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Acclaim Film & TV Announces Contest Winners

The winners of Acclaim Film & TV Fall/Winter 2004 contests have been announced as follows, including feature film script, pilot/MOW and spec script categories:

FILM WINNERS

WINNER
STOLEN ART, by Jim Beggarly
A hired killer and a reporter team up to sell a stolen Van Gogh painting.

RUNNERS UP


THE WORMHOLE OF HOPE, by Bruce Dundore
In a war-ravaged future, an embittered soldier discovers a small boy who will unlock the secrets of the past and the salvation of the planet.

FAT SUIT, Warren Clarke
When a role traps a movie star in a fat suit that magically transforms him from handsome hunk to homely and obese, he must break the spell by finding true love.

FINALISTS


G’WABA GIRLS, by Dan Wicksman & Nuria Wicksman A geeky girl finds herself turning into an alien after an encounter with the feisty princess from the planet G’waba.

THE CRYSTAL TEAR, by Jose E. Mijares
A young boy and his comic book hero must race against time to find a mysterious artifact.

COIL, by Joshua M. Larson
When Thomas Kramps, a professional who “cleans up” after someone dies, links a series of murders together, he becomes entangled in a dangerous game that could land him in the morgue.

THE SCROLL, by Tim Kernc
The Crusades come to modern Manhattan and a battle for a mysterious, 2,000 year-old scroll ensues.

LOVE CONQUERS ALL, Dane Edward McCauley
A struggling young marriage counselor cancels her wedding and drums up business by playing subliminal tapes to break up couples.

BROTHER JONATHAN, by Bradley G. Andrews
In 1865, during the aftermath of California’s worst shipwreck, a survivor claims the wreck was not an accident.

THE HENCHMAN, by David Mulligan
A supervillain’s henchman tries to leave the evil circuit behind to find love, a legitimate career and a new life.

BECOMING SUPERMAN, by Tal Nuriel
Does Kirt Crane really have super powers, or is it a delusion to distract him from his pain?

VIRGIN SLUTS MUST DIE, by Lotti Louise Pharriss
A European “Blood Countess” finds a new hunting ground for virgin blood as an abstinence-only educator in conservative America.

THE BONSAI, by Jason Whiton
A retired Japanese man overcomes isolation when he channels the 600-year history of a mystical Bonsai tree.

TV SCRIPT WINNERS

PILOT/MOW CATEGORY

WINNER

EXCALIBUR HIGH (Pilot) by Alex Sabeti
At this modern-day high school Camelot, the second incarnation of King Arthur has arrived, in the form of a 15-year-old orphan.

FINALISTS

NIGHT FALLS, NEW YORK (Pilot) by Larissa, Lisa Rose and Alexandria Olick
An angel who loses his wings is forced to live among humans as a homicide detective.

BLISS (Pilot) by Scott Cunningham & Abi Estrin
A young couple elopes and buys a rundown Bed and Breakfast with their wedding money.

CHRISTOPHER AND THE TREE (Pilot) W Cincotta
A boy lost in the forest meets a wandering tree and travels to a magical land.

ALUMNI (Pilot) by Shahryar Rizvi & Mohammed Sheikh
Young grads fresh out of college start their lives in DC.

DEAN & WALLACE (Pilot) by Rachel Dues
Private school teens navigate through life and relationships on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

SPEC SCRIPT CATEGORY

WINNER
EVERY BODY LOVES RAYMOND, by Marlon McAvoy “There’s Something About Gabby”

FINALISTS


SMALLVILLE, by Kevin Emerson
“Oubliette”

WILL & GRACE, by Jeremy Svenson
“Change Is Good…Dollars Are Better”

SCRUBS, by Mary K. Woods
“My Left Foot”

JOAN OF ARCADIA, by Julie Austin
“Box of Chocolates”

ANGEL, by Larissa, Lisa Rose and Alexandria Olick
“Lock Down”

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, Jim Falletta
“The Birthday”

SIX FEET UNDER, by Carla Robinson
“Etiquette”

GILMORE GIRLS, by Jessica Fass
“It Takes A Village”

THE SHIELD, by Steven Hanna
“Black Rubber Dildo”

MONK, by Elizabeth Welch Ehasz
“Mr. Monk Swims with the Fishes”



Updated: 03/11/2005
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Additional Contest Info: Acclaim Film