Posted by Amanda Toney

The 2nd annual Stage 32 Comedy Screenwriting Contest brought in some incredible talent from all over the world. Our judges, who were from Paradigm Agency, Vertigo Entrainment, Lionsgate's LOL Network (Kevin Hart), Big Beach Films, Romark Entertainment, New Wave Entertainment and MXN Entertainment all told us how funny the finalist scribes were. We're excited to feature our Grand Prize Winners, an incredibly talented writing duo from Los Angeles and Las Vegas,Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh, for their feature script SHORE BREAK.

As we always say, Stage 32 is all about access and exposure for our community, so this week Keith and Anthony are flying to Los Angeles and are having meetings all around town with Lionsgate's LOL network (Kevin Hart's company), Romark Entertainment, Amasia Enertainment, Art/Work Entertainment, Paradigm, Big Beach and Panay Films.

 

Wish them luck as they get traction on their script!

 

 

Grand Prize Winner

SHORE BREAK (Feature)

written by Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh

Fun-loving slackers try to save a Jet Ski rental business from a hotelier hell-bent on privatizing the beach.

 

2nd Place Winner - Feature

RED VELVET

written by Tom Radovich

A baker discovers that a Millennial’s red-velvet cake puts all who eat it under the power of a demon and must find a way to break the spell before the dessert is sent to VIPs around the world.

 

2nd Place Winner - TV (tie)

HAPPY TRAILS: WHEN IN BUMBLEF*CK

written by Kayla Baken

A Manhattanite must turn her inherited camp-for-grown-ups into a success before the WASPs at the Jewish Retirement Center across the lake get her shut down for good.

CLAN/DESTINE

written by Matt Shafeek

 A female e-sport guru crashes the boys-club scene, desperate to win a multi-player gamer tournament in order to survive financially.

 

 

And, a huge congratulations to all of our finalists:

Comedy Feature Screenplay Finalists

Title Writer
GAME OF STRIKES Caroline Hopkins
MAKE LIKE RABBITS Aaron W. Sala
MOURNING WOOD Patrick Bradley-Moore
ONE LAST BATCH Joshua Poley & Philip Cappell
SAVING GRACE Thuy Hugens
SOUL MATE Paul Rothbart
SQUAD GOALS Jack Savige
TWO SINGLE GUYS IN PARIS Brian Levy & Chris Livingston
WAIT AND HOPE Matt de Casanove

 


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