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The Culture & Diversity Film Festival awarded La'Chris Jordan the top honor of Best California Filmmaker for her short film JANUARY 14TH. The 2020 festival which was held virtually this year on October 2-4, 2020. The Culture & Diversity Film Festival rejoices in the many colors of our lives and our world by showcasing a diverse selection of films from around the globe. From the Filmmaker Meet & Greet to Interviews, Q&A Sessions, and Awards Ceremony, they honor the filmmakers and foster a sense of community and camaraderie among those who create and appreciate the artistic expression of our diverse human lives on film.
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Excerpts from THE FAMILY JEWELS were featured on the third episode of "The Thing," a scene-specific study for actors, writers and directors, hosted by Phil Ogden, directed by Gillian Fritzche, and featuring a wonderful cast of actors. 
Carl Huebner's feature film screenplay JUST JANE has been chosen as an official selection in the Sherman Oaks Film Festival. It will be featured along with 14 other screenplays during the event in November. 
Jan Tiley's script JUSTIFIED won first-place at the 52 Weeks Film Festival, first-place at Best Script Awards, and is an official selection at the 2020 Feminist Voice Writers Festival.
Jan Tiley's script THE CREATURE was optioned and is now in pre-production. It was an official selection at the Feminist Voice Writers Festival, October 2020.
Post-apocalyptic hour pilot script, ONE MORE DAY won this year's Space and Time Film Festival for best short screenplay, following up her win for best screenplay at the 2019 Sherman Oaks Film Festival and her Semi-Finalist spot with the 2020 Creative Screenwriting: Unique Voices contest. The radio play version of the script, with over 42,000 listens, can be heard on YouTube.
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Road picture comedy feature screenplay -- 'WHERE THE MEN ARE' -- written by Wendy Jean Wilkins, continues to be awarded FINALIST spots for script competitions, the latest being the Sherman Oaks Film Festival and the Mystic Film Festival -- its 25th and 26th placement. 'WHERE THE MEN ARE' has won Best Comedy Script with Creative Screenwriting: Unique Voices, Best Comedy Screenplay with the Creative World Awards, 3rd place in the Comedy Screenplay Competition as well as a Top-10 Runner-Up spot with Scriptapalooza.
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'COOZE', a half-hour dramedy original pilot script written by Wendy Jean Wilkins, has its latest script competition placement as a 2nd Rounder for this year's AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL-- its eighth, including Finalist spots with the Creative World Awards, Series Fest and Austin Comedy Film Festival as well as Semi-Finalist spots with the Creative Screenwriting: Unique Voices Awards and the Stage 32 TV Writing Contest.
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Machiavellian sci-fi thriller, WAR BANK, is among the ScreenCraft TV Pilot Contest quarter finalists.
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Boyd's feature Western screenplay Mescalero finishes as a Top 14 Finalist with Humanitas New Voices, takes 2nd place at Byron Bay International Film Festival, and remains a current Top 50 screenplay with Roadmap's 2020 JumpStart Competition.
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Congratulations to Elena Perez, one of the two PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Fellows to the 2020 October Narrative Lab. Elena is an LA-based screenwriter, published novelist, and poet who gravitates toward dark, heartfelt and trippy, high concept stories. The PAGE judges had this to say about Elena’s show: "UNDERTOW explores beyond the typical confines of the sci-fi genre with fresh eyes. We’re thrilled that Elena has the chance to join the Stowe team!" We thank everyone at PAGE for their continued support
Teenage lovebirds have the power to start a revolution. The concept for Matthew Sadowski's WILD GEESE was inspired when a friend of his came out as trans and started transitioning. “It’s just how I was programmed" was her response to the people who were uncomfortable. This metaphor resounded in him and its symbolic connection to computers and technology made an indelible impression. His friend also happens to be a gifted writer and now the two of them are developing it with CBC Gem, working on the bible as we speak. 
Producer James Smith is now out with BLOOD SUGAR He will be looking to secure financing, attach talent, and produce the film.
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Mike is thrilled to have been tapped by Brooksvision to re-write the thriller, DEAD MAN'S BRIDGE a story about mysterious and dark murders in a D.C. suburb. While there is no production date, due to COVID, James Woods is rumored to be considering a role.
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After completing a re-write assignment for Brooksvision, Mike was hired to write the feature planned for a Spring 2021 production. The story is one of redemption in modern times. Mike is excited to begin and is glad to be part of the team for a second time. 
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David Law successfully published his novel titled INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY with Xlibris Publishing Co. in March, 2019. This is the novel version of his screenplay (under the same title). The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and is averaging 4.8/5.0 on Amazon reviews. This writing is dedicated to his former Spanish wife, who died of lung cancer in 2018. it's the story of a young Navy photographer's mate who comes of age while stationed in Rota, Spain, falling in love with the the culture of the country, and, a beautiful local senorita.
Eric Stumpf's script THERE WERE PEOPLE ON SUNDAY finished as a quarterfinalist in the 2020 American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest.
Caitlin McCarthy made the cover of Imagine Magazine. The cover story focuses on Caitlin's award-winning screenplay WONDER DRUG moving ahead with Rhino Films and producer Stephen Nemeth.
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MALICK wins 2nd runner up in the Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenwriting competition 2020. The same script reached the finals of the Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman sponsored Writers Lab (NYC).
John Radtke pitched his screenplay A SHOT THROUGH THE HEART to Nicholas Callari from Artists First. After receiving positive notes and feedback. He will be sending his rewritten screenplay for future consideration to options at Artists First.
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