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Posted by: Warren, July 10th, 2019, 8:27pm
So...

How many people have a horse in this race for 2019?

What script did you enter and what are your hopes or expectations?

I entered a script called Shaka, a historical drama. I'm hoping for at least a semi-final spot but the dreamer in me hopes it makes the top 3 in the historical category, fingers crossed.

Anyway... Quarter-finalists announced 15th July :)  I'll update this thread then.
Posted by: Night_Writer, July 10th, 2019, 10:37pm; Reply: 1
I threw a drama called The Rising into the mix.  Didn't get very many reads on here; figured the subject matter turned a lot of people off.  Expectations?  This is strictly a hobby for me... throw it at the wall, see if anything sticks.
Posted by: Warren, July 10th, 2019, 11:16pm; Reply: 2

Quoted from Night_Writer
I threw a drama called The Rising into the mix.  Didn't get very many reads on here; figured the subject matter turned a lot of people off.  Expectations?  This is strictly a hobby for me... throw it at the wall, see if anything sticks.


Good Luck, I'll keep an eye out for it in the quarters.
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, July 11th, 2019, 5:13am; Reply: 3
I've got Cyborn in there but I'm not as confident as I was with The Nearscape, which got through to the semis last year. Plus it's an earlier draft which has a few issues.

Cyborn so far has reached 4 quarter finals (but no further in those comps) and I found out today it is in the Semi-Finals of the Nashville Screenwriting Contest but it's not performing as well in competition as a whole compared to Nearscape.

At this stage I'll be happy if it gets to the  quarter finals - at least then it will be consistent.
Posted by: StevenClark, July 11th, 2019, 6:13am; Reply: 4
Iíve got two. A feature - Christmas, and a short - Close To Sunset. Both have most excellent feedback/coverage, so... Why not? Hoping for the semis, of course and a little recognition never hurt.
Posted by: StevenClark, July 11th, 2019, 6:51am; Reply: 5

Quoted from Night_Writer
I threw a drama called The Rising into the mix.  Didn't get very many reads on here; figured the subject matter turned a lot of people off.  Expectations?  This is strictly a hobby for me... throw it at the wall, see if anything sticks.


Reading it now. Like the first act a lot. A nice brooding, slow burn of a set up. Curious to see where this goes.
Posted by: eldave1, July 11th, 2019, 10:42am; Reply: 6
I submitted four.

Good luck to all!
Posted by: FrankM, July 11th, 2019, 11:21am; Reply: 7
I put in two features (Who Wants to Be a Princess? and Glass House) and a short (the Timmy trilogy as a single entity). That was way back in February, so it's no longer the latest and greatest draft for Princess.

Good luck everyone, hope to see some SS titles in the quaters and beyond!
Posted by: Warren, July 11th, 2019, 4:20pm; Reply: 8
Excellent, I hope to see you all in the quarter-finals.
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, July 12th, 2019, 5:25am; Reply: 9
Good luck to all of you. Will be keeping a keen eye out for some familiar names
Posted by: Dustin, July 12th, 2019, 10:29am; Reply: 10
I don't like these things... they piss me off. Being a finalist means very little. Winning gets some cash, but it would be better if there was a definite production planned at the end. Good luck to those that enter.
Posted by: Angry Bear, July 12th, 2019, 10:42am; Reply: 11

Quoted from Dustin
Being a finalist means very little. Winning gets some cash, but it would be better if there was a definite production planned at the end. Good luck to those that enter.

Winning actually means quite a lot and can definitely make big things happen. Other than that, I pretty much agree with you. Although, I had a script be QF and the producers used that when seeking funding. Even though it was just QF, the competition was one of the biggest ones so it carried some weight. Not much maybe, but it meant that the script had at least been through some vetting first.   :)

Posted by: FrankM, July 12th, 2019, 10:50am; Reply: 12

Quoted from Dustin
Winning gets some cash, but it would be better if there was a definite production planned at the end.


I'd be leery of a production company willing to make a feature without even knowing the genre or budget requirements in advance... or I'd highly suspect they would unfairly shade the rankings toward exactly the kind of film they wanted to make anyway.
Posted by: Angry Bear, July 12th, 2019, 11:24am; Reply: 13

Quoted from FrankM


I'd be leery of a production company willing to make a feature without even knowing the genre or budget requirements in advance... or I'd highly suspect they would unfairly shade the rankings toward exactly the kind of film they wanted to make anyway.


