SimplyScripts Discussion Board
Blog Home - Produced Movie Script Library - TV Scripts - Unproduced Scripts - Contact - Site Map
ScriptSearch
Welcome, Guest.
It is October 16th, 2019, 10:49am
Please login or register.
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login
If you wish to join this discussion board, please send me a message. Please do read the guidelines that govern behavior on the discussion board. It will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone. A word about SimplyScripts and Censorship


Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration
The October OWC Scripts have been posted


Short Script of the Day | Featured Script of the Month | Featured Short Scripts Available for Production | Submit Your Script

How do I get my film's link and banner here?
All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Forum Login
Username: Create a new Account
Password:     Forgot Password

SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    Screenwriting Discussion    Contests - Screenwriting and Filmmaking  ›  Gimme Credit Cycle VI deadline 10/8/07 Moderators: Don
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

 Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 » : All
Recommend Print
  Author    Gimme Credit Cycle VI deadline 10/8/07  (currently 6965 views)
Don
Posted: September 4th, 2007, 4:49pm Report to Moderator
Board Moderator
Administrator


So, what are you writing?

Location
Virginia
Posts
13338
Posts Per Day
1.95
Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition – Regular deadline Oct. 8, 2007 ($19 Super Short (<5 pages), $34 Short <30 pages)). Late deadline Nov. 14, 2007 ($24, $39). Withoutabox Extended Late deadline Dec. 3, 2007 ($29, $49).<br>


Winning short script PRODUCED! All writers will receive feedback. Prizes for the Short category awarded to 2nd and 3rd place as well as an Artistic Vision Award. The top three in the Super Short category are entered into competition for the Grand Prize, among other prizes. Gimme Credit was created with the single purpose of producing one talented writer's short script and giving exposure and development advice to as many writers as possible. Open to anyone anywhere who has ever wanted their work produced! Short category is for scripts up to 30 pages; Super Short category is for scripts up to five (5) pages. All live action genres welcome!



Visit http://www.gimmecreditcompetition.com for more information or to enter.


Visit SimplyScripts.com for what is new on the site.


-------------
You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky
Logged
Site Private Message
dogglebe
Posted: September 11th, 2007, 9:49pm Report to Moderator
Guest User



A couple of us were discussing this competition in the chat room.  We're were thinking of organizing a mini-comp with just the SS members.

If you want, enter Gimme Credit as you normally would.  The person with the highest scores from the judges gets prizes from the others who entered.  Nothing big.  Just some small trinket or souveiner from where the others came from.

Who's interested in this?


Phil
Logged
e-mail Reply: 1 - 95
Shelton
Posted: September 11th, 2007, 11:20pm Report to Moderator
Moderator



Location
Chicago
Posts
3611
Posts Per Day
0.70
Sounds like an interesting bet, but the dialogue aspect of the scoring may screw me in this case since my entry would be a silent film.


Shelton's Website

Shelton's IMDb Profile

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper." - Steve Martin
Logged Offline
Site Private Message AIM Reply: 2 - 95
tomson
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 4:48am Report to Moderator
Guest User



I'm in! Sounds kinda fun. Even if I don't win, I'll enjoy picking out a "trinket" from the Swamp to send someone.  

...now which 5 pager should I use? I've got close to 20 and will probably have three or four more before the deadline...  
Logged
e-mail Reply: 3 - 95
dogglebe
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 6:47am Report to Moderator
Guest User



It doesn't have to be a super-short entry.  The regular short category is also good.


Phil
Logged
e-mail Reply: 4 - 95
Death Monkey
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 6:52am Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Viet-goddamn-nam is what happened to me!

Location
The All Spin Zone
Posts
1026
Posts Per Day
0.21
I already entered this competition two weeks ago so I might as well get in on the action.

It was a heavily revised draft of Tall Tales. I'm not 100% happy with it but I wanted to finish before the early deadline 'cause I'm the world's biggest cheap-skate.


"The Flux capacitor. It's what makes time travel possible."

The Mute (short)
The Pool (short)
Tall Tales (short)
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 5 - 95
tomson
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 8:36am Report to Moderator
Guest User



My kids tell me my attention span is shorter than a gerbil's, so the supershorts suits me just fine.

I'm glad to see Mike and TJ entering too. Someone sent me this once, so ntering early may not just be cheaper, but better too.

13. Early scripts may get a better read.
Here's an amazing piece of information that could increase the odds in your favor, just by taking one simple action...

