Well, as you probably guessed by the recent back and forth, I'm going to extend the deadline. No rule changes, same deal: Write "Falling Hare"
Submission deadline moved... one month. April 30th.
Just to remind from the previous post:
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So, by now, some of you have probably figured out what I was thinking about... but maybe you didn't figure out all of the details.
I think there are writers who can write lyrically, visually and well enough that they can script out a classic.
I am not so vain as to think it's me.
But I do believe that person is out there.
And so, in honor of this week's "Annie Awards," which also includes script writing as part of its list of honors... I'd like to propose, announce (and God Help Me, fund) the First annual Script Script That Classic Contest!
The rules are pretty simple:
Watch the cartoon. Write a script in Final Draft, or in RTF format. Mail it to me at Marmel@marmel.com. Include your name, address, contact information, etc.
I will then log it, anonymize it (remove all names, etc.) and then submit it for judging.
And while I plan on reaching out to other board artists, directors and story people to help go through the stuff and give opinions, I would like the final judge of this to be Stephen Worth.
Pick the best of the bunch. Show script writers what's right.
And in return, you can take the worst of the bunch, and gut it.
Here's what happens when a winner is picked.
The winner will be announced, and un-anonymized. I will see that the winner is paid a "teleplay fee" for a short-subject script - as determined by the IATSE/TAG 839 rules. I think it's a little less than $2000. This may be out of my own pocket, but I'd like to see this person be paid to punch up an existing project. (Note: If the winner is from out of state, travelling to a punch up meeting would be on them.)
I will personally make an in-kind donation to the ASIFA-Archive.