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Thank you to Select Service Films who now has the options on the screenplays based on my YA novels for: "One Frosty Christmas", "The Great Pumpkin Ride" and "A Filly Called Easter".
Thank you to Magic Elevator Productions who optioned the last screenplay based on the Holiday Series of novels: "Independence" which is based on the novel, "Two Independents".
'Picture Perfect', a 30 minute short film Peter Devonald co-wrote with Kevin Scrantz, has won a series of major awards and is having a wonderful festival run which includes Best Film 4th Peleponnesian Corinthian "Bridges" CINE@ART 2013, Best Short Film Cyprus International Film Festival 2013, Best Film: Mestre Film Festival - Venice Event Academy 2013 and Best Director award Kharkov Lilac Film Festival 2013.
This April it has its American premiere and is nominated for a Remi at the 47th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival's Best Short Film Award 2014. It is also nominated for the London Independent Film Festival's Best Short Film Award, also April 2014.
DARBY PETTY AND THE LOST TREASURE OF THE IVERNI took the top honor winning Best Screenplay at the 2013 Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta.
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Have you heard of Sharknado? What about Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus? Maybe you watch Z Nation on the SyFy Channel. I’m assuming you’ve heard of these shows, but most may not know the brain trust behind them. The Asylum is a Burbank-based production company that specializes in what they call “mockbusters” – stories that play off of big blockbuster movies that then play to a niche audience. Recently The Asylum has grown into more than just a niche audience-only company. Having been around for 17 years and produced over 300 films in that time (an incredible statistic, by the way), The Asylum is well on its way as a major player in this ever changing industry.
Micho Rutare is the development director and executive at The Asylum, and we had him on to discuss more than just the cult craze that Sharknado was and still is. He talked about the importance of character even within their mockbuster films, and even though there is a specific audience to which they tailor their product, the same story-specific ideals and elements play a big role in their project development. The advice Micho gives us writers and burgeoning filmmakers is hopefully enough to inspire you to keep moving forward with your creative endeavors – it certainly inspired me. With the ways this industry is constantly changing, there are so many opportunities for new writers and filmmakers, and the ISA hopes it can be a part of your ongoing process of creative evolution.
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