Friday, 28 January 2011

Nobody Panic... Yet

We've had a few enquiries from tagline comp entrants about the poll in the last few days. It would appear certain entries are "losing" votes somehow and I'm also wondering how so many other entries can have over a hundred votes, when the highest I've seen the counter total go up to (so far) is 260! (Clearly, something is going awry somewhere - whether it's the counter total or the entries' individual counters on the latter issue).

Obviously, we're really sorry about this glitch and can assure you I'm monitoring the situation. *Hopefully* it will right itself in the next few days and there's still seven days left... I did notice all was fine at approximately 7am yesterday for about an hour (!), so with a bit of luck the poll should sort itself out in the next week.

Just so you know: unfortunately, I have no access to the actual poll, 'cos it's an add-on/gadget thing from Blogger itself. I have however contacted Blogger to ask them about it and find out if it's a "known" issue and if there's anything specific I can do about it.

Thank you for bearing with us and best of luck to all the entrants. Keep on campaigning for your taglines!

Monday, 24 January 2011

VOTE NOW for #Devcomp Taglines

As you'll see on the right hand sidebar of this blog, the #Devcomp taglines are now available to vote for! [NOTE: if you view this blog via a reader, you will need to go to in order to make your selection].

Many, many thanks to all the entrants - we got a WHOPPING 64 entries total for the competition, plus quite a few more besides that I either couldn't enter on the basis of tone/story or were deliberately "jokey" entries. Most of the entries came in via Twitter - approx 40 or so - with the rest via Facebook and only THREE email entries. Interesting!

Don't forget there is a Moviescope Magazine subscription for the winner, plus a London Screenwrites Festival Screenwriting Pocketbook for the winner, plus a pocketbook for nine runners up too, so please DO be generous and vote for those taglines you think are the best/most appropriate to the movie as you see it.

Voters have more than one vote. PLEASE DO vote for your own if you want to - and DO canvass others to vote for yours via your own blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc. All's fair in love and er, taglines! Also, please do feel free to offer constructive feedback to the entrants in the comments section.

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday, February 4th 2011. Looking forward to seeing who wins!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

And The Beat Goes On...

Just a short note to let you all know we're LOVING the taglines that have been pouring in via Facebook & Twitter in response to our #devcomp.

We've had some great ones so far, both in the thrillery tone of the contest (where the taglines have proved both imaginative and varied), as well as those "just for fun", including:

Danny Dyer gives this woman the ride of her life *snigger* - Kevin Lehane


*Sat Nav Voice* In 200 yards... die - Andrew J Carter

Very naughty boys! Ha ha...

Interestingly, most of the entries so far have come in via Twitter, with Facebook bringing up the rear... Only ONE email entry this week! Proving perhaps social networks are *the* place to be for writers and our fellow deviants?

For all the details on #devcomp and how you can submit a tagline, click here. The deadline isn't until Friday Jan 21st, it's FREE and you can have two entries per person. Good luck!

Friday, 7 January 2011

DEVIATION Tagline Competition

So, finally: it's *that* time for the announcement we've been mentioning on our Facebook and Twitter pages all week.

Deviation is pleased to announce a Tagline Competition. The brief is simple:

Create a tagline for DEVIATION. The tagline must reflect the tone of Deviation the movie, which is a dark thriller. For more information on Deviation and its characters, make sure you check out our round up of all the posts and articles about this film online, here.

The fab Rinaldo from Moviescope Magazine is offering a subscription to the winner of this contest and fellow deviant Chris Jones of The London Screenwriters' Festival has offered up ten Screenwriters' Pocketbooks: one for the winner and another for a whopping NINE runners up! Thanks guys!

Deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday 21st January and entrants may enter 2 taglines only. After this date, all qualifying taglines will be uploaded to this blog in the form of a poll and all you Deviants will have chance to vote for the winner!

