad. It would be less work for him.

There would be less entries. It would mostly be solid board members.

James



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Dreamscale
Posted: January 30th, 2011, 12:32pm Report to Moderator
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I'm good with that or I'm good with having Rick take the helm.


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I agree that the show selected was not nearly accesible enough for many people, but I see no reason why we should have another OWC so soon after this one -- even though this one wasn't "technically" an OWC -- but I digress. For what it's worth, I liked the idea behind it.

When there is an OWC that doesn't interest me, I simply don't participate in it and wait for the next one like anybody else. It's as simple as that.

We can all make our own challenge if we wiished to:

"Hi! I'm an independent producer seeking a high quality feature HORROR screenplay with an emphasiz on Drama.

I have only ten actors to work with; I also have aging make-up at my disposal --

JANE SMITH (20s-- can play as young as sixteen or as old as 25)

JOHN SMITH (20s--can play as young as sixteen or as old as 25)

JOANNE DOE (40s--can play as old as mid-fifties or as young as mid-thirties)

JOE DOE (40s--can play as old as mid-fifties or as young as mid-thirties)

JAKE JOHNSON (child--can play as young as six or as old as 8 )

JAINA JOHNSON (child--can play as young as six or as old as 8 )

JERRY SMITHSON (scruffy looks, limited acting ability, can play late teens)

JADE SMITHSON [FEMALE!] (slightly overweight, limited acting ability, can play late teens)

We cannot afford any digital effects, expensive shots or elaborate sets (LOCATION ONLY! Urban areas preferred, small-town or rural settings possible for a couple of scenes), though we can afford fake blood and prosthetic make-up.

Remember, make it heavy on the Drama. We are looking for a Horror screenplay that would work even without the Horror angle.

You have until the end of February at midnight to finish it. Now get to writing, dammit."

See? Simple.

I'm down with a non-OWC challenge by Pia or anyone if she's interested in making one.

  
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Grandma Bear
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I personally think writing a 10 pager with no dialogue in any genre is very helpful. Especially since so many people love to write dialogue heavy scripts. I'm reading one right now, but I'll give it a break since it's a TV show.

My thinking was also to breathe some life into these boards because the OWC always creates chatter and discussions. It's been very dead here for quite some time, but hey, maybe nice and quiet is what people like.

and no, I don't need a OWC in order to write. I write every day and will continue to do so even if this website went away.


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khamanna
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No dialog - hey! I'd like that. Very challenging but that's the beauty of it.

Does it have to be 10 pages though? Maybe no less than 6-7?
In other words what is no less and no more for this?
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Scar Tissue Films
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We could always do both...have the option of writing a no dialogue script and also have the option of doing one for me.

Doing a non dialogue script is a very useful way of learning to write visually...at the same time I'm looking for both horror scripts and some drama ones, so that could be fun for those so inclined...obviously it comes with a relatively high chance of being produced because it will be geared towards what I need.
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Grandma Bear
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Rick, if you're looking for scripts, just fire away!!

I'm sure lots of people would love to write something for you. You saw how many people wrote for The Dark!  


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I think alot of people are busy writing scripts or making films. In my case, I'm working a feature and short. The short will be submitted soon.

We still have soulshadows 3d which I'm not sure if its still on or not.

Sidenote: Hey ScarTissueFilms, people are willing to write those type of scripts.  I would offer up The Art Of Persuasion but I submitted this to a festival already. Just my luck.
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mcornetto
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Rick,

A challenge where a director or producer asks for a film within certain parameters is what I always thought the OWC should be about.  Go for it.  It's the ultimate challenge.
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Grandma Bear
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Let's set a date when you tell us what you want/need and a date to be finished by.  


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