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  • P-jay
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    Re: Any recommendations for upcoming contests?

    Originally posted by Jim Mercurio View Post
    This is its first year. I ran Expo Competition for first 5-6 years and helped The Script Department start Silver Screenwriting last year. Silver is all them now. This is my contest.

    I have helped several writers from the Expo contest get writing gigs over the years - Naida, Nathan, Bill, etc....

    Jim Mercurio
    Thanks for the info.

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  • grant
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    Originally posted by nic.h View Post
    I wouldn't bother with Page - I've posted this before - I was a Top Ten Finalist and I did not receive ONE request. Not one. Although I did and had from my own research and queries - I got close to 20 read requests - but none came out of this contest.

    If you win, the money's good. Don't expect much else though.
    I'm not trying to diss you here, congrats on the top 10, but do any contests (excluding the Nicholl's) get read requests for anything less than being a winner?

    It seems like they've got plenty of success stories for the winners. Of course with any contest it's hard to tell if the success came via the contest, or happened independently.

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  • Jim Mercurio
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  • Jim Mercurio
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    Re: Any recommendations for upcoming contests?

    Originally posted by P-jay View Post
    Has anyone here had any experience with this contest?
    This is its first year. I ran Expo Competition for first 5-6 years and helped The Script Department start Silver Screenwriting last year. Silver is all them now. This is my contest.

    I have helped several writers from the Expo contest get writing gigs over the years - Naida, Nathan, Bill, etc....

    Jim Mercurio

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  • P-jay
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    Re: Any recommendations for upcoming contests?

    Originally posted by Jim Mercurio View Post
    Give us a shot. Right now, the numbers are low, so you get good value. And if we hit 1,000 features (don't cross your fingers ;-)), we are giving away another $5k in cash.

    www.championscreenwriting.com

    Peace,
    Jim
    Has anyone here had any experience with this contest?

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  • spacefarer
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  • spacefarer
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    Just an update on MovieScript Contest.

    I've received a second read request from a legit Lit Man (for a script they have already passed... )

    So maybe the contest is getting some traction?

    I submitted another script this year and maybe I will again next year.

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  • joe78
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    here's an article explaining the prob with fadein....

    http://www.thewrap.com/article/1812

    as for themoviedeal.com, i'm too tired right now to explain, but basically, last year they extended deadlines and decreased cost a bunch of times, after many people already paid more. this is unconventional and unprofessional. not mention that they were late with all of their announcements.

    if someone else had a good experience with them, i'd love to hear about it.

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  • lordmanji
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  • lordmanji
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    Re: Any recommendations for upcoming contests?

    Originally posted by nic.h View Post
    I wouldn't bother with Page - I've posted this before - I was a Top Ten Finalist and I did not receive ONE request. Not one. Although I did and had from my own research and queries - I got close to 20 read requests - but none came out of this contest.

    If you win, the money's good. Don't expect much else though.
    yep always amazed at how many people here actually like page. with so many categories theyre trying to give everyone a prize which devalues the comp imo.

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  • nic.h
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    Re: Any recommendations for upcoming contests?

    I wouldn't bother with Page - I've posted this before - I was a Top Ten Finalist and I did not receive ONE request. Not one. Although I did and had from my own research and queries - I got close to 20 read requests - but none came out of this contest.

    If you win, the money's good. Don't expect much else though.

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  • Jim Mercurio
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  • Jim Mercurio
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    Re: Any recommendations for upcoming contests?

    Give us a shot. Right now, the numbers are low, so you get good value. And if we hit 1,000 features (don't cross your fingers ;-)), we are giving away another $5k in cash.

    I hope to be able to give away 30k in cash in a few years so we can really change the life of a couple talented upcomers.

    Laura Harkcom (The Lost Room, We Kill Monster) has become a sponsor and is going to give some career or craft advice to one of the winners.

    www.championscreenwriting.com

    Peace,
    Jim

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  • spacefarer
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  • spacefarer
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    Originally posted by lordmanji View Post
    yeap. i'd skip screenwriting expo if i were you guys. placed pretty high last year and havent had one read request off of the placement.
    Same here. I was in the top-20 and I only had 1 read request.

    Same goes for Moviescript. 4th place winner last year - 1 read request. This contest is run by a nice fella but...

    After canvassing opinions here and there I have compiled this list of worth-while contests:

    Final Draft - big cash prize
    Nicholl
    Tracking B
    Page - big cash price
    Script Savvy - apparently winners get a lot of reads
    Scripapalooza - not 100% sure that it is worth it, still undecided
    Script Pimp - same as above
    Austin - they still do business with hard copies and credit card transactions submitted by paper there

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  • lordmanji
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  • lordmanji
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    Originally posted by briking View Post
    Also, do not enter the Screenwriting Expo contest.
    yeap. i'd skip screenwriting expo if i were you guys. placed pretty high last year and havent had one read request off of the placement.

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  • Ben
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    Hi Joe78

    Why not enter the ones you mentioned not to enter?

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  • EJ Pennypacker
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  • EJ Pennypacker
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    trackingb gets my vote.

    You need to put the Nic's and Austin in your calendar for next year though.

    EJ

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  • briking
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  • briking
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    Also, do not enter the Screenwriting Expo contest.

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  • mtoomey
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    thanks all

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