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  • jsay
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    that's why I asked... i heard the same thing from a finalist... never received a response from any of the companies on their list, and never received 1 additional request...

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  • lordmanji
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  • lordmanji
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    Originally posted by LateNightWriter View Post
    Has anyone ever received any traction from this contest? I ask because I placed in the semifinals four years in a row and never received one request for a read. The placements also didn't seem to help when referenced in queries, as Zoetrope isn't a well-known contest in Hollywood. Another writer I know had two scripts make the finals and experienced the same response (or lack of it).

    It's a nice validation and pat on the back, especially with the involvement of Francis Ford Coppola -- don't get me wrong -- and I heartily congratulate all who advance. But I wonder if this contest is really out there promoting the placing screenplays?

    In contrast, my Nicholl semifinalist script got 34 read requests this past year.

    I'd love to hear Zoetrope success stories from the winners and finalists other than the same tired ones they post on the website.

    Late Night Writer
    hmm so far it sounds like the screenwriting expo. placed in top 10 but so far no requests. granted, the packages are being sent out second week of this month (finally, after a wait since nov) but if it had more cache, i think youd get them tracking the results, no?

    and for some reason, my scripts can never get traction at zoetrope no matter how well they do at other contests. cant even get a qf placing. i wonder if its a different type of reader over there or something.

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  • LateNightWriter
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  • LateNightWriter
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    Has anyone ever received any traction from this contest? I ask because I placed in the semifinals four years in a row and never received one request for a read. The placements also didn't seem to help when referenced in queries, as Zoetrope isn't a well-known contest in Hollywood. Another writer I know had two scripts make the finals and experienced the same response (or lack of it).

    It's a nice validation and pat on the back, especially with the involvement of Francis Ford Coppola -- don't get me wrong -- and I heartily congratulate all who advance. But I wonder if this contest is really out there promoting the placing screenplays?

    In contrast, my Nicholl semifinalist script got 34 read requests this past year.

    I'd love to hear Zoetrope success stories from the winners and finalists other than the same tired ones they post on the website.

    Late Night Writer

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  • Ben
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    Good news, Scriptcoveragemike!

    Talk to you soon.

    Cheers,
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  • scriptcoveragemike
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    Not one for screenwriting competitions but I decided to give it a whirl -- tossed one of my most aggressive endeavors into the competition "Everything's Swimmingly" and I too came in the QF. So I guess i'm on the right track - but cograts to all who placed/won and to all who even risked to expose themselves and put their work out there. Let's keep writing.

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  • kimmie1111
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  • kimmie1111
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    DREAMWEAVER placed as a QF in Zoetrope:
    http://www.zoetrope.com/contests/200...ts.htm#quarter
    This is the very first script I wrote,
    actually cowrote with the ex.
    Dunno why they didn't list his name.

    DREAMWEAVER is also a semi-finalist -- so far -- at Screenplay Festival:
    http://www.screenplayfestival.com/2008_semifinal.html

    Those are only places I submitted DW this year, so, yay!
    kimmie1111
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    Last edited by kimmie1111; 02-03-2009, 04:58 AM.

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  • Ben
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    SOME GOOD STUFF HERE --
    WINNERS WERE JUST ANNOUNCED.
    I would love to read some of these scripts.
    Check out these "spicy" and "intoxicating" titles.
    Bravo to all...
    GRAND PRIZE–WINNER of $5,000
    • Mixtape by Stacey G. Menear

      TOP-TEN FINALISTS

    • The Adventures of Mom and Dad by Sarah Shana Arlen

    • Doing Paris by Brantley Aufill
    • Crypto-Baby by Van Boyd
    • Romance in D by Arati Madhav Jambotkar
    • A Tin of Paint by Paul Ian Johnson
    • To the Ice by Ruth Ellen Johnson
    • Things I Saw Before I Went Blind by Ehud Lavski
    • Bite the Stars by Terry O'Brien
    • Triangle by Pietz Peterson
    • The Dark One by C. Ross Simpson

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  • winter dreams
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  • winter dreams
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    Ehud Lavski is having a good year! I think he won trackingb.com, also. Different script, though.

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  • visvivalaw
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  • visvivalaw
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    Winners will be announced tomorrow (Feb. 2nd) at 1:00 PM PST, according to the website: http://www.zoetrope.com/contests/

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  • visvivalaw
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  • visvivalaw
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    Originally posted by visvivalaw View Post
    Actually, the website says, "The Grand Prize Winner and Top Ten finalists will be announced here on February 1, 2008."

    So, tomorrow?
    D'oh! Mea culpa. I saw the date and didn't even notice the year. So not today. Tomorrow.

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  • jsay
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    did anyone who was a finalist in this contest in the past, get some action on their script?

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  • lordmanji
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  • lordmanji
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    er ive only seen on the website feb 2 as the announcement date and it says 09

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  • visvivalaw
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  • visvivalaw
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    Actually, the website says, "The Grand Prize Winner and Top Ten finalists will be announced here on February 1, 2008."

    So, tomorrow?

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  • Leech
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    The website says the finalists and winner will be contacted directly on February 2nd. So there's still hope for you!

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  • lordmanji
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  • lordmanji
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    i wonder if the finalists and winners already know theyve won in advance. most other contests do it. my phone hasnt rung. im feeling sunk

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