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AMERICAN GEM SEMIFINALIST GETS
THE GREEN LIGHT
Angela's Decision by Gena Ellis,
American Gem's 2003 Semifinalist was picked up by Australian director Mat
King. It is in pre-production now and is being filmed in Australia beginning
on January 30, 2006
SEMIFINALIST GETS OPTIONED.
Patricia Harris Seeley writer,
THE CONSORT says "a producer already picked up my script and
funding has started to come in. I should be directing it in
FINALIST GETS OPTIONED
Gorman-Fancy, Fifth Place Script Contest Winner,
for DONOR was optioned by Heaven's Gate Films.
I want to say that we have been in initial contact with Fox regarding Frijolito, Go! and would like to thank you very much for opening that door.
Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson
Angela's Decision," has been produced in
Australia by award-winning director
Mat King. It is now making the film festival rounds in 2007. It has received a
Gold ACS Award for Best Cinematography from the Australian Cinematographers
Society. It received Honorable Mention in the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
for Best Feature. One of the film's songs, "Run
To Nowhere," composed by Christopher Slaski, was a finalist in the Garden
State Film Festival's film music competition. And it's on to the Phoenix Film
Festival next. Hopefully, this is just the beginning for the film. (In some
festivals it is considered a short and in some it's a feature due to its
length of 48 minutes.) Thank you for your competition. It really does mean a
lot to screenwriters to receive recognition, which in my case resulted in
getting the script produced.
My journey with
American Gem has done so much for helping me realize my own dream. I feel like
I can make it, writing for a living...
completed The Gardener, I felt that the script actually had a
voice. I researched online for the best short screenplay contest. You
guys are it!
American Gem’s intentions are genuine. Few contests honor the short script
form the way they do. They don’t present themselves as a “fly-by-night” kind
of organization by any means. And to have the chance to compete and have your
short produced is too good to pass up.
Angie M. Comer