Inktip Pitchfest Gets 10 Past Midnight & Lost In Paradise out!

I attended the Inktip Pitchfest at the Universal Hilton on Sunday Sept. 26, 2010 and had a great time!  I got the experience of pitching my two screenplays and my works in progress to panels of 1-4 producers, directors, managers, and agents with a time constraint of 5 minutes.  This experience honed my pitching skills, as I did it 11 or 12 times in one day, taking me from a pitch virgin, to a slut in no time!

I recommend this experience to writers who want to develop pitching skills in a short time and get your script into a few hands.  Almost everyone was courteous and receptive to my ideas and presentation.  I did get the rude treatment occasionally (that also helps you learn to deal with adversity), but almost everyone accepted my one-sheets and 10-15 accepted my script(s).

It’s important to follow-up and nurture these relationships, which I just finished doing for this week.  Now I have to go finish the script I’m currently writing!

Special thanks to Trudy, Jason, Zadrina, Meir, Sharon and Lazara, who were especially attentive and gave heart felt feedback.


Lost In Paradise Makes Quarterfinals of Scriptapalozza 2010!

I looked at the list, and there it was, of the 3541 entries, Lost In Paradise, made the final 377 (doesn’t roll off the tongue, but oh well)!  Exciting.  LIP did not make the semifinals, but I just did another rewrite that I think moves the script forward more rapidly and puts the characters more in your face with distinctive traits.  Any producers, agencies, or directors can see the script at inktip.

I need agency representation, so let me know if you want to meet!

Here’s what the email I received said:

This year as always, all the reading was done by producers (that are listed on our website)
and they have returned the best of the best…377 Quarterfinalists out of 3541 entries.

Please remember that this is a competition and Scriptapalooza being one of the biggest
competitions in the world is very competitive. We have gotten entries from all over the world
and the producers reading the entries have already requested contact info on many writers.

We will announce Semifinalists on July 30th.

If you have any questions please email us at INFO@SCRIPTAPALOOZA.COM

Mark Andrushko
323.654.5809 office