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Oct 05 2009

Nicholl Debacle: A PM from Facebook

Ashley, I just read your blog and wanted you to know I had a similar experience. I am 2009 semi. I got the same three emails and wrote to Greg Beal for an accounting. It’s a monumental screw-up that slammed 84 other semi-finalists.  First of all, they’re not the most gracious folks over there… except …

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Oct 05 2009

First Act: Complete

First acts are probably the easiest. And I write short anyway. This one clocks in at exactly 22 pages, written in just over a week. 9 days coming out to over 2 pages a day, though that’s certainly not how it was written. 12 last weekend, 10 this weekend. Nothing like my 15 page a …

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Oct 02 2009

Nicholl: Another Apology for the False Congrats

Hi Ashley, As many of you already are well aware, we sent two e-mails to you this morning. The first was a regret e-mail telling you that you did not advance to the Nicholl finals. Sadly, that was the correct e-mail. We’re not sure why our e-mail data base system decided to add your group …

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Oct 02 2009

Nicholl: The Email I Received In Error

Hi Ashley, Congratulations again on reaching the Nicholl finals. IAll of you have now been contacted, and regret letter e-mails have been sent to the semifinalists. Sorry that went a little slower than I had hoped. So you are free to tell anyone and everyone about your Nicholl finalist status. The Academy Press Release announcing …

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Oct 02 2009

Nicholl: Not a Finalist

Dear Ashley, With the judging complete, sadly, I must report some bad news: Bible Con did not advance into the Final Round of the 2009 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Having read a number of the semifinal scripts, I know that some outstanding work has not progressed. Throughout this industry, at studios, production companies and …

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Sep 30 2009

Setting self up for Disappointment: Nicholl

When Finalists were announced: October 13, 2008 October 6, 2006 October 21, 2005 October 15, 2004 They said early October, but most of those look mid-October. Eek. Can’t find any more dates than those 4. Q: What are the prizes? A: Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to new screenwriters each year. From 1986 …

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Sep 28 2009

Busy Weekend; Bad day for a Migraine

Friday was crazy. I got asked to write a pilot by a web producer, to write a polished first act of a feature for a manager, to edit a short, to add something to a reel, and that it’s possible that I will be promoted to Assistant Editor in January and that I will be …

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Sep 26 2009

Lots of Twitter Visitors

Where are they coming from?  I obsess over the stats on this blog way too much.  Probably human nature. In other news, I went to the best restaurant, Panda Inn in Pasadena.  Yum. Go Into the Story’s Scott Myers answers a question I asked about how to turn a contest placement into an agent.

Sep 25 2009

A real person read my script

We’ll call these people S and T. S is a manager/producer type, T is S’s assistant. F, my creative partner, has a connection with S, in that she really loved Prombies!, the short he and I made that was about erections turning boys into zombies, and she has been in touch with him a couple …

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Sep 23 2009

Inktip Update; Logline published in Newsletter

I just received an e-mail from Inktip that impressed me quite a bit, mostly because I’m always surprised that there are people making sure the website is running the way it should. Subject: Regarding ‘Bible Con’ Dear Ashley, Your script was chosen to be published in yesterday’s industry newsletter, along with six other loglines. This …

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