When are the results for the writer's pitches coming out?
When will we be able to read the rewritten script?
(And...why is there a contest for making a trailer...before the rewrite which they just commissioned is finished??? Why not wait 10 weeks?...???)
I don't think there are any results. This whole process was strange to me. I do not like the fact that our proposals were not confirmed by email or on our homepage. Not even a thank you or anything. It took me three attempts to make sure my proposal was received by AS too. I have dozens of proposals I could send but this system for submissions is truly hurting the confidence of people interested in participating.
I agree. When they first put the guidelines up, they initially said that the winning pitch(es) would be announced yesterday. I'm sure a lot of people have put a lot of time into trying to make the story better. At this point, how much more time is supposed to be put into a project that they may not have any part of?
Writing samples will be requested in six weeks, writers will be chosen in 8 after that. It's all in the guidelines.
OK. I thought they were going to request certain writers to turn in a writing sample in six weeks. Maybe that's just my understanding though. Good to know.
When I uploaded my proposal, I did get a "thank you message" on screen and a confirmation email a minute later. So there IS a system set up. I've read elswhere that other people didn't get one either so it may not work reliably?
I was wondering the same thing. If the whole script gets rewritten, the winning trailer will become obsolete.
yep. some kid in the middle of nowhere could be maxing out credit cards to create a trailer based upon nothing....
if their work is good, it will be noticed, but, frankly it would show much more integrity - and work toward the goal of an film actually being made - if Amazon just bit the bullet and said, "You know what, we made a mistake. The deadline is extended. Wait a few weeks for the new script." As bitter as it may be for someone who has already put work into a trailer, it would engender respect and trust if Amazon were to listen to their own crowd sourcing.
Everyone, including Amazon, makes mistakes. This isn't the first, won't be the last....
I imagine the winning trailer would be used in Amazon's funding pitch for the feature. While they have the money to produce a movie themselves, they'll certainly be looking for further financial backing from investors.
yes but the rewritten script they just commissioned won't be public for two months : )
if the new rewrite is at all worthwhile it will have completely new dialogue, scenes, characters - the whole bit...everyone makes mistakes, no big deal, but, it should be corrected
With the trailers I think they are only looking for someone who can make a good trailer even if the trailer turns out better than the movie, the script I did received an email but I submitted my pitch 8 days before the 14th, maybe the ones who did it on the 14th were unable to receive email as there were several submissions the same day or it ended on spam.
I imagine what they're looking for with the trailer competition is a sizzle video, just something to capture the feel of the movie they want to make. They're explicit in their desire for a "romcom" and/or "road trip" feel, same as they're looking for the new script. They're trying to get the ball rolling.
It doesn't matter whether this trailer matches the story of the winning script, as long as it matches the themes and tones, because they have to start pitching to investors at some point, and can't wait until the script is nailed down (something that will be tweaked right up until production).
There's certainly a method to their madness, even if we don't understand it. Somewhere in the Amazon Studios chain of command, this $10,000 decision has been questioned and justified.
(Sorry for hijacking the thread, y'all.)
seems like someone from AS actually reads these forms (god help them)...the home page now describes more thoroughly their interesting in soliciting trailers different from the script(s)....at least they're trying
What makes people think the winning commissioned script will be public in 2 months? If they're not going to pick a writer for about 14 weeks (6 weeks to ask for writing samples, 8 weeks to read them), that means that the re-write could BEGIN as late as 14 weeks. And who knows what their actual re-write deadline is.
I got a "thank you" reply on my e-mail minutes later too. I guess they´re still reading all the pitches. It does take time, y´all know... Be patient.
I think we should hear something soon as I had marked down on the calendar today, Mon June 25 was 6 weeks after the deadline. The original posting mentioned at this time Amazon would be contacting writers...
this mean none of our pitches got selected? o.O
No, it just means they haven't gotten around to notifying people or asking us for our spec samples yet.
I got a script request about four weeks ago from them. I haven't heard anything since then and it looks like nobody else has either.
Would anyone who got a script request be willing to share their submissions? I'd be curious to see what got Amazon's attention.
So I didn't get a request for a script rewrite. 2 people read my tv series. Pass. 1 person read my Sci FI. Pass. Family dance flick one more day expect a pass. Legal drama expect a pass. I think I have 2 scripts left. Has anyone made any money. Were the later drafts of ithmf any clearer then the first?
Why submit public if they don't pay?
The winner has been selected -- confirmed via email to those shortlisted -- on August 14, 2012 from Amazon Studios.
How does one know if one was shortlisted?
I received an e-mail confirm too. Was that a general e-mail to all the opportunity submissions or to the selections they narrowed down to (those shortlisted as you said John)? It would be interesting if AS were able to let us know where we ranked.