Where Talented New Screenwriters Get Discovered…


Could winning a screenwriting contest actually help launch your career?  The answer is “Yes!”  Over the past decade, 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, and since receiving their Awards many of our winning writers are now building highly successful careers in the industry:

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In addition, as a result of their placement in the PAGE Awards competition, dozens of our Finalists and Semi-Finalists have optioned their scripts, secured representation, and landed paid screenwriting assignments as well.  So, even if you don’t win a prize, just by entering the contest you may well win a career!

Take a look at a few of the films and TV shows written by our past winners:
 
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2015 Screenwriting Contest Winner Gareth Smith“I’m very pleased to report that I have signed an option agreement with Mitchell Peck of Peck Entertainment. We’re starting work on developing my script right away! This wouldn’t have happened without the PAGE Awards, so thank you for all your hard work and dedication to running such a well-organised and fun contest.”

Gareth Smith
Knoxville, Tennessee
2015 Grand Prize Winner

“My PAGE Award-winning short film Breathe was picked up by Film London/BFI and awarded production funding. The film has now been made and is ready to start its way round the film festival circuit. In addition, I have recently been asked to adapt a short story by Kevin Barry into a feature screenplay. It’s hurting my head at the minute but I’ll get there! I’m so happy to have come this far in the competition. It is really humbling.”

Theo James Krekis
London, England
2015 Silver Prize Winner

2015 Screenwriting Contest Winner Lauren Sweeney“Some scripts come more easily than others and this was not one of the cooperative ones. The fact the judges from PAGE responded to it positively has been both flattering and gratifying. Best of all, I have now been signed by one of your judges, who has been so supportive and enthusiastic that I’m downright antsy to start drafting a new script and embark on the next part of my career!”

Lauren Sweeney
Santa Monica, California
2015 Gold Prize Winner

“We are so thrilled that Mannish got the Gold this year. We have now optioned the script with one of your judges and are currently working on minor tweaks to get it out to agents in the hopes of gaining representation and eventually (big fingers crossed) selling it to a studio. We’re beyond thrilled with this development and so excited to take the next step in our screenwriting journeys! Thank you so much for all your hard work that helped make this happen! The competition has been a fantastic experience!!!”

Monica Byrnes & Toria Sheffield
Brooklyn, New York
2015 Gold Prize Winners

2015 Screenwriting Contest Winner Niall Queenan“THANK YOU for believing in my script and talking it up among industry professionals. Peter Katz has now offered to manage me and I’ve accepted! I’m completely blown away to be working with him. This kind of support and attention is a world away from what things were like for me prior to the announcement! It’s crazy, but crazy good!”

Niall Queenan
Dublin, Ireland
2015 Gold Prize Winner

“Exciting news! We are currently in pre-production for The Storyteller, and will be shooting next summer in Indianapolis. We have raised our funding and attached a great cast and crew, so we are very excited. We will keep you posted on the film’s progress as we get closer to production.”

Joe Crump & Rachel Noll
Indianapolis, Indiana
2015 Silver Prize Winners

Screenplay Contest Winner Brittany Lamoureux“I wanted to let you guys know that Andrew Kersey, a judge of yours, is now my literary manager. It’s been awesome working with him so far. He’s currently circulating my winning script to his connections and we’re also working on developing my next project. Very excited. I want to thank you for putting me touch with him. You guys rock!”

Brittany Lamoureux
Panama City, Florida
2015 Bronze Prize Winner

“We have had two managers express interest in Chasers, and we decided to sign with Joe Riley at Velocity Entertainment. Joe is a super cool dude and he is very passionate about our work. We will definitely keep you updated on any further developments on our projects. Thank you so much for running such a great contest!”

Jerome Kruin & Andrew M. Henderson
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2015 Silver Prize Winners

2015 Screenwriting Contest Winner Steven Canals“I’m still in shock over my win. Since the awards were announced I was sent out on several meetings scheduled by my management company, Epicenter, and I’m pleased to share that I have now accepted a Staff Writer position on the new Freeform horror series Dead of Summer! Thank you so much for your efforts throughout this process.”

Steven Canals
Los Angeles, California
2015 Bronze Prize Winner

“Since the PAGE announcement I’ve had a couple of literary managers get in touch and one has asked to see more work. In addition, an episode I wrote for a great little web series called Happy Now has just been released. It’s been great being part of the PAGE process this year!”

Sonya Desai
London, England
2015 Bronze Prize Winner

2015 Screenwriting Contest Winner Heather Faris“Within two months of winning gold for Ripple, I was hired by Perdomo Productions to do a script rewrite for one of their stories in development. This would not have happened without the PAGE Awards. I am deeply grateful to everyone affiliated with PAGE for your support, professionalism, and dedication. Thank you!”

Heather Faris
Watertown, Massachusetts
2015 Gold Prize Winner

“Everything has been amazing since the PAGE Awards. Your judge Lee Stobby of Lee Stobby Entertainment is now my manager! He has already gotten my script to some very high-profile people who are interested in the project, and has gotten me meetings with huge production companies and studios all over town. So I am beyond excited and thrilled and so thankful to the PAGE Awards!”

Michael Lee Barlin
Burbank, California
2015 Bronze Prize Winner

2015 Screenwriting Contest Winner Rob Rex“Good news… I was approached by one of the judges who read my script during the contest and he has now optioned it. I’m super stoked! We are working on the script ahead of shopping it around. Thanks for always being so enthusiastic about my submissions.”

Rob Rex
Culver City, California
2015 Silver Prize Winner

“It’s been a crazy couple of weeks of various industry folks reaching out. I just signed with Joe Riley at Velocity and couldn’t be happier. I’m so excited to begin this next phase of my career. Thank you so much to you and your team! You were incredibly professional and encouraging throughout this entire process, and I will be singing your praises – loudly and often – for many years to come.”

Nick Carr
Los Angeles, California
2015 Gold Prize Winner


2014 Screenwriting Contest Winner Matias Caruso“Winning the PAGE Awards competition has opened some very promising doors, getting me attention from several important industry people. A contest judge who really gets the material helped me develop the script to put it in top shape, and his production company is now on board to shop it around and hopefully find a home for it. Thank you so much for your help in getting my work noticed.”

Matias Caruso
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014 Grand Prize Winner

“A few months ago I watched with excitement as my script advanced through the rounds. I could barely dare hope to make it beyond the semi-finals, but then my script won Gold in the action/adventure category. Within days I had been contacted by a dozen managers and production companies, ultimately signing with Tony Zequeira at Super Vision. Now my script will soon be getting industry reads that could never have happened without PAGE. I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity!”

Robert Brody
Carmel, New York
2014 Gold Prize Winner

201t Screenwriting Contest Winner Shawn Boxe“Lots of good news since entering Bleach into the PAGE Awards. The biggest is that we shot the pilot and we are currently shopping it around. I also got signed to 3 Arts and Paradigm. And since winning the award, I have been contacted by three producers who are eager to work with me on future projects. Thanks so much!!”