That actually happened to me once. I had a short entered into a competition that promised production to the Grand Prize Winner. My script won and I was announced as winner of the competition, but a script that placed sixth or so was the GPW!!! What the hell. Several people contacted them and asked why my script didn't win that prize and were told that they didn't think it was the right fit for them and wouldn't play well on the festival circuit because it was a Christmas script while they thought the one they picked instead had a much better chance. That was the last time I entered a comp in many years. Don was nice enough though to give me a SS mug though. But yes, they will chose winner by how well it fits their plans, not by quality of script.

Posted by: hawkeye, July 12th, 2019, 2:26pm; Reply: 14
I entered my TV series drama Bounty into the mix. Finished in the finals of a couple of other contests, which got me some calls with a couple of managers. First time to enter Page, so not expecting a lot. Maybe to make semis would be nice, but if not, that is okay too.

The version on this site is maybe the first or second draft. The version entered is maybe the twentieth draft and is almost the polar opposite of the original version. I guess there is something to this rewriting thing after all.

Gary
Posted by: Dustin, July 12th, 2019, 2:51pm; Reply: 15

Quoted from hawkeye
I guess there's something to this rewriting thing after all.


Yeah... lots and lots of hard work.
Posted by: JohnI, July 15th, 2019, 1:17pm; Reply: 16
I have one - 7 days in La Suerte. Made top 20% at Nichols last year. Got coverage - made changes so who knows?
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 3:15pm; Reply: 17
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 3:18pm; Reply: 18
Yay, I'm a Page quarter-finalist :)
Posted by: FrankM, July 15th, 2019, 3:20pm; Reply: 19

Quoted from Warren


Looks like Timmy made it in the short-film category. Way to go, you plucky android!

Neither feature made it to the quarters, which is disappointing but not exactly unexpected.
Posted by: hawkeye, July 15th, 2019, 3:20pm; Reply: 20
I got through with ďBountyĒ. Thatís a damn long list. Hard to pinpoint others from on here without spending a lot of time sorting through a thousand names.
Posted by: eldave1, July 15th, 2019, 3:30pm; Reply: 21

Quoted from Warren
Yay, I'm a Page quarter-finalist :)


Shaka!
Posted by: FrankM, July 15th, 2019, 3:30pm; Reply: 22

Quoted from hawkeye
Thatís a damn long list.


I don't think I've ever seen a list of titles actually sorted on leading "A" or "The" before.
Posted by: hawkeye, July 15th, 2019, 3:35pm; Reply: 23
Dave is being humble, methinks, but heís on the list as well, and more than once.

Congrats to all that got through and good luck in the next round!

Gary
Posted by: Night_Writer, July 15th, 2019, 3:35pm; Reply: 24

Quoted from Warren
Yay, I'm a Page quarter-finalist :)


Congrats!
Posted by: Night_Writer, July 15th, 2019, 3:38pm; Reply: 25

Quoted from hawkeye
Dave is being humble, methinks, but heís on the list as well, and more than once.

Congrats to all that got through and good luck in the next round!

Gary


Awesome.  Congrats to all that got through!
Posted by: hawkeye, July 15th, 2019, 3:41pm; Reply: 26
So if my little Excel program isnít lying to me, there were 2013 quarterfinalists. That represents roughly 10% of all entries, so over 20,000 people entered.  Thatís a massive number and you wonder how they even got enough readers for all those scripts. Still, not complaining.
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 4:14pm; Reply: 27

Quoted from eldave1


Shaka!


Shaka!

You know I can't thank you enough, Dave :)
Posted by: GM, July 15th, 2019, 4:15pm; Reply: 28
If Iím not mistaken, at one point, they organized the list via genre. They should just stick with it. Lol. Having everything jumbled together is so confusing. Anyway congrats and good luck in moving forward.

Gabe
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 4:16pm; Reply: 29
So how many did you get in, Dave?

Congrats to everyone that made it through, SS domination :)
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 4:17pm; Reply: 30

Quoted from hawkeye
I got through with ďBountyĒ. Thatís a damn long list. Hard to pinpoint others from on here without spending a lot of time sorting through a thousand names.


Is that a feature or short?

Congrats, Gary.
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, July 15th, 2019, 4:18pm; Reply: 31
I didn't make it this time, not unexpected but it still stings.

Congratulations to all who made it through and I hope an SS member takes the grand prize!
Posted by: eldave1, July 15th, 2019, 4:22pm; Reply: 32

Quoted from Warren
So how many did you get in, Dave?

