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Electric Dreamer
Posted: October 23rd, 2011, 12:26pm Report to Moderator
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Here's an interesting contest that came across my desk.
I've met Todd Garner, he struck me as an effective no nonsense producer.
I like the fact this one's logline based and only 15 pages. Check it out.


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dogglebe
Posted: October 23rd, 2011, 3:24pm Report to Moderator
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From the competition website:


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Think you can turn this logline from Todd Garner, veteran Hollywood Producer of box office hits Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Knight & Day, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and the upcoming Jack and Jill, into a killer script?


Box office hits?  Seriously?  

If the organizer considers these movies to be hits, everyone should consider whether or not their potential entries are on a similar vein as these classics.


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Electric Dreamer
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While I agree the copy from The Writer's Store isn't so hot.
I thought folks would like to know about a FREE contest to enter.
So many of them are pay deals.

Todd produces on average two features a year since 2001.
And he's the first to say his movies typically don't turn out well.
But the fact remains he's got a sweet production deal with Sandler & Sony.
The man signs off on about $250 million a year in film budgets.

At the last Sherwood Oaks event he said, "I'm dying for new voices and content."
And his studio resume is pretty comprehensive.
Ten years he was the co-President of Buena Vista's film production.
And after that he was the president of Revolution Studios for five years.

I would not have posted a contest here without vetting the background.

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Breanne Mattson
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Paul Blart had a budget of $25M and grossed $179M worldwide. It passed its budget on its opening weekend and was number one at the box office for several weeks in the U.S. I’d call that a hit.


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Ledbetter
Posted: October 23rd, 2011, 4:17pm Report to Moderator
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Bret,

Thanks for the contest info-

I will be entering it for sure.

But

It does cost money to enter from what I seen on the site...

Fees, Dates and Deadlines:

�Contest Begins: October 2011
�Early Submission Fee and Deadline: $40 to enter before October 31, 2011
�Standard Submission Fee and Deadline: $50 to enter between November 1 - December 31, 2011

Unless I'm reading the site wrong. It's still a good deal.

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Yeah, I wish it were free, but it is indeed forty bucks to enter.  All these contests are money-making propositions for the people who run them, but I don't hold that against anyone, as long as the prizes are legit, which these appear to be.  At least the entry period doesn't go on for like six months like most contests.  

I like the idea of only writing 15 pages.  But, yikes, I don't like that logline.  Bermuda triangle?  

Good luck to anyone who enters.
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Quoted from Electric Dreamer
While I agree the copy from The Writer's Store isn't so hot.
I thought folks would like to know about a FREE contest to enter.


Free?  

From the website:


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Fees, Dates and Deadlines:

    Contest Begins: October 2011
    Early Submission Fee and Deadline: $40 to enter before October 31, 2011
    Standard Submission Fee and Deadline: $50 to enter between November 1 - December 31, 2011




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Ledbetter
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Phil.

You should read the thread before you post old man.

Been said!!!

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dogglebe
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What can I say?  I'm impulsive!


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This contest runs every three months with different loglines. I participated in the last one, which actually got extended from July 31 to August 31. It's a decent contest, I like that the 10 finalists get something out of it, and that it only takes up to 15 pages to enter. The downside is there aren't any qualifying rounds, so once you enter you have no idea how you rate compared to the other entrants unless you're one of the finalists.

Good luck to all who enter! I really like my entry even though it didn't make it into the finals. If nothing else, I have a great opening act thanks to this contest that I'll be continuing on my own.


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dogglebe
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The Gimme Credit Intl. Screenplay Competition has categories for scripts five pages or less, six to thirty pages, and feature length scripts.

I can vouch for this competition.


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Phil...

Bring back the sock!

I envision that little guy blowing my head off in the workplace.

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Quoted from dogglebe
The Gimme Credit Intl. Screenplay Competition has categories for scripts five pages or less, six to thirty pages, and feature length scripts.

I can vouch for this competition.

...and I know why they did what they did, but I won this comp (twice) and still they gave the grand prize to the third runner up because they thought that script would have a better chance at film festivals. I felt quite cheated and will never enter their comp again.   >


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So much for Vouching for it Phil...

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dogglebe
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I still vouch for it... Sorry Pia.


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