Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nicholl 2010

I decided at the last minute to enter the Nicholl while I still qualify. The only script I've ever entered before was Not Dead Yet. Two years ago it didn't go anywhere, and last year after a number of revisions it almost made the quarterfinals. That script is currently doing what it set out to do, so this year I'm submitting Burnside, my historical martial arts script. I love the script, but I feel like something isn't quite there yet, so I'm hoping to give it one last pass on Thursday and get it in by Friday in case the Saturday rush clogs the servers. The deadline is midnight Pacific time on Saturday. I already decided this is the only contest I'll enter this year.

Are you submitting anything? How do you feel about your chances?


  1. Anonymous9:18 PM

    I can't go with the Nicholl this year, Emily. Last year's winners all sounded like segments on NPR programs. That's just not the sort of thing this dude writes.

  2. Yeah they do tend to skew indie drama, but they've had other types of winners in the past. I don't expect to win but I like to see how far I get.

  3. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Hey, be sure to check the rules! Since you're getting paid writing work, you may not qualify, even if the company hasn't cut you the check yet.

    Good luck if you do enter!

  4. I don't qualify yet. It may be several months before I do. If that changes before the end of the contest I'll pull my script.

  5. That stupid contest never likes me.

    I gave it the middle finger after the third try.

    PS: email me about your studio experience. I want to know what others are going through...if you can say, that is!

  6. You'll have to email me. I can't find your address.

  7. Loud screams emanate from my studio apt.

  8. That bad, eh?

    I bet you'll have an epiphany on Saturday morning.

  9. Re-entered the script I quartered with in 2008. Haven't changed it much but I didn't want to not enter this again this year. (Most of the writing I've done in the last two years has been non-eligible. Adaptation or other than feature length.)

    I figure I'll at least see if I place the same or if it was a fluke.

    Good luck.

  10. Yep. First co-written screenplay is in. Period drama.

    No experience with contests, so we'll see.

  11. I entered. Hoping to at least make the quarterfinal cut.

    Patrick Sweeney
    I Blame Ninjas


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