SANTA ANA WINDS, an L.A. noir thriller, placed as a Semi-finalist in Zoetrope's 1st Annual Screenplay Competition (2003), and in the Semi-finals of the 10th Annual Writer's Network Competition (2003). In 2006, WINDS placed in four competitions: Austin (Second Round), Writers on the Storm (Quarters), the Writer's Network (Top 77 Semi-finalist) and WriteMovies.com (Finalist). In 2010, WINDS placed as a Finalist in ACEFEST'S Great American Screenplay Competition.
Interned for the Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program in L.A. (2002) and recommended future productions, such as KING OF CALIFORNIA, produced by Alexander Payne and starring Michael Douglas and Evan Rachel Wood.
Comedy/Satire spec THE OTHER STAR WARS won 4th place in StoryPros International, qualified as a Nicholl Quarterfinalist, and 2016 Final Draft Big Break Finalist (Top 5 Features) and Quarterfinalist for the |2nd Annual Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Contest.