FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q.  Can we provide previously made screenplays for the 1st Round entries?

A.  No.  All screenplays must be created during the competition and must be based on the genre and subject provided.

 

Q.  Can teams of writers (more than 1) work on the screenplays?

A.  Yes.  You may list additional writers on the registration form, but please note that ONLY the writer who registers will be eligible for the prizes.

 

Q.  Who owns the rights to the screenplays created during the competition?

A.  You, the writer.  NYC Midnight reserves the right to publish the logline and e-mail address of any writer that enters the competition for publicity purposes, but that's it.

 

Q.  What kind of feedback will we get for our screenplays?

A.  Every registered writer has a great chance to receive feedback.  Our Presenting Sponsor, Writers Boot Camp, will provide a free creative session with every 2006 Screenwriter's Challenge participant, providing them with a tool for an evaluation of their submitted 1st Round script and a one - on - one discussion of the material with a member of the full-time creative staff,  as well as a story inventory review, and career counseling.   This offer expires one month after completion of the competition.  Also, Peer Review...We have a very active forum during the screenwriting competition and we will set up a peer review forum where you can submit your script for review from the fellow writers.

 

Q.  Can we e-mail you the 1st Round scripts?

A.  Yes, actually it is mandatory this year that all the scripts are sent electronically.  We will have a form on the website where all the writers can upload their screenplays.  When the 1st Round starts, we will e-mail all registered writers with the electronic submission details, including the link for the upload form and also an e-mail address where you can send your screenplays.

 

Q.  What are the acceptable formats for the 1st Round screenplays?

A.  The only acceptable formats are .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) or .doc (Word Document).  We are no longer accepting hard copies of the scripts.

 

Q.  What is a logline?

A.  A logline is a 1-2 sentence synopsis of your story.  It should be simple, yet very enticing (the main goal is to make the reader excited to read your screenplay).

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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