Sunday, August 29, 2010

EURO Open Topic & USA Guest @scripped Talking Contests August 29, 2010


#Scriptchat TOPIC:
EURO chat: open discussion
USA chat: guests @scripped talking contests

Open topics are always a treat.  You never know what will come up.  Dive into the EURO transcript to see what was on their minds during this bank holiday.  USA chat talked contests with @rbucks of @scripped.  Lots of varying opinions on the value of contests.  See where yours falls.  Enjoy! @jeannevb

EURO moderator: Mina Zaher, @DreamsGrafter
USA moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, @jeannevb

EURO chat:

7:01 pm                DreamsGrafter:                #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK ... It's an open topic tonight so if anyone's around on this Bank Holiday, let's chat. :)
7:01 pm             filmutopia:             RT @DreamsGrafter: #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK ... It's an open topic tonight so if anyone's around on this Bank Holiday, let's chat. :)
7:02 pm             janetvaneeden:             RT @filmutopia: RT @DreamsGrafter: #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK ... It's an open topic tonight so if anyone's around on this Bank Holiday, let's chat. :)
7:03 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia Hi Clive ... #scriptchat ... how is it going? Well, I know how it's going 'cause I read your blog. ;)
7:04 pm             KarenSperling:             RT @DreamsGrafter #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK ... It's an open topic tonight so if anyone's around on this Bank Holiday, let's chat. :)
7:04 pm             filmutopia:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat Insanely busy at the moment. I couldn't have a bigger writing workload at the moment
7:04 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia So, have you got a plan re how to juggle your priorities? #scriptchat Truly believe, that's an important skill for a writer.
7:05 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @KarenSperling Hi Karen ... how's it going? #scriptchat
7:05 pm             sweettweenie:             hi, half here, half watching The Hurt Locker #scriptchat
7:05 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia Are you going to dedicate a day or week to a project? Or are you going to try to break the day up? #scriptchat
7:05 pm             filmutopia:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat I'm in the process of figuring out how much time I have realistically have on each project.
7:06 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia That's what I've been trying to gauge with my workload. #scriptchat
7:06 pm             sweettweenie:             was it not contests tonight? Not that it matters, anything is good :-) #scriptchat
7:06 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @sweettweenie No, that's US I'm afraid. There'll be a discussion with @Scripped. #scriptchat
7:06 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat I am a bit tired, so my sentence structure is falling apart, please forgive the rampant dyslexia
7:07 pm             KarenSperling:             @DreamsGrafter Hi, Mina! Good, thanks! How's your writing? #scriptchat
7:07 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @sweettweenie It's an open topic bc of the Bank Holiday but we can discuss competitions. We can talk about anything. ;) #scriptchat
7:07 pm             AlexisNiki:             Hi everyone. Was an hour early again. By the time I remember, the time will have changed! #scriptchat
7:07 pm             sweettweenie:             @DreamsGrafter ah, ok, will read the transcript later :-) #scriptchat
7:07 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @sweettweenie Are you doing Red Planet? Did you know @carter_andrewj won Scriptapalooza this year? #scriptchat
7:08 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat My big concern is whether to split the projects into so many days per week each, or whether to slam out one after the other
7:08 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia So exciting to read your blog post. Congratulations! And thanks for the pick-me-up. #scriptchat
7:08 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @KarenSperling Slowly but getting there. I had a massive breakthrough with my thriller yesterday. #scriptchat
7:08 pm             sweettweenie:             @DreamsGrafter No, I missed RPP, just started getting back into writing after having baby in April #scriptchat
7:09 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia I find alternation is best. If you reach a block with one, you can switch to the other. Can be wonderfully creative! #scriptchat
7:10 pm             AlexisNiki:             @DreamsGrafter Yay, breakthroughs! We love breakthroughs! #scriptchat
7:10 pm             KarenSperling:             @DreamsGrafter Fantastic! Anything you want to discuss here? I'm sure it'd be interesting! #scriptchat
7:10 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @sweettweenie What are you writing? Film or TV? There's a Scriptapalooza TV comp for 1st Oct deadline. #scriptchat
7:11 pm             carter_andrewj:             That's better. Twitter returns and the world does still exist. And I've missed the start of #scriptchat. Time to catch up...
7:11 pm             filmutopia:             @AlexisNiki #scriptchat that is the most likely solutiuon, but I'm not too sure how well these projects will sit in my tiny brain
7:11 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @AlexisNiki Thanks! It was such a chance/gut feeling - something hadn't felt right for a while then the answer came to me. #scriptchat
7:12 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @AlexisNiki The answer was so simple too. ;) How are you? How's your writing going? #scriptchat
7:12 pm             momentsoffilm:             Hello #scriptchat!
7:12 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia Re your dilemma, what kind of a writer are you? If you can only write for a few hours a day then you cld juggle. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             AlexisNiki:             @DreamsGrafter That's the way it goes! It's ALWAYS so simple in retrospect! Had the same thing with my webseries. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @momentsoffilm Hey Leilani ... welcome! How's it going? We're talking about anything we want - open topic. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             filmutopia:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat I'm a lazy writer, that's what kind I am! hahahahahahahhahaha
7:13 pm             johnrackham:             apologies for late arrival. Family dinner. #scriptchat
7:13 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @AlexisNiki: @filmutopia I find alternation is best. If you reach a block with one, you can switch to the other. Can be wonderfully creative! #scriptchat
7:13 pm             AlexisNiki:             @DreamsGrafter Was trying to figure out how to make something set in the US. And then decided--DUH--set it in Paris! #scriptchat
7:14 pm             filmutopia:             @johnrackham #scriptchat John! Huzzah and welcome
7:14 pm             carter_andrewj:             @filmutopia I find I do my best writing if I decide what to work on by whatever project I'm currently most inspired to do. #scriptchat
7:14 pm             sweettweenie:             @DreamsGrafter film for now. #scriptchat
7:15 pm             momentsoffilm:             @DreamsGrafter Excellent. Got a bit done today. Trying to come up with some new short ideas but a bit stumped for inspiration.. #scriptchat
7:15 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia Lazy writer=cute! Then you've put yourself in a fine pickle, sir, with your workload! #scriptchat
7:15 pm             sweettweenie:             @ @carter_andrewj congratulations on winning the Scriptapalooza #scriptchat
7:15 pm             michaelpokocky:             The best place to go now: RT @momentsoffilm: Hello #scriptchat!
7:16 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Guys, @carter_andrewj and I will be meeting up for a live #scriptchat on 24th Sept in the evening. Anyone want to join us?
7:16 pm             johnrackham:             @filmutopia Hi Clive. Thanks! :) Interesting blog as always today! #scriptchat
7:16 pm             filmutopia:             @DreamsGrafter seriously, I'm a hack, in that I figure out a page count I need to hit, then sit at the machine until it's hit #scriptchat
7:16 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @thewritertype Hi Paul. Welcome! #scriptchat
7:17 pm             janetvaneeden:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat Just popping in to wave a brief hello but have deadline for tomorrow 8 am and lamentably behind schedule! Enjoy!
7:17 pm             AlexisNiki:             @DreamsGrafter I'm good. Have revamped my writing site: www.thethirddraft.com, am doing a blog challenge, and still in post. #scriptchat
7:17 pm             momentsoffilm:             @johnrackham Hello John! #scriptchat
7:17 pm             carter_andrewj:             @sweettweenie Thanks Tweenie! Still can't quite believe it :) #scriptchat
7:17 pm             carter_andrewj:             RT @DreamsGrafter: Guys, @carter_andrewj and I will be meeting up for a live #scriptchat on 24th Sept in the evening. Anyone want to join us?
7:17 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @johnrackham Hi John! :) #scriptchat
7:18 pm             momentsoffilm:             @janetvaneeden Hello! All the best with the deadline. :) #scriptchat
7:18 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @janetvaneeden *waves back* Good luck w/ your deadline! x #scriptchat
7:18 pm             filmutopia:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat I'm also systematic: character dev sheets, beat sheets, four act character arcs welded into place... etc etc
7:19 pm             johnrackham:             @momentsoffilm @DreamsGrafter Hi Mina! Hi Leilani! #scriptchat
7:19 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @filmutopia Haha, I do that too. It's the only way I stop myself from overthinking. I hate the blank page. #scriptchat
7:19 pm             janetvaneeden:             @DreamsGrafter Thanks Mina! Will tune in next week and be more twittery, promise. Happy #scriptchat all. X
7:19 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj Cool! Congratulations on your win, that's fantastic! #scriptchat
7:19 pm             AlexisNiki:             @janetvaneeden Good luck! #scriptchat
7:20 pm             janetvaneeden:             @momentsoffilm Thank you too - enjoy your tweets during the week too btw. Talk more #scriptchat next week. :) X
7:20 pm             filmutopia:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat, plus, I'm a research and photo whore, in that I collect huge amounts of visual data for each project
7:20 pm             carter_andrewj:             @DreamsGrafter @filmutopia #scriptchat That's why I generally do the first draft by overwriting my outline/scene templates. No blank page :)
7:20 pm             momentsoffilm:             @janetvaneeden Thank you. And yes, for sure! #scriptchat
7:21 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @twatterer @ShaiHussain @bang2write @audreygillan - u guys around on 24th Sept (eve) 4 bevvie w/ @carter_andrewj and myself? #scriptchat
7:21 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki Cheers Alexis! #scriptchat
7:22 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @janetvaneeden Next week, we'll be discussing the DUNE screenplay as an example of a bad screenplay. ;s #scriptchat
7:22 pm             johnrackham:             @filmutopia Me too! I love research and photos - video reference too, when it's available. #scriptchat
7:22 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj How does a Scriptapalooza winner get treated? Did they wine & dine you and roll out the red carpet? #scriptchat
7:22 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @janetvaneeden Always appreciate you popping and saying hi. :) #scriptchat
7:23 pm             omewan:             catching up on #scriptchat
7:23 pm             momentsoffilm:             @DreamsGrafter Oh.. But I love DUNE!! That will be interesting! #scriptchat
7:23 pm             yingandyang:             @DreamsGrafter #scriptchat am interested in live scriptchat, busy tonight with my children so dipping in and out
7:24 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @carter_andrewj @filmutopia - Absolutely, getting rid of the fear of the blank page allows room for creativity. #scriptchat
7:24 pm             AlexisNiki:             @johnrackham @filmutopia me too! Research is one of my favorite parts. I get to immerse myself in different worlds. #scriptchat
7:24 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki Maybe if I was in the states :) There's no ceremony, but I've had a fair bit of industry interest ovr the last week. #scriptchat
7:24 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @momentsoffilm Awesome. I haven't seen or read it. Will do by next week. Can't wait. #scriptchat
7:24 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @omewan Welcome! #scriptchat
7:25 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj What's the name of your winning script? Genre? #scriptchat
7:25 pm             filmutopia:             @AlexisNiki #scriptchat you'd love my new TV project, it's all research... lots of reading to get through
7:25 pm             thewritertype:             Research = Google. In-depth research = taking someone to lunch who knows what they're talking about. #scriptchat
7:25 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @momentsoffilm If you're around on the 24th, @carter_andrewj and I are hooking up for a drink. Wld love to meet you. :) #scriptchat
7:25 pm             johnrackham:             If I don't know how to open a screenplay, I start with a scene I do know how to write. #scriptchat
7:25 pm             maidenmatt:             is observing tonight's #scriptchat
7:25 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @thewritertype: Research = Google. In-depth research = taking someone to lunch who knows what they're talking about. #scriptchat
7:26 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia If you need an assistant (hey that'll be the day--when we have writing assistants!) I'm there. #scriptchat
7:26 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki It's a crime drama called "Juice". (More details available on my website, #plug #plug) #scriptchat
7:26 pm             momentsoffilm:             Speaking of screenplays I was sent a shooting script for INCEPTION.Looks authentic if anyone wants a read. http://bit.ly/cmS4Lj #scriptchat
7:26 pm             filmutopia:             @AlexisNiki thanks #scriptchat I'll remember that
7:26 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @maidenmatt Welcome! How's your writing been going this week? #scriptchat *throws rope and pulls you in* ;)
7:27 pm             AlexisNiki:             @maidenmatt Welcome, observer! Jump in, we don't bite. Okay, maybe sometimes. #scriptchat
7:27 pm             carter_andrewj:             @momentsoffilm #scriptchat !!!!!!!!
