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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Nicholl News

Sorry to interrupt the discussion on the post below, but I got some news today.

This year I submitted two scripts to the Nicholl Fellowship competition, and fully expected them to sink or swim together.

But today I got word that one made the quarterfinal cut, and one didn't.

Good news, I guess :-) Though the other script is crying in the corner, so I need to go assure it that this doesn't mean its sister is more beautiful.

I hope everyone else did well, and if not, well, take another swing next year.

Now you can return to commenting on the post below...

35 Comments:

At 4:20 PM, Blogger Julie O. said...

Woo-HOO! Congrats, Scotty!

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Kira said...

Way to go, Scott! Gratz. :)

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger EllieTee said...

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At 5:10 PM, Anonymous kristen said...

woohoo!

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Chris said...

huzzah!

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger William said...

Excellent Scott!

I'm still waiting to hear. I'm assuming you got a letter, not e-mail? I checked the mail today and nothing so hopefully something soon.

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Thanks all.

William -- Two letters, actually, one for each script. Unlike college acceptances, the good ones look just like the bad ones from outside -- both are just a single page.

Good luck to you and others still waiting to hear...

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger PJ McIlvaine said...

YAYAYAYAYAYYA!

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger Cathy Krasnianski said...

Congratulations on making the QF's. Excellent News! May you go ALL THE WAY !!!

I didn't make the QF's, but I'm very proud to say I did make "Top Ten Percent" with "A Ghost of a Chance (formerly entitled, "The Crescent City"), thanks to you and others, who gave me tremendous help !

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger lad said...

Congratulations. Good luck in the finals.

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Bastard!

Okay, I just had to be the contrarian. That's great!

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Chris Soth said...

Might want to start training for the swimsuit competition.

Also commented on the last post...

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger Thomas Crymes said...

Excellent news. Congrats.

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger victoriaellis0380@yahoo.com said...

Way to go!

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Joseph said...

Nice! Good luck in the next round.

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger Bill Cunningham said...

Congratulations!

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger The Moviequill said...

Mary An whispered in my ear and said another one of us fellow Bloggerites made it. Much congratulations on a job well done, but I need to know. Are the two letters structured the same as in: "Dear ___ Congratulations on being accepted... and Dear ___ We regret to inform you... (smiles)

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Dave said...

First of all, congrats! Second, is this a high-concept or a small story piece? Just curious as there's a post over at unknown screenwriter's blog discussing what's winning in contests :)

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

It's sort of a stew of a lot of genres. It's a character drama/road movie/action/romance/thriller that is essentially about a group of people with psychic powers hunting a serial killer.

Not sure if it's the kind of thing that will make the finals, but I like it :-)

 
At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quarter-finals in a MotherF#cking Fellowship!!!

You're a hero to those of us who tried.

mc

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Shawn said...

That's great news. I've heard of people being able to land agents from making the QFs. Work it, baby!

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger Scoopy said...

You made it! Did better than me, and you damn well deserve it. Congratulations!

Hope this starts all sorts of great stuff for you.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger jefe said...

Congrats Scott, and good luck.

Now where's my damn letter.

 
At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Eddie said...

Awesome job, Scott the Writer!

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Systemaddict said...

Congrats man-

Script deserved it (assuming it's the one I read)

Good on you...

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Systemaddict,

How many scripts have you read about a group of people with psychic powers hunting a serial killer lately?

TT

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Actually, it's not the one you read.

 
At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done! (for the script that's still in..)

Commiserations (for the one in the corner)

I'll cross my fingers for you (when I've finished typing, of course!)

Shell

 
At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Sorry - I'm being invaded) parenthetically (today).


*miserable glitches*

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger writergurl said...

See? You CAN write, not just read.

Best of luck in the next rounds.

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger MaryAn Batchellor said...

Well done, Scott. Best of luck in the Semi-s. Like Cathy, I got Miss Congeniality.

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Got both my letters today. I'll be watching the rest of the competition from the sidelines. I must say that Greg Beal sure does let you down easy.

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger ScriptWeaver said...

Congrats!

One of mine made it too. I'll race ya to the end! :)

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Congrats, Scott. Way to go.

My two didn't make the cut.

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Congrats, Scott. Way to go.

My two scripts didn't make the cut.

 

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