Calling all screenwriters,
I’m launching a contest in which you can win a free copy of my e-book, Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay, and the first place winner gets the book as well as a free E-Book Consultation, which is a $49.95 value.
It’s FREE to enter and each entrant will receive a special discounted offer from me very soon.
UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS COMPLETED. CONGRATS TO OUR THREE WINNERS: Maurice Vaughn, Ty Kinsey and Sean McCracken!
The first three entrants to email me (d an @ actfour screenplays dot com, remove the spaces and write “Contest” in the subject line) the answers to the questions below win these prizes, according to how quickly they arrive in my inbox:
First Place: Story Maps E-Book Consultation ($49.95 value) The e-book, the booster pack, 2 rounds of detailed notes on your own Story Map and a 30-minute phone conference with me to discuss your screenplay.
Third Place: Story Maps E-book ($14.95 value)
You must “like” my Facebook page here (or have liked it previous to today).
You must join my E-Newsletter list here (or have joined it previous to today). (Note: I will NEVER share your email with any other party and you can unsubscribe at any time.)
You must not have purchased the E-Book or Booster Pack previous to today.
Answer the following questions in an email to me asap (d an @ actfour screenplays dot com, remove the spaces and write “contest” in the subject line). Deadline is Friday, July 29 at 5:00 P.M. PST EXTENDED TO MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST AT 12 NOON PST — the contest ends at this time or when I get three correct entries from three separate entrants, whichever comes sooner. Only one entry per person (no multiple emails — you only get one shot!).
This is about SPEED, so get to work NOW!
PART 1) Details from the book series…
Go HERE and search through the various links to find the answers to the following questions…
A) Finish this sentence: There are some big ideas that are so quirky and unique, they are said to be ____________.
B) What does Randy buy from a pusher at the gym? (must be the exact term)
C) The Midpoint works best when it’s ___________ in your script.
D) In the book, I’m going to ask, “Are you a ____ writer?
E) The Booster Pack maps out which Oscar-winning drama from 1988 and which RomCom from 2008?
F) Which film do I suggest you watch twice to pick up on all of the little clues and details?
PART 2) Elsewhere on the site…
G) In the Full Story Map for The Dark Knight (original version here, revised version is in the book), what is Batman’s “Standard Length Decision” at the end of Act Two?
H) In my video introducing you to the First Trial/First Casualty, what is the war film that I cite as the first example of this beat?
I) According to Ralph L’s Testimonial, what is the greatest marketing technique for e-books?
J) The advice from working professionals found in the “From the Trenches” sections of the book comes from my experience in the film industry in which two cities?
PART 3) Dan the Man…
Reference my BIO to answer the following questions…
K) Which Oscar-winning director’s production company did I work for as a Story Analyst?
L) I am the President of which exclusive online writer’s group?
M) On this page, there is a photo of me on the red-carpet for which TV drama?
PART 4) FOR TRUE CINEPHILES ONLY…
IN WHAT JOHN HUGHES FILMS CAN YOU FIND THE FOLLOWING DIALOGUE?
N) “For better hallway vision.”
O) “You’re stewed, buttwad!”
P) “And the next thing you know, you’re strung out on bedspreads, Ken. That’s serious.”
Q) “I was discharged – unauthorized heroism.”
EMAIL THE ANSWERS TO d an @ actfour screenplays dot com (take out the spaces and write “Contest” in the subject line) ASAP to win! GO!
p.s. All contest entrants will receive a special discounted offer from me very soon.