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Of 7,251 entries Magnus the Magnificent was a Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist (top 136), 2013.
In October, 2013, German screenwriter/producer Mike Fuhrmann,posted in the ScreenwritingU Alumni website. Mike and his sister, a wheelchair-user who is active in the German disabled community, had an idea for a disabled heist movie, and Mike was looking for a collaborator who could write comedy.
Texas-based screenwriter/playwright Don Fried, a dual US/UK national who speaks German, responded. Don screenplays, most of them comedies, had advanced in 15 screenwriting competitions, and he was currently negotiating an option for his comic screenplay, Senior Moments.
With days, Mike and Don had reached agreement, and come up with the concept ofThisAbility.
Using marathon Skype-based brainstorming sessions (Mike and Don still have never met in person) the first draft was completed in 2 months. In April, ThisAbility took second place in Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition. 4 companies -- 2 in the U.S. and 2 in Germany -- are already interested in the screenplay.
Danturu The Lost Birds written by Lorena Escalante has been awarded Best Screenplay in the Animation/Fantasy genre category in the 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Contest.
"There's a very creative concept here, one that serves as both an epic story for a movie, as well as potentially a good parable for letting go and moving on." Script Pipeline Contest Feedback