Saturday, January 9, 2010

BlueCat Goodness

I got an e-mail from the BlueCat Screenplay Contest earlier this week, which I'd forgot I entered, but I'm glad I did.

Part of their deal is that every entry to their contest gets coverage. After you get your coverage, you are invited to resubmit your script at a discounted rate, taking the notes into consideration, before April 1st.

Participants looking to submit, and eventually resubmit have until March 1st to send something their way.

The coverage is surprisingly helpful, although I only have my own coverage, so results may vary. It's broken into three paragraphs of "What did I like?" and three paragraphs of "What needs work?"

Rather than just tell me what needs work, the reader has advice about ways to solve my scripts problems. The advice is so specific as to include page numbers, which is immensely helpful. All too often people will say, "I didn't like that Jake character. You should fix him up... oh, and change the middle part. That was just weird."

I was gonna post the reader's response in full, but I don't want to spoil the movie for you guys before you see it in theaters. But if you'd like me to send it to you, shoot me an e-mail at

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