I really didn't think I would get there this year - after I'd just come off another screenplay that did well in the Writer's Guild Competition.
I made the top ten finalist list with this same screenplay last year and worked really hard to redraft the piece, using feedback from a number of sites I find great for feedback.
Talentville - you get out of this what you put in, but I can now call on many fellow members to get great, quick and relatively private feedback.
And the Blacklist - you need to be ready to get kicked in the macadamias with this one - because it is not an amateur site - they treat you like a professional and tell it like it is, but their paid feedback is insightful, clear and very unencumbered by 'fluffy' speak that people who don't give truly professional analyse often pad out feedback with. And at $50 for a reader report and $25 for a monthly listing it's good value - plus - if it gets great raves you may just get signed and/or produced!
Screenplay Title: One Good Day.
Synopsis: A teenage boy must re-evaluate his life after moving into a gay household and meeting an inspirational girl who challenges him to live every moment as if it were his last.
Final Draft 2013 Semi final list.