Shawn Boxe
Los Angeles, California
2013 Silver Prize Winner

“This whole process has been fantastic and something I’ll never forget. I optioned Above the Angelic to the UK-based production company Kindle Entertainment. We now have an actor attached and will be pitching to broadcasters this year. I am also in the middle of working out a deal to write a feature screenplay. Exciting times!”

Paul Bissett
Rivett, ACT, Australia
2014 Bronze Prize Winner

2014 Screenwriting Contest Winner Robert Klecha“My first film Social Suicide is shooting later this month, and it all came about from my PAGE 2013 finals placement and using my PAGE 2014 script as a sample. Many thanks!! I wouldn’t have had this opportunity if it wasn’t for my PAGE success both this and last year!”

Robert Klecha
London, England
2014 Bronze Prize Winner

“Can I tell you I am just SO appreciative of the way you are looking out for us PAGE winners! My screenplay Murder Me won the Gold Prize in the Comedy category this year and within two hours of the announcement I was contacted by three managers who were judges in the contest and had read and loved the script. This contest helps writers EVERYWHERE get connected to the people who can make things happen in Hollywood.”

David Luz
Framingham, Massachusetts
2014 Gold Prize Winner

2014 Screenplay Contest Winner Shannon Pestock“Picture Lab Entertainment has optioned my script The Dead House – pretty exciting! And I’ve gotten quite a few emails from producers, and have sent out four of my other scripts to various parties. So that’s been awesome. Busy busy busy writing and editing and rewriting… I haven’t come up for air since the announcement!”

Shannon Pestock
Kansas City, Kansas
2014 Bronze Prize Winner

“All I can say is my life has taken a monumental turn since winning the PAGE Award. The win has allowed me to get more visibility, and so far several agencies have requested the script. I’m very optimistic about what lies ahead, and very grateful to the PAGE Awards for going above and beyond and helping kick-start my writing career.”

Patrick Byrne
Honolulu, Hawaii
2014 Bronze Prize Winner

2014 Screenplay Contest Winner Jim Soscie“You just made a grown man cry. (I hope you’re proud of yourselves…) The plaque is already proudly displayed in my office and I have now officially optioned Skullduggery with Loesch Productions. Thanks again for everything. What a great experience!”

Jim Soscie
Glen Head, New York
2014 Gold Prize Winner

“I can’t tell you how proud I am to earn one of your awards. No industry screenwriting competition has the prestige and reputation of the PAGE Awards. It’s obvious that your primary goal is to promote strong writing and promising writers. This alone makes you stand out from all the other competitions. Many thanks for the great work you do for us writers.”

Jeff Thomas
Richmond, Virginia
2014 Silver Prize Winner

2014 Screenwriting Contest Winner Tracey Bradley“I have had script requests from a number of managers, production companies and directors in the past few weeks and hopefully I will find a good fit. I’ve also had several requests for the new script I’m working on based on my PAGE win. It’s been such a fantastic experience and I am eternally grateful for all of your hard work. I’m sure I’ll continue to feel the effects for years to come.”

Tracey Bradley
Strafford, Missouri
2014 Gold Prize Winner

“Things are going well with my script Damage Control. I just signed an option with your judge Nate Adams, and I’m also in talks with a manager re representation. Nate is a great guy to deal with. They’re taking the script to talent this week. I’ll keep you posted as things progress!”

Samuel Bartlett
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2014 Gold Prize Winner

2014 Screenwriting Contest Winner Carlos Soto“First and above all, thank you. Not just for selecting me as one of this year’s winners, but for running a terrific competition. You are professionals through and through. With regards to the award itself, gratitude is not enough, but I’ll start there… I have already been approached by five producers and three management companies. So consider this just the first of (hopefully) many updates.”

Carlos Soto
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2014 Bronze Prize Winner

“I got my prize package today – many thanks to you at PAGE for all the goodies! But most of all, thank you for all the support and the dose of sunshine it brings. Days when it seems like a stupid idea to be a writer, I can just look up at my shiny silver certificate and smile.”

Bev Atkinson
Delta, BC, Canada
2014 Silver Prize Winner


2013 Screenwriting Contest Winner Brooke Eikmeier“I’m currently working on a book adaptation for Ellen Pompeo’s company, Calamity Jane, doing rewrites on a feature with Dylan Clark, and writing the next five episodes of my television pilot, which was sold to ABC Family. I’ve had a lot of meetings and have a few other projects coming down the pike, as well, so I am very, very busy. Thank you so much for your help and hard work! Over the moon!”

Brooke Roberts Eikmeier
Fountain, Colorado
2013 Grand Prize Winner

“Placing in the PAGE Awards is really opening doors. People look at me differently after I tell them I won. They ask to read my work instead of me having to beg, and that feels pretty freakin’ awesome! Best of all, thanks to PAGE, I have just signed with Circle of Confusion. I could not be more excited to begin working with such a reputable company and managers that I truly vibe with. I’m ecstatic to be taking this next step towards becoming a full time working writer!”

Sage Mears
Los Angeles, California
2013 Silver Prize Winner

2013 Screenwriting Contest Winner Chris Molinaro“Shortly after the 2013 Awards were announced, I was signed by PAGE Judge Jeff Belkin of Zero Gravity Management, and he is now sending my script out to producers and agents. The reaction has been great so far and I’ve had about a dozen meetings on my script that have all gone really well. Thanks again for everything! None of this would have happened without PAGE.”

Chris Molinaro
Nutley, New Jersey
2013 Gold Prize Winner

“As a result of my contest win, I received script requests from a number of managers and producers, and I’m pleased to tell you that I’m now working with Chris Cook and Carrie Isgett at Madhouse Entertainment. I’m very excited to have such a great company in my corner. I’m a veteran of the PAGE Awards, and I’ve had a wonderful experience every time. Your communication is personable and encouraging and the judges feedback is so helpful. Your contest has been invaluable in helping me get to the next level as a writer.”

Kathryn Wood
West Hollywood, California
2013 Bronze Prize Winner

2013 Screenwriting Contest Winner Scott Parisien“I have to say that this is the best contest I have placed in or won. The reaction to the press release was huge. I had 21 requests and 3 offers of option. My manager did some work and we have accepted the offer from Loesch Productions, with Darin Scott attached to direct. The script would not be where it is if not for you and your contest. Thank you!”

Scott Parisien
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2013 Bronze Prize Winner

“I’m so happy to inform you that thanks to the exposure provided by the PAGE Awards I have just signed with Lee Stobby of Silent R Management. I hope this is the first step in a long career that I will owe in no small part to your wonderful competition. Thank you for all that you do.”

Daniel Miska
Flushing, New York
2013 Bronze Prize Winner

2013 Screenwriting Contest Winner Rebekah Reaves“It’s official! I signed the contract optioning The Morning After to producer Eric Fischer today. Director Andy Cadiff is attached to the project, and I currently am collaborating with him on revisions for the script. I am beyond excited and so thankful for the doors the PAGE Awards has opened for me. Thank you for running a remarkable contest that helped me get noticed.”