7:27 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat call me old fashioned, but I still like to read books as research, especially biographies
7:28 pm             Vivanofthelake:             @momentsoffilm thanks for letting us read Inception #scriptchat
7:28 pm             maidenmatt:             @DreamsGrafter Haven't been able to do much over the last couple of weeks, have been doing Runner duties on a film. #scriptchat
7:28 pm             SharkGoddess:             RT @thescriptlab: Need help? Have #screenwriting questions? Ask the Pros - Use TSL's #Writing Forum #scriptchat http://bit.ly/d0fUZs
7:28 pm             momentsoffilm:             @DreamsGrafter Sounds great! Yes, as long as I'm not shooting a film (might be) I'd love to join you! :) #scriptchat
7:29 pm             thewritertype:             Good idea. RT @johnrackham: If I don't know how to open a screenplay, I start with a scene I do know how to write. #scriptchat
7:29 pm             sweettweenie:             Best way for me RT @johnrackham If I don't know how to open a screenplay, I start with a scene I do know how to write #scriptchat
7:29 pm             carter_andrewj:             @ArmyofDave If you can get to London on Sept24th, a few of us #scriptchat peeps will be having a few cold ones in a cold-one-establishment.
7:30 pm             carter_andrewj:             Resisting the urge not to just read the Inception screenplay now and miss the rest of #scriptchat ...
7:30 pm             TheWriteScript:             Hey Euro friends! Lurking while cooking/eating. #scriptchat
7:30 pm             momentsoffilm:             @dannylaceyfilm Oh.. it's working for me. I'll email it over to you after #scriptchat though. Anyone else having issues with the link?
7:31 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @momentsoffilm Awesome! psst @thewritertype @johnrackham, am meeting @carter_andrewj for drinks on 24th if u're free tht eve. #scriptchat
7:31 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj Why resist? I'm reading your script as we chat! :) #scriptchat
7:31 pm             carter_andrewj:             @johnrackham Good system. I always write a few random scenes even before planning - just to pin the characters down. #scriptchat
7:31 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @maidenmatt Oooh, can you tell us which film? #scriptchat
7:31 pm             momentsoffilm:             @carter_andrewj No.. it will give you nightmares if you miss the end of #scriptchat. FACT!
7:32 pm             sweettweenie:             lol, multi-task! RT: @carter_andrewj Resisting the urge not to just read the Inception screenplay now and miss the rest of #scriptchat
7:32 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @TheWriteScript Hey there ... :) #scriptchat
7:32 pm             maidenmatt:             @DreamsGrafter I can tell you it was The Human Centipede 2, but nothing about it, I'm afraid! ;) #scriptchat
7:32 pm             janetvaneeden:             @DreamsGrafter Just seen this now - Will try to read Dune before next week's #scriptchat.
7:32 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @thewritertype: Good idea. RT @johnrackham: If I don't know how to open a screenplay, I start with a scene I do know how to write. #scriptchat
7:32 pm             AlexisNiki:             @TheWriteScript Hello! What are you cooking? #scriptchat
7:33 pm             carter_andrewj:             @momentsoffilm *shivers with mortal-dread* #scriptchat
7:33 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @momentsoffilm: Speaking of screenplays I was sent a shooting script for INCEPTION.Looks authentic if anyone wants a read. http://bit.ly/cmS4Lj #scriptchat
7:33 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @momentsoffilm Thanks! #scriptchat #inception
7:33 pm             sweettweenie:             @momentsoffilm thank you for the link x #scriptchat
7:33 pm             carter_andrewj:             RT @momentsoffilm: Speaking of screenplays I was sent a shooting script for INCEPTION.Looks authentic if anyone wants a read. http://bit.ly/cmS4Lj #scriptchat
7:34 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat funny that, if I don't know how to start a screenplay, I sit around in my pants watching daytime TV, until I get inspired ;-)
7:34 pm             thewritertype:             @filmutopia #scriptchat I love biogs, too, but last one I read, for radio play, got so into it I forgot to do notes.
7:35 pm             filmutopia:             @thewritertype that's the best kind of biog #scriptchat
7:35 pm             momentsoffilm:             @carter_andrewj lol #scriptchat
7:36 pm             carter_andrewj:             #scriptchat The best way to start a screenplay is to figure out how it ends and then imagine the polar opposite - that's your intro.
7:37 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj Loved your first 10 pages! #scriptchat
7:37 pm             julianfriedmann:             Anyone #scriptchat going to Transmedia Next conference in Sept? Have decided to go. Need to understand transmedia. http://bit.ly/a7Omeo
7:38 pm             AlexisNiki:             @julianfriedmann I wish I were. Take good notes and fill us in! #scriptchat
7:38 pm             omewan:             #scriptchat I love reading bios/autobios as research to begin with, i like to submerge myself in the person and their time
7:38 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @julianfriedmann Hi Julian. Welcome! #scriptchat
7:38 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki :) Glad to hear it! (It's okay if you didn't. I regularly decide that they're crap.) #scriptchat
7:39 pm             johnrackham:             @julianfriedmann I'd really love to go but can't possibly afford it. Lance is great. #scriptchat
7:39 pm             AlexisNiki:             @thewritertype Besides my very first script, I don't think I've ever started on page one. #scriptchat
7:39 pm             Vivanofthelake:             @filmutopia #scriptchat I get inspired in crowded places: caf├ęs/restaurants/rock concerts-honest-I could sit down and write at rock concerts
7:39 pm             julianfriedmann:             Would love to know what #scriptchat think of the speakers so far lined up for the London Scrieenwriters' Festival http://bit.ly/bSJ05m
7:40 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj LOL! I know the feeling! But I did. It's got great energy and I want to know what happens to Cane. #scriptchat
7:40 pm             momentsoffilm:             I never seem to do that much research. But I do know my characters quite well. Maybe because I know a lot of people it's easier? #scriptchat
7:40 pm             filmutopia:             @Vivanofthelake #scriptchat Yeap, I've done lots of writing in cafes, providing there isn't any wifi
7:41 pm             julianfriedmann:             TRansmedia is expensive but apparently life-changing. I will try to write it up . There are Skillset bursaries for it. #scriptchat
7:41 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki Well I'd love to put up the full version - but shouldn't really while it's doing the rounds after Scriptapalooza. #scriptchat
7:42 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia @Vivanofthelake I mostly write in cafes. In France there's hardly ever wifi, which is why cafes work so well for me. #scriptchat
7:42 pm             julianfriedmann:             Transmedia: Anita Ondine has agreed to speak at screenwriters Festival about Transmedia http://bit.ly/bSJ05m #scriptchat
7:43 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj No worries! I can wait until the premiere. #scriptchat
7:43 pm             thewritertype:             @AlexisNiki #scriptchat. Maybe if I start in the middle, but CALL it page one, I can outwit my typical Welsh guilt trippping.
7:43 pm             Bang2write:             @DreamsGrafter I'm mostly grounded for most of Sept & Oct - Wee Girl on half days at big school, *sniff* until half term : ( #scriptchat
7:43 pm             TheWriteScript:             @AlexisNiki I'm not exactly cooking..."heating" is more like it. Frozen Chinese food and rice. #scriptchat
7:43 pm             momentsoffilm:             @julianfriedmann Ooh no! I tend to avoid things with the word 'media' in them! Too newfangledey.. ;) #scriptchat
7:44 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @julianfriedmann Wow, there's a real line-up there. #scriptchat
7:44 pm             Bang2write:             RT @julianfriedmann: Would love to know what #scriptchat think of the speakers so far lined up for the London Scrieenwriters' Festival http://bit.ly/bSJ05m
7:44 pm             thewritertype:             @AlexisNiki #scriptchat. BTW, a Welsh guilt trip is like a Jewish one except you get to sing on the coach.
7:44 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki Shhhhh!!! No jinxing! ;) #scriptchat
7:44 pm             AlexisNiki:             @thewritertype All pages need to get written, right? So what if you have Creative Page Order Syndrome? #scriptchat
7:44 pm             julianfriedmann:             The story of life on earth: adapt or die. How should writers adapt to the impending (?) ice-age? #scriptchat
7:44 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj Ai! I take it back!!!! #scriptchat
7:45 pm             filmutopia:             #scriptchat you guys are too professional & organised for me. I seem to be the only one who sits around in his pants waiting for inspiration
7:45 pm             AlexisNiki:             @thewritertype A musical guilt trip. That's good! #scriptchat
7:45 pm             johnrackham:             @julianfriedmann There's a lot of great info on transmedia at Power to the Pixel http://bit.ly/lvnhH #scriptchat
7:45 pm             maidenmatt:             I find it quite strange that I have to know how my script ends, then starts, then join them up in the middle! #scriptchat
7:45 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @Bang2write Maybe we cld arrange a Xmas drinks in Dec. Writers shld have a Xmas party too. ;) @carter_andrewj @momentsoffilm #scriptchat
7:46 pm             sweettweenie:             lol RT @AlexisNiki @thewritertype All pages need to get written, right? So what if you have Creative Page Order Syndrome? #scriptchat
7:46 pm             londonswf:             RT @julianfriedmann: The story of life on earth: adapt or die. How should writers adapt to the impending (?) ice-age? #scriptchat
7:46 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia You don't want to know the state I sit around in when a script isn't working. Really. You don't. #scriptchat
7:46 pm             carter_andrewj:             @julianfriedmann The same way many creatures adapt - move to new territory (the internet). #scriptchat
7:46 pm             julianfriedmann:             Have been commissioned to write new book on writing for TV. What info are you not getting from usual sources you would like #scriptchat
7:46 pm             londonswf:             @DreamsGrafter hell yeah! Can't wait, got some awesome peeps on there #scriptchat
7:46 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Ha! RT @filmutopia: #scriptchat I seem to be the only one who sits around in his pants waiting for inspiration.
7:46 pm             carter_andrewj:             @filmutopia "Professional" only really depends on how classy your pants are... #scriptchat
7:47 pm             omewan:             #scriptchat I admit it, I actually write, on paper, while doing all my research, only then do I combine into a digital blob, I love the feel
7:47 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @maidenmatt: I find it quite strange that I have to know how my script ends, then starts, then join them up in the middle! #scriptchat
7:47 pm             londonswf:             Who is entering the #Londonswf short script challenge?? We've already had an entry! #scriptchat
7:47 pm             sweettweenie:             @filmutopia I change nappies whilst I wait for inspiration :-) #scriptchat
7:47 pm             thewritertype:             @AlexisNiki #scriptchat. I'd call it Creative Re-ordering Assembly Process. The acronym works better for me.
