Well, I have good news and bad news with regard to the Project Greenlight Contest. Let’s start with the good news. I am among the top 275 screenplays. Yes, 275. PGL announced the top 250 winners. I am not among them (That’s the bad news.), but I was chosen as an alternate. What is an alternate you ask? Good question. Here is what the official rules have to say about me:
If you have been selected as an Alternate you understand that you must comply with and meet all of the same obligations as a Top 250 Screenwriter, but that you will not advance to further rounds unless (a) one or more Top 250 Screenwriters withdraws, is disqualified, or is otherwise unable to participate in the Contest, and (b) you are next in line, according to your Alternate ranking, to move into a Top 250 slot.
Now I have to hope I am number 251 and that at least one of the contestants is either a “professional” by the rules, doesn’t review the required number of screenplays in this round, has his or her screenplay misformatted (all causes for automatic disqualification), or voluntarily withdraws. Oh, the list goes on. Either way, with around 15,000 screenplays in the contest, I did pretty well with my first first screenplay that I wrote in one month. Let’s see what I can do with a little more time.
I’ve started making notes on my next one. Let’s see where that goes. Thanks again for those who encouraged and made comments on the screenplay. And you can still wish me luck.