NB. Entry must be via Twitter* or the Deviation Facebook page only wherever possible; all entries must be marked on both Twitter and FB with the hashtag #devcomp to be considered. If you have no Twitter or FB account, you can send the entry to Associate Producer Lucy V on Bang2writeATaolDOTcom, but please make sure DEVCOMP is in the subject line. *Please note Twitterati: you needn't take up extra space by adding either @devmov or @Bang2write into your tweets, just add the #devcomp hashtag & we will see it!

This is a writers' opportunity, so make sure you tell EVERYONE you know who is into the scribe thing! Please spread the word via your own blogs and social networks.


For anyone who doesn't know, a tagline is that little sentence or sentences you find on the movie poster or the DVD box. Famous examples include "In space, no one can hear you scream" (Alien); "They're here..." (Poltergeist) and "Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free." (The Shawshank Redemption). Find more examples of movie taglines in this huge list.

For more the more advanced screenwriters out there, please note we are NOT looking for loglines. If you're not sure of the difference between a tagline and a logline, please read this article.

If you have any further queries, please tweet us or leave a msg on our FB wall. Before you do however, please check out the terms and conditions below, as there is a strong chance they may answer your questions.


1) Deadline 5pm, Friday 21st January, 2011; maximum 2 entries per person and the tagline must reflect the tone/genre of Deviation the movie.
2) There is no charge for this contest.
3) Winner will be picked after the 21st January by the readers of the Deviation blog and social networks via a poll, which will be hosted here.
4) Entries must be made via Twitter and the Deviation Facebook page; entries posted in the comments section of this blog, on any other blog or social networking page (including those of the producers' of Deviation movie) will not be counted.
5) For non-social networkers ONLY: please send entries to Lucy V Hay on Bang2writeATaolDOTcom with DEVCOMP in the subject line of the email.
6) Tweets and FB wall posts must be hashtagged #devcomp to be counted as part of the contest.
7) Joke taglines are welcome, but will not be counted as part of the contest.
8) Taglines limited to the size of a tweet incorporating #devcomp or the allowed 420 characters on the Facebook wall, including the hashtag #devcomp. Those longer or without the hashtag are disqualified.
9) The tagline must not be a logline.
10) Good luck!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Round Up & Roll Up

So shooting of Deviation finished just before Christmas, but you haven't seen the last of us yet. In fact, in the days to come there will be an exciting opportunity for the writers amongst you - keep watching the Deviation Facebook page or follow Devmov on Twitter to stay in the loop and watch out for announcements.

In the meantime then, here is a round up of all the Deviation news and links in one place for your delectation - don't forget to check out this blog and our social network for more details too, including the ever-active producer of Deviation, Lara Greenway and the Hyper-tweeter associate producer Lucy V Hay, who can also be found here and here too. JOIIIIIIN UUUUUUUUSSSSSSSS!!!


From Live For Films on 23/11/2010 Details of Danny Dyer's new film, DEVIATION

From Write Here, Write Now on 24/11/2010 DEVIATION Update

From Scriptwriting In The UK on 24/11/2010 A rundown by Danny Stack of the filmmakers and doers in the Blogosphere, including DEVIATION

From Screen Daily on 27/11/2010 Danny Dyer Makes Psychological Thriller DEVIATION

From Cineropa on 27/11/2010 Danny Dyer takes DEVIATION [Also aggregated by Cafe Babel and Newsodrome]

From Phill Barron's Blog on 27/11/2010 DEVIATION

From The Bournemouth Echo on 04/12/2010 Bournemouth Graduate Gets Job On New Danny Dyer Film

From Live For Films on 06/12/2010 Danny Dyer Has A Big Tattoo In DEVIATION

From Dom's World on 07/12/2010 Danny Dyer - DEVIATION

From The Chris Jones Blog on 17/12/2010 A Writer's Guide To Getting Your First Feature Film Produced

From Live For Films on 17/12/2010 DEVIATION wraps in time for Christmas

Plenty more where these came from, too! Watch this space or join us on Facebook or Twitter.