Over the past nine years, the PAGE Awards competition has earned a reputation for discovering and promoting some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Since receiving their Awards, many of our winning writers are now building careers in the industry:
- 86 PAGE Award Winners have optioned or sold their winning scripts
82 PAGE Award Winners have secured representation
69 PAGE Award Winners have landed screenwriting assignments
54 PAGE Award Winners have projects in production, on air, or in theaters
In addition, as a result of their placement in the PAGE Awards competition, dozens of our Finalists and Semi-Finalists have optioned their screenplays, been offered representation, and landed screenwriting assignments, as well.
So even if you don’t win a prize, just by entering the contest you may well win a career!
In the latest news…
- A few days after the 2012 PAGE Awards were announced, Gold Prize winner Graham Norris was signed by Joe Riley of Velocity Entertainment. Graham has also signed with UTA and is now developing a new series with a top network showrunner.
- Leena Juoperi’s 2012 Bronze Prize winning thriller DEATH IN A FLOWER BATH was optioned by director Julius Sevcik, and the project is now in active development with Axman Productions.
- After winning the 2011 PAGE Grand Prize, Pat White was signed by Brandy Rivers at The Gersh Agency and she is now developing the book version of her award-winning feature ESCAPE.
- 2011 Silver Prize winner Joe Webb was also signed by The Gersh Agency, and his PAGE Award-winning TV Drama Pilot ICON has been optioned by Sony, with John Amiel attached to direct and Deb Spera and Maria Grasso attached to executive produce.
- 2011 Bronze Prize winner Christian Ryden was signed by PAGE Judge Josh Goldenberg at Kaplan/Perrone, and his Award-winning thriller THE TENTH COMMANDMENT was picked up by Atlas Entertainment and producer Rick Suckle.
- The 2010 Gold Prize-winning feature MAGGIE, by John Scott III, is being produced by Inferno Entertainment, starring Paddy Considine and Cloe Moretz. Shortly after his PAGE win, John was signed by CAA, and he has since been hired to adapt Isaac Asimov’s THE CAVES OF STEEL for Twentieth Century Fox, Ted Williams’ OTHERLAND for Warner Bros., and Francesco Calabrese’s LOVELY MONSTER for Lionsgate.
- Steve Allrich’s 2010 Bronze Prize-winning thriller BAD KARMA was filmed on location in Australia, starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell, and his new feature THE TIMBER was filmed in Romania, produced by ANA Media and starring James Ransone. Steve is represented by PAGE Judge Eric Williams.
- PAPER TRAIL, by 2010 Gold Prize winners Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum has just been picked up by Sidney Kimmel, and Louis and Joe’s spec MINDPLAY recently sold to Echo Lake. Louis and Joe are repped by Zero Gravity Management.
- Trigger Street Productions and American Original Pictures are now on board to produce Alex Hollister’s 2009 Silver Prize-winning action script SHOTGUN CINDERELLA. Alex also recently landed an assignment to adapt a DC/Vertigo graphic novel for the screen. Alex is repped by PAGE Judge Jeff Belkin.
- Following his PAGE win, 2008 Gold Prize winner Simeon Goulden was signed by the Curtis Brown Agency in London, and he has since been working steadily writing for television. Simeon is the creator/writer of the hit sitcom SPY, which is now in its second season on SKY 1 HD in the U.K.
- 2008 Gold Prize winner Bill Dubuque has been working non-stop. His spec THE ACCOUNTANT is being produced by Silverwood Films; he did a book adaptation of THE BROTHERHOODS for Warner Bros.; he wrote THE JUDGE for Robert Downey, Jr.; and he is now working on a two picture blind deal for Team Downey and Warner Bros. Bill is represented by Zero Gravity and Paradigm.
- 2007 Gold Prize winner Marc Conklin was commissioned to write the new feature MEMORIAL DAY, which was filmed on location in Minnesota, starring James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett. The movie is being distributed by Image Entertainment.
- The 2007 Bronze Prize-winning drama DONOVAN’S ECHO, by Jim Cliffe and Melodie Krieger, was filmed on location in Vancouver, starring Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood. The movie is being distributed by Union Pictures.
- 2006 Silver Prize winner Sang Kyu Kim has been working steadily ever since his PAGE win: first as a staff writer on the Starz TV series CRASH, then as a story editor on the TNT series HAWTHORNE, and currently as a producer on the hit AMC series THE WALKING DEAD.
- 2005 Silver Prize winner Janet Lin was hired as a staff writer on the FOX TV series BONES shortly after her PAGE win, and she has now become a producer on the show. Janet is repped by The Gersh Agency.
- 2005 Bronze Prize winner Rob Frisbee was recently hired to write a remake of the classic Japanese film YOUTH OF THE BEAST for Lion Rock Productions and director John Woo. Rob is represented by Brian Spink at Realm Management.
- 2005 Silver Prize winner Adam Balsam wrote the new animated feature adaptation of the Roger S. Baum novel DOROTHY OF OZ. The movie is slated for release in 2013, voiced by an all-star cast that includes Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Bernadette Peters, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart.
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