Rebekah Reaves
Houston, Texas
2013 Silver Prize Winner

“I’ve been getting a bunch of interesting emails and requests for the script. Best of all, after a meeting at a very cool management/production company, a manager offered to work with me on a trial-basis to see if we work well together. This never would have happened without the PAGE Awards. I just wanted to thank you times a zillion and let you know that I am honored beyond belief to be a PAGE winner.”

Adam Grabinski
Los Angeles, California
2013 Gold Prize Winner

2013 Screenwriting Contest Winner Michael McCoy“When I received the notice that my script was one of the winners in the 2013 competition, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I knew this was big. The reputation of PAGE gets the attention of some of the biggest and best producers and agents in the business, and I’m happy to say that within a week of my PAGE win, I’ve been contacted by many of them, with some VERY exciting plans in the works!”

Michael McCoy
Santa Rosa, California
2013 Bronze Prize Winner

“I was thrilled that you chose to honor my script with a prize in this year’s contest. That was bold of you, and profoundly validating for me, so I am tremendously grateful. I have had about a dozen requests for my script following the winners announcement. But regardless of whether the script sells, I’ll be making every effort to capitalize on this victory as I work to launch my career, and I am certain the bragging rights alone will serve me well.”

David Seropian
San Francisco, California
2013 Bronze Prize Winner

2013 Screenwriting Contest Winner Melissa London Hilfers“I got the prize packet over the weekend and was delighted. The award is lovely – it’s definitely going up on the wall! And it will be hard for me to cash the check as it’s the first money I’ve ever received for pursuing my dream. Also, I have some news but can’t report it just yet. Suffice it to say I won’t be eligible to enter this year, but you can add one to the number of 2013 winners who have sold something. Thanks for running such a terrific contest!”

Melissa London Hilfers
New York, New York
2013 Bronze Prize Winner

“There’s a myriad of screenwriting competitions out there, but the PAGE Awards are different. Already, as the result of my win, I’ve met with a producer who showed interest and I have received over 20 read requests. Although I’m under no illusions about the many steps that lie on the road ahead, winning PAGE, and the connections I’ve made as a result, are a giant leap forward in my quest to turn pro.”

Patrick Mahon
Los Angeles, California
2013 Gold Prize Winner


2012 Screenwriting Contest Winner Tobin Addington“This has been amazing! I’ve heard from lots of people curious about the script and interested to read it, and I have now signed with Marti Blumenthal of Ampersand Management. It’s fantastic to have a contest that does more than just give you a certificate and pat you on the head, but helps set you up as best they can to take advantage of the exposure. I am very grateful.”

Tobin Addington
Brooklyn, New York
2012 Grand Prize Winner

“I wanted to let you know that off of Dive, my drama pilot that won the Gold Prize, and the efforts of Joe Riley, my manager whom I acquired through your contest, I’ve signed with UTA for literary representation. On top of that, while I can’t give too many details about it, I had my first studio pitch right before the holidays and it resulted in a sale to Warner Bros TV. That script’ll be my first paid professional gig, and the PAGE Awards played a key role in making this happen.”

Graham Norris
Santa Monica, California
2012 Gold Prize Winner

2012 Screenwriting Contest Winner Lyse Beck“I just signed with John Ferraro of Valleywood Entertainment, who I met through a recommendation from one of your judges. I couldn’t be happier. In fact, he’s negotiating my very first option for me now. I feel such gratitude for all you’ve taught me. I have learned so much from all your amazing judges and newsletters. Best of all, I love how personal and intimate you have managed to keep such a huge competition. I honestly don’t know how you do it. But you do. And it’s fantastic.”

Lyse Beck
Wellington, New Zealand
2012 Bronze Prize Winner

“After my PAGE win, Gail Mutrux from Pretty Pictures read my script and recommended it to director Julius Sevcik, who loved it. He optioned the screenplay and the project is now in development. Thank you again for the wonderful contest and the great work you’ve done for all these years. Achieving something like this has been my dream ever since I was a little girl and now you’ve made my dream come true. I will always be grateful for that.”

Leena Juoperi
Pirkanmaa, Finland
2012 Bronze Prize Winner

2011=2 Screenwriting Contest Winner Jonathan Wolf“I want to thank everyone at the PAGE Awards for all that you have done. My pilot Well Endowed is under an if-come deal with One-Two Punch Productions and Sony TV. Additionally, I signed with Paradigm, and have adapted my feature-length thriller Domain into a one-hour pilot, which is currently out to buyers, two of whom have already expressed an active interest. Again, thank you for creating and administering such a terrific screenwriting contest that has truly opened doors for me.”

Jonathan Wolf
Los Angeles, California
2012 Silver Prize Winner

“I was contacted by one of your judges and we’re currently developing a new project for the spec market. It is a phenomenal opportunity that I plan on embracing with every ounce of my creativity. I am indebted to you and PAGE, without question. Your professionalism, quality of care, and commitment are unequaled in the world of script contests.”

Jason Panaro
Mesa, Arizona
2012 Silver Prize Winner

2012 Screenwriting Contest Winner Reeshi Ray“Just wanted to let you know that I have been signed by Jeff Belkin of Zero Gravity Management. Jeff and I have been communicating ever since he read Coyote in the PAGE Awards. We made the partnership official this week. I’m very excited and I owe it all to the PAGE Awards.”

Reeshi Ray
New York, New York
2012 Silver Prize Winner

“Literary Manager Sammy Montana and I are meeting while I’m in LA next week, and it wouldn’t have happened without you and PAGE! The script is out to several producers who requested it and a couple others I was able to interest off my Silver Medal win. Placing in the 2012 contest was a game-changer for my career and I can’t thank you enough for putting on such a respected competition every year.”

Jonathan Miller
Oakland, California
2012 Silver Prize Winner

2012 Screenwriting Contest Winner Drew Mackintosh“I just signed with one of your judges, Joe Riley of Velocity Entertainment. Excited to see where this goes. Thanks for putting on a great contest, which led to this new chapter in my writing career.”

Drew Mackintosh
Westlake Village, California
2012 Gold Prize Winner

“You have certainly outdone yourselves… the certificate is awesome! I can’t imagine any other screenwriting contest awards staff going above and beyond in every way as you do! Thanks so much for making the entire experience so special and memorable.”

Sharlin Quest
Arden, North Carolina
2012 Gold Prize Winner

2012 Screenwriting Contest Winner Rebecca Handley“I am delighted with the feedback and really, really impressed with the rapid results and number of requests. I received 12 requests to view the script, one from a judge on the panel, the rest from literary agents and managers, and two production companies, plus a lot of hits on my script through your InkTip promotion. This is all so very exciting!”

Rebecca Handley
London, England
2012 Gold Prize Winner


2011 Screenwriting Contest Winner Pat White“I’m still flying on cloud nine! I received over 20 requests for my script following my PAGE win, and I have signed with Brandy Rivers at Magnet Management (now with The Gersh Agency). Brandy loved the script and had some fantastic suggestions to make it even better. Thanks again for all you do!”

