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JameyCodding View Drop Down
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    Posted: 15 Jan 2021 at 9:22am
So, full disclosure: I'm a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, and as they were getting ready to kick off their first playoff game in 18 years hours before the deadline for round 3 of the short screenplay challenge, I sent my screenplay in without giving it one final look.

Yesterday, I pulled up the PDF I sent and was stunned to see that, in my distracted state, I accidentally put my name on the title page. Craaaap.

I sent an email to feedback@nycmidnight.com telling them what happened and asking if this would be a problem. I haven't heard back yet. I'm really hoping this doesn't disqualify me automatically from this round.

Hoping someone else has a similar previous experience and will tell me it's no big deal...? 
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I don't know. I'm sorry that's of no help but I felt bad that no one has replied. 
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I appreciate the reply. I eventually heard back from the NYC Midnight team.

If anyone else did this or has done it, FYI: The penalty for including your name in your screenplay is "only a minor penalty of a few points off your total score," and not a disqualification.

I'm just hoping it doesn't cost me a chance to get into the final round.
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Fingers crossed for you, Jamey! And thanks for sharing what you've learned from NYCM. 

BTW: I'm sure you're really happy that the Browns have gotten their first playoff W since '94! Maybe you can carry that luck into the finals, even with your name on the title page Wink
Y'all are so talented!
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