Heroes For Hire: Discount Prices has moved on from the quarterfinals to the semifinals in the 2012 All Access Screenwriting Competition! Yay! Even if it goes no farther, I think it will sound good in a query letter–well, better at least than saying it didn’t make it to the semifinals. Or saying, “Dear Mr. Agent, my mother says it’s wonderful, and that I’m brilliant. If that doesn’t sell you on it, I don’t know what will.”
Here’s the link if you want to see: 2012 All Access Screenwriting Competition.
Another screenplay of mine, Heroes For Hire, has made it to the quarterfinals of the 2012 All Access Screenwriting Competition. Yay! It’s the first time this particular screenplay has placed in a competition, so I’m really happy, even if this is as high as it goes. Heroes For Hire is sort of a fantasy/comedy/adventure story, so it’s a world away from The Bloodline. Think something more like Galaxy Quest, which is a quirky comedy that I, for one, really enjoy. If you’re at all a Trekkie and you’ve never seen that movie, you should go rent it. It’s very cute.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂
The results are in for another screenwriting contest I entered, the 2012 Screenplay Festival. They have a Grand Prize Winner and five Honorable Mentions in each of five categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, and Thriller/Horror. My screenplay The Bloodline is officially one of those five Honorable Mentions in the Thriller/Horror category, so I’m very happy about that! Don’t know if it will lead to any actual contacts who would be in a position to do anything with the script, but it’s still pretty exciting. I’m thinking about rewriting it as a novel and seeing if the screenwriting contests it’s won might make it a little more intriguing to publishers. We’ll see…
I found out recently that one of my screenplays, The Bloodline, has made it to the semifinals of another screenplay contest, so I’m very excited. The results are posted at http://screenplayfestival.com. We’ll see what happens!