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  • Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

    Well considering the impending publication of the Semi-Final list (1st July) Someone had to create a Bluecat thread, right?

    So we got any Bluecat Done Dealers?

    I myself entered (obviously otherwise this is a pretty pointless thread) and looking forward to the feedback.

    I'm a little skeptical about my prospects of advancing since the script I entered was written over a year ago. A certain politician once said, 'A week is a long time in politics'. Well it seems a year is a long time in scriptwriting. I can see a lot of that script I'd change now and a few bits that may confuse.

    Although that may also be damage limitation concocted by my feeble brain. Some kind of Coping mechanism for the prospect of a crushing defeat.

    Anyone else out there?

  • #2
    Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

    Yeah I've entered too, mainly just to get notes aswell as a chance to see if I progress. Don't have any high hopes though even though I love my script.


    • #3
      Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

      TOP 10 PERCENT:

      Semi-finalists will be announced July 15th, Finalists on July 22nd and our winner on August 1.
      All analysis will be sent by August 1st. Congratulations!

      10 Minutes From Paradise by Janyce Lapore
      222-0 by Scott J. Larson
      A Guy, a Girl, a Chimp, and a Lake by Clay Ostrom
      A Pawn In the Game by Ryan Peek
      A Red Sky Morning by Janis DeMoor
      A Solemn Path to Contentment by Jeffrey Musmanno
      Adandoned Wells by Jason Wilburn
      After Babylon Falls by Michael Scott Blades
      Aftershocks by Robb Lanum
      Algo Por Mi by Juan Sebastian Jacome
      American Cooper by Timothy Jay Smith
      A'Mor by Monte Bainter
      An eye for an eye by Lauren Carol Cragg
      Andersen County by Jerry Johnson
      Angel's Wing by Alan Johnson
      Angola Blue by R.K. Townsend
      Another Theater Of War by Mark Schwiesow
      Ascension Dharmarama by Steven W. Sparks
      Autopsy by M.S. Martin
      Bad Trip North by Douglas Westerbeke
      Behind the Mirror by Timothy Kernc
      Beloved of God by Jim Walkington
      Billy by Dia Hancock
      Black Garden by Joe Bright
      Black Hills Hard Rain by Teddy Adams
      Blind Eye by Mark Davidson
      Blood Mezcal by Derek Garrison
      Blue Motel by Ted Campbell
      Boy Girl Boy Girl by Georgia Shreve
      Boy on a Bike by Allen O'Leary
      Breaking Through by Ken White, Stephen Larsen, Robin Larsen
      Broken Windows by Mike Stanford
      Burning Love by Phil Andersen
      Buy It Now by Peter M. Punckowski
      Call of the Eagle by Michael Carter & Deborah Shepherd
      Chatterbox by Austin Davidson
      City of the Dead by Xina Marie Uhl & Janet L. Loftis
      Close Quarters by Nicholas Turner
      Coffee Talk by Michael M. Burgner
      Completely Incomplete by Jeffrey Hirschberg
      Crazy Thunder by Dimitri Neos
      Cruel World by Lisa O'Donnell
      Cupid by Wyatt Elliott & Chris Engler
      Dear Micah by Danielle Porter
      Debt Management by Jeffrey Thomas
      Delivered by Diane Hanks
      Disconnected by Allen R. Rosenberg
      Dogs Always Know by Winnie Dunbar
      Dylanology by Dennis Schebetta
      Dyre Avenue by William Speruzzi
      Emily's Window by Dayle Ann Hunt
      Emma by Chris Rodgers
      Everlot by Cody Urban
      Every time I go to Staten Island Something Bad Happens by Irin Evers
      Exit Marlowe by Matthew Scarsbrook
      Fang Miller--Legend Killer by R.K. Townsend
      Fast Cash by David Thomas
      Fields of Gold by Kathryn Gandek-Tighe
      Fight Belle by Aimee Parrott & Antonio Gangemi
      Finding Aura by Jennifer Lynn Hampton
