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Old 09-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #81
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So I'm a little confused...

If you receive a mailing, it will either be a rejection or placement letter, correct?

If you place as a first or second rounder, is that the end of the line or is there hope of advancing to the semi-finals (via a phone call)?

Does anybody know?
correct me if im wrong, but receiving a letter means you're either a first or second rounder with no chance for advancement. phone calls mean you're a semifinalist with chance for advancement. the only reason people want a letter is to be put out of the misery of waiting.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:54 PM   #82
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If you receive a mailing, it will either be a rejection or placement letter, correct?

If you place as a first or second rounder, is that the end of the line or is there hope of advancing to the semi-finals (via a phone call)?
Why don't you call over and ask them for the group? I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.


(Ugh. Sorry. Violating my own troll rules...)
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #83
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Lord is right...a letter means you're done. A phone call in the next couple of days means you're a semi-finalist that's onto the next round of judging where the same rules apply. They'll either call you in late September to tell you you are a finalist or you'll get a letter congratulating you on being a semi-finalist (and that there's a reduced rate to attend the conf).

Bottom line...phone call GOOD, letter BAD.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #84
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Bottom line...phone call GOOD, letter BAD.
So if I keep my phone off, and set bear traps for the mailman does this mean I can delude myself and tell everyone that I advanced?

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #85
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I called the contact number and spoke w/Matt. Letters are being sent out today. Phone calls start tomorrow or Monday at the latest. So everyone will know their status by this time next week.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #86
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I think I just got a call from them but I missed it.

Is Austin's area code 888? Or 866?
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #87
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I called the contact number and spoke w/Matt. Letters are being sent out today. Phone calls start tomorrow or Monday at the latest. So everyone will know their status by this time next week.
Thanks for the info.

Austin seems to be run by sadists ... letters for god's sake!
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #88
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I think I just got a call from them but I missed it.

Is Austin's area code 888? Or 866?
The number I called was 512-478-4795. It's at the bottom of the Screenplay Competition page . The toll free number is 1-800-310-FEST.

I had a call that did not show up on my cell phone and I couldn't find out who it was so I called and spoke with Matt Dy, the gentleman responsible for informing contestants of their place/status, and asked the lamest question ever..."Did you guys try to call me?" He said they had not and that they have begun sending out letters today. The phone calls will begin tomorrow at the earliest and Monday at the latest. I'm only sharing this information because I am as anxious as the next wannabe.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #89
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Perfect time for your quote.

Why don't you ask your "colleague"?

Maybe if there weren't several different responses flying around, things wouldn't be so confusing.

Who do you think you are? I'm new to the board and for you to make insinuations (false by the way) about me is extremely petty. What would I have to gain by coming to a board and spreading lies? Your sour attitude is unacceptable and if you can't show me the same regard that you do others, then I will firmly ask that you not address me in a direct manner at all.

I've applied to several different programs/competitions. I'm on pin and needles like everyone else in this forum. Please respect my journey and I will do the same for you.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #90
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Thanks for the info.

Austin seems to be run by sadists ... letters for god's sake!

I agree.

They should have sent info via email a couple of weeks ago.

If they expect people to travel, then they need to give ample time to prepare.
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