SimplyScripts Discussion Board
Blog Home - Produced Movie Script Library - TV Scripts - Unproduced Scripts - Contact - Site Map
ScriptSearch
Welcome, Guest.
It is July 18th, 2019, 9:36pm
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
Final Standings

Round Five (5) Standings 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  ›  Scriptshadow 2015 Feature Script Contest Moderators: Don
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 2 Guests

 Pages: « 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 » : All
Recommend Print
  Author    Scriptshadow 2015 Feature Script Contest  (currently 17971 views)
AnthonyCawood
Posted: January 28th, 2016, 2:39am Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
3014
Posts Per Day
1.45
Carson announced a few scripts that had almost made the top 25 a week or so ago, but all quiet again... as Libby said, think he's got a bigger job than he expected!


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 195 - 225
CameronD
Posted: February 3rd, 2016, 5:06pm Report to Moderator
Regular



Posts
606
Posts Per Day
0.30
Damn, I think I entered this when I heard about it, but I can't remember was so long ago. Totally forgot about it. Is it a rip off? Should I have avoided it?


http://www.TheFilmBox.org Movie reviews, news, and fun!
http://www.screenplaywritenow.com Write a screenplay. Write. Now.
http://www.SchismSEO.com Separate from your competition. Affordable SEO services
http://www.MyEasyGifter.com Because nobody likes receiving gift cards
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 196 - 225
AnthonyCawood
Posted: February 3rd, 2016, 5:58pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
3014
Posts Per Day
1.45
Well it was free to enter and promised the winner a 1 year option for 5k... at the minute he's still whittling down the final 250 to a final 25... but he's running later than expected so anyone still in the running (at least six or seven SSers) are waiting to hear...


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 197 - 225
CameronD
Posted: February 4th, 2016, 10:36am Report to Moderator
Regular



Posts
606
Posts Per Day
0.30
Ok, thanks. Didn't know if he had made any announcements yet? Do applicants even know if they made it into the 250 cut? Or is that a secret too?


http://www.TheFilmBox.org Movie reviews, news, and fun!
http://www.screenplaywritenow.com Write a screenplay. Write. Now.
http://www.SchismSEO.com Separate from your competition. Affordable SEO services
http://www.MyEasyGifter.com Because nobody likes receiving gift cards
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 198 - 225
AnthonyCawood
Posted: February 4th, 2016, 10:53am Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
3014
Posts Per Day
1.45
Yes the 250 were told, email if memory serves correctly... There may be a list online but don't think so...


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 199 - 225
Bogey
Posted: February 4th, 2016, 11:19am Report to Moderator
Been around a while



Location
The Chair
Posts
262
Posts Per Day
0.11
Given that there was a post a while back re ten scripts that narrowly missed the Top 25, I would not be surprised if the Top 25 have already been decided and passed on to the producer for a read and a final decision on the Top 5 before any further announcements are made.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 200 - 225
Electric Dreamer
Posted: February 4th, 2016, 11:30am Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Taking a long vacation from the holidays.

Location
Los Angeles
Posts
2853
Posts Per Day
0.88

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Yes the 250 were told, email if memory serves correctly... There may be a list online but don't think so...


All semi-finalists were personally contacted by Carson last October.
Check to see if your submission got a reply via the scriptshadow250 gmail addy.
There is no online list of the Semifinalists.

EDreamer


LATEST NEWS

CineVita Films
is producing a short based on my new feature!

A list of my scripts can be found here.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 201 - 225
AnthonyCawood
Posted: February 4th, 2016, 12:15pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
3014
Posts Per Day
1.45
Agree Bogey, that was my thinking.


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 202 - 225
AnthonyCawood
Posted: February 24th, 2016, 3:49pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
3014
Posts Per Day
1.45
Bit of an update on Carson's site posted on Monday 21st Feb...

I know you’ll all ask, “When will you announce the winner, Carson??” I refuse to answer that question as I haven’t met any of my previous deadlines. All I can say is that I have 18 of the 25 finalists so far and that I continue to read!


Full article - http://scriptshadow.net/monday-writeday/


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 203 - 225
Demento
Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 9:36am Report to Moderator
Regular



Posts
906
Posts Per Day
0.43
Totally unrelated to this contest, but I stumbled upon this on a different forum. Thought people here might find it interesting.


Quoted Text
The pseudonymous 30-something Mr. Reeves — born Christopher Eads — arrived in Los Angeles nearly 10 years ago with hopes of writing and directing. After digesting the lessons gleaned from reading hundreds of screenplays as part of an informal education, he started ScriptShadow in early 2009 to deconstruct professional efforts and interact with other aspiring writers.

