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Posted by: Don, September 4th, 2007, 4:49pm
Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition – Regular deadline Oct. 8, 2007 ($19 Super Short (<5 pages), $34 Short <30 pages)). Late deadline Nov. 14, 2007 ($24, $39). Withoutabox Extended Late deadline Dec. 3, 2007 ($29, $49).<br>


Winning short script PRODUCED! All writers will receive feedback. Prizes for the Short category awarded to 2nd and 3rd place as well as an Artistic Vision Award. The top three in the Super Short category are entered into competition for the Grand Prize, among other prizes. Gimme Credit was created with the single purpose of producing one talented writer's short script and giving exposure and development advice to as many writers as possible. Open to anyone anywhere who has ever wanted their work produced! Short category is for scripts up to 30 pages; Super Short category is for scripts up to five (5) pages. All live action genres welcome!



Visit http://www.gimmecreditcompetition.com for more information or to enter.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), September 11th, 2007, 9:49pm; Reply: 1
A couple of us were discussing this competition in the chat room.  We're were thinking of organizing a mini-comp with just the SS members.

If you want, enter Gimme Credit as you normally would.  The person with the highest scores from the judges gets prizes from the others who entered.  Nothing big.  Just some small trinket or souveiner from where the others came from.

Who's interested in this?


Phil
Posted by: Shelton, September 11th, 2007, 11:20pm; Reply: 2
Sounds like an interesting bet, but the dialogue aspect of the scoring may screw me in this case since my entry would be a silent film.
Posted by: tomson (Guest), September 12th, 2007, 4:48am; Reply: 3
I'm in! Sounds kinda fun. Even if I don't win, I'll enjoy picking out a "trinket" from the Swamp to send someone.   8)

...now which 5 pager should I use? I've got close to 20 and will probably have three or four more before the deadline...  :P
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), September 12th, 2007, 6:47am; Reply: 4
It doesn't have to be a super-short entry.  The regular short category is also good.


Phil
Posted by: Death Monkey, September 12th, 2007, 6:52am; Reply: 5
I already entered this competition two weeks ago so I might as well get in on the action.

It was a heavily revised draft of Tall Tales. I'm not 100% happy with it but I wanted to finish before the early deadline 'cause I'm the world's biggest cheap-skate.
Posted by: tomson (Guest), September 12th, 2007, 8:36am; Reply: 6
My kids tell me my attention span is shorter than a gerbil's, so the supershorts suits me just fine.

I'm glad to see Mike and TJ entering too. Someone sent me this once, so ntering early may not just be cheaper, but better too.

13. Early scripts may get a better read.
Here's an amazing piece of information that could increase the odds in your favor, just by taking one simple action...

"Please send your submissions in early! Don't wait until the final deadline date! Your submission can be buried under a pile of hundreds or thousands at the bigger festivals and competitions. The readings could be hurried. Maybe the reader saw one sent in earlier and has decided that's his or her favorite."
Elizabeth English
Founder & Executive Director
Moondance International Film Festival

This is simple math. Early in the reading process, readers are more relaxed and receptive. As the deadlines approach, they have more pressure put on them. With each day, they cram in more scripts, suffer from being overworked, and feel more stress.

So you may actually be able to influence the emotional state your reader is in when they read your script.
Entering early can have its benefits.
Posted by: Death Monkey, September 12th, 2007, 9:55am; Reply: 7
uhm...yeah that's why I did it too. 'Cause I knew about that and I...implemented it in my gameplan...

I'm not cheap.
Posted by: sniper, September 12th, 2007, 10:19am; Reply: 8

Quoted from Death Monkey
It was a heavily revised draft of Tall Tales.


When are we gonna see this, TJ?

Posted by: Death Monkey, September 12th, 2007, 12:31pm; Reply: 9

Quoted from sniper


When are we gonna see this, TJ?



Depends on how it does! ;)

Posted by: Blakkwolfe, September 12th, 2007, 1:35pm; Reply: 10
I'll take some of this action, too. Count me in!
Posted by: Gimme Credit, September 25th, 2007, 12:51am; Reply: 11
Well, we're flattered!  

