Punker and Prophet reached the semi-finals of the Fifteenth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest, which this year received over 1600 entries. The winner, chosen by Francis Ford Coppola, was Kendra Arimoto’s Starshine and Clay: https://www.zoetrope.com/contests/screenplays-2018/
The Emergence won the award for Best Television Pilot Program or Series for the month of January at L’Age D’Or International Arthouse Film Festival in Kolkata. It will automatically be a nominee for the 2019 Pigeon D’Or® award in October. The Emergence (now also a feature script) is an action-adventure drama set in the future that features a Muscogee sister and brother as central characters.
“Lectures on Poetry” has made North of Oxford’s “Most-Read” list for 2018. This year’s line-up was truly international, including poets from Bulgaria, Australia, the U.K. and the Caribbean. Thanks to editors Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter. See: https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/
“Don-John’s Disappointed Mam” won the Best Short Screenplay Award today at the Georgia Shorts Film Festival at the Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema. It was a beautiful day in Atlanta with tens of thousands turned out for the Pride Festival in nearby Piedmont Park. Many thanks to Caroline King, the Georgia Shorts Festival Director, for staging the event and for the generous reception and awards ceremony at Apres Diem following the screenings. And congratulations all around to the other finalists in the Short Screenplay category: “I-16” by Margina Sisson, “Jen Again” by Jennifer Hurvitz, “The Adventurer’s Diary” by Jean Maye, and “The Light Dares to Desert Me” by Eriah S. Howard. See: https://info.filmfestivalcircuit.com/georgia-shorts-film-festival