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TCM "Noir Summer" Script Contest

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Howdy, my apologies if someone has already posted about this...

 

TCM having a contest related to the "Noir Summer" series.

Involves writing a "film noir" script of 140 characters or less and posting it to Twitter including the hashtag #NoirSummer.

Contest opened on June 5 and ends on June 30, 2015.

The contest is only open for Americans - Canuckleheads are SOL as usual...

 

Scripts are to be sent here on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoirSummer?src=hash

 

Some entity named "The Black List" is helping to judge entries:
https://twitter.com/theblcklst

 

Prizes and entry rules are below and can also be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/turner-classic-movies-tcm/tcm-noirsummer-twitter-script-contest/10153438504673200

 

 

PRIZES.  Two (2) prize winners (the “Winners”) will receive: one (1) Fedora, one (1) Lady From Shanghai Blu-ray combo, one (1) Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Vol. 1, and one (1) Film Noir Classics Vol. IV, at an approximate market value (“AMV”) of Two Hundred Thirty Dollars ($230.00) each. TOTAL AMV OF ALL PRIZES (2 PRIZES): FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS ($460.00).

 

HOW TO ENTER.  During the Entry Period, participants must submit a film noir script in a tweet using up to one hundred forty (140) characters that includes the hashtag #NoirSummer (“Submission”). You must have a Twitter account to enter. Submissions must conform to the format rulesof Twitter and must be original content drafted by the entrant and no other person. Submissions containing content from individuals other than the participant will not be eligible. Submissions must be in English. Entries must be submitted in the name of an eligible living person and the prize(s) can only be awarded to the person ore-mail account holder whose name is on or corresponds to the winning entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor and may not be acknowledged. Any information collected from individuals that are determined to be ineligible to participate in this Contest may be deleted. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeper for this Contest.

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Thanks, Randy, for posting information about this contest.

I'm wondering why Canadians aren't eligible but maybe it's because a prize is being awarded.

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TCM #NOIRSUMMER TWITTER SCRIPT CONTEST

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/10153438504673200/

 

PRIZES.  Two (2) prize winners (the “Winners”) will receive: one (1) Fedora, one (1) Lady From Shanghai Blu-ray combo, one (1) Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Vol. 1, and one (1) Film Noir Classics Vol. IV, at an approximate market value (“AMV”) of Two Hundred Thirty Dollars ($230.00) each. TOTAL AMV OF ALL PRIZES (2 PRIZES): FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS ($460.00).

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<< Thanks, Randy, for posting information about this contest.

I'm wondering why Canadians aren't eligible but maybe it's because a prize is being awarded. >>

 

* No problems, HIH...

And Canadians may not get to participate in any TCM contests, BUT we are going to get Soylent, starting today - June 15, 2015:
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/06/15/soylent-the-popular-meal-replacement-comes-to-canada.html

 

Back to the contest, an example tweet from somebody named "Brokenbridge" is here:

@tcm @theblcklst #NoirSummer "his thundering suavity was all he needed, we were going to morocco, and i didn't have s say in the matter"

 

Looks like the person above needs to fix the typo in the tweet above. Otherwise the Facebook rules page for TCM has other information for entrants such as the hashtag #Noirsummer has to be included and is 25 characters, so that leaves only 115 characters for the rest of the script. The script has to be original, no quoting from an existing script.

Also spaces do count as characters.

More information here:https://www.facebook.com/notes/turner-classic-movies-tcm/tcm-noirsummer-twitter-script-contest/10153438504673200

 

#Noirsummer on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/noirsummer
 

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TCM #NOIRSUMMER TWITTER SCRIPT CONTEST

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/10153438504673200/

 

PRIZES.  Two (2) prize winners (the “Winners”) will receive: one (1) Fedora, one (1) Lady From Shanghai Blu-ray combo, one (1) Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Vol. 1, and one (1) Film Noir Classics Vol. IV, at an approximate market value (“AMV”) of Two Hundred Thirty Dollars ($230.00) each. TOTAL AMV OF ALL PRIZES (2 PRIZES): FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS ($460.00).

 

 

The TCM "Summer of Darkness" merchandise page has two styles of Bailey fedoras for sale: Benny:

http://shop.tcm.com/bailey-fedora-benny/detail.php?p=855114&v=tcm_sale

 

and Blixen: http://shop.tcm.com/bailey-fedora-blixen/detail.php?p=855119&v=tcm_sale

 

Don't know if either of them are the prizes listed for the contest?

