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Old 02-01-2012, 04:43 AM   #51
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My recollection is that last year it was the average score in the first two reads which determined whether a script got a third read. Will that be the case this year - even if one reader gives a script a very high mark and the other gives it a very low mark, producing an average too low to get a third read? This would mean that a single reader could still sink a great script - if the high mark was the 'right' one.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #52
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can a reader rate an early read (being tough on it) and then go back and change the scores... after reading 50 scripts that are not as good?
Yes, readers are allowed to adjust scores at any point if they feel the adjustment will make their scores more accurate.

We ask the readers to strive for consistency throughout the competition.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #53
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My recollection is that last year it was the average score in the first two reads which determined whether a script got a third read. Will that be the case this year - even if one reader gives a script a very high mark and the other gives it a very low mark, producing an average too low to get a third read? This would mean that a single reader could still sink a great script - if the high mark was the 'right' one.
Your description is not correct.

It is not the average of the first two reads that determines a third read. It is the high score of the first two reads that determines the third read.

Essentially, it's best one of two reads to determine third read.

Then, best two of three reads to determine quarterfinalists.

Next, best five of six reads to determine semifinalists.

Finally, best eight of ten reads to determine finalists.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #54
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It is the high score of the first two reads that determines the third read.

Essentially, it's best one of two reads to determine third read.

Then, best two of three reads to determine quarterfinalists.

Next, best five of six reads to determine semifinalists.

Finally, best eight of ten reads to determine finalists.
Greg, we really appreciate your patience with all our questions.... thanks for providing the important details... I often wondered just how many reads a script had to survive to get into the final round.. I'll get back to polishing my script now.. shiny!
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #55
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Greg, I have a couple of scripts in the same genre. If I enter it at the same time, would different readers read them or would it be the same?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #56
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Thanks for this info - a very fair system.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #57
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Greg, I have a couple of scripts in the same genre. If I enter it at the same time, would different readers read them or would it be the same?
In the past it was always easier to ensure that different readers judged a script if the scripts were entered at the same time.

With the database installed last year, readers are excluded from being assigned a script from a writer they've already read. So now it doesn't matter when an entrant submits scripts.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #58
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In the past it was always easier to ensure that different readers judged a script if the scripts were entered at the same time.

With the database installed last year, readers are excluded from being assigned a script from a writer they've already read. So now it doesn't matter when an entrant submits scripts.
Thank you for the prompt reply, kind sir!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:56 AM   #59
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With the database installed last year...
Just wanted to say nice job on the layout of past scripts entered. Nice little window to let us know the final status of the scripts (and not a bad little confidence booster when you just know your writing sucks).

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #60
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I don't know if it's an isolated incident but my Nicholl session expired twice when I was doing my entry. Once when I was doing the logline, another at the credit card entry stage. If others had a similar problem, say.

I spent about a minute away from the session looking for my logline, and around a minute digging out my credit card. I guess that was the issue.

My entry was successful but the dropped sessions was a bit of a nuisance.

It was not my broadband: the message was "Your Nicholl session has expired" or something very similar.

Apart from the above, the application process was a breeze.
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