Edwin LaNotte McDonald IV

Edwin LaNotte McDonald IV

Active/Digressive Entertainment
Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
May 2015
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About Edwin

I am an optioned screenwriter who has worked as a screenwriter-for-hire. I have also directed a number of short films, a few of which have received film festival recognition. I received my MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University and my BS in Television, Film, & New Media Production from San Diego State University. I have written scripts that have won awards and have placed as a Finalist, Semi-Finalist, or Quarter-Finalist in over ten competitions. My goal is to have a feature screenplay produced, but I would be happy to have one purchased.

Unique traits: I have a unique knowledge of grammar. I would love to say that my grammar knowledge is "most unique", but the word unique cannot be modified since it is already in its superlative form.

Awards

  • Top 20% ~ Nicholl Fellowship ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2013)

  • Second Round ~ Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2013)

  • Quarter-Finalist ~ Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2013)

  • Top 20% ~ Nicholl Fellowship ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2011)

  • Finalist ~ Sundance Screenwriters Lab ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2011)

  • Finalist ~ Bluecat Screenwriting Competition ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2011)

  • Honorable Mention ~ Creative Screenwriting Magazine AAA Screenplay Contest ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2011)

  • Finalist ~ Scriptapalooza Teleplay Competition ~ Reno 911!: The Magic Man (TV spec, Writer)
    (2007)

  • Quarter-Finalist ~ Scriptapalooza Teleplay Competition ~ Monk: Mr. Monk's Evil Twin (TV spec, Writer)
    (2007)

  • Cecil Award ~ Best Feature Screenplay (Chapman University) ~ Space Cadets (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2006)

  • Location Filmmaking Award & Scholarship (Chapman University) ~ The Telemarkenator (Super 16-mm short film, Writer/Director)
    (2004)

  • Pacific Southwest Emmy Award Winner: Best Student Entertainment Film ~ Sweethearts (35-mm short film, Writer/Director)
    (2002)

  • Bare Bones International Film Festival: Audience Choice Award Winner (Sweethearts, 35-mm short film, Writer/Director)
    (2002)

  • The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Scholarship ~ Some Like It Spicy! (16-mm short film, Writer/Director/Producer)
    (2001)

  • The Pacific Southwest Emmy Award Scholarship ~ Some Like It Spicy! (16-mm short film, Writer/Director/Producer)
    (2001)

  • The Time Warner Cable Scholarship ~ Some Like It Spicy! (16-mm short film, Writer/Director/Producer)
    (2001)

  • Golden Pencil Award (SDSU) ~ In the Land of the Free (feature screenplay, Writer)
    (2000)

Education

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