Sunday, July 30, 2006

Quarterfinal in Scriptapalooza!

My romantic comedy, Between the Lines, has just made the quarterfinals of Scriptapalooza, one of the country's biggest screenwriting contests. Out of more than 3600 entries, 334 were picked as quarterfinalists.

Think I'm making this up? Go to the Scriptapalooza site, click on "9th Annual International Screenwriting Competition, and then click on Quarterfinalists. Sorry there isn't a direct link.

In the past, production companies and agents have requested looks at winners, finalists, semi-finalists, and even quarterfinalists of this contest. But the coolest part to me is that now more than one contest has given me strong positive feedback on this script. So it's not just that one guy at Bluecat Screenwriting Competition who thinks it's cool (though not cool enough for the 10K first prize).

Semifinalists will be announced tomorrow, probably around 11:59 PM Pacific time, the way these things go. Obviously I'll let you know about that, as well as a recap of the RWA conference, which was, in a word, awesome.

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YEEEAAAHHH!!!! I LOVE that script. I still laugh thinking about scenes and stiuations from it. It really need to be made into a movie. And not just b/c it's set in Sout' Philly.

Cecilia

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/30/2006 6:50 PM

Great on the script! And I want MUCHO details on the conference that I couldn't make.

However I did polka at the Festhaus in Busch Gardens, so that should count for something, right?

moon

Posted by: Blogger moonhart at 7/30/2006 10:31 PM

Way to go Jeri! I hope yours wins. And welcome back from the conference.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 7/31/2006 2:24 AM

Thanks, everyone. It probably won't make it any farther than the quarterfinals, but hey, considering it's my first original screenplay, I'm thrilled. I'd like to turn it into a novel, but rom coms aren't selling right now. When they come back into style, I'll have one ready!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/31/2006 7:48 AM

Congrats, Jeri!

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 7/31/2006 2:18 PM

Well, I just found out it didn't make the semi-finals. :-(

But hey, it was in the top less than 10%, so that means it didn't suck. I'm encouraged to enter more contests, which means I'm still an aspiring screenwriter, which means I can still deduct my Netflix subscription from my taxes.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/31/2006 5:42 PM

Good for you! I know some people who'll be VERY disappointed.

Cecilia

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