Pat White
Sammamish, Washington
2011 Grand Prize Winner

“After talking with a handful of terrific managers, Josh Goldenberg at Kaplan/Perrone and I really clicked… So we’ve decided to work together. He’s now repping me! I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work, the championing of my script and the efforts of everybody at PAGE to get it out there! The validation of placing in such a prestigious contest was hard to describe.”

Christian Ryden
London, England
2011 Bronze Prize Winner

2011 Screenwriting Contest Winner David Luna“After winning the PAGE Award, I received over two dozen requests to read my script, and it’s helped me to build relationships with industry professionals I otherwise never would’ve met. I’ve been to a few networking events recently where I can literally see people’s attitudes change the instant I tell them about placing in PAGE, and more often than not they offer to read my work and/or pass it along. Additionally, John Will took a liking to my writing after requesting my winning script, and I am now developing a new sci-fi action/thriller with Torn Sky.”

David Luna
Culver City, California
2011 Gold Prize Winner

“Thanks for running such a well-organised competition and following through with the promised prizes. The most exciting thing that came indirectly from the award was that I emailed a director/producer I’ve worked with previously to tell him about it, and he replied to ask if I’d be interested in helping him with a script idea for a low-budget sci-fi/horror feature… Long story short, he’s getting story credit, I’m getting screenplay credit and we’re in pre-production for shooting it in March with a non-professional (but experienced and enthusiastic!) cast and crew. Huge fun, and my first produced feature credit!!”

Sue Morris
Lincoln, England
2011 Silver Prize Winner

2011 Screenwriting Contest Winner Magnus Aspli“I’ve got the contract and will now be represented by Kelly Marshall at SMART Talent in the U.K. My animation short has been read by producers at Dreamworks and Aardman, and we’re pushing it in front of several eyes at the moment. Thanks again for the wonderful competition! This is thrilling!”

Magnus Aspli
Tiller, Norway
2011 Gold Prize Winner

This Town has been optioned by Fox TV Studios, with Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, and Apostle Films attached as Executive Producers. I also just signed with PAGE Judge Sammy Montana. I couldn’t be happier! Your awards are really tops in my world! You seem to truly care about us writers.”

Laurelei Ballard
Charlotte, North Carolina
2011 Bronze Prize Winner

2011 Screenwriting Contest Winner Joe Webb“After my 2011 Page win, I signed with The Gersh Agency and my Silver Prize winning script Icon was optioned by Sony. Jon Amiel (Entrapment, The Core) is attached to direct and Deb Spera and Maria Grasso (Criminal Minds, Army Wives) are set to executive produce. In addition, my TV pilot Books was produced by Fremantle Media and just won the top drama prize at the 2012 New York Television Festival. Thanks for running such a great contest!”

Joe Webb
Los Angeles, California
2011 Silver Prize Winner

“My short film A Difference of 25 Cents was shot in London over summer, produced by Egoma Films, UK. And since winning at PAGE, No Cigarettes in Space! is now in negotiations to be shot next spring by a London prodco now based in L.A., with a hot new award-winning UK director! Both are aiming at the big festivals, so cross fingers!”

Sundae Jahant-Osborne
London, England
2011 Silver Prize Winner

2011 Screenwriting Contest Winner Will Jess“As a direct result from my Silver Prize win, my script Breaking Zero was requested by John Will of Torn Sky Entertainment. I have now been signed on by John to develop a feature project with Torn Sky. It’s an incredible opportunity for me, and it’s all due to the exposure from your contest and the accolades from your judges.”

Will Jess
Des Moines, Iowa
2011 Silver Prize Winner

“It’s been a busy and exciting new year for us. After the PAGE Awards, we were able to use the contest win and some personal connections to get some reads. Madhouse Entertainment is now managing us, and we’re working with them on our next project. Thanks so much for everything you do at the PAGE Awards.”

Daniel Frey & Russell Sommer
Los Angeles, California
2011 Gold Prize Winners

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner R. Scott Shields“The news just ran in Variety… I’ve been hired to write a high-concept sci-fi adventure for Hydraulx Entertainment (producers of Skyline). There are a lot of contests out there, but none are run better than PAGE. You guys rock!”

R. Scott Shields
Hermosa Beach, California
2010 Grand Prize Winner


“I am now a client of CAA, and I have you guys to thank for that. The “PAGE Award Winner” comment was what got them to read the script. This has been a fantastic journey thus far and I am very, VERY appreciative of your contest and everything you have done for me. It has truly catalyzed my career.”

John Scott III
Arlington, Massachusetts
2010 Gold Prize Winner

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner Louis Rosenberg“My short film Lab Rats was produced and directed by Sam Washington, who discovered the script through the PAGE Awards. And Joe Rosenbaum and I sold two projects – Paper Trail to Sidney Kimmel and Mindplay to Echo Lake. Paper Trail already has a director, is starting to cast, and is targeted for release in late 2012 or early 2013. And of course, other projects in process…”

Louis Rosenberg
Pismo Beach, California
2010 Gold Prize Winner

“We just signed an agreement with producer John Will and his company Torn Sky Entertainment to develop a half hour comedy for the upcoming pitch season. John read our Bronze Prize-winning script Des Moines Fever and wanted to partner with us to develop something new. We’re super excited and wanted to say thanks! He would have never read our script or known who we were had we not entered the contest.”

Andy Sipes & Matt Mariska
Los Angeles, California
2010 Bronze Prize Winners

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner Marjory Kaptanoglu“My Silver Prize-winning short script Dearly Departed was produced by So Rare Productions and made its world premiere at the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. I’m so grateful to PAGE for honoring the script with the Silver, for the timely distribution of the prizes I won, and for your ongoing support. You run a first-class operation.”

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Belmont, California
2010 Silver Prize Winner

“We just signed last week with Kathy Muraviov to represent our winning script. We would never have met Kathy if it hadn’t been for the PAGE Awards. We are so thankful. Hopefully we’ll all be celebrating a script sale very soon!”

Brian Sharp & Jared Ingram
Santa Barbara, California
2010 Gold Prize Winners

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner Tihemme Gagnon“Since the announcement, my dream director, a couple of reputable Canadian production houses, and one of the Canadian broadcasters reached out, all requesting to see the script. And I just signed off on a shopping deal with a company up here in Canada. Seriously, this Award is the most significant milestone in my career so far. Thank you!”

Tihemme Gagnon
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010 Gold Prize Winner

“I received the prize package at the end of November and chuckled at the symbolism of the pen that came along with it: “Pick this up and git back to writin’.” Since the Awards were announced, I’ve had several producers and agents ask to read my script, and one of them, Ann-Marie McHugh of Quincy Productions, has asked me to rewrite a script slated for production, which I’m doing at this very moment!”

Bruce Leaf
Boulder, Colorado
2010 Gold Prize Winner

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner Cody Yarbrough“I’m getting some real heat now, thanks in part to PAGE. I just inked an agreement with Birch Tree Entertainment to write a martial arts/fantasy feature with Ernie Reyes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Last Dragon), and I also landed a manager, Geoff Alexander of 6-17 Management, who connected with me after seeing the logline for Freefall in your announcement.”

