Good morning Stage 32 Family! Can you believe that we are already halfway through July?! This summer is flying by and the successes keep piling up for our writers! We’ve had the privilege of hearing directly from a few of our writers in recent weeks as they tell their success stories! But those are just a fraction of the success our community members are enjoying this summer!
First, I want to send a huge shout out to the winner of our 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest, Greg Mania, with his project, “Mania”! Greg is a hilarious writer and you will be hearing more about him very soon. Soon he will be on his way to LA to meet with managers, executives, and producers through Stage 32!
Greg Mania, the winner of our 4th Annual Comedy Writing Contest!
And while we’re on the subject of screenwriting contests, this Wednesday is the FINAL DEADLINE for our 5th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest. This is the big one and we brought in some heavy hitters to judge this year. We have judges from Gersh, Good Fear Management, Verve, Elevate, and more all coming in to read projects and personally meet with the winner! If you have not entered this contest yet, get on it! This contest launches screenwriting careers!
Speaking of career advancement, I wanted to do a quick recap and send a big congratulations out to the writers who have secured meetings or been requested in June and July! With all of the success in the recent months, we have a lot to be excited about!
In June, writer/director Lee Sternthal asked to meet with Gaelyn Whitley Keith for the project, Dreamland after providing Premium Coverage on the project. Agustine Calerone requested a meeting wtih Ronald Mondz after reviewing the First 10 Pages of Med School. Manager David McInerney of Macro Management requested a to read the proejct For Her written by with Alyssa Carter after hearing the pitch during a pitch session. Producer David Harris requested the script The Last War from Carroll Brown, a project from Keith Betts, and No Angel from Joshua Katz.
Manager and Producer Julia Verdin of Rough Diamond requested Black Rose by Axzavia James and Highly Suitable from Gail Hallman. Producer Francisco Ordonez requested an introduction to Lynne Ashe after a First 10 Review of her project, Scuppernongs. Jordan Garrett of Buffalo 8 also asked to read For Her from Alyssa Carter after a pitch session. And Producer Graham Bradstreet requested Hope in Paris from Donnalyn Vojta, Strings Attached from Mays A. Saffar, Stalag Dixie from Lynn Morris, and Shooting Stars from Michael Lederer.
And July has even more awesome success stories! I can’t wait to let you know about all the great things going on this month for our writers! Stay tuned! In the meantime, please join me congratulating our fellow screenwriting members for their success in June! Keep it up and keep me posted!
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