Only crickets at my house...
Do you think they'd even request a sample from you?
Lauri, think it will be another four weeks probably before that happens.
If I get bored, I may finish the opening act just to see if I can introduce all 29 characters without losing track of who is who.
@Lauri -- reading my comment again, it could come across in a very negative way :P I think you know what I meant, but to clarify from others -- since you've already worked with AS, I'm not sure they would feel the need to ask for a writing sample as they already know you can write :D
I do believe the original message from AS about the assignement said they'd be asking for samples from people within 6 weeks... so I wouldn't be surprised if nobody hears anything until week 4 or 5.
Someone said that they would be reading original screenplays from the
participants who were sent a "keep in touch" email.
Do you mean the e-mail that said they would be in touch if they wanted to see additional material? I'm fairly sure that was just a system generated email that was sent out to anyone who submitted a proposal.
@ Jay - I understood what you meant. :)
I got a request for a sample based on my OS proposals, even tho I'd already worked with them, so I'm assuming they'd do the same for any other project.
I wish they'd let us know how many they got! I was astounded that there were over 1000 for OS (and what's happening with that, anyway??) Will 12P be more, less, or about the same?
How did they contact you?
@ Jason - just out of curiosity, did you submit a tweak or a page-one rewrite?
Congrats Jason! I'm wondering if they send out all script requests simultaneously or if they send out a request individually as they go through the submitted proposals...
Much more than a tweak, probably a little less then a rewrite.
As long as we're reading tea leaves -- Jason, did you submit your pitch early, near the deadline, or some time in between?
Congratulations Jason. I guess that means the rest of us are out of the running. :(
I had a (very) extensive Page 1 rewrite, that effectively turned it into a whole new story, fitting closely to the feedback that Amazon gave (hero, 12 princesses, hero-journey, romance with one princess etc). My rewrite went way back into the roots of the fairy tale, but put it in a specific setting rather than a generic fairy-tale one.
I assume that I can go ahead and write that as an all-new story (doesn't need *12* princesses for mine, 3 will do, but the third act worked better with 12), and submit that for consideration like anything else?
It would be nice to hear official word from Amazon...saying that they're moving forward with X ideas, and thanks to the Y folks who tried out...this is a more 'open' studio after all...
Thanks again. I just reviewed the submittal date and I did actually send mine out a few days before the deadline.
Wait, so by "script request" are we talking-
A. They want you to send them an example of a script that you've written. or
B. They paid you the 10G fee to write a 12 Princesses script?
and, I'm thinking (and hoping) that if AS has the dough, which they obviously do, why not hire the top few folks to develop a script and use the best one? They're getting us for a song, so why not market test different takes on the script?
I'm thinking (and I might very well be wrong) that they will request writing samples from several writers and then decide on a writer and I don't think we'll hear anything official until they have made their final choice.
I don't think this means that anyone is out of the running. They may have gotten a thousand proposals or more. It's going to take a while to go through them.
@ Kenny - I assume Jason means he was asked for a writing sample. That's the next step.