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October 08, 2008

Slamdance Screenwriting Competition

First, a tiny smidge of bad news. I didn't advance to the final 10 in the Nicholl Competition. Oh well, again, that would have been icing on the cake, so while it would have been fun, in the long run it's no big deal. Placing as a semifinalist will give me a ton of momentum regardless.

Now, to take the edge off of all of your obviously crushing disappointment, I am happy to tell you that I found out today that A Well Adjusted Boy has placed in the 3rd round (the top 50) of the Slamdance Film Festival. Over 1900 scripts were submitted, so again, that's an achievement. They'll announce the final 25 on 10/13.

It's funny actually, they have been trying to get in touch with me since 9/30 but my email apparently kept bouncing for them. So I got a desperate call yesterday because they need me to sign a release form and send a new pdf of the script.

I also have a meeting with another producer set up for next week. Taking meetings with producers once a week is probably a good habit to get into.

Again, I'm not expecting anything huge to break from any of these events, specifically. But you get enough sharks in the water and eventually somebody gets eaten. (hmmm, maybe not the best analogy.)

But you know what I mean.

Posted by jason on October 8, 2008 03:13 PM



Awesome news concerning A Well Adjusted Boy, Jase! How exciting!!

Posted by: jessica on October 8, 2008 04:35 PM

Great news jase!!!

Posted by: Anonymous on October 8, 2008 05:22 PM

Whew, crushing disappointment narrowly avoided ;-)...and, congratulations!

Maybe I had too much lasagna or it's getting late, but who/what are the sharks?!

Posted by: kathiek on October 8, 2008 11:17 PM

sorry the anonymous comment was from me.

Posted by: Jenna on October 8, 2008 11:39 PM

Allow a Mom some crushing disappointment.

But then the good news: congrats on the slamdance film festival!

Life is a pretty exciting roller coaster......

Posted by: Mom on October 9, 2008 06:41 AM

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