“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 Woodruff

Absolute 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 LaPore

Screaming 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