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!
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
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.
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
|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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