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Oaxaca, Mexico - NY screenwriter Timothy M. Benson's feature animation screenplay, "HOOKED," a family-fun, fishing-themed adventure has been honored as a FINALIST in the "Best Family" and "Best Original Concept" categories at the '16 Oaxaca Film Festival.
"HOOKED" has exploded across the 2016 global film festival circuit this summer winning over twenty writing awards, including numerous Best Feature Screenplay honors.
"HOOKED's" high-concept is driven by a 10 year old boy's quest for a legendary fish vs. a villainous fishing captain's thirst for fame and fortune.
Alex Cope and Will Zech's half-hour pilot Creepypasta (submitted under working title 'Tapes') has won first place in the 1/2 Hour TV Pilot category of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. The script previously won Best Scripted Digital Series in the 2015 Austin Film Festival.
Creepypasta is about an eccentric teen girl who enlists the help of the boy next door to research strange local incidents tied to internet urban legends called "creepypasta" in an effort to solve her uncle's mysterious disappearance. Together they face incidents of the supernatural in the internet age, from malevolent chatbots to possessed memes, all while grappling with a more timeless challenge: growing up.
Reader Comment from Austin Film Festival: "This needs to be a produced show, like now."
Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay, LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR, (a psychological thriller), was recently purchased by an up and coming Director, Aranan Perinpanathan, of London, UK. Rachel was approached directly by Aranan after he read her ISA profile.
KILLING WINSTON JONES starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, and Danny Glover is coming to a theater near you!
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A graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Ted Humphrey spent two years as a litigator in a Washington D.C. law firm before migrating to the entertainment industry, where he has worked extensively as a writer and producer in both film and television.
Among his film scripts are sci-fi thriller “DUST” for Warner Brothers and director Jan De Bont; “THE ROOK,” a crime thriller for Alcon Entertainment; “TOP OF THE WORLD,” a drama for Hyde Park Entertainment and Mandeville Pictures; horror thriller “VIRAL” for MGM; “AZTEC,” an action adventure epic for Montecito Pictures and Dreamworks, and “215,” for HBO Original Films. His script “THE CODE” was made into a 2008 feature film starring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas.
He began his television career with the critically acclaimed CBS drama “NOW AND AGAIN,” and continued as a writer and producer on shows such as the ABC drama “THE NINE” and CBS dramas “SHARK” and “THE UNIT.” He has also written numerous television pilots, including the ABC drama “PARADISE” and the FX drama “CROOKED RIVER,” and recently developed a British version of “CROOKED RIVER” for the BBC in conjunction with Scott Free Entertainment. Ted is currently a Executive Producer and writer of the CBS drama “THE GOOD WIFE,” starring Juliana Margulies, and is developing a new pilot with Paramount/CBS.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
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