The 2008 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
By Jennifer Berg
Dec 14, 2007, 00:06

Entries are now being accepted in the fifth annual PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition.

The PAGE Awards have become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide. Many past winners have gone on to land writing assignments, secure representation, and sign option agreements on their winning scripts, and several PAGE Award-winning screenwriters now have movies in various stages of production and release. Among the latest success stories:

Amy Garcia and Cecilia Contreras, authors of the 2007 Gold Prize winning family film AMELIA EARHART AND THE BOLOGNA RAINBOW HIGHWAY, have just been signed by ICM and manager Marti Blumenthal.

Larry Postelís 2005 Grand Prize winning Christmas comedy X-MAS FILES was sold to a 3-D animation company in India and the film is now in production. Larry also recently optioned his spec script KID SPAGHETTI to Eric Pham of Phame Factory.

2004 Gold Prize winner Danny Howell has just optioned his new feature VISIONS to producer Michael Grais (POLTERGEIST, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!)

2006 Gold Prize winners Scott Perlman and Leo Simone have optioned their new spec BREAK FREE to Emmy-nominated producer Mitchell Galin (DUNE, THE NIGHT FLIER, THE STAND).

Eric Stein and Michael S. Bandy have inked a deal with Candlewick Press to publish their 2005 Bronze Prize-winning short script WHITE WATER as a childrenís picture book.

Radar Pictures (THE LAST SAMURAI, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK) has signed on to produce and co-finance Christian Parkesí 2006 Silver Prize winning action flick THE GOD BRINGER.

And Shohreh Aghdashloo (THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, X-MEN) has signed on to star in Sarah Skibinskiís 2005 Gold Prize winning drama GO AHEAD, BACK UP.

The 2008 PAGE Awards competition promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year, the judges will present over $30,000 in cash and prizes to the winning screenwriters in ten different genre categories, including a $10,000 Grand Prize. Most importantly, by entering the competition all contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts read by industry professionals currently in search of new talent.

Contest info:PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

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