Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend Update with Gord Rogerson

Ok... So I've been EXTREMELY busy trying to get the 2nd Annual Script contest sorted out for The website. We're absolutely ecstatic that we have 3 wonderful sponsors so far this year!!!

They are providing some amazing prizes for the contest that will provide our writers with some much sought after industry exposure.

I'm about 12hrs away from finally finishing the outline for the Pilot I've been working on. Having never written for TV before, there has been a bit of a learning curve. Although I have 30+ years of viewing experience I am finding it difficult to find the soul of the pilot. Thankfully, I have good friends who are not afraid to tell me when I suck (actually I think some enjoy it a little too much). So I've been listening and absorbing their comments and working with the ideas they are imparting in order to create something that is engaging, fun, exciting, and complete awesomeness made physical... Needless to say... its taking me a while to be awesome. BUT... I'm almost there. A few more hours tonight and tomorrow and I'll finally be able to start putting words in people's mouths.

I have also had the opportunity to get some more interviews for the site worked out. I am in the process of crafting some good questions for another interview that should be posted soon. Good times! Lots to do and keep me busy...

Meanwhile in my personal life... I'm moving! So now that I don't have any time at all to myself... ;) No it's good. The new place is huge, open, has multiple floors, and a basement I can turn into a video studio... I have an idea for a web series called FALLING. That's all you get... Just the title... and that its a one camera show that can be filmed in a basement. :)

Anyway... That's the update. Stop by for more details on the 2nd Annual Script competition...


- G

Thursday, February 18, 2010 2nd Annual Script Contest

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Script Contest

May 30th, 2010 (early); July 30th, 2010 (regular); September 30, 2010 (late)

Semi-Finalists: October 30th, 2010; Finalists: November 30th; Winners: December 15th, 2010

Our mission at is to provide new writers with helpful insight and tools to make there writing better.

Open to all writers 18 and over.

Entry Fee:
$25 (by May 30, 2010); $35 (by July 30, 2010); $50 (by September 30, 2010)


* Open to all writers 18 and over.
* Limited to first 500 entries
* Screenplays must not have been previously optioned, produced, or purchased prior to submission.
* Screenplays must be original work of applicant(s).
* Winning screenplay submissions written by 2 or more writers require all awards to be divided equally among the writers.
* Screenplays must be in English.
* Entrants must submit a completed entry form containing a Synopsis and Logline, screenplay and the appropriate fee according to the posted deadlines.
* Multiple submissions are accepted but each submission requires a separate entry form and fee.
* Finalists must then submit the entire screenplay within 7 days of the posted Finals Announcement\Notification.
* Finalists screenplays must be between 85 - 120 pages and be copywritten or registered with WGA\WGC. - Writer(s) should retain 1 copy of original script.
* is not responsible for screenplays lost in cyber space, or stolen. (but if you have paid, and your submission is lost we'll work it out if you can provide the payment details.)
* Judges decisions are final.
* Electronic submissions only via the online entry form and email.
* Prizes may not be substituted unless agreed upon by the writer(s) and
* reserves the right to cancel the contest due to lack of interest. Any fees collected will be refunded promptly to the Writer(s). Notification of contest cancellation will be made on the day following the Final Deadline. (Threshold is 25 entries min.)
* Submission of entry form and fees implies explicit acceptance and consent to the contest rules as listed above.


All Selected Finalists will received written feedback from the judges.

1st place

* $150 Cash Award
* Certificate of Achievement
* Prize package
* Save the Cat! Story Outlining Software from
* Notes from the Contest Judges
* Dedicated Promotional Page on
* More to come...

2nd Prize

* $100
* Certificate of Achievement
* Prize package
* Copy of Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made by Alex Epstein
* Notes from the Contest Judges
* More to come...

3rd Place

* $50 Cash Award
* Certificate of Achievement
* Prize package
* Copy of Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
* Notes from the Contest Judges

Honourable Mention

* Certificate of Achievement
* Prize Package
* Notes from the Contest Judges