As an added incentive, Gimme Credit will send a little something to the Simply Scripts writer with the highest score as well.  The writers here have pretty consistently placed well in our competition so encouraging you only gets us more great scripts to choose from!  I don't know what it will be yet but we'll figure something out and let you know.  We are in the midst of securing two new sponsors so perhaps it will be something from them.

Two items I wanted to address:  

1.  I can't speak for other competitions, but to us it makes no difference when a script is submitted.  All are read from cover to cover and evaluated by the same two judges.

2. SILENT scripts (and we get a few every cycle) would never receive a zero in the Dialogue judging category simply because they are silent.  As with any script, we judge it to see if the points are effectively communicated.  It's kind of like putting your money where your mouth isn't.

Thanks for your interest and good luck!


Erica Engelhardt
Director, Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition
Posted by: Shelton, September 25th, 2007, 1:16am; Reply: 12
Erica,

Thanks for the clarification regarding silent scripts.  You've definitely given me the reassurance I was looking for.

Mike
Posted by: CindyLKeller, September 25th, 2007, 8:44am; Reply: 13
Hummm...

I just saw this thread. I wrote a super short script recently that is not posted here.
I think I'll get in on this too. Sounds like fun.

Cindy

Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), October 6th, 2007, 8:34pm; Reply: 14
I've just submitted my script, 'The Documentary Killers' to this competition.  Who else entered?


Phil
Posted by: CindyLKeller, October 6th, 2007, 9:07pm; Reply: 15
I entered a script titled, Home For Christmas.
Posted by: tomson (Guest), October 6th, 2007, 9:13pm; Reply: 16
I stayed out of it. Didn't feel I had anything worth entering.

I'll be cheering for you guys though.

Go kick some ass!!  ;D
Posted by: elis, October 6th, 2007, 11:09pm; Reply: 17
I have but I entered a script with a minor flaw, which I only realized after being sent.
I've contacted them and they have advised me to tell them what it is,and I have. So, we'll see what happens.
My is called "Alienated".

I also received notification that I have made to 30 finalist list in the one pager comp at Wildsound. :)

Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), October 6th, 2007, 11:55pm; Reply: 18
Congrats on making finalist, Elis.

It looks like just a the three of us.  Are we doing the little intra-SS competition with cool, inexpensive prizes as mentioned earlier in this thread?


Phil
Posted by: elis, October 7th, 2007, 12:24am; Reply: 19

Quoted from dogglebe
Are we doing the little intra-SS competition with cool, inexpensive prizes as mentioned earlier in this thread?
Phil


I'd love to.
When ?
Posted by: Death Monkey, October 7th, 2007, 2:47am; Reply: 20
I'm in on the prize thingie as well.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), October 7th, 2007, 7:14am; Reply: 21
When we receive our scores (which won't be for a little while), we post them.  The highest combined score wins and the others must send the winner a small prize from where they live.  Think along the lines of a souvenier that you would give a co-worker after you've returned from vacation.


Phil
Posted by: Death Monkey, October 7th, 2007, 10:07am; Reply: 22
Let's pretend I never worked with anyone I liked enough to buy anything. How much are we talking?
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), October 7th, 2007, 10:14am; Reply: 23
A few dollars.  I'm talking something like a snow-globe or something.  It should be more of a symbolic gesture than anything of actual value.

Though, if I win, you can buy me an X-Box.


Phil
Posted by: Death Monkey, October 7th, 2007, 10:17am; Reply: 24
Fine. But you're paying for delivery all the way from Denmark, so the joke's on you!

Snow-globe-ish. Gotcha.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), October 7th, 2007, 4:38pm; Reply: 25
If you win, the water in the snow-globe with have evaporated before you get it.

Denmark.  Sheesh!


Phil
Posted by: Death Monkey, October 8th, 2007, 1:03am; Reply: 26
Well at least you've got options. You may end up only sending the trinket domestically within the states. No matter who wins (other than me) I have to either mail something to Australia or the U.S.