Cody Yarbrough
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2010 Silver Prize Winner

“After winning the award, I received a lot of welcome attention for my script. I’m working with one of your judges to get it ready to pitch. We’ve really hit it off. She’s even offered to take meetings on my behalf, which is great for an overseas writer like me, being able to use her contacts and knowledge of the industry. And I’ve also got an agent who wants to sign me up if/when I can get myself to LA!”

Shane O’Neill
Melbourne, Australia
2010 Silver Prize Winner

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner Erin Donovan“I’m just over the moon and back again! Ding Dong Ditch was actually optioned this week. I keep pinching myself. I also met with one of your Judges, who was just wonderful. She’s reading some more of my screenplays. It’s all been a whirlwind, but very exciting. I can’t thank you guys enough!”

Erin Donovan
Santa Monica, California
2010 Bronze Prize Winner

“Great Scott! After winning the Gold Prize, my script was cited on Hollywood’s Blood List and I had several offers of representation. I have now signed with Jewerl Ross of Silent R Management.”

Jimmy Lui
Los Angeles, California
2010 Gold Prize Winner

2010 Screenwriting Contest Winner Amy Rich“Winning Gold in the PAGE Awards has really helped! So far I’ve been interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland, a couple of newspapers, and I’ve also got a producer and director interested in making the script – just waiting for the option agreement to get sorted. Am so glad I entered the comp. It’s been a real boost to my confidence and it’s also meant other people sit up and take notice.”

Amy Rich
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
2010 Gold Prize Winner

“The PAGE Award helped to impress the Arts Council of Northern Ireland who’ve just given me a grant to convert a feature script I wrote into a crime fiction novel. It also impressed the BBC and helped gain me access to a BBC TV writer’s scheme. The PAGE Awards are well known over here and have a high level of credibility and respect, so thank you for all your work making it such a great competition.”

Patrick Nash
Derry, Northern Ireland
2010 Bronze Prize Winner

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Mehul Desai“I’m doing a lot of multi-task juggling at the moment. I’m developing a new science fiction short film for the UK Film Council (no doubt thanks to the PAGE Award!) and I’m also polishing a number of feature scripts for contacts made via the Award. Thanks again for all your support!”

Mehul Desai
Leicester, England
2009 Grand Prize Winner

 

“We have signed Dazzle Land with PAGE Judge Mike Kuciak of Samurai MK. Gotta say, we’re flyin’. We truly wouldn’t be where we are without the PAGE Awards. Thank you so much for your interest and your time and your faith.”

Steve Schoen & James Loos
Portland, Oregon
2009 Bronze Prize Winners

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Phyllis Heltay“The new year is starting off great! I just found out that my feature comedy Miracleville received funding through Telefilm Canada. The producer, Rob Neilson of Etch Media, is aiming to shoot it this summer (fingers crossed)! I also have a short film called Hitman which is just wrapping production in L.A., so this might be the year I actually get to see something on the screen.”

Phyllis Heltay
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2009 Bronze Prize Winner

“After winning the prize I was interviewed for several newspapers and magazines, and even on BBC Radio, which was all very exciting. I also had a meeting with an agent in London who was very enthusiastic and wants me to build up my portfolio. Romance Class is now in development and is hopefully moving into pre-production in February.”

Michael Cumes
Edinburgh, Scotland
2009 Gold Prize Winner

 

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Robert Sudduth“Great news! I signed with Adesuwa McCalla at MetaMorphic Management. She loved Going to Gunn and really believes in its potential for getting produced. And because of the contest win, I’ve met with a handful of producers who I’m establishing relationships with. Of course I’ll keep you updated.”

Robert Sudduth
Los Angeles, California
2009 Gold Prize Winner

“Radar Pictures has attached themselves to produce and finance my PAGE Award-winning script Endangered. I have also been hired to adapt a graphic novel for producer Stephen L’Heureux of Solipsist Films. Thanks so much for putting on this contest and providing a forum for up-and-coming screenwriters to gain recognition and publicity.”

Mark Kratter
Los Angeles, California
2009 Silver Prize Winner

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Alex Hollister“Thanks to my PAGE win, I found representation with Jeff Belkin at Foremost Films. We’re currently polishing my 2009 PAGE Award-winning script Shotgun Cinderella, as well as my 2008 PAGE Semi-Finalist While Rome Burns. I’ve always been a fan of your contest and it seems fitting that it was you lot who ultimately gave me the foot-up to the first rung of a very long ladder.”

Alex Hollister
Bristol, England
2009 Silver Prize Winner

“I received the wonderful prize package. Thank you so much! I’m in the process of filming To Rest in Peace as my USC thesis project. (Here’s our website: www.restinpeacefilm.com) In fact, I’m in the edit suite with my editor right now, preparing for our trip to Kuwait to shoot b-roll. Looking forward to sending you the film!”

Fawaz Al-Matrouk
Los Angeles, California
2009 Silver Prize Winner


2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Sean Mick“I’ve just signed with Mark and Eric Williams of Zero Gravity Management. Mark and I are working together on both of my PAGE Award winning scripts, Silencer and Resurrection Run. I’ve also finished a draft of my short drama 10-50 Frank for independent filmmaker John Matysiak. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I know I haven’t felt this positive or this much energy about my writing in a long time.”

Sean Mick
Carson City, Nevada
2009 Bronze Prize Winner

“I owe the PAGE Awards a huge debt of gratitude! The Judges of the contest really are actual industry professionals and it got me loads of exposure. Two of the Judges have optioned my Gold Prize-winning script and have been shopping it around. I’ve also been signed as a client by PAGE Judge Joe Riley of Eyes on the Road Management. Joe is great… I’ve had meetings with production companies, sit-downs with development execs, and pitch sessions with producers. He’s really getting me and my work out there and it’s an amazing feeling. I feel like I’m right on the precipice!”

Lee Arcuri
Los Angeles, California
2008 Gold Prize Winner

2008 Screenwriting Contest Winner Coert Voorhees“Since the time Air and Space gained recognition from the PAGE Awards, I’ve optioned it to a producer in Hollywood. The script is going through development and I’m psyched with how it is looking these days. On a personal note, the award was a real validation for me. The script sat on the shelf for five years and I hadn’t really shown it to anyone until I decided to submit it to the contest. As you might imagine, I’m glad I did.”

Coert Voorhees
Houston, Texas
2008 Bronze Prize Winner

“On the strength of my winning script Mindbender, I gained a place on a mentoring scheme backed by the UK Film Council and Working Title Films. A development executive at Working Title read my script and recommended me to Matt Connell at Berlin Associates, who offered me representation. My success in the 2008 PAGE Awards and the generosity and encouragement of the organizers really helped to give me the confidence to send my script to people in the industry, and PAGE continues to support me two years later!”

Nicholas Horwood
London, England
2008 Gold Prize Winner

2008 Screenwriting Contest Winner Nancy Noever“I want to thank you guys again because the PAGE Awards have really opened doors for me. I found my new manager Leslie Rabb of RPM International through PAGE, which is very exciting, and I also got into the Writer’s Guild, which is huge.”

