The 2007 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
NEWS UPDATE


Now in its fourth year, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition has rapidly become one of the most important sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide. Since receiving their awards, many of the contest's winning screenwriters have landed writing assignments, secured representation, and signed option agreements on their winning scripts, and several PAGE Award winners now have movies in various stages of production and release.

Among the most recent PAGE success stories:

The 2004 Gold Prize-winning short ABSOLUTE ZERO, by Aussie screenwriter Alan Woodruff, has completed production and is currently on the international film festival circuit. The movie recently won the jury prize for Best Short Film at the Trimedia Festival (USA), and it will also be screened this year at Rebelfest (Canada), Golden Lion (Africa), the Chennai Film Festival (India), and the Durango Film Festival (USA).

A few weeks after the 2006 PAGE Awards were announced, Silver Prize-winning TV writer Davah Avena was signed by the Kaplan, Stahler, Gumer, Braun Agency.

After a flurry of interest, Lisa Yoffee has optioned her 2006 Gold Prize-winning family film JEKYLL & HEIDI to L.A. producer Bob Abramoff.

Point Zero Pictures has just optioned the dark comedy spec KEEPSAKE by 2005 Bronze Prize winner Drina Connors Kay. Kay was also recently hired by Point Zero to write a feature based on an idea by producer/director Miklos Philips.

2004 Gold Prize winner Jennifer Vandever has optioned the film rights to her novel THE BRONTE PROJECT to New York-based Orchard Pictures. The book was originally published by Random House and Three Rivers Press, and is now on sale at Amazon.com. Nisha Ganatra is attached to direct the film.

The comedy feature JUPITER LANDING, by 2006 Bronze Prize winner Zack Van Eyck, is now available on DVD through Netflix, as well as at: www.jupiterlandingthemovie.com. Van Eyck's new comedy script THE EIGHTH HOUSE is slated for production this summer in Salt Lake City, produced by Chad Russey. And Van Eyck also just sold his fifth short film script, THE MESSENGER, to producer Gil Pinon. Pinon is scheduled to shoot the movie this spring in southern Germany.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2007 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition. The regular entry deadline for this year's contest is this Thursday, March 15th, and late entries will be accepted through April 30th. Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will once again be presented to the winning screenwriters in nine different categories, along with extensive publicity and industry exposure.

For more information please visit: www.internationalscreenwritingawards.com