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    gridlock'd
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    Re: Nick Writing Fellowship

    Originally posted by celticbeauty View Post
    They announced the semifinalists yesterday on the Nick Writing Facebook page. Did any DDers make the list?
    No luck this year with my Portlandia spec. Though to be fair, it was a spec they specifically told me not to send (as a follow-up) last year.

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    They announced the semifinalists yesterday on the Nick Writing Facebook page. Did any DDers make the list?

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    Originally posted by celticbeauty View Post
    So...according to the Nickelodeon Writing Program Facebook page, Karen Kirkland has almost finished reading and she is going to announce the semifinalists soon! That seems really early this year! Usually it's late August when the calls go out.

    Good luck to any DDers who entered!
    Within moments of reading your post, I made a bee-line to the note cards to start outlining for a B 99 spec that had been on the back burner for months, all with the intent of "being ready" with a recent spec should I be fortunate enough to receive a call from Nick. And yet 2.5 weeks later, there's no word from them. In any event, I managed to put together a competent first draft, which would've taken far longer had I not seen your post

    Maybe they'll follow the same timeline as prior years and notify entrants come late August. Still doesn't explain the "almost finished reading" line, though.

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    So...according to the Nickelodeon Writing Program Facebook page, Karen Kirkland has almost finished reading and she is going to announce the semifinalists soon! That seems really early this year! Usually it's late August when the calls go out.

    Good luck to any DDers who entered!

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    Originally posted by JoeBanks View Post
    Although on a show, there are many weeks of breaking story in the room, going to outline, and revising the outline according to various parties' notes before actually going to script so it's not quite the same as just writing a script start to finish in 7 or 8 days
    Yeah, frankly I wouldn't have the balls to send something I wrote in a week. Not to someone important anyway. I like the idea, I'm just not that fast.

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    Originally posted by Susanlbridges View Post
    Plus it is REALLY COOL if you do this and it works. My writing partner and I wrote a Walking Dead spec in five days. I think my brain kind of melted. But it was cool.
    Although on a show, there are many weeks of breaking story in the room, going to outline, and revising the outline according to various parties' notes before actually going to script so it's not quite the same as just writing a script start to finish in 7 or 8 days

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    Originally posted by bmcthomas View Post
    If you get staffed on a show, that's about how long you have to write an episode. Might be worth a try, if only for practice.
    Plus it is REALLY COOL if you do this and it works. My writing partner and I wrote a Walking Dead spec in five days. I think my brain kind of melted. But it was cool.

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    Thanks, guys! I think the phone interview went well, but they say it all comes down to the second spec. I think my second spec is good, not great, but hopefully that's the case with everyone else in the running.

    The interview was stressful but at least now that it's over, I can kick back, relax, and prepare for 11 more interviews. Assuming I advance.

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  • IGetsBuckets
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    Congrats Grid, good luck with the interview.

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  • bmcthomas
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    Re: Nick Writing Fellowship

    Originally posted by gridlock'd View Post
    Yes, but only when I'm lying.



    I just read the interview you did with Karen. Very enlightening. I see that you say they don't accept original sitcom scripts as a second spec. Is that still the case? I do have another existing show spec but it's ANOTHER "Always Sunny." Same show I won with. You think she'd accept that for the follow-up script? I worried that doesn't show much range.

    My friend wants me to whip up a new spec in the next week but that seems kinda crazy. I can't write that fast. Not well, anyway.
    If you get staffed on a show, that's about how long you have to write an episode. Might be worth a try, if only for practice.

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    Originally posted by Mark Somers View Post
    A brutal Congrats, grid.

    Good Luck


    P.S. You wear a tie?
    Yes, but only when I'm lying.

    Originally posted by tiramisushi View Post
    there's 1 parks and rec. good luck to everyone! those interviews are brutal!
    I just read the interview you did with Karen. Very enlightening. I see that you say they don't accept original sitcom scripts as a second spec. Is that still the case? I do have another existing show spec but it's ANOTHER "Always Sunny." Same show I won with. You think she'd accept that for the follow-up script? I worried that doesn't show much range.

    My friend wants me to whip up a new spec in the next week but that seems kinda crazy. I can't write that fast. Not well, anyway.

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  • Mark Somers
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    A brutal Congrats, grid.

    Good Luck


    P.S. You wear a tie?

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  • gridlock'd
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    Originally posted by tiramisushi View Post
    there's 1 parks and rec. good luck to everyone! those interviews are brutal!
    Oh, good, "Brutal." He used the word "Brutal."

    PS: Thanks again for the reminder!
    http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/...824#post854824

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  • gridlock'd
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    Thanks, guys!

    I always envied the people I've seen get congratulations messages on this board over the years. It's so cool to finally be on the receiving end! Honestly, it didnt feel quite real until right now.

    Now it's just the simple matter of charming a woman on the phone. That's what I do best... right? Right? *dabs sweat, loosens tie*
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    Last edited by gridlock'd; 08-27-2013, 04:48 PM.

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    there's 1 parks and rec. good luck to everyone! those interviews are brutal!

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