      First Under Heaven by Ellmyn Kauffman
      Floating World by Perry Wade
      Flying Home by David A. Gillaspie
      Gadfly And Empire by Kathryn Kuhlen
      Gameplay by Jane Isaacs
      Gauguin in London by Trevor Hodgkins
      Getting Molly Married by Lindsey Van de Kirk
      Glass Ceiling by Paul Rooks
      Gorgeous George by Steve LaMontagne
      Greenland by Alexandre Carriere
      Hannibal by Jack Davidson
      Happy Now by Zachary Kahn
      Heads or Heads by Laurence Warriner
      Hellcats by Scott Kradolfer & Michael Lifshey
      Hit Parade by Robert DeFranco
      Holding the Pole by J.R. O'Hara
      Home and Away by Craig Matthew Hodgkins
      Homewrecker by Brad Ling
      Hope Springs Eternal by Jason Ubaldi & Steven Goldberg
      Howard & Minet by Doyle Esch & Daniel Wilson
      Impressions by Jeremy Hoffpauir
      In Memory of Me by Samantha Lavin
      In Only Seven Days by Kendal Whitlock
      In the Pocket by John Hays
      In Your Dreams by Steve Wright
      Intolerance by Gary S. Branfman
      Invitation to a Shipwreck by Ray Behar, Lisa Powell, Rachel Birnbaum
      Iron Mace by Joel W. Solloway
      Jeffers' Ghost by Alan H. Stacy
      Juniper Bass by CB Wilson
      Kaleidoscope by Cody Urban
      Kevin and Consuela by Joshua L. Grote
      Kid Show by Chad Holley
      Killing Sara by Robert Jackson
      Lean by Shukree H. Tilghman
      Lie Detector (Polygraph) by Jake Hulseberg
      Life On Earth by William Tepper
      Life with Louis by Justin Flesher
      Life Without a Face by Alex David
      Living in Limbo by Michael Amato
      Lo Que Tu Mandes by Oscar Rodriguez
      Love Lies Bleeding by Kristl Volk Franklin
      Loved Ones by Vicki Speegle
      Loyalty on Trial by Erik V. Wolter & Robert Masters
      Lyrical by Carter Stewart
      Mad Art Gallery by Diane Lansing
      Mars Rush by David Leonard
      Martial Arts and Crafts by J. Santino Grammatico
      Matri-Money by Hal Katkov
      Maximilian by John Gorski
      Media Circus by Garth Holden
      Middle of Nowhere by TJ Brady
      Miss Chevious by Tamsen McDonough
      Monday's Girl by Rhianon Jones
      Monsters in the House by Elissa Elliott
      Moo by Supriya Kelkar
      Mortal Coil by Andrew Steven Harris
      Mother of Frankenstein by Ian Simpson
      Mother of Frankenstein by Robert Ian Simpson
      Necessarry Evil by Richard Hohenrath
      Neighborhood Watch by Eric Werner
      New Blue Moon by Ellen Gault & Regina Rain Richardson
      Off the Edge by Barbara Beck
      Or Elsie by Adam Pollock
      Outlaw Blues by Kevin McDevitt
      Papercuts by Roger L. Johnson
      Past Master by Lydia Rawlings
      Peace On Earth by Ken Richards
      Perfect Little Man by Mark S. Jones
      Pinky Promise by Mark Davidson
      Pit Bulls by A.R. Mendoza
      Play Me by Chaco Daniel
      Playing Gods by Brian Sanders
      Prisoners of War by William P. Shaw
      Pup by Maggie Lawrence
      Racing History by Randal Kobler
      Rasputin by Laqueta Lewis
      Reasons To Be Single by Alison Wilkie
      Rebel 44 by Steve Ruttley
      Rebels by Alexandra Swenson
      Recurring Dreams by Gabor Asztalos
      Redtape by Scott O'Malley & Sean Afsahi
      Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston
      Reform Me by Louella M Reynolds
      Saratoga by Robert Potter
      Saving Baby New Year by Roger Tessier
      Seeping Lines by Karen Lukesh
      Shakespeare's Daughter by Kate Maney
      Sharing Peter by Gail Mackenzie-Smith
      shellfisH by Russ Phillips
      Short Order Crooks by Rustom Irani
      Siege of Night by Edward Case
      Silent Thunder by Leonard W. Miller & Leonard T. Miller
      Sins of the Father by Matt Savelloni
      Sizzlean by Scott Keiner
      Skin Job by Mike Donald