So I'll second that exclamation. Denmark. Sheesh.
Posted by: elis, October 8th, 2007, 2:48am; Reply: 27
I'll have the same problem, Death Monkeyu. Makes it interesting though; a souvenir from somewhere you've never visited. hmmm! I'll have to see what little trinket is postable.
Posted by: CindyLKeller, October 9th, 2007, 11:33am; Reply: 28
I'm in on the souvenier thingy, too!

So that makes four of us???

Question...
What happens if there is a tie for the highest score?

Okay, two questions...
Will both of them get the souvenier thingy?

Cindy
Posted by: tomson (Guest), October 9th, 2007, 11:43am; Reply: 29
I've changed my mind...again.  :P

I will send in a super short.

So that makes five of us.

I look forward to picking out stuff to send. Already know what it'll be too.  ;D
Posted by: CindyLKeller, October 9th, 2007, 1:34pm; Reply: 30

Quoted from tomson
I've changed my mind...again.  :P

I will send in a super short.

So that makes five of us.

I look forward to picking out stuff to send. Already know what it'll be too.  ;D


Great!

The super short I sent in is my first actual "serious" script I've ever written. No comedy, spirits, or monsters of any kind. It's a bittersweet drama that will hopefully make you want to call your mom and say, "I love you".

Any hints as to what anyone else is sending in?

Cindy

Posted by: tomson (Guest), October 9th, 2007, 2:13pm; Reply: 31

Quoted from CindyLKeller
The super short I sent in is my first actual "serious" script I've ever written. No comedy, spirits, or monsters of any kind. It's a bittersweet drama that will hopefully make you want to call your mom and say, "I love you".

Any hints as to what anyone else is sending in?


Mine is dark and disturbing... Big surprise there.  ;D
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), October 9th, 2007, 6:40pm; Reply: 32

Quoted from CindyLKeller
Question...
What happens if there is a tie for the highest score?

Okay, two questions...
Will both of them get the souvenier thingy?


Good question!  Errrr...questions.

Scoring is based on the following:  story/structure; dialogue; character; feasability and; ending.  Feasibility deals with how easy it would be to film.  I propose that, in the event of a tie, we subtract this score.

Another way is to decide the winner on the highest score of the two judges.


Phil
Posted by: CindyLKeller, October 11th, 2007, 11:33am; Reply: 33
Okay Phil,

That sounds good.

I've been looking around for a prize thingy LOL (thingy)  ;D

I haven't found anything suitable yet... but I'm on a mission... :) and I will find it.

Cindy



Posted by: Gimme Credit, November 11th, 2007, 12:16am; Reply: 34
Hi guys and gals,


We decided our prize for the Simply Scripts writer with the highest score is a copy of Great Dialogue Software (http://www.greatdialogue.com)!  They have recently come on board as a sponsor and we're delighted to have them!  If the SS writer with the highest score ALSO wins the Grand Prize or the 1st Place in the Super Short category, that writer will get GDS with their prize and we will give the copy to the SS writer with the 2nd highest score.  How exciting!    ;D


In case anyone still wants to enter, our late deadline is this Wednesday, November 14 and our absolute last deadline is Monday, December 3.


Thanks and good luck!  

Erica Engelhardt
Director, Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition

Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), November 11th, 2007, 12:28am; Reply: 35
How many entries do you have, or expect, this time around, Erica (not just from SS but from everywhere)?


Phil
Posted by: elis, November 11th, 2007, 1:44am; Reply: 36
Phil, I entered one as I mentioned in the other thread.
I wanted to know whether you can enter two scripts? Do you know?
Cheers,
Elisabeth
Posted by: Gimme Credit, November 14th, 2007, 3:01pm; Reply: 37
Hello again,

Elisabeth: Submitting a second script is okay by our competition and since Pia submitted two, I think it is okay by your mini-competition too. :)

Phil: We don't give out stats before the cycle ends, but email me then and I will let you know.  I will say that entries are usually lower in this cycle of the year and this year is no different.  Perhaps it is the economy or just people saving up for the holidays.  Super short entries are way up, however.  Perhaps that is because your super short won the Grand Prize last cycle.  