Nancy Noever
Los Angeles, California
2008 Gold Prize Winner

“My Silver Prize-winning short film A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation is currently in production. It is an animated short of about 10-12 minutes. My own production company, Dancing Squirrel, is working together with Lailaps Pictures, along with the support of two German co-production partners, Bavarian film funding, and Trixter, a German animation and post-production company. Additionally and very importantly, Joseph Fiennes is voicing the movie, for which we are very grateful, honored, and still beaming with pride.”

Martin Wallner
Augsburg, Germany
2008 Silver Prize Winner

2008 Screenwriting Contest Winner Simeon Goulden“Winning the PAGE Award was a really significant step for me. I am happy to report that my script Control Alt Delete, which won the Gold Prize in the ’08 TV Sitcom Pilot category, has been optioned by Company Pictures, a major UK production company. I have also just been signed by the Curtis Brown Agency in London.”

Simeon Goulden
London, England
2008 Gold Prize Winner

“I have just been hired by producer/director Mariusz Kotowski of Bright Shining City Productions to write a multi-episode TV project. I am very excited about the project and looking forward to having something to write about every day of the week for the foreseeable future!”

Steve Warren
Austin, Texas
2008 Gold Prize Winner

2008 Screenwriting Contest Winner Lisa Cole“The documentary I wrote and directed for VH1, Do it for the Band: The Women of the Sunset Strip won the F.A.M.E. Rock Doc of the Year award. And a drama I co-wrote with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Mark Monroe, My Name is Sue, is now in development with RedBone Films.”

Lisa Cole
Los Angeles, California
2008 Gold Prize Winner

“I’ve now signed with Leslie Rabb of RPM International, and I definitely have your competition to thank for this big break. Because of PAGE, my script got to Leslie and she liked it enough to consider some of my other work. She liked two other things I’ve written and decided to take me on as a client. As a writer based in Norfolk, VA, it feels great to have someone representing me in Los Angeles. Again, thanks for all your help!”

Robert Arnett
Norfolk, Virginia
2008 Silver Prize Winner

2008 Screenwriting Contest Winner Stephen Carter“As a 2008 Bronze Prize winner, I can tell you that my experience with the competition has been wonderful. My supernatural thriller God Squad has been optioned by director Matthiew Klinck (Hank and Mike), I’ve signed with Zero Gravity Management, and Trancas Films International is now in negotiations to option my investigative reality series.”

Stephen Carter
Los Angeles, California
2008 Bronze Prize Winner

“My latest sci-fi/horror spec was just optioned by Rob Neilson at Etch Media. Rob initially read The Memory Shelf when it won the PAGE Gold Prize and, whilst he was a big fan of it, he was searching for a powerful screenplay that could be done on a more modest budget. When he noticed that my new script made the Semi-Final list this year he requested a copy of the script. He liked it so much he asked to option it immediately!”

Troy Taylor
Melbourne, Australia
2008 Gold Prize Winner

2009 Screenwriting Contest Winner Rob Rex“I’m now repped by Joe Riley of Eyes on the Road Management, who came to me through you guys at PAGE. It happened right after I heard from you a few weeks ago, and I’m very grateful. Thanks for the faith and I’m sure I’ll have more news for you in the near future.”

Rob Rex
Los Angeles, California
2008 Bronze Prize Winner

“We are now repped by Margery Walshaw of Evatopia Management, and Jessica’s independent success as a novelist continues to go strong. Her debut novel “The Fidelity Files” was released last year by St. Martin’s Press, and the book was recently optioned to Marina Grasic (executive producer of Crash) as a television series. Jessica is currently writing for Yahoo’s hilarious online TV recap show Prime Time in No Time.”

Michael Brody & Jessica Brody
Franktown, Colorado
2008 Silver Prize Winners

2008 Screenwriting Contest Winner Eoin Rogers“A short film I co-wrote with Oscar nominee Ruairi Robinson, This is Not a Test, has been funded by the Irish Film Board and is being shot this summer. I’m currently working on the gothic love story Bite for director Vittoria Colonna, as well as the political documentary The McBrearty Affair, directed by Mel Cannon and co-written with Maureen Tilyou. Thank you for your continuing help and expertise!”

Eoin Rogers
Dublin, Ireland
2008 Bronze Prize Winner

“Our Silver Prize winning drama Fireworks was just optioned by Concept Entertainment and Hannah is contracted to direct. We’re currently location scouting and have engaged a top U.K. casting director. In addition, Frank Wuliger of the Gersh Agency in L.A. has signed us as a team, and we’re hard at work writing our next script!”

Hannah Robinson &
Jonathan Hall
London, England
2008 Silver Prize Winners

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winner John Arends“I just landed an agent! Barry Perelman read the script over the weekend, called on Monday, and he’s now on board representing the material. Also, I got a call last week from producer Ernst-August Schnieder. He’d just read Solomon’s Whale, viewing it as a writing sample, liked what he saw, and has now asked me to do a rewrite of his original sci-fi script.”

John Arends
St. Charles, Illinois
2007 Grand Prize Winner

“Winning a PAGE Award has been amazing! After the award, I placed The Book of Job on InkTip and spent a year editing and rewriting it. I was then contacted by Gabriel Horn, who decided to option the script. The movie is being co-produced by New Palace Films and Rampage Entertainment.”

Andy Cies
San Francisco, California
2007 Silver Prize Winner

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winner Russell Gilwee“Sarah Knight of Jo Films has optioned my script Shady Creek and the movie is now officially in pre-production, with Sarah Knight scheduled to direct. I was subsequently hired to write a second project for Jo Films, McNeil Island, and I’ve just finished a script for Momentum Productions called Well of Life. I’m presently packaging my 2007 Silver Prize-winning script Palace of Tears with a London talent agency.”

Russell Gilwee
Folsom, California
2007 Silver Prize Winner

“I probably had two dozen requests after Gorgeous George won Gold at PAGE. I signed with agent Joe Florance, Circle of 10 Talent, and he is actively pitching Gorgeous George out of all my scripts. It’s being considered right now by a couple of well-respected and well-connected production companies and a couple of directors. I also got an assignment with Legacy Films to write a reality/re-enactment style television pilot. Legacy is taking the script around now. In the meantime, I’m writing for a living, my dream.”

Steve LaMontagne
Eugene, Oregon
2007 Gold Prize Winner

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winner David Bishop“I wrote two episodes of the BBC drama series Doctors in 2010, with more in the pipeline. I’m now scripting several episodes of a children’s show for the CBeebies channel, writing a computer strategy game called Fate of the World for Red Redemption, and developing new projects for a British film and TV producer.”

David Bishop
Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
2007 Gold Prize Winner

“Good news! We signed with ICM. The head of literary there really ‘got’ us, and we felt most comfortable with him and the other team members. We also signed with Marti Blumenthal as manager, whom we just love. It’s been a great year for us, and it all started with us winning the PAGE Award. Thanks so much for all the support you’ve shown us!!”

Amy Garcia & Cecilia Contreras
Manteca, California
2007 Gold Prize Winners

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winner Anne Sagel“In the final round of the 2007 PAGE Awards competition, one of the producers at Polaris Productions read The Collector. The script won the Bronze Prize and now has been optioned by Polaris. I’m extremely excited! Many thanks to the staff at PAGE for your on-going support.”

