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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote lisafox10800 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 2:21pm
Public Service Announcement: 
For anyone who is still yet to submit, I couldn't find the "magic button" on NYCM's website, and needed to go back to the original Prompt email from Friday to find the submission link. It worked fine, but the "Submit Screenplay Here" didn't show up on the website for me like it usually does. 

Good luck to all still writing! May the multi-tool be useful!
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Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

Just have to say I'm very grateful that we have 48 hours for this final rather than the 24 hours which is all we had for the (non short) screenplay comp!

Yes!! It’s such a relief to have the rest of the day to make final edits!
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Well, I have something. It even resembles the first idea I had yesterday before I drove home. Beyond that I don't know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snarkmaiden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Yes!! It’s such a relief to have the rest of the day to make final edits!


You are not wrong!
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Just ditched one three pages in. Starting something new. Good times.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tim G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 4:50pm
Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Yes!! It’s such a relief to have the rest of the day to make final edits!


You are not wrong!

Indeed it's such a relief to have the second day to fly back from vacation, start a script with dead dad, bullying and wartime heroism themes, then abandon it as blatant 'final bait', and start over with a broad comedy.

No, wait, I mean make final edits.

Yep, what you said.

Just final edits.


Edited by Tim G - 24 Feb 2019 at 4:52pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Joni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 5:00pm
Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Yes!! It’s such a relief to have the rest of the day to make final edits!


You are not wrong!

Indeed it's such a relief to have the second day to fly back from vacation, start a script with dead dad, bullying and wartime heroism themes, then abandon it as blatant 'final bait', and start over with a broad comedy.

No, wait, I mean make final edits.

Yep, what you said.

Just final edits.
 

Tim, I think you nailed it with the '''final bait" thing. My brain just doesn't work the same when it comes to finals. It'd be easier if they'd just go ahead and assign us drama and get it over with.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snarkmaiden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 5:07pm
Originally posted by Joni Joni wrote:

Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:


Indeed it's such a relief to have the second day to fly back from vacation, start a script with dead dad, bullying and wartime heroism themes, then abandon it as blatant 'final bait', and start over with a broad comedy.

No, wait, I mean make final edits.

Yep, what you said.

Just final edits.
 

Tim, I think you nailed it with the '''final bait" thing. My brain just doesn't work the same when it comes to finals. It'd be easier if they'd just go ahead and assign us drama and get it over with.


Guilty as charged!

My initial attempt was fantasy/comedy, but apart from the fact that I just didn't like it, it didn't strike me at all as something that would stand up against the sort of competition we all have in this final.

So, po-faced drama/suspense it is!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JeffreyHowe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 5:17pm
Hey now, the last five winners included Cheezopath's thriller, a sci-fi piece and a comedy, IIRC.

I think steering towards drama has game-theory problems, all other things being equal. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dias Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2019 at 5:19pm
Done! Went with the one idea I had about 20 minutes after prompts came in. Then took ages to write it (UK weather has been far too distractingly nice this weekend...).

Good luck everyone!
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