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Toby O'Hara View Drop Down
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elblanc0
 
That's good advice. I appreciate it. Good luck to you.
 
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Originally posted by elblanc0 elblanc0 wrote:

Toby,
 
Here is what I learned from both rounds last year. Stay to the middle ground of your genre. Define its essential elements and build your story around them. Don't give the judges an excuse to eliminate your script from contention by steering outside your genre.
 
And most importantly, make the subject the central element of your story. Your story should revolve and evolve around your subject. Don't simply use it as a set piece or secondary prop; another easy weed-out for the judges.
 
Hope this helps.

Do you actually know of instances where they "weeded" people out last year?
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Feel free to ignore my advice and venture to the edges of your genre/subjects. I'm just telling you what worked for me last year.
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Originally posted by Chris Messineo Chris Messineo wrote:

Here are the genres from last year's (2005) competition:
The Good:
Suspense
Thriller
Drama
Mystery
Crime Caper
Horror
The Bad:
Ghost Story
Politcial Satire
Sci-Fi
Action Adventure
Monster Movie
The Ugly:
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Fairy Tale
Mockumentary

Obviously the groupings are all my own.   What are the rest of you hoping for? Or not hoping for? 
 
Your UGLY list is my Beauty Queen.
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