Anne Sagel
Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 Bronze Prize Winner

“The PAGE Awards helped give my script incredible momentum, and not long after my win I took on Gayla Nethercott, head of literary at Buchwald, as my agent and Josh McGuire of Washington Square Arts as my manager. With their help, Slugger has now been optioned by Mary Stuart Masterson, who is attached to direct.”

Jimmy Miller
Van Nuys, California
2007 Gold Prize Winner

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winner Marc Prey“I’ve had several of my screenplays optioned, and last year my made-for-TV movie All I Want for Christmas, starring Gail O’Grady, premiered on the Hallmark Channel. I’ve also been actively involved in enacting Michigan’s new film incentives legislation, and was recently appointed by Governor Granholm to the Michigan Film Advisory Council.”

Marc Prey
Milford, Michigan
2007 Gold Prize Winner

“The award has gotten me in the door with various production companies and networks for my TV pilot. And one of the PAGE judges who liked my script contacted me and we have been developing a new TV show together.”

David Lee
Los Angeles, California
2007 Bronze Prize Winner

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winners Jim Cliffe & Melodie Krieger“Since winning the Bronze Prize, we’ve gained a lot of attention for Donovan’s Echo. Several established production companies are currently considering our script, we recently secured an independent investment for the film, and the movie has just been budgeted by an industry pro. The website is now online at donovansecho.com.”

Jim Cliffe & Melodie Krieger
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
2007 Bronze Prize Winners

“It’s been an exciting couple of weeks! The win has gotten me some really great media exposure here in Israel. The website of one of the major papers ran a nice article about me and the contest, and just today I was interviewed by a national radio station.”

Ehud Lavski
Herzelia, Israel
2007 Bronze Prize Winner

2007 Screenwriting Contest Winner Marc Conklin“As a result of the PAGE win, I was signed by Beloved Management. And now Deadbeat Boyfriends has been optioned by L.A. producer James Rich, Jr. I’ve quickly learned the value of small steps, and how one positive experience leads to another. For me, everything started with my PAGE win. I wanted the doors to open, and that’s exactly what’s happening.”

Marc Conklin
St. Paul, Minnesota
2007 Gold Prize Winner


2006 Screenwriting Contest Winner Jennifer Boch-Wawrzyniak“My PAGE winner, the family/teen comedy I’ll Be Your Best Friend, has been optioned by Julie Richardson of Imaginarium Entertainment. I also have a supernatural thriller, Remains, under option with Arnon Manor of the newly formed Critical Films.”

Jennifer Boch-Wawrzyniak
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2006 Silver Prize Winner

“As a result of all the PAGE Awards publicity, I’ve had dozens of agents and industry execs asking to read my screenplay, and PAGE Judge Mike Kuciak of Samurai MK has now offered to represent me. This has been such a great experience.”

Scott LaCagnin
Plano, Texas
2006 Grand Prize Winner

2006 Screenwriting Contest Winner Sang Kyu Kim“I’m now working as a story editor on the TNT series Hawthorne, starring Jada Pinkett Smith. I’ve signed with CAA, and I’m also currently writing a new feature film.”

Sang Kyu Kim
Studio City, California
2006 Silver Prize Winner

“We’re now repped by Principal Entertainment, and we were just hired to adapt the book “Only in America” based on a true life story. Thanks so much for helping to get the ball rolling!!”

Mike Calvert & Gary Hershberger
Torrance, California
2006 Bronze Prize Winners

2006 Screenwriting Contest Winner Zack Van Eyck“Since leaving journalism to pursue a full-time screenwriting career, I’ve completed three screenplays on contract: Starseed for Shekinah Light Productions in Colorado, Dark Shadow for High Integrity Productions in L.A., and The Topsy-Turvy World of Thomas Telford for Feature Films for Families in Salt Lake City. My first produced feature film, Jupiter Landing, was featured at the Berlin Film Festival and is now available on DVD through Netflix.”

Zack Van Eyck
Salt Lake City, Utah
2006 Bronze Prize Winner

“L.A. producer Bob Abramoff heard about Jekyll & Heidi from all the PAGE Awards publicity. He emailed me requesting a copy of the script, and I’ve now signed an option agreement with his company. I am psyched! Can’t wait to see what happens next!”

Lisa Yoffee
Asheville, North Carolina
2006 Gold Prize Winner

2006 Screenwriting Contest Winner Mauriel Joslyn“I’ve just produced my short film My Christmas Soldier with director Owen Smith (producer/director of The Sugar Creek Gang series). The DVD is now on sale in LifeWay and Family Christian stores, and online at MyChristmasSoldier.com. It has been a whirlwind trip – my first taste of every screenwriter’s dream.”

Mauriel Joslyn
Sparta, Georgia
2006 Silver Prize Winner

“A few weeks after the PAGE Awards were announced, I was signed by the Kaplan, Stahler, Gumer, Braun Agency. You guys are such a class act. It was a pleasure to be a part of your contest.”

Davah Avena
Los Angeles, California
2006 Silver Prize Winner

2006 Screenwriting Contest Winner Christian Parkes“A couple of weeks after the awards were announced, Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films requested a copy of The God Bringer and he really liked the script. He signed me as a client and we’re now developing the project with The Film Department. (By the way, I love the whole silver prize award thing. Looks awesome on the wall.)”

Christian Parkes
Shizuoka, Japan
2006 Silver Prize Winner

Mitchell Galin of Bebe Delight Productions has just optioned our new spec feature Break Free. He spotted our PAGE Award-winning TV pilot Kate & Edith on InkTip and liked the writing style, so he asked if we had anything else – and the rest is history.”

Scott Perlman & Leo Simone
Los Angeles, California
2006 Gold Prize Winners

2006 Screenwriting Contest Winner David Bertoni“Let me be blunt. I’ve won other contests. PAGE has by far generated the most requests for my script. Unbelievably so. Including people who never responded to query letters for the same screenplay. Within a few weeks after the awards were announced I had several companies who wanted to represent me. I’m now happily working with my new managers, Atchity Entertainment International.”

David Bertoni
Yarmouth, Maine
2006 Gold Prize Winner


2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Glynn Borders“I’ll be performing my one-man show The Enforcer at Theatre 54 in Manhattan next month. For the past few years I’ve been working behind the scenes on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Saturday Night Live, and I’ve written, directed and performed with several sketch comedy companies. I also wrote and directed a musical about the life of Josephine Baker.”

Glynn Borders
New York, New York
2005 Gold Prize Winner

“It’s been a busy year! I’ve just finished writing a new musical drama for a producer in South Africa, and I recently optioned one of my spec scripts to an L.A. director. The prestige of the PAGE Awards grows every year, and the reputation is well-deserved.”

Lynn Esta Goldman
San Francisco, California
2005 Gold Prize Winner

2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Philip Daay“My horror movie Left in Darkness aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in November and has just been released on DVD. I also sold an option on my second horror script Despair’ul to Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale and Matt Compton, three of the creators of The Blair Witch Project. I’m finishing a rewrite for them next week.”