"Please send your submissions in early! Don't wait until the final deadline date! Your submission can be buried under a pile of hundreds or thousands at the bigger festivals and competitions. The readings could be hurried. Maybe the reader saw one sent in earlier and has decided that's his or her favorite."
Elizabeth English
Founder & Executive Director
Moondance International Film Festival

This is simple math. Early in the reading process, readers are more relaxed and receptive. As the deadlines approach, they have more pressure put on them. With each day, they cram in more scripts, suffer from being overworked, and feel more stress.

So you may actually be able to influence the emotional state your reader is in when they read your script.
Entering early can have its benefits.
Logged
e-mail Reply: 6 - 95
Death Monkey
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 9:55am Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Viet-goddamn-nam is what happened to me!

Location
The All Spin Zone
Posts
1026
Posts Per Day
0.21
uhm...yeah that's why I did it too. 'Cause I knew about that and I...implemented it in my gameplan...

I'm not cheap.


"The Flux capacitor. It's what makes time travel possible."

The Mute (short)
The Pool (short)
Tall Tales (short)
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 7 - 95
sniper
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 10:19am Report to Moderator
Old Timer


My UZI Weighs A Ton

Location
Northern Hemisphere
Posts
2390
Posts Per Day
0.79

Quoted from Death Monkey
It was a heavily revised draft of Tall Tales.


When are we gonna see this, TJ?



Down in the hole / Jesus tries to crack a smile / Beneath another shovel load
Logged
Private Message Reply: 8 - 95
Death Monkey
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 12:31pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Viet-goddamn-nam is what happened to me!

Location
The All Spin Zone
Posts
1026
Posts Per Day
0.21

Quoted from sniper


When are we gonna see this, TJ?



Depends on how it does!



"The Flux capacitor. It's what makes time travel possible."

The Mute (short)
The Pool (short)
Tall Tales (short)
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 9 - 95
Blakkwolfe
Posted: September 12th, 2007, 1:35pm Report to Moderator
Regular



Location
Florida, USA
Posts
746
Posts Per Day
0.17
I'll take some of this action, too. Count me in!


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently - Dove Chocolate Wrapper
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 10 - 95
Gimme Credit
Posted: September 25th, 2007, 12:51am Report to Moderator
New-ish


Location
Hollywood, CA
Posts
8
Posts Per Day
0.00
Well, we're flattered!  

As an added incentive, Gimme Credit will send a little something to the Simply Scripts writer with the highest score as well.  The writers here have pretty consistently placed well in our competition so encouraging you only gets us more great scripts to choose from!  I don't know what it will be yet but we'll figure something out and let you know.  We are in the midst of securing two new sponsors so perhaps it will be something from them.

Two items I wanted to address:  

1.  I can't speak for other competitions, but to us it makes no difference when a script is submitted.  All are read from cover to cover and evaluated by the same two judges.

2. SILENT scripts (and we get a few every cycle) would never receive a zero in the Dialogue judging category simply because they are silent.  As with any script, we judge it to see if the points are effectively communicated.  It's kind of like putting your money where your mouth isn't.

Thanks for your interest and good luck!


Erica Engelhardt
Director, Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition
Logged
Site Private Message Reply: 11 - 95
Shelton
Posted: September 25th, 2007, 1:16am Report to Moderator
Moderator



Location
Chicago
Posts
3611
Posts Per Day
0.70
Erica,

Thanks for the clarification regarding silent scripts.  You've definitely given me the reassurance I was looking for.

Mike


Shelton's Website

Shelton's IMDb Profile

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper." - Steve Martin
Logged Offline
Site Private Message AIM Reply: 12 - 95
CindyLKeller
Posted: September 25th, 2007, 8:44am Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Posts
1577
Posts Per Day
0.28
Hummm...

I just saw this thread. I wrote a super short script recently that is not posted here.
I think I'll get in on this too. Sounds like fun.

Cindy



Award winning screenwriter
Available screenplays
TINA DARLING - 114 page Comedy
ONLY OSCAR KNOWS - 99 page Horror
A SONG IN MY HEART - 94 page Drama
HALLOWEEN GAMES - 105 page Drama
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 13 - 95
dogglebe
Posted: October 6th, 2007, 8:34pm Report to Moderator
Guest User



I've just submitted my script, 'The Documentary Killers' to this competition.  Who else entered?


Phil
Logged
e-mail Reply: 14 - 95
 Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 » : All
Recommend Print

Locked Board Board Index    Contests - Screenwriting and Filmmaking  [ previous | next ] Switch to:
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on


Powered by E-Blah Platinum 9.71B © 2001-2006