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Message Date Posted: 11/03/2014 3:46 PM (53 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic The Blood List

And another well done for you, Michael!


Message Date Posted: 08/09/2014 6:49 PM (52 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Phil Sedgwick, Julia Kubik, Jim Jackson, Nathan Goldman, Margie Kaptanoglu, Mike Hanson, J. Edwards, all with at least one "dog in the hunt"-m

Such good company again! And a long way to go. Thanks, Scott. And kudos to all on the long multi-week journey ahead.


Message Date Posted: 06/10/2014 10:10 AM (51 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic StoryPros

Back at you, J. We're all formidable foes at this stage of the contest.


Message Date Posted: 06/09/2014 4:19 PM (50 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic StoryPros

Thanks, Nathan. Congrats Julia. No women in my category either, but for Grand Prize, we're head to head!


Message Date Posted: 06/03/2014 8:27 AM (49 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic StoryPros

I can barely watch Penny Dreadful on Sunday because of checking for the announcements!

Congrats to all.


Message Date Posted: 06/01/2014 10:29 AM (48 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival

Not to be confused with... totally separate entities.


Message Date Posted: 05/28/2014 11:05 AM (47 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic StoryPros

Always good company here in Story Pros. Congrats to all!


Message Date Posted: 05/15/2014 9:55 AM (46 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival

Thanks, Michael. Missed meeting you there. But no doubt soon our fest paths will cross.

Thanks for the like on Linked In, as well, on other news.


Message Date Posted: 05/10/2014 8:02 PM (45 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Nightingale

Well done, Frederick. Sounds like a gala evening ahead. Won't be in LA but will send good vibes along. Congrats on the major milestone.


Message Date Posted: 04/28/2014 10:33 PM (44 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival

Just home from the fest. Thank you all for the kudos.

Great festival. Great to see Nathan again. Great to go to the gala. They have a panel of industry pros that you can ask questions. You can meet established Hollywood types, talk with up coming directors and write things for them... all sorts of opportunities. Great to sleep in the hotel where the first Academy Awards were held.

BHFF is one of my favorites. Love going. Highly recommend it.


Message Date Posted: 04/21/2014 9:01 AM (43 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival

Way to go, David. Nicely done. It is a great place to be noticed, and develop significant contacts.

I think all of us are multiple time finalists here. Last year I was in, but due to an e-mail hiccup, I never received the letter.

Fourth time for me as well... the charm?

We leave Wednesday for the full event. And those meetings are filling in, though many last minute.

Looking forward to connecting if you're there, David.


Message Date Posted: 04/19/2014 11:38 AM (42 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival

Hey Michael,

Sorry we won't be meeting you this go, but we'll have an eye out for the two in one card, and the dude handing it out.

We'll toast you, for certain!


Message Date Posted: 04/15/2014 10:15 AM (41 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival

That's right!! It's a fun festival with career-helpful people to meet, friends to make and a great place to set up and take meetings. I do recommend attending and making the most of a trip to LA.

Hope to see more MB-clan there!


Message Date Posted: 03/14/2014 8:22 PM (40 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Congrats Writemovies finalists

Ho, ho, ho. Congrats!!


Message Date Posted: 03/04/2014 10:25 PM (39 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Congrats to all! Well done, mates.

Was in Sedona where we were in a virtual three-way tie for best short in audience choice. BTW, if you have a short or feature, they feed you like crazy at this fest and each film gets one paid hotel room for 6 nights. Nice SWAG bag, too.

Thanks for the comment on the film, Paul. I appreciate it.


Message Date Posted: 02/19/2014 5:17 PM (38 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Congrats Scott Aiman

Yea, Scott!!


Message Date Posted: 01/21/2014 5:49 PM (37 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Congrats, Nathan, for making the final cut. Pulling for you to take it all!


Message Date Posted: 12/30/2013 10:37 PM (36 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Hey James,

One final thought tonight... this is a relationship biz. Get into those film festival contests and go to the fests. You never know who you'll meet or how they can help.

Plus they're fun and 99.4% of the writers I've met in person I've liked immensely.


Message Date Posted: 12/30/2013 10:31 PM (35 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Did that sound badder than I meant?


Message Date Posted: 12/30/2013 10:30 PM (34 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

I'm thirsty like a dog in desert heat, Paul.


Message Date Posted: 12/30/2013 5:12 PM (33 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

For me with Richmond, it is Heather Waters. She is one of the honchos at Creative World Awards. She is a class act all the way around. She is communicative, and always in a timely manner. She's fair and does a great job with everything from my experience.

What Arizona event are you talking about? Last year I made top ten in the Phoenix Film Festival... took three years of entries to break in there. They're making a lot of noise for themselves and gaining some acclaim. We've entered our short film there. Hopefully I'll be attending this year.

If you have a film, we love the Prescott Film Festival.

For actual festivals with scripts, Rhode Island, Nantucket, and Beverly Hills.


