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Don Thompson

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KALTENHOUSE Wins Top Prize At New York Film Awards

Tricia Lee

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GOOD CHANCE on 2020 Black List!

Ted Campbell

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Ted Campbell Wraps A DANGEROUS DEFENSE for MarVista Entertainment

Dale Winton

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POSITIVE LEE Off To A Very Positive Awards Start.

Rodolfo Alvarado

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10 Award Wins

THE VOICE OF SANTA ANITA: THE LIMITED SERIES --Optioned

Johnny Gilligan

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32 Award Wins

ISA Top 25 2021 Writer with Two Sci-Fi Pilots In Big Breaks 2020 Top 10

Matthew Papadopoulos

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90 Award Wins

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

Christopher DeWan

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7 Award Wins

WUNDERLAND optioned by Omnifilm Entertainment

Stéphanie Joalland

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6 Award Wins

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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ISA Development Slate 2021

John Hartfield

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1 Award Win

CONTINGENCY in development

John Young

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4 Award Wins

SCARLET SEAS - Semi-Finalist Pitch Now Season 3 Contest

Amy Amani

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12 Award Wins

WHEN IN ROME receives some love

Christopher DeWan

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7 Award Wins

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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13 Award Wins

EBO, a Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Short Semifinalist

Kim Hornsby

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22 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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3 Award Wins

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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32 Award Wins

Beverly Hills Film Festival selects ROSES IN THE WATER

Justin Hayward

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20 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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13 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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4 Award Wins

Stowe Story Labs - quarterfinalist

Jason Todd

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8 Award Wins

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

Ted Campbell

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28 Award Wins

Ted Campbell wraps KILLER PROFILE for MarVista Entertainment

Daniel Woburn

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THE MIST AMONG THE TREES, Optioned by My Precious Pictures

Audrey Webb

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8 Award Wins

LGBTQ Mystery Makes Top 10 List

Peter Arneson

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1 Award Win

Nicholl Semifinalist script independently produced

Chris Pittas

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11 Award Wins

ISA Fast-track leads to a spot on Development Slate

LaDarrion Williams

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ISA Development Slate Invitation and DREAMERS Pitched to Amazon Studios

LaDarrion Williams

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Sundance Playwriting Intensive

Annika Pampel

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Signed with Paradigm

Annika Pampel

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ODIUM optioned

Jason Todd

ISA Dev Slate

8 Award Wins

ANTILLIA Advances to Semifinals of ScreenCraft Public Domain Competition

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