7:47 pm             filmutopia:             @julianfriedmann The person to speak to at Power to the Pixel is Liz Rosenthal http://tinyurl.com/2uggu3l (she is Ms Transmedia) #scriptchat
7:47 pm             julianfriedmann:             @johnrackham I can never go to Power to Pixel as it is at same time as Frankfurt Bookfair so thanks, will check website out. #scriptchat
7:47 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @maidenmatt I'm the same. I need to know the ending of my script ... it defines the start of the character's journey. #scriptchat
7:48 pm             momentsoffilm:             @DreamsGrafter I like Christmas.. count me in! :) #scriptchat
7:48 pm             filmutopia:             @carter_andrewj They are pretty classy pants, I'll have you know (no cartoon characters) #scriptchat
7:48 pm             sweettweenie:             @maidenmatt haha, i follow that school. I have my ending and now my beginning. Need to fill in the middle. #scriptchat
7:48 pm             londonswf:             @carter_andrewj @DreamsGrafter @filmutopia Lucy has admitted to script reading in just her pants, don't forget #scriptchat
7:48 pm             johnrackham:             @julianfriedmann Another great place for transmedia info http://workbookproject.com/ #scriptchat
7:48 pm             AlexisNiki:             @thewritertype Wave your C.R.A.P. flag proudly! Write on! #scriptchat
7:48 pm             momentsoffilm:             I didn't know there was one but I might now! :) RT @londonswf: Who is entering the #Londonswf short script challenge?? #scriptchat
7:49 pm             mjodirector:             RT @omewan: #scriptchat I admit it, I actually write, on paper, while doing all my research, only then do I combine into a digital blob, I love the feel
7:49 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @omewan What about if you're writing a fictional character? #scriptchat
7:49 pm             sweettweenie:             @londonswf wish I could afford it. Maybe nxt year. #scriptchat
7:49 pm             DreamsGrafter:             RT @johnrackham: @julianfriedmann Another great place for transmedia info http://workbookproject.com/ #scriptchat
7:49 pm             carter_andrewj:             @londonswf You say "admitted" like it's a bad thing? #scriptchat
7:49 pm             julianfriedmann:             @filmutopia Thanks I know Liz ,envy those going to P to the Pixel. I am going to Transmedia partly bec I always miss P to the P. #scriptchat
7:49 pm             filmutopia:             @sweettweenie I don't wear nappies, so that's not an option for me #scriptchat ;-)
7:50 pm             thewritertype:             #scriptchat If you can afford pants you may not be a proper writer. I'm wrapped in plastic bags. But they are Waitrose
7:50 pm             sweettweenie:             @londonswf hoping to do the script challenge. #scriptchat
7:50 pm             londonswf:             @carter_andrewj *personally* I'm outraged! OUTRAGED! #scriptchat
7:50 pm             filmutopia:             @julianfriedmann I thought you might, but better to pass on a contact than to assume that everyone knows #scriptchat
7:50 pm             momentsoffilm:             #scriptchat Does everyone sit around in thier pants then? I KNEW I was getting it wrong somewhere!! *goes to derobe*
7:51 pm             maidenmatt:             @sweettweenie I feel with an ending and a beginning set out, I can then concentrate on creating the conflict and resolution #scriptchat
7:51 pm             julianfriedmann:             @carter_andrewj But so many people are emigrating to the internet they key is how will you stand out? #scriptchat
7:51 pm             AlexisNiki:             @momentsoffilm Yah! It's the only way to write. #scriptchat
7:51 pm             filmutopia:             @momentsoffilm Yes, I have it on great authority, that every great movie was written by a person in their pants #scriptchat
7:51 pm             londonswf:             @sweettweenie please do, the more the merrier #scriptchat www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/competition
7:51 pm             julianfriedmann:             @londonswf Does everyone know that the winning script gets shot DURNING the Festival and shown at the end? #scriptchat
7:51 pm             omewan:             @DreamsGrafter if writing fictional chars, the same. A dossier on each, w/backstory. I treat it as f non-fiction as much as poss #scriptchat
7:52 pm             FreddoJr:             If you haven't got a good opening you're fucked. State your intentions. "Stick with it, it gets better." Just isn't good enough. #scriptchat
7:52 pm             julianfriedmann:             @sweettweenie There are serious discounts available. Send me a DM #scriptchat
7:52 pm             omewan:             @momentsoffilm yes I am afraid it is a rule. Unfortunate though when it is a group project! haha #scriptchat
7:53 pm             londonswf:             RT @julianfriedmann @londonswf Does everyone know that the winning script gets shot DURING the Festival and shown at the end? #scriptchat
7:53 pm             johnrackham:             @julianfriedmann I found this talk very interesting, but all Power to the Pixel talks are worth watching http://bit.ly/9M90W9 #scriptchat
7:53 pm             janetvaneeden:             RT @londonswf: RT @julianfriedmann @londonswf Does everyone know that the winning script gets shot DURING the Festival and shown at the end? #scriptchat
7:53 pm             filmutopia:             @omewan Terry Southern and Dennis Hooper often fought about whose pants Easy Rider was written in #scriptchat
7:53 pm             jeannevb:             WINTER'S BONE reminded me a lot of FROZEN RIVER. Did u see that too @stoner43 ? #scriptchat
7:53 pm             carter_andrewj:             @julianfriedmann I'd guess (hope) the same way people stand out across all media - talent/originality/quality/effort/dumb-luck. #scriptchat
7:54 pm             momentsoffilm:             @filmutopia @omewan People should tell us this important info! I am going to complain to John August! #scriptchat
7:54 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Btw, US #SCRIPTCHAT tonight will be discussing competitions w/ @Scripped later. Deets: http://bit.ly/cTlvYt - 8pm EDT/5pm PDT/1am BST.
7:54 pm             sweettweenie:             @maidenmatt the middle is where I struggle, finding a good enough conflict that will make the character and story interesting #scriptchat
7:54 pm             thewritertype:             #scriptchat Sorry, forgot to include link for networking event: http://bit.ly/bab67Y Come and talk, mingle, drink.
7:54 pm             JLichtenberg:             RT @londonswf: RT @julianfriedmann @londonswf Does everyone know that the winning script gets shot DURING the Festival and shown at the end? #scriptchat
7:54 pm             johnrackham:             @julianfriedmann I went to the first Power to the Pixel because it cost £10. Since then I only watch the videos. #scriptchat
7:54 pm             thescriptlab:             Happily Ever After: Yeah, Right! #screenwriting #scriptchat #ScriptTips http://bit.ly/bGfAbG
7:55 pm             carter_andrewj:             @londonswf I'll probably be entering - got a script that I can edit to be perfect. But at the moment there's lots going on... #scriptchat
7:55 pm             julianfriedmann:             @filmutopia Absolutely agree.If anyone going to Pixel write it up for #TwelvePoint just let me know in advance #scriptchat
7:55 pm             filmutopia:             Hey it's @jeannevb I bet she writes in her pants! #scriptchat
7:55 pm             julianfriedmann:             RT @thewritertype: #scriptchat I want to mention @Eursocript free London networking event this Thursday. Subject: treatments. And pants.
7:55 pm             Vivanofthelake:             @filmutopia #scriptchat better you get inspired with pants than sitting around without pants (or maybe not LOL)
7:55 pm             DreamsGrafter:             And next week, we'll be discussing the DUNE screenplay w/ the very lovely @@nate_winslow. Deets: http://bit.ly/9yFm16 #scriptchat
7:55 pm             ShaiHussain:             @DreamsGrafter @twatterer @bang2write @audreygillan @carter_andrewj #scriptchat that is highly doable. See you then!
7:55 pm             momentsoffilm:             #scriptchat I shall now sit in my gym knickers and wait to be inspired.
7:56 pm             julianfriedmann:             @johnrackham Thanks for link, have my evening mapped out. Proofreading book on Pope has to wait. #scriptchat
7:56 pm             filmutopia:             @julianfriedmann I'd love to, but I am up to my eyes in deadlines and scripts at the moment. #scriptchat
7:56 pm             londonswf:             @sweettweenie sorry that should be: www.tinyurl.com/reqdreading - "Climbing Walls", in the "structure" section. #scriptchat
7:57 pm             JLichtenberg:             RT @johnrackham: @julianfriedmann I went to the first Power to the Pixel because it cost £10. Since then I only watch the videos. #scriptchat
7:57 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @ShaiHussain Awesome! Can't wait to see you again. #scriptchat
7:57 pm             julianfriedmann:             @carter_andrewj Especially dumb luck. Extraordinary how important it is to be in right place at right time usually only by luck. #scriptchat
7:57 pm             thewritertype:             @julianfriedmann #scriptchat What can each medium can do better than any other? Internet = interactivity? Gaming?
7:57 pm             julianfriedmann:             RT @thewritertype: #scriptchat Sorry, forgot to include link for networking event: http://bit.ly/bab67Y Come and talk, mingle, drink.
7:58 pm             carter_andrewj:             #scriptchat The majority of today's creative output... http://twitpic.com/2jgb4w
7:59 pm             julianfriedmann:             @Vivanofthelake Was Basic Instinct written without wearing pants? #scriptchat
7:59 pm             carter_andrewj:             @ShaiHussain Glad to hear it! See you then. #scriptchat
7:59 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @omewan That's an interesting approach ... totally makes sense to make the as real as possible. #scriptchat
8:00 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj It's more than I can claim for today! #scriptchat
8:00 pm             batmobile4coady:             @filmutopia Damn it. I was told it was pyjamas. Must check my sources. And buy pants. #scriptchat
8:00 pm             julianfriedmann:             @thewritertype Internet best for fast searching but research suggests it is subtly changing the neural networks in the brain. #scriptchat
8:00 pm             jeannevb:             I'm scared to see what EURO is talking about now! Haha RT @filmutopia: Hey it's @jeannevb I bet she writes in her pants! #scriptchat
8:00 pm             filmutopia:             @julianfriedmann hahaha I'm pretty sure Joe Eszterhas writes in his pants. If any writer in the world does, her does! #scriptchat
8:01 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki I've almost finished the script relating to it - needed a design of the ship for one of the last scenes. #scriptchat
8:01 pm             DreamsGrafter:             I think we need to design a #scriptchat brand of pants judging from tonight's convo. #scriptchat #essentialpants ;)
8:01 pm             AlexisNiki:             @filmutopia Or his birthday suit. #scriptchat
8:01 pm             julianfriedmann:             @filmutopia So why the expression (to say something is crap) - This is pants? #scriptchat
8:02 pm             thescriptlab:             Screenplay Structure: Outline, Plot Points, Sequences, Acts, & The Scene #screenwriting #scriptchat http://bit.ly/aJA4uu
8:02 pm             thewritertype:             @julianfriedmann #scriptchat My blog: "We are all going to neurological hell in a digital handcart." http://bit.ly/8YVs5M
8:02 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Ok guys, I'm going to let you guys fly w/ the convo ... I have @DENIZENmovie to watch! #scriptchat
8:02 pm             omewan:             @DreamsGrafter it also depends on the project. But imo, storytelling is always about the characters so they need substance #scriptchat
8:02 pm             filmutopia:             @julianfriedmann It's from when a writer loses the plot and just posts in the pants, instead of a script #scriptchat
8:03 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj You're already ahead with a drawing and a contest win. A finished script is just boasting. #scriptchat
8:03 pm             johnrackham:             @julianfriedmann I have a couple of ideas that would work for transmedia. They don't need lots of money, just lots of work. #scriptchat
8:03 pm             sweettweenie:             @londonswf thank you for the link. I'm always on @Bang2write 's blog. Great tips! #scriptchat
8:03 pm             julianfriedmann:             RT @josecaballer: RT @coolhunting: From scriptwriting to storyboard , iPad ,iPhone aps for filmmaking http://bit.ly/9Dhumd #scriptchat
8:03 pm             momentsoffilm:             RT @thewritertype: @julianfriedmann #scriptchat My blog: "We are all going to neurological hell in a digital handcart." http://bit.ly/8YVs5M
8:03 pm             DreamsGrafter:             Thanks so much for another great evening and chat ... and don't forget, we're discussing DUNE next week: http://bit.ly/9yFm16 #scriptchat
8:04 pm             AlexisNiki:             @DreamsGrafter Take care! Don't forget the ebook deadline, Sept 20! :) #scriptchat
8:04 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @omewan Totally agree! #characters #scriptchat
8:04 pm             carter_andrewj:             @AlexisNiki Well it isn't finished yet. Still got 4 scenes + edit + polish + nervous breakdown and restarting from scratch + ... #scriptchat
8:04 pm             omewan:             @DreamsGrafter thank you! #scriptchat
8:04 pm             sweettweenie:             my first proper scriptchat and it's pants! #scriptchat
8:05 pm             londonswf:             Great #scriptchat as usual - can't wait to see you guys at the #Londonswf!
