PAGE Award Winners in the News
Now in its sixth anniversary year, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition continues its track record of success: discovering and promoting some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Since receiving their prizes, many PAGE Award winners have gone on to land writing assignments, secure representation, and sign option agreements on their winning scripts, and several now have movies in various stages of production and release.
In the latest news:
- The Irish adventure-fantasy script FAIRY CHILD, by 2008 Bronze Prize winner Eoin Rogers, is now in development with Cannon Production, Ireland, and NightSky Films, New York. Eoin has also been hired to write an action flick for director Dave Roddham, and he is working on a Celtic fantasy feature for BreakThru Films.
- The 2008 PAGE Silver Prize winning drama FIREWORKS, by U.K. scribes Hannah Robinson and Jonathan R. Hall, has been optioned by Concept Entertainment and Hannah is contracted to direct. Hannah and Jonathan are now represented by Frank Wuliger at the Gersh Agency in L.A.
- The supernatural thriller GOD SQUAD, by 2008 Bronze Prize winner Stephen Carter, has been optioned by director Matthiew Klinck. Stephen has been signed by Zero Gravity Management.
- Sarah Knight of Jo Films has optioned SHADY CREEK, by 2007 Silver Prize winner Russell Gilwee, and the movie is now officially in pre-production. Russell has just been hired to write another script for Jo Films.
- As a result of his 2007 PAGE win, Marc Conklin was signed by Beloved Management, and his Gold Prize winning comedy DEADBEAT BOYFRIENDS has now been optioned by L.A. producer James Rich, Jr.
- 2005 Silver Prize winner Janet Lin is now a staff writer on the FOX TV series "Bones." Her episode "The Skull in the Sculpture" aired November 5th.
- And 2005 Bronze Prize winner Martin McSweeney was recently commissioned to write an episode of "Seacht II" for Sterling TV. The show will air on BBC-TV and TG4 in 2009.
Entries are now being accepted in the 2009 PAGE Awards competition. This year, the PAGE judges will once again be presenting a total of 31 Awards in ten different genre categories. The winning screenwriters will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 - including a huge new $25,000 Grand Prize - as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning scripts.
Most importantly, the PAGE Awards competition is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood insiders currently in search of new talent.