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Birgit Syran Myaard's dramatic thriller was a finalist in the 2012 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. The CWA reader wrote:
"This is an extremely strong story that effectively portrays the post 9/11 world from the unique perspective of a Muslim family. The familiar tragedy that befalls Ariana and her sister makes these characters instantly relatable. The story tastefully dealt with difficult and contemporary issues in a way which felt authentic. This is definitely a movie that makes you think. Beyond this, the story has a lot of action, suspense, and is thoroughly entertaining. This is a fantastic screenplay: original idea, interesting characters, and a gripping story with a great theme. Nice job!"
"In this story, 9/11 is handled so tastefully that this could be the perfect movie to begin exploring September 11th and all the after math. I expect this screenplay to do well, both in this contest and beyond."
In the second year of Tracking Board's Launch Pad competion, ISA member Frank Longo was recently announced as the sole winner with his family comedy, COOTIES. Tracking Board is quickly becoming the top resource in the industry for screenwriters, and their Launch Pad competition is quite literally launching careers of many writers.
In the first week after the announcement of the Top 25, Tracking Board not only saw several writers immediatly get snatched up for representation, but one writer in particular sold a script for mid-six figures to Paramount. Frank Longo will be close behind in finding a home for COOTIES.