Late Deadline today, 11/14/07.  Best of luck!

Kindest Regards,

Erica Engelhardt
Director, Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), November 14th, 2007, 10:56pm; Reply: 38

Quoted from elis
Phil, I entered one as I mentioned in the other thread.
I wanted to know whether you can enter two scripts? Do you know?




Quoted from Gimme Credit
Hello again,

Elisabeth: Submitting a second script is okay by our competition and since Pia submitted two, I think it is okay by your mini-competition too. :)


I've never heard of a competition where you can only enter one script.  In regards to the mini-competition that we're having, I don't see a problem with multiple entries.  There is, after all, only one prize to win, here.




Quoted from Gimme Credit
Phil: We don't give out stats before the cycle ends, but email me then and I will let you know.  I will say that entries are usually lower in this cycle of the year and this year is no different.  Perhaps it is the economy or just people saving up for the holidays.  Super short entries are way up, however.  Perhaps that is because your super short won the Grand Prize last cycle.

Kindest Regards,

Erica Engelhardt
Director, Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition


I'd like to take full credit for the new trend in submission entries.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.


Phil

Posted by: elis, November 15th, 2007, 2:30am; Reply: 39

Quoted from dogglebe


I've never heard of a competition where you can only enter one script.  In regards to the mini-competition that we're having, I don't see a problem with multiple entries.  There is, after all, only one prize to win, here.


I wasn't sure thanks for clarifying. ;D
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), November 21st, 2007, 9:14pm; Reply: 40
Today, I received a DVD of the Gimme Credit Cycle 1 winner, a short entitled, My Wife Is A Zombie.  Watching this short was much like reading one of Helio's scripts.

I don't mean this in any bad way, mind you.  The winning writer is an Italian writer and his 'foreign influence' is very apparent in the story.  You can tell that the script was not written by an American.


Phil
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 6th, 2007, 2:48pm; Reply: 41
I purchased the little trinket today. It's a keepsake/trophy sort of thing for the highest score.

The super short winners are supposed to be announced on Saturday, and so are the finalists for the shorts.

Good luck everyone,
Cindy
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 6th, 2007, 3:17pm; Reply: 42
Cindy,

Aren't you supposed to wait until the scores are released before you buy a trinket?
What if you won?
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 6th, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 43

Quoted from CindyLKeller

The super short winners are supposed to be announced on Saturday, and so are the finalists for the shorts.


That's fast.



Phil

Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 7th, 2007, 6:35am; Reply: 44

Quoted from tomson
Cindy,

Aren't you supposed to wait until the scores are released before you buy a trinket?
What if you won?


I just wanted to make sure that I had it. It's just a little something (Christmas ornament, a snowflake).
They had free engraving, too, so I made the girl nuts  ;D and had

"2007
Highest Score
S.S./Gimme Credit"

engraved on it.
It took her two tries on two different ornaments to make it decent looking. So I bought the crappy looking one, too, and disposed of it. She laughed nervously when she was done, said she usually only puts a name on one, and said she was ready for her break.  ;D
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 7th, 2007, 10:07am; Reply: 45
I have to admit that I went out and bought a 1lb chocolate Gator.... Yeah, you guessed it. I ate it myself.
I have no selfdiscipline.  ;D
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 7th, 2007, 10:14am; Reply: 46
What did it taste like?  Chocolate chicken?

Phil
Posted by: Don, December 8th, 2007, 12:17am; Reply: 47

Quoted from CindyLKeller


I ...had

"2007
Highest Score
S.S./Gimme Credit"

engraved on it.
...I bought the crappy looking one, too, and disposed of it...


That is cute, Cindy.  I would have loved to have had the crappy looking one...

Don
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), December 8th, 2007, 4:56am; Reply: 48
Good luck guys!
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 8th, 2007, 6:24am; Reply: 49

Quoted from Don


That is cute, Cindy.  I would have loved to have had the crappy looking one...