Congrats to everyone that made it through, SS domination :)


3
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 4:28pm; Reply: 33

Quoted from eldave1


3


Amazing!
Posted by: eldave1, July 15th, 2019, 4:33pm; Reply: 34

Quoted from Warren


Amazing!


Thanks, mate
Posted by: hawkeye, July 15th, 2019, 4:41pm; Reply: 35

Quoted from Warren


Is that a feature or short?

Congrats, Gary.


Thanks ó itís a one-hour television drama pilot. And good luck to Shaka as well!
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 4:53pm; Reply: 36

Quoted from hawkeye


Thanks ó itís a one-hour television drama pilot. And good luck to Shaka as well!


Thatís great, we've got all bases covered. TV pilots, features and shorts. Bring it home SS.

Thanks :)
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 6:37pm; Reply: 37

Quoted from hawkeye
So if my little Excel program isnít lying to me, there were 2013 quarterfinalists. That represents roughly 10% of all entries, so over 20,000 people entered.  Thatís a massive number and you wonder how they even got enough readers for all those scripts. Still, not complaining.


Just got an email. Over 7200 entries. You were close :P
Posted by: LC, July 15th, 2019, 6:42pm; Reply: 38
Congrats, you lot!

Michael (aka Night-Writer,) did The Rising go through to the next round?
They should make that humongous list easier to trawl through.  ::)
Posted by: FrankM, July 15th, 2019, 6:46pm; Reply: 39

Quoted from Warren


Just got an email. Over 7200 entries. You were close :P


20,000 is over 7,200  ;D
Posted by: Warren, July 15th, 2019, 6:48pm; Reply: 40

Quoted from FrankM


20,000 is over 7,200  ;D


Well you've got me there  :)
Posted by: Night_Writer, July 15th, 2019, 6:52pm; Reply: 41

Quoted from LC
Congrats, you lot!

Michael (aka Night-Writer,) did The Rising go through to the next round?
They should make that humongous list easier to trawl through.  ::)


Ah, no.  It did not.  I think the subject matter for that script does me in, and will keep doing me in.  I'll come back to it at some point, try to address its problems.  Finishing up the first draft of a sci-fi script now.  Maybe I'll have better luck in that genre.  Who knows...
Posted by: _ghostwriters, July 15th, 2019, 6:59pm; Reply: 42
Congrats, Yíall :D   What a testament to perseverance.  Good luck going forward.-Andrea&Ghostie, too.
Posted by: hawkeye, July 15th, 2019, 7:02pm; Reply: 43

Quoted from Warren


Just got an email. Over 7200 entries. You were close :P


Math was never my best subject in school.   ;D
Posted by: LC, July 15th, 2019, 7:07pm; Reply: 44

Quoted from Night_Writer
Ah, no.  It did not.  I think the subject matter for that script does me in, and will keep doing me in.  I'll come back to it at some point, try to address its problems.  Finishing up the first draft of a sci-fi script now.  Maybe I'll have better luck in that genre.  Who knows...


Michael, I was reading some of it the other day and it's a fine script and you're a bloody good writer, so don't despair.

Look forward to reading some of your sci-fi. I hope you'll post it on SS.
Posted by: Night_Writer, July 15th, 2019, 7:14pm; Reply: 45

Quoted from LC


Michael, I was reading some of it the other day and it's a fine script and you're a bloody good writer, so don't despair.

Look forward to reading some of your sci-fi. I hope you'll post it on SS.


Thanks, LC.  I SO needed to hear that today.  Yes, I'll post the sci-fi script upon its first draft completion.  

Thanks again.
Posted by: eldave1, July 15th, 2019, 8:04pm; Reply: 46

Quoted from Warren


Shaka!

You know I can't thank you enough, Dave :)


Twas my pleasure
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, July 16th, 2019, 3:02am; Reply: 47
Congrats to all the SS quarter-finalists - Hoping to see all your name in the Semi's


Quoted from Night_Writer


Thanks, LC.  I SO needed to hear that today.  Yes, I'll post the sci-fi script upon its first draft completion.  

Thanks again.


Don't fret too much - the way the contest is set up, it could have just been a single script reader who couldn't relate to your entry and so it didn't progress.


Quoted from hawkeye
So if my little Excel program isnít lying to me, there were 2013 quarterfinalists. That represents roughly 10% of all entries, so over 20,000 people entered.  Thatís a massive number and you wonder how they even got enough readers for all those scripts. Still, not complaining.


