Stark Screenplay Winners Announced in Santa Barbara
by Aaron Krach
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival awarded Scott Spaulding the
First Prize in the Peter Stark Screenwriting Competition. His screenplay,
“Drawing Life,” follows a young man who moves back home after college with
high debt and no job skills. The award carries a $5000 prize, an
introduction to a Hollywood agent, and a public reading during the festival.
The Second Prize went to Steven Manners and Jane Walker Lloyd for “Black
Butterflies,” about the scientist who invented lobotomies.
There were two Honorable Mentions: “Street of Lost Joys,” by Joan Lloyd and
“The Monk,” by Alan Condren. Both winners will receive certificates.
Producer Ray Stark, known for his philanthropic contributions to the arts,
sponsored the competition, which was named after his late son, Peter. The
awards will be handed out during closing night festivities, March 15, 1998.