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  • Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

    have any of you placed or won any of the more popular screenwriting contests? if so, does anything really come out of it such as networking or allowing your script to get read more easily by an agent?

    i was thinking of entering the scriptpimp contest which is coming up but a little hesitant, when i used to write for novels mostly the topics or genres that won were kid adventures, romances or fantasy...are the popular screenwriting contests more biased to a certain type of genre?
    One must be fearless and tenacious when pursuing their dreams. If you don't, regret will be your reward.

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    Re: Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

    You know, i'm willing to bet that if you did a search of this, and other forums, on this board- you'd find the answer to this question that's been asked several time since you've been a member.

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      Re: Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

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        Re: Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

        thanx deus exactly what i was looking for.
        One must be fearless and tenacious when pursuing their dreams. If you don't, regret will be your reward.

        The Fiction Story Room

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          Re: Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

          I got laid once off a contest placement.

          Your mileage may vary.
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          • #6
            Re: Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

            I won the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards late last year and got a bunch of requests from top tier agents and managers as a result. While I didn't land with any of those guys, I used the buzz from the contest win to land a writing assignment. That feature is now in preproduction.

            Also, as one of the prizes (in addition to ten grand), PAGE gave me a free placement on Inktip. That led directly to an option.

            So, yes, there are success stories out there.

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            • #7
              Re: Screenwriting Contests...any benefit?

              Originally posted by Hairy Lime
              I got laid once off a contest placement.

              Your mileage may vary.

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