CWA Announces Final Contest Results
The Creative World Awards has announced their final contest placements for 2008:
2008 CWA GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Pippa's Song by Diana Mitchell (Drama)
"Pippa's Song" is based on the true story of a willful, terminally ill journalist who embarks on an incredible journey that alters her fate and leaves an indelible mark on humanity.
About Diana: Diana Mitchell's professional background is in marketing and advertising, and includes branding, copywriting, and media. Her innate passion for concept and words soon led her to begin writing screenplays. She initially wrote a pilot for a television series that garnered consideration by the London Film Group. Since then she has written several screenplays, including "Pippa's Song," which placed as a finalist in the 2008 Moondance International Film Festival.
The 2008 Creative World Awards Grand Prize is the first competition title win of Diana's career. Currently, Diana is working on a rom-com.
2008 FIRST RUNNER-UP
You Like Chinese Food by Ryan Sager/Jacob Gershman (Comedy)
An awkward young New York City newspaper reporter, frustrated by his plans not working out, finds direction in fortune cookies, leading him to fall for the wrong woman while stumbling onto the story of a lifetime.
About Ryan: Ryan Sager is a former editor at the New York Sun and former member of the New York Post editorial board. Currently, he works as a freelance writer in Brooklyn.
About Jacob: Jacob Gershman is also a former reporter for The New York Sun. He's a native of Rockville, Md., and a graduate of the University of Chicago. He works as a freelance writer in Brooklyn.
2008 SECOND RUNNER-UP
The Union County Tragedy by Chris Wimmer/Joey McAdams (Thriller)
In the fall of 1984, three escaped convicts held a family hostage in their home in rural Iowa. The inmates' plan spiraled out of control and the result was a desperate struggle for survival for all involved.
About Chris: Chris Wimmer has worked in production for nearly ten years at Castle Rock Entertainment, Vice President Al Gore's Current TV, and for director Lawrence Kasdan. The Union County Tragedy is his third feature length script.
About Joey: Joey McAdams formed Fool Martyr Productions, LLC in 2003 with writing partner Clark Kline. After filming one short narrative "the big comedown" he instantly began work on the feature film, "HEADS or TAILS." With its completion and acceptance into festivals he moved right into more projects. In 2005 he won best short in a timed competition at Frederick Film Festival. Joey now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he works as the stage Director for Current TV.