ScreenCraft has announced the three winning recipients of the Second Annual Screenwriting Fellowship. Presented by Celtx, the annual fellowship is designed to advance the careers of emerging screenwriters through ongoing consultation and introductions to key entertainment industry leaders. From over 2,000 applicants, the three chosen writers include:
Jeffrey Field, for his feature script “Jacksonville” – a seriocomic crime thriller centered on a wounded Army vet who rescues the scion of an illegal arms dealing family from kidnappers only to have her blackmail him into killing a key trial witness against her family.
Mark J. Stasenko Jr., for his feature script “Losing Touch” – a suicidal young divorcé sentenced to a mandatory stay in a psych ward discovers a whole new kind of madness when he befriends his elderly schizophrenic roommate.
Kevin P. Taft, for his feature script “The Boys Who Cried Wolf” -a horror film about two young brothers who fake a haunting in their home in a last-ditch effort to keep their parents from divorcing, only to be targeted by a real demonic presence they must then fight all alone.
These three writers will each receive a $1000 writing grant and a trip to Los Angeles for one-on-one screenplay development and mentorship with entertainment industry luminaries, including screenwriter Scott Neustadter (“The Fault in Our Stars”), producer Jordan Horowitz (“The Kids Are All Right”), producer ;Michael Costigan (“Brokeback Mountain”) and consultant Jen Grisanti. Additionally, the winners will meet with literary agents and managers from select firms including the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm) and at Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Mosaic Media, Kaplan/Perrone, 3Arts Entertainment, Participant Media, Heretic Literary Management and Treehouse Pictures.
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