The first Write Off was all about Star Wars. The second Write Off was all about parents. The third Write Off was all about secrets. The fourth Write Off was all about unlikely team-ups. The fifth Write Off was all about death.
The sixth Write Off will be all about the origin of Spider-Man. Every participant will write their version of Peter Parker’s classic origin, whether you include the whole thing (the radioactive spider bite, Uncle Ben) or choose to focus on one particular element (and not even necessarily including the elements I previously indicated). The key here is that we’ll all be working not merely from the same topic but the same story. It’ll be a chance to see where participants compare and contrast in their approaches, so that the focus isn’t so much on the characters they’ve chosen to write, but how they choose to write a particular one, at a particular point in his life. And because this is such a well-known story already, it’s a chance to see just how creative you can get. Expect to write a script of anywhere between 5 and 10 pages.
Participants will PM me (YoungDuke) directly, with your script in the PM itself, not as an attachment but as the body of it. I’m going to give us a big window: entries are due by the end of May, giving everyone three full months to work on their scripts.