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Fade In Editor-in-Chief Speaks Out About TheWrap Story

6a00d8341bfc7553ef00e54f2bd4cf8833-640wi.jpgWe posted a story that TheWrap did about the screenwriting contest at Fade In. There had been several reports from people that won the contest and didn’t get their promised prizes over the years. Then we got a threatening letter from Fade In‘s lawyers (which is all our lawyers say we can say about it).

Then the editor-in-chief of Fade In, Audrey Kelly sent us this email last night.

AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM FADE IN’S EDITOR IN CHIEF

Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good,
They’ll stone ya just a-like they said they would.
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home.
Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone.
But I would not feel so all alone,
Everybody must get stoned.

- Bob Dylan

WRAP THIS
Did a new entertainment media competitor maliciously attack Fade In and its editor in chief in order to attract readers to its new website or is there something more sinister going on besides sloppy reporting? You decide.

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Something Shady is Going on at Fade In

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TheWrap investigates cases where aspiring screenwriters, after winning the Fade In screenwriting contest never got their prizes.

Mistreating screenwriters? In Hollywood?! Pshaw!

Amy Kaufman writes:

Meanwhile, a number of contestants have still yet to see the money and prizes they were promised.

Powell Weaver won first place in the 2007 “Comedy” category. He was promised the same prizes as Patrice Williams, but has only seen a Waterman pen to date.

“I’m happy to have won and it’s an honor, but it’s a tease,” Weaver said. “I kept asking Audrey Kelly if I was going to get paid and she’d say, ‘It’s coming, it’s coming.’ At this point, it doesn’t feel worth it to keep trying.”

Craig Berger, who took second place in the “Comedy” category in 2005, did receive all of his promised prizes. But he believed that the magazine would help him get representation and meeting with producers. That didn’t happen.