Wednesday, August 11, 2010

And the Envelope, please. Scriptapalooza's Reel Winners w/b announced shortly. In the meantime...

Chicago, IL USA:

Scriptapals: This is almost The Day we have been waiting for! Less than a Day now – in less than 24 Hours, the Scriptapalooza Intl Screenplay Comp’s Top 10 Winners will be chosen. A once in a lifetime chance to MAKE IT BIG is going to unfold for merely a hand-ful – 10 fingers-worth of Artists. To commemorate this momentous time and just for the FUN of it, I decided to pick my TOP TEN FAVS. Heck, David (Letterman) has his List, so can Adrienne Sioux (Koopersmith).

My Criteria is not really as strict or industrial (strength) as the one’s Mark & Genevieve had chosen to make the(ir) FINAL SELECTION with. I merely went on IF I liked the Title. I had not read the Book that is suppose to accompany all good movies (so the marketing is in better place) nor do I know the Writers or was I influenced by the fact that they may be cosmopolitan, rich or influential. Region and no Reasoning were in my Choice-Deduction (either). There was just something cool-hip & trendy about these particular Titles that grabbed me. Therefore, sound the Drums. I personally liked:

‘Dead Fish in Still Water’ by Paul Martel
‘Garbology’ by Donnie Dale
‘I’ll Trade You’ by Deana Feldman
‘Ichabod’s Revenge’ by Stuart Crafton
‘Ruled Accidental’ by June Escalante
‘Seen & Not Seen’ by Robert Bowden
‘What I did on my Last Day Alive’ by Chris Keenan
‘Soft Shoe Finale’ by D. Lieberman & Aimee Lamb
‘Recovering Catholic’ by Chris Smith

And, of course, we would be mad if we did not include:

S.C. Boyd’s ‘Maybe Next Year’

as that really sums up The Sentiments of all other Contestants - all 3531 - they magnificently beat out.

Yes, this is posted on my Blog, Koopersmithin’ along with The Reel Winners, whomever you are – just to see if premonitions and guessing really ‘hold water.’

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Quarterfinalist: Scriptapalooza's Intl Screenplay Competition: 2010
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Posted: SaP Facebook Page: Wednesday, 8-11-2010 – 10:29 AM CST


August 12, 2010

Hey, KENT: I merely picked my favorite Titles from a marketing/advertorial point of view and not have a Judeo-Christian viewopint. In this instance -- IF U know anyone in the AA program -- stop drinking for a day (or whatever your choice of stimulation is) - then continue that path - a healthier way of life a week/month, year and longer & then you are 'sober', it's their way of getting back on track & making amends to the people - (family/friends/associates) that they have hurt. Living in Chicago there are all sorts of people at varying levels of Recovery -- and many more that should be that aren't -- therefore take a look at our growing crime stats, and many do consider themselves 'Recovering ___' no matter what religion or nationality they are. Unfortunately, Recovering Catholic did not make the Finals but if I can locate Chris Smith, the writer, I definitley will ask him about its contents. I would guess #1: he didn't write it to be vicious and/or #2 ge write it to make fun 'of good old time religion or #3: he wanted to point out certain things that troubled him or #4: he was trying to get a 'rise' out of a topic that surely would $ell tickets in Hollywood, since the bottom line is 'what sells.' One thing for sure - he did strike a chord and that's what most writers are seeking! Will let you know, Kent.

Cheers, ASK - 12:01 PM CST


Kent Svendsen commented on your link. Kent wrote:
"I read your blog and you deduct points if the piece is religious, right? Then why did you choose Recovering Catholic? I don't know what's in the production but I do know that the term Recovering Catholic is a derogatory term which attacks Christianity. Do if it bashes religion then its a positive? Just thought I'd ask."

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