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The 2013 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition!!
This is our 10th Anniversary Year, and in just a few short months our Judges will once again be presenting a total of 31 Awards to some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Our winning writers will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 – including our huge $25,000 Grand Prize – plus Gold, Silver & Bronze Prizes in each of our ten genre categories.
The PAGE Awards contest has become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide. Over the past few years, dozens of our winning writers have gone on to land screenwriting assignments, secure representation, and sign option agreements on their work, and many now have movies and television shows in production and release. To date:
> 79 Winners have optioned or sold their scripts > 76 Winners have acquired representation > 63 Winners have landed screenwriting assignments > 49 Winners have projects in production, on the air, or in theaters
In the latest news...
A few days after the 2012 Awards were announced, 2012 Gold Prize winner Graham Norris was signed by PAGE Judge Joe Riley of Eyes on the Road Management. Graham has since been signed by UTA, as well, and he is now developing a new series with a top network showrunner.
After her PAGE win, 2011 Grand Prize winner 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 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 slated to go into production next month, 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, Tad 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, starring James Ransone. Steve is represented by PAGE Judge Eric Williams.
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 and 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 since his PAGE win. His spec THE ACCOUNTANT is being produced by Silverwood Films, he did a book adaptation of THE BROTHERHOODS for Warner Bros., wrote THE JUDGE for Robert Downey, Jr., and is now working on a two picture blind deal for Team Downey and Warner Bros. Bill is represented by Zero Gravity Management 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 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 Roger S. Baum's 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.
Our sincere congratulations to each and every one of these talented writers! If you'd like to read more news about our past winners, please visit the Success Stories pages on our website at: http://pageawards.com
And remember, in just a few short months, your name could be on that list!
Is your script ready to submit?
If you enter on or before our Early Entry Deadline on January 15th, you can submit your script for as little as $39. Simply go to the How to Enter page on our website and click the "Enter Now!" button to access our easy online submission form. And if you have any questions, please feel free to email us. We'll get back to you ASAP.
We look forward to reading your screenplay!
Sincerely yours, Jennifer Berg Administrative Director The 2013 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards http://pageawards.com