Jack Ross (Level 2)
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Whitehouse Station, NJBiography:
17 years young. I'm looking to become a Jack-of-all-trades in the film industry but I consider myself a writer first.
I'll be attending the Cannes Film Festival this year as an intern on behalf of the American Pavilion and I've placed in both the screenwriting competitions I've entered. (Including a first-place finish in Ferlief's Back in the Box Competition.)
I'll be starring as Bud Frump this year in my school's production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying but I've acted only sparingly in short films otherwise. (This is my stage debut.)
I'm also a state-recognized debater and officer in both the Model United Nations and Youth and Government programs and I'll be attending the Youth Conference on National Affairs this year as a selected-delegate.
If I'm lucky I'll attend NYU Tisch next year to study the art of dramatic writing but there are no guarantees.
I'm picky. Very picky. There's a certain style I stick to when I write and I look for that style in others. The first thing I notice about great writing is how it reads - the flow. That's where I make my initial judgement. If it reads awkwardly and there isn't a noticeable flow, you've lost me already. I'm also always on the lookout for realistic dialogue -- the stuff that makes or breaks a script for me. I read everything aloud and if I don't feel true conversational emotion in character dialogue then I'm unimpressed, regardless of the description.
I'm not asking for Shakespeare but I'm looking for the best. I'm normally a very harsh critic to those who will listen, but I maintain a strong sense of decorum in public forums such as this. It might not be sugar-coated, but it'll be the truth. I promise you that.