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    Been a long time... OneTeam OneDream's Avatar
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    Scriptapalooza Coverage Service

    I stand corrected...
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    4000 x $40 and you don't have a do a thing... why didn't I think of that?

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    Actually, I wouldn't call Scriptapalooza a scam at all. I don't know enough about the inner workings of the contest to comment one way or another about that, but just the premise of a contest charging entry fees isn't scammy. They do have to pay people to log and read all those entries, to do mailings, etc.

    And honestly, it's extremely difficult to break in as a spec screenwriter-- much more difficult than trying to break in to the publishing world. Screenwriting contests are one way that new writers do break in. I can't speak for Scriptapalooza specifically, but there are several top screenwriting contests (that charge entry fees) that definitely have led to successful careers. Scriptapalooza winners and finalists have been picked up, as well-- take a look at the press releases on Moviebytes for details: http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDet...testNumber=123

    What I'm saying, in short, is that I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that all entry-fee contests are scams (it's not the same thing as paying an agent or editor to consider your work).
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    Been a long time... OneTeam OneDream's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennaGlatzer
    Actually, I wouldn't call Scriptapalooza a scam at all. I don't know enough about the inner workings of the contest to comment one way or another about that, but just the premise of a contest charging entry fees isn't scammy. They do have to pay people to log and read all those entries, to do mailings, etc.

    And honestly, it's extremely difficult to break in as a spec screenwriter-- much more difficult than trying to break in to the publishing world. Screenwriting contests are one way that new writers do break in. I can't speak for Scriptapalooza specifically, but there are several top screenwriting contests (that charge entry fees) that definitely have led to successful careers. Scriptapalooza winners and finalists have been picked up, as well-- take a look at the press releases on Moviebytes for details: http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDet...testNumber=123

    What I'm saying, in short, is that I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that all entry-fee contests are scams (it's not the same thing as paying an agent or editor to consider your work).

    I stand corrected...you, without question, know more than I.
    Last edited by OneTeam OneDream; 09-21-2006 at 05:33 AM.

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    Thumbs up Scriptapalooza

    My experience: I entered and placed in the top 25%. Not enough for fame and fortune, but I was contacted by a fairly weell-known producer. He had placed a reader or contact to give him a head's up if they found something that fit his specific genre, etc. So it seemeed to me at least to be extremely legit and not a bad way to (maybe) get through one of the slush piles.

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    I was a Scriptapalooza finalist. They gave me a bunch of free software (still largely unopened) and I had a number of reads and one meeting from it.

    This was a couple years back, though.
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