IMDb Update

1. I truly hate the new designs for individuals on IMDb.  It’s ugly and difficult.  But there is a way around it — go to by type on the side.

2. I’ve updated and added a bunch of credits to my IMDb page.  At the prompting of one of the actors in my short musical “Lord of Dreams” I’m trying to get that up again.

3. I’ve worked on a ton of Reality TV in the last year.  Sheesh.

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 agencies, such judgments are subjective. The fact that Bible Con was one of 114 scripts selected from 6,380 entries may bode well for its future.

In January, we’ll send you a link to an application for the 2010 Nicholl competition, which will include a list of this year’s Fellowship winners. Within the next several months, we’ll post the lists of Quarterfinalists, Semifinalists, Finalists and Fellows on the Nicholl page — www.oscars.org/nicholl — at the Academy’s Web site.

For the contact list to be forwarded to agents, development executives, managers and producers who request it, we shall use the contact information you have given us. Check the information below to make certain that it is as you want it. If this information is incorrect, please change it as soon as possible via your online account, or let us know immediately via e-mail to nicholl@oscars.org or fax to 310-247-3794. Over 200 copies of the contact lists were distributed last year. Lists will be distributed in early October.

If past experience means anything, several 2009 Nicholl Semifinalists will become professional screenwriters in the near future. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Greg Beal
Director

Month of September Stats Round Up!

I like numbers and I like knowing things that are useless. If you like that two, here are some lists for you! And photos!

September Page Views

September Page Views

Month Views

Month Views

Google Search Terms that Got People Here

Weirdest: Mygay Fellowship

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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.

Switched Layouts

I like this better, it’s got the left sidebar, which I find infinitely preferable.  I’m not sure why, but I really really do.  I believe the top image is customizable, which I imagine I’ll mess with at some point, but I don’t have a graphic the correct size.

Now I am going to go to bed.

Hrm

Well, I’ve more or less got a rough version up. I’d really love to move the sidebar to the left side of the screen. And I’d love to be able to put a subheader underneath the top header. And in general I’m not a huge fan of how this front page looks, though I do quite like the feel of the theme. Oh well, I will work on it some other time.

There’s gotta be a first

I hate my site over on Sitesled, their hosting is just completely nuts.  And I don’t have the time to really devote to making a website look as good as I would want it to by hand.  So, here we are.