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catcon 07-26-2019 11:36 AM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Nope. When I've submitted 1, 2 or 3, I got 3 emails. I'd give 'em a ding, since on their FB page they've announced that they "all" went out 12 hours ago - but maybe be sure to check your 'Trash' box first!

GucciGhostXXX 07-26-2019 12:52 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
And just as a reminder...

If you do or donít place, thatís not an indication of whether of or not you can get signed and do well with producers. Again, two scripts of mine that did zero in Nicholl did very well with agents and producers. TRY regardless!

Good luck!

catcon 07-26-2019 02:31 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Oh, and what about those who tried to strategize their submissions for Nicholl - thinking this genre script would be better than that one, etc.?

Previously, I'd sent them anything and everything, but this time I chose my Frank Capra big piece of Apple Pie and Mom Americana. I thought: "It's a sure thing!" After all, the Yankees are going to be tearing themselves apart in their Election, in just over a year, so I had dreams of this being made by then (yeah, right) because a story that highlighted the best of them, instead of picking sides, ought to do well, eh?

Well, the email said something about 2 positive reads, whatever that means.

Incidentally, back in June I'd posted the first two pages of the script in question, over on this thread:

http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/...84&postcount=6

Sorry, for your amusement here was the log that went along with the submission:

Quote:

At the height of the Great Depression, a wealthy older man who’s
losing his memory wants his estate to go to someone needy, so he launches
a quest with his trusted valet and his attorney-in-disguise to find the
perfect candidate.

Bono 07-26-2019 06:27 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkKnight(OfTheSoul) (Post 964333)
sits quietly...

One year, I was a reader for a contest I had scripts submitted too. I got the reader job after I entered, found it on craigslist for 10 bucks a read. I told myself, well if I get my own script I'll throw it back, but the rest I'll just be honest. And I was curious as hell to see what my pears were writing. Good learning experience for me.

I wouldn't do that again, but I was just starting out. At the time I was thinking, this is how you find your readers??? But again, at least I had good intentions. I figured if I turn down the job, they'll just replace me with probably someone else that has skin in the game. For all I know all the readers were just like me. I mean for 10 bucks -- probably!

I think I submitted a sample to get the job (probably free coverage they used on a script regardless if they hired you or not I bet). The reviews I gave out where a whole lot better than the crappy ones I got back on my own script.

So yeah, these contests aren't so super well run thing all the time.

Bono 07-27-2019 06:28 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Itís that time of year again... I want to read your Nicholls QF script! But only send me if you are amazing, arenít afraid to be judged harshly and maybe ignored completely. Iím not going to audition for writers who are ONLY Nicholls QF, so send me or donít.

Lee @ stobbyent.com


FROM TWITTER

Procrastinator 07-28-2019 03:21 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rando (Post 964321)
I entered 3 scripts but only got email notification for 2.

Did anyone else have this happen?



Yeah, I submitted three but only got one feedback (top 10%).

Iím assuming the other two were rejections, but didnít get the boilerplate letter.

catcon 07-28-2019 06:00 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Procrastinator (Post 964411)
Yeah, I submitted three but only got one feedback (top 10%).

I’m assuming the other two were rejections, but didn’t get the boilerplate letter.

As I implied here:
Previous post on this very concern
If you've paid for 2 or 3 submissions, you deserve an email for each. What if yours slipped through the cracks?!

Or, what if it were one of the quarterfinal emails, and IT slipped through the cracks.. and here you are, a quarterfinalist and don't even know it! :cool:

Procrastinator 07-29-2019 02:16 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by catcon (Post 964422)
As I implied here:
Previous post on this very concern
If you've paid for 2 or 3 submissions, you deserve an email for each. What if yours slipped through the cracks?!

Or, what if it were one of the quarterfinal emails, and IT slipped through the cracks.. and here you are, a quarterfinalist and don't even know it! :cool:


Just got word.

No QF, as I suspected.

One of my other scripts cracked the top 15%, though.

heynickcam 08-05-2019 04:31 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Made the QF even though I realized I had submitted a slightly older and less-refined version of the script, oy!

Hernan Giaggio 08-19-2019 09:16 PM

Re: Nicholl 2019
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bono (Post 964379)
Itís that time of year again... I want to read your Nicholls QF script! But only send me if you are amazing, arenít afraid to be judged harshly and maybe ignored completely. Iím not going to audition for writers who are ONLY Nicholls QF, so send me or donít.

Lee @ stobbyent.com


FROM TWITTER

Thanks for posting this, by the way.


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