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10/31/2007: On Top of Mount Percentile

Gentle Reader Sean in New York writes in with some new information about the Warner Brothers' Workshop. This is fascinating. Sean tells us that in his rejection letter...

... they informed me that I was among the top 5% of the entries submitted [...] so I was invited to a special seminar for the top 5% to discuss how to make our specs better.

Really? That's incredibly cool! If any of you others out there also find yourself in this category, you have my congratulations. This is a big deal.

Sean has concerns about the cost of a mid-week trip across country for this. Oh, man, Sean, if there's any way you can swing this, you should do it. This isn't just some kind of consolation prize, this sounds to me more like a genuine boost over Hollywood's towering threshold. You won't just be getting inside advice that you could get from any schmo like me. You'll be getting inside advice from the actual people deciding who gets into the program!! I know nothing for sure, but I'd certainly suspect that the scripts of the previous year's seminar participants are read with extra interest.

And, by the way, Sean tells us that the script that earned him this attention was a spec Heroes. Take note of that -- I wouldn't have thought Heroes was an especially specable show, but Sean apparently knocked it at least 95% of the way out of the park.

So everyone get to work. Next year I expect to hear that everyone finished in that top 5%! You know you can do it!

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