8:05 pm             AlexisNiki:             @carter_andrewj Oh, OK then. #scriptchat
8:05 pm             indiancowboy:             Screenwriters, join in now on twitter #scriptchat in progress! #fb
8:05 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @AlexisNiki Absolutely, am on it! :) Hope you have a lovely rest of the night. xo #scriptchat
8:05 pm             thewritertype:             Written on the wind... RT @filmutopia: It's from when a writer loses the plot and just posts in the pants, instead of a script #scriptchat
8:05 pm             AlexisNiki:             @sweettweenie We should probably change the name to pantschat. #scriptchat
8:06 pm             omewan:             #scriptchat cafes sometimes frown on you undressing there, so best to be undressed already ;-)
8:06 pm             DreamsGrafter:             @yingandyang Will post transcript so you can catch up. Have a lovely rest of the night. :) #scriptchat
8:06 pm             momentsoffilm:             Nighty night #scriptchat thanks for the tip about the pants and looking forward to drinks with some of you. (mustn't get those two mixed up)
8:06 pm             Moondamp_Roses:             RT @thewritertype: Written on the wind... RT @filmutopia: It's from when a writer loses the plot and just posts in the pants, instead of a script #scriptchat
8:06 pm             jeannevb:             just back fr seeing WINTER'S BONE & somehow @filmutopia has me writing in my pants... wtf are u guys talking about? ha #scriptchat
8:07 pm             jeannevb:             I am definitely going to have to pull this transcript sooner rather than later ;) #scriptchat
8:07 pm             sweettweenie:             @DreamsGrafter night x #scriptchat
8:07 pm             thewritertype:             Thanks all for lovely #scriptchat. Back to tweets about owls, custard, and plugging my blog: http://bit.ly/8YVs5M
8:08 pm             sweettweenie:             Thanks for the pantschat, hope to read DUNE for nxt week. Goodnight x #scriptchat
8:08 pm             AlexisNiki:             Good night, all! I'll never be the same again. #scriptchat
8:08 pm             carter_andrewj:             @filmutopia Actually, I think I've read that script... #scriptchat (@JulianFriedmann)
8:09 pm             GinySassenach:             @jeannevb Noticed during Euro #scriptchat someone had the Inception script. A must get for tonight!
8:09 pm             carter_andrewj:             Farewell #scriptchat. Now off to read that script for #Inception...
8:14 pm             jeannevb:             Don't forget, next week's script night is DUNE. Download here http://bit.ly/dyPlvs #scriptchat
8:15 pm             filmutopia:             RT @jeannevb: Don't forget, next week's script night is DUNE. Download here http://bit.ly/dyPlvs #scriptchat
8:15 pm             momentsoffilm:             @GinySassenach @jeannevb Inception screenplay (shooting script) Here you go.. http://bit.ly/cmS4Lj #scriptchat
8:15 pm             momentsoffilm:             RT @jeannevb: Don't forget, next week's script night is DUNE. Download here http://bit.ly/dyPlvs #scriptchat
8:18 pm             jeannevb:             @momentsoffilm thanks! Our chatters will love you! @GinySassenach #scriptchat


USA CHAT:

12:01 am                jeannevb:                it's #SCRIPTCHAT O'CLOCK & we're talking CONTESTS w guests @scripped... who are having technical difficulties
12:01 am             jeannevb:             yeah! we see you RT @rbucks: @jeannevb Hi this is Ryan, one of the Scripped Guys. Testing testing 123. #scriptchat
12:01 am             LisaFromNYC:             hello all #ScriptChat
12:02 am             tracinell:             hey everyone, newbie to scriptchat #scriptchat
12:02 am             jeannevb:             while we're trying to get @scripped tweets to show up, let me introduce @rbucks who is part of Scripped. Fire questions at him #scriptchat
12:02 am             SharkGoddess:             @TheWriteScript HEy! #scriptchat
12:02 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks Hi, thanks for joining us as our guest tonight. #scriptchat
12:02 am             TheWriteScript:             @tracinell Welcome! #scriptchat
12:02 am             yeah_write:             @tracinell Welcome, feel free to join right in. #scriptchat
12:02 am             rbucks:             Sunil should be on with the master @scripped account shortly.. if not, he'll join through @subes01 #scriptchat
12:03 am             jeannevb:             @rbucks Ryan, what do you think the best value of contests is? #scriptchat
12:03 am             tracinell:             hi TheWriteScript! #scriptchat
12:03 am             jeannevb:             FYI RT @rbucks: Sunil should be on with the master @scripped account shortly.. if not, hell join through @subes01 #scriptchat
12:03 am             KhayWrites:             Hello all #scriptchat
12:03 am             frombrain2tweet:             Mornin' #ScriptChat!! Here I am!!!
12:03 am             rbucks:             We've found that writers love the prompts. They like being given short fun projects. #scriptchat
12:04 am             jeannevb:             @rbucks we're so happy to have you and Sunil @subes01 joining us tonight. #scriptchat
12:04 am             rbucks:             And we strive for legitimacy. Like with the Edward Burns contest, Eddie actually read the finalists and picked the winner. #scriptchat
12:04 am             jeannevb:             @rbucks Is there a special contest you're most fond of? #scriptchat
12:04 am             zacsanford2:             Booo! Upset that the West Coast is on delay for the Emmys. Please no spoiler alerts! :) #scriptchat
12:05 am             GCGeek:             @rbucks Q: Do scripts/screenplays usually become property/rights of the contest sponsor or remain the writers'? #scriptchat
12:05 am             jeannevb:             love that RT @rbucks: we strive for legitimacy. Like Edward Burns contest, Eddie actually read finalists & picked the winner. #scriptchat
12:05 am             inkcanada:             Say everybody from #inkexchange & #inkdrinks - send a warm hello to writer colleagues around the world at tonite's #scriptchat luv #glush
12:05 am             jeannevb:             then I don't have to post a transcript for you ;) RT @frombrain2tweet: Mornin #ScriptChat!! Here I am!!! #scriptchat
12:05 am             rbucks:             Eddie of course was unique. But we're hoping that Spike TV opens up some new doors for our users. #scriptchat
12:05 am             SharkGoddess:             @rbucks I'm afraid of posting anything online for fear of plagerism. I'd like to enter contest, but worry. Any suggestions? #ScriptChat
12:06 am             jeannevb:             @inkcanada *waves* We're drinking over here in your name! :) Enjoy the Emmys! #scriptchat
12:06 am             rbucks:             Only the winning scripts are owned by the producers. Everyone else retains their rights. We're careful about that. #scriptchat
12:07 am             zacsanford2:             @SharkGoddess Copyright your script b4 you enter into any contest or post online. Can't protect the idea but can the execution #scriptchat
12:07 am             rbucks:             Yea, we're sensitive to plagiarism. You can't avoid it 100%, but it's safe to say your private scripts stay private on Scripped #scriptchat
12:07 am             jeannevb:             I also want to mention that @scripped has a website that helps writing partners work together online: http://scripped.com/ #scriptchat
12:07 am             rbucks:             @zacsanford2 Exactly. #scriptchat
12:08 am             RobboMills:             Hello #scriptchat from all us drunkards in #glush
12:08 am             jeannevb:             @rbucks any tips for winning? Besides bribing u with tequila? ;) #scriptchat
12:08 am             yeah_write:             RT @jeannevb: I also want to mention @scripped has website helps writing partners work together online: http://scripped.com/ #scriptchat
12:08 am             jeannevb:             we #glush every week ;) heehee RT @RobboMills: Hello #scriptchat from all us drunkards in #glush #scriptchat
12:08 am             readerproof:             A contest can act as a great barometer. Not getting past the fist round means it needs a rewrite. #scriptchat
12:09 am             talented_boy:             I'm late...what am I missing? #scriptchat
12:09 am             jeannevb:             RT @readerproof: A contest can act as a great barometer. Not getting past the fist round means it needs a rewrite. #scriptchat
12:09 am             rbucks:             Haha.. the best way to win is to prep. We also encourage writers to engage with the producers via Twitter. #scriptchat
12:09 am             SharkGoddess:             @rbucks @zacsanford2 I'm brand new to this, how do I copyright? #scriptchat
12:10 am             rbucks:             For example, @StevenEdeSouza is very responsive to our writers. He loved getting your questions! #scriptchat
12:10 am             zacsanford2:             @SharkGoddess copyright.gov is the easiest. #scriptchat
12:10 am             readerproof:             and by fist, I mean first, lol #scriptchat
12:10 am             frombrain2tweet:             Transcription is optional (#ScriptChat) RT @jeannevb: then I don't have to post a transcript for you ;)
12:11 am             rbucks:             @SharkGoddess Try WGA registration or our own http://Scripped.com/vault #scriptchat
12:11 am             tracinell:             rbucks zacsanford2 what about WGA registering a script? not as good as copyright? #scriptchat
12:11 am             zacsanford2:             @sharkgoddess WGA gives you a created by date, but doesn't give full protection that a US copyright does. #scriptchat
12:11 am             inkcanada:             you rule, #scriptchat maven @jeannevb rocks the global writer domination! #scriptchat luv luv from #glush #gotalent #gowriters
12:12 am             jeannevb:             we have links on our blog in right sidebar "Protect Your Work" to WGA and copyright office http://scriptchat.com #scriptchat
12:12 am             SharkGoddess:             @zacsanford2 I'll check into that, thank! So much to learn. #scriptchat #IamONaMission
12:12 am             rbucks:             @zacsanford2 That's right. #scriptchat
12:12 am             TheWriteScript:             @zacsanford2 Isn't it live on NBC ch. 4 for you? (Emmys) #scriptchat
12:12 am             zacsanford2:             @tracinell if you sell your script and it goes into production with the guilds, you need copyright. So why not just copyright? #scriptchat
12:13 am             The_Jodi:             Like this! RT@readerproof: A contest can act as a great barometer. Not getting past the fist round means it needs a rewrite. #scriptchat
12:13 am             multihyphenate:             RT @jeannevb: we have links on our blog in right sidebar "Protect Your Work" to WGA and copyright office http://scriptchat.com #scriptchat
12:13 am             tylerweaver:             RT @jeannevb: we have links on our blog in right sidebar "Protect Your Work" to WGA and copyright office http://scriptchat.com #scriptchat
12:13 am             zacsanford2:             @TheWriteScript Oh it is... weird... I thought it was on ABC... ha ha #scriptchat
12:13 am             rbucks:             So I have a question for all of you - what makes a good contest? Good judges? Interesting prompt? Lots of prizes? #scriptchat
12:13 am             jeannevb:             Sunil of @scripped is trying hard to get into the tweetchat room.... #scriptchat
12:13 am             GCGeek:             @rbucks Q: Any encouraging stories from those who didn't win but got some great reads/calls/connections/exposure? #scriptchat
12:13 am             talented_boy:             @rbucks how often do urban scripts win your contests or contests that you know about? seem to get docked 'marketability' points #scriptchat
12:14 am             chipstreet:             aloha all! #scriptchat
12:14 am             jeannevb:             We're entering #slaverybyanothername in a few contests to test the rewrites #scriptchat
