Well, poop.

Dear Meryl,

On behalf of NXT STAGE Conference Hollywood, we would like to thank you for submission “Paper Cuts” for consideration into the 2010 Conference. We recognize your hard work and dedication, but we regret to inform you that your piece was not selected for this year’s Festival.

It has been a privilege for us to review such a diverse collection of submissions. We thank you again for your participation in the process, which we know required your time and resources. Although your work was not selected this time, we remain interested in your future projects.

We wish you the very best on your future filmmaking endeavors.