Philip Daay
Austin, Texas
2005 Bronze Prize Winner

“Through a recommendation from the contest administrators, I sold X-Mas Files to a new animation company in India and the movie is now in production. I’ve also just optioned a couple of my new specs: Kid Spaghetti was picked up by Eric Pham of Phame Factory and She’s a Dog was picked up by L.A. producers Fred Davis and Steven Ritt. So after all these years I’m actually getting my screenplays produced! I definitely attribute this success to the PAGE win.”

Larry Postel
Dallas, Texas
2005 Grand Prize Winner

2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Sarah Skibinski“Soon after the Awards were announced, Go Ahead, Back Up was optioned by director/producer Sarah Knight of Jo Films in New York, and Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) has now officially signed on to star. I couldn’t be happier! Thanks so much for creating such an invaluable opportunity for first time writers!”

Sarah Skibinski
Eugene, Oregon
2005 Gold Prize Winner

“I’m now a staff writer on the CBS show Waterfront about a colorful mayor in Providence (played by Joey Pants). I’m repped by Gersh. Met them early in the year, got sent on meetings in early spring, then was staffed by May. Amazing, eh?! I still can’t believe it.”

Janet Lin
Los Angeles, California
2005 Silver Prize Winner

2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Martin McSweeneyLiving for Yesterday has been optioned by Judith Singer and she is teaming up with David Greathouse to produce the film. I’ve now signed with the Blake Friedman Agency in London, and I was recently commissioned to write an episode of Seacht II for Sterling TV. The show will air on BBC-TV and TG4 in 2009. Your competition played a great part in this happening for me. I’ll always be grateful for that.”

Martin McSweeney
Cork, Ireland
2005 Bronze Prize Winner

Infected is currently being published as a graphic novel by Atlantis Studios. They have been working on it for about six months and it’s now at the printers. Saw the proof. It looks great.”

Steve Nolan
Charlotte, North Carolina
2005 Gold Prize Winner

2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Keith Ray Putman“The award has been a big boost to my credibility as a screenwriter. After winning the Gold Prize, I landed a paid assignment writing a thriller for Sonet Film in Scandinavia and I optioned Silo 13 to Kerner Productions, an offshoot of George Lucas’s ILM. Meanwhile, my new short film Double (doublefilm.com) recently screened at Cannes.”

Keith Ray Putman
Pasadena, California
2005 Gold Prize Winner

“My comedy spec Keepsake has just been optioned by producer/director Miklos Philips of Point Zero Pictures. I was also hired by Point Zero to develop one of Philip’s ideas into a screenplay.”

Drina Connors Kay
Cape Vincent, New York
2005 Bronze Prize Winner

2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Rob Frisbee“As a result of my prize with you, Ryan Engel of Kopelson Entertainment discovered Absolution on InkTip. He loved the writing but didn’t think the story was right for them, but our meetings led to me writing a script for them based on a story idea they had in development. And I’m now repped by Benderspink Management. I’ll keep you posted as we move forward.”

Rob Frisbee
Lakeville, Minnesota
2005 Bronze Prize Winner

“Our city’s newspaper interviewed us and put a piece about the screenplay competition and our win in the Sunday paper. On the strength of our win, we have also arranged a meeting with the South Australian Film Corporation in the hope of securing interest and funding.”

Jayne Collett & Carl Heron
Kilkenny, South Australia
2005 Silver Prize Winners

2005 Screenwriting Contest Winner Dylan Costello“Great news! Coronado was optioned by one of the PAGE Awards judges and the movie is now in pre-production. Fred Roos has signed on to produce and Anne Goursaud is attached to direct. I’m now repped by Gary Wild of Jill Foster Ltd. in London, and I’ve just written an episode of the long-running TV series Hollyoaks.”

Dylan Costello
London, England
2005 Bronze Prize Winner

“We just signed a deal with Candlewick Press to publish our Bronze Prize-winning script White Water as a children’s picture book. The script has also been selected for the Cosby Screenwriting Program. We are thrilled! Our experience with the PAGE Awards has been fantastic.”

Eric Stein & Michael S. Bandy
Los Angeles, California
2005 Bronze Prize Winners


“Director Terry Loane is now on board to helm my PAGE Award-winning script The 10 Cent Solution for Montreal production company Galafilm. And my latest project, Twyla & Grace, caught the attention of an agent here in Toronto, so I’m now repped by Perry Zimel at OAZ Inc.”

William Finlay
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2004 Gold Prize Winner

2004 Screenwriting Contest Winner Alan WoodruffAbsolute Zero has completed production and is currently on the international film festival circuit. The movie recently won the jury prize for Best Short Film at the Trimedia Festival (USA), and it is also being screened this year at Rebelfest (Canada), Golden Lion (Africa), the Chennai Film Festival (India) and the Austin Film Festival (USA).”

Alan Woodruff
St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
2004 Gold Prize Winner

“L.A. producer Laurence Kaldor optioned La Cucina after seeing my logline on InkTip. And my script Target List has also been optioned by a Canadian production company. Things are happening…”

Kathryn Scott
Bowie, Maryland
2004 Bronze Prize Winner

2004 Screenwriting Contest Winner Jennifer Vandever“I’ve now optioned the film rights to my first novel “The Bronte Project” to Orchard Pictures in New York. The book was originally published by Random House and Orchard is adapting it into a film script, with Nisha Ganatra attached to direct.

Jennifer Vandever
Los Angeles, California
2004 Gold Prize Winner

“Just wanted you to know that Monkey River, Grand Prize winner of your 2004 awards, has now been optioned by Roland Kanamuller of rolmade filmcompany in Germany.”

Laurie Weltz & Jay C. Key
New York, New York
2004 Grand Prize Winners

2004 Screenwriting Contest Winner Janyce LaPoreScreaming My Heart Out has just been optioned by Emmy winner Mitch Galin, whose credits include the Sci-Fi miniseries Dune, Stephen King’s The Langoliers, The Night Flier, and The Stand.”

Janyce LaPore
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
2004 Silver Prize Winner

“L.A. producer Michael Grais (Poltergeist, Great Balls of Fire!) has just optioned my feature script Visions. This is my first option and I’m very excited about it.”

Danny Howell
McLean, Virginia
2004 Gold Prize Winner

2004 Screenwriting Contest Winner Geetika Lizardi“Greetings from the U.K.! Jane was optioned by First Serve Entertainment in L.A., and my next script, Juniper Street, has just been accepted for development in the Writer’s Passage program sponsored by Script Factory London. Hope you’re well and congrats to the new winners!”

Geetika Lizardi
Bromsgrove, England
2004 Silver Prize Winner

“My third place finish in the action/adventure category for The Dirty Sea helped me land my first production company assignment, a feature-length script for Hollywood Home Entertainment called The World at War: Hitler to Hiroshima. The project is a documentary about World War II, as you may have surmised from the title! It was released on European television and will soon be out on DVD.”

Grael Norton
New York, New York
2004 Bronze Prize Winner