12:14 am             GCGeek:             #EmmysSpoiler: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family comic actor) is thanking the writers for the words he reads! #scriptchat
12:14 am             GeneDoucette:             evening everyone #scriptchat
12:15 am             chipstreet:             @GCGeek finaled in @ShriekFest last year -- great contacts, Denise has forwarded inquiries to us. #scriptchat
12:15 am             SharkGoddess:             @rbucks @zacsanford2 Thanks, I;ll look into that! #ScriptChat
12:15 am             scripteach:             My 1st produced credit was because I registered w/WGA also. Won arbitration. RT @zacsanford2: @sharkgoddess WGA v. US copyright #scriptchat
12:15 am             rbucks:             @GCGeek None off the top of my head because we don't track it. But Scripped users go on to great things. #scriptchat
12:15 am             jeannevb:             @GeneDoucette @chipstreet come on in! We're talking CONTESTS w @scripped... @rbucks is fielding questions #scriptchat
12:15 am             GermaineJames:             Come hang out at #scriptchat and put off writing for another hour! :)
12:16 am             zacsanford2:             Access to Hollywood insiders. RT @rbucks: So I have a question for all of you - what makes a good contest? #scriptchat
12:16 am             readerproof:             @jeannevb That's awesome. What contests are you sending it to? #scriptchat
12:16 am             rbucks:             @talented_boy What do you mean by urban? #scriptchat
12:16 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks Prizes are only good if they get me somewhere. Money is nice but exposure is GOLD! #scriptchat
12:16 am             chipstreet:             Top 25 contests worth entering: MovieMaker Mag http://ow.ly/2wtX0 #scriptchat
12:16 am             GeneDoucette:             contests! Ah... I have nearly given up on those. I've won one, honorable mentioned another. #scriptchat
12:16 am             tracinell:             @rbucks I like a contest to be read by as many connected people as possible! just trying to get noticed... #scriptchat
12:16 am             talented_boy:             @rbucks scripts with majority african-american characters #scriptchat
12:17 am             rbucks:             @yeah_write What kind of exposure is most helpful? Agents, other writers, producers, etc? #scriptchat
12:17 am             dwacon:             Sorry I'm late. I was told Nicholl is the *only* contest. Each year, I miss the deadline. Should set an iphone reminder. #scriptchat
12:17 am             scripteach:             I always suggest both so Guild has record of script in case of arbitration. RT @zacsanford2: @sharkgoddess WGA v. US copyright #scriptchat
12:17 am             GCGeek:             @chipstreet @rbucks Thanks. Exposure (other writers, readers and producers) and onto great things sells me. #scriptchat
12:17 am             GeneDoucette:             I've also been a judge in a contest. That was harrowing. #scriptchat
12:17 am             zacsanford:             @yeah_write You can... I was only watching #scriptchat so I wouldn't have seen 'em anyways. :)
12:17 am             SPCWriter:             RT @jeannevb: we have links on our blog in right sidebar "Protect Your Work" to WGA and copyright office http://scriptchat.com #scriptchat
12:18 am             jeannevb:             @readerproof EXPO, this week we'll send to Zoetrope, then later this month Fade In...more tweaking this wk before we send #scriptchat
12:18 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks Not sure what exposure is best. But I'd pick agents, managers, producers. #scriptchat
12:18 am             zacsanford2:             @scripteach You don't need WGA registration for arbitration. Your Gov copyright will hold up. Boss is an arbitrator. #scriptchat
12:18 am             Peter_Gutierrez:             RT @chipstreet: Top 25 contests worth entering: MovieMaker Mag http://ow.ly/2wtX0 #scriptchat
12:18 am             chained:             RT @jeannevb: we have links on our blog in right sidebar "Protect Your Work" to WGA and copyright office http://scriptchat.com #scriptchat
12:19 am             jeannevb:             fyi, Jimmy Fallon is talking Twitter on Emmys.... next year, he'll be talking #scriptchat
12:19 am             readerproof:             @dwacon Nicholl is probably the most important, but it's very drama heavy. Genre script don't do as well. #scriptchat
12:19 am             yeah_write:             @dwacon Nicholl is definitely NOT the only. And it caters to a type as far as I can tell. #scriptchat
12:19 am             indiancowboy:             @rbucks can I upload/download from scripped to finaldraft i.e. go back and forth between working in FD on my laptop and online? #scriptchat
12:19 am             SharkGoddess:             @scripteach Thank you! #scriptchat
12:19 am             zacsanford2:             Be careful... a lot of contests don't pay their readers/judges (especially the 1st round). #scriptchat
12:19 am             scripteach:             1 of my writer's highly recommends Script Savvy, said they were active in getting script out to agents, managers & producers #ScriptChat
12:19 am             rbucks:             @talented_boy Hmm.. we don't judge by marketability per se. A great script is a great script. #scriptchat
12:19 am             yeah_write:             RT @Peter_Gutierrez: RT @chipstreet: Top 25 contests worth entering: MovieMaker Mag http://ow.ly/2wtX0 #scriptchat
12:20 am             rbucks:             @talented_boy There aren't very many urban-oriented scripts submitted though, as far as I know. #scriptchat
12:20 am             jeannevb:             fyi #scriptchat writer @carter_andrewj won Scriptapalooza :) Love having one of our chatters ride the ride
12:20 am             dwacon:             All contests seem subjective. One script of mine was passed by Tribeca but won honors with Beverly Hills Film Festival and OBS. #scriptchat
12:20 am             rbucks:             @indiancowboy Yes! We have a really great import/export system. #scriptchat
12:20 am             SharkGoddess:             How do you find the contest? What are they looking for? #scriptchat
12:21 am             scripteach:             Ah, good to know! Wasn't sure. RT @zacsanford2: don't need WGA registration for arbitration. Gov copyright will hold up. #scriptchat
12:21 am             rbucks:             Do most of you write offline, meaning on a desktop software program? #scriptchat
12:21 am             zacsanford2:             #1 contest that every feature writer should enter is the Nicholl Fellowship. This is the #1 contest industry insiders follow. #scriptchat
12:21 am             talented_boy:             @rbucks interesting...the contests i've entered always had 'marketability' or 'commercial appeal' as judging criteria #scriptchat
12:21 am             jeannevb:             RT @scripteach: 1 of my writers highly recommends Script Savvy, said active in getting script to agents, managers & prod #scriptchat
12:21 am             talented_boy:             @rbucks might have to see about yours #scriptchat
12:21 am             readerproof:             @rbucks I've read @talentedboy's script. I think it should do well. #scriptchat
12:21 am             rbucks:             @dwacon True, all judging systems are flawed, including ours.. #scriptchat
12:21 am             zacsanford2:             For a list of contests, including grades by past entrants, check out www.moviebytes.com #scriptchat
12:21 am             GeneDoucette:             @dwacon I have judged scripts that won other contests, and found them amazingly bad. It's alarming. #scriptchat
12:21 am             rbucks:             @dwacon We just do the best we can! #scriptchat
12:22 am             jeannevb:             posted ur link for partners ;) http://scripped.comRT @rbucks: Do most of u write offline, meaning on a desktop software program? #scriptchat
12:22 am             yeah_write:             Half and half. RT @rbucks: Do most of you write offline, meaning on a desktop software program? #scriptchat
12:22 am             LisaFromNYC:             @SharkGoddess http://moviebytes.com/ has a list of contests #ScriptChat
12:22 am             TheWriteScript:             @rbucks I use FD. I want all my work on my computer. #scriptchat
12:22 am             jeannevb:             Ronald, was this 1 I read? RT @readerproof: @rbucks Ive read @talentedboys script. I think it should do well. #scriptchat
12:22 am             GCGeek:             Tonight's transcript shall be framed and referenced often, especially the links. Thank you! #scriptchat
12:22 am             wildlypoetic:             @scripped You aren't showing up there. #scriptchat
12:22 am             yeah_write:             Entering contest is so nerve wrenching for me. The waiting... lol #scriptchat
12:23 am             tracinell:             is it cheesy or helpful to mention a contest finalist win in a query? #scriptchat
12:23 am             talented_boy:             @readerproof i more than appreciate the co-sign sir...still a rewrite away from being ready though, sadly #scriptchat
12:23 am             jeannevb:             LOTS links on our blog too! RT @GCGeek: Tonights transcript shall be framed & referenced often, especially the links. Thank you! #scriptchat
12:23 am             yeah_write:             RT @zacsanford2: For a list of contests, including grades by past entrants, check out www.moviebytes.com #scriptchat
12:23 am             talented_boy:             @jeannevb yes ma'am =)...been through some things since you last took a look at it #scriptchat
12:23 am             chipstreet:             @GeneDoucette Me 2 - am a judge right now. Very enlightening. #scriptchat
12:23 am             jeannevb:             I enter, then forget about it ;) RT @yeah_write: Entering contest is so nerve wrenching for me. The waiting... lol #scriptchat
12:23 am             dwacon:             @rbucks FD8 works best for me. #scriptchat
12:24 am             KhayWrites:             RT @readerproof: @dwacon Nicholl is probably the most important, but it's very drama heavy. Genre script don't do as well. #scriptchat
12:24 am             yeah_write:             I forgot to mention it's #scriptchat o'clock and I'll be tweeting about script contests. So ignore if not interested.
12:24 am             GeneDoucette:             @chipstreet made me feel better about myself, at least. #scriptchat
12:24 am             chained:             Please explain why enter a contest ? If a script is good enough get an #agent to sell it for you #scriptchat
12:24 am             jeannevb:             yeah! Keep me posted! RT @talented_boy: @jeannevb yes ma'am =)...been through some things since you last took a look at it #scriptchat
12:24 am             zacsanford2:             @tracinell Only mention finalist if it's one of the top contests, list wins for middle level contests and above. #scriptchat
12:24 am             LisaFromNYC:             FD8 #ScriptChat
12:24 am             iludiumphosdex:             RT @dwacon: All contests seem subjective. One script of mine was passed by Tribeca but won honors with Beverly Hills Film Festival and OBS. #scriptchat
12:24 am             GeneDoucette:             but contests are weird things. I had a script win one outright; I showed it to an established Hollywood writer, and... #scriptchat
12:24 am             shabanky:             Hello everyone...what's a good contest with a nov/dec deadline? I need time for 1 more rewrite #scriptchat
12:25 am             jeannevb:             I feel terrible that tweetchat is failing @scripped and @subes01 tonight! #scriptchat
12:25 am             indiancowboy:             @rbucks offline in FD. But I'd appreciate the ability to work online when I don't have access to my pc or to collaborate #scriptchat
12:25 am             tracinell:             thanks @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
12:25 am             GeneDoucette:             ...while he loved it, he did recommend a rewrite. "contest good" and "hollywood good" are very different things. #scriptchat
12:25 am             WriterChanelle:             Stepping into #scriptchat with bottles of Tequila!
