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Message Date Posted: 12/01/2014 9:23 AM (41 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Advice on affordable feedback or Script Consultancy services

Patrick, a top ten finish in Big Break is no mediocre success. This is a major league event with hundreds of entries. I've been very happy with Page's script services. They have a couple of "go to" people I can recommend. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.


Message Date Posted: 08/09/2014 12:35 PM (40 of 41)

Scott Aiman 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

In Creative World Awards. Well done, guys. Hope I didn't miss anyone.


Message Date Posted: 05/27/2014 4:18 PM (39 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic BlueCat Feedback

Looks like Blue Cat has quietly cut back to one first round reader rather than two.


Message Date Posted: 05/27/2014 8:47 AM (38 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic StoryPros

Good to see Julie Kubik back on board with her new thriller "Interface". Congrats and good luck to all QFists.


Message Date Posted: 04/03/2014 11:59 AM (37 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic WorldFest

Nicely done, Nathan. IIRC, 9.13 is an excellent score for that event.


Message Date Posted: 03/15/2014 7:26 PM (36 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Wish these people would agree on standardized rule for title pages

Pain in the butt to keep switching back and forth between a "full title page" and a "clean title page".


Message Date Posted: 03/04/2014 12:52 PM (35 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Congrats Writemovies finalists

Haha, James. I've always wanted to do that, but could never quite find the nads. Thanks for inspiring me to do it next time. (Hopefully there will be a next time). Congrats and good luck in the next round.


Message Date Posted: 02/19/2014 8:29 PM (34 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Congrats Scott Aiman

Thanks bunches, guys. I really love the comradery that prevails on this board.


Message Date Posted: 01/30/2014 8:07 AM (33 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Nathan, I remember a little bit about Anne Bonny, having gone through a "pirate phase" as a kid. Is your piece pretty much a biography, or more of a fictionalized account or what? (If I may ask) Good luck with it.


Message Date Posted: 01/22/2014 9:19 AM (32 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Richmond International Film Festival

Go Nathan!


Message Date Posted: 01/02/2014 9:52 AM (31 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Happy New Year!

Not to criticize stupid, arrogant, illiterate contest judges.


Message Date Posted: 12/09/2013 12:34 PM (30 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Congrats to Paul and Philip

Thanks Paul and Philip and same back to you. Once again I earn the right to get the crap kicked out of me by you two guys. See you next week.


Message Date Posted: 11/17/2013 7:24 AM (29 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic BlueCat Feedback

What bugs me is Gordy calls his feedback "analyses". To me this term implies some kind of in depth review. That's not what you get from Blue Cat. You get a few sentences telling you in general terms what the reader liked and what he/she didn't. While I've picked up a helpful point or two from them, for the most part you get what you pay for, considering $60 for an entry and two reviews.


Message Date Posted: 10/26/2013 8:16 AM (28 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Terry Rossio notes

Good discussion. I read a script by Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up"). He breaks every rule in the book. But then, the rules don't apply to Judd Apatow.


Message Date Posted: 09/27/2013 2:52 PM (27 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic THE BLACK LIST

Okay, thanks. A little confusing that both are referred to as the "Black List" (maybe intentionally so).


Message Date Posted: 09/27/2013 12:10 PM (26 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic THE BLACK LIST

What about Diablo Cody and "Juno"? IIRC she got her start as a Black Lister. Maybe somebody knows the full story.


Message Date Posted: 09/15/2013 9:34 AM (25 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Congratulations Paul Undari!

The People vs. God=Alabama football. Kudos, Paul.


Message Date Posted: 09/10/2013 8:11 PM (24 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Blue Cat Euthanized

Funny. JK, you could "save the cat" by becoming their reader-in-chief.


Message Date Posted: 09/10/2013 5:41 PM (23 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Blue Cat Euthanized

For reasons that have been more than adequately aired by many commentators on this and other forums, I am putting this baby to sleep.


Message Date Posted: 09/05/2013 7:56 PM (22 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

Hat Trick Margie. An incredible accomplishment.


Message Date Posted: 08/31/2013 9:57 AM (21 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Almost Famous -- Our Own Margie

Plus Margie has three out of the approx. 50 semifinalists going in the comedy division in Creative World Awards. Not too shabby.


Message Date Posted: 08/10/2013 1:47 PM (20 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Script Readers and Those Who Think They Know It All About Screenwriting, PAY ATTENTION, WE ARE ALL SUBJECTIVE AND ARE ARM CHAIR LAZY CATS

Calling James Edwards.


