I'm trying to give my pitch for a festival submission. it's telling me that It contains "special characters". There are none I can find!

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I'm trying to give my pitch for a festival submission and it keeps telling me that I contain "special characters". But there are none that I can find!
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It is hard to say what it is with the little information you have given; however, the most common 'special characters' are the so-called 'curly quotes' that a number of word processors generate automatically when you key  a quote (or an apostrophe).

If that doesn't solve the problem, would you consider posting the pitch as a reply here? Other contributors might be able to spot the problem.
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Dashes can also be a problem.
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Thanks guys I appreciate it, here's the pitch

The show, tentatively titled Up in the Sky, is about three best friends trying to hack it in New York City as early twenty something year olds. One is an existentially depressed, yet extremely endearing, affable man named Tim, a writer, a harmonica player, a social neurotic and an avid lover of Bob Dylan. Marc, is nihilistic, and ostensibly sociopathic though truly quite loving.  The third is Mousa, a highly Americanized Muslim, beautiful and bisexual bohemian lover with a distant benefactor for a father who knows nothing of his extravagant lifestyle ever since graduating from college. Mousa is highly volatile, and less intellectual than Marc and Tim.  But, he’s not stupid, rather Mousa is extremely perceptive and navigates social scenes better than Marc and Tim combined. Mousa is spiraling throughout the first season, drugs, sleeping with married women. Marc seems the protagonist, although the perceptive viewer will soon realize that Tim is more the centerpiece of the show. The first season introduces Beth, the love interest of Marc, an earnest strong sociopoloitical activist, as well as a strong female character in general. However, Beth is more interested in pragmatism than seemingly pontificative intellectualization of everything, this is an overt foil of Marc and a staunch juxtaposition of their disparate mindsets. Then there is Sarah, Beth's best friend, mostly vapid, and a pointed foil to Beth, as well as the only vacuous character of the first season.
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You have U+2019 'RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK' in "But, he’s not stupid". As described above by DavidAH_Ca, word processors (and various other programs) will often insert one of those in that context when you type an apostrophe. Unfortunately, these are not easy to find by eye.

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