 

Another example of a "script" entered in the contest from Babby Drwila:

"Amnesiac with bleeding head wound awakes on a beach, next to a newspaper and a gun. The paper's headline: "Malibu Murder Spree." #NoirSummer"

 

TCM rules for submitted script below:

 

5. General Conditions on script: By participating in the Contest,you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that you are the sole creator of the script. The script (a) must be intended for TCM’s audience and contain only content that, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, is suitable for its audience; (B)must not, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous, threatening, or other inappropriate content; © must not in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, contain any commercial content that directly promotes any product or service other than the Sponsor's; (d) must not infringe third party trademarks,copyrighted works or other intellectual property; and (e) must not violate any third parties right of privacy. Violation of any of the rules herein may result in disqualification.

 

Sponsor has the right, but not the obligation to post all submitted scripts on the public Website during and following the Contest. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete,stolen, garbled or misdirected entries, all of which are void.

 

And information on how the entry will be judged is here:

 

4.  HOWTO WIN; ODDS OF WINNING.  Two (2) potential winners (when verified by Sponsor and Administrator, as set forth below, the“Winners”) will be selected by representatives  of Sponsor and/or representatives of The Black List (the “Judges”) from among all the eligible Submissions received during the Entry Period, based upon the following judging criteria: (i) 25% knowledge of film noir; (ii) 25% creativity; (iii) 25% originality; and (iv) 25% shareability (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”) between July 1, 2015through July 2, 2015. The two (2) participants with the highest scores as determined by the Judges in their sole discretion after application of the Judging Criteria shall be determined to be the Winners. Winners will be contacted by Sponsors on or around July 3, 2015 by twitter direct messaging or any other method Sponsor may choose.

 

And has to be original content:

 

3.  HOW TO ENTER.  During the Entry Period, participants must submit a film noir script in a tweet using up to one hundred forty (140) characters that includes the hashtag #NoirSummer (“Submission”). You must have a Twitter account to enter. Submissions must conform to the format rulesof Twitter and must be original content drafted by the entrant and no other person. Submissions containing content from individuals other than the participant will not be eligible. Submissions must be in English. Entries must be submitted in the name of an eligible living person and the prize(s) can only be awarded to the person ore-mail account holder whose name is on or corresponds to the winning entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor and may not be acknowledged. Any information collected from individuals that are determined to be ineligible to participate in this Contest may be deleted. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeper for this Contest.

 

 

Rest of the rules here:

 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/turner-classic-movies-tcm/tcm-noirsummer-twitter-script-contest/10153438504673200

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TCM Message Board's SueSueApplegate is one of the "Top 20":

 

Four beers and a cold sandwich are no way to spend a Friday night, but the dame has to be tailed by some bum, so I’m elected. - @suesueapplegate

 

Next step is for a "Top 10" to be chosen and then finally the two winners:

 

"Our friends at The Black List are culling this list of Top 20 to Top 10. After, that we’ll send the finalists to filmmaker Ed Burns for last judging. Look out for updates as we announce the winners."

 

Good luck Christy!

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"Top Ten" script finalists announced:

 

http://tcm.tumblr.com/post/123480167159/noirsummer-script-contest-top-10

 

Congrats to Christy (SueSueApplegate) of TCM Message Board for making it into the "Top Ten."

 

Now it's up to Ed Burns to choose the two winners: "We’ve sent these scripts to filmmaker Ed Burns for last judging. He’ll select two winners. Embrace the anticipation."

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Thanks, RMeingast, for the kind mention here in these threads.

 

It has been so much fun to read the comments on many of the threads concerning the "Summer of Darkness" and the contest entrants on Twitter. It's wonderful to see so many Message Board members interacting about different aspects of films noir.

 

Congratulations to Richard Edwards, Shannon Clute, TCM, and the TCM Message Boards on such a fabulous event for classic film lovers everywhere and the new aficionados of noir.

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Contest winners as chosen by Ed Burns are:

 

Bob Joles: "As I listened to the monotonous staccato of rain on my window, she walked in. An hourglass figure with time on her side."

 

Lex Joy: “If I didn’t love you,” she retorted, “I’d have told the mob where you are instead of the cops.”

 

Congrats!

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I feel it unfortunate that Capuchin could not enter. My favorite of his written lines in this theme is: "It's hard to know what to say at a time like this, when the police find you standing over your ex-wife's body with a warm pistol in your hand and the whir of the home movie camera saying it captured everything that happened in the last ten minutes."

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