It was a muted conversation. The site languished, and Mr. Reeves, who taught tennis, went back to his hometown, Chicago.


Apparently this is the guy:


Other interesting tidbits from a NYTimes article:


Quoted Text
For “300 Years,” the latest amateur script he’s championed, Mr. Reeves has attached himself as a producer. It’s a move that appears to put him at cross-purposes with his fees for script coverage. As most professionals point out, virtually no producer will charge to read material. To do so, they say, is a predatory practice that exploits writers.



Quoted Text
To some, Mr. Reeves’s focus on scripts in development is a Trojan horse for his efforts to monetize the ScriptShadow brand. He charges $500 to $1,500 to read and evaluate a neophyte’s effort personally. If he’s effusive enough, it might be passed along to his network of contacts.


An experience from a Reddit poster:

Quoted Text
A number of years back, I wrote a script and submitted to him for coverage. His rates were reasonable when I submitted (forget the exact price). When he got back with me, he told me that he loved my script and wanted to take it to some agents and managers, but first I needed a rewrite. He made some good points in his notes, so I rewrote with them in mind. I believe this was right around the time The Disciple Program took off. Less than a month later, I got back to him with the rewrite. He told me that he was excited to review it again, but with a new price tag of almost 3x the original. When I balked, he justified the price because he was slammed with business from all the heat he was receiving from TDP.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 204 - 225
eldave1
Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 11:00am Report to Moderator
Of The Ancients



Location
Southern California
Posts
4749
Posts Per Day
2.62
At the end of the day he is like many so called experts with one minor exception (more on that in a bit).

If they all knew how to write great screenplays or somehow had the magic formula they would not be script gurus - they would be screen writers. That includes everyone from Carson - to Synder - to McKee. The guru industry is just that - a business that relies on an abundance of struggling writers.

Now, I will give Carlson this - I think he has some pull/influence. I am not saying it is earned. I am just staying it exists.


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 205 - 225
Angry Bear
Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 11:12am Report to Moderator
God of the SimplyScriptsVerse



Location
The Swamp...
Posts
6613
Posts Per Day
1.59
Some people hate him, some people love him. Several people here know him. Others have used his services before he became Carson Reeves and still use his services now. Others here used to be in the same script group as him where several insiders such as studio readers would leak scripts. He knows a LOT of people in that town and can definitely get a GREAT script out to "important" people in Hollywood. It would seem to me that he realized pretty quick that he wasn't a great writer himself so he did his best to make a living in a different way, but still within the business he loves. Nothing wrong with that. This is a capitalist country and if people want to pay him or any other guru a thousand bucks for their service, why not?

My take.  


Logged
Private Message Reply: 206 - 225
Demento
Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 11:48am Report to Moderator
Regular



Posts
906
Posts Per Day
0.43

Quoted from Angry Bear
It would seem to me that he realized pretty quick that he wasn't a great writer himself so he did his best to make a living in a different way, but still within the business he loves. Nothing wrong with that. This is a capitalist country and if people want to pay him or any other guru a thousand bucks for their service, why not?


I agree.

I just find it fascinating that someone would play a person a nice sum of money to tell them how to do something, when the person they're paying failed at that endeavor and admits he can't do it himself. It makes no sense.

1500 $ is a lot of money for a days work. You'd think the person would have some sort of background and credibility to back that price up.

Still, it's a free market. You're only worth what someone is willing to pay. But those that do, you could easily brand as gullible.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 207 - 225
eldave1
Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 12:06pm Report to Moderator
Of The Ancients



Location
Southern California
Posts
4749
Posts Per Day
2.62
I don't think the issue is whether or not if people want to pay them should be they allowed to - the obvious answer is yes. I think the real question is whether or not it's worth it.  If you are looking to improve your script I think the answer is no. If you are hoping to make some contacts or gain exposure, then maybe the answer is yes.


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 208 - 225
pale yellow
Posted: March 3rd, 2016, 12:44pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
Jacksonville FL
Posts
2133
Posts Per Day
0.76
He will read cheaper if you call and ask. It often depends on how overloaded he is.

He hasn't really liked the two of mine he's read.

One thing is for sure....IF he happens to LOVE your script, it WILL help your future in this business I believe. It has helped some SSrs thus far...maybe Breanne, maybe Shawn, and probably others.

I would never pay $1500 for notes though. My budget is small and I have a reader that's better than Carson and he's free(for me)


Logged
Private Message Reply: 209 - 225
 Pages: « 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 » : 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