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tomson
Posted: December 15th, 2007, 7:33pm Report to Moderator
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So the garand prize winner was announced today. It wasn't me, sniffle sniffle...

The GP winner is the script that they will produce. When I checked this afternoon I was totally okay with not winning, simply because I did not expect to. However, as I checked a little closer, I realized that they chose another super short! One that placed third...   I don't mind losing, but it did feel a little strange to lose to a script that I had beaten.

My mood changed after I read the winning writer's bio and saw her pic. I remember her from the show "On the Lot" and I liked her and wished that she would have lasted longer. I don't mind losing to her at all. I feel pretty good about it actually.

So, all in all, it was fun and I do like the feedback from this competition. I'm sure I will enter again, whenever I have something worth entering.
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Posted: December 15th, 2007, 8:46pm Report to Moderator
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Hey dear, dear my friend lovely Maria Pia, in spite of all my 52th scripts I've done I do prefere you as my only winner alone!

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So the garand prize winner was announced today. It wasn't me, sniffle sniffle...

The GP winner is the script that they will produce. When I checked this afternoon I was totally okay with not winning, simply because I did not expect to. However, as I checked a little closer, I realized that they chose another super short! One that placed third...   I don't mind losing, but it did feel a little strange to lose to a script that I had beaten.

My mood changed after I read the winning writer's bio and saw her pic. I remember her from the show "On the Lot" and I liked her and wished that she would have lasted longer. I don't mind losing to her at all. I feel pretty good about it actually.

So, all in all, it was fun and I do like the feedback from this competition. I'm sure I will enter again, whenever I have something worth entering.



Actually Pia, you didn't lose to her. Even though she is getting produced, you beat her with your scores.  

I agree that it was fun. I think we should all do it again.
Maybe my next script will be about a family who is snowed in.  

I like snow for Christmas, but twelve inches or more is just crazy...

Nice pic, Pia.
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dogglebe
Posted: December 16th, 2007, 9:52am Report to Moderator
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I guess the top three in the supershorts go after the top three in the shorts.  That's a little unusual.  Sorry you didn't win the grand prize, Pia.

More sorry I didn't win, but I'm sorry you didn't win.


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The GP winner is the script that they will produce. When I checked this afternoon I was totally okay with not winning, simply because I did not expect to. However, as I checked a little closer, I realized that they chose another super short! One that placed third...   I don't mind losing, but it did feel a little strange to lose to a script that I had beaten.


That's crap. The winning script is supposed to be the best script not the script writer with the best known face. I won't enter this contest. I'd like to hear the explanation for this. Pia, you deserve to win.


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Maybe it doesnt have to do with face, but producability.  Maybe that script is just easier to produce.


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dogglebe
Posted: December 16th, 2007, 10:59am Report to Moderator
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Pia's script was very easy to produce.  Read it.

Feasability to produce is one of the five scoring factors in this competition.


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Maybe it doesnt have to do with face, but producability.  Maybe that script is just easier to produce.


No, I think it has more to do with during the first round of scoring the judges were unaware of the writers' identities. During the final pick, the judges are aware of the writers' identities. It is obvious. I'd be pissed.


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dogglebe
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The judges might learn the writers' names, but I doubt they know anything else.  Are you implying that the competition isn't on the level?


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Dogglebe,
What I'm saying is that after the contest judges ruled that Pia's screenplay was the best in its class, they chose another in the same class that was judged initally to be less than Pia's. Now, either they have a final judge who makes the ultimate decision (who was not involved in the initial judging) that is over the initial judging or... well, you decide.

I don't think it is fair or "on the level" to stratify the scripts into first, second and third places then renig on that in the end. It doesn't make sense. What does make sense is that a contest would use a "known" name to give credibility to their contest. Again, make your own judgment.

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It does seem a little odd, but on the GC website it states that the top three scripts will be considered for the production grand prize.

Not to take anything away from Pia (she did win after all), but maybe her production feasibility score wasn't as high as the grand prize winner's.

I really don't think it's a good idea to rant on and on about a contest that has representatives visit here and who have been very good about answering our questions.


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Posted: December 17th, 2007, 10:06am Report to Moderator
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The final three supershorts and final three short scripts are, most likely, reread and judged by different judges.  That's why the final judging turned out the way it did.


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I really don't think it's a good idea to rant on and on about a contest that has representatives visit here and who have been very good about answering our questions.


Sorry. Done ranting. Was just answering Dogglebe's question. If I was wrong I apologize. Not sure why having visitors here should limit opinions, though. Anyways, the horse is dead. I'll leave it alone.


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Not sure why having visitors here should limit opinions, though.


It doesn't, you can say whatever you like.  I just wanted to point out their level of professionalism.



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Posted: December 17th, 2007, 2:35pm Report to Moderator
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That is completely bizarre.  How can a script that didn't win in it's category be the grand prize winner?  There doesn't seem to be any logic involved in that decision. I, for one, would love to hear an explanation.
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