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James Thomas' original indie fantasy SHEDDING will premiere at the 2019 Sidewalk Film Festival on Saturday Aug. 24th at 4:35pm. Tickets are now on sale.
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Jake Thomas' feature film SHEDDING will be a part of the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Festival on Sat. February 8th, 2020. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.newfilmmakersla.com.  This is the culmination of years of writing, directing, and editing his debut feature with a collaborative team of artists and actors, as well as a successful crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark.
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SHEDDING screened in sunny Sarasota, FL for the 22nd annual Sarasota Film Festival and the inaugural online digital festival. It was nominated for Best Film in the Independent Visions Award category.
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During the first ever company-wide Employee Film Showcase, Warner Bros. executives held a contest open to thousands of employees to submit their short film for a chance to be screened in the studio theater and receive mentorship from creative execs. After three rounds of judging, ONE ON ONE was selected as a Top Five finalist. The film screened on the studio lot on Nov. 28th, 2019. After its jubilant reception, writer-director Jake Thomas was invited by DC Comics publishers to visit their Burbank offices, thus completing a life-long dream for the filmmaker.
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Steven Cross' screenplay FINAL JUMP has been optioned by independent producer from the New York and is now looking for financing.
A character driven supspense thriller, THE REDEMPTION OF FRANK MALONE advanced to Top 25 in Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood. Mary is currently working on a feature length version. Here's the logline: Haunted by a bloody past, mob enforcer Frank Malone gets one last shot at redemption as he matches wits with a psychopathic teenager planning a massacre at his daughter’s school.
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Intense character driven thriller, GONE, written by brother and sister team, Mary Goldman and Tim House, makes finals in the Barnstorm Festival Screenplay competition. Here's the logline: A teenage farm boy flees the family farm after suffering abuse from his alcoholic father.
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A character driven supspense thriller, THE REDEMPTION OF FRANK MALONE advanced to finals in the Live Read/LA short screenplay competition. Mary is currently working on a feature length version. Here's the logline: Haunted by a bloody past, mob enforcer Frank Malone gets one last shot at redemption as he matches wits with a psychopathic teenager planning a massacre at his daughter’s school.
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Mary Goldman's short, GLORIA STEINBERG, has been optioned by the New York Conservatory of Drama. Slated to be produced in the summer of 2020, it will be produced by a professional crew and will feature the Conservatory's acting students. Here's the logline; A beauty pageant contestant explains her muslim-convert sister’s choice of wearing hijab to a fellow contestant.
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Jodi was a runner up in the Burning Love Screen Play Contest.
Sofia Meetings, the industry platform of the Sofia International Film Festival has selected 38 projects to be pitched, presented and discussed at the event. Stéphanie Joalland's Ice was one of six projects selected as part of the Second Film section of the event. 
Mike was honored to be hired to adapt the Novel HUNGER SOUP by Dr. Erika Karres to a feature film. A touching true-story based on the life of the author during WWII. The script is currently available and being shopped.
Mike is excited to have been hired through ISA to write this feature based on a story about a graduating high-school tech whiz from San Francisco. Mike was contacted directly after the reading of his script, DRAUGR RESURRECTION: LOSING HOPE. *Production is scheduled for Summer 2020. *Response to COVID-19 may interrupt production schedule.
Written by sister and brother writing team, Mary Goldman and Tim House, UNHOLY TOLEDO is a period crime drama inspired by their grandfather's life as a slot machine runner during Prohibition Era Toledo, Ohio. Here's the logline: When a couple of runaway farm boys start running slots in Prohibition-era Toledo the ruthless Purple Gang moves in, kidnapping one of their wives, setting up a high stakes game of life and death.
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From an original pool of 1700+ writers, Rowan took 14th place in NYC Midnight's 2019 Screenwriting Challenge. Three rounds, three new scripts: MOSS, a horror, MIYAMOTO, a historical fiction, and SPAZ, a fantasy.
On the 24th of April 2020 Coverfly hosted a performance of THE LAST MOON as part of their Virtual Live Read series in partnership with the Storytellers Conservatory in LA.
CONDEMMED wins the Best Crime Feature Screenplay for Tara Hall.
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Robert Rossetti's action comedy THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND has recently placed as a 2020 Quarterfinalist in the Stage 32 Comedy Contest! This is the first placement for THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND but in total 7th placement for Rossetti who has received 6 contest placements for his script, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMY LYNCH and has now done it again placing with another script! Rossetti is an NYU Alum and former stand up comic looking for a manager!
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Make it 6 total Finalist Placements for THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMY LYNCH perhaps the greatest comedy the World has yet to know...Robert Rossetti, NYU Film Alum & former Stand Up Comic has done it again! Rossetti is a prolific comedy writer working hard to get management & he has also placed in the Stage 32 Comedy Contest with another script, THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND!
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