I think it is lying to you - I was curious so I popped it into excel and it tells me there are just under 1,000 quarter-finalists
Posted by: FrankM, July 16th, 2019, 8:18am; Reply: 48
Timmy was a Writerís Tournament entry from last year (after significant fixes).

With Seanís new format this time around, I think SS will be able to crush it in the short-film category next year  8)
Posted by: Dustin, July 16th, 2019, 8:42am; Reply: 49
The readers are little better than slaves. If I was one of them, there would be a lot of page one binnings.
Posted by: FrankM, July 16th, 2019, 8:48am; Reply: 50

Quoted from Dustin
The readers are little better than slaves. If I was one of them, there would be a lot of page one binnings.


The readers are required to give ten separate 1-10 scores on each script, so thereís no way to bail and give an honest score (assuming that all the scores are actually honest).

Page also claims to only send a script to a reader interested in that genre and topic... which means that getting too cutesy with a logline can doom your chances.
Posted by: Dustin, July 16th, 2019, 9:04am; Reply: 51

Quoted from FrankM

...assuming that all the scores are actually honest...



Paying somebody peanuts doesn't inspire honesty. You'd expect a reader to take three hours, at least, digesting your script. That, to me, is half a day's work. No way could I afford to do that. I'd have to get a real job. The readers in the early stages are all shite. Barely out of nappies, some of them.
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, July 16th, 2019, 12:04pm; Reply: 52
Well done all, I have everything crossed for everyone in the next round - go team SS!
Posted by: FrankM, July 16th, 2019, 12:54pm; Reply: 53

Quoted from Matthew Taylor
I think it is lying to you - I was curious so I popped it into excel and it tells me there are just under 1,000 quarter-finalists


It's easier to just look at the page's source code. After a quick search, there are 970 entities labeled "script-title".
Posted by: Dustin, July 16th, 2019, 12:55pm; Reply: 54

Quoted from FrankM


It's easier to just look at the page's source code. After a quick search, there are 970 entities labeled "script-title".


Nice hack.
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, July 16th, 2019, 3:45pm; Reply: 55

Quoted from FrankM


It's easier to just look at the page's source code. After a quick search, there are 970 entities labeled "script-title".


Clever, I like it.
Posted by: PKCardinal, July 16th, 2019, 3:47pm; Reply: 56
Check out Simplyscripts... representing in Page!

Excellent job everyone. I'll be watching for familiar names on Aug. 15.
Posted by: FrankM, July 27th, 2019, 8:53pm; Reply: 57
So, I paid for coverage on the two features that didn't advance, and it did a decent job of filling in the spaces between all the great feedback I got here.

For Who Wants to Be a Princess?, it was almost point-for-point the revisions I'd made since the submission date. Thanks, khamanna and colkurtz8, your feedback on that draft was spot-on. Had it scored better and survived to the semifinals, all of those requested changes would have been in there.

Using the Princess stuff as a benchmark, it gives me some confidence that the guy (the attached bio used "he") who wrote about Glass House knows what he's talking about.

  • First, he compared it directly to "Night Gallery," which was Sean's prototype in the 7WC.
  • Second, the technical advice is obvious to me in hindsight (a lot of the female characters do sound alike).
  • Third, the stuff about horror tropes probably went unsaid here because it's common knowledge among horror writers but only clear to me in hindsight. A lot of the victims in Glass House were innocent, which makes this read more like a bunch of "Criminal Minds" episodes than a horror anthology. Apparently, horror victims are supposed to "have it coming" even if the punishment is way out of proportion.

He said, "this felt like an 80s kind of potboiler". I don't know what that means (the only horror movie I saw in the 80s was Alien), but my guess is he wants me to relate the conflicts to contemporary society. If so, that was a goal for re-writes anyway.

His favorite villain in the story was the Teetotaler while the SS-verse seemed to like Liz. What they have in common is that their victims had each done something wrong according to the villain's clearly stated (though absurdly high) standards.

So, with feedback that rates as "not a waste of money," it's actually the best experience I've had with paid coverage.
Posted by: Dustin, July 28th, 2019, 5:43am; Reply: 58

Quoted from FrankM

So, with feedback that rates as "not a waste of money," it's actually the best experience I've had with paid coverage.


How do you know the feedback isn't a waste of money? Unless the rewrite based on this guy's notes helps sell your script then it's a waste of money.
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, July 28th, 2019, 11:42am; Reply: 59
A potboiler is a piece of work you produce just to get paid (you're doing it just to 'keep the pot boiling') . Something you don't put your heart into.

