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Don Thompson

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Tricia Lee

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GOOD CHANCE on 2020 Black List!

Ted Campbell

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Dale Winton

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THE REAL THING - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (2020)

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WUNDERLAND optioned by Omnifilm Entertainment

Stéphanie Joalland

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Visit Films boards ICE

Anthony Pittore

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Accepted into the Writers Guild Foundation's Veterans Writing Project

Kim Hornsby

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CHAT - On RED LIST

Johnny Gilligan

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#1 On THE RED LIST - Johnny Gilligan's TV Pilot REVELATIONS

Danielle Nicki

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T. Siena

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Larry Coleman

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EBO Advances in the Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Competition

Rain Story

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THE PECULIAR PREDICAMENTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER RATS Published Book

Rae Jones

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John Hartfield

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CONTINGENCY in development

John Young

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SCARLET SEAS - Semi-Finalist Pitch Now Season 3 Contest

Amy Amani

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WHEN IN ROME receives some love

Christopher DeWan

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF KAIJU Optioned

Greg Fortier

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10 Award Wins

Feature screenplay optioned by Marginal Mediaworks

Johnny Gilligan

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32 Award Wins

REVELATIONS by Johnny Gilligan Takes 2nd Place at 2021 Cinestory

Larry Coleman

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12 Award Wins

EBO, a Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Short Semifinalist

Kim Hornsby

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21 Award Wins

Short Script Makes the Top Ten

Sam Peters

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FROM THE DARKEST SKIES Optioned

Gregory Houghton

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9 Award Wins

Signed with Kathy Muraviov of the The Muraviov Company

Chris Mul

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27 Award Wins

Final Draft Big Break Winner - FASTER THAN HORSES

John Mawson

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Audio Movie starring Brian Cox and John Malkovich in Post Production

Holly Holstein

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8 Award Wins

Quarter-Finalist - WeScreenplay Feature Contest

La'Chris Jordan

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28 Award Wins

Beverly Hills Film Festival selects ROSES IN THE WATER

Justin Hayward

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19 Award Wins

12 HOURS 2 STEAL wins at UK Motion Picture Festival

Gregory Houghton

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9 Award Wins

JUST IN! The Epiphany of Faye Optioned

Veronica Tabares

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13 Award Wins

MINERVA CLAUS named Quarterfinalist

Larry Coleman

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12 Award Wins

EBO advances in the SWN Screenplay Competition:

Harker Jones

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8 Award Wins

COLE & COLETTE accepted to the Horror Movie Awards Film Festival

Rachel McClard

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1 Award Win

Stowe Story Labs - quarterfinalist

Jason Todd

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7 Award Wins

ANTILLIA: CONQUEST GOLD Advances to Finals of Table Read My Screenplay 2021

Ted Campbell

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Ted Campbell wraps KILLER PROFILE for MarVista Entertainment

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James Napoli • March 26, 2021

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