12:25 am             yeah_write:             @chained Contests can get your script into hands that would otherwise not be reaching out. #scriptchat
12:25 am             LisaFromNYC:             RT @chained: Please explain why enter a contest ? If a script is good enough get an #agent to sell it for you #ScriptChat
12:25 am             rbucks:             @chained Sometimes it takes a contest win to get an agent. We're starting to get agency interest for our top writers. #scriptchat
12:26 am             talented_boy:             @dwacon i'm looking to enter OBS next year...how was your experience? #scriptchat
12:26 am             readerproof:             @talented_boy It's still in my top 10 scripts that I've read this year. #slaverybyanothername is in there too. #scriptchat
12:26 am             zacsanford2:             @shabanky moviebytes.com lists contests, reviews and you can sort by deadline date. #scriptchat
12:26 am             jeannevb:             *opens door WIDE* RT @WriterChanelle: Stepping into #scriptchat with bottles of Tequila! #scriptchat
12:26 am             LisaFromNYC:             I'm getting a delay #ScriptChat
12:26 am             jeannevb:             WOOT! RT @readerproof: @talented_boy Its in my top 10 scripts that Ive read this year. #slaverybyanothername is in there too. #scriptchat
12:26 am             rbucks:             @indiancowboy Cool. FD is a great tool - we're trying to leverage the additional features only the Internet can offer. #scriptchat
12:26 am             KhayWrites:             RT @zacsanford2: For a list of contests, including grades by past entrants, check out www.moviebytes.com #scriptchat
12:26 am             WriterChanelle:             Heyyyyyyyyyy LOL RT @jeannevb: *opens door WIDE* RT @WriterChanelle: Stepping into #scriptchat with bottles of Tequila! #scriptchat
12:26 am             zacsanford2:             @chained It's tough to actually get a read from an agent. A win or high placement in the right contest can open the door. #scriptchat
12:27 am             jeannevb:             we do have some contests listed on our blog resources http://scriptchat.com #scriptchat
12:27 am             GCGeek:             Unrepresented like me! RT @yeah_write: @chained Contests can get your script into hands that would otherwise not be reaching out #scriptchat
12:27 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks What a a few things you think writers should know before entering? Not just to have a polished script... #scriptchat
12:27 am             dwacon:             OBS got me a meeting with Overbrook. Unfortunately, the day of my meeting was a Neil Simon comedy/tragedy. Tell U offline. #scriptchat
12:27 am             jeannevb:             Sunil, u can sit back & drink his share then ;) heehee RT @scripped: @jeannevb No worries! You are in good hands with @rbucks. #scriptchat
12:27 am             SharkGoddess:             IN FD? #scriptchat
12:28 am             talented_boy:             @readerproof really?? =) wow, thanks...that means a lot since you've read 127.4 scripts lol #scriptchat
12:28 am             yeah_write:             No more martinis before the chat. I can't even edit my tweets correctly. #scriptchat
12:28 am             SPCWriter:             @jeannevb all Im seeing is emmy tweets tonight, boring. so pass me the bottle of Tequila. :D ##scriptchat
12:28 am             jeannevb:             fyi, I took a GREAT teleconference via @screenwritingU on rewrites. FREE! They're offering another in Oct. Will keep u posted #scriptchat
12:28 am             rbucks:             @yeah_write Write for the producer.. Our contests always have an endgame, a buyer at the end. Write for them. #scriptchat
12:29 am             shabanky:             Thanks:) @zacsanford2 #scriptchat
12:29 am             jeannevb:             *clink* watch the backwash RT @SPCWriter: @jeannevb all Im seeing is emmy tweets tonight, boring. so pass me bottle of Tequila. #scriptchat
12:29 am             dwacon:             @zacsanford2 I agree. Unlike actors, no auditions for writers. And an unsold writer has ?pariah? so to speak. #scriptchat
12:29 am             yeah_write:             @SPCWriter Just go the www.tweetchat.com and join us for script contest tweets. #scriptchat
12:29 am             WriterChanelle:             This is a problem why? RT @yeah_write: No more martinis before the chat. I can't even edit my tweets correctly. #scriptchat
12:29 am             talented_boy:             @dwacon i'm following you now...you seem like someone i should talk to #scriptchat
12:29 am             WriterChanelle:             *passes* RT @SPCWriter: @jeannevb all Im seeing is emmy tweets tonight, boring. so pass me the bottle of Tequila. :D ##scriptchat
12:29 am             LifesizeLD:             Death to tweetchat! Long live #scriptchat!
12:30 am             jeannevb:             Here's link for @scripped contests http://scripped.com/contests #scriptchat
12:30 am             jeannevb:             WOOOOOOT! RT @LifesizeLD: Death to tweetchat! Long live #scriptchat! #scriptchat
12:30 am             WriterChanelle:             RT @rbucks: @yeah_write Write for the producer.. Our contests always have an endgame, a buyer at the end. Write for them. #scriptchat
12:30 am             UncompletedWork:             popping into #scriptchat
12:30 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks So should a writer worry about what the hot genre is that year? Or just write what they write well? #scriptchat
12:30 am             talented_boy:             @jeannevb i listened in and took notes on that @screenwritingU rewrite conference too...really helpful #scriptchat
12:31 am             jeannevb:             agree! RT @talented_boy: @jeannevb i listened in and took notes on that @screenwritingU rewrite conference too...really helpful #scriptchat
12:31 am             WriterChanelle:             RT @GCGeek: RT @yeah_write: @chained Contests can get your script into hands that would otherwise not be reaching out #scriptchat
12:32 am             MishaPolonsky:             Howdy everyone - couldn't make it to the first half-hour but I'm here now :) #scriptchat
12:32 am             zacsanford2:             @LifesizeLD weird, my tweetchat is working fine. #scriptchat
12:32 am             GCGeek:             @NBC Tweet the Emmys presenter intro "contest" results so far: 32 minutes into #Emmys and one tweet read so far. So... yay. #scriptchat
12:32 am             UncompletedWork:             RT @jeannevb: *waves* talking contests RT @UncompletedWork: popping into #scriptchat (Thanks! I'm up to speed!)
12:33 am             WriterChanelle:             RT @KhayWrites: RT @zacsanford2: For a list of contests, including grades by past entrants, check out www.moviebytes.com #scriptchat
12:33 am             jeannevb:             they also give feedback RT @readerproof: Im a big fan of the Page Awards contest... #scriptchat
12:33 am             KhayWrites:             RT @zacsanford2: @yeah_write Never write to what is hot. Always just write what you know and love. :) #scriptchat
12:34 am             readerproof:             RT @jeannevb: If ur entering contest, challenge urself by having a pro script consultant give u feedback FIRST! #scriptchat
12:34 am             jeannevb:             Contests w guest @rbucks from @scripped RT @josephvales: Whats the topic for tonight? #scriptchat
12:34 am             rbucks:             @TheWriteScript No, and that's part of our model.. To get some of these contests, unfortunately, we go under the WGA minimum. #scriptchat
12:34 am             WriterChanelle:             RT @rbucks: @chained Sometimes it takes a contest win to get an agent. We're starting to get agency interest for our top writers #scriptchat
12:34 am             jeannevb:             welcome! RT @MishaPolonsky: Howdy everyone - couldnt make it to the first half-hour but Im here now :) #scriptchat
12:34 am             PlainJaneBeauty:             RT @zacsanford2: @yeah_write Never write to what is hot. Always just write what you know and love. :) #scriptchat
12:34 am             yeah_write:             Feedback is so important. And contests can be perfect for this reason alone. #scriptchat
12:34 am             SPCWriter:             @WriterChanelle thanks, takes the glass. as long as I don't get the worm, I'm good. :) #scriptchat @jeannevb
12:35 am             jeannevb:             For our late arrivers, we're talking CONTESTS w @rbucks from @scripped. Feel free to throw questions at him. He can catch #scriptchat
12:35 am             scripteach:             Can you give summarize what well-written means for your contest? RT @rbucks: well-written script goes further than a trendy one. #scriptchat
12:35 am             cinemascribe:             never entered a contest b4. do most people enter spec work they already have complete that they r currently selling or... #scriptchat
12:35 am             jeannevb:             RT @yeah_write: Feedback is so important. And contests can be perfect for this reason alone. #scriptchat
12:35 am             rbucks:             @TheWriteScript Also, we aren't a guild signatory and we never submit scripts from WGA members. #scriptchat
12:36 am             cinemascribe:             do they write a piece for the compet specifically? #scriptchat
12:36 am             TheWriteScript:             @rbucks Under the min. by how much? How is that good for writers? #scriptchat
12:36 am             readerproof:             Very true. Sadly, sometimes it's not enough feedback RT@yeah_write:Feedback is so important. contests can be perfect for this . #scriptchat
12:37 am             rbucks:             @TheWriteScript For the most part we cater to amateur writers.. If can sell scripts yourself, you should! #scriptchat
12:37 am             talented_boy:             except for one contest, i usually just enter contests cuz they are a cheaper way to get notes lol #igotbillstweet #scriptchat
12:37 am             yeah_write:             @readerproof Whenever I read for a contest, I make sure I give detailed feedback. These people paid good money. #scriptchat
12:37 am             jeannevb:             depends on the contest. RT @cinemascribe: do they write a piece for the compet specifically? #scriptchat
12:38 am             TenaciousTanaka:             IMHO that's something you should avoid. RT @cinemascribe do they write a piece for the compet specifically? #scriptchat
12:38 am             jeannevb:             @cinemascribe some are just for scenes, so that's 1 u'd do just for the contest. #scriptchat
12:38 am             GCGeek:             Q: Is there an average fee per script for contest entry? $50? $100? #scriptchat
12:38 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks Tell us more about your contest in a nutshell, and why should we be considering first? #scriptchat
12:39 am             rbucks:             @TheWriteScript Our goal is to get more writers to a point where they can become WGA members. #scriptchat
12:39 am             jeannevb:             @CSexpo has their scene contest that @kimnunley kicked ass in this year! It's a great exercise in writing... and cheap to enter #scriptchat
12:40 am             rbucks:             @yeah_write Our current contest is a 5-page script on the US Open, in partnership with @actorsandcrew #scriptchat
12:40 am             jeannevb:             dont think i've ever pd more than 60 RT @GCGeek: Q: Is there an average fee per script for contest entry? $50? $100? #scriptchat
12:40 am             rbucks:             @yeah_write Winner gets their script produced! All submission fees go toward production cost. #scriptchat
12:40 am             yeah_write:             RT @rbucks: @yeah_write Our current contest is a 5-page script on the US Open, in partnership with @actorsandcrew #scriptchat
12:40 am             GCGeek:             @jeannevb Coolio! Thanks, Jeanne! #scriptchat
12:40 am             readerproof:             @yeah_write I wish every contest reader was like you. One time my "feedback" was 5 lines. And that was it! #scriptchat
12:40 am             zacsanford2:             @jeannevb @gcgeek and very few contests are worth more than a $25 entry fee. #scriptchat
12:41 am             cinemascribe:             i have seen the "one page" contests alot.. i think i am going to take a look at the past winners work and see what they love #scriptchat
12:41 am             yeah_write:             RT @rbucks: @yeah_write Winner gets their script produced! All submission fees go toward production cost. #scriptchat
12:41 am             rbucks:             More info on our latest contest here: http://Scripped.com/contests/usopen #scriptchat
12:41 am             jeannevb:             Calling all shorts! RT @rbucks: @yeah_write current contest is 5-page script on the US Open, in partnership with @actorsandcrew #scriptchat
12:41 am             yeah_write:             Love it! RT @rbucks: @yeah_write Our current contest is a 5-page script on the US Open, in partnership with @actorsandcrew #scriptchat
12:41 am             indiancowboy:             @rbucks - so its like "all for one" with everyone wanting to be the "one" who's script is produced ;) #scriptchat
12:41 am             yeah_write:             RT @rbucks: More info on our latest contest here: http://Scripped.com/contests/usopen #scriptchat
12:42 am             Scatoma:             Strewnfields weekly chapter_ http://scr.bi/9RUfkI #amwriting #writing #bookbuzzr #scriptchat #fiction #novels #writers #Books #readcast
12:42 am             CtKscribe:             Calling all screenwriters, currently in progress is the weekly hash tag event #ScriptChat, hosted by writer @Jeannevb - Join in