He's basically saying you're like a hack from the 80's!
Posted by: ajr, July 28th, 2019, 11:51am; Reply: 60
Something I've never understood about contests... I'm not saying don't enter them - winning or finishing high on the list is definitely an accomplishment...

But why not also take the list of judges, do a half day of investigating to find their email addresses, and pitch them directly?

They're obviously the kind of industry people who will respond to new writers, if they're taking the time to judge a contest.

AJR
Posted by: FrankM, July 28th, 2019, 12:39pm; Reply: 61

Quoted from Dustin


How do you know the feedback isn't a waste of money? Unless the rewrite based on this guy's notes helps sell your script then it's a waste of money.

I meant that I found it useful. Whether it has a positive net-present-value in a strict dollar sense, thereís no way to know that yet.


Quoted from ajr
Something I've never understood about contests... I'm not saying don't enter them - winning or finishing high on the list is definitely an accomplishment...

But why not also take the list of judges, do a half day of investigating to find their email addresses, and pitch them directly?

They're obviously the kind of industry people who will respond to new writers, if they're taking the time to judge a contest.

AJR

Those judges arenít involved until a script has gotten past a couple rounds of low-level readers who sort out the worst entries (and a random fraction of the good entries). Direct contacts would have lower expected quality on average.
Posted by: FrankM, July 28th, 2019, 12:42pm; Reply: 62

Quoted from Scar Tissue Films
A potboiler is a piece of work you produce just to get paid (you're doing it just to 'keep the pot boiling') . Something you don't put your heart into.

He's basically saying you're like a hack from the 80's!


In context my guess was that it meant formulaic or cliched, so I wasnít TOO far off.
Posted by: ajr, July 28th, 2019, 7:19pm; Reply: 63

Quoted from FrankM
Those judges arenít involved until a script has gotten past a couple rounds of low-level readers who sort out the worst entries (and a random fraction of the good entries). Direct contacts would have lower expected quality on average.


Yeah I get it, however the contest usually advertise who the judges are. What I'm saying is instead of joining the contest, or in addition to joining the contest, why not query the judge directly?

Posted by: eldave1, July 28th, 2019, 7:21pm; Reply: 64

Quoted from ajr
Something I've never understood about contests... I'm not saying don't enter them - winning or finishing high on the list is definitely an accomplishment...

But why not also take the list of judges, do a half day of investigating to find their email addresses, and pitch them directly?

They're obviously the kind of industry people who will respond to new writers, if they're taking the time to judge a contest.

AJR


Pretty sure they don't publish the list of judges
Posted by: eldave1, July 28th, 2019, 7:23pm; Reply: 65

Quoted from FrankM
So, I paid for coverage on the two features that didn't advance, and it did a decent job of filling in the spaces between all the great feedback I got here.

For Who Wants to Be a Princess?, it was almost point-for-point the revisions I'd made since the submission date. Thanks, khamanna and colkurtz8, your feedback on that draft was spot-on. Had it scored better and survived to the semifinals, all of those requested changes would have been in there.

Using the Princess stuff as a benchmark, it gives me some confidence that the guy (the attached bio used "he") who wrote about Glass House knows what he's talking about.

  • First, he compared it directly to "Night Gallery," which was Sean's prototype in the 7WC.
  • Second, the technical advice is obvious to me in hindsight (a lot of the female characters do sound alike).
  • Third, the stuff about horror tropes probably went unsaid here because it's common knowledge among horror writers but only clear to me in hindsight. A lot of the victims in Glass House were innocent, which makes this read more like a bunch of "Criminal Minds" episodes than a horror anthology. Apparently, horror victims are supposed to "have it coming" even if the punishment is way out of proportion.

He said, "this felt like an 80s kind of potboiler". I don't know what that means (the only horror movie I saw in the 80s was Alien), but my guess is he wants me to relate the conflicts to contemporary society. If so, that was a goal for re-writes anyway.

His favorite villain in the story was the Teetotaler while the SS-verse seemed to like Liz. What they have in common is that their victims had each done something wrong according to the villain's clearly stated (though absurdly high) standards.

So, with feedback that rates as "not a waste of money," it's actually the best experience I've had with paid coverage.


Glad you were happy with the notes.