Message Date Posted: 12/30/2013 8:38 AM (32 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Consider me enticed. It's working economics at the moment, but I would love to meet Heather, too. She's been a gem via e-mail over the years and I know she's a good one.

As for show me yours, mine etc., well, wow! What could be more enticing than that!?

Will keep you posted via regular e-mail.


Message Date Posted: 12/29/2013 10:17 AM (31 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Thank you, Marjory. We're very excited about the film being in. Anyone going to the fest?

Here's to the next round. Cheers to all.


Message Date Posted: 12/28/2013 7:01 PM (30 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

We are seriously discussing it. Would love to attend. I'll keep you posted, for sure. Love meeting village people.


Message Date Posted: 12/28/2013 6:33 PM (29 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Congrats to Majory, Nathan, Michael Gibrall, Paul and myself for making the first cut at the Richmond International Film Fest's screenplay competition. Did I miss anyone? If so, my apologies.

As well, the short I wrote, Mirage at Zabul Province, is an Official Selection. Paul, I know you're going to be there. So, your butt is requested in a seat when we screen!


Message Date Posted: 12/09/2013 11:59 AM (28 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Congrats to Paul and Philip

Kudos to Scott, as well.

Thanks for the well wishes, Paul. Always nice to be topping out on a contest. Of course, hitting refresh on my phone makes it difficult to keep an eye on Masters of Sex while waiting for the announcement.

As for the option and all that jazz, all I'm hearing everywhere these days is attachment, attachment, attachment. Going to have to accept more holiday invitations for parties in Beverly Hills I reckon.


Message Date Posted: 12/09/2013 9:57 AM (27 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Congrats to Paul and Philip

Thank you, Nathan. I'm in good company!

To all MBers out there... here's to a great holiday season and may 2014 be filled with options, sales, completed productions and mirth beyond imagination!


Message Date Posted: 11/05/2013 3:38 PM (26 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Way to go Paul Undari

Congrats, Paul! (Again!!) Way to go, dude.


Message Date Posted: 10/21/2013 3:54 PM (25 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Sunscreen Film Festival

And many thanks again.

Very writer friendly this fest is... so, you know what to do!


Message Date Posted: 10/21/2013 9:36 AM (24 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Sunscreen Film Festival

Thanks for the congrats, guys! Always nice to win, script or film.

Here's to more for all the MB clan... and soon!


Message Date Posted: 10/15/2013 6:26 PM (23 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Sunscreen Film Festival

Hey Gang,

Just back from the Sunscreen West Film Festival. It was the first Sunscreen in LA, though they have been going on the west coast of Florida for several years.

They have a screenwriting section as well as films. And for all you guys with shorts... they love shorts.

Turns out, we won for the short film that I wrote. While there's no major cash prize, the contacts and support events were amazing.

Tim Albaugh, a UCLA screenwriting instructor with his own production company, presented an amazing workshop, heavy on character development. That was worth our eight hour drive right there.

And the connections... awards night we ended up sitting with a banker from a major bank in film financing. He loved our film and asked that I stay in touch. Duh! That will happen.

The festival organizers were amazingly helpful, friendly and genuinely good people. I told them I would give you all a shout, given the exceptional treatment they gave us.

Did I mention fabulous after parties? I met Richard Botto - honcho of Stage 32, and Joey Tucci of Happy Writers (arranging Skype pitches with development people solo and via Stage 32). Both those guys are awesome and want to help.

So there you go. A thumbs up for future entry consideration for your scripts.


Message Date Posted: 10/03/2013 9:15 PM (22 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Final Draft Quarterfinalists Announced

Congrats! Hope you wrote the script on Final Draft!


Message Date Posted: 10/01/2013 11:00 PM (21 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Table Read

Congrats, Marjory. Nicely done.

Austin, A Talent, a table read... what else could you want?


Message Date Posted: 09/15/2013 1:35 PM (20 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

Yea, Bruce!


Message Date Posted: 09/15/2013 10:23 AM (19 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Congratulations Paul Undari!

Congrats, Paul! Well done. Awesome!


Message Date Posted: 09/06/2013 10:11 AM (18 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

First one to land a deal in a bidding war owes "the same names" a case of wine or something.


Message Date Posted: 09/05/2013 8:44 PM (17 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

Thank you, Marjory. We shot on film and I was thrilled with it. Acting... everything. The relationships with the crew were amazing as well.

And your short work was exceptional. I watched Dead in the Room multiple times... usually after I blew a pitch.

The rest of you guys, take it from Marjory... one of MB's most famous writers... and a really good egg.


Message Date Posted: 09/05/2013 6:24 PM (16 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

Can't link to the short... we're playing by award rules. But here's the site: www.mirageatzabul.com.

Thanks for asking.


Message Date Posted: 09/05/2013 4:54 PM (15 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

And I'll chime in with two cents here as well.

