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Hi,

I first placed this as a reply. I think I am correct in placing it here.


First of all, thank you all for the responses. While I preempted some of the comments, it was good to read that I wasn't alone.

To those of you who took the time to welcome me to the site, a special "OTP" thanks to you...you’ll get the meaning as I continue to communicate.

Request, since I am new to the scriptwriting procession from thought-to-deed, I am curious to know if you think it’s a good idea to enter work into competitions. In fact, one that caught my interest: Bosi. I have enclosed one of their emails. Oh, I am not questioning the legitimacy of the company – just want to get some feedback on submitting work for exposure using the “market style pitch” as opposed to the company-by-company private pitch approach...which may never come.


De

PS - Hey, perhaps you may want to use this competition yourselves. Looking forward to your replies.




Hi De,

Here we are at Week #3 before registration for The BOSI Video Pitch Contest opens up on June 1st!

And here is your 3rd Training Video in our FR*EE pitch training series - designed to help you win the contest!

In this video, we talk to Literary Manager and Producer Andy Cohen (Producer of "Untraceable" - starring Diane Lane)!

And in this powerful video training, Andy reveals "The Secret Pitch Formula That Almost FORCES Hollywood Decision-Makers To Hang On Your Every Word!"

In order to communicate with Hollywood Professionals, you've got to speak "Hollywood-ese".

When you pitch to Hollywood Decision-Makers in the language they're used to being spoken to - you've got their attention!

Do YOU know how to communicate this way?

If you don't, watch the new video training to find out!

And if you've already registered for The BOSI Video Pitch Contest pre-notification list, then you should be thinking about which of your completed screenplays you will pitch during your video presentation.

In fact, you should already be practicing and recording your 5 minute pitch!

And if you HAVEN'T registered for the pre-notification list... why not?

Not only will you continue to get these amazing, FR*EE video pitch trainings, you will also get the opportunity to register for The BOSI Video Pitch Contest a full 24 hours before everyone else!

And trust me, you want EVERY advantage to win this contest!

Why?

Because the grand prize winner will be flown out to Los Angeles, put up at a nice hotel, and will come along with me to various pitch meetings with real Hollywood decision makers!

Yes, you will get the rare opportunity to pitch your material to top Hollywood agents, managers, and producers!

You want access to Hollywood?

You got it!

The best part?

The contest is 100% FR*EE!

It's The BOSI's way of giving back to the screenwriting community.
And it all starts by joining the contest pre-notification list.

So watch the FR*EE pitch training video, then join the list!


See you in Los Angeles!

May Your Life Be Extraordinary,

Marvin V. Acuna

P.S. - Pitch Training Video #4 will be released next Monday.

Watch out for it, because we'll be explaining how to upload your video to YouTube, as well as all the formal rules of the contest!

But for now, watch Andy Cohen here:


P.P.S. - If you've missed any of the previous Pitch Training Videos, the links are below this week's training.


P.P.P.S. - If you have any friends who are screenwriters or film-makers, and you think they would benefit from these trainings or this contest, please direct them here:


Thank you!

420 N. Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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Don't know anything about this competition but it's clear he's trying to build up his list so he can have a market to sell his product to. I guarantee you he is not going to go to the trouble of flying someone to LA to help their career out of the goodness of his heart. His landing page is full of typical copywriting designed to influence you to get hooked on his product/service.

If you want to enter comps, go for it. Just do some research online about which ones are the best to enter, it will be easy to find testimonials and reviews. Or you could post your script(s) up on the board here and get some feedback for free and see if your work is at the level where it is ready for a competition.

Cheers,
Tim.
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Posted: May 19th, 2010, 10:36am Report to Moderator
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I'm a big fan of competitions, just ask around.  I think entering a pitch competition, however, is putting the cart before the horse.  Make sure you have a good script first.  Have all the bugs worked out here, then enter some screenplay competitions.  You can find the good ones here.


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