Don


I'll have to get another one made up then  :)

Cindy

Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 8th, 2007, 6:02pm; Reply: 50
I just got home from work and checked to see if the winners were posted yet, and they were.

A BIG CONGRATS FOR OUR PIA.
She is the winner of the super short catagory.  ;D
I remember reading her script. It is a winner.  ;D

Congrats to Phil, too.  ;D He is a semi-finalist in the short catagory.

Did I miss anyone?

If not, then it looks like Pia gets the gifts.
PM me or e-mail me your address.

Cindy
Posted by: Death Monkey, December 8th, 2007, 6:17pm; Reply: 51
Yeah, Congrats Pia (and Cindy and Phil)!

Looks like I completely misfired with the script I sent in. Well you can't win 'em all. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed, but it was nice to see an SS'er snatch the top prize. :)

Ditto about the address. I'll go find a trinket for you on Monday.
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 8th, 2007, 6:26pm; Reply: 52
Thanks!!!! But I think you might be jumping the gun here.

The winners of the short scripts (up to 30 pages ) won't be announced until next week. If I'm not mistaken You TJ and Elis entered that and since you are not mentioned in the finalists or semi finalists, you probably will be in next weeks announcement. I know you both can write. ;-)

Congrats Cindy and Phil too.

Cindy, hope you post your script here. I'd love to read it. :-)
Posted by: Death Monkey, December 8th, 2007, 6:30pm; Reply: 53

Quoted from tomson
Thanks!!!! But I think you might be jumping the gun here.

The winners of the short scripts (up to 30 pages ) won't be announced until next week. If I'm not mistaken You TJ and Elis entered that and since you are not mentioned in the finalists or semi finalists, you probably will be in next weeks announcement. I know you both can write. ;-)

Congrats Cindy and Phil too.

Cindy, hope you post your script here. I'd love to read it. :-)


No, I entered the super-short category (to the best of my recollection at least) with a revised version of Tall Tales (from the spring OWC).

Obviously they misplaced my script. Yeah, that's the only explanation... ;D

Posted by: Don, December 8th, 2007, 7:25pm; Reply: 54
Congrats to all!  

Pia, Phil and Cindy, please PM me your mailing addresses.  Please also indicate if you are right or left handed.

Don
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 8th, 2007, 8:00pm; Reply: 55
Right or left handed--wtf??

Congrats Pia and Cindy.


Phil
Posted by: Don, December 8th, 2007, 8:04pm; Reply: 56

Quoted from dogglebe
Right or left handed--wtf??

Phil


Phil,

just send me your mailing address and don't question anything. (I misplaced your addy when you sent me the booze.)

And, regarding left vs right, just rest assured that it will be some useless crap you really don't need...

Don


Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 8th, 2007, 8:14pm; Reply: 57
I type with my toes....

This is all nice, but shouldn't we wait for the short winners announcement?

I just read through this thread and Joe (Blakkwolfe) and Elis entered too. I just don't know which category.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 8th, 2007, 8:19pm; Reply: 58

Quoted from Don
And, regarding left vs right, just rest assured that it will be some useless crap you really don't need...


Like a pirate hook?  Sweet!

Cindy, can you post the link from gimmecredit.com?  I can't find the list of winners.



Phil
Posted by: Blakkwolfe, December 8th, 2007, 8:23pm; Reply: 59

Quoted from tomson
Joe (Blakkwolfe) and Elis entered too. I just don't know which category.


Nope. I crapped out cause I was way low on cash...Regardless, Big congratulations to Pia, Cindy and Phil, as that is a big accomplishment! Well done, ya'll.

Joe
Posted by: Don, December 8th, 2007, 8:26pm; Reply: 60

Quoted from dogglebe


... can you post the link from gimmecredit.com?  I can't find the list of winners.



Phil


Phil,  

The list of winners can be found at http://www.simplyscripts.com/

Don
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 8th, 2007, 8:50pm; Reply: 61
This is so freakin' sweet!



Phil
Posted by: chism, December 8th, 2007, 9:59pm; Reply: 62
Well done you three. Way to represent. ;D

Pia --

Congrats! First place well-deserved.