Message Date Posted: 08/04/2013 7:38 AM (19 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Anyone claiming victory in The Big One?

Dammit! I still think the reader excerpt about "douchebag vernacular" was mine.

Nice job by all who got some favorable news.


Message Date Posted: 07/31/2013 9:38 AM (18 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Anyone claiming victory in The Big One?

Not here.


Message Date Posted: 07/21/2013 1:44 PM (17 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Page Quarterfinalist!

Thank you, Heather.


Message Date Posted: 07/16/2013 5:50 PM (16 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Page Quarterfinalist!

I should add fantastic job, Santa.


Message Date Posted: 07/16/2013 3:05 PM (15 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Page Quarterfinalist!

Thanks Paul, Nathan, Philip. Paul, your one liner to Santa proves you'd be tough in the comedy genre as well.


Message Date Posted: 07/13/2013 8:13 PM (14 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic To all screenwriting "gurus"--please point out the character arcs in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

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Message Date Posted: 07/02/2013 11:24 AM (13 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Need Support from my fellow Byters.

Done. Award assist to Julie.


Message Date Posted: 06/16/2013 3:18 PM (12 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Same to Mike Hanson for Writers on the Storm Top Ten Finish

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Message Date Posted: 06/16/2013 2:52 PM (11 of 41)

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

placing in the recently concluded Story Pros Awards.

Same to anyone else who hit the winners board.


Message Date Posted: 05/13/2013 6:35 PM (10 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Bankable Script

Further for the record, my script received two reads, the second of which fared slightly better.


Message Date Posted: 05/12/2013 1:24 PM (9 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Bankable Script

No problem, James. I'd probably take your recommendation again.

After playing this game for awhile and chatting with others on this board, it seems we all have some events we typically do well in and others, well, you know.

Good luck in this and other contests.


Message Date Posted: 05/11/2013 2:02 PM (8 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Bankable Script

Decided, against the advice of some vets on this board, to give this one a go, and I achieved some sort of distinction.

My comedy received a "0" in every single category. The reader called it "horrible" and said he/she had to stop reading after 60 pages. I feel so honored, much like John Belushi (pencils up my nose).

For the record, the same script is twice a semifinalist and once a quarterfinalist in better known contests during the past year.j


Message Date Posted: 04/13/2013 1:03 PM (7 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic PLEASE COME HOME, TO ALL THE FAILED SCREENWRITERS, STOP THE MADNESS AND WASTING MORE MONEY

Kat Lady (50s) squats at computer, F. U. P. A. impervious to her Spanx, scowls at notice on screen telling her she flunks the English section of her G. E. D. exam for not having a clue what a paragraph is.


Message Date Posted: 04/08/2013 7:45 AM (6 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Beverly Hills Film Festival?

Philip,

I saw you hit the board with FIVE products in a major contest, two of which went on to the finals.

No reason to let one person's opinion get you down. For you the glass is well more than half full.

Just my two cents.


Message Date Posted: 03/28/2013 2:47 PM (5 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic It seems like we go through this every year

I'm getting the usual draconian emails from Page reminding me of the April 1 "Final Deadline".

Can they be counted on to invoke the usual 30 day extension at the eleventh hour?

How is everyone else playing this? Thanks.


Message Date Posted: 03/19/2013 10:49 AM (4 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Radmin

See the names Goldman and Jackson on the semis board.

Nicely done, guys.


Message Date Posted: 12/29/2012 5:14 PM (3 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Bankable Script

Thanks for the post, James. Based on your recommendation, I'll be happy to have a look at it.

Good luck in future rounds.


Message Date Posted: 12/25/2012 6:34 AM (2 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Most "informative" scene

Another from "Sixth Sense".

The entire sequence at the dead girl's memorial service where Cole Seer exposes the evil stepmom (Angelica Torn) as a diabolical killer.

He presents the red box containing the telltale video tape to the grieving father. The playing of the video. Dad smiles a bit observing his dead daughter at play, then his face gradually turns to puzzlement, anguish, abject horror and finally fury at what he beholds.

All eyes slowly turn to the bitch in the inappropriate red dress. A chilling, riveting scene with little or no dialogue.

Nice thread, Heather. Happy holidays to all.


Message Date Posted: 12/22/2012 7:14 PM (1 of 41)

Scott Aiman View This Topic Most "informative" scene

Young girl picks flower, gives it to young boy at the funeral of his slain father.

"Braveheart"