I don't order the notes since I don't know who I am really ordering from. But if you are happy with what you got - good.
Posted by: ajr, July 28th, 2019, 7:36pm; Reply: 66
Dave, you're right, looks as if the bigger ones don't specify the judges - I thought I remembered them doing that - however some of other ones do:

https://scriptapalooza.com/judges/our-judges/
Posted by: eldave1, July 28th, 2019, 7:39pm; Reply: 67

Quoted from ajr
Dave, you're right, looks as if the bigger ones don't specify the judges - I thought I remembered them doing that - however some of other ones do:

https://scriptapalooza.com/judges/our-judges/


Then it might be a good idea for those that are known. Couldn't hurt
Posted by: ReneC, July 29th, 2019, 11:43am; Reply: 68

Quoted from Scar Tissue Films
A potboiler is a piece of work you produce just to get paid (you're doing it just to 'keep the pot boiling') . Something you don't put your heart into.

He's basically saying you're like a hack from the 80's!


I don't think that was the intention behind the note. A potboiler is slowly rising tension until it blows the lid off, like a boiling pot.
Posted by: JohnI, July 29th, 2019, 1:13pm; Reply: 69
With the lower level judges - a lot depends on the taste of them. If you write horror (I doníT) and the judge just doesnít get horror - its a bad draw.

Read something recently on a guy with a script - said he entered it in thirty something contest over ten years. Never made it to second round. Finally got a chance to pitch through an unlikely connection. It sold to big producer immediately. I enter but they are not the end all, be all. Most entry level readers are like us - poor writers trying to eek out a few crumbs.

ďMay I have another, Sir!Ē
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, July 29th, 2019, 5:51pm; Reply: 70

Quoted from ReneC


I don't think that was the intention behind the note. A potboiler is slowly rising tension until it blows the lid off, like a boiling pot.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potboiler

It's a common term.

Posted by: Night_Writer, July 29th, 2019, 7:14pm; Reply: 71

Quoted from Scar Tissue Films


But does that mean this particular judge is using the term as defined this way?  Or does he/she mistakenly think it means something else?  Just curious.
Posted by: FrankM, July 29th, 2019, 8:05pm; Reply: 72
I think Scar is right on this one. It was a 7WC with a challenging set of parameters, and well outside my comfort zone. The vignettes were basically ďthings Iíd find really disturbing if I saw them on screenĒ with approximately zero knowledge of what makes a horror movie tick.

The fact that it came across as merely soulless rather than a pisser is actually welcome news :)

So there were a lot of formulaic horror movies in the 80s?
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, July 30th, 2019, 4:53am; Reply: 73
Yes.

But I loved them.

In those days video rental existed. Which meant independent films could make a profit.

Blockbuster 's minimum order was 250, 000 copies of your film at around $5...so you could make real money getting your cliche rental out.
Posted by: hawkeye, August 15th, 2019, 1:32pm; Reply: 74
No luck on the Page Award semis for me.  Bummer. Time for a beer. Or fifteen.
Posted by: PKCardinal, August 15th, 2019, 2:04pm; Reply: 75
Dangit. Feeling bad for ya Gary. Warren, too.

On the plus side, I saw Dave in there. Kudos for that one.

And, another writer I follow from Kansas City got 2. Don't know him, but his name always shows up. Must be pretty good. (Jeffrey Fields)
Posted by: FrankM, August 15th, 2019, 2:38pm; Reply: 76
Alas, Timmy the android ran out of juice before the semi-final round.

Though Page won't see it, all of you are cordially invited over the Short Sci-Fi/Fantasy board to see an updated version of the script.
Posted by: Warren, August 15th, 2019, 3:12pm; Reply: 77
Congrats Dave, you're killing it!

No luck for me either, onwards and upwards I say :)
Posted by: PKCardinal, August 15th, 2019, 3:43pm; Reply: 78

Quoted from Warren
Congrats Dave, you're killing it!

No luck for me either, onwards and upwards I say :)


Yep, yours is a good script. And, you have a good plan. Keep working it.
Posted by: Night_Writer, August 15th, 2019, 3:58pm; Reply: 79
All you guys did great.  Congrats to all of you!
Posted by: eldave1, August 15th, 2019, 4:00pm; Reply: 80

Quoted from Warren
Congrats Dave, you're killing it!

No luck for me either, onwards and upwards I say :)


Thanks!
Posted by: Warren, August 15th, 2019, 4:29pm; Reply: 81

Quoted from PKCardinal


Yep, yours is a good script. And, you have a good plan. Keep working it.


