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Chad Handley's Adesi's Journey has been named the winner of the Acclaim Film Screenplay Contest, while I Heart New York by Dee Dee Parker has been named the TV pilot/MOW category winner. Jake Currie's script for 30 Rock took top honors in the TV spec category.
FILM SCRIPT CATEGORY
ADESI'S JOURNEY by Chad Handley (family/historical)
When his quarrelsome but beautiful fiancée is taken in a slave raid, and arrogant 15-year-old prince sails to America to rescue her.
THE VOYEUR by John Bengel (drama)
An ethicist/college dean with an obsession for voyeurism sees something that creates the ultimate ethical challenge.
BETWEEN 2 WORLDS by Paul Byrne (action/drama)
Kicked off the throne during a military coup, a princess escapes to Montana where she falls for a cantankerous rancher who gives her the courage to retake her country from a bloodthirsty dictator.
TALES OF THE ARRANGED MARRIAGE by Harish D. Mandyam (romantic comedy)
The rogue bachelor in an Indian extended family fights his parents' efforts to marry him off.
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE by Brook Smith (mystery/thriller)
A young female defense lawyer, hungry for a marquee win, is faced with a client who wants the death penalty.
CHIN by Bruce Trampler (drama/bio)
A young boxer rises to the top of the America mafia during the 1960s, the story of Vincent Gigante.
THE KITTY HAWK PROJECT by Richard Nitchman (sci-fi)
After an incident at Kitty Hawk involving the Wright Brothers alters the course of history, two American spies go to Nazi Germany to try to find the world's first atomic bomb.
IN THE RUNNING by Raef Eric Lawson (political comedy)
A fun-loving small town Libertarian gets drafted into running for the Ohio senate.
SMALL CHANGE by Paige Macdonald & George Anderson (drama)
SNATCHING ST. NICK by Myra R. Taylor (family)
VENGEANCE--A DISH BEST SERVED COLD by Linda Potts (drama)
WANNABE by Carol Turley Cohen (comedy)
HOUSES ON THE ROCK by Daniel Mahoney and Kenneth Masler (drama)
TV PILOT/MOW CATEGORY
I HEART NEW YORK by Dee Dee Parker (pilot; comedy)
A struggling young actress, left at the altar, manipulates an uptight district attorney into sharing his apartment.
HIT & RUN by Raef Lawson (pilot; drama)
A hit man, female gambler and two children are forced to pose as a family in order to avoid the federal agents and trained killers who are hunting them down.
HAYMAN HOUSE by Jim Macak (MOW; drama)
A female minister struggles to set up a rehab program for prostitutes.
BROADCAST UNDERGROUND by Benjamin Yoblick (pilot; sci-fi)
A young man joins a resistance group in a world where music and internet have become highly controlled as a result of cyber terrorism.
THE RIPPLE EFFECT by Josh Sorokach (pilot; drama)
A misanthropic former prodigy forms a partnership with an irreverent advisor of a secret organization that specializes in helping people fulfill their destinies.
LOST CAUSE by Kent M. Williams (pilot; drama)
A disgraced lawyer tries to redeem himself by putting his own clients in jail--with terrible consequences.
30 ROCK by Jake Currie
Jack sends Liz to do market research on hipsters, leaving Pete to run the writers room.
TWO AND A HALF MEN by Carol Sipes
"Humping A Giant Slug"
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA by David Bernstein
"Charlie Goes To Prison"
CASTLE by Joe Weber
SOUTH PARK by Peter S. Gaskin
"A Brave New (Disney) World"
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