12:42 am             yeah_write:             Where is Steve? This is right up his alley! #scriptchat
12:42 am             jeannevb:             agree. Choose wisely RT @zacsanford2: @jeannevb @gcgeek and very few contests are worth more than a $25 entry fee. #scriptchat
12:42 am             rbucks:             @indiancowboy Ha, you could say that. We kept the price on this low - $15 if you're a Scripped Pro member. #scriptchat
12:43 am             jeannevb:             u didn't u invite ur boyfriend? hee RT @yeah_write: Where is Steve? This is right up his alley! #scriptchat
12:43 am             jeannevb:             xo RT @CtKscribe: Calling all screenwriters, currently in progress ...#ScriptChat, hosted by writer @Jeannevb - Join in #scriptchat
12:43 am             GeneDoucette:             @rbucks so your contests would be more about boosting the profile of the writer than, say, the writer's current feature spec. #scriptchat
12:44 am             chained:             Please name some #films that got made due to their #scripts being entered in contests #scriptchat
12:44 am             jeannevb:             I'm a competitive bitch, so if you enter a contest I'm in, I'm going to try to beat you #justsayin mwhaha #scriptchat
12:44 am             yeah_write:             LMAO RT @jeannevb: u didn't u invite ur boyfriend? hee RT @yeah_write: Where is Steve? This is right up his alley! #scriptchat
12:44 am             zacsanford2:             @chained Antoine Fisher won the Nicholl Fellowship. #scriptchat
12:44 am             tracinell:             RT @jeannevb: Im a competitive bitch, so if you enter a contest Im in, Im going to try to beat you #justsayin mwhaha #scriptchat
12:45 am             zacsanford2:             @chained Most scripts from contests won't be produced, but the goal is to springboard your writing career by opening doors. #scriptchat
12:45 am             rbucks:             @GeneDoucette I think that's true. Most of our exposure is through contests, and the contests are specific. #scriptchat
12:45 am             TheWriteScript:             @chained Arlington Road won Nicholls. #scriptchat
12:45 am             jeannevb:             @tracinell I couldn't resist. I'm Sicilian after all :) #scriptchat
12:45 am             FreddoJr:             @scripped Do you accept international entries? #scriptchat
12:45 am             tracinell:             you make me laugh and smile @jeannevb ! #scriptchat
12:45 am             rbucks:             @GeneDoucette Unlikely you could use a previously written script to win one of our contests. #scriptchat
12:45 am             TheLoneOlive:             @jeannevb otherwise those of us that have been asked to read for contests end up poking our eyes out w/ needles #scriptchat #mytwocentsworth
12:46 am             GeneDoucette:             @rbucks that actually sounds like fun. I have a feature spec that's already won some things. I just need it in the right hands. #scriptchat
12:46 am             rbucks:             @FreddoJr We definitely do! We have contest winners from Ireland, Scotland.. and Texas. #scriptchat
12:46 am             jeannevb:             @TheLoneOlive I can imagine!!!! I LOVE using pro consultants to push my work to the next level. It's a MUST #scriptchat
12:47 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks This contest is GREAT practice for taking a premise, and being concise! #scriptchat
12:47 am             readerproof:             @jeannevb I feel cheated with the @CSexpo contest. I was #2 then got kicked to #9. With no explanation. http://bit.ly/dcyMoh #scriptchat
12:47 am             jeannevb:             my job is done here *swigs more tequila* :) RT @tracinell: you make me laugh and smile @jeannevb ! #scriptchat
12:47 am             LifesizeLD:             That's because it likes you best. No fair. RT @zacsanford2: @LifesizeLD weird, my tweetchat is working fine. #scriptchat
12:49 am             TheLoneOlive:             @jeannevb & despite what anyone thinks, joe, joel & john in same script is not clever. 4 reader, it's an excuse 2 pass #scriptchat #my2cents
12:49 am             jeannevb:             @readerproof there's always some sort of major glitch in @CSexpo contest tho. They scored me TWICE last yr. #scriptchat
12:49 am             jeannevb:             @TheLoneOlive *snort* u need to get ur ass to #scriptchat more often #MY2cents xo
12:49 am             TheLoneOlive:             @jeannevb i can't one hundred percent endorse that for everyone at all levels but for those starting out it is a must #scriptchat
12:50 am             rbucks:             Woohoo Top Chef. #scriptchat
12:50 am             GCGeek:             Dirty RT @jeannevb: @readerproof theres always some sort of major glitch in @CSexpo contest tho. They scored me TWICE last yr. #scriptchat
12:50 am             jeannevb:             general question to all: if you haven't done a contest yet, why? Maybe @rbucks or someone else can help #scriptchat
12:50 am             GeneDoucette:             OK time for a late dinner. My moment of inappropriate self-promotion: check out Immortal, out 10/1/10. http://wp.me/PXlXL-q #scriptchat
12:51 am             jeannevb:             you said that out loud. Get ur ass back to the chat haha RT @rbucks: Woohoo Top Chef. #scriptchat
12:51 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks So I'm not the only one watching and tweeting. lol #scriptchat
12:51 am             GCGeek:             Snookie got robbed! just kidding RT @rbucks: Woohoo Top Chef. #scriptchat
12:52 am             TheLoneOlive:             @jeannevb have strong feelings bout contests. think they have place but won't do much 4 90% of peeps including winners #scriptchat #my2cents
12:52 am             jeannevb:             RT @GeneDoucette: OK time for dinner. My moment of inappropriate self-promotion: check out Immortal 10/1/10 http://wp.me/PXlXL-q #scriptchat
12:52 am             LifesizeLD:             Never known them to really elevate anyone's career (except fellowships). RT @jeannevb: if you haven't done a contest yet, why? #scriptchat
12:52 am             jeannevb:             @GeneDoucette as a pimp, I endorse inappropriate self-promotion :) #scriptchat
12:52 am             yeah_write:             @jeannevb I've only entered Nicholls and the TV fellowships. But this short sounds like fun. #scriptchat
12:52 am             tracinell:             @rbucks can't believe kenny is gone... :( #scriptchat
12:53 am             dwacon:             @jeannevb I'm drinking homemade V8. Blackberries, blueberries, grapes, apples and baby spinach. Tasty and fulla antioxidants. #scriptchat
12:53 am             zacsanford2:             Agreed! RT @TheLoneOlive: have strong feelings bout contests. think they have place but wont do much 4 90% of peeps incl winner #scriptchat
12:53 am             seahawkeye:             @jeannevb I've entered short films in competition but my scripts rarely feel really finished. With a film the producer ends it. #scriptchat
12:53 am             jeannevb:             RT @TheLoneOlive: @jeannevb have strong feelings bout contests. think have place but wont do much 4 90% of peeps incl winners #scriptchat
12:53 am             TheLoneOlive:             @jeannevb ok, honey. i popped my #scriptchat cherry. i am on china time w/ this shopping agreement so gotta work now : (
12:53 am             dwacon:             Withoutabox has a good listing of contests including obscure and eclectic ones. But how much $ to spend on contests is right? #scriptchat
12:53 am             zacsanford2:             Only contest that it seems everyone in Hollywood reads is Nicholls. #scriptchat
12:54 am             zacsanford2:             Honestly, I'm against about 99% of the contests out there. They're money grabs for the people running them. #scriptchat
12:54 am             tracinell:             @zacsanford2 good to know. #scriptchat
12:54 am             The_Jodi:             This year I've just missed deadlines and was working on projects that didn't fit contests. But I've also gotten discouraged. #scriptchat
12:54 am             jeannevb:             @TheLoneOlive SOOOO happy to have seen you here! PLEASE come back. I'll toss out the tequila & pour u a special bourbon ;) #scriptchat
12:54 am             indiancowboy:             @rbucks @jeannevb for the fee I wnt feedback minimally atleast on how my screenplay was rated by the reader on craft elements #scriptchat
12:55 am             eyamie:             RT @zacsanford2: Honestly, I'm against about 99% of the contests out there. They're money grabs for the people running them. #scriptchat
12:55 am             om4ry:             @jeannevb I agree 100000%! My ultimate goal is getting produced not getting some certificate no one w/ influence cares about #scriptchat
12:55 am             zacsanford2:             @indiancowboy You can go to moviebytes.com and they have a link for contests that provide feedback to writers. #scriptchat
12:56 am             readerproof:             @zacsanford2 The irony about the Nicholls being so important is that dramas are not selling very well. #scriptchat
12:56 am             yeah_write:             Some contests may not get you produced, but there are many with great feedback. #scriptchat
12:56 am             rbucks:             @indiancowboy We provide feedback on submissions.. in fact, we'll be sounding out feedback on Burns and Spike next week. #scriptchat
12:56 am             LifesizeLD:             It seems most contests can tell decent writing but don't have a sense of what's commercial. So contest winners don't sell. #scriptchat
12:56 am             The_Jodi:             You guys are a good influence! Gotta go with the positive half glass full approach. #scriptchat
12:56 am             yeah_write:             @rbucks Thanks for chatting with us tonight. It was a tough audience since Emmys are on. #scriptchat
12:57 am             zacsanford2:             Contests that matter to some of Hollywood: Nicholl Fellowship, ABC Fellowship, Nick Fellowship, Austin, CS Expo, Scriptapalooza #scriptchat
12:57 am             rbucks:             @eyamie We don't profit on contests - fees go towards prize and reading costs. #scriptchat
12:57 am             eyamie:             @LifesizeLD That's why contests are the perfect place to send your unsellable scripts! #scriptchat
12:57 am             zacsanford2:             @readerproof It isn't about selling ur script or getting it produced. Most writers go on to grab representation and start career #scriptchat
12:57 am             indiancowboy:             @rbucks i don't need contests to produce my work, that's my headache. i look to them to get a sense of how strangers react to it #scriptchat
12:57 am             jeannevb:             via @scripped RT @rbucks: @eyamie We dont profit on contests - fees go towards prize and reading costs. #scriptchat
12:57 am             zacsanford2:             At least you pay readers. Some don't. RT @rbucks: @eyamie We dont profit on contests - fees go towards prize and reading costs. #scriptchat
12:57 am             LifesizeLD:             Ha ha! RT @eyamie: @LifesizeLD That's why contests are the perfect place to send your unsellable scripts! #scriptchat
12:57 am             yeah_write:             Back to work for me peeps. It's been a long unproductive day with major glitches. #scriptchat
12:58 am             jeannevb:             I do think for new writers, a contest can be a gauge of how ur work compares to others. Use it as learning tool #scriptchat
12:58 am             saturdayknight:             @jeannevb @rbucks have yet to do one because of money for copywrites and scripts fee. #scriptchat
12:59 am             jeannevb:             @rbucks now that you've said u pay readers, we all want to judge ur contests heehee #scriptchat
12:59 am             TheLoneOlive:             so miss @jeannevb is coming to #nyc & i say Weeeeeeeee! http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/weeee #scriptchat
12:59 am             tracinell:             my reason RT @zacsanford2: It isnt about selling ur script ... Most writers go on to grab representation and start career #scriptchat
12:59 am             jeannevb:             @yeah_write hope ur day wasn't too horrible! Saw ur web issues tweets. Hope it's all better now #scriptchat
12:59 am             EverettMaroon:             RT @jeannevb: I do think for new writers, a contest can be a gauge of how ur work compares to others. Use it as learning tool #scriptchat
1:00 am             readerproof:             RT @jeannevb: I do think for new writers, a contest can be a gauge of how ur work compares to others. Use it as learning tool #scriptchat
1:00 am             120pgs:             RT @zacsanford2: Contests that matter to some of Hollywood: Nicholl Fellowship, ABC Fellowship, Nick Fellowship, Austin, CS Expo, Scriptapalooza #scriptchat
1:00 am             jeannevb:             HAHA! RT @TheLoneOlive: so miss @jeannevb is coming to #nyc & i say Weeeeeeeee! http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/weeee #scriptchat
1:00 am             WriterOfWriters:             RT @jeannevb: I do think for new writers, a contest can be a gauge of how ur work compares to others. Use it as learning tool #scriptchat
1:00 am             zacsanford2:             I really wish Mark Kratter was on Twitter. The guy has taken multiple contest wins into a writing career w/big $$$ assignments. #scriptchat
1:00 am             2degreesofalie:             Hi to everyone at #scriptchat!