Thanks Paul, that plan just got a whole not more exciting. Probably the only reason I'm taking the news so well  ;)

Will PM you.
Posted by: Anon, August 15th, 2019, 4:35pm; Reply: 82
After swearing off competitions I came back from the pub after one too many earlier this year and thought sod it. Never entered Page. So far itís a rare drunken whim I donít regret. My pilot made it through. Fingers crossed for me and Eldave whoís stuff iíve read on here - top notch.
Posted by: Warren, August 15th, 2019, 4:38pm; Reply: 83

Quoted from Anon
After swearing off competitions I came back from the pub after one too many earlier this year and thought sod it. Never entered Page. So far itís a rare drunken whim I donít regret. My pilot made it through. Fingers crossed for me and Eldave whoís stuff iíve read on here - top notch.


Congrats, which script is it?
Posted by: FrankM, August 15th, 2019, 4:44pm; Reply: 84

Quoted from Warren


Congrats, which script is it?


Given the screen name Anon, Iíd look for a script with no author listed :)
Posted by: FrankM, August 15th, 2019, 4:44pm; Reply: 85
Congrats Dave and Anon!
Posted by: Anon, August 15th, 2019, 4:52pm; Reply: 86

Quoted from Warren


Congrats, which script is it?


Cheers! Tv drama - Broughtonís Rules.
Posted by: Warren, August 15th, 2019, 5:51pm; Reply: 87
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, August 15th, 2019, 5:55pm; Reply: 88
Well done to those still in. Quite an achievement
Posted by: eldave1, August 15th, 2019, 6:53pm; Reply: 89
Thanks  all
Posted by: khamanna, August 15th, 2019, 9:08pm; Reply: 90
Congrats to those who made it to semis.

Which script, Dave?
Posted by: eldave1, August 15th, 2019, 9:10pm; Reply: 91

Quoted from khamanna
Congrats to those who made it to semis.

Which script, Dave?


Last Statesman
Posted by: khamanna, August 16th, 2019, 8:51am; Reply: 92

Quoted from eldave1


Last Statesman


This one is my favorite out of all that I read from you. You must have rewrote a lot since I remember it at Page in previous years.
Good luck to you with it, it has soul and passion and its a different setting too. Im a big fan of that script, will be rooting for it to go all the way.
Posted by: MarkItZero, August 16th, 2019, 9:53am; Reply: 93
Congrats to Dave and Anon. Win this thing and then mention Simply Scripts in your Oscar speeches.
Posted by: eldave1, August 16th, 2019, 10:08am; Reply: 94

Quoted from khamanna


This one is my favorite out of all that I read from you. You must have rewrote a lot since I remember it at Page in previous years.
Good luck to you with it, it has soul and passion and its a different setting too. Im a big fan of that script, will be rooting for it to go all the way.


Thanks, Kham. Appreciate it.
Posted by: eldave1, August 16th, 2019, 10:08am; Reply: 95

Quoted from MarkItZero
Congrats to Dave and Anon. Win this thing and then mention Simply Scripts in your Oscar speeches.


But if course!
Posted by: Anon, August 16th, 2019, 10:30am; Reply: 96

Quoted from MarkItZero
Congrats to Dave and Anon. Win this thing and then mention Simply Scripts in your Oscar speeches.


MineÔŅĹs a pilot so you‚Äôll have to make do with the EmmyÔŅĹs!
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, August 17th, 2019, 3:04pm; Reply: 97
Congrats both, fingers crossed!
Posted by: eldave1, August 17th, 2019, 3:25pm; Reply: 98

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Congrats both, fingers crossed!


Thanks, mate
Posted by: Dustin, August 18th, 2019, 2:01am; Reply: 99
Well done, Dave. I didn't know you could enter the same scripts again. TLS deserves to get made.

Good luck to you too, Anon.
Posted by: Demento, August 18th, 2019, 5:51am; Reply: 100
Congrats. Nothing but the best to both of you fellas.
Posted by: eldave1, August 18th, 2019, 11:18am; Reply: 101

Quoted from Dustin
Well done, Dave. I didn't know you could enter the same scripts again. TLS deserves to get made.

Good luck to you too, Anon.


Thanks, mate - much appreciated
Posted by: eldave1, August 18th, 2019, 11:18am; Reply: 102

Quoted from Demento
Congrats. Nothing but the best to both of you fellas.


Thanks !!
Posted by: Warren, September 15th, 2019, 12:48pm; Reply: 103
https://pageawards.com/past-winners/2019-winners/2019-finalists/

Congrats, Dave. You're killing it. Good luck moving forward.