Matt.
Posted by: GM, December 8th, 2007, 11:05pm; Reply: 63
Congrats you guys. I wish I can say more but I'm a bit pressured on time here. When I do come back, i'll give a whole page congradulatory note.

:)

Gabe
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 9th, 2007, 6:39am; Reply: 64
Thanks everyone.

I was so happy to see that three of us had made it to the top of the stack.

Pia, I think it's safe to say that you are the winner of the prize thingy.  ;D

If the other members names aren't on the lists thusfar, then they won't be on the final list of winners...

And since you won (I was only a finalist, Phil a semi-finalist) then I think it's pretty clear who received the highest score.  ;D

P. S. I'll send my script in here, to Don, when I have my next day off. It's on my other computer.

Cindy

Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 9th, 2007, 7:05am; Reply: 65
They haven't finished judging the short screenplays, Cindy.  Don't address your trinket to Florida just yet.


Phil (wanting a chocolate gator)
Posted by: Mr.Z, December 9th, 2007, 10:23am; Reply: 66
Congrats guys, I'm happy for you.

I'm not surprised you kicked some super short a$$, Pia. You've got some super short trainning that other mortals lack  :D
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 9th, 2007, 3:28pm; Reply: 67
Thanks everyone.

I enjoyed this and it was fun and felt good to see people from here do well. IMO there's no other place that I know of where you can just post your scripts and get such valuable feedback. I have learned tons here, so I will always cheer SS'ers on.


Quoted from Don
(I misplaced your addy when you sent me the booze.)

Playing favors are we?


Quoted from Don
just rest assured that it will be some useless crap you really don't need...

I bet it's a knitted glove.


Quoted from Mr.Z
I'm not surprised you kicked some super short a$$, Pia. You've got some super short trainning that other mortals lack  :D

I'm glad you didn't enter one of yours. ;-)
Posted by: Takeshi (Guest), December 9th, 2007, 4:33pm; Reply: 68
Congratulations Cindy, Phil and Pia. What a great way to cap off the year.  :)
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 11th, 2007, 8:00am; Reply: 69
Cindy, is your script on the boards?  I couldn't find it.


Phil
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 11th, 2007, 3:35pm; Reply: 70

Quoted from dogglebe
Cindy, is your script on the boards?  I couldn't find it.


Phil


Not yet. I'm sending it in though.

Cindy
Posted by: Helio, December 12th, 2007, 8:25am; Reply: 71
Hi, there! Congrats to Pia, Cindy and Phil. I was glad to see my old SS colleagues on the top of world !

"Today, I received a DVD of the Gimme Credit Cycle 1 winner, a short entitled, My Wife Is A Zombie.  Watching this short was much like reading one of Helio's scripts.

I don't mean this in any bad way, mind you.  The winning writer is an Italian writer and his 'foreign influence' is very apparent in the story.  You can tell that the script was not written by an American. - Phil "

Btw, Phil it reminded me a moment I passed in my life:

One day I was resting under a big tree reading something when an old man approaches me and said.

- “ Hi, son”

I looked at him but I couldn’t see his face properly, because he was against the sunlight. Even so I answer him:

- “Hi!” - and he continued:

- “Dear son, why do you resting while the world is passing by on you?” - he said concerned.  I calmly answered him:

-“Simply, because I don’t like the place it is going to, my old wise.” (his name was Jim Wise!)

Then he set beside me.

cheers to all winners!

Helio
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 12th, 2007, 7:56pm; Reply: 72
Funny and wise you are Helio.

It was fun. You should have entered something yourself too. I know you have a short script or too or three or is it 50?  :P
Posted by: Helio, December 14th, 2007, 7:10am; Reply: 73
Oh dear, oh dear Pia... I'm just a simple mortal human being walking alone here and there with 52 short scripts inside a sack hanging on a stick edge ... A type of Oliver Twist, you know?
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 14th, 2007, 7:30am; Reply: 74
Instead of sending in fifty scripts, Helio could just take the entry money he saved and produce a short himself.


