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DPCraig
Posted: January 27th, 2009, 2:37pm Report to Moderator
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PLEASE, REMAIN CALM is the name of the concept that has won a voter poll for what our webseries will be. We now move into phase two of the process in which I will select 20 writers from wherever in the world to join up with 7 of us writers from Conflict Scripts UK/US and flesh the entire webseries out.

The details of the contest must come before I can reveal any details of the concept/plot. So...here it goes: I want any writer out there that's interested to submit to  cscriptsusa@hotmail.com  a short (one page maximum length) dialogue between two characters while they discuss which one of them should live and which one of them should die.  The scenario is not what we are really judging.  Dialogue will be very important to the webseries, as it will be psychologically disturbing and not reliant upon gore as much as possible.  That's what we're judging.  SO LET THE CONTEST BEGIN. THE CONTEST WILL END ON FEBRUARY 23, 2009.

After the contest ends, I will take the rest of that last week in February to finalise the 20 writers who have won a spot in the scripting process. When the winners are announced, I will contact them and disperse the pre-determined scene topics and ask them to create 5 to 10 pages per the specific scene given to them. From March into April and/or longer if needed, we will write & edit them all together into the one huge plot. Each of these scenes will become an episode, but they must flow well into one another for when we release online as well as the end result being one long film on dvd. I would like to start filming in May...August at the latest.

At the moment, all that I can promise/offer is exposure and online dvd sales after the webseries has run online. If all goes well, money will come in the form of ad generated revenue. Worst-case-scenario is that we get royalties from online dvd sales on the back end (most often paid quarterly). I do promise we'll get exposure and that the webseries will be seen in mass. I know I can achieve this.

The contest has begun!  A myspace page is also setup at -http://www.myspace.com/csforus  - that you can look at.

If for some reason you can't submit via email, I will take submissions via this thread.  I just wouldn't post something that you don't want snatched from a public forum to give others ideas to use as a script, of course.  I like to think that everyone is honest enough and has a conscience like mine...just not always so.

My name is Duane P. Craig.  You can find my credentials on any search engine.  The CS crew and I can't wait to find some great writers out there...and from anywhere in the world.

Much appreciation.


I figure that I'm nothing in this industry until any audience decides otherwise.

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Dude,

This is already happening here, to an extent.


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Dude,

This is already happening here, to an extent.


What are you talking about?  Nobody's doing a webseries here.



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I think Jayrex is talking about the "Shiva" game, and the earlier S.S. Craven, where the story evolves piecewise as each author takes a turn.


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Fixed the url for the myspace page.   Though I'm not really sure what he is asking for here.
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Looks like the gist of it is that he's looking for writers for a webseries that will eventually be filmed and placed online.  I thought about the shiva game correlation, but that isn't being filmed.

Oh well, I guess anyone who's interested can do a one page dialogue scene and send it off for judging.


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Someone asked for something similar at MP not long ago. Lots of people submitted scripts, but as far as I know nothing ever happened after that.


I think you might be thinking about the Hotel Guginol series.  That one that seems to have just dropped off the face of the earth after telling everyone who submitted their script was going to be used.  And then suspiciously used all those email addys as a mailing list so the director could win a short film contest on the web.
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Duane Craig -

Could you offer a little more information with regard to the "one page dialogue" we are to submit for the selection process?  

My understanding at this point, is that you want us to dialogue out something horrific, rather than use a horror scene...something more devious and thought provoking.

I think it would help everyone with their submissions if they had a little more information.

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When people and places come to life...that to me is exciting.


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I've got all kinds of questions brewing in my head on this.

If someone wants to work on this with me.

Send me a message.

One page is very deceptive. The easiness is what makes it hard.


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PLEASE, REMAIN CALM is the name of the concept that has won a voter poll for what our webseries will be. We now move into phase two of the process in which I will select 20 writers from wherever in the world to join up with 7 of us writers from Conflict Scripts UK/US and flesh the entire webseries out.

The details of the contest must come before I can reveal any details of the concept/plot. So...here it goes: I want any writer out there that's interested to submit to  cscriptsusa@hotmail.com  a short (one page maximum length) dialogue between two characters while they discuss which one of them should live and which one of them should die.  The scenario is not what we are really judging.  Dialogue will be very important to the webseries, as it will be psychologically disturbing and not reliant upon gore as much as possible.  That's what we're judging.  SO LET THE CONTEST BEGIN. THE CONTEST WILL END ON FEBRUARY 23, 2009.

After the contest ends, I will take the rest of that last week in February to finalise the 20 writers who have won a spot in the scripting process. When the winners are announced, I will contact them and disperse the pre-determined scene topics and ask them to create 5 to 10 pages per the specific scene given to them. From March into April and/or longer if needed, we will write & edit them all together into the one huge plot. Each of these scenes will become an episode, but they must flow well into one another for when we release online as well as the end result being one long film on dvd. I would like to start filming in May...August at the latest.

At the moment, all that I can promise/offer is exposure and online dvd sales after the webseries has run online. If all goes well, money will come in the form of ad generated revenue. Worst-case-scenario is that we get royalties from online dvd sales on the back end (most often paid quarterly). I do promise we'll get exposure and that the webseries will be seen in mass. I know I can achieve this.

The contest has begun!  A myspace page is also setup at -http://www.myspace.com/csforus  - that you can look at.

If for some reason you can't submit via email, I will take submissions via this thread.  I just wouldn't post something that you don't want snatched from a public forum to give others ideas to use as a script, of course.  I like to think that everyone is honest enough and has a conscience like mine...just not always so.

My name is Duane P. Craig.  You can find my credentials on any search engine.  The CS crew and I can't wait to find some great writers out there...and from anywhere in the world.

Much appreciation.


Well Duane, I haven't checked out your credentials because I don't really care. The challenge is probably the same one we're dealing with in Shiva.
What other challenge is there? Right?

Ok-- like I don't have enough to deal with...

And you gotta show up.  

What is there to lose right?

Sandra

Shelton edit:  Sandra, there's a "modify" button in the top right hand corner of each post.  If you forget to add something, please use that instead of double posting.  Keeps things tidy.



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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.

One page is very deceptive. The easiness is what makes it hard.


This one is pretty much all about the dialogue, and two people arguing over who should live and who should die.

Minimal set up is required.  Just talking heads.  INTERESTING talking heads.


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Quoted from Shelton


This one is pretty much all about the dialogue, and two people arguing over who should live and who should die.

Minimal set up is required.  Just talking heads.  INTERESTING talking heads.


Oh-oh. You've used the "I" word!





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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


Oh-oh. You've used the "I" word!


Yes.  If you're relying on dialogue, it has to be good dialogue.


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Ok. I entered.  If anyone wants to read what I entered or have me read what they are going to enter then give me a shout.
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Send it to me.


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Michael, if you get a second throw it over. I have had an idea for this and am gonna try and see if it works.

Has anyone here who has done something written any action at all?

My thinking is that if scenario is not important then no point mentioning it at all. I was think with just going with an implied threat but not actually spelling out what is was.

Does that sound right?
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