Saturday, July 08, 2006

WOTS TOP TEN



What a fantastic group of scripts we have here. And what a terrific assortment! We've got thrillers, horror, drama, comedy, animation, family, suspense--let it never be said we discriminate against any one particular genre.

The next three weeks, I will be reading these scripts along with UCLA Screenwriting Department Co-Head Hal Ackerman and a few other select industry folks. I am greatly looking forward to it. We will announce our WINNERS Monday, July 31st at noon.

Here are the awesome Writers on the Storm finalists in alphabetical order:

1) DANNY LONGLEGS --- Keli Rowley
animated/family/comedy

2) FURY -- Dane Edward McCauley
dramedy/thriller

3) HEAVENS TO BETSY -- Brad Hennig
comedy

4) INK -- Eric Andersen & Scott Smith
dramedy/suspense

5) MASQUE -- Kellen Hertz
drama/period drama/romance

6) RATIONAL PANIC -- Robert Rhyne
thriller

7) THE DOLLMAKER -- Ned James Beedie
thriller/suspense

8) THE NEWLY DEAD GAME -- David Warfield
teen/horror/comedy

9) TRIO -- John Unger Zussman & Patricia Zussman
drama/period drama/romance

10) TYLER HUDSON'S CHRISTMAS EVE ADVENTURE -- Carol Hoffman
family/comedy/adventure

Thanks to everyone who entered for helping to make our contest a smash hit!

6 comments:

Signman said...

Congrats to everyone who made the top ten. Excellent job! Also, thank you Coverage, Ink for putting on such a great contest. It was nice to have such a quick turnaround on the results. I look forward to entering again next time.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Congrats, gang!

Anonymous said...

Ditto! Good luck everyone. This was by far the best contest I've entered. Lot's o fun...Jim, see you next year.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the finalists! Let us know what happens with your scripts.

Jim Cirile said...

Thanks, everybody! And for all you participants, just keep at it... pick folks to learn with. This is why we are so big on Writer's Boot Camp and UCLA Professional programs, not because they pay us (they don't) but because WE use them and they work. One of our top ten developed their script over a period of years with a well-known script analyst. Still others have used Coverage, Ink and some other script coverage services. It's amazing what you can learn by working with the right people. So get yourself into a class, or join a writer's group -- and listen to other people's opinions! Now I must get back to reading the finalists.

--Jim C.

Tom Eng said...

Jim,

Can you comment more on Writers Boot Camp? I visited the website, and it sounds great. But if you have personal experience, I'd appreciate any thoughts you'd be willing to share.

Thanks,
Tom