Write shorts. I wrote a few shorts, two of which did particularly well in these dang-fangled screenplay competitions. One day, I see a guy online looking for a writer for a film for his thesis... and he was offering a stipend, which to writers is code for eating Spam for another couple months.

I sent the shorts to him. He immediately optioned one... for fair money and hired me to write a short film for him... at a fair price for a short script.

We did twelve drafts on the phone. I know...

Turns out, this guy is really good. And we now have an award-winning short film. The short he optioned is going to be turned into a feature, and we have funding interest on two projects that we are developing together.

A few years ago, I turned up my nose at shorts. But don't. Find the contests and festivals (even better, methinks) that sanction short scripts and enter. You have to do something on your lunch hour.

Go Marjory! And everybody else here.


Message Date Posted: 09/05/2013 4:21 PM (14 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

Kudos to Marjory!


Message Date Posted: 09/05/2013 4:20 PM (13 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic congratulations

Congrats to all!


Message Date Posted: 07/17/2013 10:28 AM (12 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Page Quarterfinalist!

Nope. Didn't enter.


Message Date Posted: 07/16/2013 10:20 AM (11 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Page Quarterfinalist!

Congrats to All!


Message Date Posted: 06/17/2013 8:19 AM (10 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Nice job by MB regulars JG Edwards and Philip Sedgwick-

Thank you, Scott and James.

Story Pros has always been a good one, and for whatever reason, I do well there. Next time though I'll probably only have two in the running.

For those who have never considered this contest, it's a good one.

Here's to future successes for all.


Message Date Posted: 04/08/2013 9:23 AM (9 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

Thanks, Scott. I know there's nothing wrong with the work. I had about ten meetings around the sizzle of the fest that I have to reschedule... that's the really frustrating part.

It's a good festival and certainly worth attending in terms of who a writer might meet. I've had a blast there in the past and have made some important connections at the fest and while there.

Should anyone else get in, I do recommend going. Nathan can vouch for it, too, I suspect.


Message Date Posted: 04/07/2013 3:26 PM (8 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

Looks like I'm out. I'm flummoxed. Sent the best stuff I've ever written. I cannot believe it.

Michael, last year I submitted two. When I wrote they did respond.


Message Date Posted: 04/07/2013 12:36 AM (7 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

Congrats, Nathan. Nothing heard here (yet, fingers crossed).


Message Date Posted: 03/29/2013 11:10 AM (6 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Just a comment about Heather Waters of RIFF and CWA...

While making the initial finalist cut of RIFF, I was one of three shorts in consideration for the Media Industry Exchange. Heather contacted me about a rewrite opportunity for the contest, which had to be done immediately. Unfortunately, I was dealing with the imminent passing of my sister and I was just not able to meet the time frame for rewrite.

During this, the communication with Heather was impeccable. She was immediately response, helpful, compassionate and did every thing she could to assist my efforts.

My previous communications with Heather regarding CWA have always been prompt, informative and I always received whatever information I needed.

Heather is a gem. I would have no hesitation if the opportunity arose, to work with her in any capacity. As long as I am eligible, Richmond and CWA are on my list for "must submit."

I hope to be in Richmond next year, if not with a script, with an amazing short I wrote that is just about done with editing.


Message Date Posted: 03/19/2013 12:40 PM (5 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

Hey Guys (and gals if Danielle is in again),

I called Limelight Media Group that works with BHFF. They said they'd be talking with the honchos later. About 20 minutes after that I got a call from Nino Simone, one of the main guys.

LA has a big convention in April and it messed up bookings. It's a go, but they've been finalizing venue details. The dates pushed back to May 8 - 12. The theater will change, possibly to the Chinese Theater. Then host hotel is in last detail phase.

As soon as they finalize details they'll be posting. Decisions have been made for finalists on screenplays and film. Just waiting to confirm mundane logistics, then we'll hear.

Had a nice chat with Nino. He and Adam Ottmar just got back from Japan where they are also having a BHFF.

Hope to see you guys soon.


Message Date Posted: 03/16/2013 9:49 AM (4 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

Sent another e-mail this morning.


Message Date Posted: 03/14/2013 2:50 PM (3 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

They do run later than the WAB deadline, but this year is really late. When I e-mailed I wrote to "info" and aLSO Adam Ottmar, who was Johnny on the spot last year at the fest. Hopefully results or some e-mail soon.

I mentioned that airfares are rising as time passes. Hoping that to be a prompt.

It's a good fest with people to meet, connections to make and fun to have.

Fingers crossed.


Message Date Posted: 03/14/2013 1:48 PM (2 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

I wrote Monday asking for information on when results will be out. If anyone hears, please post. I'll do the same.

Hope to attend. Have some other stuff to stir up in sizzleland. And hope to see other MB's if making the cut!


Message Date Posted: 01/15/2013 9:21 AM (1 of 53)

Philip Sedgwick View This Topic Paul and the Kairos Prize

Here's to the top three and beyond!