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. More details to come…”

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