      Smedley Darlington Butler by Tom Krogstad
      Snakes and Lovers by Susan Everett
      Soldiers Of The Shadow Sun by Richard Shand
      Song of the Siren by David Allensworth
      Southern Discomfort by Jack L. Brinkerhoff
      Sparkler by Graeme Mullen
      Stolen Ring by Thomas Mollica
      Street Magic by Ian and Rosi Taylor
      Strictly Professional by CB Wilson
      Stringers by Erik Vidal
      Sudan by Darcy Vernier
      Suddenly Monday by Vickie Reichardt
      Sugar Mountain by Betsy Lerner
      Suicide Doors by Tomas Hinojal
      Surviving Icarus by Adam Karpel
      Temple of Lost Souls by Ronald Escudero
      Temporary Insanity by Edward Stites
      The Audition by Melody Reams
      The Banner by Tina Juarez
      The Best Man For The Job by Pete Xander
      The Big, Gay Float by Andy Phillips
      The Bonsai by Jason Whiton
      The Brandon Chronicles by Chris A. Bolton
      The Break Up Club by Jeffrey Swafford
      The Buddy Grim Show by Scott Webster
      The Bulldogs by Rhys Wyn Trenhaile
      The Bum, The Whore and The Hitman by Luis Cordoba
      The Cult of the Severed Head by Steve Morris
      The Difference by James Thomas Robinson
      The Doll Shop by Loretta H. Yaskiel & Randy Grixti
      The Dollmaker by Ned James Beedie
      The Editor by Cheryl Hendrickson
      The Effect of Barry on the Stairs of Silver Lake by David LeBarron
      The End by Stacey Hendricks
      The Enormity of Absence by Indigo Thomas
      The Freezer by Joshua Alan Rogers
      The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke by James Vincent Colbert & Barbara Riddle-Dvorak
      The Goldfish Variations by Patrick Flynn & Gene Dzielak
      The Great Quest by Steve Weissman
      The Heresy of John by Timothy Deal
      The Hungry Kitchen by Jennifer Jones
      The Journeyman by Simon Mulholland
      The Lashes Dark by Susan Alukonis
      The Last Flight of the Blackbird by D. C. Cooper
      The Last Halloween by Sara Lahasky and Jonathan Weiss
      The Legend of Christmas by Vasilios Koumandarakis
      The Life and Times of Randall Southgate
      The Lord of Battle by Dan Baker
      The Maker by Ellwyn Kauffman
      The Maltese Falcon by Ryan J. Condal
      The Navassa Island Murderers by Peter O. Whitmer
      The Other War by Mary Conroy
      The Piers End by Jeffrey Mark Jenkins
      The Placekicker by Kenneth James
      The Puddle Jumper by Arla Bowers
      The Riggs Translation by Gary Wright
      The Rise of Fred Amazing by Scott Cunningham
      The Saffron Guide by Youval Friedman
      The Stones by Ana Lily Amirpour
      The Sundown Girl by Mark Pearson
      The Translator by Alan Sproles & Lizanne Southgate
      The Vanishing Curry by Jacqueline Curry
      The Warden of the North March by Bruce Geisler
      The Water Mark by Joseph Pillitteri
      The Way of the Neanderthal by Michael Spohr
      The Woman Pope by Nelson Clark
      The Wrinkleman by Bryan Hilson
      Those Who Wait by Rhonda Grimm
      Tight by Per Muhlow & Anders Rasmusson
      Timeframe by Gene Wolande
      **** by Gail Mackenzie-Smith
      To Catch A Keeper by Mary Huckstep
      Tomorrow by Doris B. Gill
      True Prince by S.A. McGuinness
      Tumolt The Dragon by Rod Humphrey
      Tunnel by David Terruso
      Upright Down by Glenn Forbes
      Vacation Burnout by Thomas J. Herring
      Vengence by Michael Mizov
      Voices by Susan Klos
      Waiting for the Train by Justo Rodriguez
      Western Waters by Georgia Shreve
      What Do You Want To Know? By Eric Percival
      Who's She Gonna Tell by Abe Reinhartz
      Wild West Adventures of Vonnie McCaul
      Winter Pork by Kristie M. Fleming
      X's and O'briens by George Krubski
      Your Life Is Waiting by Ginia Desmond
      Zero to Hero by A.D. Hrabe


