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WAY OF THE SWORD announced as semi-finalist by Table Read My Screenplay

WAY OF THE SWORD has been chosen as a Semi-Finalist by the Austin Film Festival's "Table Read by Screenplay" competition. The finalists will be announced on September 19th.
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I'M NOT GOING TO HURT YOU makes it to the final round at LSFF

Cati Gonzalez's short script makes it to the final round as one of the top 16 finalist at this years Lonely Seal Film Festival in Boston. 
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Ted Campbell's suspense thriller HARM'S WAY 2nd Rounder Austin Film Fest

Ted Campbell's suspense thriller HARM'S WAY has has been named a 2nd Rounder in the Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition. This is the second time Ted has been named a 2nd Rounder at AFF. In 2017, Ted's heist thriller UNDERGROUND was named a 2nd Rounder. UNDERGROUND is being produced produced by Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International and Kieran Corrigan of Merlin Films.
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Shopping agreement Signed

Signed a shopping agreement after being selected to move forward for a writing gig posted on the ISA website. Currently awaiting word on future plans for the script from the ISA.
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RAISED one of Ten Top Finalist at 2019 Oaxaca Film Fest

Michael Gonzalez's feature script RAISED advances to the Top 10 list of Finalists for "Best Urban" and is also in competition for the main award of "Best Overall Script" at the 2019 Oaxaca Film Festival's Global Script Challenge in October.
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Steven Prowse's THE NIGHT WITCHES Notches Up 30th Win

THE NIGHT WITCHES (WW2 true action story about all female fighter pilots) has been awarded Best Screenplay at the Moondance International Film Festival. The screenplay has Heidi Jo Markel (ANGEL HAS FALLEN) attached as executive producer.
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'RAISED' selected to the 2019 IPRHFF in NYC.

Michael Gonzalez's feature screenplay 'Raised' is officially selected to compete at the 9th Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival Screenplay Contest in New York City. The event will take place in the month of November. 
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'RAISED' makes it to the next round at YSP!

Michael Gonzalez's feature screenplay 'Raised' makes it to the next round from "Quarter-Finalist" to "Semi-Finalist" at the 2019 Your Script Produced Screenplay Competition.
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Eclectic pictures: Script reading internship

Officially completed the script reader for Eclectic pictures. During the internship, I provided coverage for an Oscar winning screenwriter, as well as other produced and staffed writers. Described in final evaluation as " among the best readers we've had the pleasure, and good fortune to work with." - Development executive, John Yarincik.
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PALISADES advances again.

Palisades Nevada, Richard Alvarez’ multi-cultural western based on an unlikely but true tale of the old west, has advanced to finalist status in two more screenwriting contests. Screen Craft’s PUBLIC DOMAIN Screenplay Contest and The Wild Bunch Western Film and Screenplay Competition have both advanced the script into their finals with winners to be announced later in September and October.
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Christmas Movie SOLD

Author and Screenwriter, Kim Hornsby, sold her Christmas Romance screenplay, CHRISTMAS AT SNOWFLAKE LODGE to Crazy Legs Productions with filming to begin this winter in Atlanta.

A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES a Finalist in 2019 Oaxaca Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma's gritty coming-of-age short drama, A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES, is a finalist in the 2019 Oaxaca Film Fest. The script is competing in the "Best Legacy" and "Best Overall Script" categories. This is the script's 10th award/honor and LaPoma's 161st overall.
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Jenna St. John selected for Coverfly's Pitch Week

Jenna is one of 20 writers selected to participate in Coverfly's Fall 2019 pitch week. Coverfly will personally select specific agents, managers, and production companies for Jenna to pitch.

The Home - ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition

Jason's geriatric horror feature THE CAREGIVER has moved to the next round in ScreenCraft's Horror Screenplay Competition.
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Real-life serial killer script wins Cindependent Film Festival Best Feature

Joshua Keller Katz's screenplay NO ANGEL, about a real-life serial killer from his hometown of Cincinnati has won the award for Best Feature Screenplay in this year's Cindependent Film Festival.
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BAD WATER wins Honorable Mention: Feature Screenplay award

BAD WATER, the second screenplay by Jacob D Wehrman, has won the Honorable Mention: Feature Screenplay award from the Festigious International Film Festival Los Angeles. "Excellent writing! Blair's character is fascinating, and her story is full of plot twists, complications and dramatic scenes and thrilling moments. The pacing and structure are simply great - it's easy to read, and intriguing throughout." - The Festigious Team, September 2019.

MACY'S GOES TO WAR short film out of post

Duncan Putney's MACY'S GOES TO WAR produced by Original Concept & Development Associates is out of post with editor Al Chin and is being submitted to festivals.
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Half-Hour Drama Wins Pilot Category of Drama Screenplay Awards

Shane was recently named the category winner in the Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards for her half-hour drama pilot, Cannabiz. This is an interesting success worth noting due to the fact that the half-hour drama format is still a very new, niche, not often used, format. Yet, Shane still pulled through with a win, beating all the other traditional hour-long drama screenplays submitted.
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Julia Skikavich wins bursary to attend Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Julia Skikavich received a bursary from Women in Film and Television - Toronto to attend the Toronto Screenwriting Conference in May 2019. The selection was made on the basis of a letter of intent and the submission of Julia's darkly funny drama SURVIVORS: B.S.. The TV pilot has been hailed for its women-centric approach in tackling intractable social issues. Julia was honoured to receive the bursary and spend the weekend with so many talented writers and producers. The screenwriting conference allowed Julia to continue to elevate her craft, attending master classes lead by Carlton Cuse, Ayanna Floyd Davis, Ben Watkins and Christopher Cantwell.
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SURVIVORS: B.S. scores in the top 25% of the Page Screenwriting Awards

Julia Skikavich's darkly funny drama, SURVIVORS: B.S. scored in the Top 25% of the entries received in the 2019 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. The script also one of only 5% of the entered scripts to receive a CONSIDER from its readers. Two separate judges read and rated the TV pilot, giving it an average score of 75, vaulting it into the company of upper quarter of the top-scoring scripts in the highly-regarded contest. SURVIVORS: B.S. has been hailed for its women-centric approach in tackling intractable social issues, centered around wholly relevant discussions tied to sexism, rape culture, the #MeToo movement, and the harsh realities of dealing with a serious medical issue and disability as a young, struggling professional.
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