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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Get ready for the One Week Challenge - posted by Don

This Saturday, July 28th, the genre and theme for the one week challenge will be announced. For those of you unfamiliar with the One Week Challenge, it’s an ‘unofficial contest’ to see how well you work under pressure. Imagine of a director came up to you and asked you to write a short script based upon an idea that he/she has and you have one week to write it. Could you do it? Come around Saturday to find out the genre and theme and see if you are up to it.

The rules for the challenge are:

It is Free! to enter

You have one week to write a fifteen page (or less) script based on the genre & theme announced.

The script MUST be in a generally accepted screenplay format.

Do not put your name on the script. For the first week or so, the scripts will not have the writers’ name on it so no one can pick favorites.

No betting!

Submit the script to the OWE Submission Page (note, the page isn’t live, yet)

The Schedule:

Genre and Theme announcement – 7/28
Submission due – 8/4 at midnight in your timezone (in other words, when I wake up Sunday morning it needs to be in my inbox)
Submissions posted to the site – starting 8/5 through 8/11 without names.

One script will be selected by some as yet to be determined criteria (either I pick, I get a screenwriter to pick or some kind of voting) and it will be recorded (assuming the writer gives permission to have his work recorded and posted to the site for a month) on MP3 by the fine folks at iScript.com.

The One Week Challenge is being sponsored by iScript.com – Lets You “Hear Your Script”

iScript.com

Scripts into mp3s! You upload a script – they record it using professional readers and picky sound editors – you download your iScript! Burn CDs, listen on your iPod, submit it to execs, producers, agents. Now people can hear your script while driving, jogging or relaxing. Click here to learn more!

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