Phil
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 15th, 2007, 7:33pm; Reply: 75
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. :-)
Posted by: Helio, December 15th, 2007, 8:46pm; Reply: 76
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!

Helio
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 16th, 2007, 5:52am; Reply: 77

Quoted from tomson
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.  ;D

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.  ;D

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

Nice pic, Pia.
Cindy
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 16th, 2007, 9:52am; Reply: 78
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.


Phil
Posted by: medstudent, December 16th, 2007, 10:02am; Reply: 79

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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.
Posted by: Higgonaitor, December 16th, 2007, 10:56am; Reply: 80
Maybe it doesnt have to do with face, but producability.  Maybe that script is just easier to produce.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 16th, 2007, 10:59am; Reply: 81
Pia's script was very easy to produce.  Read it.

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


Phil
Posted by: medstudent, December 16th, 2007, 1:01pm; Reply: 82

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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.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 16th, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 83
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?


Phil
Posted by: medstudent, December 17th, 2007, 9:48am; Reply: 84
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.

Joseph

Posted by: Shelton, December 17th, 2007, 9:53am; Reply: 85
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.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 17th, 2007, 10:06am; Reply: 86
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.


Phil
Posted by: medstudent, December 17th, 2007, 12:19pm; Reply: 87

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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.
Posted by: Shelton, December 17th, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 88

Quoted from medstudent

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.

Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), December 17th, 2007, 2:35pm; Reply: 89
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.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 17th, 2007, 4:02pm; Reply: 90
The scripts were judged again in the second (and final) round.  The different judges had different opinions.  That's how it happened.

I see it all the time in homebrew competitions.

Prior to the next GimmeCredit competition, we should do a one week challenge and then send in a slew of similar scripts.  That'll confuse everyone.  :)


Phil
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 23rd, 2007, 6:42am; Reply: 91
I heard from Erica. She reminded me about this thread, and the something extra (Great Dialogue Software) that she would send to the simply scripts member who had the highest score on their contest.
She said since Pia won, she had gotten Great Dialogue Software anyway, and that the next highest score from simply scripts members was mine. (!!!)
So since we had this little side thingy going on, I'm getting a downloadable copy of it, too.  ;D

Phil, I only beat you by .5 of a point.

Cindy
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 23rd, 2007, 8:19am; Reply: 92
Congrats Cindy (and Pia, too, I guess).


Phil
Posted by: tomson (Guest), December 23rd, 2007, 8:20am; Reply: 93
That's great Cindy!  
I don't have that software tho...  I want the T-shirt. Everytime I wear my old one people always ask me if I've written anything thy've seen at the movies!  ::) I usually answer with something like "did you ever see Citizen Kane?" . You can see the little wheels in their heads start turning. ;D

And Cindy, thank you so much for the "trinket". I thought it was perfect and my husband thought it was really nice of you. I'm not having a tree this year. First time in my life.  (I still have Halloween stuff in the livingroom) My daughters went out and cut one for their house so it's hanging in their tree.

Pia
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), December 23rd, 2007, 8:22am; Reply: 94
Pia, I need your address for the trinket.

I was going to get you a chocolate Jet, but I ate it.



Phil
Posted by: CindyLKeller, December 23rd, 2007, 7:52pm; Reply: 95

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That's great Cindy!  
I don't have that software tho...  I want the T-shirt. Everytime I wear my old one people always ask me if I've written anything thy've seen at the movies!  ::) I usually answer with something like "did you ever see Citizen Kane?" . You can see the little wheels in their heads start turning. ;D

And Cindy, thank you so much for the "trinket". I thought it was perfect and my husband thought it was really nice of you. I'm not having a tree this year. First time in my life.  (I still have Halloween stuff in the livingroom) My daughters went out and cut one for their house so it's hanging in their tree.

Pia


Citizen Kane?
That's funny.  ;D

So you got the trinket. I'm glad you liked it.
No tree? Awww...
Oh well, I know it's hard to find time to get things done.
You could break a branch off of a tree, and toss some tinsel on it.

Merry Christmas,
Cindy
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