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Jeff York was invited to Sundance as guest of honor for winning Grand Prize for his screenplay, THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB, for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival "Table Read My Screenplay" contest. His script was chosen over 1000+ entries. The Western script also won Best Action/Adventure category in the contest. It is already under consideration at 11 production companies because of the Sundance experience.
Last year, Jeff’s script, FIEND, won Best Thriller at Sundance. FIEND also was a top 10 finalist in the 2011 Script Pipeline screenwriting contest, as well as the 2012 Flatshoe screenwriting contest. Overall, the six feature film scripts he’s written have been finalists in 16 contests and counting. He's been writing since 2009.
His first script, INCURABLE, a character-driven horror tale, received Script magazine's only recommend rating out of over 1000 spec scripts they reviewed in 2009. Jeff’s romantic dramedy, THE LOVE SEAT, was picked as one of the four best spec scripts of 2011 by Script magazine as well. Both INCURABLE and his psychological thriller, THE CONFESSION OF LIZZIE BORDEN, were awarded the highest recommendation ratings by the CAA reader’s room in 2011.
Jeff has also written a play called SÉANCE, currently under consideration by a theatrical producer in New York. He also penned the treatment and pilot for a TV talk show aimed at children called HISTORY/HERSTORY, requested by The Jim Henson Company for consideration.
Living in Chicago, Jeff has worked as Creative Director at top advertising agencies. He also freelanced for the Chicago Tribune -- and he is currently one of the top film critics for the Chicago Examiner online --http://www.examiner.com/horror-movie-in-chicago/jeff-york
Jeff writes his own blog about the movie industry called The Establishing Shot, which is read by followers in 27 countries -http://www.theestablishingshot.blogspot.com
My screenplay CODE & CHEMISTRY (SF) was a Semi-finalist in the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting contest, among 129 out of 7,197 entries (1% best unproduced screenplays in the world according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in probably the biggest spec script contest in history to date). In an earlier year it was also a Semi-Finalist in the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project screenplay contest managed by Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg's Amblin' Entertainment.
My screenplay FANG HUNTERS (Horror satire) has been a Finalist in the AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.
My screenplay HARMLESS (True crime court drama) has been a Quarter-finalist in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest.
"A Society of Martlets" is a spec for BBC One's Sherlock and was rated strongly with the following comments:
"Overall, the writer has done a wonderful job of capturing the basic Sherlock style . . . We feel like we are watching Sherlock."
On December 8th, 2012, Screenwriter Stephen J. Jacobs won the "Best Feature Screenplay" Award, at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, for his full-length motion picture Sci-Fi script "CONTACT PRIME".
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