I have already started the process of reviewing your submissions, but I go into official “weekend read” mode beginning tonight, immersing myself in some 2,000 loglines sent to me by nearly 1,000 entrants.
Here is the schedule related to The Quest Initiative:
June 19: I will email those of you who make the first cut. That will be determined strictly on the merits of your story concept and execution of your logline. Those writers will need to provide information including a writing resume [basically your background and history as a writer], story synopsis [if you have fleshed out anything more of your logline], writing sample [screenplay or screenplay excerpt, short story, novel excerpt], bio, plus a brief questionnaire.
June 22: Information due from first round writers.
June 24: Emails to writers who make the second round to set up phone call interviews with me.
June 25-June 28: Interviews.
July 3: Contact the Questers.
July 8: Announce the Questers.
July 15: The Quest begins! Core [Theory]: 8 weeks.
September 9: Prep: 6 weeks.
October 21: Pages: 10 weeks.
December 29: The Quest ends!
Also Max Millimeter has resurfaced, so expect some of his unique brand of Hollywood wisdom in the next few weeks.
Onward and upward!