      • #4
        Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

        Ham, Is that the official 10 percent this year then?

        Some people have all the contacts.

        I'm assuming previous winner perks include inside info cause I can't find any of that information on the Bluecat website.


        • #5
          Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

          Ahh scratch that.

          Just got the email myself. Yup, official Top 10.

          And I didn't place. Now I'll await the notes to I can argue, go through a process of denial, accuse the judges of not understanding my vision and eventually drinking myself into oblivion.

          Gotta say I wasn't feeling the win, but a little surprised not to make top ten percent. I shall await the notes
          Last edited by Harbinger; 07-01-2007, 05:43 AM.


          • #6
            Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

            As expected, I didn't place either. Onwards and upwards.


            • #7
              Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

              Hey Harbinger, how can the winner of two DEREK'S not place in the top ten? Now I know this thing is rigged.


              • #8
                Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                Ironically Derek entered two scripts and didn't place either.

                I can only assume that Bluecat employs discerning script readers, as opposed to drunken opiate fiends who might have enjoyed my works of fart.



                • #9
                  Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                  As expected there's a script called CUPID in there. Which reinforces my belief that at any given time there are at least 6 Cupid scripts floating around.

                  So is this Top 10 Percent listing a good thing?


                  • #10
                    Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                    Hey Harbinger, how can the winner of two DEREK'S not place in the top ten? Now I know this thing is rigged
                    EXACTLY! Couldn't have put it better myself!

                    Although the point in the script where, for no rational reason, one of my characters turns to the camera and says 'Hey, reader... Do you know who I am? Two times winner of the Derek award...Yeah, that's right. Everything you're reading here is literary gold. Why? Cause these two godamn Derek's say so. Now resume reading in the knowledge that if you don't like this script is clearly a misfiring part of your brain. PS. A considerably generous cheque is stapled to the final page' may not have helped.

                    So it seems, as my character says, this is obviously an awful misunderstanding and I await the correction to that email.

                    Oh and I just noticed a familiar name and a familiar title (in fact as I said before my favourite title).

                    CONGRATS TO SANTINO and his brilliantly titled MARTIAL ARTS AND CRAFTS.

                    Now If he wins I expect him to walk up to Gordy, administer a stern, but non-violent slap and demand that my script take his place on the grounds that not only am I a two time Derek winner, but that even having never read my script, Santino himself can clearly see the oversight .

                    Oh and funny someone should bring up Cupid, considering Santino's other great script.
                    Last edited by Harbinger; 07-01-2007, 02:36 PM.


                    • #11
                      Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                      THE MALTESE FALCON....Wasn't that already a classic with Humphrey Bogart. Hmmmmm. Someone was smokin something passing a script with that title on.


                      • #12
                        Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                        Wait....I got a great script for next year Bluecat...It's called......CASABLANCA


                        • #13
                          Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                          I'm one of the semi-finalists.

                          And my script happens to be named THE MALTESE FALCON...

                          Or it was when I entered it. I got some repeated advice to change the name of the script, so I did. But this entry was made 4 months ago.
                          Reaction time is a factor, so please pay attention.


                          • #14
                            Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                            Hesitate to reveal myself, but just want to say CONGRATS to the top 10%. I'm a reader for BlueCat, and I'm excited to say, 7 of my 35 scripts placed. Well done people! Your writing is vivid, compelling, and exciting all for different reasons - the beauty of the creative mind. PS. I also read scripts for coverage (check the services section).


                            • #15
                              Re: Any BLUECAT'ers out there?!

                              I entered the script that got a consider from New Line. It didn't make the first cut. However, I await my notes.

                              Congrats to those who made the list.
                              Advice from writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick. "Try this: if you can replace your female character with a sexy lamp and the story still basically works, maybe you need another draft.-