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Old 09-30-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default RIP Creative Screenwriting Magazine?

According to Jim Cirile, a monthly contributor to the magazine, the magazine and the expo may be kaput. It's a shame. Despite the fact that the expo contest has been poorly run, they seemed to get their act together this year and they've always had very informative classes there.

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Tough. Not all that surprising, but sad. It's a wonder any magazine is surviving since all I see people do is the skim through and put back. It's especially true for specialty publications.

I would think that at the very least the website would still be up and running.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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If this is true I'm sorry these key folks have lost/about to lose their jobs.

Bill D was an as$hole though. Check out his response on the numerous threads here. I can only imagine if he conducted himself in his workplace as he did on these boards, then CS fate was sealed a long time ago.

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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the fish rots from it's head
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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I entered the expo screenwriting contest last year and found it very frustrating that they prolonged the late deadline, putting early and dued entries like mine on the backburner. They said my script was good, but the judge(s) didn't like the fact my characters were teenagers. If you're going to judge a script on what age the characters age, you shouldn't judge scripts. Hence, I'm glad CSM's going bust.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #6
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Tough. Not all that surprising, but sad. It's a wonder any magazine is surviving since all I see people do is the skim through and put back. It's especially true for specialty publications.

I would think that at the very least the website would still be up and running.
Actually, they haven't update it for a while. Quite a telling sign of its' demise.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Madbandit,
You think that's frustrating? I actually entered and won one of the categories this year at the LA Screenwtiting Expo. You know, a check and wonderful prizes? Can't reach anyone (due to a family emergency, I couldn't attend the Awards Dinner to collect in person. BIG mistake, I guess, in retrospect).
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #8
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You think that's frustrating? I actually entered and won one of the categories this year at the LA Screenwtiting Expo. You know, a check and wonderful prizes? Can't reach anyone (due to a family emergency, I couldn't attend the Awards Dinner to collect in person. BIG mistake, I guess, in retrospect).
At least you won something. Congrats. Hope they won't renege on it...
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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I can't tell you how many times I have heard winners, readers, and assistants from contests complain about how they haven't been paid or how the owner/managers of such contests mismanage their funds. Sad.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:45 PM   #10
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At least you won something. Congrats. Hope they won't renege on it...
I'll wait a little while and see what Bill has to say before I do anything about it. Gotta admit, the win itself is nice. This script had already won Best Screenplay at a film festival, so it's comforting to get a little confirmation since I "came out of retirement" last year. (I wrote a bunch of screenplays in the 90s/early millenium. A high school debate team friend / roommate at Georgetown one summer / attorney buddy wanted to try and get into the movie agent biz [he had a few book clients], so we spent that decade proving that you can, indeed, do everything wrong! But it was great fun. Then I took eight years off to be a foster parent and adopt a few kids (12 total adoptions). The "babies" are now 7, and I've got time for writing again. Also, a 3 day work week doesn't hurt, either. )
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