And congrats to Alex (Anon).

Bring it home guys.
Posted by: eldave1, September 15th, 2019, 12:53pm; Reply: 104

Quoted from Warren
https://pageawards.com/past-winners/2019-winners/2019-finalists/

Congrats, Dave. You're killing it. Good luck moving forward.


Thanks,  mate
Posted by: Anon, September 15th, 2019, 2:02pm; Reply: 105

Quoted from Warren
https://pageawards.com/past-winners/2019-winners/2019-finalists/

Congrats, Dave. You're killing it. Good luck moving forward.

And congrats to Alex (Anon).

Bring it home guys.


Thanks man! I wasnít going to check it today - hangovers and rejection donít mix - So your congrats actually gave me the news. Last ten - happy with that.
Posted by: FrankM, September 15th, 2019, 2:25pm; Reply: 106
Came here to post an update, but then saw this...


Quoted from Warren
https://pageawards.com/past-winners/2019-winners/2019-finalists/

Congrats, Dave. You're killing it. Good luck moving forward.

And congrats to Alex (Anon).

Bring it home guys.


Congratulations to Dave and Alex!

Warren, get a life  :P
Posted by: Warren, September 15th, 2019, 3:17pm; Reply: 107

Quoted from FrankM
Came here to post an update, but then saw this...



Congratulations to Dave and Alex!

Warren, get a life  :P


Hey haha.

I got an email, haven't been following along since I got rejected.
Posted by: MarkRenshaw, September 16th, 2019, 1:57am; Reply: 108
Well done Dave & Alex, hopefully one of you take the big prize this year!
Posted by: khamanna, September 16th, 2019, 7:30am; Reply: 109
Nice! You guys go strong!
Posted by: PKCardinal, September 16th, 2019, 12:17pm; Reply: 110
Sweet!

Excellent work guys. Bring the trophy home.
Posted by: eldave1, September 16th, 2019, 12:49pm; Reply: 111
Thanks everyone.  Good luck Alex
Posted by: Anon, September 17th, 2019, 7:06am; Reply: 112

Quoted from eldave1
Thanks everyone.  Good luck Alex


Yes, you too!

As for me - I certainly don't have eyes on the top prize - and if they gave that to a Pilot I'd be amazed. But a category win is one in ten now and hey - 2nd and 3rd might get the script/writer some industry attention. So here's hoping ...
Posted by: Matthew Taylor, September 17th, 2019, 7:20am; Reply: 113
Best of luck to the both of you  :)
Posted by: MarkItZero, September 18th, 2019, 8:05pm; Reply: 114
They need to add an award for most times getting into the finals in the history of PAGE and give it to Dave.


Quoted from Anon


As for me - I certainly don't have eyes on the top prize - and if they gave that to a Pilot I'd be amazed.


I'm completely blanking on his name but there was a regular member here from way back that won the whole thing with a five page short script called Numbers. It's on this site, if you read it, you'll see why.

Good luck, by the way, and congrats to you both!
Posted by: Warren, September 18th, 2019, 8:16pm; Reply: 115

Quoted from MarkItZero


I'm completely blanking on his name but there was a regular member here from way back that won the whole thing with a five page short script called Numbers. It's on this site, if you read it, you'll see why.



Matias Caruso?
Posted by: eldave1, September 18th, 2019, 8:30pm; Reply: 116

Quoted from MarkItZero
They need to add an award for most times getting into the finals in the history of PAGE and give it to Dave.



I'm completely blanking on his name but there was a regular member here from way back that won the whole thing with a five page short script called Numbers. It's on this site, if you read it, you'll see why.

Good luck, by the way, and congrats to you both!


I like that!
Posted by: LC, September 18th, 2019, 9:14pm; Reply: 117
Yep, that was Matias Caruso, (like Warren said) for Carnival (feature length), 2014 Page GF winner.

He writes beautifully, short and long. Show off!  :D
Posted by: MarkItZero, September 18th, 2019, 11:27pm; Reply: 118
Oh, I thought he won for Numbers. He should have won for that. I'm gonna give those judges a talking to.

Now I really wanna read Carnival though.
Posted by: AnthonyCawood, September 19th, 2019, 12:41pm; Reply: 119
Good luck guys!
Posted by: eldave1, September 19th, 2019, 1:38pm; Reply: 120

Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Good luck guys!


Thanks!
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