A: After I won, I asked one of the judges, "Where can I go from here?" They told me there was a judge, Norman Steinberg, who wrote "Blazing Saddles," who really liked my work. He's become a great mentor since the competition. I shot him an email that evening, and he said that he thought I had chops, and he thought I wrote great scripts. It was one of the surrealist moments of my life. He put me in touch with his manager. He's given me the confidence that I can at least represent myself at that level. He's been a great asset with networking.