ScreenCraft, which announced their first ever Screenwriting Fellowship contest in November, today reported three contest's winners. Presented by Celtx, the Fellowship offers career opportunities for rising screenwriters to meet with entertainment executives and talent managers. The winners are:
- T.A. Snyder, for his feature "Dead Men"
- Robert Haffey, for his feature "Men of Violent Means"
- Amanda Parham, for her drama pilot "D.O.C."
Of 1200 submissions from around the world, the three were selected with advice from NBC's Writers on the Verge instructor Jen Grisanti and "Touchback" director Don Handfield. The winners will be officially rewarded at the WGA East Awards on Feb. 1.
"The level of talent in this group of writers really excited and inspired me," Grisanti said. "They have unique voices that show the potential of going the distance. Their stories reflect that they have something strong to say. I look forward to seeing their growth in the business."
As winners of the fellowship, Snyder, Haffey and Parham will receive one-on-one development with ScreenCraft and a $1,000 stipend and round-trip travel to Los Angeles to be mentored one-on-one by industry professionals including Grisanti, Handfield, and Michael Colleary, UCLA screenwriting professor and writer of "Face/Off" and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
These winning writers will also meet with a literary agent from one of the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm) and with development executives and industry representatives at such companies as: Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Mosaic Media, Kaplan/Perrone, and Participant Media.