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Gary Piazza's picture
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You're making progress, Julian! That's all that counts. And you've been writing, that I know, so keep up the pace. You have more going on than what you mention here, and I'm excited to hear more as it develops. You have some great work, and it deserves all the attention. Peace, brother!

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Thanks for the kind words, man! So happy for your success too. 

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My Thingamajigs short has won Best Short Screenplay at Omaha Film Festival - 2022.

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A. S. - Awesome! I saw that Thingamajigs also made the Quarterfinals of BlueCat. My feature drama Team Emma also made the BlueCat QF. Fingers crossed for both of us next week when they announce the Semifinalists!

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Andrea--Well, how about that? It seems that have I snagged BlueCat 2022 quarterfinalist for both Thingamajigs and Virtual Magick, the latter being a retread of Virtual Steeles, a QF in BlueCat 2020. What I don't get is how I received no notification of either accolade from BlueCat. I had better update my accolades list.

But fingers crossed indeed!

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Hi, after a few years of no success I think I'm finally writing at a level I'm happy with. A script of mine Opal was a SF in the Gold Coast Film Festival 2022, got a BL 8, and was just optioned to a director. It's nice to get some positivity and some people are really digging the script, including a bunch of people on Reddit.

Just a note that no doubt others will come accross, there's also a small percentage of people who will dislike or even hate what you write, I definitely had one of those haha but that's fine, it's subjective and they are a very opinionated writer who has just started writing, I personally thought their writing wasn't very polished (I didn't tell them that), so I take it with a grain of salt. Just be prepared for at least one hater haha.

Cheers guys, happy writing to you. 

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Well done A.S. and Andrea! 

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Nicholas, Congrats. And also 1000000% agree, it's all a matter of taste. One manager told me getting the production to come together is like "kicking water up hill." Not only do you have to find the team that's as excited about the project as you are, they have to have the availability etc etc etc. I had one person turn down my script Crazy Athol because it was "too farcical" which to me was a compliment. Besides, (cheese alert) I'm a huge believer that "NO" stands for "Next Opportunity." It turns out, the producer that joined my team is working on a Mel Brooks project. Farcical indeed. 

So to all y'all out there: stay the course! And congrats to all the above successes on this thread!

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Nicholas Philippa's picture
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Thanks Cannon and Derek

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Nada problem!

Lucy Hannah's picture
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My pilot just made the overall top 10% on Coverfly, (6%) something i've been hoping for for a while! I've been kind of a in a creative block recently so it feels good knowing my first script has merit while I try to work on something else. 

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Congrats, Lucy. Hope it leads to some reads from the industry.

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That's great, Lucy! Sometimes a little good news can go a long way, especially when you're in a creative slump.

Derek Reid's picture
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Grats Lucy!

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Ride that wave, Lucy!!! That's amazing, especially for your first script. Send those queries, use that nugget!!! That confidence boost is validating. If you read a variety of other projects, you will see why yours is set apart and great while others are not (that sounds snobbish, but it's true!).

I'm trying to strike hard too as we are in the "please give me $6 million" phase of development. The project just went up to 5% for all projects / 4% for comedy so I'm hoping that helps. We got the cast and crew and a private investor willing to match up to $3mm, but we just have to find that first $3mm. Unrelated, has anyone found my $3mm bill in their couch cushions?

Derek Reid's picture
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Cannon,

I have a half-container of Citrucel within paw reach... which has to be worth at least 1/3rd what you're lookin' for right? lol

Congrats to you as well! Seem to be doin' stuff doin' things!

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