1:00 am             yeah_write:             @jeannevb Thanks. Shopping cart back up with help from @SPCWriter #scriptchat
1:01 am             GCGeek:             RT @tracinell: my reason RT @zacsanford2: Isnt about selling ur script...Most writers go on 2 grab representation & start career #scriptchat
1:02 am             zacsanford2:             When you win a contest that matters, hit the pavement and make sure you get reads at the agencies, management companies, etc. #scriptchat
1:02 am             jeannevb:             Well, it's the bewitching hour everyone. THANK YOU so much to @rbucks of @scripped for fielding our questions on contests! #scriptchat
1:02 am             cathleenholst:             *novelist dashes in, crashing #scriptchat party* Mwahahaha :)
1:02 am             zacsanford2:             You can't sit around & hope the people call you. There is only a small window of opportunity before the next contest announces #scriptchat
1:02 am             jeannevb:             check out http://scripped.com for not only their 5pg contest, but also their online software for writing partners #scriptchat
1:03 am             rbucks:             @jeannevb Happy to be here. Good luck with your contests, everyone! We hope to see you on Scripped #scriptchat
1:03 am             yeah_write:             RT @jeannevb: check out http://scripped.com for not only their 5pg contest, but also their online software for writing partners #scriptchat
1:03 am             GCGeek:             Thank you! One more avenue for exposure is one I will follow. #scriptchat
1:03 am             zacsanford2:             Thanks @rbucks and @scripped. Sorry about the tech difficulties. #scriptchat
1:03 am             KatZandvakili:             Thank you all! Good night & all best xx Kat #scriptchat
1:03 am             tracinell:             Thanks @rbucks and @jeannevb, what a great 1st chat for me xo :) #scriptchat
1:03 am             dwacon:             @zacsanford2 Maybe I should start my own contest. Winners get a meeting with Art Vandelay in the alley behind Pinche Taco. #scriptchat
1:03 am             michaelpokocky:             Look up Rob Freeman (Lead Actor) childhood friend on FB. Tomorrow is the world premier of his movie THE DEAD. It was at Cannes. #scriptchat
1:04 am             TheWriteScript:             @zacsanford2 I agree (against most contests). I've been reading the fine print and some are not good for the writer. #scriptchat
1:04 am             jeannevb:             @rbucks please give @subes01 a big high five from us & thanks for making the time to connect w #scriptchat
1:04 am             zacsanford2:             The plus side about the @scripped contest... if you win, you'll have a produced credit which always helps. #scriptchat
1:05 am             zacsanford2:             @dwacon ha ha... my office is right by Pinche Taco... #scriptchat
1:05 am             jeannevb:             CHAT VIRGIN! WOOT! RT @tracinell: Thanks @rbucks and @jeannevb, what a great 1st chat for me xo :) #scriptchat
1:05 am             rbucks:             @jeannevb Will do! #scriptchat
1:05 am             zacsanford2:             .@TheWriteScript Always check out moviebytes.com to see what past entrants say about a contest & read the report cards. #scriptchat
1:06 am             writeononline:             Congrats to Matt Weiner & Erin Levy for Outstanding Writing for Mad Men. Post a Q for Erin on StoryLink http://bit.ly/a0jTC9 #scriptchat
1:06 am             AshleyWills:             just struck upon an awesome idea for a new pilot script :) I'm very excited #scriptchat #screenwriting #tvpitches
1:06 am             chipstreet:             Thanks for the chat. was bbqing tritip at same time... little distracted. Looking 4ward to transcript... :) #scriptchat
1:06 am             jeannevb:             Now that we're done, u need to head to #glush hashtag. Drink more tequila & watch rest of the Emmys ;) #yesIwillbethere #scriptchat
1:07 am             zacsanford2:             Any questions about contests from a Hollywood Exec? Ask away... #scriptchat
1:08 am             yeah_write:             Does anyone have a great place to find TV scripts? #scriptchat
1:09 am             inkcanada:             RT @yeah_write: Does anyone have a great place to find TV scripts? #scriptchat
1:09 am             robertcarroll:             RT @zacsanford2: Honestly, I'm against about 99% of the contests out there. They're money grabs for the people running them. #scriptchat
1:09 am             eyamie:             @zacsanford2 In your experience, does anyone other than AMPAS run a contest for any reason other than profit? #scriptchat
1:11 am             jeannevb:             RT @zacsanford2: Any questions about contests from a Hollywood Exec? Ask away... #scriptchat
1:11 am             jeannevb:             I think we have a link on the blog :) RT @yeah_write: Does anyone have a great place to find TV scripts? #scriptchat
1:11 am             jeannevb:             aren't u supposed to be #glush ing :) RT @inkcanada: RT @yeah_write: Does anyone have a great place to find TV scripts? #scriptchat
1:12 am             jeannevb:             what contests do u judge so I can be sure to win? HA RT @zacsanford2: Any questions about contests fr a Hollywood Exec? #scriptchat
1:13 am             SPCWriter:             @jeannevb Drews Script O Rama used to have TV scripts not sure the site still exists though. #scriptchat
1:13 am             zacsanford2:             @jeannevb I can't legally say what contests I've read for... i think. Oh wait, a couple are on my bio at www.scriptchat.com #scriptchat
1:14 am             jolenejahnke:             http://leethomson.myzen.co.uk/ RT @yeah_write: Does anyone have a great place to find TV scripts? (@inkcanada) #scriptchat
1:14 am             inkcanada:             @jeannevb @Yeah_wrwite I cannot help but share the #glush luv w the LA CDNs who would happily share the tv scripts if asked ;) #scriptchat
1:15 am             jeannevb:             @inkcanada @yeah_write try this for TV scripts (on our blog too) http://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/ #scriptchat
1:15 am             jeannevb:             still exists :) RT @SPCWriter: @jeannevb Drews Script O Rama used to have TV scripts not sure the site still exists though. #scriptchat
1:15 am             zacsanford2:             @yeah_write inkcanada http://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/ - a lot of US and UK comedy/drama TV scripts. #scriptchat
1:16 am             inkcanada:             @jeannevb @yeah_write - hot CDN #scriptchat tip - try @HartHanson (he can kill me later ;)) #glush
1:16 am             jeannevb:             @inkcanada fyi, while ur drunk, let's get u to agree to guest here one night ;) mwhaha #scriptchat
1:16 am             zacsanford2:             @jeannevb Damn, you beat me to the punch with the Google TV site. #scriptchat
1:16 am             yeah_write:             @jolenejahnke Hello, you rock! #scriptchat
1:16 am             jeannevb:             :)RT @zacsanford2: @jeannevb cant legally say what contests Ive read for...Oh wait, a couple are on my bio at www.scriptchat.com #scriptchat
1:16 am             zacsanford2:             Okay, I think it is safe to switch from this room to #glush. @jeannevb, did you grab the transcript? #scriptchat
1:17 am             SPCWriter:             @jeannevb whoa that site is old. I went there yrs ago lol, thats a good site though for scripts. #scriptchat
1:17 am             jeannevb:             <3 Killing spree! RT @inkcanada: @jeannevb @yeah_write -hot CDN #scriptchat tip - try @HartHanson (he can kill me later ;)) #glush
1:17 am             zacsanford2:             @jeannevb Remember, @inkcanada is already on the calendar as a guest. Someone needs to step away from the tequila. #scriptchat
1:18 am             jeannevb:             about to RT @zacsanford2: Okay, I think it is safe to switch from this room to #glush. @jeannevb, did you grab the transcript? #scriptchat
1:18 am             jeannevb:             HA! RT @zacsanford2: @jeannevb @inkcanada is already on the calendar as a guest. Someone needs to step away from the tequila. #scriptchat
1:19 am             jeannevb:             @SPCWriter Drew's script site is linked on our blog too :) #scriptchat
1:19 am                yeah_write:                When it comes to Twitter, "ask and you shall receive." #scriptchat Thanks!
1:19 am             jolenejahnke:             @yeah_write #sharethelove :) #scriptchat
1:19 am             inkcanada:             RT @jeannevb: about to RT @zacsanford2: Okay, I think it is safe to switch from this room to #glush. @jeannevb, did you grab the transcript? #scriptchat
1:20 am             inkcanada:             Canada welcome America's #scriptchat in. da. house. to. #glush #gotalent #gowriters
1:20 am             SPCWriter:             @jeannevb ahh I see, cool. #scriptchat I dont go to your site often enough.
1:20 am             inkcanada:             RT @jeannevb: HA! RT @zacsanford2: @jeannevb @inkcanada is already on the calendar as a guest. Someone needs to step away from the tequila. #scriptchat
1:21 am             UncompletedWork:             Working on a treatment right now so being quiet ;-) #scriptchat
1:21 am             jeannevb:             Perfect tweet to end transcript ;) RT @yeah_write: When it comes to Twitter, "ask and you shall receive." #scriptchat Thanks! #scriptchat